Friday, July 28, 2006

Re-assuring Glances, Loving Smiles

I was a bit late catching up with the video blogs maintained by various countries as Shri Mataji graced them this year with an itenary more complex than anyone else 30 years younger to Her.

This video, showing the farewell from UK about a month ago speaks volumes of the grace and peace that flow from this personality, simply known as Mother in all universes.

The calm and love emanating from Her face in this video seem to be saying, "Children, rest now, as your Mother has just fought a battle. So be happy and celebrate this victory as we will move on to another one before we know it. Hold your positions and be the expandig oasis of love in this world as I take on more challenges until my task is complete. Just stay, Just stay... I will handle the rest."

May we be so fortunate to see Her in the land of Shri Krishna soon.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Sadhaka (Seeker of Truth) Interviewed on Univision Radio, Dallas

From SWAN:

Radio Interview of a Seeker
Monday, July 24, 2006
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On July 20th, a seeker who has been coming to the newcomers' program in Spanish for last 5 months here in Dallas, and writes the health section of a local newspaper, was interviewed on the local Latino radio station Univision (1270AM). She had told us a few weeks back that the interview would be about the benefits of meditation, so we gave her some material with the research done in Sahaja Yoga, and the information about the programs for Realize America.

Some of us were listening to the radio, and were expecting to hear about the benefits of relaxation and of different types of meditation. To our surprise, even before the interview started, the presenter announced the topic of the day as Benefits of Meditation and she announced our programs for beginners on Realize America Day, and also the information about our center. The interview lasted 15 - 20 min. In a simple way she talked about Sahaja Yoga, she described what is meditation, why do we keep our palms upwards, the health benefits, the personal changes she has experienced, and how we learn to be in the present moment. At the end the presenter asked her what is different about this Yoga Meditation compared to others, and she answered: "it is so easy, so simple that you dont have to do anything, like paying attention to breathing or to anything, because everything happens by itself!"

It is so amazing how the Divine finds different ways to spread Mother's love and message to all the seekers.

Jai Shri Mataji !

With love
Dallas Collective

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Honorary Citizenship of Italy to be conferred upon Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

What joy!

29th June 2006 -Honorary Citizenship of Italy
It is with great joy that we announce the Honorary Citizenship to be conferred upon Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

The local assembly for the Municipal Office of Cabella Ligure, Alessandria Italy met recently and unanimously elected to award Shri Mataji with the Honorary Citizenship of Italy. Holding Shri Mataji in the highest regard this Honorary Citizenship has been offered in recognition of the Her great works and life enriching experience. Great prosperity and peace has been brought to the valley of Val Borbera since 1991 when Shri Mataji first took up residence here in Cabella Ligure in 1991.
With this good news flowers were offered to Shri Mataji, She was very pleased by this gesture and sent all Her love to all those well wishers and local citizens who have actively supported Sahaja Yoga activities throughout the years.
On the 8th July there will be an official gathering to formally present Shri Mataji with Her honorary citizenship, attended by the Mayor of the Municipal Office of Cabella Ligure and other local dignitaries.


Shri Mataji & Sir CP in Cabella & Some Wonderful Legal News

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Wonderful Legal News:

Tuesday 20 June 2006 NIEUWS De Morgen 3
The spiritual movement Sahaja Yoga has won a preliminary injunction against the Information- and Advicecenter on Harmful Sectarian Organizations(IACSSO), according to De Morgen and De Standaard on Tuesday[20 june 2006]
The Brussels Court of Appeal convicted the federal "observatorium sects", and therefore the government, because of its lack of objectivity in its two yearly report and violation of the statutory duty of motivation. The verdict opens the door to other court cases against the center by (supposed) sects.
In its 2-yearly advisory report stigmatized the IACSSO last year the non-profit organization Sahaja Yoga as a risk-full organization. The report made mention of misleading recruitment, xenophobia, antisemitism and a danger to children. Sahaja Yoga started proceedings accordingly because they considered that the report was unjust.
"The center has condemned us without evidences", says a member of the movement who wishes to remain anonymous because of possible consequences at the company where he works. " It never wanted to hear our side of the story, nor did it want to keep the verdict in Paris where the movement was cleared, into account. We had no other choice but to go to court to clear our name."
In first instance the movement was put right for fifty percent. The Court of Appeal pursues the movement completely now and is convicting the Begian state to measures which have to lead up to rehabilitation for Sahaja Yoga: the IACSSO must mention in its advice that the advice doesn't mean that Sahaja Yoga is a harmful sectarian organization. Furthermore must the decision be published on the we bsite of the IACSSO.
The decision has far reaching consequences. It is clear that the IACSSO has to change its course of action, just like its name. There is not always a question of harmful sectarian organizations.(PD)

Light of SY Newsletter is out!

Don't miss it...

- News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pp. 1-7
- SY Programs in Jails . . . . . . . . pp. 8-9
- Exchange of Experience . . . . . . . . p. 10
- When the Heart is Opening . . pp. 11-13
- A Sahaj Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . pp. 13-14
- The Way to Wisdom . . . . . . . . pp. 14-15
- Who is Who . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 15
- Meditation on Marriage . . . . . pp. 15-18
- Indian Music for Children . . . pp. 18-19
- From Dharamshala . . . . . . . . . . pp. 19

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Pictures from SCI from the 70s

Just found these amazing old pictures via DSY Y!group, apparently from a Shipping Corporation of India event.



Thursday, June 22, 2006

UK Memories

Some bery beatuful moments from UK here. Wishing I was there, but happy to see Mother and all the yuvas so happy: