On May 8th, I went to Radha Govind Dham’s spiritual retreat in Pennsylvania. It included many classes and meditation. One of the classes I took, I had to write a lila (Indian play/story with deity). Below was my lila:
Today, I went to Vrindavan with Radha and Krishna. Krishna told me about his first life on mrityu-lok (Earth). He told me about how he met Radha, and he showed me his beautiful flute. When he played his flute, all I could see was his beauty and his divine glow. His eyes and heart were filled with purity and kindness. Radha was wearing a hand-stitched blue sari (an Indian woman’s attire) with golden flowers. She had gold earrings which matched Krishna’s pendants. Krishna had perfect curly hair with a mukut (crown) on his head. There was a peacock feather sticking out from the right side of the crown. When I asked him why it was on the right side not the left, he answered that it symbolizes the right thing to do. Then, Radha, Krishna and I flew to the United States. Radha and Krishna wanted to do something fun. They wanted to do something thrilling. I thought what would be more thrilling than going to Six Flags Great Adventure park in New Jersey. We were teleported to the park in just seconds. We went on many rides including Six Flag’s specialty the “Kingda Ka” roller coaster. After taking the rides, Radha and Krishna asked what I wanted to do next. I asked to see Krishna’s almighty form. I couldn’t even imagine what I was seeing. I saw all the mountains, rivers, landscapes, and all the living things in the world. Nothing in the world would replace what I saw that day. I requested him to go back in his friendly form. Having seen that, we went back to Vrindavan and had a sleepover. I told them stories while they told me about their divine life. When I woke up in the morning, they both had disappeared, but I knew I would always feel their presence in my heart.
I leave you with a quote: “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” ― Mahatma Gandhi