A series of meditations by Kadamba Kanana Swami, using analogies to explain the path of Bhakti yoga.
We went into this forest
Then found an idyllic place
A beautiful pond in the forest
And there were water Lillies
And a swan was paddling around in the water
And it was so beautiful
Oh definitely the mode of goodness
But we had also brought ourselves
And the modes of material nature, they exist within us and without us.
So, without, outside of us we may see the pond with the swan, but if we are, ourselves not in goodness, then when we sit there, and if we are in the mode of passion, then we think…
“Hey, lets have a look and see if that swan can fly! Such a boring place here.” We look for a stone, and throw the stones at the swan to see if the swan can fly.
If we are in the mode of ignorance, we are looking at that beautiful pond which is in goodness, we think… “Ah great place to sleep.” And we just go and sleep.
Therefore we can remember, the modes of material nature, exist outside of us and within us and the two don’t always correspond.
Therefore, we associate with the mode of goodness, so that, externally, so that the external mode of goodness will awaken in us internally the mode of goodness.
Then when we are internally in the mode of goodness, even if around us the world is rajasic, or tamasic, it will not affect us.
Even if around us the world is in passion, and ignorance, that will not touch us, because internally we will be in goodness.
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