As I walked from university,
down the road,
what did I see?
A family of pheasants,
1 – 2 – 3!
and above the fence,
a single sweetpea.

When I got to my car,
what did I see?
A £50 parking ticket,
just for me.


O son of Kuntī, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.

Bhagavad Gita 2.14


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2 responses to “Today.

  1. Kap

    £50 is a small price to pay for such a lovely memorable scene no?!

  2. Rangavati dasi

    Dear Jahnavi: All glories to your service to the young and old people in this wonderful movement of Lord Krishna.
    I love your sight and the fact that you take the time to chronicle your life and share it with so many.
    I enjoyed meeting you this summer in Alachua and watching you dance with our home girls.
    You will remember me more as Nadia’s mother and Nirmala’s sister.
    Congradulations to your parents for the 25 years of marriage and great example to you, your sister and the bigger family of devotees around the globe.
    Much Love,
    Rangavati dd

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