August’s Ashi Box was dedicated to Radha and Krishna. Radha Krishna are collectively known as the feminine and masculine aspects of God. They were the love of each others lives. It’s said the whole universe yearned for Krishna, and he yearned for Radha. They were true soul mates, and their love transcended conventional arrangements, like marriage. Radha was already married and tried to bury her love for Krishna and focus on her husband, but it was useless, she was forever devoted to Krishna in her heart and soul. It’s as if her longing for Krishna were just a reflection of her soul’s true longing and pure love for God. This month’s box included the following:
Light Fall Scarf – This lightweight scarf with lace trim reminded me of something Radha would wear while dancing for Krishna. Always fully decorated, it’s said she was the most beautiful and sacred hearted woman in the universe.
Peacock Bag – During one flute session the peacocks were so moved that they all began dancing with joy and excitement. At the end of the long dance the king peacock gave his feathers as an offering, which Krishna graciously accepted and used to adorn himself by placing them in his crown.
Ghee from Art of Ghee – Krishna was quite a prankster as a young boy. One of his favorite things to do was steal butter from the milkmaids. He’s often depicted as a child enjoying a tub full of butter. Ghee is clarified butter and is used frequently in India. Ghee has a number of health benefits and can be used in a variety of ways.
Bhagavad-Gita – Bhagavad-Gita means Celestial Song and is a section of the Mahabharata, one of the two major epics of ancient India. Written over 5000 years ago the Bhagavad-Gita is a conversation between the sage Krishna and the warrior Arjuna. It’s a message for people from all walks of life – it’s not a book about religion, but rather a book about living a meaningful life.
Radha Krishna Statue (Murti) – Place this Radha Krishna statue anywhere you need a reminder of divine love and devotion, or that there’s not one right way to love, and that love occurs in a variety of forms and manifestations.
Radha Krishna Sticker – Adorn a notebook, journal or your computer with a little Radha Krishna love.
Recycled Varanasi Silk Sari – Repurpose as a headband, an eye cover during Savasana, or to brighten your sacred space.
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