The Sun Flower

When Dadashreeji teaches you single pointed focus through a Sunflower
Ever wondered why is it called Sunflower?

It is the only flower which keeps its focus single pointedly at the Sun. Days pass by but its focus does not deviate. Right from the early morning it starts its journey from the east concentrating on the Sun with an unwavering focus and continues to watch until it sets in the West and then rests at night only to start again in the morning. It is as if the plant meditates on the Sun. This plant has shown so much concentration and dedication that it is named after its Master, The Sun so much so that it even resembles its Master- the petals are the rays of the Sun and the round bud in the middle from which the petals originate, looks like the Sun. If you closely monitor its activities, the plant doesn’t do much apart from concentrating at the Sun. It feeds on the Sun. Its oils are extensively used and seeds are separately consumed as the byproducts are a good source of vitamins and energy.

Only if we could replicate this activity in our human lives too. Only if we could single pointedly focus at Our Master’s Lotus Feet, our lives will be sorted. We would be able to radiate our Master’s Love. We would become His Medium of spreading Love and Peace. He would be reflected in our actions and our words. All those who don’t know Him, would know Him through us.

Fear, anger, hatred, lust, jealousy and such emotions will wash away once we start focusing on our Divine Friend’s Feet. If we could just stop everything and focus at that one point, we will automatically start walking the Divine path- the path that was originally set for us.

Dada bless us so that we can single pointedly focus at Your Lotus Feet and radiate Your Divine Love. Thank you for showing us how it’s done.

At your Lotus Feet,
Mitra Shivam.



Amongst all the festivals in India, this one is regarded as the most colourful and exciting which includes a 10 days long celebration.

He was short, heavy and his father severed his head because they both once got involved in a heated argument. To make up for the severed head, Shiv Ji replaced it with an elephant’s head with a missing tooth. You can very well imagine he wasn’t among the good looking Gods. So why do we worship our friend Ganesha?

He is never known to have hated any one, never kept ill will against any one and his innocence was beyond anyone’s reach. Though his father killed him and then gave him a rebirth yet he never stopped loving and respecting him. He was once asked to race with his brother to take rounds of the world, while his brother went for it, he instead took rounds of his parents and propounded that his parents were his world.


Very few know that Ganpati ji was a great listener, his extra large sized ears sure did come in handy. Such a good listener that Ved Vyasa chose him to recite the whole Mahabharatha so that Ganesh Ji could pen it down. You see, no one has ever learnt by speaking, it is when you start listening, you start learning. So many of us visit temples to speak but only a handful stay to listen. What is He trying to tell us? How many of us listen and follow our inner voice? Only your inner divine knows what’s best for you.

He is widely preached as the remover of obstacles and his mantras are extensively used in hawans. He followed a very simple principle. LISTEN TO YOUR INNER DIVINE, LET IT GUIDE YOU, LET IT LEAD YOU. He was very well connected to his inner divine and followed it religiously.

Do the same. Let your heart guide you and let it remove all obstacles for you. Take out time to listen to yourself, life is not a race. Feel your self, experience your self. On this auspicious day let us chant Dadashreeji mantra and go inside our inner temple not to speak but to listen, to experience His Divine Love.

At Your Lotus Feet,

Mitr Shivam.

Dada, my Smooth Sailor

When for the first time, Maitreyi Komal called me up to ask whether I would be willing to host Dadashreeji’s Padukas, I refused because I felt I am not qualified enough. There may be more deserving devotees who would like to do that. But the calling had to happen and I got a second call from Komal where she had reached the ashram to collect the padukas and said that my name came very strongly in her mind here and that she should call me. I couldn’t refuse then and felt that this was Dada calling me. I felt if He has decided to come to my house He will make way for everything else as well.

The D-day came and I set out to collect the Padukas. I was extremely nervous. I hadn’t done something like this before. In fact while driving, I lost my way a little bit and reached 20 minutes late. But then they say everything happens for a reason. The moment I entered the colony of the devotee which had the padukas, it was crowded and didn’t have a single space for parking. I tried going into a by lane, got stuck, got out with difficulty and by the time I reached the devotees flat, she was there waiting for me at the entrance and said I could park right there!! This was a miracle as she herself shared later that this space is never free and how come it got free today. Because Dada had to come. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. Then when we went up and sat down in front of the padukas, my heart started pounding very fast. I was very nervous and felt can I do this? In my nervousness, I couldn’t listen to the instructions properly. Then we finally left with the Padukas.

Jasneet and I were in the car and chatting a bit on the way. Finally reached and there was a welcome party waiting to welcome Dada. Mohini and Saroj ma were there decorating to welcome Dada.

We did all the vidhis together and settled Dada into my home. Then came the time which I spent alone with Him. I was mesmerised totally by the energy and felt so blessed and comforted. I actually felt that He was there with me and responding to everything that I was telling Him.

He is my true companion. I slept in the same room and did all the vidhis as instructed. Then the time came in the morning to let Him go to the other devotee’s house. I didn’t feel like letting Him go.

