Editor’s Note –
One can never truly understand the workings of the Divine, we just have to have faith and do our bit. Once in a session Dada was asked, “How to reach out to people?” and Dada smiled and replied’ “You just have to go and stand there”.
One such experience of a Mitra, who just went and stood there, and help was rendered to the person who needed it most.
Dada and His Leela…
MitraKaivalya,.. in his own words –
I was on a trip to London. The person who invited me, told to come for 2 days. So I booked a flight ticket for 2 days. The person who asked me to come had difficulties arranging venue and people. So as I came, there were no people and no venue was available to have meditations. So I went internal and then went to the famous Hyde park corner. As it was early in the year only one other person was there, where normally dozens of speaker entertain the crowds. So I placed Dadashreeji’s Shrimurthy and on a paper I wrote “Serving Humanity“ to at least let people passing by understand what I was doing there. First day passed. I was sitting on the floor and meditating and praying. Tourists came by and took a picture. That was the only interaction I had if one could call it interaction. I didn’t get a chance to talk to anybody.
Second day came. Again I was on my own. Later afternoon a very tall man with black hair, black beard and big black glasses stood 2 meters away from me. He asked me what are you doing here. I told him I’m helping people. He said he had no money. I told him I will not take any money from you. So he came closer and sat down. Now I could see that his hair was artificial, his beard was artificial, his face and his chest was covered with plastic surgery. His beard he just colored with a black pen.
So the man told me his story as people from the country he came, chased him for religious reasons, and poured acid over his head, face and body.
I gave him what Dada gave me and asked him if he would accept a gift from me. He said yes so I gave him my last money which he refused. I told him it would make me happy if he would enjoy that money. So he took it and walked away.
~ Mitra Kaivalya
When I look within me,
Your Lotus Feet I see.
With my eyes open,
There is a blurred yet intense Divine Light formation.
In long beautiful roads where I drive
Suddenly, in the distance You arrive.
When I fold my hands to pray,
Ever more closer to me You stay.
With my each laughter, I feel You rejoice.
In my each sorrow, I sense Your remorse.
You exist in my shadow, You flow in my breath.
Your love. Your Grace. Your warm embrace….
Make me Yours Dada, make me so pure.
That when I look in the mirror, the image is YOU.
~ Maitreyi Anjita
“If you experience me, you experience true unconditional love within. If you experience true love and truth, you experience me.”- Dadashreeji
How can you pen this experience? Can I try?
What do I write?
How do I begin?
Cause no words in human dictionary have capability of truly capturing this experience!
This experience of experiencing Dadashreeji…. Let me connect with Him internally
Yes here it is now…
The heart expanding … bursting…
Out of some inexpressible feeling…
May I call it Peace… Calmness…. Love?
There the unmistakable tears start rolling…. Not out of sorrow
, But as if a volcano up surging within!
Again I search for words… Of Love?….
Its much more !!
Such a SIMPLE WAY!!
There are pothis and pothis (giant texts) on how to reach that final destination.
Ultimate end point of all these is to discover that ONENESS AND LOVE within….and drown into that experience….. to become that experience….LOVE ……
and what all these pothis describe!!!! So many methods, techniques, ways to painstakingly try and reach there….
Even after doing all that… there is no guarantee you will become that Love… cause the final transformation is bestowed only and only by divine grace.
And here… Dadashreeji says (in the first part)…
just simply experience Him..
and you are on your way there….
Experience this yourself…..
Cause this experience is individualistic …..
personal…. Begins with His bond…. connection
And with this experience,
the journey begins
TRUTH starts revealing….
~ Mitra Sut
Editors Note: The following experience was shared by a Sevak recently in Seattle. Dadashreeji, currently on a USA tour, conducted Bodh in the city.
The writer – Vijayji, opened up his home and heart for Dadashreeji and the accompanying team by shifting out of his house for the week and allowing the team full services and use of his home.
After experiencing Dada’s Love and Grace and spending some precious moments in His presence, Vijayji, shared his experience and the deep sense of connection he felt in Dada’s presence.
In Vijayji’s words – as a mail written to the Sevak Team.
Hello (addressed to the sevak),
Hope things are going well & you are busy as ever – planning and working for the Chicago Bodh. I admire your energy in this regard.
It was really joyful to see & be in the company of Dadashreeji this past week. I would like to thank Him for the opportunity to interact with Him so closely.
What strikes me is His simplicity and kindness. Even in the middle of critical times (like the time i almost caused all of you to miss your outbound flight), He was very calm and was more concerned if we had eaten our breakfast. Not for a second did i see Him disturbed.
