Sri Radha Madhava

Sri Radha Madhava

Friday, March 06, 2015

¸.•°*♥ Rangeeli Holi! ¸.•°*♥

      Be drenched in the indelible color of the Beloved Sri Radha Krishna!

 ¸.•*""*•.¸जय श्री राधे! ¸.•*""*•.¸जय श्री राधे!
ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ
श्री कृष्ण गोविन्द हरे मुरारी!  हे नाथ नारायण वासुदेव!
राधे राधे! ..... कृष्णा कृष्णा! ..... जय श्री राधे कृष्णा!
ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ▬▬▬ ஜ۩۞۩ஜ
¸.•*""*•.¸जय श्री राधे! ¸.•*""*•.¸
जय श्री राधे!

               ~ ღ☆¸.•°*♥ हरी ॐ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥

             ¸.•°*♥ Happy Days of Holi!¸.•°*♥

Vraj Holi is the Festival of Spring Colors in a Divine playful ecstasy of the Pure Bliss of the Love of Sri Sri Radha Krishna!!

 The Divine Couple Eternally Dance in an ecstatic mood of the ever bright Full-Moon of the Grace-filled Bliss of Vraj Holi!!

                                               ~*~  Jai Jai Sri Radha Krishna!! ~*~

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In Union with the Beloved `*°○•.♡.•○°*`

There is nothing more bitter than separation. 
Without Your refuge there is only confusion.
Our possessions ambush our real wealth; 
our desires tear the garment of spirit from our souls.

Since the harm we do
devours the good we try to reach,
how can anyone save his soul
except with Your protection?

And even if we could protect our own souls,
we still cling to a storehouse of fears,
because the soul is forever distraught with itself,
if it's not in union with the Beloved. 

Rumi ~ Mathnawi   

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

*`°☆○•.Maha Shivaratri.•☆○°`*

      On this night one sits together or alone and  meditates, does puja,  turpana,  havan, listens to the stories (of saints, Rishis and gods); sing songs of God and dances! Any of these we do to stay awake all night at this most auspicious and powerful time of the Great Night of Shiva! 
          ~ In the Great Light of Shiva!
One may chant any of his mantras, specially this one:
             ;"Om Namah Shivaya!"~*~

The rest is left to the Grace of Lord Shiv,  who is the delight of the sadhaks that fix their gaze on That Divine Light of Light.
                        ~*~Om Namah Shivaya!~*~

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Paramahansa Vishuddhanandaji's Teachings

Here are presented some of Param Babaji's Teachings and Instructions:

1. Perform the Kriya (religious commandment) given by the Guru regularly and implicitly according to his instructions and all shall be well. The grace of God is bound to descend on you in due time.

2. Give up self-praise and talking ill of others completely. These traits are very harmful. Never waste time in these.

3. When tragedies and ill-times overtake you, increase your mantra-japa, both in terms of time and number.

4. Never trust anybody in a hurry. Test him thoroughly first, else you will be duped.

5. Every bit and particle of this world is against your interest. You are your only friend and well-wisher. So depend on your own efforts and do not look up to others for help as they are likely to fail you in your times of need and distress.

6. During your Sadhana (spiritual endeavour) constancy and regularity in practice are of prime importance. Reading of scriptures is only dry intellectual gymnastics. Dramatised Bhakti is also not Bhakti in the real sense. True Jnan and real Bhakti are very prestigious and difficult-to-attain stages in spiritual advancement. These develop automatically one after the other, only after constant and regular austere spiritual practice over a long period.

7. To depend solely on the grace of God is not an act of wisdom. Grace is no doubt very sublime and is also being showered upon us by Mahashakti all the time. Without it there is no hope of our advancement towards salvation either. But this grace can only be attained through constant practice of Yogic Kriya which can lead to the attainment of even the unattainable.

8. Do not let anything ever worry you. ''I (your Guru) am always there with you.'' After performing your Kriya properly for some time, you will yourself realize the truth of my statement. I shall see that all your legitimate wishes are fulfilled and you are never in want.

