Rama to Shabari: “Listen, O good lady, to My words. I recognize no other relationship except that of devotion. Despite caste, kinship, lineage, piety, reputation, wealth, physical strength, numerical strength of family, accomplishments and ability, a person lacking in devotion is of no more worth to me than a cloud without water.”
- Ramcharitmanas of Tulasi Das: Aranya-kand: 34, 2-3
We are divine. Live up to it!
Our frustration with our imperfections stem from our inherent perfection, and not from our suposed sinful nature. Our body and mind continually fluctuate and will continue to do so as long as we have a body and mind. But we are not our body or our mind. Our frustration is not with our “self” but with what is blocking us. We are frustrated when we do not behave with dignity. So behave with dignity. This is sadhana. This is tapasya.
- Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati
Hanumanji on his way to the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Hanuman Temple in Taos, NM - making a pit stop in Arroyo Seco, NM.
Hanuman Murti destined for the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram & Hanuman Temple in Taos, NM - a rare look at Hanumanji before painting.
Lord Nityananda and Lord Chaitanya with Sri Sri Radha Krishna in the background
Trevor Hall by Ganesh Photogarphy