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Become a fountain of joy!

Unleash the Joy Within..

Unleash the Joy Within..

You have to get in touch within, to tap the infinite joy within..

You might give yourself a 1000 reasons to be unhappy, but each time there will be a 100 reasons to be happy.
You have got to find that, that really makes you happy & practice it regularly.
A person, an event will not give you joy for long, nor repeat it again..
You have got to stop finding it there, realizing it again & again..
What stays with you is your body & mind, your memory, intellect.
And time & again you have to work on it..
Purify it with knowledge & compassion,
Polish it with Sadhana,
Decorate yourself with joy – with Satsang
& present it with love through Service to others..
You have to seek shelter to the Fountain of joy, the Guru, to become one..
Someone who knows how to safeguard happiness, cultivate, curate & nurture it!
You got to find that which helps you move beyond success & failure, joy & sorrow..

You have got to connect with the joy within to relate to the chaos, confusion & distress outside..
Everything has been carefully designed to get you inside, to the cave of your heart & to become a fountain of joy yourself! πŸ™‚
Be one, soon πŸ™‚



Good News! Mumbai Navratri Utsav this year at Goregaon!

Everyone is invited to The Art of Living – Mumbai Navratri Utsav 2013 at Goregaon.

When is it :
10th – 12th October 2013

Where is it :
Vishnu Park Ground,
Bangur Nagar
Goregaon West.

Here is a invitation poster to spread the information across

Mumbai Navratri Invitation

Mumbai Navratri Invitation


Who all can come :


What will be there this Navratri? What is the schedule of Celebrations? :

There will be Ancient Homas/ Yagyas that will be performed, Chantings, Satsangs and much more.

A) For schedule of Homas check this outΒ  :

Schedule of Mumbai Navratri Homas 2013

Schedule of Mumbai Navratri Homas 2013


B) Also Lalitha Sahasranaam Chantings & Satsang on 10,11,12th October 6:30pm onwardsΒ 


Do you want to know more about the Homas? Well. Check this out!

Description of Homas and  Sankalpa Info 2013

Description of Homas and Sankalpa Info 2013


Do you wish to take Sankalpa for any of the above Homas?

Do you wish to contribute? for Anna DaanΒ  / Puja Samagri / Homa Prasadam / Vastra Daan / Lalitha Sahasranama


Then call up these guys, they will help you out : 98921 76219 / 92233 13356 / 77380 56590 / 98193 11550 / 98691 95052.


Oh! you still have questions?

never mind! Call these guys then : 9987091470,9820281050,9892787842


Hey, Did you know there is an official page for all the amazing Poojas, Homas and ancient rituals that continue to happen in Mumbai..

Yes! and its right on Facebook : Check this link out : Facebook : Mumbai – Rudra Puja & NavratriΒ  ( )

Yup, These guys are on twitter too! – Follow them onΒ  : TwitterΒ  : @aolpuja – ( )

Oh ya, email idΒ  :


And dont miss out on their updates : follow the Facebook page for the official updates on the ongoing activities.


Wishing you happy festive times ahead!!

Happy Navratra!

Love & Regards,








Art of Living : MUMBAI NAVRATRI FESTIVAL – October 2012!

Book your dates for the Celebrative and Auspicious Navratri Festival in MUMBAI!
Art of Living Mumbai Invites you all!

16-22nd Oct.
at Sambhaji Park Near Eastern Express Highway,
Mulund East Mumbai..

Advance Course :
16-19th Oct 2012

To Register for Advance Course Contact on
(To apply : Need to have done One Part 1 Course)

Sahaj Samadhi :
17-19th Oct 2012

To Register for Sahaj Samadhi Course contact on
( Open for ALL : Anybody can register)

Homas ::
20th October 2012 :
8:30amΒ Β  :Β  Sri Maha Ganapati Homam
12:30pm :Β  Sri Navgraha Homam

5:00pmΒ Β  : Vasthu Shanti Homam
6:30pmΒ Β  : Sri Chandi Devi Kalasa Sthapanam
Chandi Homa Prarambham
9:00pmΒ Β  : Poornahuthi, Mangalarthi

21st October 2012 :
7:00amΒ Β  : Rudrabhishekham
Shri Maha Rudra Homam
10:00am : Sri Chandi Homam
12:30pm : Poornahuthi, Mangalarthi

5:00pmΒ Β  : Shri Maha Sudarshana Homam
6:30pmΒ Β  : Sri Nava Chandi Homam
9:00pmΒ Β  : Poornahuthi, Mangalarthi

22nd October 2012 :
7:00amΒ  : Sri Nava Chandi Homam
Sri Chandi Navavarana Puja
Sri Durga Sapthashathi Adhyaya
Homam,Kanyaka Puja, Suvasini Puja
12:30pm : Maha Poornahuthi,Mangalarthi
Kalasha Abhishekham

Prasada Viniyogam


Navratri Schedule!

See how does the Homas help us πŸ™‚
A brief description of the Homas happening in the Navratri festival πŸ™‚
Do Come for ALL!

What Homas Do!


If you wish to help out and do some Seva :
Here is the Volunteer Form :

Have a look at the seva areas and join in πŸ™‚


Happy times ahead!

Love JaiGurudeva! πŸ™‚

Swapnil πŸ™‚

Do i feel the Connection?!

Q : Wat shud one do when he doesnt feel d connection ?

