Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Recollections of Dubai Visit

A yogi who was there writes:

Hello Everyone..

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
traffic problems.

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
it already..

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
beautifully decorated.

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..

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