This blog contains personal reflections on Sahaja Life by practitioners of the Sahaja technique. Sahaja is the path of enlightened knowledge, as opposed to other forms of yoga and meditation, which profess singular paths like devotion-only (bhakti path). Growth in Sahja happens by experiential knowldge acquisition.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Sahaja Yoga on Rogers TV (Canada)
Monday, August 13, 2007
Just for us who loved to know the essence of the Indian National Song
Vande Mataram ! The National song of India........
sujalaaM suphalaaM malayaja shiitalaaM
pullakusumita drumadala shobhiniiM
suhaasiniiM sumadhura bhaashhiNiiM
sukhadaaM varadaaM maataraM
Koti koti kantha kalakalaninaada karaale
koti koti bhujai.rdhR^itakharakaravaale
abalaa keno maa eto bale
bahubaladhaariNiiM namaami taariNiiM
Tumi vidyaa tumi dharma
tumi hR^idi tumi marma
tvaM hi praaNaaH shariire
Baahute tumi maa shakti
hR^idaye tumi maa bhakti
tomaara i pratimaa gaDi
TvaM hi durgaa dashapraharaNadhaariNii
kamalaa kamaladala vihaariNii
vaaNii vidyaadaayinii namaami tvaaM
Namaami kamalaaM amalaaM atulaaM
SujalaaM suphalaaM maataraM
ShyaamalaaM saralaaM susmitaaM bhuushhitaaM
DharaNiiM bharaNiiM maataraM "
The English Translation goes like this :
Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving Mother of might,
Glory of moonlight dreams,
Over thy branches and lordly streams,
Clad in thy blossoming trees,
Mother, giver of ease
Laughing low and sweet!
Mother I kiss thy feet,
Speaker sweet and low!
Mother, to thee I bow.
Who hath said thou art weak in thy lands
When the sword flesh out in the seventy million hands
And seventy million voices roar
Thy dreadful name from shore to shore?
With many strengths who art mighty and stored,
To thee I call Mother and Lord!
Though who savest, arise and save!
To her I cry who ever her foeman drove
Back from plain and Sea
And shook herself free.
Thou art wisdom, thou art law,
Thou art heart, our soul, our breath
Though art love divine, the awe
In our hearts that conquers death.
Thine the strength that nervs the arm,
Thine the beauty, thine the charm.
Every image made divine
In our temples is but thine.
Thou art Durga, Lady and Queen,
With her hands that strike and her
swords of sheen,
Thou art Lakshmi lotus-throned,
And the Muse a hundred-toned,
Pure and perfect without peer,
Mother lend thine ear,
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
Bright with thy orchard gleems,
Dark of hue O candid-fair
In thy soul, with jewelled hair
And thy glorious smile divine,
Lovilest of all earthly lands,
Showering wealth from well-stored hands!
Mother, mother mine!
Mother sweet, I bow to thee,
Mother great and free!
Shri Mataji's Arrival
Visit Website: http://www.sahajayogauae.com/aug2007/
MOTHER’S ARRIVAL INTO DUBAI
It was a warm night with very little or no breeze
All my sahaji brothers and sisters had gathered outside the airport
To welcome our dear loving mother
And to steal a glimpse of mother’s beautiful face and glittering smile
We were all singing – mataji , mataji, your face shines like a thousand suns
Joy, excitement and happiness filled our hearts
A feeling of bliss enveloped all of us
As we were all going into thoughtlessness, we could feel
The sudden increase in the flow of vibrations
We knew that mother had arrived
A waft of cool breeze swept all of us
We kept singing mataji, mataji, your face shines like a thousand suns
We saw a beautiful car coming out from the insides
Yes, our most dearest loving and wonderful mother was in it
With our dear loving papaji and a few sahaji brothers
She was so radiant, like the rays of the early morning sunshine
Not a trace of fatigue on her moon lit face
I do not have any words to describe how very beautiful she was looking
Tears of joy welled up my throat and kept flowing like the deep waters of a waterfall
It was like seeing a mother after aeons of separation
She was full of smiles and with her hands together saying namaste to all us
Her smile was so full of warmth and love and compassion
I was just mesmerized in it; she kept smiling ………………………..
She was so happy to see all of us
As mother slowly went past us in her car to the house
I was still choked with joy and happiness
And tears still continued to fall down my cheeks and face
She is the sweetest mother that anyone of us could be blessed with
Her dazzling smile and that love that was glorifying her face
Will always remain in my inner self.
Video from a previous visit:
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Brothers and sisters, I have just returned from Nigeria where I went to inform and prepare the small collectives for the first ever tour. The tour is now a Europe-wide arrangement. Five Yogis from Europe have given their strong indication to be on the tour. We have not yet, and I think we should now begin to register our intention to be included so that plans will b e tailored accordingly. Initially I thought maybe we can leave this first tour for the men only, but Europe have overruled that. So Yogis and yoginis alike are invited on the tour and there are up to 15 places for us.
Sahaja Yoga has been invited to deliver a speech at a United Nations conference in Abuja Nigeria. Dr. Ramesh from Australia will be on the tour and will do the Abuja speech. This conference will have two thousand students in attendance. We will have public programs and followups in Abuja around the time of the speech.
We have seven places in the country to visit. At each, they will be well advertised public programs. So it is hoped those coming will be able to sqeeze two weeks for this tour. Tentatively, we hope to arrive Lagos for the 20th of October.
