Friday, November 17, 2006

Parshaad Addicts Anonymous

I am addicted to Parshaad.

No, really. I am addicted to Parshaad.

Ok so not exactly like I have to have it all the time or I stop functioning. But over the last few days, I’ve been thinking about it all the time, and I swear I can smell the aroma a thousand times a day. And not just any Parshaad. That specific type that we are blessed with at Darbar Sahib every morning.

The thought that helps me wake up at 2.30 every morning is Parshaad.

As I walk along the parkarma after seva the thought of Parshaad makes me walk a little faster.

During the day, at the most random times – while sleeping, while having lunch, while chilling on our balcony - I smell the fragrance of Parshaad. (And my god it’s just out of this world!)

The topic of Parshaad somehow comes up in all my conversations, and if it doesn't, I interrupt existing conversations to bring up the point.

Guru Darshan and I have spent an insane amount of time talking about this Parshaad. Far from helping me out, I think she’s become an addict too!

I don’t really know why this is happening. I’ve had Parshaad all my life, and I’ve always loved it, but this is a different level altogether!! I’m telling you, this Darbar Sahib Parshaad has some pretty special magic. There is just too much love in this Parshaad, so much that its sweetness is immersed in me throughout the day and it won’t let me forget it.

A Parshaad addiction maybe we can handle… but what if this gets out of hand and we then become addicted to Darbar Sahib, and then… to the Guru!?! That is the ultimate addiction, and if we reach that level I don’t think we’ll ever break apart again.

We really need help. I did a Google search to look for Parshaad Addicts Anonymous groups but no luck. So if anyone out there has any experience in this field, please help!!


With love (and in desperation),
Hari Kiren

1 comment:

Gurumustuk Singh said...

This reminds me of when I was a wee lad and used to run around and around in and out of the Harimandir Sahib to get parshad over and over again.

Narayan love to go to the morning sadhana/gurdwara.....I think the parshaad is a big motivating factor.

While I was last in amritsar I was able to warm up in the parshad heater. Parshad makes for good times!