I felt I was losing a part of myself. Saw Him off and felt as if there was a void in the room. Became very contemplative and went back to sleep again. When I got up, I missed Him the whole day and next day as if my Best Friend had left. Finally when I had an internal discussion with Him, I realised that He is always in my heart. He is my Eternal Friend.

Thank you Dada for giving me this deep realisation that You are always there with me at every step.

In gratitude and eternal love,

At Your Lotus Feet.

Richa Handa.


I was suggested by a friend to join Sneh Sanskar Gurukul in Amritsar as a teacher. It was only morning-noon few hours so I joined happily to help them and continue with other coachings in the evening. The children come from very downtrodden families. If this school wasn’t there, they would probably be begging on the streets and lead very unhygienic, unfulfilling lives. But I think the Lord God up there loves these children a lot as He got a special gurukul started for them in such vicinity that they hardly have to travel plus they get their mid-day nutritional meals also where they would have otherwise gone hungry. I was told to make the children chant Dadashreeji mantra every morning as He is the one who conceptualized this Gurukul. We would say His mantra three times every morning and thank Him for the beautiful opportunity of transforming the lives of these adorable children. I was never personally attached to Dadashreeji. I visited Him in the ashram once when we took these children and other special children for His blessings. He is a spiritual guru but He is very young and so simple. I didn’t even talk to Him. Just sitting around Him was a beautiful experience. We automatically became calm and felt peaceful. I think His voice is so soft that when you hear it, and it enters your ears, it takes peace and calmness with it to every cell of your body. We came back to Amritsar and I continued my work at the gurukul. A few days back, at night I was doing my regular prayers when I somehow I thought of Dadashreeji and told Him, “I don’t know why so many people believe in you. If you really are something and you love me, then prove it to me.” You know those emotional moments happen between the Guru and His children and then we forget about them. On the day of rakhi, we had organised rakhi celebrations for our gurukul children. I got rakhis from the market. I even got one for Dadashreeji and passed it to Tanya mam, the other teacher to tie to Dada. Something happened. She turned to me and said, “no you tie it to Dada.” I always tie rakhi to Bal Gopal ji as I believe in Him a lot. When I took the rakhi to tie it to Dada, I felt that Bal Gopal was getting rakhi tied from me. It was such a beautiful feeling. In that instant, Dada’s picture in our gurukul looked so different. He seemed just like my Bal Gopal. As if Bal Gopal was blessing me through Dadashreeji and telling me that I am taking care of you through Him. My family believes in a guruji and all have taken his name (been initiated by him) but somehow whenever I reach the temple to get initiated, I just can’t get out of the car or I leave the temple just before my turn. Now I know why. It was just not right for me. I know Dadashreeji will bless me and initiate me. Waiting for that day Dada. Thank You for everything. I know that You work a lot for Your devotees and their well-being. I pray that may Your health always be fine and may You be successful in Your endeavor to make the world grow and experience Your Love.

Lots of love,

Deeksha Arora


Janam ashtami. It is the day celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. He is known to be the 8th incarnation of Vishnu. He was born in times when cruelty was at its worst, women did not have the right to a dignified life and even his own enlightened Uncle Kans tried to kill him for more power. Krishna initiated Mahabharatha- one of the greatest massacres on Earth. He was called ‘Maakhan Chor’ for stealing butter and yogurt through creative ways. A lot of people during his lifetime had experienced him as The Lord of all creation. He Himself knew that He was God. All this could have gained Him respect for we are taught today that Gods should be feared. but why was it that He was loved and revered more than any other king or human being during His physical lifetime? It was for what He did as a human being and not because He held the position of God. If you look at the whole picture His purpose was to manifest Mahabhartha. He was a great leader and that too a wise one. He led The Kaurawas and The Pandawas to war and never misguided any of them. He performed His kartavya(duty). He freed several women from the bondages of human slavery and was man enough to accept all of them in His life when others were hesitant to take them back. Most importantly He was their own, not someone living up above but the one who lived among them, with them. He was the Lord of the universe, the maker of rules but when He took a human birth, He made sure that He too was bound by all the human rules and died because of a spell enchanted by the mother of Kaurawas. In a world created by Him where He could have been anything, He chose to be loving and compassionate. He was loving and full of life and at the same time He was a social reformer and a compassionate God. He being the source of all knowledge could have made everyone sit down and jot down notes, He chose to be a leader who lead by example, He showed them how it’s done. It is to that for which we bow down to Him and pay our obeisance. It really doesn’t matter what position you hold or how many number of badges you hang on your chest. The divine will smile when you make Him proud by touching hearts and infusing Love in their lives. Strive to fulfill and complete your duties towards other. Let this be a day when we connect to our inner Dadashreeji and ask for such qualities.

At Your Lotus Feet,

Mitra Shivam.


I have seen, played with Him, walked together, ate together on the journey to a beautiful transformation! Dunagiri Retreat made me realise my God, Dadashreeji! Many evolved souls come to Earth from time to time to help people transform and liberate themselves. Some of them are teachers who teach us the concept of living, mentoring us on a day-to-day basis in the physical form. Very rarely, God Himself takes the human form and comes.

