Sunday, 8 May 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Stouffville / Hamilton

Two Towns

The Stouffville group is great; very attentive to the message based on verses 8 and 9 of Chapter Five (Bhgavad Gita). The theme established was what is good separation and what is bad separation?

First of all, Krishna addresses, through the channel of sankhya philosophy, that the body must be seen as separate from the self. For instance, He mentions that merely talking, sleeping, breathing, and even evacuating – all actions of the body – are to be perceived as aloof from the person, the soul. Eventually, the individual within the body must see this distinction.

Ultimately, we must draw the line between matter and spirit. Inevitably, we will separate from this matter. This is favourable separation.

The unfavourable separation, which we initially conceived from time immemorial, was the break-away from God. It was indeed a divorce of sorts. Thus yoga, which means a reconnection with the truth, is what we take up in order to unite. Call it a reunion.

I explained to the group that there are nine methods that allow for this reconnection. Of these nine, the first two – introspective hearing and chanting – are what we concentrated on with a group in Hamilton. Oh, and it was so sweet. We ended up feeling so connected to each other through kirtan. This group only gets together monthly, so naturally we feel separation (the good type) from each other. We had three great drummers where we gathered at Monica’s yoga studio.

May the Source be with you!


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