Answer :
It is not that you don’t feel devotion at all.
Maybe, not to the extent you feel most times.
And that is natural.
Just don’t focus on this lack.
As Guruji says don’t focus on the lack else you reel in lack.
So when you acknowledge that you feel tasteless in devotion,
Practise Seva, Knowledge and Sacrifice more.
These along with Sadhana Satsang & Surrender can bring back the lost touch.
You should say " Okay G! I am waiting for again be there in the every inch of creation i see! I am waiting to feel the infinite love every moment! Till then YOU see my love for you" πŸ™‚
Gratitude is the key – that you are feeling devotion πŸ™‚
Seeing God in everyone πŸ™‚

Love Prayers Blessing
Swapnil πŸ™‚

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A Refreshing Morning with Rohit Bhaiya!

Rohit Bhaiya

Rohit Bhaiya

Rohit Bhaiya is leaving to Turkey now to organize for G’s visit :))
here’s an excerpt from of what happened in session with Rohit Bhaiya at Bandra last morning!

This person is so amazingly exceptional!

Its difficult to capture the essence of what he says at times!

Made some effort to capture some πŸ™‚

So here it goes!!

So one guy had problem with his to-be-bhabhi as he felt, she was the reason, that his bro, didn’t interact with parents n himself πŸ™‚
And so he goes n talks to his bhai.. that pls do talk and interact with us all and not just with ur gf!
So the person keeps feeling the girl separated the relations!

Bhaiya says.. who are you, to say, to ur younger brother, that he should have good relations with parents! stop being mothers postman.
He is a big man and i hope knows how to deal and give time!
Understand and have trust!
Common he has had gf just now.Let him enjoy bit and give him some time & space! as a person he knows what to do!
Further if you do have problems with his Gf.. without knowing her.. dont make biased statements.. Get to know her.
Dont fight on the invisible!
Relax and be supportive enough :))

Somebody asked : how to deal parents! Its like, i do my things but when i tell them of going for AOL they kinda are so unsupportive!
I mean i did give them ideas that how would i move ahead in my life and my vision and instead of giving hope, they discourage me! They keep saying mere se nai hoga n all and whats the point doing and all. I atleast expect some encouragement from them.
Arey my dear.. jisne poori waqt ki roti milne ke liye bitayi.who dont do anything to feel inspired.
unse kya inspiration ki apeksha rakhte ho.
Parents: they dont practise & feel what you do.
Toh don’t expect them, to give affirmative and sensitive replies!
they might appear rude & harsh!
They just want you to listen to them..
Most of the time they just want you to listen!
So if you are firm about not acting to what they say and feel you could do much better then dont fight or defend them and get irritated.
Just sit and listen with a patient mind.
And offer your best!
most importantly,

Get them to do course and let them also feel the bliss! then you can talk On one level!
Till then its difficult to explain them d high of 3S’s Sadhana Seva Satsang.

What do you do, to feel nice in day, to feel refreshed? Nothing much consciously right. Start doing.
Recognize & with wisdom manifest!
Why do you do sadhana?
Because it gives you rest, peace of mind, for those few moments you feel good, you feel doing sadhana will help you achieve it all.
But a time comes when with deep rest, you enjoy your sadhana, where not only you experience rest, but good too and till that time keep doing!
Ohkay sometimes its difficult to act on negativity as you dont know what to do, whats happening and how to get out of it soon!

All these things happen when you lack Sadhana, when you don’t live knowledge or refresh revise your knowledge.
One thing is Do your kriya.. that helps.
Second, those who possess such energy, like volunteer teacher.. talk to them.
Best is: Go for advance course.. Even the lowest of low prana can feel the high and come out of lowness.
and regularly Do talk, share and feel free with teachers!
Teachers can guide , help you by giving any practical tips they applied πŸ™‚


Photo Courtesy : Puneet Garg :


An Evening with Rishiji..

Rishi Nityapragyaji

Rishi Nityapragyaji

Part of the knowledge session by Rishi Nityapragyaji on 25th April 2012 at SSRVM Mulund West.

Atom has nucleus and electron cloud and in between them was said to be void.. but when scientist tapped that space they discovered it as consciousness..
Energy is in each atom..
Like that Bliss or that eternal state of happiness is your nature..
Tumhara swabhav hai sachhitanand aur jo dikhai deta hai aur jo tumhare harkate hoti hai.. wo prabhav se hai..

dekho tumhari body aur breath chod ke jayegi, par mind,intellect,ego saath rahega..toh uski baat karte hai..

Q : I have ego problems. How do i handle it?
A : First learn to identify what type of ego it is and then make effort to move out of it.
For example, you dont talk much and stay aloof.. that is one ego..
You like to boss around.. create superiority complex, thats ego..
Okay now since you have known, what type of ego is in you..
Ask close people around you, to remind you each time, you fall in that behaviour.. you can forget, but people around you, are aware all the time. So taking help of people you come out of ego..

Q : When somebody gets egoistic i get affected. How do i handle that?
A : Sometimes you feel shaken because of somebody’s ego.Realise and become alert then.Are you shaken by their ego or is your ego awakened again.The secret to move out of it is..realise it again and again.

Sometimes you forgive a person and have moved out of it.But somewhere you feel through the persons reactions, that the person hasnt still accepted from his side and knowing this you become unhappy.
Drop that unhappiness too.
They will take their own sweet time to accept you..
And the funny part is.. The moment you accept the inacceptance and behave normal, feeling normal.That moment onwards,the person also seems to slowly give up his/her inacceptance.

What do you mean love me,you mean, act such that, i feel the love..

Doesnt it happen that your closed ones dont listen.It is because they see you from the experiences.They dont feel the way u do.They hear the words and actions and react.Let them understand u πŸ™‚
Accept it, they dont accept and then move ahead..
As u notice others inacceptance also notice urs.
Swadhyaya is essential..
To see how others fare and how u have fared..