Dadashreeji, You gave me a clear understanding of who You are and how are we related. There were several methods, teachings, practices, services, what not in this retreat. To me, these are critical learning. I went to the retreat with heaviness in mind due to business pressure, partner non-cooperation etc and I was continuously praying, talking with Dadashreeji, fighting often. The first evening in the retreat, the start of the session was starkling to my mind. Dadashreeji started with a session exactly matching my prayers. I was amazed, how did He know that? Are my prayers real? Have I reached out to Him? I was awed. It was so precise that I immediately came to know what is in the retreat for me and He is going to answer ALL my prayers and questions. And He did!!! Prayers to Dadashreeji are always heard and will be always answered at the right time. Dadashreeji knows what you need and will deliver to you exactly when you need it. As usual, I was one of the quietest in the room. Dadashreeji was offering his Divinely messages. I was quiet, quiet to the core. Suddenly I asked Dadashreeji if I can have the guided session again, the first words I spoke in 1.5 days. Shubamji was pulling me on the funny side that I finally spoke. To this Dadashreeji gave an amazing reply- “he is continuously talking with me” I was shocked, is that all true? Because I was doing that so often, all the time!!! Prayers need not be loud. My experience with Dadashreeji says that internal (manaseekam) prayers are extremely powerful.

God is continuously hearing our prayers and will guide us at the right moment in the right direction.When the Divine works on you, the experience is completely different. Dadashreeji gave me this experience with a game. I asked Dadashreeji if He will take us for an additional trek with Him. We were in Krishnapur, in the Himalayan hills, where Dadashreeji took us. Shailendraji told us that Dadashreeji is missing in this hill top forest. We will make 3 teams, name them Gokul, etc., and we have to go and find out where Dadashreeji is. He gave us several instructions. None of them I heard. My mind was completely off that time. It was not nervous, not confused, but some state that cannot be explained, kind of trance state. “3-2-1 go” and the game began. Someone called out my name to come their team. I don’t even know who but I just went there and said, “since I can run fast, I will go first, find Dadashreeji and then call you all, please come over.” I immediately started, didn’t take 20 seconds, no second thoughts whether to go left or right, just went where my heart took me. At one point, my heart guided me to see right. After a little skid on the leaves, there I find Him!!! It was an amazing experience, I found Him!!! Jumped and ran to Him, He got up and said, “Manikandan, it was amazing, you just followed your heart, isn’t it? I was watching you!” He shook hands. I was amazed and had the happiest moment in my life. This 20 seconds game gave me several learnings.

After all it was all Divine plan to make me realize these and 100% Divine game to make me find Him. Divine plan doesn’t have this way or that way, it is only 1 way and that is perfectly destined to the right path. Follow your heart, Divine-Will is supreme to the mind, just follow it and you will reach your God. When Divine is guiding us as per His plan, we will feel so light, no heaviness. We will feel the absence of the mind that cannot be explained because the mind is not there (this is the maximum I can explain by the way). There is a supremely pleasant music around. We will love everyone around naturally. On the way back down the hill trek, Dadashreeji was walking before me. He stops at different places where there is a little difficulty. One such place down the hill, Dadashreeji asked me, “Manikandan, you have that sweet in your bag, can you give me?” I had a chikky sweet in my bag, just one unopened piece. I was super-fast not to miss this great opportunity, opened the pack and gave Him. He took a little and gave me the remaining. I requested Him to take a bigger piece and He took. Then the rest He touched and I gave off to everyone. Then Dadashreeji gave me that bigger piece seeing that I didn’t get any. I felt my father there. I gave that piece also to everyone, then I took a little one. Another cold night, Dadashreeji asked me, Manikandan, “are you feeling cold, can I give you my jacket!” I feel now I should have taken His jacket and kept with me in my prayer room!!! It was so amazing how much Dadashreeji cares for us at every step in life, making us happy.

Dadashreeji fulfills every promise He makes. We also need to follow our words as our gratitude to Dadashreeji to each and every human being around. Thank you Dadashreeji for giving so much to our life, guiding us to the ultimate path and showering all the Divine Bliss. You are God, I love you Dadashreeji.

In gratitude and eternal love,

At Your Lotus Feet,

Manikandan R.

My Dada, my life support

We had gone to this restaurant where we ordered sweet lime soda. They served it in a glass with a plastic straw. I put the straw in the glass and hardly 2 seconds had passed that the straw came out of the glass because the carbonated water was pushing it upwards and it was lighter than the liquid that it was immersed in. So every time I had to sip from the straw I had to hold it down so that it wouldn’t come out. This tells us so much about life. All those who don’t like you will try to push you down but if you are in carbonated water( connected to the divine) the air bubbles( love) will lift you.


Either people will get tired of pushing you down or you run out of carbonated water( if your bond with the divine is weak). Stay connected to your inner Divine and be submerged in His Love(carbonated water). People will eventually lose interest or join you or bow down to you and Love will lift you up like it always does. And stay in the moment, do not get attached to hatred and grudges (baggages) or it will weigh you down. Thank you Dada for loving us and lifting us up when ever we need you. You are our life support.

Mitra Shivam.