Note : could pen down whatever i could recall.. if any mistakes please do forgive and guide 🙂
Excerpts from an afternoon with Pankajji 🙂
Navratri is approaching 🙂
Did you know first 3 days of Navratri are of Tamas – to remove the tamas.
Next three : Rajo gun- To remove the rajsik element..
and the last three : sattva : to enhance the sattva!
Thats why we do advance in Tamasic days, so that we will get strength to remove the rajsik element in us 🙂
Lets go back to the history of Navratri in Ashram..
There was a time, when Ashram was so not well constructed and not so well connected to city..
So Navratri pujas used to be conducted there..
a very interesting thing.. you know simply sanskrit chantings is not enough..
it needs to be said in a particular tone, particular pronounciation..
then it has a very good effect on the mind body and soul 🙂
So even though the Pujas used to be conducted,Guruji felt that our pandits could not chant the way it could be precisely;
Guruji then found out certain Pandit Sundarmurtiji..
HE had heard Sundarmurtiji and found that his chantings were perfect ones that are required 🙂
So HE invited Sundarmurtiji to conduct the Puja.. 🙂
It happened in the Old Meditation Hall with a small barricade, ahead of the kalash..
Now the kalash initially is light but over the days of Navratri it gets heavy with all chantings and the sattva 🙂
On the Ashtami day, its taken from its place and parikrama is made twice around the place of Kalash..
Its said that if that water falls down then Pralay may happen all over!
so what’s the best place : the water is poured on Guruji after Parikrama 🙂
and then its showered on all!
At that time, there were around 300+ people in the Puja.. 🙂
But as years went by, numbers increased and so With time, the Navratri Puja shifted from Old Meditation Hall, and gradually to VM and
now at Yagyashala!
Sundarmurtiji then said, that he will conduct the Navratri Puja in Ashram only.. 🙂
since then, of the whole of India, he performs this puja in Banglore Ashram only.
With time, there was a need to revive the Vedic knowledge.
At that time, only two teachers were there, one was 97 yr old and other was 70 yr old teacher who knew the Veda Agamas 🙂
So the Ved Agama Pathshala was formed in 2001.
Starting from 20, its now rose to 450 Veda Boys 🙂
With time, Guruji did find it would be difficult for people to come all the way the Bangalore and also there would be a problem in accomodating all 🙂
So There were Rishis And Swamijis blessed to conduct Pujas, with the help of these Veda Boys 🙂
Now its possible to have all that Mantra chantings as conducted in Ashram, right very close to you 🙂
Q : when i am here it feels so nice, but as soon as i go out, its not possible to maintain that tranquility of mind? How do i do that?
A : You know same used to happen to me. When i used to leave Ashram before; there used to be such a heavy feeling in the heart.
I just did not want to leave. It used to be like; yaha achha lagta hai par waha achha nai lagta!
Then i became a teacher and i was surprised that i did not feel that heavy feeling while leaving the Ashram..
I wondered what was is it?
I found out that, there was no here and there 🙂
Ab Main jaha jau, waha Ashram ko leke jata 🙂
Ashram was where i am 🙂 Its in the heart.. 🙂
Now i no longer feel separated from the Ashram!
Mandir mane – Man ko dhairya dene wala.. 🙂
isliye mandir jaate hai.. to give strength to the mind.
Jo khulega, woh khilega!
aur wo khilega, wo khulega 🙂
Ek simple udarahan deta hu.
Kamal ka phool dekha hai?
Khichad main wo khilta hai..
wo aisa nai bolta, “niche kichad hai to main bhag jata hu, kichad se dur, aur dusri jagah khilta hu” 🙂
Waise hi tumhe, dono bhi saath main karna hai; vyavasay-business and spirituality!
Khichad se, kamal ka phool, bandh hi upar ata hai..
Aur slowly slowly; wo khichad; kamal ke niche; ek parakh, ek layer banata hai!
par ab bhi wo nai khilta!
fir wo khichad ka layer; suraj ki roshni se jam jata hai 🙂
Jab wo layer strong ho jata hai, tab usko protection milta hai 🙂
Khichad ka layer bahar se strength deta hai aur uska trunk andar se khali aur khokla hota hai.
aur tab jakar wo khulta hai 🙂
sahi samay par wo khulta hai 🙂 kamal khichad ka sahara lete hue hosla rakhte hue..
usi kurupta ko apni shakti banata hai 🙂
aur khulne ke baad fir wo khilta hai 🙂
Aur abhi, is khile hue kamal ko sahara dene ke liye, khichad ki parakh bhi hai 🙂
Ek aur cheez,dekho agar hamein kamal ka phool nikalna hai to hamein jhukna padta hai.. 🙂
to khile hue ko nikalne ke liye, jhukna padta hai; aur nikalne ke baad.. uske sugandh ka anand, lene ke liye jhukna padta hai..
waise hi, khile hue admi ke saath hota hai 🙂
..Chalo Aur batao,Laxmiji kis par baiththi hai? 🙂
khile hue kamal ke upar 🙂
waise hi, jab tum khuloge, yaane ke-jad nai hoge; aur khiloge, tab jakar, Laxmiji ka nivas tumhare aas pas hoga 🙂
Tum khile hi nai ho, toh Laxmiji baithe kispe 🙂
pehle khilo to sahi, fir Laxmiji aayegi 🙂
Yeh advance course main kya hota hai..
Hamare jeevan main, karm se kuch daag lagte hai..
Daag ko dhone ka kaam, dhone wala karta hai. advance course karta hai 🙂
Ab kitna daag hai, wo dhone wale ko pata, aur kitna mitana hai, wo bhi usko pata hai..
par kapda do to sahi.. advance course main jao to sahi.. 🙂
aur agar kapda rigid ho jata hai, toh aur dhona padta hai.. aur advance courses.. 🙂
toh apne aap ko, thoda khula rakhna, aur jadta chodke jana 🙂
khuloge to khiloge 🙂
Agar rigidity se bahar nikloge to blossom hoge.
tumhe to “ab” pe rehna chahiye .. par tum “kab” pe atke ho!
“kab” mera ye hoga, “kab” mera woh hoga!
arey “ab” main raho 🙂
waise bhi sab milne ke baad kya hoga??
sab kuch mil gaya.. ab kya??
agar tab kuch nai ho raha, toh why not be in present moment now 🙂
Eternity process wipes out the strong negative impressions from your life..
I remember i had laziness and i did the Eternity process and now its not there..
There was a reason, i used to be a plump milkman serving milk in front of a big Mahal.
and after selling the milk, i used to consume the remaining unsold milk 😀
haha 🙂 the impression goes, but the incident may stay, as a funny incident in the memory 🙂
The process goes over the seven lifetimes and whereever the impression is seen, its wiped out 🙂
With laughter and smiles, the session ended 🙂
followed by nice snacks made by Kaveetaji 🙂
Mind was empty, stomach was full, heart was contented!
whats more required on a beautiful rainy sunday afternoon 🙂
thank you kaveetaji and big thank you to Pankajji for a beautiful lovely eye opener session 🙂
may more people experience your beautiful presence more often 🙂
lots of love and pranaam Pankajji 🙂
PS : A sincere advice: DONT Miss the Navratri celebrations!! Its the most blissful celebration .. 🙂
A experience of silence, stillness and cleansing of the mind!
Chetna Jagrut ho jati hai!
Best time to offer your precious time to the Divine 🙂
Next One in Mumbai :
28 Sept – 1st Oct – Advance Course
and 2,3,4 Oct – Various Homas
at Bandra Reclamation Grounds, Bandra West!
WHEREVER YOU ARE, PLEASE GO AND ATTEND!