9. To bring a mood of calm repose in the mind before you start your meditation first invite the following thought: ''The world was there before I was born and it will be there even after I am gone. So, nothing really depends on me, hence why should I be in a state of tension? It is only with calm consciousness that I can help myself and help others. The Divine remains calm despite all the turmoils in the world. It is the Divine spark in me, present as my soul, that sustains me. Let me concentrate on that. Let me get a few moments of leave from the demands of my body, from the desires of my life and from the restlessness of mind and enter into my soul - my true Self. Let peace and calm sustain me.''

10. I am aware of each and every thing that you do, so never try to deceive me by telling lies.

11. Electrical energy gets accumulated particularly in the fore-finger of the right hand, which should not therefore be used for rubbing teeth or pointing out the direction, else it leads to unneccessary waste of the accumulated electrical energy.

12. Spiritual progress depends upon the loftiness of character. Never hurt anybody's feelings. Keep your senses under control and follow the truth in body, mind and speech. Keep unswerving faith in the Guru and be patient, compassionate and forgiving.

13. Dear Son, all your happiness or suffering is a result of your earlier deeds. Do not add further to these. Give up doing bad and unholy deeds now at least, so that you do not create new sins, the consequences of which you will have to suffer in future.

14. You develop interest in the Kriya through constant practice, so much so that in due course of time you will not be able to give it up even if you will want to. In the beginning, you will have to force yourself to sit for your Kriya, but later you will start feeling greatly perturbed whenever you are not able to do so. The Guru can only advise you, explain to you and demonstrate the technique to you but the actual performance will have to be done by you and you alone. So, for your own benefit, get down to the practice of Kriya wholeheartedly and arduously; only talking will not help. Once you get firmly established in the practice of Kriya, you will not be able to leave it thereafter.

15. Through the practice of Kriya, keep meditating upon the 'Mother' in your heart all the time; the Mother who is the source of all Creation, directly perceptible. Mother who cannot otherwise be achieved even through Yoga and is superior even to 'Brahma' and is the reality behind the psychological manifestation of the Supreme Emotion. Instead of getting influenced by external emotions, always keep your mind in communion with the Mother. Once you are able to stay in that state, there is nothing further to be done.

16. While you are in the physical body, you cannot but be doing one thing or other. Then why not engage yourself in the pursuit of such an act as will absolve your all binding actions for all time. At the exact moments of sunrise and sunset, sit down for your Kriya daily without fail. Even if your mind is not steady, do not bother about it. Learn to depend solely on your Guru, then no demon will be able to do any harm to you � be certain about it.

17. My disciples will not be born again and thus will not have to undergo the sufferings in a mother's womb again. My elder Gurudeva Shri Bhriguramji Paramahansadeva has created an abode for them where they shall all reside, after their death in this world.

18. The first requirement for spiritual advancement is character which must be kept unblemished and next come light meals and less sleep. As you progress in your Kriya the last two come by themselves. Peace and tranquility is the natural outcome of spiritual practice.

19. You acquire riches and property as a result of your past actions. What is ordained in your destiny, that much you will certainly get. But even so it is not wise to sit back aboslutely inactive. You must make all efforts to procure them.

20. Every thing is within your very self. Only it has become overladen with dirt and filth as an outcome of undesirable tendencies and associations of previous lives. Once you are able to get rid of that covering, you will be able to see and recognize your real self. Just as you cannot see your face in a mirror covered with dirt and to do so you have to clean the mirror by rubbing, wiping and washing, so also once you keep rubbing off the dirt of the mind through the constant repetition of the Guru-given-mantra, the mind will become purified in due course and then you will be able to see your real self once again. The aforesaid 'rubbing, wiping and washing of the mind' is really the Yogabhyas Karma viz the incessant friction between the mantra and the mind through constant repetition of the former. Get up early in the morning at about 3.30 or 4.00 a.m. and try to do your Kriya upto sunrise for two to three hours at one stretch and so also in the evening, daily. In the evening start about half an hour before sunset and continue for an hour and a half beyond it. Besides this, make it a habit to mentally repeat the mantra at all other times also while you are working with your hands etc. in the course of your job. Do not waste your time on other useless things. Your japa should co-ordinate with the rhythm of exhalation and inhalation of breath called Ajapa Jap.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Great Makar Sankranti!

