Monday, 31 May 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Ramsden Park, Toronto


The Last Straw/The Last Verse


It happens frequently enough — poor Wi-Fi reception. Every Thursday I conduct a class hosted by a sweet couple in Florida. Practically every week, over the course of my call, which is actually a Bhagavad-Gita class, I get disconnected and end up disappointing both those on the call and myself. This is a managerial problem that must be solved. The class unfortunately had to terminate, so far as my delivery was concerned. However, two people on the call, Murari Gupta from Florida and Gaurachandra from Calgary, both initiates of mine, stepped up and continued the class.


Our lesson was from 9.34 of the Bhagavad Gita, which, in many ways, offers sound advice with regard to meditation and it’s practical follow up. The message is that regardless of what happens we are encouraged to remember Krishna and all his transcendence; whether it be His form, His activities, His relationships, His home, etc.


When all else fails in the realm of looking for refuge then we look to the embodiment of God in full beauty, warmth and kindness.


The verse is a grand wrap-up to a powerful chapter entitled “The Most Confidential Knowledge.” By the entire chapter we are encouraged to absorb ourselves with Krishna’s presence in all things and in all we do. Although I feel somewhat disappointed, I should not fail to remember Him.


May the Source be with you!

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