Updated: Apr 16
Tuesday, April 4th, 2023
Durban, South Africa
Sadhana (spiritual exercise) is so vital for achieving the human obligation. For traditionalists, such daily practice begins before the sun peeks over the horizon. That time of the day is so conducive for meditation and prayer. One thing I’m so grateful to our guru, Prabhupada, for is this morning program which includes a one-hour hearing or speaking from the Bhagavatam. Today it was my turn to deliver and conduct a Q&A on the topic of the honey which comes from the focus on the divine feet of the Lord. Canto Four of the Bhagavatam speaks about the sweet and rich nature of humility that acts as the foundation for the inner satisfaction of the self.
There is much said about the subject of honey. One saying goes something like, “Honey attracts more flies than vinegar.” From this phrase we gain an understanding that people are drawn to kindness, politeness, smiles, and sweet words as opposed to bitter and sour behaviour. This says much about our need to positive and extract the best out of everything, and the sharing of that essence. We should be like a bee and extricate from a flower the pollen and bear the rich fruit of honey.
Benjamin Franklin spoke about honey, saying that if your pot of honey is empty, then it can be found at the mouth. If our lips are moist with sweet words for others, then that offers so much encouragement. This practice can be contagious. That is why we begin the day with hearing, seeing, and speaking a sweetness that resonates with the soul and should carry throughout the rest of the day’s hours.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!