Wednesday, March 30, 2011

SAI - Atlanta Georgia


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I want to share a miracle happened in Atlanta, GA during Eswaramma Day Celerations in this year. All the SSE children and their parents participated in the function with sincere devotion and enthusiasm.

All the function was recorded in a DVD and taken to Prashanthi Nilayam to give to Swamy. Swamy took this DVD and kept close to him and said to the students that Eswaramma Celebrations were conducted in Atlanta SAI Centre with sincere devotion and said that, “I attended this function physically”.

Thus Swamy confirmed his presence at the Eswaramma Day celebrations. I want to share the photo taken during this celebration which shows Swamy’s physical presence.













                                                                   

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kashmiri BAPU

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2007 I was a guest at Bharti Bapu’s Ashram in Girnar Junagad.The hustle bustle pilgrimage centre is host to India’s largest Shivaratri Festival. Bharti BAPU officiates the celebrations being the Maha-Mandeshwar anointed by the sages of Bharat.

Shivaratri Mela attracts about 2.5 million people to Junagad that congregates for the Night of Shiva. 1.5 million of the gathering could be from the Saint and Sages community.

Bhavnath mandir is the focal attraction. There is a well at this mandir the ritual for the Saint and Sages community is to have a dip in the well as part of the celebrations. It is said for centuries Shiv-Shakti would grace this occasion as ordinary Sadus and dip in the well the moment they are under water they would disappear

Few people over the centuries have recognise Shiva-Shakti were fortunate to receive their blessings !

Bhavnath is associated with mythology from vedic history. The demons engaged the Gods in a contest for Amrit and some dropped at Bhavnath Mandir I was told. (This story is much too long for me to type for a man with very poor typing skills)

My short visit was an opportune moment to visit pilgrimage centres in and around a 30 k.m. radius.

The swamiji in Bharti Bapus ashram encouraged me to visit Kashmiri Bapus ashram a 2.5 k.m walk into the mountain a guide was arranged for me.

The walk could be about 30 minutes crossing three streams to the top. It would be challenging during the monsoons if you are a tourist journeying to the top. I would recommend a guide.

The climb was easy many thoughts flooded my mind, on-route did consider halfway to turn back. My chance encounter with the Great TAPASVI was and extraordinary engagement !

We were about 350 devotees that morning for darshan. Protocol demands to stand in a queue the Seva-DAL would move one at a lightning’s pace as darshan of the Great Sage would be a 10 second affair.

My turn approaches I bow down, decided to speak HIM, in a flash the Seva Dal taps me on the back gently to move on.

I was disappointed.

We were asked to proceed to the dining area about 15 meters from the darshan precinct for His prasad.

As I began having prasad the Guruji summons for me He wanted to speak to me. I was overwhelmed and overjoyed spoke to Him briefly in Hindi and Gujarati.

The energy in His midst is Incredible. Bapu in my humble opinion a Mahan TAPASVI !
Very few Sages dwell in the VOID - He is a product of the Metaphysical !

The hut from where He gives Darshan must be 7 sq. meter in size. The photographs posted I was standing at the entrance to His shrine as you are not permitted to enter. You bow down at the entrance and He must be seated about 3 metres away.

I peeked in His humble abode, notice a Dhuni on the left, that is burning for many decades I was told by an english speaking gentleman to my surprise.

An imposing work of ART a Shiva painting on the wall of the mandir is breath-taking at Gurujis ashram. I was about to photograph, but told promptly NO, as this SHIVA was revealed to the Great TAPASVI in Dhyan !

You want to enlarge His photograph and take a close look at His forehead. Siddha NATH Kashmiri BAPU is a rare breed, illumined Master.

Many wonders of BAPU’S Tapasya are reported by the locals.

His JADA touches the ground !

There is a Datta MANDIR at His ashram as Mount GIRNAR being home to Gurudev DATTATREYA.

Kashmiri BAPU KI JAI

Jai GIRNARI !


Thought of the day !

When you are walking in Love you are treading in the presence of God. In this journey you will encounter turbulence receive it as a gift from the Divine.

Life’s adversarial opportunities are gifted to the brave. The best of you, is revealed in the midst of a conflicting mind, when your world appears hostile to You !

Your composure during this jury will unveil your life’s most beautiful verdict, Loving YOU, the true expression of the Soul on the pathway to sanctity.

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Bhagwan SHIV
Kashmiri BAPU












































          

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Quotes

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Thought of the day !

When a religion wants to extend its influence, it has to refrain from the vilification of other religions and exaggeration of its own excellence. Pomp and publicity become more important than practice and faith. But SAI want the devotee of each religion to cultivate faith in its own brilliance and realize their validity by their own intense practice. That is the SAI religion, the religion that fosters all religions and emphasizes their common greatness. Take up this religion, boldly and joyfully.

Bhagwan BABA

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)


Hindu Dharma is like a boundless ocean teeming with priceless gems. The deeper you dive, the more treasures you find.

You must not loose faith in humanity.Humanity is and ocean;if a few drops of the ocean are dirty the ocean does not become dirty.

To give service to a single heart by a single act is better then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

There is nothing that waste the body like worry,and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.

Martin Luther KING

I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Hinduism Today 1997 December Page 8

The season to remember that Hindus honour all religions --- but don’t practise all religions !

Dr. Rogers is quoted:

Though Dr. Rogers said it in 1984, his words are so relevant to what we are facing in America today. In fact, it was even read and posted in the Congressional Record by Congressman Steve King from the state of Iowa on January 14, 2009.

“Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And what one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government can’t give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody. And when half of the people get the idea they don’t have to work because the other half’s going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea it does no good to work because somebody’s going to get what I work for. That, dear friend, is about the end of any nation.”

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Bhagwan
Bhagwan with Manoj KUMAR and Mohammed RAFI