To Get Serious
It was certainly nice to be home, which means roll up the sleeves and be some kind of coach. With Billy, our temple coordinator, we went through the men’s ashram—inspection time. It wasn’t so thorough but it was meaningful to go and do more than peek into some of the rooms, for now.
“Too many possessions!” was my thought concerning some of the paraphernalia a few students have accumulated. Mostly it’s devotional material. For example, if everyone has one set of Bhagavatambooks, plus a personal copy of each BBT publication, it tends to take up space.
These days with digital reality, it may not be necessary to be voluminous with paper occupying space.
In any event, an overhaul is due for the future, and that includes a renovation of sorts. It’s been decades now since attention went to how to use the space effectively. We will start approaching the women’s ashram first—also needing to catch up to millennial needs.
We do not have a great number of residents: eleven men, three women. Our facilities are not huge, but a redefinition of space usage is needed, and it’s my passion to see to a change. God help us to achieve such improvements. With the month of Kartik on the lunar calendar, which is in our midst, we begin to concentrate more on Krishna, who becomes serious with childhood antics. In that reflection on His bhaktipranks, His followers are moved to get more devotionally augmented. That is always our meditation and our desired implementation—to make improvements.
My day ended with tweaking, or improving, our drama, which is to be performed at the Parliament of World Religions. That’s a different crew. They are volunteers from outside— congregants who are devotional, all the same. https://www.parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/schedule
May the Source be with you!