My Journey with Dada

Yes, I have been spiritually inclined towards rituals, prayers, mythology, Gods and Goddesses, all sources & ways which lead me to “something” mystical, “something” peaceful and “something” which elevates my state of consciousness. My life provided me ways to meet that source in many ways and many forms to experience that “something”. Its been a beautiful ride from being ritualistic, being stubborn in my beliefs, doing acts of abstinence from all issues materialistic to being in a state of wonderment of what real spirituality is. The many ways I am talking about, conditioned, altered and re-aligned me to reach an iota of what spirituality is. And the journey continues with my Divine Friend, “DADASHREEJI” who I address as “Dada”.

I have been a follower of teachings, from Oneness University, by my Masters “Amma and Bhagavan”. They provided me insights of what spirituality is. I was exposed to the real “ME” and the teachings continue to introduce me to myself. However, there was that “something”, which blocked my real experience about the teachings learned over the years.

This block was further simplified by Mrs. Smita Jayakar, who has played a vital role in introducing me to spirituality. She introduced me to Dada and I attended Dada’s first session in December 2013.

The thought of leaving my former Masters troubled me whenever I attended Dada’s sessions. However, Dada clarified that one should not leave any of his Masters or beliefs to realize and experience His teachings. Dada explained that it’s time for humanity to unlearn their conditionings, beliefs and really experience the Truth.

What drove me closer to Dada? There is an aura about Dada, a simplified way of answering a seeker which actually got me closer to Dada. I have attended Bodh 1 twice. The second time I attended Bodh 1, Dada called me by my name. This act of Dada instantly connected me to Dada. Being acknowledged meant a lot for me.

Being around Dada, I have still not got the opportunity to experience Divinity in a mystical form. But Dada has surely introduced me to the real “ME” within. The concept of “Antaryamin”, the in-dweller is getting stronger day by day. I have been receiving messages from various sources, which are continuously guiding me towards the real “ME” within. Divinity for me has always been in a form of an image or a statue. Off late, Dada has introduced me to the formless, an energy source which is not only externally available but also internally available.

Life is still the same, the same routine but with a different outlook towards it. Unlearning the learning, experiencing your true emotions has become real for me. Jealousy, hatred, guilt are no more bad emotions. They continue to still live with me, however, the charge which they carry is diminishing. My personal experience and interaction with Dada has introduced me to many things about myself right from taking a stand in life, voicing my opinion to saying a plain “NO”. The things which I never expressed have become simpler to express without being judgmental about them. Guilt trips have reduced as there is clarity on things which I can do and things which I cannot do. The feeling of being alone has transformed my understanding of enjoying my own company. Dada introduced me to service, “Seva” in the self-less form. Being human to the other human is what I have learned being with Dada. Most importantly, my expectations of a simple “thank you” for work done by me are slowly wading off. The mind games, the ego have been taken over by the Divinity within. I struggled with my mind and the games it played through out, but now an understanding that all exists the way it should exist. The conflicts with mind are dissolving day by day as Divinity is taking over to channelize my efforts required at the right moment and the right time. I have realized that for anything to manifest all I need to do is to take that effort and let Divinity take over. Actions are important to grow spiritually.

Dada has become part of my life introducing me to the real “ME”, guiding me in all the ups and downs which I am supposed to face to achieve my real purpose in life.

I cannot conclude with this note on my experiences with Dada as the journey continues to experience that “something”.

Dada Sharanam

– Mitra Deven

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My First Meeting, ‘Divine Friend’.

I first met Dadashreeji lovingly called as Dada and also “Divine Friend” on a skype call in March 2012. My brother had met Dada when he had come to Delhi. My brother decided to invite some people over for a meeting at his house on a Sunday. He wanted me to come too insisting that he wanted me to meet a friend “a guru type of person”. I had been practicing meditation since I was 18 and was quite pleased with myself. I said why the heck should I want to meet anyone and that too – your friend? I have enough friends and don’t want yet another. Plus it’s a Sunday. I should be sleeping late and taking things easy. Yet to please my brother I got up early and reached my parents’ house in SDA only to find that the fellow was still asleep and had not bothered to tell me that the meeting had been postponed. I was furious at him for spoiling my Sunday.

The same story of request for a meeting repeated itself next Sunday. I told him off but because of my soft corner for my kid brother: I went to SDA yet again. There I met a quaint couple talking some gibberish about some chap they called a friend and heard their claims about how he had turned their lives around, a transformation they called it. After some discussion and talk of being a good person, living a good life etc I was willy nilly made to go into another room where Dada was waiting online on a skype call. I had no clue what was expected of me. I was just being polite and went anyway. I greeted him and he me. I saw Sai’s photo above and behind Dada’s head and made a stupid remark that “you can’t be on the wrong track if Baba is with you”. Dada laughed and said, what I was to realise much later with his trademark ‘yes, yes’. I requested his inputs in how I could grow in my career. He said “just keep doing what you are doing. I am with you.”

