Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Mitch is a high school teacher from Etobicoke, and he brings his Grade 12 class every year to our ashram. They came with their curiosity while visiting various spiritual institutions on a field trip for the day.
I sensed they liked their hour or so in the temple portion of our facility. Mitch told me that one of the girls in the group could walk on her hands. She, born of Delaware-Cree parents, succeeded in doing just that, at my request, during our exercise in kirtan. Tony, and two other male students—I didn’t catch everyone’s names—got into their own freelance dance inside our formed circle. Mitch also took a turn, dancing in that circle.
The class had lots of questions on a philosophical note. I try to keep everything rather interactive during these sessions. The students were handed flower petals, and, after chanting mantras together, strew them at the feet of Srila Prabhupada’s murti (statue), a daily traditional practice found in Vaishnava temples around the world.
I noticed the group was diverse in ethnic background, and intelligent and attractive, physically. They looked like models, a good percentage of them. Ultimately what’s in the heart is important and to that end, we need to reorganize its beauty.
One chap asked about dealing with the sex urge and briefly I expressed that we have to learn to resist, and that every time there’s some excitement, we must consider time, place and circumstance. A word of advice was, “Before you are intimate with someone be good and ready—psychologically, economically, etc. Be ready to take care of the person for a lifetime.”
May the Source be with you!