One thing about why we all need two weeks. Nigeria is a large country and the tour will take us far and wide. We want to avoid a situation where, while gone deep in the country as a group, some people have to retreat to Lagos because thier stay is shorter. The problem is that they may not be enough man resource worthy to trust the out going yogis with.
Houston News: 600 Realizations at an International Festival
Dear brothers and sisters, This past weekend we were witness to a breakthrough and a new record in giving Self-Realization in our region: over 600 seekers received their Self Realization in 2 days at the International Festival in Houston !!! It was an incredible event, organized and executed with great care and passion by the growing Houston collective, with help from Austin (5 Yogis), Dallas (3 Yogis) and New York! (1 Yogi).
Set up in a park, with tents on the green Mother Earth who generously purified our vibrations continuously, the festival saw thousands of people mill around its various sections - this year's theme being China (India was 2 years ago). One interesting aspect that struck those of us coming from
outside of Houston was that this was not a seekers fair, but just a cultural event with music, food and entertainment. In Dallas and Austin we've so far stayed away from such events, thinking that it would probably be too distracting and people
would have their attention on other things.
Instead, we got a lot of "professional seekers" in an area who probably were unable to remember us from the myriad of other tables offering something that in their eyes was similar, and who would probably be hard to convince to stop from their never ending seeking. San Antonio, and now Houston, courageously jumped onto non-seekers festival and the results have been amazing (if you remember, San Antonio used to consistently give Realization to more people than in Dallas and Austin at their Festival of India - as I'm sure they will do again in less than two weeks). Contrary to
expectations, despite the music and food (or perhaps because of them), people
were very-light hearted and got their Realization very easily (also because they
were not professional seekers), which was a pleasant and uplifting surprise.
During the first day we had less than 10 chairs set up in our tent, with 3 sandwich-boards surrounding the altar and the chakra chart. It quickly became clear that they were not enough, as people started to spill onto the surrounding area, more than doubling our space, eager to receive their Realization even while sitting on the earth. During the second day we had a total of 14 chairs, and still they were not enough.
There were moments when, with all the Yogis present working at full capacity, some of us on two people at a time, there was still a thick cordon of people behind us standing and waiting for their turn. You turned and you thought to yourself - this is hopeless, how are we going to give Realization to all these people? And yet they stayed, some went, some came back, and without feeling any tiredness we kept spreading our Divine Mother's vibrations to all who desired it. Pictures can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/2fhxrv
Some stories from the Yogis present:- The Sahajayoga public program at the I-fest was the biggest event held in Houston recent times. About 600 seekers got their
self-realization. It gave such a great satisfaction to experience the joy again and again when new seekers got their self realization. Just to look at the smiling and surprised faces of seekers when they felt the cool breeze flowing out of their hands and heads was a great experience. It was a wonderful collective effort and all of us Houston yogis, and our brothers and sisters from other cities of Texas enjoyed every moment of it. - We were short on volunteer wristbands initially and wondering how we will be able to manage. But later on, once the I-fest started, the event co-ordinator (Don) himself came over and gave us some extra ones. He even suggested that once we are inside, we can just recycle the wristbands. We were instructed on how to wear the volunteer bands "loosely" so they could be exchanged between volunteers - a "hint" we were given in secret by one of the organizers! - At the end of the first day, Don (event co-ordinator) came over specially to our canopy (me and Mandar were present) and congratulated us on the crowd he noticed throughout the day. So impressed was he that he told us that he organized such festivals throughout the year and gave us his card and asked for our email address so he can keep us informed about more events. - A seeker got his realization the first day. Apparently he had tried other types of meditation before and was aware of chakras and the subtle system. He could feel the cool breeze, but did not seem very impressed about it. I did not think much about it, but the next day, the same guy showed up again
and was seen meditating near the side of our tent under a tree, looking very
peaceful! - Honestly, the response at the fair was more than anticipated. But thanks to all the Yogis and their sincere efforts, it looked like we had done this together many times before. I am glad that Yogis from Austin and Houston could come down. It was a great weekend! - Thanks to Dallas, New York, Austin collectivity' s for their support in this special days here in Houston I am sure that our beloved Mother sent you here to spread her message. Her love was expressed in every person that was coming to experience our delight at the simplicity, beauty and sweetness with which our Mother can get Her message across.
