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The Master takes us to his Tapobhoomi

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Beautiful 3 days spent in the land of Rajasthan with the Master.  Every nook and corner we travelled in Lalsot had posters of the shivir at every locations including taxis and markets. One thing i was surprised with was the heights of hospitality in a world where one thinks of so many excuses or shrinks away to even offer someone a glass of water or tea and here are the Rajasthanis, who go beyond anything to serve their guests. All the while i was thinking that the home next to the venue, where we ate food, was a place arranged by people for us as done in other locations we travel to. To my surprise while we sat on the ground and ate our food in the huge compound of this home, i saw many new people walking into this compound inside which sat ladies of the house making rotis. When people walked in, they were asked to sit, paper plates were laid and food was served immediately. The lady making rotis asked all those seated continuously whether they wanted rotis. If it was a yes, she would

Guru is like a Mother

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Will never forget these moments. We had just finished a shivir in Banswara, Rajasthan and the Master and we all went to Alwar Gaushala for a visit. There were not much people as it was not made known to all. We were just about a bunch of 8-10 people. Thus, the Master was relaxed and moving freely around the Gaushala. Then, he moved towards his cottage and sat down in the verandah of the cottage and asked for some raw cow milk. I don't like milk and now since I knew that it was time for him to relax and I stopped the photography, took the camera off my neck and handing it to another team member, kicked off my footwear and happily walked into the grass lawn of the cottage, where spriklers were on and water was spraying around. The heat was too much. My soul felt like drenching in the water. All the few people who were there had sat down around the Master and I was free off my duties for sometime and so had decided to take this stroll. But essentially it was because I wanted to avoid

Guru is fire, who gives warmth but also burns you

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Few strive to be like Him, but in vain, because it is not easy being fire. It is easy be a candle or a lamp and think that it is fire, but that is not how the Siddhas are made. They are burnt out, they are ashes, burnt out of ego, pride, vanity and self-righteousness. That is why they can look beyond themselves, that is why there are full of unconditional love. Unconditional love cannot be taught or preached, it can be only done. He doesn't preach, He is that way. He doesn't teach or preach through sarcasm but when he gets sarcastic or straight, it is with a sheer higher motive and not a motive motivated by the ego, a motive that is tangible and felt, even through his face of disagreement or anger or disapproval, for even that face is unreal if you truly can look at it because behind that is the Master, expecting only the highest for the countless ones that are dear to him. He has no favourites, but he can make one feel that way or make one feel too precious, the myth that easi

Gratitude to the Master and the Path

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There were numerous life incidents in life that forced me to stop and wonder  if God ever existed. There were times when I had to get to the knees. Everytime it happened I observed that my vision turned inward to contemplate on this deep question. Soon, before I knew, my mind and eye had began turning inward.  After coming in touch with the great Masters of the path, I realised these are called life lessons, which are actually a blessing than a curse and the path taught me how to further enrich that inner eye.  That's how life is designed for all of us. We are meant to undertake this inner journey sooner or later. Either we do it by choice and free will or life will do it for us - for good. So, look back and see if there have been blows and knock downs. You will see that it were these very experiences that brought you today to where you were supposed to be. This is precisely when the soul will only have appreciations and immense gratitude to all those people and circumstances that

My First experience with the Master

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Gurudev was conducting a healing program in Salisbury Park, Pune in 1998 and a friend coaxed me literally as i refused to go meet any Guru. Then he told me that the program was about healing karmic factors and that struck something in me, because i knew had some heavy karmic stuff in me. i was nonetheless looking for avenues to unload that heavy stuff, and then i thought why not go peep in. That is how i reached the event place for the event and i remember it was a 9 days program. 3 days Siddha healing, 3 days Shambhavi and 3 days Sri Vidya. i knew heads nor tails of these words and since i had decided to only peep in, i registered along with my friend for only the first event for 3 days and reached Pune. i eventually got to know that we had booked late and we had got the extra space and when i walked into the venue there was a huge crowd. Our seats were in the back, and were plastic chairs that seemed like a last-moment arrangement for the extras. i soon realized that it wasn't a

The Meaning of Guru Paduka Stotram

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Most of the time, we are charmed by the ancient texts and scripts and also the stotrams. Adoration is one thing and following it in practicality is another. The Guru's photo is only for one to be reminded of the Guru principles that came from the Lord through this divine manifestation, through which you could interact using the five senses and receive so much from, through his speech, gestures and actions. This is followed by the disciple till the time his/her consciousness  evolves to a stage where dependence is not on sight, form or physicality. It becomes more subtler and subtler. That is the very essence of the Guru Tatva. When things become subtler the physicality of the Guru starts diminishing and that is why the Guru's feet are given most importance so that one does not get stuck or attached with the personality or physicality of the Guru. Spirituality is understanding the elements and virtues behind every teaching and the attempt to imbibe it in one's own li

Who will give me what I want?

