Hare Krsna Guru Maharaj,
We are listening to the class right now as a family! We are very very startled by your news. In fact, we were in a bit of a shock and didn't even notice Jahnavi trying to go out the front door (then we did of course). We sincerely will pray to all of our Radha Bankebihari for your fast recovery. We hope, Guru Maharaj, you may be able to go to the doctor soon?? We are just asking because we are concerned!!!
We got up to the baby screams at 4:45. We chanted until 6:30. We were very easily distracted without the ASA association, and started read articles on Alchemy and psychotherapy, Tarot symbology and psychotherapy (Archetypes are so prevalent and the symbology can help those that feel 'stuck'), and Jungian Art therapy. What is interesting is how a lot of these Jungian therapists who write these kind of articles are also Eastern meditation practitioners. Also, so much of therapy these days has to be 'evidenced based' and is very focused on cognitive behavioral therapy, it seems like less emphasis is on symbology, dream work, etc. Jungian therapy and symbology can really help connect people to a understand a person's deeper, more spiritual motives. We talked the other day about Arjuna on the battle field with a client and compared it to the archetype of the "Hero's Journey" thats found in the Odyssey and modern stories such as Star Wars. We talked about how the clients every day problems are similar to Arjuna's. We feel satisfied that Jung is providing this "bridge" to help us explain the BG to others. Even discerning the mind from the intelligence and thereafter the nature of soul and and the Supersoul (if they seem ready for this) has at times come up for those that seem ready. I'm wondering if Jung brings up these concepts? Do you recommend Psychology of Religion: West and East?
HpS - I don't know that book. By Jung? The Kundalini lectures seem good. Even feel inspiration from Prabhupada to use them.
Thank you for the class and your honest attempts to pull the ignorant jiva jagos a little higher and then a little higher as we journey through the spiral hopefully upward. We pray for continued consistency and that our intelligence defeats the mind's pushes towards Dante's Inferno!! We also pray you will stay with us Guru Maharaj. It feels like we are just beginning to take spiritual life a little more seriously (my dear mother found out a speck of white matter on her nose is apparently cancerous today!)
Your aspring servants,
Kamagayatri Dasi and Murari Dasa
HpS - Yes, we had VERY SEVERE chest pains coming at Mangala arati time. We really felt that we were having a heart attack. Maybe so. We chanted, rested, now has gone, but seems that it can come back if we push too hard. Now it is your, turn. You and Murari. Then it will be Aja's etc.