Irving is from Durban, South Africa and has been living in the UK for 10 years. He recently became a Buddhist and has a wish to teach Dharma in the future.
It’s Monday. I had very little sleep being blissed out by all the flow of Dharma. I decided to write a tune about it all. Then went to have some breakfast in the food hall. Today brought up some delusions.
I found speaking to some other people made me feel that is not an uncommon human condition. Being on the security team allows me to mingle with many different people with all different points of view. I also noticed there are lessons in every situation in life. Dharma lessons abound.
Having the chance to practice Dharma is like being a lighthouse guiding a kayak through rough seas. Ultimately not learning how to paddle will result in us going off course but we also have a chance to get to shore with the light guiding us.
But bliss and peace will come from understanding our suffering, without understanding our suffering it is all pointless. Today I realised all the people at Festival are Sangha/family. L.O.V.E. is all embracing, so everyone is equal.
The lunch at 2pm was really interesting because being a coeliac sufferer, vegetarian food is nutritious – plates and plates of salad. Met some really happy people from all walks of life and my workmates are like my brothers and sisters.