Thursday, 15 September 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The Annex, Toronto

Reflect on High Character


Mitch poked his head in the doorway of the temple room when we were engaged in drama practice. He just had a nutritious meal at Govinda’s Restaurant along with his companion. I haven’t seen Mitch for quite some time (due to covid), when he would bring his philosophy students to hear from us about the Gita. He just retired, doesn’t look 65, in fact he’s energetic and has a youthful zest. His companion, Tyler, will take over the course. Tyler possesses the same kind of enthusiasm as Mitch. I think we will be seeing him again.

Our play, “Demon” is in its preparatory stage, poised for the upcoming MANtra retreat. Female parts are given to the males from our Bhakti Academy group. I’m happy that we have some versatility amongst us.

I received an email from a Mayapur resident that I’m highly missed in India for the thespian presentations I conduct each February. I hear from other sources that the community there is starving for enlightening entertainment. Whatever I have been able to assemble in the way of drama is basically community theater, a mix of amateur/professional/devotional presentation.

Apart from the rich rehearsal, I was blessed to deliver two classes from both the Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita today, covering the subject matters of detachment from the world, equal position in happy and stressful conditions, and cultivation of love as in the tradition of heroes like Arjuna, Draupadi and the very aging Bhisma, etc. It is important to reflect on individuals of high character.


May the Source be with you!

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