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Shri Mataji is happy when we sing collectively and that’s why the more Sahaja Yogis there are singing together, the stronger the vibrations.

I am reminded of an old cassette Subhash and I were listening to some time back. It was one of Shri Mataji’s Puja lectures in India (Calcutta or Delhi). We had listened to this lecture a few times before but would switch the tape off after the lecture. This time the tape continued to play after Shri Mataji’s lecture.

Shri Mataji asked the Sahaja Yogis to sing bhajans and asked if they had a harmonium with them. Although they did not have a harmonium or any other musical instrument, one of the yogis sang a bhajan in praise of Shri Mataji. At the completion of the bhajan, Mother said, “Good! But I would like all of you to sing one bhajan collectively.”

“And I want you all to clap,” She added.

The group had prepared a bhajan in Marathi to sing for Shri Mataji. They sang the bhajan collectively, clapping their hands rythmically three times (clap, clap, clap – clap, clap, clap – clap, clap, clap), the way we clap when we sing Aarti during Puja.

It was so beautiful, touching the heart! The bhajan was “Amhi matajinchya charnasi alo,” meaning, “As we have come to the Feet of Mother, we have been bathed in the Nectar of Chaitanya.” It’s a beautiful, beautiful bhajan. Subhash and I were hearing it for the first time. You can find this bhajan in the Sahaja Yoga Song Book.

At the end of the singing, Shri Mataji exclaimed, “What vibrations! So beautiful!”

She continued, “Because when you clap three times you beat your ego with the three powers of Shri Mahakali, Shri Mahalakshmi and Shri Mahasaraswati.”

This is such deep, Sahaja Yoga knowledge which we had not heard before. I opened my eyes and was so amazed. What did Shri Mataji say?

And we listened to this part again. My husband and I now understood why Baba Mama [Shri Mataji’s young brother] would ask the Sahaja Yogis to clap three times in Cabella when his music group was performing.

So now we clap three times whenever we sing or listen to bhajans.

Divine knowledge is coming to us slowly and so very beautifully. We keep learning all the time, sharing our beautiful experiences and miracle stories.

Manju Dhingra

Originally posted 2007-12-29 04:24:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Seeking Your Spirit

Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji

People have talked about Self-realization. So many people have talked about second birth. Everyone has said that you are to be born again. There are many people who go about saying, “I’m twice born,” self-certified. You can find all kinds of people in this world, who are knowing that something has to happen, some breakthrough has to take place, something we have to seek.

Imagine at the time of Christ there were not so many people who were seeking. Nobody could talk to the disciples also much. They were just ordinary fishermen, very simple people.

But today is the time when you find so many of seekers all over the world. Seeking what? What are you seeking? The seeking is of your Spirit.

Shri Mataji, 1982

Originally posted 2010-02-07 08:28:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Hymn

      

Part of the Cosmos
Part of the Cosmos

I am not my mind.
I am not my ego, so vain.
I am not my body
With all its passions and pains.

I am not my profession,
Nor inspiration, nor art.
I am not all these things –
This I feel in my heart.

I am bathing in Cosmic rays
In Eternal Love of God
I am only Pure Spirit –
Nothing else in the World.

Vladimir Mikhanovsky

Vladimir Mikhanovsky. Hope Faith Love: The Road to God. Pune, India: Nirmal Transformation, 2007.

(Photograph: NASA, Hubble telescope)

Originally posted 2008-12-22 05:43:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Kumbh Mela, 2010

One of the holiest of holy festivals and fairs of Hindus – the Kumbh Mela – attracts the largest number of religious and spiritual seekers at one place who come down to receive their blessings by bathing in the waters of the River Ganges during this particular auspicious festival.

Interestingly, Sahaja Yogis in Haridwar had hosted a big stall in that fair where a very successful  Self Realization program during Kumbh Mela was worked out to reach more than 31,000 seekers from various parts of the globe from March to April 2010. The seekers who received their Self Realization were from all sects including the ritualistic sadhus (saints) and various religious seekers.

