Forest Hill, Toronto
Taking in a Short Stroll
The evenings appear to be the
only favorable time for taking that stroll, and even then, you start sweating
within ten or even five minutes of movement. It’s the moisture in the air. If
someone says humidity brings about humility then I wouldn’t argue the point.
I found that at least there was a
breeze where I sat, on a bench on the grounds of the Toronto City Archives. This
is the time of year for heat and also dryness. In the night crickets are
abound. In wet areas frogs make their presence known. A lovely skunk came
nearby. It held up its tail in defense of my presence. I was fortunate not to
be hit by any of those spraying creatures. Apparently, the spray released is
called “thiol,” something that contains a sulfur/hydrogen bond. I’ve been
lucky. The smell can be quite repulsive.
Today was the last day of
Vaisesika and Nirakula’s visit. In the class Vaisesika offered some advice or
direction for the temple residents to follow. These helpful guidelines are as
1) Look at your ATTITUDE. I live to be corrected. I bear no grudges.
2) Work on INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENT. Even beginning with the smallest commitment, progress can be made
3) CONTROLLING THE TONGUE. Don’t
talk behind someone’s back. Also, don’t over eat.
Good concepts and practices!
May the Source be with you!