March 15 The Bhagavad Gita

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“You can’t get it wrong and you’ll never get it done.” Abraham-Hicks

I had really great tacos in this restaurant in Boulder last year called Pica’s. If you ever go there, I recommend the Tacos al Pastor. Bomb! They also happen to sell books. I’m not making this up. It’s a Mexican restaurant and they sell books. They also sell beautiful Day of the Dead altars, but I digress. So I was in there last summer and I bought a book: The Bhagavad Gita. Yep, a holy Hindu book (the one that inspired Gandhi) in a Mexican restaurant in Boulder. I know how it sounds, but you never know from whence enlightenment shall spring… so stay ready, friends.

This was a short book as far as holy texts go. I read it in a day. Today. The long and the short of it is this: all roads lead to God. You may think of God as a Being or you may think of God as a State of Mind. You may think that God is in Heaven or that God is in You. Yes to all of that.

Where ever you are and what ever you are doing, keep doing it. It’ll take you somewhere and when you get there you will see if that is truly where you need to be or not. You can’t mess this up, so quit sweatin’ your life. If you are a single mom, start there. If you are an axe murderer, start there. If you are locked up, start there. If you are happy, start there. If you are a drug addict, start there. If you are a drug dealer, start there. If you are healthy, start there. You get the picture. Start wherever you are, dudes.

I wanted to share with you my FAVORITE chant in Sanskrit: The Gayatri Mantra, of which there are many meanings. The simplest being: “O Divine mother, our hearts are filled with darkness. Please make this darkness distant from us and promote illumination within us.” Take it or leave it. I think it is beautiful when sung by Deva Premal.

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