A major high point for me at the Juhu Temple was the great moments of kirtan in the evening. This, of course, involves dancing, and dancing is good. It involves using leg muscles which don’t get used in the course of walking.
The ISKCON complex is somewhat that—complex. For me, it’s like a maze when trying to get around from temple room, to meeting room, to accommodation room. There’s quite a lot of transmigration of body and soul which goes on within the complex.
Yes, I’m intimidated by the outdoors. Traffic is crazy. Weather is hot. Pollution is high. I’m actually relishing the time with peers whom I don’t see for months at a time. We all stay within the complex.
Spiritual advancement is largely dependent on good spiritual company. In fact, it is the major factor behind growth. Therefore, my stay here in Juhu, Mumbai is a true blessing because of all the great comrades I have here.
Mind you, most of them just can’t dance up a storm with the many young males present, who reside as monks in the confines of temple and ashram. But the sit-down and break-out sessions we have together are precious.
One important topic for us is succession planning. Hey, most of the old boys are in their mid to late 60’s. It is time for more delegation and empowerment—time to transfer responsibilities to the ones who can dance.
May the Source be with you!