Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
Mandala and I were driven by the Megabus to Montreal through the night. Bus transportation isn’t the best mode of travel. There’s only one way of moving that I like. Guess what it is?
We took a chunk out of the day to appease the legs. We headed for the Botanical Gardens off of Pie IX Blvd. - always a pleasant place. To reach the gardens from our temple, one passes through the landmark area of the Olympic Stadium. The stadium resembles a space ship and reminds me of other places in the atmosphere where we might venture. It has a futuristic look.
While walking, I was contemplating the incredible vimana (a magnificent aircraft the size of a city, invisible at times) described in the book, Srimad Bhagavatam. Shalva was the name of the captain of that aircraft and he had a rather selfish disposition.
When you delve into other worlds and various means of transport, you do at least become mentally transported.
I hope that I was able to take my listeners, while I was giving class, to some outer limits. I was asked to speak from 18.66 of the Bhagavad Gita on the topic of surrender. It is generally understood that when you alter your consciousness to a higher level of being, then you have the freedom to travel to other spheres beyond the earthly plane. Once going to the optimum place, known as Vaikuntha, you never wish to return to this world of struggle, of birth and death.
May the Source be with you!