SLOKA OF THE DAY:
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 3 Text 28
tattva-vit tu maha-baho
guna gunesu vartanta
iti matva na sajjate
tattva-vit--the knower of the Absolute Truth; tu--but; maha-baho--O mighty-armed one; guna-karma--of works under material influence; vibhagayoh--differences; gunah--senses; gunesu--in sense gratification; vartante--are being engaged; iti--thus; matva--thinking; na--never; sajjate--becomes attached.
One who is in knowledge of the Absolute Truth, O mighty-armed, does not engage himself in the senses and sense gratification, knowing well the differences between work in devotion and work for fruitive results.
Lately I have been doing my japa outdoors in some very nice settings. A couple of days ago it was, first, in a grove of Magnolia trees and then, later that day, in a grove of Hathornes. I love the outdoor setting; it brings me closer to Vrindavan.