It was a unique moment to feel so much love and how radiant we can get giving realization to others. Most of the people were very receptive and open, plenty of joy once they could feel the peace within. Was simply wonderful just like to be at the presence of Her and feel Her Lotus Feet in our heart. God bless Houston collectivity because all they stay supporting each other every moment. - "the wind showed the way"The morning of the first day, yogis had made the booth beautiful, with saris hanging from the canopy in a beautiful arrangement. .. but to their surprise, a huge gust of wind came just as the first seekers started to arrive... the saris were all blown down, to their surprise! It was realized later that once the saris were removed, our booth was made more visible from all angles! Though the beautiful decorations had to be sacrificed, more seekers were "shown the way" by the wind! - "ice cream for Realization"At the end of the festival, two yogis headed to one booth as it was closing down to get an ice cream, but the booth said they couldn't take money any more as the fair was already over. So, they offered the ice cream for free to the yogis, but they yogis said "We can't take
it for free, you have to take something from us...." The ice cream vendor agreed, and the two vendors got a very clear "cool breeze" on the top of their heads as a gift! - "you can't judge a book by it's cover!"Another moving experience was when one yogi gave realization to a very skeptical young woman... it seemed as if she would not even take realization. .. then, when she did get her realization, she had a tremendous experience and felt as if her whole head opened! - "it can't be free! "During most of the festival, all the chairs were full of new seekers getting their realization, and there was always a crowd of people observing or waiting for their turn... After one yogi finished giving one seeker realization, he appropached someone waiting and asked if he'd like to give it a try.. the seeker asked "how much do you charge?" After hearing
that it was for free, he surprisingly said "no way!" and before you could blink, he was sitting and waiting for the cool breeze! - "the skies were cleared for us" One huge gift of the Divine was the weather! Thunderstorms were predicted for the first day... Houston thunderstoms, with their immense power, would have surely left the booth empty (if the booth was even able to stand the storm!!).. but, as the Divine in Her Glory, would, the skies were cleared and the weather was absolutely beautiful all day - allowing all the 'Houston seekers to "come and get it!" - Because we w ere pressed by time, I "rediscovered" a method used by Shri Mataji in halls for people who felt
hot above their heads: forgive. So every time I worked on someone and I could not feel the cool breeze above their head after a minute or two, I would ask them to say a few times "I forgive everyone". Without fail, the vibrations would start immediately above their Sahasrara. - I was working on a man who at the end did not want to come out of the meditation. He did not speak, did not open his eyes, did not move, even at my repeated bidding. I honestly thought he had falled asleep, so I left him alone and started talking to his wife. When I was done, he opened his eyes and all he could say was "wow!" He explained how he felt a lot of heat in his whole body, broke into a sweat, and then the heat was gone and he felt tremendous coolness coming out of his body. He got up from his chair, shook my hand, and said "I am a new man!" - The most moving experience of the fair for me was when a large Mexican family assembled near me, and a teenage girl broke away from the group and sat down to give it a try while the
rest watched with interest. After working on her for a little while, since the vibrations were not present in the Sahasrara, I asked her to forgive everyone.
Still no vibrations, despite continuing to work on her for a while afterwards.
Then it dawned upon me that she had not really forgiven. So I whispered in her
ear to try again, but this time to say it from her heart, and to really mean it.
Very shortly afterwards, the vibrations started to flow in her Sahasrara. I
finished the workshop and started to talk to her, asking her to feel the breeze
above her head, etc. She did, but she continued to keep her eyes closed. After
talking to her for some time, I wanted to show her something so I asked her to
open her eyes, which she was continuing to keep firmly closed. When she finally
did open them, tears came streaming down and I realized that all that time she
did not want me to see that she was crying. I cannot describe the look in her
eyes at that moment. She had forgiven, whatever was there, and there was such a
big relief, clear-out, wonderment, and gratitude for her Realization. Her sister
immediately sat down and eagerly received her Self Realization in no time. It is
happenings like these that reminded me of the tremendous difference we make in
these people's lives when they get their Realization, whether we or they are
fully aware of it at that time or not.
Yogis Arrive in Cabella: 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Yogi Stories: Part 1
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Recollections of Dubai Visit
Jai Shri Mata Ji !
Here goes my personal account of experience of mothers visit. And also
what I heard from Sahaja yogi's in Dubai.. I was not there all the
time when things were happening... So please forgive me for any
We were informed well in advance that mother would be arriving.. and
it is was decided informally that everybody would be given a chance..
and subtly there was an agreement that the newcomers would be sent
ahead ; as in they would get to be in front of mother more.
Mother had come to Dubai before..so the older yogi's had many chances
to be with her. There was a public program in Dubai in 2002...
Mother arrived at the airport..and the yuva's were there to welcome
her..along with some seniors...As soon as mother sat in the car.. she
said.. These are all the new ones.. where are the old ones.. When
someone told her that Dubai collective was big and people are old..she
said ' aacha' and then said.. These are new ones..
( this was told to us by an Uncle who was there in the car..)
Mother did comment that there was never that much traffic in Dubai..
It has only increased recently..
Then looking at a structure she asked - What is it.. Sir CP on being
prompted by a sahaja yogi said that this would help relieve the
Shri Mataji Earlier greeted all at the airport and then also waiting
sahaja yogi's at the airport and also at the hotel..
There were many people who were there at the hotel curious to know who
was coming.. Among them was a iranian couple.. They asked and one
sahaja yogi requested them to open their hands and stand.. they would
explain all about sahaja to them after mother goes..
And they got their realization. On being asked what they felt..they
said that they felt warm and cold sensation on their hands..
There were little children waiting in the lobby to greet mother..
Mother went to her room and said that the room decoration was very
beautiful. She said that there were 100 children at the airport where
were they now.
Then all the children were ushered up to her room.. She was very happy
. She spoke them. She asked them if they knew how to sing bhajans..
Sir CP asked all those who sang bhajans to raise their hands.. All of
them did. Mother said that she would like to meet all the children
again tommorow. She said that she would like to meet all the sahaja
yogi's. She said that she was here for two days and we must meet as
much as possible. She asked the lady's who were sitting in one corner
to come and sit close to her.. She then had one photograph of ladies
taken with her . :) (Continued, below the video)
She also said that 'aap log paar ho gaye.. ( you all have been given
realization) and we must give it to others. She asked us to call all
the others who have not got their realization. It clearly meant that
there would be a progrom the next day and what made it special was
that it would be a public program. The night ended with hearing
stories of what mother said in her room.. There were anecdotes,
miracles, stories of angels conspiring to have ppl there at the right
time beating the traffic et al.
