From Wet Mop to Snow
Today I was not going to move my legs in the usual fashion as a walker. Deliberating on the situation, I noticed one of our floors in the building required some TLC, and that was Govinda’s floor. That floor I tackled with a broom, dustpan and wet mop. My legs received a different stretch by executing the process. I had one hour’s time.
Being that it was Sunday, people came by for a viewing the deities and also the local swami, who happens to be in the building. Exchanges with some of these pilgrims were brief. They wore masks and we kept apart a suitable distance.
Govinda’s also had attendance, but for take-out only. And that’s why I wanted to get that floor done, along with the adjoining washroom, before the patrons came in.
I always feel better, tons better, when the place is hygiene-clean and tidy. I got peace of mind. I also know how our guru, Prabhupada, felt about our cleanliness. It’s next to Godliness. He actually made a point about it and that was before we secured this building, a former Christian church. That was in ‘75. His remark was that the space must be clean, once we got the building, otherwise rats will come.
I guess we must see the temple/ashram as a deity itself. Most certainly it is the house of Krishna and, therefore, deserves our love and attention.
I went to sleep, woke up early, and took a walk through our first snowfall.
May the Source be with you!