Salutations and adoration to the Supreme Lord, the primordial power that divided the year into the four seasons. Salutations to Surya, the Sun God, who on this great day of Makar Sankranti embarks on his northward journey, the auspicious Uttarayana. All seekers of Truth, aspirants on the path of Yoga, devotees of God, lovers of mankind, all these pay tribute to the Supreme Father of energy, the vital force of creation itself. Thus we chant in the great Gaiyatri: 'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'!
 Lead us out of darkness into the Light!
'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'

'Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya'
 "The sun signifies knowledge, spiritual light and wisdom. Makar Sankranti signifies that we should turn away from the darkness of delusion in which we live, and begin to joyously let the light within us shine brighter and brighter. We should gradually begin to grow in purity, wisdom, and knowledge, even as the sun does from this day."
    ~ Swami Shivananda Saraswati

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of Spring in India and is a enormous event, with many fold benefits to all devotees. 
May all of us be blessed throughout the year with the Grace of Divine Love, Compassion, Joy and Light. Om Shanti! Shanti! Shanti!!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Be Like Graceful Ganga!!

Be like Graceful Ganga,
Accepting whatever offered,
Still flowing, uncomplaining,
Spirit sparkling clear!

    ~*~ AUM ~*~


Monday, November 03, 2014

Choose a path! ~*~

Pick a way, the one most appealing to you!
Then keep on the path moving forward!
Om! You will reach your goal! ~*~

Friday, October 10, 2014

Navratri in Himalayas ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ Jai Mata Di! ~*~

                                Special celebrations during Navratri in Himanchal.

                                                             Jai! Jai! Durga Ma!

                           The wonderful Kumari Puja ~*~Jai Mata Di!! ~*~

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sri Radha*ღ☆¸.•°*♥ Beloved Embodiment of Perfect Devotion

   Thus we live in that constant Divine Joy which unites all hearts.
In this joy of one's heart one discovers the soul which is Bliss Eternal!
Saints tell us that in the heart one beholds the Soul which is but the
Reflection of God - the Spirit Absolute!
      Christ says: "The pure in heart shall see God!" which indeed means that
those who take to the Life at Heart in the Love of God shall see the heart
pure as it truly is and thus they behold the Self dwelling there as the Soul!
      But when man forgets his Life at Heart ~~~ that keeps man away from
the heart, in the darkness of his physical and mental attachments and
therefore he is 'impure', being blinded by the false light and delights of this
world!  Yet in the sweet Remembrance of Lord's sacred Name, man's
attention draws within.
      While tasting the most subtle joys of such inward communion in the very
center of one's being - the heart stands revealed. The great mysteries of the
heart unfold themselves to the earnest seeker of spirituality- God is being
experienced and also seen!
                                              ~ Grace of Grace ~

From : The Letters of Swami Jnanananda Giri

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sri Radha Krishna's Divine Love

     Sri Radha, here with Sri Krishna, is His own Ecstatic Enrapturing Potency,Hladini Shakti, His Bliss aspect. Due to the perfection of Sri Radha's exceedingly glorious Love called Madana Maha Bhav,  Lord Krishna Himself, while enjoying as the Object of Her selfless love, then goes beyond this and becomes a  repository of Love. Thus the Beloved Sri Krishna seeing the perfect ecstasy of Sri Radha's devotion, Himself becomes the Lover of Sri Radha!    In the Divine Leelas they go on changing parts, between Lover and Beloved.
This is the exquisite play of Sri Radha Krishna. That as He was ever the object of Sri Radha's worship, still He always adored Her as His Beloved. Both are Lovers and both are Beloveds.  ~Divine~ Sri Radha Krishna.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Sri Krishna Janamashtami´♥ღ¸.•°* with The Poems of Rasakhan *ღ☆¸.•°*♥*ღ☆¸.•°*♥

         That Absolute Krishna ღ☆¸.•°*♥

That Absolute Krishna ~
       the Creator worships Him night and day.
The ever-auspicious Shiva
       constantly meditates upon Him.

