Success Between Him and Her
I applaud any couple who can do the job of staying together. Although I am an unwavering renunciate, I am a blesser of families. I remain a firm believer in true-hearted couple-ism as much as I hold onto my saffron dhoti(robe).
Vraja Kishor is a happy householder—though not without disagreement with wife, Nitai. They just know, or are constantly learning to know the ropes behind living it out on the foundation of compromise. Their five year old, Arjuna, is a major factor who glues the relationship together.
Vraja looks after me when I come to visit their community in ‘them there hills’ of West Virginia. Happily, they celebrated their 10thanniversary today. I and others, I’m sure, bless them that those ten years will be multiplied by five or six decades. That would be something worthy of having an eggless, processed-sugar-free cake.
A particular ingredient behind the success of a marriage is the spiritually-centric nature of it. Yes, the dharmaside of it teaches compromise and communication. Anything can come to tempt you, to displace you, and when your guard is down, emotions are up and good rationale is ebbed low, then, you can register as a disaster.
Disaster! There are just too many of them today. We don’t need any more to add to the list.
Vraja took me to the Pittsburgh Airport where they only play good classical instrumental music, the type of vibration which keeps couples as one.
Back home in Toronto, I sit in a room with brahmacharis—monks—who respect married men and women. They are content to be as they are, and if any of them choose to marry, we will encourage the loyalty between them and their spouse.
May the Source be with you!