Satchiddanand ko paate paate anand bhul jate hai..
Job mai atak jate hai.. Relationship mai atak jate hai..
Toh kya wo sab nai paana..
Paana hai, lekin ek jaan lo, paise kamaane ke liye job karo.. Khushi paane ke liye nai.. Khushi tumhe sirf aur sirf, bheetar se milegi..
Jab lobh uthega toh vastuo ke liye prem jagega..
Jab moh uthega toh vyakti ke liye prem jagega..
Aur fir thode der baad wo chala jayega..
Tumne bohot vyakti vastuyein haasil ki hai..
Jaan lo.. Unse khushi nai milegi..
Tumne Kabhi sat ke liye khushi kurbaan ki hai.. toh kabhi chit ke liye..
Par anand to sirf tabhi paaya jab sadhana seva satsang ki.
Is marg par pehle kathinai hai par lambe samay ke liye khushi..

Job karo, kuch karo; par jaano.. kya aur kyu kar rahe ho..
Samaaj ka dhaacha hai isliye mat karo..dekho, samjho aur apnao..
Khushi toh bheetar hi milegi.. Khush hokar karo..
dekho agar tum ek andheri room mai ho aur light switch ko dhundte dhundte hath mai rassi lagti hai aur turant samjho tumhe switch mil jaye.. aur light lagane par dikh jaye ki tum rassi nai saap pakad rahe the..
toh jhat se usko chod doge na..
Usme koi kisike baatane ki jarurat nai thi!
Bas pata that ki wo cheez ko pakadna achha nai tha tumhare liye!
Isi tarah jeevan mai jaise jaise tumhe pata chalta ki kaunsi cheez tumhare liye kitni acchi hai aur kitni buri.. waise waise tum usko chodte jaate ho. aur achhi cheezo ko apnate ho..

Tum kidhar atke ho jaise hi tumhe iska aabhas ya samajh aati hai.. Toh turant wo chut jata hai..
Toh wo light ya knowledge ka prakash jab ayega tab uss bandhan se chutkara milega..
Jitne jaldi chodoge aur khali honge..utna jyada tumhara dimakh kaam karne ke liye available rahega..
Nai toh wo preoccuppied rahega in that bondage..
Keval uska alertness aane se usse chut sakte ho..

Toh desires ka kya kare.. Wo toh aate toh kaise avoid kare.. Dekho wo toh ayenge par kin desire ko bhaav dena ye tumhare haath mai hai..
Desires to aayenge, par tum buddhi se unhi desires ko rakho jo tumhare liye upyogi hai..
Jaise ki..

Tum premmayi hone ki desire rakho.. i will be loving to all.
Log khush rahe na rahe. You resolve and desire to be happy..
then if somebody behaves happily, you consider it as bonus..
You resolve to maintain ur happiness.
this way its okay if someone dont behave in accordance with u.

Gurumay hone ka desire rakho.. Let me Feel the Guru’s presence all the time..
Ki mujhme koi ichha nai ichha.. That no desires come up in me..

Mujhe mukti mile ye ichha.. That my soul is liberated..
Desire of the highest..
Ye desire kabhi chodna nai..
Badi desires rakhoge, toh choti desires se mann attract hona bandh ho jayega..


From Head to Heart – Advance Course with Rajashree Didi – Jhakkas!

JaiGurudev Dear ones,

A friend of mine, just casually informed me, of this advance course and just because, I hadn’t done since a long long time, I thought, it’s a brilliant thing to do now!

Without a second thought, I just went for it.

But Guru has HIS own plans πŸ˜‰

'G' Man πŸ˜€

HE made sure, to input, lot of confusions, in my mind!

20th, I am supposed to leave, and 16th.. the news breaks in, that Guruji, is coming to Mumbai and I am Heading to Pune!Β  ahh!!

All the excitement is chaknachur!! 😦

I yearn, to see HIS glimpse, since January and now, when HE comes, I am heading, the other way round!

I was confused and clear!!

I wanted to meet HIM, AND, do an advance course with Rajashree Didi..!

I asked the organisers and they said, you pick your choice πŸ™‚

Now, entire decision was in my hand… I am in mumbai or I am in pune!!

I decide with a heavy heart, that I HAVE TO GO!!

I cried out and said – Guruji, YOU have to meet me!!

while all my friends, merry with the news of Guruji coming, I carry myself to the corner, packaging my stuff and saying to myself ” Come on!”

Some of my friends, dropped the idea, of coming on advance course too!

And Each time I heard things like that, I gulped!

Finally the day came to leave; and I left early morning!

Nice cool breezy morning πŸ™‚

I booked a comfortable AC Shivneri seat ( pampering starts πŸ˜‰ ).

4 hours, swept by and I couldn’t even realise it!

The most amazing part, was listening to a bhajan sung by Sahil Bhaiya from Narayana CD – Hari Narayan.. in the AC seat – as I could see the nature, through the window, as the bus went pass the ghats and the song played, it was like, Guruji gently making me feel, “Boy,You are going to have a rocking time!”

I finally reached Pune!!

I face, a very very different situation here; from the bus stand, I move across, asking for Corporation Bus stand, and very comfortably misguided to one!

I reach and I see a long line on the bus stop, with a man sitting in a jeep at one side and announcing the bus numbers in the “mike”! (this is very new to me!)

So, a friend of mine asks him -“when does the bus to Markal Ashram, go from here?”

He says very rudely – “Go to the station, you won’t get it from here!” ( huh! )

So, we thought, of asking himΒ  – again, to confirm, if this was actually the Corporation Stand..?