That Absolute Krishna is worshiped
       by the proud and the foolish ~
       by the destitute as well as by kings.

That Absolute Krishna
       is honored by yogis and ascetics
       while they withstand the cold and heat
                 that afflicts their bodies.

That Absolute krishna is the Vrindavan Moon,
       and He increases loving desires
                 a million fold.

He is Rasakhan's life, and He liberates
       the world from its false pride.

That same lotus-eyed Krishna
       now stands before His Mother Yashoda,
                 anxiously waiting for a milk-sweet.

*♥ *
vei brahm brahma jahi sevat hain rain-din,
sadasiva  sada hi  dharat dhyan gadhe hain
vei  visnu  jake  kaj  mani  mudh raja rank
jogi jati hvai kai seet sahyau ang dadhe hain
vei brajachand  rasakhani  pran pranan ke,
jake  abhilakh  lakh-lakh  bhanti  badhe  hain
jasudha ke aage basudha ke  man-mochan se,
tamras-lochan  kharochan  kau  thadhe  hain
*♥ *

                                   *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥

              A Worthy Mood

Your vitality is real
       when God is pleased with it.

Beauty is true when it delights Him.

A head has value when it bows at His feet
       and a heart is a heart if it touches Him.

The best milk is milked by Krishna.
       Curds are exalted when served by Him.

What else can Rasakhan say?
       The mood is worthy if it pleases Him.

 *♥ *
pran vahi ju rahain rijhi va par rup vahi jihi vahi rijhayau
sis vahi  jin ve parse  pad ank vahi  jin  va  parasayau
dudh vahi ju duhayau ri vahi, dahi su sahi ju vahi dharakayau
aur kahan laun kahaun rasakhani ri bhav vahi ju vahi man bhayau
*♥ *

                                  *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥

                      Looted by Love   

Since the day I saw
           the son of Nanda,
I have abandoned every rule
           and severed all ties             
                       with my home.

His beautiful glance
          has clobbered me!

I've lost control of my heart ~
          I've been looted by Love.

Like a river rushing to the ocean
          cannot be contained,
the barriers of my family
         have all been shattered.

Rasakhan is intoxicated:
  "My heart whirls with Krishna,
       a Treasure House of Divine love,
          as I gulp the blissful nectar of His beauty."

*♥ *
ja din te  nirakhyau nandanandan kani taji kar bandhan tutyau
charu  bilokin  kini  sumar  samhar  gai  man  mor  ne  lutyau
sagar ke salila jimi dhave na roki rukai kul ko pul tutyau
matta bhayau man sang phire rasakhani sarup sudharas ghutyau
*♥ *

                                 *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥   

                         My Beloved  

I will adorn Hari's heart with a flower garland
       of jasmine and kunda flowers
       that I have gathered from the bowers
                   filled with gunja berries
                                  and beautiful creepers.

O, friend!  When will I be able to delight
           and please my Beloved.?

My plan is to suddenly call out to Hari.

Then,  that abode of Elixir will
        turn around, look at me,
                     and smile.

*♥ *
kunjani kunjani gunja ke punjani manju latani sau mala  banaibo
malati  mallika  kund  sau  gundi  hara hari  ke hiyra pahiraibo
ali  kabai  in  bhavne  bhaine  aapun  rijhi  kai  pyare  rijhaibo
mai jhakai Hari  hankaribo rasakhani  takai phiri kai musikaibo
*♥ *

                                *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥

                        The Magic Flute

What magic is Hari filled with today
    that makes His flute so full of enchantment? 

Whoever hears His flute's song
    abandons all sense of worldly decorum
                   in a moment!

My clever friend, what to say?
        Now, the youthful ladies
                   dally around Krishna's door.

In this circle of Vraja, there is not a single lady left
          who has not been plundered
                     by that blissful Treasure!

*♥ *
Kaun thagauri bhari Hari aju bajai hai bansuriya rang-bhini
tan  sunin  jinhin  tinhin tabhin  tit  saj  bida  kara  dini
ghumain ghari nand ke dvar navini kaha kahun bal pravini
ya braja-mandal main rasakhani su kaun bhatu ju latu nahin kini
*♥ *
                                  *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ 

Rasakhan says,
“Worship Govinda the way a village woman balances a
water jug upon her head, with effortless concentration.”

