The much awaited visit of the year is here ! HH Bhakti Rasamrita Swami will be in Melbourne for the next 10 days and I attended first of his talk yesterday – Faith in Scriptures.
Maharaj took time to clarify the difference between blind faith and educated faith. He cited so many examples from both the scriptures. srila prabhupada and his own to make everyone understand. The only disappointing part of the evening were (1) mobile phones going off (2) little children making noise; while the talk was going on.
Almost on all mornings, he will be giving Srimad Bhagavatam class which ought not to be missed.
Also looking forward to his talk at Urban Yoga, a place for the general mass of public to start their spiritual education. Yesterday i was asked to choose 3 topics for him to choose from and this is what i came with:
1) City of 9 Gates
The intricate workings of the body, senses, mind and soul. The theme is basically- we know so many things of the world but do we know out own body.
2) Blind Faith
Making one understand that devotees/spiritualists have a structured and scientific process to understanding their life and scriptures and that true religion is not a blind faith.
3) Understanding the 4 Pillars of Spirituality
This topic relates to making one understand how austerity, truthfulness, cleanliness and mercy are an integral part of building ones character and foundation.
Hope one of them works! And more realizations and updates coming up!