My dear godsister, Sudharma Devi Dasi travelled for many years and shared Krsna consciousness through the Pacific Northwest, the Phillipines, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore helping to establish temples cultivating many in Krishna consciousness, holding home programs and sharing the books and teachings of Srila Prabhupada.
She now lives in Alachua, Florida where she’s started the 24/7 Alachua Community Radio show. Here is the link to it. https://krishna108.airtime.pro
She wrote this thoughtful piece (below) about living Beyond Duality in this world with kindness, while honoring our own and others’ imperfections.
Read her words and be inspired!
To listen to an audio recording of Sudharma devi dasi’s piece, Beyond Duality,
please click on the play button below:
For every sun beam, there is a shadow
But not every shadow is simply a darkness, it can also be a cooling respite from the sun.
For everything good, an underside to the belly
For every warmth, there is a tear
For every cruelty, a kindness
But every tear is not of cruelty, some are born of kindness….and similarly, not every warmth is a kindness, but can be a cruelty
For every right there is a left
To north, there is a south
But if you travel far enough north, you will eventually find you are heading south.
For every gift, a price has been paid
For every song, an ear that could not hear
For every beauty an eye that could not see
In every heart an imperfection, a love to give and a heart that hurts
You want to be near enough to the fire to warm your hands and feet, but not too close, or you may burn.
The world is wrapped in duality.
So, how do we see God?
By rising beyond the duality.
We can love the sun for its warmth and find the shade in the shadow.
Sudharma Devi Dasi