So we all slept late... . so joyous also little aware that there are
arrangements to be made for the hall for tommorow. The next
morning…this and that happened and that and this happened .. and in
the finale the organizers decided that the Hotel where mother was
staying was the best place for holding the program....When the news
came to us.. We looked to towards each other and said….did we not know
Then followed the real cool part of decorating the place.. The hotel
ppl came and said that u cannot do this adn u cannot hit a nail there.
and we were looking towards each other..
then a sahaja yogi would come .. saying..it is already there.. from
the people who had used the stage earlier..
somehow the things rolled..and by aroung 7-30pm the stage was set
close to 600 ppl were there...
All faces did not look familiar.. so I guess there were some newcomers..
Many ppl staying at the hotel also seemed curious.
Then an announcement was made.. That Shri Mata ji and Sir CP would
like to meet all the children upstairs in her room..
It was getting a little clear that mother would not come.. I remember
speaking to some yogi's who had come down from Italy and asking them
if they thought mother will come down.. They said yes she would.. we
would get to see her.. Then I asked the other yogi if mother would come down..He said we must pray..
Then they asked me what I felt.. remember saying something special
should happenn..wrong I was ..to demand...
Newcomers were getting their realization.. Someone just came and told
me that everyone is allowed..Everybody got to go there and were
allowed to offer their pranams.
Mother was sleeping right though and she did not open her eyes.
(I heard this story ..from some one..so )
There was this yogini ..who said that she wanted to take the darshan
when she was awake. and with little prodding when the
last sahaja yogi;s were in the line..She also entered the room... and
just then mother opened her eyes...... She was the last yogini to get
Luckily I along with another bhaiya had the night shift that day..
Means that we had to get stuff for mother's breakfast and any other
Did not have to do much with that..but got to sit out there and meditate..
Mother got up quite early..adn she was there for breakfast.. We once
again had her darshan... Then again we saw Mother through the Loby of
the hotel.. She was looking at the sahaja yogi's..
The other took mother to the airport. and we stayed back to help with
hotel room packing..
All in all it was beautiful...The experience of working along side
sahaja yogi's, shopping for mother.. all of those little little things
put in place a wonderful ending to my stay in Dubai..
Monday, April 30, 2007
Flickr Search for Sahaja Yoga
Monday, April 23, 2007
Beautiful News coming from Cabella. Shri Mataji blesses Cabella on 22nd April.
Today Shri Mataji blessed, yet once again the Italian soil with Her Divine presence. An unusual heat had been warming up the Borbera valley in the last few days and still at midday the sun was shining strong on the heads of the yogis working to prepare for Shri Mataji's arrival. As soon as Shri Mataji approached Cabella big clouds gathered in the sky. Lightnings appeared to announce Her arrival, a strong wind and a few raindrops brought relief on earth.
Shri Mataji stopped in Nirmala Nagar full of eager yogis that awaited Her arrival. A dance by the Yuva Shakti accompanied the car on the way to the place. Shri Mataji was presented with Lakshmi baskets full of local food products and gifts. A Qawwali was sung and afterwards Shri Mataji moved to Her Abode in Cabella. At the end of the program Sir CP said, "Its good to be home." All the souls rejoiced having had the blessing of the darshan of their Divine Mother. Around the castle huge flowers had just blossomed for the occasion, to offer their beauty to the eyes of our Mother. Children sprinkled rose petals before Her, as She entered the Castle.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Easter Sunday- the day of resurrection
Via Chris K
If ever there was a truer reflection of a day of great spiritual
import, a day which lived out in events its own true meaning, it was to be
this day. Coming to the end of an incredible weekend here in Pune,
the 60th Anniversary celebrations. Today was an incredible day, we were
meeting with Sir CP discussing ISPS, plans, buildings, and the future, then word
came that Shri Mataji wanted to see us. When we entered the room Our Mother was
sitting in Her chair with a broad smile beaming and we were ushered in and we
began discussing the ISPS plans.
Shri Mataji was incredible, She was asking about the buildings, their sizes,
where the children would be playing, safety issues with heights, teachers,
staff accommodation. Then she said to come tomorrow with larger plans and to
have a think about the size of the buildings which she said was too
small. Many of us came out of the room with tears of joy in our eyes, the
emotions were such. Sir said it was probably the longest conversation in five
years. Totally amazing, transforming, incredible. If possible this day was
to become even more incredible. We meet a few hours
later for an impromptu Easter Puja. We were fortunate to perform Puja to Shri
Mataji, the auspicious offerings were made, the vibrations incredible.
Shri Mataji asked for the microphone, and She smiled at us all and for
the first time in many years She spoke in a clear lucid tones, words of power,
awakening the kundalini, affirming, reassuring, joyous revelation. Tears of joy
again began to flow around the room, and through many water filled eyes were we
privileged to again sit as humble devotes before the Feet of our Guru, and
listen to Easter Puja discourse. Please forgive any inaccuracies in their
re-telling for this humble instrument is full of faults. Shri Mataji began
by saying that it is a very important day, the day of Christ resurrection, He
resurrected so that he could transform people but now we can do that work and we
should not be afraid, and have no doubts about yourself and your self
realization, you should respect your self realization it is something very
special, something unique. Shri Mataji said if you have any doubts
then you should come in front, in fact come now and talk to me, you should not
have any doubts, for you are all special beautiful people, when I look out I see
so many beautiful faces in front of me, you are all so beautiful.
