Moundsville, West Virginia
Other topics on the agenda at
MANtra 2022 were “The Art of Meaningful Association,” “Chasing the Wild
Monkeys: Lust, Addiction and the Power of Healing Association,” “Flourishing as
a Father” and “Compassion as a Man.” Also on the list was our drama “Demon,” as
part of the entertainment section including beautiful chanting by Gaura Vani in
Singing also resounded outside
with millions of crickets at the relatively quiet hours of our morning when a
group of us went zoom zoom around the lake, a small man-made body of
water. This is the home of swans, ducks and, at times soaring above, turkey
vultures, when food below appears to be available.
One feathered friend, a resident
in New Vrindavan, is a peacock. Accustomed to the outdoors is a family of these
handsome creatures. During a presentation one of these fellows, with spread plumes,
came inside while the door was open. He was an uninvited but welcome guest. He
didn’t stay long. He just wouldn’t understand the topic at the time –
pornography and drug/alcohol addiction.
You sometimes wonder why humans
have all the complexities and non-humans, such as the creatures mentioned, have
it so simple. The role of a human could be a curse or it could be a blessing.
When humans take to the principle of dharma it sets them in a truly
organic position. This word dharma should be researched and explored. In
the context of men’s roles, it means to be great providers and protectors. To
be effective in this, men must be strong in the areas of responsibility.
May the Source be with you!