He said YES! ( strange!! )

So no result and stern answer meant a different person had to go and ask ! So, I go back again and ask the same question, to the other guy announcing!

And he screams on the mike to me “Do I send someone to take you to the bus stop?”

Gasp! I felt a little embarrassed! But I moved on πŸ™‚

I felt, there was no point, asking this guy..

Sometimes, question aren’t right and sometimes people πŸ™‚

I asked a local person, and He said this is not the stand, you sought of… and told me to board a rickshaw and go. ( hush!)

It’s, screaming hot and we are carrying our bags! ( heavy shoulders.. drag you more! )

We asked one person, when does this bus go to Markal Ashram and from where does it leave!

and then ask another and then another..all say, aage jao.. “Go ahead!”.

So, we finally arrive, walking amidst heat,at the stand, only to know, the bus is going to come, around two hours from then!

That’s it! we were totally exhausted walking and carrying the bags in the heat!

I had called up ashram by then and he told me an alternate route..

We then boarded a bus to Alandi ( surpassing all the arrogant conductors at the stand- who seem like saying “Dude, u dont have rights to ask to me! you are doing me a favour.” )

Finally, after a hour of tapasya in the ST bus, we land up at Alandi!

Sant Dnyaneshwarichi πŸ™‚

Got a chance, to see this place from a distance!

we get down and ask, now; what next..?

( i never knew, tapasya pre-course was a part of this course ;)..nevertheless this was making us strongly feel again, that boss, this course is gonna be something very special for us! )

We had to walk and walk more, till we actually, reached a place, where tam tam’s ( sort of Big rickshaws ) were available πŸ˜€

what a delight!

He said 300 rupees! we bargained! we said noo wayss!! 200… ( in the mean time i called up ashram and he says that amount 300 is perfect! still we bargain πŸ˜‰ )

He agreed for 200Rs to drop us right at the reception! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ( as we reach the ashram, we get to know that, no one got to ashram reception, from there, in 200rs! – minimum was 300 rupees! – Now this is GRACE! )

Grace, started to be seen, from our limited eyes now πŸ™‚

Meanwhile,the road to Ashram is a free Esselworld ride “STILL NOT CONTSTRUCTED”

Somewhat, the route to ashram reminds me of Bangalore!

It is so so like Bangalore-the environment!

I reach there and there is such a peace- hush finally! πŸ˜€

I walk in the reception and get to share a meal with a ashram dog – my first act of kindness in the ashram πŸ˜‰

The dog looked innocently, as i ate my paratha at the reception..

So i bend forward and without biting my hand, he just grabs the morsel from my hand and then patiently waited for the next!

I felt so nice πŸ™‚

He sat besides me, after having a hearty meal!

There were puppies too! :)))

Meanwhile,I finally got accomodation in the Ashram πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

We were instructed that, Didi has told us all, to rest well and then have food at 7pm and then join in for meditation at 8pm πŸ™‚

I was so excited to see Didi πŸ˜€

Finally hours swept by and i could feel the deeply serene atmosphere of silence setting in the environment..

She walked in πŸ™‚

And then, she looks around and says.. “Oh not many people are around, so what to do!? Ah, we were supposed to start silence tonight, but what to do :)”

( Such a sense of understanding and love! aha! )

Okay, then lets sing πŸ™‚

So then we sang for some time.. and then we said; Didi, you share some Guru stories.

So Didi said, you know, i’ll share something from the TRM..

Then very childishly, she says ” are we supposed to share from TRM’s? I wasn’t told not to share..So i will share :D”

Guruji said – “Dekho Ham sab ek parivar hai, sanstha nai..!”

We are a family and not an organisation.

and with a state of amazement – she said – isn’t it beautiful! Everything clears of, in the head.. All the ni ni’s – the doubts, disappear!

NOBODY, is big or small, we all work together and should help each other.. and if a problem arises, with all the love and care you tackle that.. πŸ™‚

Aah.. the sense, of being right at home!

She gave us instructions, very strict instructions, that for the next few days – You dont text,talk, chit chat or even share a glance! just be with you and yourself and the nature around πŸ™‚

( By the way Ashram is magnificiently, quietly, beautiful! πŸ˜€ you would not want, to miss your time, to be with the nature.. πŸ˜‰ )

Some participants, landed up late in the evening, and Didi, looks at them, very caringly and says, you must be hungry na? first, have food! ( pointing to a person) Go, guide them to the kitchen..!

I was, amazed the way, she lives the knowledge!Β  Just moments ago, she told us, what Guruji told – to be living like a family and now, sets an example of living upto that!

Indeed, she made us feel that, all of us, belong to her.. πŸ™‚

Night creeped in and I slept in gracefully, tucking in the grace blanket πŸ˜€

Since many people arrived late, Didi said, we’ll start a little late. so next day, our course was scheduled to start at 9am! Such a big smile came then! πŸ˜€

Over the next 3 days – we just meditated, meditated and meditated! ( So Cool, Do nothing and gain Everything you ever sought – Bliss! )

and then, whenever, Didi found we were a little bit sleepy after breakfast or lunch, she would jump over to the queston baskets πŸ˜‰

One day, Didi just looked amazed looking at the question baskets and said sharing a look “This just does not end!” (laughter)

So one afternoon Didi just completed the basket to empty it and look behold – next day it was more filled than before!

(Reason – Didi answered so fantastically and put such peace to the questions; that everyone must have felt; Oh! my problem isn’t silly.. lets ask- probably, that’s what i make out! )

Usually after Satsang the day ends with listening knowledge from Gurudev – where in silence – so much love just pours in seeing HIM speak!

