An Unspoken Desire

Once I was listening to a song- Koi Deewana Kehta Hai. I thoroughly loved it and started singing it over and over all day long with all my heart. No surprise that I was singing this for my Divine friend Dadashreeji. The lyrics are as follows.

Koi deewana kehta hai, koi pagal samajhta hai
(Some people think I am a crazy person)

Magar dharti ki bechaini ko bas badal samajhta hai
(But only the clouds can understand the longing of a parched land)

Main tujhse door kaisa hoon, tu mujhse door kaisa hai
(How we are away from each other)

Ye tera dil samajhta hai ya tera dil samajhta hai.
(Only our hearts know)

Bhramar koi Kumudni par machal baitha toh hungama
(use of figurative language… bhramar-insect, Kumudni-name of a flower. Love faces opposition)…. Continues

After singing it for the entire day, I realized that I had never seen a Kumudni flower. In my state of total connection with the Divine, I started to think what is Kumudni? Must be some exotic tree in Vrindaban I thought. I would like to see Kumudni. This thought came in my mind.

Then next day I was prompted to go for watching a movie at a farmhouse.

After the movie when I was coming back I felt like sitting quietly by the pond at that farmhouse for some time. As I reached near the pond I saw some people clicking pictures of the flowers in the pond. A person standing there told me, “Madam, you have come at a very good time. These are very rare ‘Kumudni flowers’ they bloom only at night.” He also informed me that these flowers represent female energy. They look similar to the Lotus but are different. I was enamored by the beauty of these flowers and the ways of Dada. The whole place seemed to be filled with silent mystical LOVE. I sat there, absorbing the beauty of the place and the Love of the Divine.
Without even having prayed or asked for it, Dada knew that I wanted to see the Kumudini flower and had fulfilled it .This is what Dada says “You can experience the Divine through two ways – Love and Selfless service.” While singing with love, I had reached a point where I got totally absorbed in the emotion. The ‘bond’ with the Divine, helped me experience what we call ’Dadamayi Consciousness’.
Thank you Dadashreeji, for this beautiful experience! May my love for the Divine grow with every breath I take.

At Your Lotus Feet,

Maitreyi Mamta.

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My Dada, My Home.

I remember the first time I came to the ashram for Bodh 1. I didn’t know what a master or spirituality was or even what an ashram was for.

I was going along as a very close friend had insisted that we check it out. After listening to Dadashreeji speak on various topics, the common line that was being spoken about was connect to your Master or Guide or whatever form of the Divine you naturally connect with. I felt a little embarrassed and had to ask, “can I take you as my guide as I don’t have one?”

I felt so comfortable with the things He was saying it was if I was naturally connected to Him and it was so clear that there could be no other person I would be able to relate to. When He said, “yes, if that’s what you feel like”, it was as if a life time of weight had come off me. I couldn’t understand at that time the importance of what had just happened. In my limited understanding at that time, I thought I had just agreed to follow the words of someone that was explaining life in the simplest way that I had heard of.

Little did I know my life was about to completely change and my spiritual journey was about to come before me. I guess I was always on this path but just never realised or understood it until I heard Dada speak. When He said “Yes” I could take Him as my guide. It felt as if I had returned Home from a long journey.

In gratitude and love,
Mitr Shaan.

I WANTED TO HOLD HIS FINGER BUT HE HELD MY HAND.

My life has been filled with Grace and I became aware of it when I met Dadashreeji. It’s become even more beautiful and it’s taking me to new heights as time progresses. Did I deserve it? Not even a bit. Well, that’s what Grace is.
Dadashreeji had come to Amritsar in 2014 for a session and that is where it all began. We didn’t talk personally. His presence was enough to take me to the 9th cloud. I had prayed to Him once to use me as an instrument of His purpose. Now I don’t know how it’s going for Him but I am loving every bit of it.
I saw a child( myself) and a father (Dadashreeji) walking in a fair( journey of life). The child tried holding his father’s finger with his small hands but instead the father held the child with his one hand encompassing the child’s hand and wrist. The child was lost in the glitter (creation) and charm (material things) of the fair. The child was so engrossed in the fair that he did not even think of the way out or the destiny. All he knew was that his father is there to take care of him and make him have some fun. But the father instead, was walking one step ahead of him to choose the best path for the child and guide the way fulfilling all the needs of the child and even papmering him a little. THAT’S MY LIFE.
There have been so many instances where I forgot Him but His Love held on to me like we were never apart. I have been ungrateful to Him but my Dada has Loved me unconditionally.
He has taken the responsibility to see me through the path. He doesn’t need to, but He still waits for me to get over with my nonsense. I still cause problems here and there on the way but I know He’ll never let go of me because He Loves me more than I could ever do.
He knows I am irresponsible and doesn’t trust me holding His hand for I may get carried away by the rides (ups and downs) in the fair and I am forever in gratitude because He has sacrificed His life to fulfill mine and always reminds me of the path Divine.
‎That’s my Dadashreeji. You accept Him as your Divine Friend and He will see you to the beautiful end.
At Your Divine Feet,
Mitr Shivam.

As I wait.

Sitting in my nest, wondering when I will meet my flock.
My flock headed by My Master, My Beloved.

