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Bliss Is Everywhere

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This bliss then, you find everywhere. In a little thing also you find there is bliss. Zen taught that to people. They saw bliss in seeing only a moss, a little bit of moss. And you see the moss and you say, “Oh God, what a beautiful piece it is.” God has created a little moss and that moss has all the little, little tentacles and that bliss. But those who are vain people can never feel bliss. Vanity kills bliss. Ego kills bliss….

It is so beautiful. How many have got this bliss? Have sympathy for them, have compassion for them, those who do not have.

But bliss comes to you through your confidence in yourself. If you have no confidence in yourself, bliss cannot be. And the worst thing against confidence is [saying], “Then what should I do? Then how can I get it? Then why not I have?” It is the worst, you fighting yourself all the time. You are that, sitting on that and still if you are saying, “Why shouldn’t I have it?”

So what to answer? I mean, you just want to ask because you have to ask. It is there. Why are you asking? Just feel it. If that works out, that you feel where you are sitting, then you will be surprised that you are at peace with yourself and there is bliss.

Shri Mataji, 1985

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Originally posted 2010-06-20 07:51:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Totality of Love

Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga

(Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga)

We have within us a being which I call the spirit – the spirit, which is also part and parcel of the totality that is love, totality that is God, totality that is joy, totality that is knowledge. And that spirit within us is watching us. It is not watching like a guard or a police inspector. That also, we human beings cannot understand….

 The spirit is the one that is love. Can you understand total love? Can you understand something that just gives and enjoys giving and not asking for anything? Can you understand someone like that? Can you? Loving for love’s sake, that’s what is your spirit. It is watching you with that love, that total love.

That totality of love is watching you to give you that what it is. Now here, I would say you are the spirit and you are this Self. Another one, which is this awareness, is this human awareness which you have got. This human awareness has to be enlightened by that totality, that spirit. When it enlightens that, then only, you know that you are a part and parcel of the totality and that you are beautiful, you are really beautiful.

There’s some times one feels a little bashful to know how beautiful one is and so fragrant and so grand and so dignified. That new dimension one has to understand….

To understand the totality of love, total love, you have to know that these are all just flecks. The ocean, the oceans of oceans of love will wash off these specks in no time, but have faith in yourself, that’s all. Have faith in yourself. After all, you are human beings.

Shri Mataji, 1980

Originally posted 2009-01-19 21:37:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Theatre of Eternal Values production                                                                                                           William William Blake is recognised in Sahaja Yoga as a great realised soul. It is very fitting, then, that a very talented theatre group made up of Sahaja yogis was involved in developing and presenting a play about William Blake, to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of William Blake’s birth.

From November 20 to December 2, 2007, the international theatre company, Theatre of Eternal Values, performed William Blake’s Divine Humanity at the New Players Theatre in London, UK, in the very heart of the country where Blake took his birth – and a stone’s throw away from Fountain Court near the Strand where he spent the last years of his life.

The press wrote:

“With Blake’s beautiful words and the supple and constrained movements of the cast, the Theatre of Eternal Values enact a series of tableaux based on Blake’s etchings, as well as using his work to elaborate on the poet’s life. This piece is a loving and sophisticated work created to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Blake’s birth.”
UK Theatre. Net – December 2007
Sara-Mae Tuson

“It was always going to be a theatrical challenge, as writer Tim Bruce says of attempting to do justice to the complexity of Blake’s works, and the Theatre of Eternal Values rose beautifully to it, presenting a wonderfully lyrical production of William Blake’s Divine Humanity.

“The beautiful voice and narration of The Bard set a quiet, centred, yet dramatic tone to the play, and gave it an unhurried meditative quality, in which Blake’s visionary message was brought alive. The performance drew the audience in from the beginning, and invited reflection on Blake as a mystic poet, and on how relevant his work still is, 250 years later. The fact that this play is being performed in the heart of London, the city in which Blake spent his life, and one that embodies many of the materialistic capitalist values Blake spoke out against through his work, makes it all the more relevant.”
Extra Extra – November 2007
Marion Drew

This is the first time that Blake’s prophetic books have been performed on stage. Here the story of Jerusalem is set against the background of Blake’s masterly engravings from The Book of Job and interspersed with key moments in Blake’s life, incorporating original music and contemporary dance.

The play has evolved over one and a half years in a series of collective workshops in Cabella (Italy), London (UK), Vienna (Austria) and Everbeek (Belgium) and is the culmination of the creative talents of many people from twelve countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Spain, UK.

It will be possible to see a live performance of William Blake’s Divine Humanity in various countries in 2008 or to purchase a DVD (estimated release date: May 2008).

Log on to the Theatre of Eternal Values website regularly (http://www.theatreofeternalvalues.com), and check the News section to find out more information.

(Photograph: http://www.theatreofeternalvalues.com)

Originally posted 2008-03-04 04:14:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Republic Day, India

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On the 26th January 2008, the whole of India celebrated the 59th Republic Day to commemorate the day on which India gained independence as a nation. This day is also Australia Day which commemorates the founding of Australia.

As early as 7 o’clock in the morning, people started gathering in the front garden at Pratishthan, Shri Mataji’s home near Pune. There were children holding Indian flags of all sizes according to their own size, ladies wearing beautiful saris, military officers and policemen, all in a mood of celebration for this official and joyful occasion.

At 9 o’clock, about 1000 people were waiting in a beautiful setting, specially prepared to receive Shri Mataji and Her husband, Sir CP Srivastava.

The program began by the unfurling of the National Flag by Shri Mataji. The National Anthem was sung with great fervour and respect by the Sahaja Yogis present.

The children then danced to patriotic songs. Shri Mataji appreciated and enjoyed the performances very much and was smiling almost throughout the performances.

Russian Sahaja Yogis who were visiting Pune joined their Indian brothers and sisters in celebrating the Indian Republic Day. They offered their respects to Shri Mataji in the form of a bhajan (devotional song). Everyone present on the lawns enjoyed the performances  by the Pune Bhajan group as well as the bhajan by the Russians.

Sir CP addressed the group and congratulated everyone on the occasion of the Republic Day. He recollected the occasion when India had gained its independence and mentioned that Shri Mataji had requested him then to serve his country whole-heartedly. He talked about the importance of Sahaja Yoga and the message of Shri Mataji to the world. He also said, on behalf of Shri Mataji, that She was very happy, Her heart rejoicing, and very pleased.

The picture above shows Shri Mataji and Her husband, Sir CP, enjoying the Republic Day celebrations in Pratisthan.

Originally posted 2008-01-28 04:28:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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