Guruji shared a Mullah Naseruddin Story
So Mullah was once bandaged from head to toe once and in hospital!

Many people visit him feeling concerned. So once someone asked him, does it hurt you much now?

So Mullah said “It hurts only when i laugh”

People were confused, probably thought if he was mad.

Mullah said “If i can’t laugh now, then when can i laugh in life”.

So true, in life, you can easily laugh when things are alright. It’s only when you can laugh when things are not in your favour that, you have really lived life!

So many questions on relationships and problems in relationships!

Facebook is good for information, but for social connection, ah! a no no!

In early 50’s people used to date, with their elderly people along!
Then came concept of dating without them!
And now digital dating – where, you don’t even see or feel the person and only on voice, how can you say, you love a person and make life commitments!

Guruji said a oneliner – Problems in a relationships are problems – Sea is like sea; sky is like sky; Ram and Ravan ka Yuddh, is like Ram and Ravan ka
yuddh ; similarly problems are problems!

Marriage is marriage!

It’s when you have surrendered your freedom; thats why, they give you gifts, to say, enjoy them atleast πŸ˜‰

Didi said ” In Art of Living you never say – Be positive! You dont say think positive. You say just be with it! ”
It’s when you force the happening with the Be positive.. you just suppress it, and it still stays! So just letting it be, helps it to come up and go away!

Realising the fact and doing the act, frees you!

Looking deep into our eyes Didi said “You know in one satsang Guruji said-I will write it in blood for you ; that, if you go in desert, you will get kheer( pudding )Β  to eat and water to drink!”

Somewhere something just said ” Faith is just realising – every breath is blessed – some breaths are blessed to hurt – some to laugh and some to cry – its all a show – life was meant, when you breathed in bliss! ”

One night a dog wailed woo woo..
Next day somebody asked puts a question in the basket that is that a bad sign of dog wooing? So Didi said humorously “You need to ask one of them, hey dude,get your buddy,we need to discuss..why do you wail so much” ( laughter all around – Didi shares a look – What.. man!)

We had such a loud laugh then πŸ˜€

She just then, pauses and says “Yeah, dogs do pick on the negative vibrations,but you can always chant Om Namah Shivaya regularly and do pranayams and make sure that negative energy doesnt stick on to you for long.”

Q: My wife demanding and has many desires inspite of doing advance courses? what to do, how to deal with her?
A : At times tell her who’s the boss. Share a deadly look with her once and move outside and don’t pick calls or answer or reason anything, after an hour come back and just chill out and say casually! – like what’s in for meal!
At times, you should exercise this when its excess!

In between :Since meditations are for long, hence i used to make sure, i am seated comfortably!

I used to take 3 cushions and sit in silence, doing all the things instructed!

Amazingly; some one always picked up one cushion, leaving just two for me! I mean some one arrives in late and grabs the third cushion – and i laugh at myself! Maybe i am meant to do this seva πŸ˜‰

Now since Guruji did not officially tell this to me – i made sure i took 3 cushions! and then i used to smile mischieviously at myself, each time, someone grabbed it, without looking at me πŸ˜‰

This was fun πŸ˜€

Realised, sometimes, somethings, are just perfect, the way they are!

HE knows, how many cushions – i need!

HE knows to take care of me, better than me! So i just said to the mind – Shut up, have faith – HE knows it better!

Yet taking the cushions is my job – doing the effort is my part!

Whatever happens henceforth is just perfect and HIS order.

Interesting Some lady in silnce made very beautiful handmade bouquets from the flowers and leaves, lying around and presented them to Didi after lunch!

All is done in silence πŸ™‚

After the silence, she says that, she did that thing for the first time ever!!

I was amazed – wow! You mean, you did all that for the first time, ever! and such beauty – awesome!

One more quality of Didi : living in wonder and realising the beauty in the simplicity!

a simple statement – I have all the gadgets but don’t know how to use them! Having it all and yet saying i don’t know!

I never knew, being simple was so fabulous- until i saw Didi!

Didi then said responding to her : Yeah yeah if you go deep within, all the talents come up! Everything beautiful, that’s hidden, comes up!

She used to arrive for the session and the first thing done is honoring the seat – surrendering subtly – that,let the best flow – being grateful – to be able to give HIS knowledge to all! (This was wow!) more wow is when the session starts at 6:30am and she enters in the hall at 5:45am! whoa! an ideal teacher surely! someone who walks the talk. Take a Bow didi take a bow! – You rock!

So on first day the Diya was place at a level lower than Didi, so Didi says with a smile , bring the diya to the level I seat on or bring my seat to that level!

It was also amazing to see the way Didi flexed her Body! my God! Can feel anyone feel jealous and wishful to workout more! What ease in asanas she does! Yoga seems a cake walk and inbuilt feature in Didi!

It was once i went to Jagannath Temple and there is such a beautiful idol of Lord – So once i went there and was in the line- a lady stood behind me -the previous day,i had a satsang and that lady had been there and she had a nice time! So she just pulled my Dupatta and smiled!

Meanwhile by the time my turn came to visit the inside, the Aarti was over and so i was like – what Guruji! ahh!

You brought me all the way here and now this! – Come on, this is not a DSN πŸ˜‰

So then there was thing in my heart, that how i wish i could have visited in!

So then the lady comes in and signals that i come in!

I look left right and and lady signals that i only come in.. So i follow her.

She takes me through a different route and guides me in the temple! I was like wow! Guruji ya ya this is not a DSN! thank you πŸ˜€

Now she takes me right in – near the sanctum – I tell you – the Idol is completely mesmerizing – the eyes – wow!