                                   *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥ 


The Poems of Rasakhan 
~ Treasure House of Love~

Translated by
      Shyamdas, Krishna Kinkari and David Haberman
  published by :
      Pratham Peeth Publications 2007

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy Hariyali Teej! ஜ۩۞۩ஜஜ۩۞۩ஜஜ۩۞۩ஜ ♥.•¤**¤•.¸.•¤**¤•♥ *•. .•* * ♥

Hey Hare Pyare!  It is the time of Hariyali Teej,
when we find ...'Sri Krishna Nirikshaya Vanita Utsava!'
That the Lord Krishna Himself is a complete Festival 
for all women!! Just like the Hariyali Teej is a Festival
for all women. He is the essence of all that is charming,
attractive, delightful and absorbing by His perfect Lilas.
He steals the hearts of the Gopis and possesses their minds
with His side-long glance, dashing smile and sweet whispers.
Even the peacocks are dazzled by His flute and graceful dance
in this most enchanting time of the bright half of rainy Sravana.
This is the time when the finest cool breezes graze the green
Tulsi gardens of Sri Vrindavan in the heart of all the devotees
and they respond by singing and decorating with lustrous flowers
beautiful swings for the Beloved Couple to enjoy the Hari Ras
of Their Divine Play in this magical season of over-whelming Love.
Now is the moment to feel and see in the heart the Eternal Pass time
in all its fragrant and lush beauty, astonishingly intoxicating beyond words,
the Divine Couple, Sri Radha Krishna, the most dear and the most Beloved.



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Beloved Sant Gulab Singhji ~ ☾☆*.°Sufi Mystic●°*•○°★☾☆¸.•*

This amazing photo was taken in the Raj Mata quarters
of the NIS, Patiala (Palace). Where we were all guest of

Dr. M.S. Melhotra, a great devotee of the beloved Master!!
It was in the late afternoon, after tea and after informally
explaining some of the Divane Shamsi Tabriz of Rumi,
from the original Persian!!  See it in his eyes!! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

☆.•*°★☾~Divane Hafiz~°☆¸.•*

"I caught the Happy Virus last night
     When I was out Singing Beneath the Stars*
It is Remarkably Contagious, so Kiss Me!"

 ☆*.*.°☆ *●°*•○°★☾ °☆ ¸.•*~Hafiz ~

  This wonderful Sufi painting is by Reza Badrossama

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Divine Kundalini Shakti¸¸.◦ ◦.¸¸.◦✿◦◦¸◦❤◦¸◦✿ॐ✿◦¸◦❤◦¸◦✿◦.¸¸.◦Our Own Mysterious and Amazing Hidden Power!!

