Friday, 6 March 2020

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Noida, India

Noisy Noida

Noida is noisy.  People let off firecrackers everyday.  I guess it makes some of them happy.  From fairly close by, some of us guests heard a bomb go off.  Well, it certainly sounded like that.  The residents and public seem to take little notice.  But the freaks of nature presented themselves.  Serious thunderclaps resounded in the second half of the day.  Lightning flashes invoked the sky, sounding like a crack and a tear of the most terrifying dimension.  All like a threat.  Very little rain came.  But I cannot complain about the weather as temperatures are moderate—below 20 degrees C.

I led the class from the  8th Canto of the Bhagavatam.  It was nice to see our entire drama troupe in attendance.  They are a good bunch.  Some of the members are a little frivolous at times.  Others take their sadhana more seriously.  Sadhana refers to one's ‘work-in’.  You've heard of ‘work-out’ for the physical.  ‘Work-in’ is for nurturing the soul.  In the class, we highlighted virtues over vices.

The resident monks are so kind to our group, providing us with the best yoga food ever.  We call it prasadam.  This particular food is blessed.

Now for burning off some of those cells, it’s best to walk.  I found the outdoors tough here, because of the quality of the air; it was not good with all the traffic and noise.  I chose to walk the corridors.  My knees felt great today, thanks largely to Jamuna Jivana, who take to my massage at night. 

May the Source be with you!
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