Sunday, June 29, 2014

Garden Tour

My friend, Sam, and i went on a garden tour yesterday--the first of the season. It began at the spectacular garden of a British garden designer. We had barely set foot in the garden before Sam was overwhelmed with its utter neatness. "He's a landscape designer," i said. "He has a crew of gardeners."

The next garden we visited was a small garden around a very small house. "Oh, i spend about 2 hours a day in the garden," Caitlin-the-owner said.

How much time do we want to spend meditating--or gardening--each day? An hour in the morning and an hour in the evening leads to a beautiful garden. If we garden--or meditate--all day every day, as we might at a retreat, we will pull a lot of weeds.

How important is your garden to you? How important is meditation to you? Do the first things first.

1 comment:

  1. Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.

    Sri Gita Govinda
    -A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna

    Govinda Lilamrta
    -An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna

    Ananda Vrindavan Campu
    -This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.

    Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)

    Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love

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    The Meeting in the Box

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu

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