      This is the Kundalini Shakti seen here in her Goddess form. As the power of the Lord or God's Divine Energy of the cosmos, she is the light of innumerable universes. Her splendour is beyond description. Thus her manifestations are countless!  She is worshiped as the Divine Mother and as the other half of Lord Shiva. She is never separate from Him, but is the primal force of life underlying all existence.               
       Worshiping her includes the total acceptance of all creation for she is the center of everything, vitalizing the body through her energy. She is the beauty in all things beautiful, the power, the fragrance, the color, the taste, the music, the enchantment, the dance, the grace. She is the intelligence of the mind and the devotion in worship, and the magnetism of all lovers.
      As Kundalini Shakti she lies dormant in the Muladhara Chakra at the base of the spine in the form of a serpent power, coiled around the Swayambhu Shivalinga. When she bestows her grace on her sincere devotees, she awakens and leads the individual soul up from Chakra to Chakra, plane to plane, and unites him with Lord Shiva in the Sahasrara. The Divine Shakti maintains the play of all forms through the three Gunas, the three fundamental attributes or modes of instinct: Sattva (purity), Rajas (passion), Tamas (darkness).
     Thus the Devi holds in one hand the TRISHUL (Shula), also a symbol of the triad of man's three bodies: the gross physical body or Sthula Sharira; the subtle Astral body or Linga Sharira; and the causal body, the individual soul or Karana Sharira.
     In the worship of Divine Mother it is necessary to overcome any dislikes, aversions, misuse, perversions, weaknesses, and negativeness. All obstacles must be removed. For this the Devi holds in one hand the BOW (Danusha) as a symbol of concentrated focus, discrimination and alertness. For this purpose external worship, rituals and ceremonies make a valuable contribution.
      The SKULL in the Shakti's hand is symbolic of a pure empty mind. This means a mind free from preconceived ideas that block the way for new perceptions. This paves the way for Divine insights such as insights by intuition during meditation, japa or just quiet reflection. In contrast to preconceived ideas stands true knowledge, which is knowing from personal experience. Information is often mistaken for knowledge. If the Divine Nectar received in those blessed indescribable moments falls, caught up in the passion of the illusion of worldly affairs, it falls like water and streams off and is lost because the aspirant might only recognize too late what has happened.
       The Skull, emptiness of mind, is shown to remind one that to continue the minds habit of interpreting would be a big mistake. Thus, empty the mind as with the repetition of mantra from the guru. The need for an aspirant is not to learn new things, but to absorb Divine Nectar. This ambrosia obtained from spiritual practice is the precious spiritual food (the intuitive insights) that needs to be absorbed, not analyzed and prejudged.
       The NOOSE held by Kundalini Shakti is a warning not to be caught in the old traps of mechanicalness and intellectualization, preoccupation with self and turning a deaf ear. Discover old traps and even recognize traps before they have been laid. Basically the NOOSE warns of being caught in the pride of knowledge.
       The GOAD (Ankusha) that Devi holds shows that goading or pushing is necessary, even on to the last efforts. She signals the sadhak to keep going, moving forward, to persevere, discriminate, and pursue development.
     The ARROWS shown here to us by Kundalini Devi represents the five senses that need to be brought under control by awareness and refinement and then shot in a fine straight line by direct commitment and a clear sight of the target. A specific goal may be missed by running in too many directions!
      The Kundalini Shakti is pure and blissful. She is the Mother of Nature itself. It is therefore that one should first approach the Mother so that she may bring her spiritual child who is worthy to unite with the Father!
     Devi is Shakti of Lord Shiva. She is Jada shakti, Chit shakti, Iccha Shakti, Kriya shakti, Jnana shakti. She is Maya shakti, Maya, Mahamaya, Sri Vidya, Lalita, Kundalini, Rajeshwari and Parvati. As Sati she manifested to Lord Shiva in ten separate forms, the Das Mahavidya: Kali, Tara, Shodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bhagalamukhi, Matangi,and Laxmi.
   Glory to all these wonderful manifestations of the Divine Mother!
We adore Her in all Her forms!

                              ~Om Shakti! Om Shakti! Om shakti Om!
                         Brahma shakti! Vishnu Shakti! Shiva Shakti Om!
                           Iccha Shakti! Kriya Shakti! Jnana Shakti Om!
                               ~Om Shakti! Om Shakti! Om Shakti Om!~

Saturday, April 05, 2014

"Ye Noor uska, ye zahoor uska,*ღ☆¸ Gar tu na dekhe, to kasoor kiska?!" *ღ☆¸.•°*♥☆Om Babaji ¸★° ☾

"The Inner Light is His! The outer view is His!!
 If you can't see this, whose fault it is?!"
*ღ☆¸.•°*♥☆ ¸★° ☾ °☆ *ღ☆¸.•°*♥☆ ¸★

This wonderful Hafiz painting is by Reza Badrossama

The Divine Mother ~ Adi Shakti ~*~

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

"The subject tonight is Love" °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★°Hafiz ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ *

°☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * "The whole world just got thick again with God. And everywhere I look makes me feel very proud ~ That all the objects and creatures remain looking so poised ~ And acting so cool while keeping the Great Secret so well ~ And not blissfully shout all day long ~ the Reality ~ ~ ~ ~ I AM ~ I AM THE WINE! °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸ * ●★ * The whole universe just got stoned out of its mind again On the Beauty of God!" °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * ☆ ¸. * ●★ *°☆"No one can keep us from carrying God wherever we go!" °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ *°☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. * ●★ * °☆ ¸. * ● ¸★° ☾ °☆ ¸. *Hafiz ~*~

