Reflections

Whenever we consider travel, we always have to look for a pair of the very solid shoes... This is a very important thing that I learned from the recent Hari's lecture.

The roads may be hard, but we need to reach our destination without harm. Therefore, we have to be prepared… We have to have protection we can rely on, as we may face so many challenges, being on our own. And what I find is good for me, I was reflecting? My shoes have to be especially strong, as things for me so often go wrong…

There are two things that help me often in the time of challenges: this is intuition, and the common sense. The funny combination! So, here I am today, on the road, and want to share with you my experiences.

Coming out of our comfort zone, we face different winds, and mostly this is the winds of minds and conceptions. So, recently I was blown by a wind of a Christian conception while dealing with some people from an elderly generation, and I let it carry me for a while to be able to feel the breath and flavor of the wind. And it is beautiful. The mind setup of the believe is based on mood of love, the love of Father and the Son, and even more than that, the love of Mother. Selfless, caring, and desperate sometimes, this love is one of the basic things that moves us forward. Vatsalya bhav… Who reached it, have a very firm faith in God, and have relationships, and His protection, as so many instances of saints have been shown to us, and are still happening – a recent narration about one saint carried me on this wave, very far from this daily world, bringing new realizations.

So, as the mercy of the Lord is unlimited, He gives us unlimited opportunities for realizations, although, often times distracted, we don’t see them. But He keeps on sending us the letters, written in different ways, and in different languages. He learns our languages too, and sends us hints that we can understand Him, if we just desire to… So did Lord Jagannath so many years ago, now I understand what He has meant as He was giving hints that time very clearly… And that is His supreme mercy – to be present in every thing of this world in a form of His most sublime consciousness. And here Lord Caitanya is our most precious guide – as we remember what he said. And what He meant? That name of the Lord will be heard in every corner of the world is not to simply save the fallen souls. It is a statement that every corner of the world, no matter how far, in its every aspect, no matter how big or small, every soul, no matter how defined, is a property of God, and is meant to be offered to Him, as an offering of Love. Radharani’s bhav is so profound that this whole world is an expansion of it, to show the extend of Her Love. The world seems to be separated from God, but this is only meant to be so to feel the pain of separation, to reveal the deepest feelings which cannot be revealed in union. It is created out of Love, as there is nothing else than that…

So where am I on this road of spiritual adventure? I cannot say exactly, but I can say for sure that I am still on this road, and many saints are here too, so probably I may not be lost :) Most likely not, since I met here the most special saint who gives me now freedom to express myself in a flow of consciousness, writing these realizations, here on these pages…

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From Triveni

Hi! I am new here, and it feels thrilling to start writing something on my own. Anyway, I will try my best to express some thoughts and realizations since I received a beautiful encouragement to do this recently. This time I would like to share some reflections on the last lecture by Hari about Honesty... It was a very deep topic and it made me thinking - what it actually means to be honest? And why is it so difficult sometimes to be truthful? Then it kind of struck me that it might be some higher purpose in this, like a special arrangement of Mother Nature to press us so hard that we would realize the absurdity of situation we are in - in a situation of a huge contradiction. She is practically provoking us to rebel against the current arrangement and to set new priorities for ourselves... So, while the truth may be a relative thing and subjective, the honesty is something that comes from our heart, when we are connected to our inner self and can hear the inner voice. And to be honest, in it's essence, means to be truthful to our inner deeper feeling. We may call it different names, but the ultimate purpose is to switch from external perception and to have trust in this very fine voice, no matter how hard may be challenges... Well, I may be wrong, but I simply trust in a good character of Mother Nature and her good intentions. Everything has a higher purpose, after all! :)
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