Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii

By The Sands

Madan Gopal, originally from Oklahoma, had settled down here on the island of Oahu. He was kind enough to drive me to the south shore where we could enjoy a brief walk to Magic Island, which is actually a peninsula. The distance wasn’t much, as the divine pressures of time propelled us to make it for the 7:30 darshan at the temple.

Later in the day, Gurudev and Madan drove us to the island’s far western corner, where a famed lighthouse is situated. There we hit the sand allowing ourselves to be by the ocean’s waves, which swept up a number of those blue bottle jellyfish. The blue bottle bear this toxic, nematocysts that sting you and leave a paralyzed feeling. I know little about the blue bottle, but I’ve seen them in the water in Durban with their long tentacles. It reminds me of the numerous sea creatures that are actually a bit dangerous.

It is awesome how there is this diversity of living entities that populate the water and the world, some of which come across as seemingly hateful. Perhaps human beings excel in this area. There is the statement by Nikola Tesla, inventor of many things, who said, “If your hate could be turned into electricity, it could light up the world.”

On the brighter side, Gurudev had hosted a number of people to his home, where he asked that I speak about a number of experiences on the road. In the group was Balabhadra, renowned for his sustaining cows and training oxen. He flew from his home in Florida to see his mom who just turned 100. A letter was sent from Obama’s office congratulating her.

May the Source be with you!

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