There were such moments that can be described as unique experiences of its own kind (never heard of before), as many saints who had come from the high recesses of the Himalayas just expressed their anxiousness to receive their Self Realization. They just turned up near the hosted stall of Sahaja Yogis, and when asked what they were seeking they said affirmatively that they had come all  the way to receive their Self Realization, as if they knew everything beforehand like any other expert who could tell what is going to happen next. One of them claimed after seeing the photograph of Shri Mataji after the Self Realization that they  have already met Her with Her holy darshan at Himalayas from where they were coming to attend this special event.

Significance and legend behind the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar
According to astrologers, the “Kumbh Fair” takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries. Kumbha (Kumbha means pot) Mela (means fair) is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage festival. It takes place at the following four locations of India: Prayag at Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh),  Haridwar  (Uttarakhand), Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) and Nasik (Maharashtra).

The origin and significance of this Kumbh is very ancient and dates back to the time of the churning of the primordial sea (Samudramanthan). The resultant effect of this primordial churning is said to ensue a fierce battle between Gods and demons (Asuras) when the pot of nectar of immortality, called the “elixir of life” came out of the sea. The legend says that to prevent the vessel of ambrosia (Amruta) being snatched away forcibly by the powerful Asuras, four designate  deities, namely Brahaspati (Jupitar), Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon) and Shani (Saturn), were entrusted to take it to a safer place for the gods. Asuras, learning of the conspiracy, turned furious and chased these four gods running away with the vessel. This legendary chase  is said to have lasted for twelve days and nights during which the Devtas and Asuras went round the earth. During this chase the Devtas (deities) put the prized vessel containing ambrosia at Haridwar, Prayag, Ujjain and Nasik.

According to Indian Holy Scriptures and Puranas, during the process of the fight that ensued between the Devtas and Asuras over the rightful possession of the  Amruta, it spilled out of the vessel at these four places which turned them into holy places on earth during the chase. To commemorate this holy event of chasing and shifting their hiding places with the vessel of the Amrut, Kumbh  is celebrated at the above four places periodically.

In India the festival is religiously very important for the Hindus. At every Kumbh occasion, millions of Hindus take part in the celebrations. During the 2004 Kumbh at Haridwar, more than 10 millions devotees were said to have participated at the site. Saints, seers, priests and yogis from all corners of India gathered to participate in Kumbh. Haridwar is considered very holy, due to the fact that the River Ganga enters the plains cascading from mountains through this route.

It is popularly believed since ancient times that bathing during this Kumbh season in the waters of the Ganges helps cure the seeker of all sins and evils, while granting one salvation and boons. It is also believed that during the phase of this Kumbh the water of Ganga is charged with positive healing effects.

(Photograph: liveindia.com)

Originally posted 2010-04-28 00:37:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Sahaja Yoga in Myanmar

Sahaja Yoga in Myanmar

Here is a brief report about the Sahaja Yoga public programs held on 15 and 16 November 2008 in Mandalay, Myanmar. With so many people having received their Self-realisation in what is probably the geographical centre of Myanmar, these divine vibrations will now certainly flow to the four corners of this beautiful land and change the destiny of all its people.

Greta More

The first program, 15 November, Saturday, was in the ballroom with set-up for 250 people.  It was overwhelmingly full, with no space for some who stayed at the foyer listening.  At least 300 people received their Self-realisation. It was attended also by the Indian Consulate-General and Vice-Consul with their spouses.
 

Realisation in Mandalay, Myanmar

Realisation in Mandalay, Myanmar

The second program on 16 November, Sunday, was held in the pool area to accommodate more people. About 150 people or more got their Self-realisation through Music Therapy Meditation. 
 
The vibrations are tremendously flowing. 
 
So much appreciation to the Thai Sahaja Yoga collective and all the Sahaj family.  Your love has made this all possible. Thanks to all the dieties who really make the preparations flowing like the river of Irrawardy (the biggest river in Myanmar). But of course we felt the attention of Our Beloved Mother as we felt Her presence, really.
 
I have no words to describe more.  
 
Chelie Tanaka

Originally posted 2008-11-17 20:30:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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