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Swami Sacinandanji and Sri Shyam Dasji ~Govardhana~

This was taken with wonderful Sacinandan Swamiji and dear Shyam Dasji at Jutipura, Govardhan, Nov. 2009. It was an amazing Bhakti week of Hari Katha, Kirtana, and Ras Lila! Full of Hari Ecstasy!!
Full of Graceful Hari bliss, he spreads intense Love for God in the Divine forms of Sri Radha and Sri Krishna!! Ah ho!! ~*~*~*~*~*~

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Mata Narvada Puriji's Maha Samadhi ~Basant Panchmi~ Feb.4,2014

On Feb.20,2013 I was sitting with Mata Narvada Puriji,(German) outside her small simple room on the top of Santoshpuri Ashrama near the flowing Gangaji at Septha Rishi. There was a flood of Light around her and an aura of bliss! The only other German lady-sadhu I had met was Uma, a disciple of Swami Shivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh,and she was living in a wonderful cave up in the mountains there. And like the last time I was totally blown-away, over-whelmed. Maybe it was her calm beauty and great simplicity,totally centered, or her charming, friendly way she spoke that reached straight in to capture the heart. Mataji Narvada Puri had come to India in the early 70's at the age of 24 yrs. Her life is an inspiration,a testimony of vairag, detachment, and perfect devotion to the Guru.
"Holy waters, holy places, holy people can give you liberation in one moment. It is possible! Commonly called a "miracle": to remove the veil of ignorance, to clear impurities stored up for generations. Arrival in Banaras and the next day you got enlightened! Not forever, but enough to change life and work until eternity to regain and establish the bliss."*
"The Shiva temple by the roadside solved the search for the right place. You just came back home, you go straight up to the holy shrine. The doors are still closed. You don't ask who is inside. You sit by the wall and your heart starts singing,flying high, knocking at the paradise unknown. No question, your innocence is back, you don't mind winning the prize. The time was right, the light could be recognized. Shiv!"* ... "The eternal smile of hope goes on. Now Shiva has become everything and everywhere. You can touch Him in the wall, love Him in the wind, listen to Him in the drums of the snake tamers. You can geet up without losing Him. You know now with whom you are dancing..."* Feb.5,2014 Mataji Narvada Puri'S Samadhi sanskaras were done on this day at her Ashrama, Santoshpuri, and she was entered next to her Baba's Samadhi (near to where she stands in this photo!)
"The little garden place of your life will blossom again to create flowers of love to fade away while leaving a seed of indestructible devotion. With eyes open, you have passed away long ago." * * The quotes here are all from Mataji Narvada Puri's book: 'Tears of Bliss'.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Sankirtan Samraat Swami Mukund Hariji Maharaj of Bathinda & Hari Nikunj Ashram.

His Ashrama, Sri Hari Nikunj,in Bankey Bihari Basti was the first place I stayed in Vrindavan way back in 1971. At that time it was a delightful friendly little Ashram, where one was invited to stay by Maharajji himself, who was often there, though he had a lovely place in Bathinda, Punjab also. There was daily kirtan and puja, but most outstanding to me was that this small Ashram would daily prepare food and distribute it to more than 50 mahatmas, sanyasis, and sadhus,who calmly stood in a long line with their own containers to be filled. And last would be feed just anyone who wanted to eat! At least in those days there were three or four places in Vrindavan, this holy abode of Lord Krishna, that were "free kitchens" for sadhus and devotees of all kinds. I thought that was so beautiful! And I still do. Every day we would rush to have the 'Darshan' of these sadhus. The first one always to be fed was a young Mauni Baba who would come, but only sit under the tree outside, and never even stood in the line. Years later we came to know this Bengali Baba as Swami Vimalananda Saraswatiji, a disciple of the renowned Swami Akhandananda saraswati. The Mahant, manager-sadhu, of the Ashram at that time was Sri Ladali Sharonji,from Punjab. All our time was spent in spiritual pursuits. This was the address in Vrindavan left on all letters I had received from Baba Sripadji, that brought me to the ecstasy that is Sri Vrindavan. And the meeting of Swami Mukund Hariji, his kindness of magnificent Grace that manifested around him no matter the occasion, what to say of witnessing his amazing sankirtanas, that I always tape-recorded. Specially since Balyogiji Sripad Baba had given me a new portable tape-recorded(rare at the time)for this purpose. One of the Greatest experiences of my life was at the Opening of the new Ashrama, when the entire 7 days of the Srimad Bhagavath Septha was completed with me sitting right up in front taping the whole thing, in the company of these wonderful saints. This was in the early 1970's. The inspired Speaker was Goswami Atul Krishnaji and the exalted Listener was Swami Mukunda Hariji. Baba Sripadji and countless saints and devotees were present for the Kathas and kirtana daily. The end result, which I was completely not expecting, is an ecstasy and vision far beyond words to describe!! So is the company and grace of the saints. ~*~ Hari Om ~*~