We have to confirm our self realization we have to respect our
self realization and we have to pass on what we have received
to the world, we have to give what we have achieved in Sahaja Yoga to many
more people who are waiting, there are so many good people who have
not received their self realization, they are all waiting, you have to take up
this work. Shri Mataji said you should all go out and take a lead,
spread Sahaja Yoga so we can give a chance to other people who have
not received their self realization, there is nothing more important
to do, there are many good people in the world who have not received their self
realization and if you see around the world is in chaos, there is a lot of
chaos, the world needs this. Sahaja Yoga is the only solution. Shri Mataji
ended with something reduced all to tears again, she said "I am
sorry if I have not helped you all enough to finish this job, in many
things perhaps I have not finished off what I have started …. so far " That
was the moment, the beaming smile, the words of encouragement, tear filled eyes,
all around faces wet with tears of joy.
Sir CP was continually wiping tears from his eyes, and through the talk his
hands were raised in supplication, he bowed to Shri Mataji, and to
God Almighty in Heaven above. Of us all he was by far the happiest and
most joyous. Shri Mataji looked around at us all and asked if there was
anything wrong, we should all be happy. We answered we not sad, just very,
very, happy to again hear Her voice. We then performed Aarti and the
music began. Some gifts were given, one being a silver chariot drawn
by seven horses which was presented. Shri Mataji said it was very symbolic, the
seven horses, and the chariot, but the horses were not drawing a chariot they
were pulling the Sahaja Yogis, everywhere the Sahaja Yogis are being
When we presented the Australian gift she commented that Australia is a very
cut off place, geographically, and it was good that Her children had not
forgotten Her, to which we responded not only Her Australian children, but all
Her children all over the world had never left Her side, and certainly not
forgotten Her. Shri Mataji left but said there should be music and
dancing we should be in joy, the music played and we all
danced and danced and danced.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Beautiful Collectivity Collage from Canada
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Sahaja Yoga in Latvia: Well Made Film
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Proving Borat Wrong
With a great pleasure to inform you and share my joy that Kazahstan yogis
called me that they would come to help in Mongolia to spread sahajayoga In
summer time. So Happy!Datta Khair and Galina Mazur, (I met her in USA in
Navaratri and Divali Puja time :-) Will help with public programs and other
things : -) Kazahstan is also country located as Mongolia - between China and
Russia, it is our neighbor country, former Soviet Republic. They have language
very similar to Turkish, and also in Mongolia here in border the nationality of
Kazah people lives as well. Kazahstan people are Islamic, but in Mongolia is
shamanisms and kind of lamaistic rituals same as in Tibet. So it is just small
introduction about 2 countries.Of course, if some other yogis would like to
come, everybody is welcome, we can see later, maybe we can arrange some tour
around here, when it will be warmer and better.
Here in Mongolia for now are
meditating few, 3-10 people in range of my friends, mostly young people around
age of 20. I am 35 already, but they are nice friends to me, calling me
meditation teacher, older sister and etc: -)Mostly they are from art school. I
think they are not meditating regularly at home, but we are seeing each other
often at least once a week and we meditate. It is good beginning, because they
feel vibration very good, and the transformation after the meditation, the
change of vibrations. Though it is not like regular public programs, as
friends…znami, and youngsters, coming and going, if they want to visit coming
and sometimes they stop, but I have many many small small nice experiences with
them, how they are amazed how the vibration flows.. But through these friends I
can meet other more nice people, to whom they are introducing me or just to be
at their school, I am meeting youngsters and giving them their realization and
offering them to come for meditation. So I am trying to go often there after my
work or on weekends. And surprisingly everything goes so well, even I don't even
need to try, every thing goes so spontaneously, that I can see more and more
that everything is doing Mother. Getting more confidence regarding leading
meditation and leading programs, what I was afraid before : -) Really all is
done by Mother : -)Beside that still there are other seekers who told they would
come. Have to work out their circumstances, to come.For example last time I met
one very sweet deep seeker, for example during our talk he told that in the
whole world the feeling is the greatest thing. That he can see these artists as
Picaso… "mind" based-for example cubism art and etc. And on other side "feeling"
based artists –Mickelangelo... (he named more names of course), He said that
more pleasure he receives from the Mickelangelo, .. /he is sculptor/ And himself
also I have noticed is very nice thoughtless and more on his feelings. He said
that his heart acts when he just thinks about what he likes, his heart answers
that starts beat more quickly and feels more good feeling. Such it is cute and
sweet to meet that kind of pure seeking spirits. All these art guys are more
thoughtless and more real. I thank to Mother that she brought me to these young
people.There are two ladies of my age they have their family and their heart is
more motherly, one said, she have noticed that after the meditation she feels
more love, she noticed that feeling on her son that she feels intense love she
said.Also I have been meditating with children in high school, through one of
the young art teacher with his class of 12-13 year old children, but it stopped
maybe of their parents....
Touched? contact Haliun to visit her in Mongolia! haliun108 AT yahoo.com
Recollections of Birthday Puja 2007
This is from Rabi in India
...The day was too hot for all of us with dusty wind around
and to beat the heat it was an amazing sight to enjoy the kitchen cum dinning
hall meant for the overseas yogi/nis just at the entrance of the campus.
Icepacks, Cane Juice , Coocnut water and cleansing prayers before the beautiful
altar staged within the pandal . It was like more than shade of trees that
hosted more than 1400 yogis from outside India in the Staying and the non
staying category.Beautiful menus and delicious preparation as blessings of our
Mother in Her Shri Gruhalakhsmi Form added grace to the appatite of the yogis.
