Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Friday, February 12th, 2016
Nepean, Ontario

In the Freezer

“Winter’s finally set in,” said the dog sitters who took that break for her squatting puppy.  Of course she was speaking to me, although you’ll catch a lot of pet owners to have long conversations with their animals.

Another dog walker braved the powers of winter along this same trail.  Unaffected in spirit, he broke into a smile and noting the wind’s direction he remarked, “It’s great to have the wind on your back, isn’t it?”

I concurred.

I had this dire need to be out in the thick of the cold dynamic, being cooped up inside for some hours.  “Do not be intimidated,” is my motto.  The forces of weather can be fierce.  The beauty of it is that you can take it in a very spiritual way.  It can make the man meek.

As today’s sun fell, so did additional snow.  It did deter some people from coming to the evening’s sanga held in the home of Surendra. Those who turned up were happy for the occasion because this evening we were destined to have fun.

I read from the story of Arjuna’s kidnapping Subhadra.  This would make a stupendous drama.  When I read it I realized I have to be sensitive to some of the audience as these tales are new to their ears and the stories details may fly over their heads. For example, a question may arise such as “How can one approve of kidnapping?”  In actuality Subhadra, the princess, was totally consensual to the relationship with Arjuna, while some family members couldn’t agree- at least in the beginning.

The pastimes of Krishna and His friends require some clarification like most any subject matter. That then should serve to end confusion.

May the Source be with you!

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