The day was meaningful, but a night stroll on the street was necessary to top it off. For my vegan raincoat—it was a first time. Yes, the rain had to be addressed. Easy, soft-going drops fell from the clouds. I was refreshed.
For a last event before tucking myself in, I picked up Ranchor Prime’s Bhagavad Gita. The subtitle read, Talks Between the Soul and God. I randomly opened up to Chapter 14: verses 21-25. I’ll share what I read.
21. Arjuna said,
“What are the signs and behaviours of one who has risen above the three qualities, Lord, and how does one transcend these three (goodness, passion, darkness)?”
22. The Blessed Lord said,
“One who is not averse to illumination, hard work or delusion when they are present, nor desires them when they are absent…
Who is detached, undisturbed by the different qualities, firm in the knowledge that the qualities alone are active…
Who is centered on the self, equal to happiness or distress, to earth, stone or gold, to the desirable or the undesirable, to praise or blame…
Who is unaffected by honour or dishonour, neutral among friends and enemies, who gives up all selfish endeavours…such a person, Arjuna, is said to have transcended the qualities of nature.
I recited one more thing before laying down to rest—the Damodara Song, in English rhyme.
May the Source be with you!