Concern and Compassion

April 21, 2008

This is a recollection from the year 2002, when Shri Mataji was in Canajoharie for Shri Krishna puja. One night a bunch of us were lending a hand at Her residence close to the hangar. After finishing up with the chores we were offered the option of meditating by her living room, where She was receiving someone. So we sat down and started meditating and the proof of being thoughtless was that I cannot recall a word that was exchanged between the visitor and Mother. However, reflecting on the keywords of the discussion I saw an awe gathering within me, later.

The entire event in the living room was Mother being briefed upon dangerous chemicals at play in various aspects of American life: food supply, various forms of pollution etc. The briefing was highly technical but a graduate student can make out that the conversation was aimed at putting divine attention on the disruption of nature and all things natural in our lifestyles here. It was past midnight and there She was, sitting and working these things out in the form of the most compassionate One.


Shri Mataji Arrives in Dubai (Apr 08)

April 18, 2008

Some lovely, heartwarming pictures of Shri Mataji’s arrival in Dubai. Complete album on the Dubai visit website

Shri Mataji in Dubai 2008Shri Mataji with Child in Dubai 2008


[Video] Sufi poem by Rumi set to beautiful music and visuals

April 18, 2008

Poetry that nourishes the being by invoking the spirit, alluding to the eternal and taming the infernal:

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Footnote: An Iranian friend of mine once told me: Rumi was never ‘Rumi’ in his homeland. Only to the distant sufis of India etc, he was Rumi as he lived around Rome. Similarly, Indians never know Khusro as ‘Dehelvi’, only the middle easterners would call im Dehelvi (of Delhi, India).


Vibrated Water

April 17, 2008

Yesterday, the following picture of water being vibrated was sent from Brazil.

Shri Mataji’s picture vibrates water

Vibrating water in Sahaja Yoga for benevolence is a time tested recommendation which most yogis follow with diligence. Upon searching the blogosphere for more stories related to vebrated water, the following were found. If you have more, let the blog know!

Research on the effect of vibrations on water

With the spreading of Sahaja Yoga, it became well known that water can be vibrated by Shri Mataji, directly by her personal impact or in the presence of her photograph. Many people experienced medicinal properties of such water. [from sahajayoga.org] complete story

The India tour participants from this past March, 2008, recollect talking about vibrated water research to the agricultural university there:

“On the weekend of 15 February 2008 we, a small group of Sahaja Yogis from Mumbai, went to the Konkan Agricultural College to give realisation. About 1,500 students got their realisation as well as the Principal and all the staff. We showed them some research on sunflowers treated with vibrated water which gave a higher yield, and trees affected by acid rain treated in the same way, done by Dr Mylany in Austria some years ago, and they were very impressed.” complete article on the aussie sy website

Vibrated water brings balance and peace to places that might have seen disturbing episodes in history. Here is a recollection by a yogi sprinkling vibrated water to bring peace:

During this trip [Native American Tour by Sahaja Yogis] I was able to visit very important places, crucial areas of historic importance, where battles and very important historical personalities, both good and bad, laid the foundation for the formation of the United States. We were able to throw vibrated water at the Battle of the Big Horn. We prayed to bring peace to the Indians and the entire American population. We held Sahaja Yoga programs on the reservations. complete article in Light of Sahaja Yoga newspaper

Yen from Malaysia has a ‘recipe’ for vibrating the house with vibrated water!

Recipe for Vibrated Fragrant Air
(click for the complete post)
Ingredients :
1 spray bottle
Some vibrated water
Few drops of perfume oil (Jasmine, Mogra, Khus, Rose, Sandalwood…your choice) – This is the secret ingredient

 


Indian National Seminar – North Region 2008 Announcement

April 16, 2008

National Sahaja Yoga Seminar (Northern Region – INDIA) 2008

is being held in the campus of Raath Maha Vidyalaya, Paithani, near the
historical town of Pauri, 183 km from the holy city of Haridwar. The place, apart from
having a cool weather in the month of May/June, is full of natural beauty with a small river
flowing nearby adding to the grandeur. All the Sahaj Yogi brothers and sisters are cordially
invited to this Seminar so that we can meditate together, exchange vibrations and go
deeper in our spiritual ascent.

** SEMINAR SCHEDULE**
VENUE: RAATH MAHA VIDYALAYA, PAITHANI (Pauri Garhwal, Uttrakhand)
START: 30th May (Friday)
– Arrival, Registration & Hawan at 6 PM
PROGRAM : 31 st May to 2nd
June – Morning & Evening Sessions
END: 2nd June (Monday) – After evening session (late night)


Sahaja Yoga Seminar in Tamil Nadu

April 16, 2008

Tamil Nadu Seminar 2008 Registration details are being circulated via email lists: registration and contact info is not posted for privacy reasons.

Sahaja Yoga Website for Tamil Nadu:  

 

 

By Our Holy Mother’s Grace, the Summer Seminar of Tamil Nadu will be conducted on the 16th, 17th and 18th May 2008 at Jai Gopal Garodia National School, Bharat Mata Street, Chitlapakkam, Tambaram, Chennai – 600 045. As usual this will be an intense workshop aimed at helping the Sahaja Yogis to go deeper in Sahaj.