There was yet another attraction ...the beautifully creative decorations of
fruits and flowers made the inside of the dinning hall as an Ashram.
Well in the evening amidst 8-8500 yogis which filled the main pandal in
the open air had their seat at 1830 hrs. although the Puja was announced for
1900 hrs and yogi/nis were requested to be in teh main pandal latest by 1800
hrs. The evening heat was gradually getting off as the left view of the open sky
sparked witha contrast crescent moon and a lone star to say we are ready.
At 1900 hrs the meditation staterd with bandhan and mahamantras and then followed a bhajan by Surekha Apte with Naam na Jane...Tum Asha Vishwas hamare...then came the beautful instrumental solo performance by overseas yogis and the hosting country brothers and sisters from middle East, Australia and others.At 1930 the earlier day's events of celebrating the Birthday event in Pratisthan was screened to see our beloved Mother happily seated and watching each and every movements. Then there was the Chhindwara Project overview on the CD. Then there were a number of bhajans rendered at Her Holy Lotusd Feet in Pratisthan with Janam Din Ayo...Bar Bar yeh din Aye...happy Birthday to You..., Chhindwara mein Janam Hua ...
It was probably some wireless message rushed into announce
within bringing in teh news of Shri Mataji's arrival in the Nirmal Nagri, that
suddenly transformed the netire scenario with a bhajan...tere Sahaji Pukar Rahe
Aaj...aoo Meri Nirmala Ma(Your Sahajais are praying today for Your
arrival...please come into our hearts O Dear Nirmal Mother). Just ten minutes
later the sky filled with sparklers and beautiful fire crackers...the fragrance
engulfed the entire milieu....as the bhajnas continued amidst the impatient
collectivity standing with Shri Jagadamba Aye re .....Mahamaya Mahakali...with
the typical chorus voice of MukhiRam from india. It was probably at quarter to
eight that the curtains were opened to the collective for the Holy Darshan of
Shri Mataji amidst thunderous applaud and excitement.
It was immdeiately after that we heard Shri Ganesha Artharvashirsham
being recited and the little Ganeshas flocking around and being helped by Mr.
Pugalia and Mr. Majid to place the flowers at Her Holy Lotus Feet as the Shri
Ganesha Puja was being offered. Mother was complacent with Her gesture ....She
was alter watching also prabably trying to witness the health of Her children
who were away physically for so long from Her Darshan.... The love flowed with
Her divine glance as it could well be seen on teh giant projection screens in
teh campus inspite of the poor audio score . Well it never mattered as we were
inside heart and ears nevers mattered between Mother and Her children to
understand each other.There were bhajans then with teh ongoing Shingar like Jago
Savera Aya...Janam Din Aya AdiShakti Ka... Chhindwara mein Janam Hua ..
The most streiking and pleasant of all things happened was
spectacular...probably to my recollection...thgis was for teh first time that
Kalpana Did and Sadhna Didi were the two yoginis and the two daughter of Shri
Mataji to adore Shri AdiShakti on Her 84th Birthday together ...smiling and
having a very close contact with their Mother and our Mother...It was just
wonderful a site and we felt it was amidst a universal family play and we were
there where all sons and daughters were there before the Mother and Sir CP later
came up as our father to speak the words of our beloved Mother as Shre would
have desired him to convey to all of Her reliased Children on Her 84th Birthday.
At quater past nine Arti was offered at Her Holy Lotus Feet and then
Birthday felicitation and message from His Excellency President of India was
handede over to Sir CP to be read out to our Mother. at half past nine the
collectivity was blessed to witness the most exciting moment of the cake being
graced and cut by Mother and Sir CP being helped by their grandson with a knief.
It was filled by the joyous moments and fire crakers and ballons beings
released in high air as teh Raj Lakshmi would have desiredfor te cllectivity to
enjoy that moment in Her Holy presence of Shri Mataji.Janam Din Ayo...was again
being sung...Mother seemed to enjoy Her children...as the vening grew coooler
with Her grace the unwanted heat was gradually fading as the cresent moon
vanished into the thin air behind the heights of the backdrop hillocks where
once upon a time Shri Sita and Shri Rama had resided.
It was then the turn for the International gifts to be offered and s it
was and again we heard te bhajan Shri JAGADAMBA aYE RE..... Later the
felicitation messages were read out by Rajesh Shah . They came from President of
India , then diginitaries from Turkey the hosting country...then Texas and
Oklahoma ...the governors and Mayors...with all words that were read out in Her
Holy praise of our Mother.
It was then that Sir CP was requested to speak and he did speak what our
ears yearned for long to hear the holymessahges. It were all the prayers that we
would be humbly submitting...it was the same that Sir CP wasmaking asif we
became all one before one God Who was seated..there was a resolution taken by
Sir CP on behalf of all of us and the world to Mother...that " Mother please
maintain the throne on this Earth until every human being is trasformed.' It was
then a very lovely moment yet very serious one as Sir CP himself tried to invoke
our beloved Mother to address the collective...It was like our father was trying
to compell our Mother inside to address Her children with Her words which She
would not just do it...it was indeed a play...I felt it was te 'Para-Vaani '
from mother that was directly entering and activating our Madhyama
inside...right into our heart. It was the silence that had more powers and
energy than mere words it was subliming to all of us whoever needed to think as
they would take any meaning for that precious moment, It was Mother transmitting
Her vibrations through Her Para Vaani(speech of God)and entering into our stage
of Madhyama and would not just let out of the Vaikahari to be spelt aloud and
become mundane...It was for teh netire world ...the globe...just not for teh
eight thousand collectivity who were witnessing this play.It was indeed a word
that was pleasing to hear Sir CP opening address to us with 'Jai shri Mataji'
.Later Sir congratulated the stupendous works undertaken by teh Pune
collectivity and also Mr. Pugalia to transform this part of the Earth in Heaven
compared to the last yera sceanrio.