Now she says come in the sanctum – idhar tak aaye to theek hai, par andar tak entry – Till now i came was alright, but is it alright for me to go in the sanctum area..

So the lady says, come come.. πŸ™‚ I was like double wow!! πŸ˜€

Before that i had a flower which i had brought a Sreenathji but could not offer there!

So while standing in front of the Divine, a flower just fell down and the Pujari looked at me and signalled to give the flower!

So i was given the flower and my flower was offered to the Divine! ( How beautiful! )

When i came out, i was like , now what to do of this flower – so i ate it ( like a child Didi says πŸ˜‰ This quality is so so so beautiful! )

I then got to know that the lady was treated by the Pujari – Priest, as her daughter and she used to clean every day the sanctum!

How lucky to get to clean the place where the Divine resides, wow!

So i asked, if i can also come and clean the temple πŸ™‚

Then Didi says, with tears in her eyes : isn’t it so beautiful, HE is doing all that – cleaning our insides so that God can reside in!

Some one complained that sitting in long hours in meditation was so painful for the back and the legs!
So Didi told her story :
Those days, advance course was with Gurudev himself and it used to be 10 days long, where HE spoke very little and we just did meditations.

and when i used to sit my thighs wouldn’t just rest they would be inclined!

So, they did their thing and i did my thing! ( laughter )

And when i used to sit in meditations, it was so painful, it was like somebody is just putting the road rollers on my feet – so much pain!

I tried everything – i used cushion for my seat – to a point, that anyone could slide on the back ( laughter )

Meanwhile course used to start at 5:30 and Guruji used to conduct meditations, i often wondered what Guruji must be doing, so i opened my eyes and used to find HIM hanging HIS head in mid air!!

I thought HE is sleeping man, and i used to feel such concerned that what would the foreigners think about this, that HE is sleeping!

So you know Gurudev’s seat used to be decorated and there used to be put these daisies around, so there were little daises that i used to pick and a keep in my elevated lap πŸ˜‰ and sit right ahead near HIM, and whenever i found HIM sleeping – hanging in mid air – i used to throw little daisies to HIM and close my eyes – HE used to then move a little up and then hang in again –

Didi laughs at herself and says – Can you see the ignorance then – trying to wake up the master! ( ironical )

So then one time Gurudev said : You know nothing in the body moves, until you say so!

I so deeply realised that i decided to tell my body – Dont move stay up!

At the end of that meditation – it was like somebody was just pouring cold honey molasses on my head and something just settled down deep inside!

At the end of it, my laps were resting like a normal person and i sat like that for the entire day without moving!

wow! we were amazed hearing this story of Didi!

Nothing in the body moves until you give a permission – This so so so immensely helped me in meditations – I had this question and before i could ask that

Didi answered it – Aho! – I implemented and Eureka – Successful! Meditations were so deep and focused! Thank you Didi! This was fantastic!

I was once in the Ashram and after a blissful satsang one persons not knowing me, came across and said me hi! i asked him – you enjoyed the satsang! and he said it was okay. i mean common – such a beautiful satsang and Gurudev and you find it okay! (huh!) I left him there and moved away!

So then the person followed me up right upto the kitchen – ( interestingΒ  : what resists, persists! )

So then, i asked, if you found it okay, then, why on a sunday, did you come all the way up here to listen!

There must be something you seek for and you find it right here!

This made him curious!

Now that i virtually slapped his concepts that i felt it was not kind to leave him like that!

So i talked to him a bit more and got to know that a friend of his, is telling him to do the course, but he needs a push and he does not want to take the responsibility to enroll himself in the course!

So i said, if you trust your friend, then you do the course!

This must have totally took him! Now he cannot say i dont trust my friend!

So then usko malam laga ke, i slipped out!

Now i hadn’t seen the reception desk at Ashram, so casually i sneaked in!

And see who i found in there – the same person – he was registering himself for the basic course!

( claps all around )

Some times a little push is enough for you to fly!

Once Gurudev was invited to a event by All India Institute of Alternative Medicines, where all Yogis and people had come. I also went with Gurudev.

It was very funny, while the speakers were speaking, someone constantly in the background of the stage was manipulating – arranging things, even while the

talk was on!

So, in the front row Gurudev was speaking and i was there sitting, right at the back diagonally to HIM, so that i could just see HIM!

So many speakers came in and spoke..

Then came a Yogi – He started with a heavy tone – You know the mind is very strong. Lets experience it. Keep both your hands in front. Now close your eyes and feel that you are holding bucket with water!
and now the bucket is getting heavier and heavier and now, its getting so heavy, that you cannot even pick it up!

Since i was with Gurudev, i didn’t completely, close my eyes and slowly sneaked in, to see, if HE needs anything, anytime!

So while the Yogi said, i sneaked in to look what Gurudev was doing!

I saw and it was so so cute to watch HIM! HE was there standing like a kid and doing as instructed and when the person said you can’t bend ur elbows , Gurudev used to quickly move the elbows πŸ˜‰

( laughter all around, amongst the advance course participants.)

So then after some speakers, Gurudev’s turn came and HE mesmerised the audience – took a meditation!

as the event was over – a man from behind walked ahead – and with his body shaking in a loud voice he kept saying as he approached Gurudev – Mujhe pata hai aapko pata hai sab – toh aap batate kyu nai! – I know, you know it all, so why don’t you tell us all!

and he kept repeating this till he came to Gurudev! meanwhile many tried to stop but Gurudev said let him come!

So when he approached Gurudev said eye to eye with him – When you cannot explain a simple headache to a person who hasn’t experienced a headache, how do you explain the Ultimate Truth!?

