Are You A Fly?
The message broadcast this morning read something like this: “There is a fly and it is always going to the sore (or the infection). Then there is the bee and it makes its way to the essence of the flower (to produce honey). When you find fault in others consistently, you are like a fly. And when you are one to spot the good qualities in someone, you are likened to the honey bee. A Vaishnava (saintly person) detects the good in people.”
The message was quoted from Srila Prabhupada, our guru.
Being that Mayapur is a thriving community of Vaishnavas who adhere to bhakti yoga, there is a clear dynamic of relationship-building here. You have people on an international scale, from all over the world. You have generations of people–babies, teens, adults, and elders.
It is a town of 5000, I’m told, and growing. We have our own unique culture here with houses, schools, temples and other facilities. Neighbouring people from the local Hindu and Muslim communities come here for some employment. The situation is such that most try to get along with each other, bringing to the table, so to speak, many strengths and qualities.
There have been some minor rifts in the past. It is expected. We are human. But by and large unity must remain strong. When you have the spiritual component it is possible.
May the Source be with you!