Saturday, January 16, 2010

Bhakti Without Expectations: The Tale of the Seal

Sunday is just around the corner, and before the presentation panic mode activates, we have yet another example that we can perhaps squeeze into our presentations.

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen had an unusual encounter with a leopard seal while out photographing Antarctic wildlife. Watch him recount his story below.

The link? Just as the seal continued to try to feed Paul for four days, it did so without expectation. It was trying to provide for Paul regardless of receiving something in return. That principle encompasses the bhakti of Akshar, namely Gunatitanand Swami.

Another way this video could be used is in explaining the nurturing relationship of our guru and how relentless he is in taking care of us. I mean, the seal kept up its attempts for four days!

Talk about Mother Nature.

1 comment:

  1. We used this in sabha yesterday, and it worked well in depicting the selfless nature of Gunatitanand Swami's bhakti towards Shriji Maharaj. The music and story hook the audience, and it's short.