I am not so spiritually evolved to claim miraculous visions etc. Despite that, I can definitely say that at times my head would feel a tingling sensation around the crown/ top portion & many times I would have tears in my eyes when I was talking to Him.
For me, the most memorable part will always be His decision to stay in my small apartment. It is more so significant due to following –
Around 2003 or so, i came across a real Master in India. Appaji as we called him, lived 2 minutes walk from my parents home. I would visit Him often when i was in India. He had once blessed me a spiritual experience that leads me to believe that He was no ordinary soul.
Before His passing away, He had mentioned that He would visit my home in the US & that He would come and stay at our place for 8 – 10 days with everyone. While that did not happen (as He passed away in 2009), His words remained with me & i wondered about their significance – since i do believe that a Master does not make idle talk.
It was indeed more than a coincidence for me when Dadashreeji decided to stay in our Kirkland apartment & Appaji’s words immediately came to my mind – I knew in my own mind that Dadashreeji was visiting in place of Appaji & that He was thus fulfilling what Appaji had said few years ago.
I really feel very happy that i had the opportunity to meet Dadashreeji & hope my connection with Him will grow & flourish with His blessings.
Offer your nose and My Perfume shall be smelt
Offer your ears and My Music shall be heard
Offer your skin and My Touch shall be felt
Offer your mouth and My Song shall be sung
Offer your eyes and My Face shall be seen
Offer your mind and My Essence shall be understood
Offer your heart and My Love shall be felt
Offer your being and My Grace shall fill all emptiness
~ Maitreyi Jagruti
That little girl..
Sitting on His right side
looking at Him
with her eyes full of love
They both smile
for a while
He puts His hand on her head
and tells her to go
to play outside
She gets up
twinkling her eyes
Looks at Him tilting her head to a side
runs to His favorite bush
and comes back fast
to be by His side again..
She wishes she could
strung those beautiful jasmines
in the thread of her love for Him
Sitting close to Him again
she shows Him what she’s got for Him
and gives Him each flower
like she’s giving her soul
with tears in His eyes
overwhelmed with her love
Looks into her deep eyes
I will be your Dada 🙂
Our love will never be erased!
~ Maitreyi Shraddha
“I may appear asleep, but will wake up the moment you get lost.” – Dadashreeji
Once I had the privilege to drive Divine Friend Dadashreeji from the ashram (near Karjat) to Mumbai city. An event, on the previous day in the ashram went on till late night as devotees’ endless questions had kept pouring in and no one wanted to leave the Divine Energies felt in the ashram superadded with the nectar that kept pouring quenching the thirst for answers that Dadashreeji so patiently keeps giving (this is a normal thing to happen in ashram, whenever Dadashreeji would address the seekers). It was as if the lost soul had finally found its Source and that Divine confrontation with its Creator creates internal raptures of bliss, although the majorities were never aware of this astral phenomenon externally. Master’s love towards His devotees would keep Him up till late night as He would work incessantly even through the night at astral level.
So while driving, the physical body deprived of the normal rest went off to sleep in the car. It was a rainy day and as I carefully kept driving, suddenly at cross roads, I found myself lost whether to take the road to the left or the right (this was during one of my earlier trips to the ashram). And alas! In a second I found Dadashreeji (who I felt was fast asleep) actually up and alert as a hawk, asking me to take the turn towards the right and then said, “I may appear asleep, but will wake up the moment you get lost. Even in reality although I may appear unconcerned, but am aware of each and every move of my devotee. The moment one is lost in his path, I will be right there to give the correct direction.”
What a profound statement and so much concern! Just like a mother to a little child. And this concern of Dadashreeji and His guidance most of us have experienced and felt time and again at the appropriate time, when we are lost, when we are down, when we are helpless and clueless, when we don’t know what to do next. It’s like a miracle how the most appropriate guidance comes, just at that helpless moment and we connect to Him internally. Having read so many stories of how the Lord helped a bhakta (devotee), like the Gajendra (the king elephant), who was not only saved from the death nares of the wicked crocodile, but was given the highest salvation OR the helpless Draupadi saved of the worst shame in Kaurava’s court in Mahabharata. These stories so inspiring, we always wondered whether it could happen in our own lives! Any devotee who has been able to establish a connection with the Divine Friend Dadashreeji, who experiences Him in his/her heart are now as if insulated from the tortures of the world. The suffering and pain will come as it has to, depending upon what one has to learn and on his/her karmas. But one gets protection and strength to go through them and an instantaneous help to resolve them faster… what a profound gift to have.
Thank you Dadashreeji for being Here and Now!
– Mitra Sut