 

Chennai, formerly known as Madras , is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai has an estimated population of 7.5 million (2007), making it the fourth largest metropolitan city in India and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. The name Chennai is derived from Chennapattinam, the name of the town that grew up around Fort St. George, built by the British in 1640. There are different versions about the origin of the name. Chennai’s economy has a broad industrial base in the automobile, technology, hardware manufacturing, and healthcare industries. The city is home to much of India’s automobile industry and is the country’s second-largest exporter of Software, information technology and information-technology-enabled services, behind Bangalore. The city is served by an international airport and two major ports; it is connected to the rest of the country by five national highways and two railway terminals. Thirty-five countries have consulates in Chennai.

 

Separate rooms / halls will be provided for ladies and gents for their stay during the seminar. A maximum of 200 participants only can be accommodated in this place. Hence we request you to please intimate your participation as early as possible. Participants are advised to bring their beddings, toiletries, medicines etc. The weather will be warm (around 35ºC).

 

The Seminar is scheduled to start on 16th May by 10.00am and conclude by 4.00pm on 18th May 2008. The programme will consist of Early Morning Meditation, Shoe Beating & Foot Soaking, Talks on Topics relating to Vertical Growth, Inner Personality Development, Improving Inter-personal relationships, Medical Aspects, Introspection on Shri Mataji’s messages, Havan, Puja etc. In the evenings there will be group games and cultural programmes. The programme will be in English.

 

We extend a warm welcome to all our Sahaja Yogi brothers and sisters. We request you to please give publicity for this programme amongst your members and encourage maximum participation. Kindly register immediately and get a confirmation on your registration from the undersigned. There will be no spot registration at the venue.

 

These charges take care of the accommodation and food arrangements from 18th morning till 4pm on 20th May 2007. Participation will be restricted to a maximum of 200, strictly on a first come first served basis. The payments may be made at the venue on arrival.

 

The venue is less than 1km away from Tambaram Sanatorium station. One may take a local electric train to Tambaram Sanatorium from Park Station, opposite Chennai Central Station. From Chennai airport the venue will be about 10km away.

 

 

E-mail : iisys [at] vsnl {dot} com

 

TAMIL NADU SAHAJA YOGA COMMITTEE


Easter 2008 Shri Mataji Pictures

April 15, 2008

Easter 2008 Shri Mataji 1
Easter 2008
Shri Mataji at Easter 2008 2

The easter puja speech was quite life changing for me as it revealed more layers of forgiveness than I was aware of. Yes, forgiveness is something deeper and more complex than I previously thought. Being upset and not angry was never a Agnya issue for me, but after this talk, I know better.

 Another related piece of Sahaj vidya gained last weekend was that the Father does not judge on chastity and lets the seeker pass at the Vishuddhi. It is the Son who does the judgement of whether a seeker is fit for entering and staying in the kingdom of God. Very interesting talk on Yogeshwara aspect of Shri Krishna from His puja in 1982 in UK.

[Click images for full view]

 


Holi in Sahaja Yoga

April 15, 2008

Holi in Sahaja Yoga

Holi in Sahaja Yoga has its own charm. The above photo is from Shri Mataji’s birthday celebration in 2008 which coincided with Holi. I have always locked myself up in the apartment and desisted from playing holi because of the modern modifications to this wonderful festival: pouring chemical dyes and colors, violent drunkenness etc. However in Sahaja Yoga, holi has been restored to its pristine original by restricting colors to natural powdered ones only. Also, no drunkenness, which goes without saying. Also ‘maryaadas’ where brothers play holi with brothers and the ladies stick to their sisters causing no harm to chastity. As an additional bonus, the yogis above were playing holi with vibrated gulal (red powder).

Holi is truly holy in Sahaja Yoga, thanks to Shri Mataji!


City of Pune Honors Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

April 8, 2008

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Pune, April 7th, 2008 – ‘The felicitation of Shri Mataji and Sir CP Shrivastava is one of those given to enlightened and austere persons’, says Mayor Rajlaxmi Bhonsle on Monday. She provided a letter of felicitation to the respected couple.

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“We honor these enligthened and austere personalities – Mayor Bhonsle”

‘The felicitation of Shri Mataji and Sir CP Shrivastava is one of those given to enlightened and austere persons’, says Mayor Rajlaxmi Bhonsle on Monday. She provided a letter of felicitation to the respected couple.

Shri Mataji has worked to create a milieu based on higher values. Her husband has served the country selflessly. To commemorate these achievements, the mayor presented them with the felicitation.

Shivashahir Babasaheb Purandare was the chief guest. Assistant Mayor Bhokatey, Members of House of Representatives Anil Bhonsle, Standing Committee Chief Shyam Deshpande, leader of opposition Vikas Matkari were present. Also present were Abhay Chajed, Avinash Salve, Shrikant Patil, Dilip Baratey, Nilesh Nikam, Ravindra Ghangekar etc. Vinita Apte was the Master of Ceremonies. Vikas Mathkari gave the vote of thanks. The Mayor described the work of Shri Mataji and Sir CP and read the letter of felicitation out loud.

In his speech, Purandare, the chief guest spoke about Shri Mataji’s work. Shri Mataji is spreading essential values and traditions all over the world. Her personality is magnanimous and many have found refuge and solutions to life’s hardest questions. Education alone is not enough to live a life of contentment, dharma and benevolence. Repitive chanting of mantras is insufficient too. It needs someone like Shri Mataji to inculcate and inspire these principles within. Beyond these, Shri Mataji blesses one with keeping one’s wisdom and dharmic way awakened.”

The Mayor went on to add further, that through Sahaja Yoga, Shri Mataji has transformed thousands of people all over the world. She has forged amicable relationships amongst all people of the world. Followers of Shri Mataji were present at ceremony in large numbers.