Sunday, April 2nd, 2023
Durban, South Africa
My accommodation in Chatsworth, Durban, is quite adequate – a spacious guest room. There is ample room for receiving people. This morning some local devotes came to discuss what steps to take to enhance their Krishna Consciousness. The guidelines I gate included reading all you can about our founder and to take sadhana very seriously. Sadhana refers to the spiritual routines of the day.
For the Sunday Feast (or, The Sunday Love Feast, as they call it), I had suggested, “Why not talk about what love actually is as opposed to lust?” I presented some references to the topic from the Gita, such as the purport of 8.28; however, I opened my talk with a quote from Dr. Seuss. Here it is:
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
I personally thought the quote was cute and relevant. We additionally looked at verse 16.8 from the Gita and suggested the community offer the services of marriage counselling and overall relationship support.
After a great grainless meal, our troupe took to practice and it was hard, but fun work. Some of our crew is new at performance, but they are willing and able. That makes the difference. The Gita, the name of the play, highlights victory over depression.
Oh, and my publication The Saffron Path: Trekking the Globe with The Walking Monk, was going like hotcakes to the community here.
MAY THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU!