Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Monday, January 11th, 2016
Houston, Texas

That Which Is Not

I had arrived in this southern Texas city to attend sangha with god-brothers and sisters. We will discuss dreams and issues (hopefully, that will require no tissues). For the afternoon, it’s downtime. The venue for our pow-wow, so to speak, will be located in a community centre, and across from a courtyard is a majestic temple, newly constructed, but fabulously retaining the features and integrity of a south Indian masterpiece of devotion. It’s not my first time here, but at this point, I’m seeing it all structurally complete. A banner affixed to the gate that borders this spiritual fortress reads, “Coming Soon – Govinda’s – A Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant”. So that is the only thing remaining to be completed by the temple’s side.

In my downtime I certainly engage my legs by walking the neighborhood. At sit down time I read an inspiring piece from the Gita’s intro, and here it is:

“Our very existence is in the atmosphere of non-existence. Actually, we are not meant to be threatened by non-existence. Our existence is eternal, but somehow or other, we are put into asat. Asat refers to that which does not exist. “

That is inspiring because it is put into a penetrating and succinct format. Thank you, author and guru, Srila Prabhupada.

May the Source be with you!

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