All Glories To Srila Prabhupada!
Please accept my humble obeisances!
I go to a public school Maharaj and I study the following subjects: English, Maths B, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Chinese and Diploma of Business.
HpS - ASA -- Incredible. What are you plans? It seems like you might go into the diplomatic corp or go into international business and ecology programs.
At the moment, I'm not entirely sure what I want to pursue in the future but I do know that a Business degree is a very broad option that may lead to several different careers that I may use in Krsna's service.
HpS - My question is answered but we addes a couple of ideas.
I know my father always had a desire to open a restaurant or go into the food business, so I do wish to fulfil that at some point. But my mother says it will be like a hobby, secondary to my primary job (steady income). So I still need to study something and perhaps once I'm established, then I can think about prasadam distribution (either in a food van/stall or a restaurant called "Krishna's Kitchen").
Otherwise, I hope this year will reveal to me what I deeply have interest in so that I may be prepared for University.
As for drama teachers, there weren't enough students who displayed interest to take the subject, so in our grade, we don't have drama.
Maharaj, may you bless me with your knowledge and expertise to guide me to a path in which I may enjoy and use it as my service to Lord Krsna.
Hope your health is in good, healthy condition always!
Lakshmi Devi Dasi
HpS - The real thing is coming out of our addiction to the material world. In philosophy did you study Plato's allegory of the cave? We gave the allegory of the cell phone. These bodies are proectors - shadows or smart phone, the movie making machinery behind the thin covering reveals that. We are not these kindeys.
So real life means waking up.
We can play in the drama to help others wake up, preaching, we can play in the drama to stimulate our desire to return to the real world.
For that there is Varna-ashrama-dharma and with psycho-social position as a woman then the natural ashramas are brahmacarini, grhasta and vanaprasta. Always Krsna is our first love, so he sends a nice partner and we both realize that this ashrama is for purification. Natural dharma for women in Vedic culture is to thank Krsna for arranging a nice partner, with a nice family and then use that nice situation to do her part to send them all back home, back to godhead, and let the gopis sort them out.