Saturday, 22 July 2017

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Regina, Saskatchewan

Words to Reflect On

The Winnipeg show by our boys was well received.  The audience, a wide-ranged demographic, was both enlightened and entertained simultaneously at the Unitarian Universalist Church venue.

In Regina, we performed our “Gita” play, along with Datta’s magic show, and then kirtan by all at the ISKCON Centre on Retallack Street. Every place we go, we aim to please.

Performance isn’t the only objective of our bus program.  The young teens who form our team learn a number of things including how to be “Humble and Kind,” a song someone pointed out to me sung by country singer Mo Grow.  The boys get to take up menial tasks such as cleaning the bunks in the bus and even the washrooms used by them wherever we are each day.  You can call it training.

Each morning we also have a sadhana session where we all sing standard songs to honour guru and Krishna.  I also may be asked to express some words on bhakti.  Today’s verse of choice was about determination, sourced from Bhagavad-gita, Chapter 2, verse 41.  “Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one.  O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are irresolute is many-branched.”

And if I may, I extract from its purport some worthy message.  “Faith means unflinching trust in something sublime.”  And another one. “The highest perfection of Krishna consciousness is renunciation of the material conception of life.” 

Finally, another statement worth noting is as follows: “The whole process depends on perfect knowledge of the soul beyond the conception of the body—not theoretically but practically, when there is no longer chance for some gratification manifested in fruitive activities.”  Commentary by Srila Prabhupada.

May the Source be with you!

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