Friday, December 20, 2013

With Baba Ram Dasji in Maui

This was my third meeting with the amazingly beautiful Baba Ram Dasji after many years. On this perfect day in Maui. His lovely house was to be found in the North-West part of the island. And though we had an address there is something about the house that one recognized it on sight. Maybe it is the calm peacefulness and all that bliss! Surely enough, Dasi Ma was expecting us and immediately came to the door and invited us inside. And Baba Ram Dasji was also there with a most radiant smile, warm and welcoming. One just stood awhile and took in that wonderful moment of fullness and mutual recognition. It was like being finally face to face with Love itself! I offered him my gift from India, the Tibetan 'Yak Wool' shawl that he joyfully accepted. We then followed him into the spacious sitting room, that was also a shrine and full of light. Calmly he began speaking with us, sweetly inquiring and interested, listening to all our replies with a deep mood of underlying joy. And there appeared a most beautiful, and complete, rainbow right over his head that ended into the ocean itself, seemingly, since there were big windows behind him. It was most astonishing and inspiring!
He spoke of many things,of the beauty of life and the trails of ageing. He said that when he had become so ill, after his stroke and the paralysis,he spoke to Baba Neemkaroliji, and asked him why all this had happened to him. He said, "You promised me 'Grace'. What is this?" He answered, "This is the 'Grace' that you are in this most difficult state and yet you are in bliss and in my presence. That you have accepted all things in your life, this is 'Grace'!
This beautiful man of 82 yrs. now, gently shared with us many blessings. All his words fell on our ears like pure 'Grace'. He spoke of the rolls everyone plays in life, and how all of it was ever leading us towards a final goal, towards a sublime state of Pure Grace, where we can realize our actual True Self and find That One as our own Ultimate Being. How all of life is for this purpose of finding Oneself in This Very Moment,The Now,and staying finely tuned to the Presence as Present. " I am Infinite!", he said as if in a reverie, as if in an abstracted state of momentary absorption. And there spread a sublime state of bliss through all of us present there with him.
Then Ram Dass told us that his Guru once came close to him and said, "Love everyone!" and he came closer and repeated it. And then he came right up to him, face to face and again slowly and clearly said,"Love everyone! I'm telling you to love everybody in the world that's all!" "So, I'm a Democrat, and I put George Bush there." and he pointed to his shrine right in front of us, where his Guru, Neemkaroli Baba's photo was prominent among others. And he showed us that now there is the photo of the Head of the Senate placed there instead of Bush. And he continued,"So, I go,'Hello Anandamayi Ma!,Awe! Nityananda! and I said, 'Hello George!' And I said that I have to see his soul. All I'm doing is reacting to his incarnation. And then I felt sorry for his soul, that has got a lousy incarnation!! As I took leave of this most beautiful soul I said,"You are pure joy." He said, "I surrender to Him." About 'Darshan' he said, "You know this is interesting, in India I learned that you don't see the Guru, the Guru sees you. See, you stand there and wait, you put effort behind." I said," I didn't wait though, I came running to India, looking all around. But when you see that person it's as if you can't find on your own, but it's there." And he said, "Yeah, it's there."