Oh! Lord He told me I need to stay.
He told me I need to follow the rules of the sky.
But, for how long?
For how long when He is my Heart.
For how long can I be away from My Master.
For how long do I wait to Merge into Him.
Oh! My Beloved, don’t forget, I am waiting patiently in the nest.
Don’t forget that every breath increases my zest.

Hear my prayer My Beloved. Let that day come soon when I dissolve in Your Lotus Feet.
Let that day come soon when I don’t find me.
Wondering this I fall back asleep in the nest of life with all the more zest.

In gratitude forever,
Maitreyi Jasneet.

The Sauna bath experience

I am sure a lot of us have taken a sauna bath. Just want to take you through the experience.
You enter the sauna room. The door is closed and the heating system is switched on. It’s usually dark in there and that dim red light doesn’t really help the cause. You can see the artificial coal burning which is actually producing heat. Slowly the temperature rises and so does your restlessness. Your body begins to perspirate and with that comes the uneasy feeling of clamminess and that feeling of “when will it end,when will it end”. There is nothing that can divert your mind from the heat, not even for a minute, some quit and some hold on to completely go through to bath. And finally the door opens bringing in the outer air inside which is though at room temperature but feels so cool because of all that you have been through for the past twenty minutes.

Quite a few go through the same experience every day when their conditioned mind takes over them and there is a disconnect with their heart. The artificial coal is our brain. When we shun our hearts (step in and close the door) it is going to become dark and when the mind takes over ( switching on the artificial coal burner) we are bound to lose our peace of mind. That uneasiness steps in and nothing seems nice. When there is no peace with in me, I am vulnerable and I will create a ruckus in the lives of all those who are connected to me. Think for yourself, generally problem starts with one person and then it spreads. One becomes prone to fear, insecurity, too possessive about any small thing, mood swings etcetra.
The problem is we believe peace of mind comes from mind itself. Actually, it comes from your heart. When one’s mind is alligned with one’s heart he will feel peace of mind. That is where the key lies. We have to connect to our heart ( open the door) to solve the problem ( let the cool air enter). But the mind is a master in its trade.
It will come up with all sorts of thoughts and stories to make you believe that all these are only tricks. You have to be watchful and aware of your mind. Don’t leave your heart, or you lose your peace.
‎Open the door( pray to which ever form of Divine you connect with for intervention) and enjoy the beautiful calming and soothing air ( Divine Grace).
‎Forever yours,
‎Mitr Shivam.

Dadashreeji Mantra, The Master Key.

We were lodged in a nice Hotel in Ludhiana for a few days owing to a family function. In one of those days I misplaced the key to my room. We called up the reception for help and they sent a guest attendant with the Master Key. My nephew inquired and the attendant replied that A Master Key can open any room in the hotel.
Well that was enough for an insight.
People have only heard about master keys with regard to rooms or locks,there is one to life also.
OM JYOTIRUPAAY
PARAMSAKHAAY
PARAMAANANDAAY
DADASHREEJI NAMO NAMAH.
THIS IS THE MASTER KEY TO LIFE.
No matter where you are,what ever time it is chant it and experience yourself connect to your Divine. This is the solution to all problems. Apply it to which ever situation you feel like and see how everything is taken care of. Chant it, be at it and you will not suffer again. I may not be able to use the right words,but everything just comes together and life becomes as smooth as silk.
Don’t go by what I say, try it for yourself. Chant it, feel every word that you chant and observe the change in your self. Dada is here to boost divinity in everyone and establish and strengthen the bond of everyone with their own Divine. If you don’t do it already, please try atleast once. You will start loving your life.
Forever yours,
Mitr Shivam.

CARRY ONLY THE ESSENTIALS

It was 28th December and we were at our ever so beautiful ShantiKshetra PremGiri Aashram in Karjat. We were 30 odd youth who decided to go trekking up the hill. One of us knew the way and none of us knew how long it would take to complete the trek. So according to our limited understandings, we packed our backpacks with all that we thought we would require and left for the trek in the morning to avoid noon heat.
We hadn’t even reached the spot when we realised that most of us were out of drinking water and since it was a dry season,there were no waterfalls too. We realised the value of water when one of us spotted a very thin flimsy stream of fresh water dripping down nearby, which by the look of it, suggested it would take forever to fill our bottles, and all of us queued up to refill.
The trekking was steep and tiresome. It took us more than eight hours to complete the whole thing. We had carried extra clothing, trekking sticks, books and what not but none of us carried enough of what was most essential…. WATER. And then my Dada gave me an insight like He always does.
In life too, we undergo so many trainings, courses, schooling, higher education and so much more but is all that essential? We might say that they are basic requirements but what is the most important component?
It’s Love. I wouldn’t call it a life if you didn’t live with Love in your Heart and quite often than not, we forget it. It’s there, it’s always there but we forget to acknowledge it. Experiment it. Apply Love to which ever situation you are in,and watch the magic, witness the most beautiful things unfold in front of you. Let your life be guided by Love. like they say- you only need power to dominate. Rest, Love can handle.
Thank you Dada for everything and much more.
Forever yours,
Mitr Shivam.