Hearing this, the person just did dandavats – bowing down to Gurudev continuously and said ” Ab to mann gaye, sirf pahucha hua aadmi hi aise bol sakta hai – Now i realised, only the one who reached that level, can speak like that! ”

As, this got over , we boarded our car and then in car amongst everything Gurudev says like a child, You know i could bend my elbows when the person said you couldn’t, Did you also do that?

So Didi said : No Guruji i was observing you! πŸ˜€

Can you imagine that amongst all the end that happened, all that the person shares is the simple that happened!

Retaining the child while diving in the depth! – a quality class apart πŸ˜€

Once while feeding Gurudev i felt like just holding HIS cheeks, so HE mischieviously says cuddling his beard : haan haan isliye toh isko rakha hai..ya ya that’s why i kept this beard!
So that you don’t barge in πŸ˜‰
So cutee!

Experience of lady health fanatic

There was this one person who was a big health fanatic!
She had this idea that enlightened beings can’t do all things and should maintain rules!
So in one satsang, amongst the various gifts and edible items kept in front of Gurudev, Gurudev picks this pack of pringles and eats it all alone in front of her. ( usually HE distributes it to all. )
This just leaves her dumbfounded!

With a doubt she goes..

Then after some days, she goes to a person, whom she seeks, to foretell her future!

The person says that someone in your life who’s greater isn’t allowing to see your future.
This infuriates her more, she thinks that Gurudev is blocking it and HE is jealous of her success in her life and is now allowing it!

So she asks Gurudev and Gurudev very calmly says that maybe it must have happened and don’t listen to it and for next six months keep taking courses and continue taking courses.Don’t do anything else.
She doesn’t listen at all.

She then happens to meet a person who is a drug addict! So she starts testing drugs on herself and soon she had more problems as her children too went in drug habits!

So Didi told see this is big lesson! Listen to it, When Gurudev says it!

HE knows it well than you do!

Didi quotes her Ba “If you get a bargain of Guru, at the cost of ur head, give it!”

Its more than worth!

People have such wierd concepts that teachers can’t do or are not supposed to do this!

As a teacher, some asked, oh you adorn jewellery, Hello, I like it! so i adorn it! πŸ˜€

Some how people feel that teachers can fly!

I mean its very much possible for you to feel all humanly things and you can do all humanly things and thats perfectly normal!

I still sometimes sneak in someone else’s course and do seva! Vaccumm the lobby or go in the kitchen and cut vegetables!

Someone asked me in the kitchen – You, Rajashree Patel, why are you cutting vegetables? She said : why can’t i?!

Being a volunteer always πŸ™‚

Last day it was totally so chilled! Almost freezed we were!
So like a mother – and not like a teacher – Didi asks us to keep the blankets, near our feet, so that, she could cover our feet while we rest after kriya!
Such sense of i care for you! wow!!

Last day after breakfast before session begins, Didi confesses like a child, I had chai bhujiya today!
But you know i don’t have it all the time, otherwise everything outside seems so buzzy!
Have you seen Charlie Brown –
Everyone says — NO!
Ah, Forget it then – it’s a cartoon..
okay, see, there are these characters as kid whom teacher scolds and each time they monotously yes mam! and all that scolding is shown as wyaa wyaa wyaa!

So when i eat the chai everything outside sounds like wyaa wyaa.. so i don’t do it often!

( all of us are amazed! ) So Didi says laughingly – “You see, this is the child in me! ”

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Sukanto Bhaiya has worked tirelessly to make Pune Ashram look fantastic!
He takes care of every minute detail and his commitment is just commendable!
He was sharing that this land was totally isolated and nothing there!
Today stands the magnificient ashram there..!
Villagers nearby say that a fakir use to move around there and bless people and heal them and once he said pointing to this land that many people will come up here and its really happening!

Now Guruji’s official Kutir will soon be constructed πŸ™‚

A YLTP volunteer was sharing that how on donating money it came back again to him four times!

He donated 25000 to conduct a Rudra Puja and next day he gets a call and some unfinished business fetches him 1 lakh! whoa!

If you donate generously with viveka – it does come back!

Didi always believes in precision and values time more!

So while experiences keep pouring, a gentle reminder was always given to ones who dragged – 30 seconds more πŸ˜‰

One interesting thing Didi shared : Thoughts, emotions, sensations & habits, are linked and at a time,you see, one of it is dominant!

Everytime you do the same thing -Its like a groove that sets in..

These meditations are like recognising what are those things deep inside lying in you and letting go of them subtly!

Many time you feel, its the sensation that you feel during meditations, but its not! its a vasana that manifests in!

Quite amazing how letting go off sensations, lets go of vasanas – habits! whoa! bingo! – *clap – clap*

In Gujrat – we were taking course of businessmen and then we did not know things that men and women had to be seated differently..
so this guy gets up and shouts loud – you dont things or what!
Guruji was seated right up!
Guruji said : You never know, who’s ur enemy or friend! Maybe a long lost enemy!

Once we were driving the car and the car halted at a signal.
At the signal we saw a person crossing the road and as HE crossed the road, it was like his eyes were locked with Gurudev!
He was crossing the road looking eye to eye with Gurudev!
and then he moved ahead!
so i asked Gurudev if i should go and get the person and do you want to meet him!
So Gurudev says that.. ” It will take three lifetimes for him to meet!”
So amazing HE still shared the bond through that gaze!

Guruji said, you know, sometimes, it happens that, it takes years, for some of the effect of the karma, to let go of! So that’s why sometimes, you don’t feel or get lost in some part of the meditations & its quite natural! Just be with the flow & follow the instructions & give your hundred percent!

