A Monk’s Saturday
I actually enjoyed doing more of those priestly-type duties today, such as attending a home blessing where I gave a message to the family and invitees. I also visited a young couple’s home along with their newborn, Manjari. A baby blessing.
There was also a spontaneous sanga, home visit. It’s been two years since I last visited them. A pleasant obligation.
Also I attended a set meeting. One congregation had an issue with a member and a number of us sat to discuss, resolve and care for all concerned. That was a very wholesome exercise and it was an opportunity for everyone to grow.
So, I travelled some turf, some distance, to get to the various destinations, but, unfortunately, none of it was executed with leg power. I was driven everywhere. It was practical in order to reach each appointment.
No high pressure involved in the above programs. All went less formal and more casual and the one-on-one connections at some of the venues were really nurturing.
At one home where Manjari, the two-week old infant lives, a vast entree of food was presented. It was temptingly rich and I had to courteously refrain from most of the items to address my gout issue. I was proud of resisting, but felt bad for the host and cook who had set out to please.
Something to share:
“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.” G.M. Trevelyan
“The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.” Jacqueline Schiff
May the Source be with you!