Krishna Das, Harmonium bina

After meditation this morning, I played a few Bhajans on this old harmonium, usually puts me in a great mood, and I’m ready for just about anything.  I was thinking about our challenging times and our many different ways of coping.  How practice can be seen as refuge, but eventually we must come out of our cave and live in this world of ours.

Looking down I noticed the reflection of a window in the harmonium glass. The spring thaw from the roof appeared to be raining upwards, like little gems, and the brilliant reflection framed Krishna Das’s signature “All Love – KD” perfectly.  You could almost hear the angels sing. 

I was transfixed by the simple messge that KD had written many years ago at the Ashram.  It was his response to my question, “How do I live with my doubt” Perhaps it’s that easy.   All Love, Love All.  I felt blessed, to have the time to practice, to have this home studio as refuge, for awareness, for my teachers.

Then I got graspy, got up to get my camera, (why do I do that?) which doesn’t begin to show the beauty of that moment.  Perhaps I could have sat longer, present to the teaching. 

We can’t get back to now, but we can be in it, and practice Aprarigraha, – non-grasping.  I’m still glad for the pic though, so I could share it with you all.

Thanks KD, your message, and your teacher, Neem Karoli Baba’s message lives on.  I will practice this.

Om Bolo Sri Krishna Das Dev Ki  – Jai!

-j

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