GO WITH THE FLOW

It was in January 2018, during the Pongal holidays that we planned to visit Tirumala Hills for having darshan of Lord Balaji. We had planned everything in advance and had booked the darshan tickets as well, two months prior to our visit. Before starting the Journey, I prayed to Dadashreeji, that our visit should be special one as we were visiting Tirumala after many years.
For travelling from Coimbatore to Tirupathi, I had booked tickets by train. On the day of the Journey, we reached the station well in time. But to our shock and dismay, the special train was running late by 6hrs. Now if we wait for the train, the next day program at Tirumala would not be possible. We had to start our journey somehow to reach Tirumala by at least late night.
Hence, we decided to take a bus to Salem, which is enroute to Tirupathi. We reached the bus stand and immediately boarded a bus to Salem. On the way, we were told that that there is train to Kattpadi from Salem at 2pm. We reached Salem by 1pm and immediately rushed to the railway station to catch the train to Kattpadi. With great difficulty we boarded this train, it was very crowded and we could not even stand comfortably in the train.
It was in this difficult situation, that I remembered Dada and said “Dada why so much of problems to reach Tirumala? I had prayed for a special tour and you are giving this. Anyways, it is your will that we have to go through this suffering; I accept it and will go through it”. The moment this thought crossed my mind, something changed in me, I felt more calm, more relaxed.
In a few moments, a lot of passengers alighted at the next station and we got seats to sit. The rest of the journey was comfortable and we reached Tirumala at midnight and found that the gatekeeper was waiting for us. Thanks to Divine Grace we were not left in the cold!
The next day being Makara Sankranthi, we had an early morning visitor to our Guest House. A friend’s friend, who works in the Temple came with lot of Prasad from the temple. It was a blessing to receive the sacred Prasad on the auspicious day. We had the Prasad and distributed it to all the guests at the guest house as well.
We had a beautiful darshan of the Lord Balaji in a record 30 minutes, which usually takes minimum 2 to 3hrs. It was ALL His Grace that He made it truly SPECIAL. One thing, I learnt from this tour was just to flow, with the flow, accepting it as His Divine Will and Everything will be truly Divine and beautiful at the End!!!

In gratitude and love,

At Your Lotus Feet,

Maitreyi Roopa.

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My Dada, my Inner Voice.

Driving a car in heavy traffic is a big pain especially when you know that auto drivers and bikers will just cut lanes and come from anywhere. At such a time, the sensors in a car are extremely helpful. They start beeping when something comes close to the car and warn danger. The closer the other object comes, the faster the sensors beep, alarming you to stop, slow down or go the other way.
Once you start driving a car with sensors, you will not be able to drive without it simply because they make life so much simpler and easier. The new age cars come with in-built sensors. One can also get them installed on your own later.

Lucky for us, we all come with in-built sensors – the inner voice of the Divine within us. It guides us at all times on its own. When we are about to bang into something harmful, take the wrong turn or so much as even give the wrong indicator to a new choice, it starts beeping – guiding us from within. Depending on the traffic noises outside of us (read influence of the mind, situations, our connection with ourselves internally and many more such factors), the guiding inner voice may get dimmed. We may not be able to hear it at all times but it surely beeps. The stronger your connection with it, the stronger the voice will be at every step of your life.

Immensely grateful to Dadashreeji, for reconnecting us with our Inner Divine and blessing us with Maitri Sambodh Dhyaan to re-establish and strengthen our bond with the Divine.

In gratitude and love,

At Your Lotus Feet.

Maitreyi Anjita

The Chinese Roses

Dada Sharanam,

This incident happened in the month of March. I have certain hanging plants in my house, like the white Chinese Roses – my favourite! However, due to some fungus the plant had started to wilt. I tried hard to save that plant, but in vain. I sat in front of the Shreemurti and suddenly my gaze turned towards the glass of water that I keep for the Dadashreeji. I drank some of it and decided to pour the remaining water to my dying plant. I prayed to Dada, asking Him to please save it. After almost a week, I saw the first ray of hope when my plant began to bloom with small white flowers all over. Dadashreeji’s teertha (blessed holy water) worked its magic. This is been thoroughly the work of the Divine and the blessed water.

Thank you, Dadashreeji for answering my prayer and for this beautiful experience.
Love,
Rupali Umbargikar-Bidwai

The Miraculous Escape

Dada Sharnam Everyone,

My name is Varun Zaveri and I fly as a crew member with the Swiss International Airlines. I would like to share this incident which happened with me on my flight from Mumbai to Zurich. All passengers & crew were on board and we were ready to take off. As a part of my daily routine, I always pray to Dadashreeji before the plane takes off. The aircraft engines started rolling and the airplane was running on full speed for the take-off when suddenly the aircraft started to shake violently. The entire plane was vibrating & the passengers sitting next to the engine saw sparks coming out of the engine. One of the engines had actually stopped working. The captain of the airplane immediately pushed the break buttons to the max and the airplane stopped after rolling a few meters away on the main runway itself. To my surprise fire trucks reached there within 2-3 minutes & hosed down the entire aircraft. The only thing that came to my mind was that Dadashreeji had just saved all of us. I felt His strong presence around me and offered my gratitude to Him. He had not only saved my life that fateful day, but also those of the 232 souls aboard. This is just one of the instances of the many when one connects with a true Master. He is always by your side, protecting and guiding constantly with unconditional love for one and all.

Varun Zaveri

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.

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.