Gurudev shared in one of the knowledge CD’s : That part of you, which is awake, make it sleep – let it rest and that part of you, which is sleeping,
awaken it…!

that’s what you do in advance courses na πŸ˜‰ awakening of the sleeping part πŸ˜€

Don’t make such ado of sadhana. Make it, just a part of life. Do it and leave it. Don’t analyze it.
Have you seen your elders like they are chanting Hari Om while the whole house is getting ready for the day and suddenly in the midst of Hari Om, Hurry O comes πŸ˜‰ You see they just treat it as a part of their life!

On the Christmas eve someone crowned her..
Oh man.. it was just like Jesus being crowned and Guruji coming up right there!!
Ah! Guruji! I could just just just feel HIM right there!

As songs played in satsang, like the innocence of Guruji, she calls in small children seated and distributes them biscuits!

Ah the depth of love you could just see in her action! aha! like honey mwah!

You could just observe and stare and stare and stare at Didi as if Guruji has come there right then!

As Krishna Govinda played in,she jumped down dancing in the crowd dancing like a kid and a pro!
as then as they says Gopis and Gopas followed Krishna wherever they went – we followed and circled her as there was total celebration felt every moment!

There was a distinct feeling of Love felt in each heart!

As the song progressed Didi played Dandiya with some of us and made us feel so so loved!

Like being with Gurudev!

She said with amazement – strange, i find even in Bangalore Ashram that people “breathe out Ujjayi” in short kriya!
Practise normal breath out!
since your system is so used it, so practise it, so you will get over it!

Also when you take your hand up while Bhastrika, your fists are closed! and when the hand comes down, your elbows gently bang against the sides of the body!

Listen to the instructions of Yoga : While neck rotation just neck drop to shoulders, shoulders don’t move!

Somebody asked what do you do in place of no centers – she said are you kidding!? From North Pole to South Pole, we are everywhere!
And if its not there in your area, then you flag it!

She called up all the Ashramites and praised them all for the Good work they are doing maintaining the Ashram, then she honored the maharaj for the ashram-like food prepared! It was amazing to see, how she honored every simple thing πŸ™‚
Didi said the signature of a cook is his dish and his style! still this cook cooked the way it had to be!
As they Annam Purna Brahma! Food is treated like God!
and for sure the one’s who made food had to be more so honored for how beautifully with love he prepared all the meals!

Thank you Maharaj ji πŸ˜€

Q : a friend of mine say this is kalyuga and that chanting the name of Lord Krishna would only help? what to say?

A : Tell them, you chant and go to heaven, while, i’ll keep doing my things and decide to go to hell! JaiShriKrishna!

what’s the point getting stuck! You do your thing and rest peacefully and i do mine πŸ˜€

We reach the same ONE!

Some of the experiences:
Someone gave up tea coffee and some one cigarette!
Some one gave up extra marital affair. it was so amazing that we all laughed at his mistake and Didi like a mother very caringly told him to be responsible and take a decision and move on!

I havent seen such level of acceptance of a person!
Seriously awesome!
Acceptance every single moment! Amazement every single moment! wow!
Wow in the now – is something i Bow πŸ™‚

Somebody flew in from Kuwait, to do the course!

Somebody shared i’ll hug the most important 10-15 people in my life as soon as i go back home!

Somebody said, Now, I know, I will not stop, when troubles come, i’ll challenge them and move on!

Some one said that he cheated his father and came : in the sense he told his father that its a day course and later text him that its gonna be five days!
Didi said : Tell him, you know what, I loved what they said and it was useful and so many thing they told was what, I found that, u were always right.

Wow Each word was what i experiencing and the fear holds them back! but yeah this is exactly what i would tell to my dad! πŸ˜€

Didi said with caution : Don’t shock your mother and hug, Yukti se hug karo! Say you know what i missed you and express and slowly hug her, otherwise they will get shocked!

Advance course ended (? or rather started) with celebration now! πŸ˜€

While on way back journey was double graceful, something deeply inside me shifted and said Guruji is taking care every moment and with me!
A strong FAITH just was established!

So way back we were gonna get a ride till the outside of ashram and from there we had to plan our travel!

There were so many people that my luggage only could go and i had to wait to reach my luggage!

luckily my friends had boarded and took care of my luggage! All this while i am totally cool and having that solid FAITH of not letting my smile go off!

My luggage reached Mumbai as i could not reach my friends and it could be too late and tedious for us!

In meanwhile i get company of Surat guys and a awesome guy Harshal – interesting got to know they are empowering people selling milk of the 15 desi cows they adopted! wow!
Couldn’t even think of this! πŸ˜€
These guys had adopted 15 cows and took up the task of delivering the milk to places and generating revenues so that each house has a cow from where each family can drink the pure milk!
Back home journey i had to do nothing, these Surat guys were simply fantastic! They managed to get vehicles and we reached station in such coolness! πŸ˜€

Thank you Guruji! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
I always know, you know what’s best for me! – a travel without luggage! πŸ˜€

Back home at 12am in the loneliest of the lanes i find one rickshaw approaching me! – wow!

I reach home thanking Guruji for everything and everything!

Thank you thank you Guruji! Love you! πŸ˜€

Lastly saying what Gurudev Quoted : Take up big committments for life is magnanimous!

PS : One of the most amazing moments of the life was when in the satsang, Didi said as i approached the stage, that i’ll have a pic just with her πŸ˜€
man! i was done with advance course then! that was my gift! πŸ˜€ thank you Gurujeee! Lovee you! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Stay happy

Stay blissful

Stay blessed

Stay committed!

Love,love and more love to all!


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Rajashree Didi!

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