Monday, September 26th, 2016
Chaitanya Hari is staying at the InterContinental Hotel on Front Street and is here on business. He works with Telus and is based in Vancouver. He is a young, promising, business person and his prospects for spiritual advancement also look good. I’ve known him since he was a kid.
I took him south on Yonge Street and then over to Front to his hotel, where he was to retire for the evening before he started business training, and ideas and strategic planning during the next day.
Being from Vancouver, he noted some differences between that city and the current one he’s in. Each place does have its own character and personality. But every place you go to, reveals a similarity—people are driven. People are motivated to forge ahead on some level of progress. Even the homeless are motivated to survive.
Both Chaitanya and I witnessed some people, a few, lying down over the vents where heat rises from the underground traffic. Other more driven men in suits walk with a speed of expectation. In general, there is ambition. That is natural.
It is also natural to look at, or at least ponder, the metaphysical, and consider transcending over the physical world and the freaks of nature. That term, “freaks of nature,” was used by our guru, Srila Prabhupada, to reflect or express the turbulent nature of existence itself.
It’s beneficial to balance our physical and spiritual needs. Do not suppress either.
May the Source be with you!