Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Berkley, California
Don’t Mix
Bhagavad-gita, 13.22 states, “The living entity in material nature thus follows the ways of life, enjoying the three modes of nature.  This is due to his association with that material nature.  Thus he meets with good and evil amongst various species.”
The above divine verse is what I spoke about at the Berkley ISKCON temple, this evening.  It’s a favourite.  We have there another one of those endorsements for reincarnation and the subject of duality.  The superior energy, purusha, mixes with the inferior energy, prakriti, and then something happens—good and bad—through various life forms.
What does this mean, simply?  To stop the mixing we must extricate ourselves from such strong identification with this inferior energy which always changes and cannot be trusted.  One scholar, Chanakhya, said, “Don’t trust in asat, the temporary.  Trust in sat, the permanent.”  Krishna, the Source, is permanent.
I was happy to see Guru Das join us for the program in Berkley.  He is a genuine kind-hearted person.  Also Dilip Patel has been a real sweet soul to our party of cross-country travellers, giving us rooms in Pacifica.  Mandala is with us for the weekend and he accompanied me in the walk in 2015 and 2016.  I consider them all my “honey chiles.”
When I think about it, the Divine Intervener, Krishna, surrounds me with such amiable people.  I feel blessed.  Maybe one day I’ll identify less with the prakriti.
May the Source be with you!

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