Then there was a last request that came o sing the qwuaali
Number...'Mata Ka Karam Hain'''...this made every kunadalini dance..Sir CP
coould not help claping and beating the moments with nods and smailes at his
corner of his lips and speaking to Mother as if saying...Look how joyous are
your Children on Your Birthday...Just bless them...and She raises Her right arm
helped by Sir CP to bless us all children.........Are we all
listening....brothers and sister...Shri Mtaji blesses us all at the conclusion
of the Birthday Puja to enjoy the vollys of cool within as we enjoy this
instruments experience...I darenot revise or revisit what Mother made me
write...I just would subit let Her vibrations flow so that our world could
grow....We are all one child of one Mother and She ois Shri Mataji in Her Mother
Form...some call Her AdiShakti some call Her by Mahashakti...But I love to call
Her asmy beloved Mother within my Heart...She is still smiling as I am saying
and I know is alaso smiling through you and through us as we enjoy this part of
the story before more flows in....
Jai Shri Mataji
Uttrakhand Yuva Shakti Seminar (Feb07)
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Uttrakhand Yuva Shakti collective had a unique Seminar cum workshop on 24th February 2007 at Col. V Tewari's (Uttrakhand Coordinator) residence premises amidst the greeneries of Kumaon ranges in Bhimtal (Nainital). Yuva Shaktis were mainly from Almora, Bhimtal, Nainital, Kathgodam, Pantnagar and Kashipur collectivity of Kumaon region.
The seminar took off at 11:00 a.m with collective meditation, Mahamantras, Bhajans and a prayer in hearts to Shri Mataji to guide us in seeking the right path and the destination. It was around 50-60 Yuva Shaktis who had assembled to attend this one day workshop.
The seminar on the whole was very effective and covered almost every aspects and essence of Sahaja Yoga and above all being in limits of Yuva Shakti carrying out unlimited works in Sahaja Yoga. The topics in the Seminar mainly were focused on the essence and knowledge of the subtle system and the Tattwa. It was so engrossing that everyone intangibly felt as if the entire collectivity was literally touring through the visual path of the Ida, Pingala and Sushumna along with their gross expression of plexuses within. The topic also toured around the tattwa and their significance on the subtle system in our atmic utthan. There were some interesting revealing facts where one could realize as to why and how the respective colours of the Nadis and Chakras are governed by our inner emotions and actions etc (ida, pingala). Then the topic covered aspects on cleansing of all the three channels. These were metaphorically related and demonstrated with practical knowledge of our day to day life styles.
Recalling the wonderful narration in the seminar, it is worthwhile to cite that one instance on interactive discussion on Protocol and Ritualism there was an emphasis on why we should not indulge into much of ritualism and its pros and cons in our ascent. What is the need of Protocols and less practice of rituals? A beautiful example made the collective understand the fact that how Shri Ganesha spares none those who dives into the realms of ritualism departing from the Nirmal Vidya. A beautiful example with metaphor through a story was narrated to express and explain how the traffic police hauls up who tries to act funny and becomes a bit nuisance as they drive honking their horns unnecessarily through out creating troubles for himself and also for others on way. Similarly in our journey of spiritual ascent Shri Ganesha looks after us like a cop. Whoever indulges into these karamkands are caught by Him and He takes care of those fellows. For example referring to practice of various Rituals even in Sahaja Yoga , it was pointed out that persons who loves to indulge himself with fire treatment more than meditation even after coming to Sahaja Yoga or when we are too much into candling business are caught up and the Mooladhara Chakra gets affected along with the left Swadisthana as it affects the Nirmal Vidya inside.
Then there were many subjects and subtle aspects that were covered like the inherent dangers of transgressing protocols of Brotherhood and Sisterhood and Marriage protocols in Yuvas. Beautiful examples were cited relating the relationships the ‘Trinity’ like Shri Brahma, Shri Vishnu and Shri Shiva manages in their houses with the Shakti aspect on one hand while are bound by the duties of a brother with the Shaktis of the other. Like Shri Vishnumaya is the sister of Shri Krishna on one hand while Shri Lakshmi is the Shakti of His. Shri Shiva’s Shakti becomes Parvati who is in relation the sister of Shri Krishna. Again Shri Saraswati becomes the sister in relationship with Shri Shiva and so on. Whenever there is any transgression in Sister and wife protocol Shri Krishna comes into play and Vishuddhi is affected as Shri Vishnumaya goes haywire. So the protocol is to be maintained with wife and sister distinction or brother-sister relationship specially after coming into Sahaja Yoga as we become realized souls to understand this aspect from inside. The maryadas have been distinctly defined and they are to be respected.