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Someone asked me why people leave one Guru and go to another? Why they try one practice and seek another? Why has someone left from somewhere and come to my Guru? i mentioned that it is not in the coming and going that is going to help but in the doing. Is one doing... whether coming or going? Doing refers to working on oneself. Karma is something that is entirely my creation, be it something that i realize or something forgotten. Every single incident and every single moment is unbiasedly one's own returns. Maya is the illusion that gives a feeling that things happen to us due to something or someone. It gives us a clear-cut feeling that everyone or everything other than myself is responsible for what i am going through today. This leaves a scar of deep hurt and injustice or anger and resentment. It makes us blame. At such times, we forget, thanks to maya, that the Guru has absolutely nothing to do with anyone's karma. He is untouched and unperturbed by anything. He is in

Tuning with your Guru

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Wish to share with you something important today. On and often i come across friends, who are sulking because they have not been able to attend the ongoing shivir and miss Baba. Rather, if you have to know that at a particular time, Baba is in a shivir, far away from you, there are some wonderful ways to get the most. The subtle presence of Baba is very powerful and it does not really matter where you are sitting - whether in the hall, right in front or right at the back or outside the hall or in your room. A little shift in the thought and idea of how powerful the Guru is, can bring a sharp change into this feeling of "i cannot receive if i am not in a shivir". If you can actually tune in, everything changes. Baba has various facets as a walking Siddha and He is the most powerful - not when He is in front of you and maybe even physically talking to you or when you get His darshan, but He is the most powerful when He is at a shivir. That is when He is carrying out His divi

Once you make one your Guru, He will not leave you

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I was looking at my prior post on FB "Once you make one your Guru, He will not leave you......" So true this is. i would rather put it as "Because you made one your Guru (in some lifetime) He has still not left you :) The bond of a Guru and disciple is beyond any imaginable relationship. Most of the time, this is understood by the just the mind due to the heavy curtains that the mind and sanskars put upon the soul. It is for so many lifetimes that this bond is created over. i know of few friends of mine, who never knew anything about Baba but suddenly had strange affinity towards Him and His teachings (just like i had in 2008).  Many of them do not even know who the person (Guru) is but still find themselves being guided. i have a couple of friends who are connected with Babaji more subtly. They have not attended shivirs, but they find His guiding light in their lives. He comes up in their dreams, guides them in various ways, comforts and heals. Some end up havin

You are the Miracle

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As Baba says everything in nature itself is a miracle if looked at carefully as to how intrinsically each and everything in the Universe functions. It is amazing to even ponder on the "automatic" functions of even the smallest thing invisible to us to the visible gross forms to the largest things hidden to our eyes and minds, every bit is a miracle.  This automatic mode is what makes us all part of that miracle. This picture reminded me today how even you and me are miracles.  The baby and all it's "automatic" functions are the flow with life, the surrender. i realize that babies are wholesome miracles because they are fully on auto-pilot until they learn something externally. Slowly the miraculous part part of the human starts shrinking once it's own identity and ideas are generated. However, that miraculous quality, though shrunk in quantity and quality, can never completely be eradicated for i sense that little flame is the essence of the soul. It

Happy Friendship Day

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Friendship day i find a great significance in my life and in other's... Who can be your best friend, beyond all the mortal ones. Who can be a true friend who will not leave you come what may. We see in our lives all kinds of friends who have walked in and out of life. Many are those who have helped, supported, cherished, loved, walked with us and still do. Gratitude to all my such dear friends who have always been there. But at the same time, i can't resist putting forth how still our mortal friends can walk with us not forever and not in the same unwavering spirit, as all mortal beings have limitations. At such a state, my overwhelming gratitude goes to my best friend and guide - Baba, who even being of the stature of Lord Krishna picked this petty Sudama. i certainly am the penniless, having literally nothing, but He acknowledged nothing but my love and picked me up in His arms and gave me shelter and food and love and most of all accepted me the very way i am inclusive o

Guru's role in Ascension

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I actually began writing about ascension challenges and ended up with something else, but when i looked again, it looked in divine order, so gave it some headings to make it more clear. So, will continue writing about it in a series. All written are my personal views and learnings through personal experiences and 'knowing', but reader's discernment is advised. Ascension:  Ascension  is the term used for ascending on the spiritual ladder or growing into higher consciousness. As one grows spiritually, one goes on ascending to higher dimensions. Here, growth simply means increased awareness and increased levels of consciousness that comes with the increase of purity in oneself. This happens out of two reasons: One, a person or seeker strives to purify himself willingly in order to grow out of clutches of karma and it's hold and to finally liberate oneself out of the play of illusion - the human life drama. Two, everything in creation is evolving to higher states an
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