Although there were many issues that were discussed as the topics went ahead with the sun swinging down towards the west to set early in the Himalayas. A few understandings were given on the qualities of various Chakras and information about their presiding deities. Basic knowledge on Shri Mataji and Her advent on Earth , as to say who is Shri Mataji and how the Yuva Shakti was christened (by Mother in 1987); basic aspects of protocol expected from Yuva Shakti ;contribution of Shri Mataji and Her family in the freedom struggle and Her respect for the country; Shri Mataji’s association with Gandhiji and the sacrifices; some history and genesis of Sahaja Yoga; Knowledge on subtle system, as to how our Chakras work ( or even how much do they tolerate our nuisance) and balancing our channels; what books to read, What magazines like Chaitanya Lahiri/Divine Cool Breeze ( The Vedas for Sahaja Yogis) or the Yuva magazine Yuvadrishti that caters to the Sahaja Yogis and also shared the information on the world wide Sahaja websites with the general knowledge on where and how to plan our best of living and how to enjoy Sahaja Yoga. Of course ultimately to be joyous and be happy yet have priority in Sahaja works.
Subtle knowledge on the manifestation of Ekadasha Rudras on the Forehead and the qualities of the ten Gurus in the Void, unique to Sahaja Yoga were concisely described. Referring to their position in our subtle system, their qualities and the reason for their catches and their affect on us and also others were very nicely explained. Various cleansing techniques such as foot soaking, candling, and shoe beating and matka treatment were explained practically. The principle of the Gruha Lakshmi, her expression of warmth in us and why she sometimes becomes aggressive was explained precisely. Very vivid explanations were portrayed on the various elements like Light, Air Fire… etc. Any extreme use or misuse of these elements brings in imbalances within us. It was also pointed out as Mother says the Fire that brings warmth while cooking meals by the Gruha Lakhsmis in the kitchen can also help burn the entire household in seconds, so it is to be respected and handled carefully and respect the Gruha Lakshmi Tattwa within us. But on another hand the fire can also help enlighten the house in celebrations of Diwali or celebrations of Independence Day or Republic Day through the aspect of Raja Lakshmi principle. So each and every aspect is to be respected with balance. The use of water and effect of earth on us were also deliberated at length.
Then an interactive session on Demonstration and rehearsal on self realization and knowledge disseminations to the seekers and our attitude towards them (practical demonstrations), topics covering Yuva issues/struggles/solutions/meditation/rituals/self realization were discussed.
A unique set of questionnaire was served as a class room workshop before and after the workshop to assess how far the collective Yuvas have progressed. The questionnaire itself was so simple in the first look, yet it did test our inner knowledge on our individual ascent and progress that was to be completed in ten minutes. It had questions as to what are the changes and benefits we got from Sahaja; questions were focused on our subtle system, about various Chakras their deities and many more. Another questionnaire was related to our experiences and work done by us for Sahaja, finally a Performa was regarding our personal information was filled and this was the winding up of the programme very interesting old lecture of Shri Mataji was distributed on how to deal with the new comers. It was a old talk old Devi Puja in 1989 in Helsinki.
The day long seminar cum workshop was concluded with a beautiful gesture of Gruha Lakshmi’s expression of warmth (lunch) that was served by the senior yogi/Yoginis present over there to all the 50 Yuvas present there like a picnic. We all had it in collectivity. Finally before the departure it turned out to be another real party time for the Yuvas as it marked the Birthday celebration of our state coordinator Col. V Tewari. It was very exciting moment to witness as the B’Day boy cut the cake and all enjoyed it a lot. At 4:30 p.m the collectivity of the Yuva sangha departed like great scientists and soldiers of Love with a lot of learning and lessons in hand as if competent enough to stand together with Einstein but with a purpose...that is a vow in heart to spread Mother’s message of Love to every nook and corner and becoming a fruit from flower as we understood the blossom time has sprung up within us by Mother’s grace.
Body, Mind & Spirit Festival in Romania
Chinese National Sahaja Seminar in Beijing / Tianjin City
A special national seminar will be staged on 6-8 April, 2007 (Friday to Sunday)
during Easter period at a resort between Beijing and Tianjin City. Please help
to spread the news and let more yogis know of this activity. Those interested in
supporting the development of SY in China, please join us by putting attention
on this event; Anyone just by chance visiting China in this period, we hope they
can come and join us. Hong Kong will have around 10 yogis attending and yogis of
other parts of China have been invited and it is expected around 70 will turn
Interested parties should contact the Beijing or Tianjin collectives
with the following contact persons (Haiyan of Beijing or Jill of Tianjin ) who
can speak English.
Haiyan (86)13911204023 ( email: Haiyan.Hao "@"
Jill (86)13302129612 (email: jilltao_2000 "@" vip.163.com)
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Related: Sahaja Yoga Celebration Video from Youtube:
Shri Mataji's Birthday Celebrated in Toronto
Related: Sahaja Yoga in Canada
Thursday, March 8, 2007
International Woman's Day
participant in conferences and expos. Now, they are organizing these things.
International Woman's Day in France
March 08, 2007
and Sisters,On the occasion of the March 8
International Woman's Day, Sahaja
Yoga France is organizing a half a day of
conferences and exhibitions in Paris
to honour Shri Mataji, Her life and Her
achievements as a "Feminine Vision for
Humanity".For us, it was a real
discovery to see how great is the joy to have
aprogram dedicated only to our
beloved Mother and Her infinite work.Shri
Mataji's life, overflowing with
compassion and Her immense message to humanity -
that is Self-Realisation,
will be presented to the general public and French
associations.Through this event, we wish to convey our love and
our Mother for the gift we have received and for which we will
effort to pass on to our brothers and sisters throughout the world, for
rest of our lives.Jai Shri MatajiYour French Sahaja family
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
A Beautiful Picture: Shiva Puja