The next day the bottom fell out on my career. From being the blue eyed boy, my employer took an intense dislike for me. I was to understand much later that Dada’s Grace had already made its presence felt starting with the Skype call. (Actually this was the best thing that could have happened to me) Things got very bad and ultimately I was forced to resign. The employer was not the most reasonable of people. I was threatened and what not. Dada said take this as long as you can. I accepted and kept going for another week. The employer then threatened me with bodily harm. I was alarmed and though not having any background of Dada, sent him a message. Dada conveyed to me to chant the Guru Mantra. I had nothing to lose through zero faith in my brother’s so called friend. Dada stayed with me throughout this time with frequent calls from Mitra Shankhji conveying messages from Dada to a skeptical me, till I finally left the job. The employer has never ever paid any person leaving leaving his employment his last salary. Dada ensured that I got the last paise from him. My first taste of Divinity!

– Mitra Chetan

I Found My Govind…

I don’t want any spiritual treasures,
No worldly possessions do anymore I desire.
Dada You are all I want,
You are what i want to flaunt.

 

Should I chant your name all day?
Lost in your service, should I sway?
Should I praise you in melodious songs all day and night ?
or be with You in my heart and glow in Your radiance so bright?

 

I thought my Guru would take me to the eternal light,
little did I know my Guru was taking me on another flight.
You picked me up in Your lap, walked the treacherous path for me,
Uprooted evil from my being, changed my destiny.

 

I can’t love you unconditionally nor pray religiously,
I can’t offer my daily rituals nor offer You abode in each pulse,
I can’t even serve You well, my Dada
You who are the Supreme Heavenly Father.

 

You stepped down on the devious earth,
To bring Home Your beloved children,
You came after us with all Your love,
And we mindless creatures still went for a run.

 

You brought me self-realisation,
Peace, joy and satisfaction.
A glass of water I asked you,
You gave me everything-from the oceans to the meadow dew.

 

I want to dance, jump, touch the sky
dive into the sea, go deeper within the I.
Gobind vs guru- Kabir decides
I found my Gobind, I found my Guru and I found my Dada
and guess what, They are all the same, Such is His Leela.

– Maitreyi Anjita

Simply Surrender to His will…

“Simply surrender to HIS WILL …Ask nothing in return…and experience the shower of Grace in your life.”- Dadashreeji

SURRENDER!!!
 What is surrender?
 How can I surrender?
 Isn’t surrender stupidity… letting someone else control you? Take charge of you?

The famous saint Meerabai, had surrendered herself to the will of Lord Krishna. Though living with her husband prince Bhojraj (Rana), she rejected all corporeal matters and rejected all her princely luxuries. In fact she faced such severe acts of criticism and rebuke within the royal family and the society, that she left the royal palace wandering like a nomad singing hymns and parables of her lord Krishna, roaming around on the streets openly, revolting all the norms of the then ultra-disciplined society. Meerabai can send a chill through the spine of even today’s so called modern society, of what she did then, in that period.

The question is … is all this worth surrendering??!! Today the majority of men and women are running behind getting that extra bit… to get a car or to move from a small car to a luxurious car.. or a home which forever feels small, wishing for that one extra bedroom…. and so on, and so forth.. And here is a woman who left all the royal princely luxuries … and down straight to the streets!!!

What’s more… as someone asked, isn’t this madness?? When Meerabai could have used her money, clout, princely status for the betterment of the
 society and yet continue her bhakti to her Lord!!! Perhaps a modern intellectual person would have thought of that. Her husband who was fighting wars for his kingdom, providing bread and butter and feeding his people…. isn’t that such a great service to the society…. than this mad woman roaming around the streets… singing for her Lord, rather for herself, just for her own things… isn’t this a stupid selfish act!

And yet today.. Meerabai is a source of inspiration to the millions and Ranaji has been forgotten! The little parables she wrote on the streets has helped thousands to experience the Divine Love, which can have such deep impact on the one who understands and feels it, that even the best of the scholars, the highest literary ranker will fail to convey!

Well… welcome to the world of “TRUE SURRENDER”
SURRENDER doesn’t measure or weigh pros and cons, of what one offers, in order to get something in return. LET’S NOT FOOL OURSELVES. We pretend to surrender but the TRUTH IS WE SURRENDER ONLY TO THAT EXTENT, WHICH WILL NOT TAKE US AWAY FROM OUR COMFORT ZONE. Our surrender is incisively weighed like a wanik (businessman). And many of us live in that BIG ILLUSION … that “OH, I HAVE SURRENDERED MYSELF”! And then we complain, “After doing so much, giving so much, doing all, I am not growing spiritually”!

The above quote by Dadashreeji is so simple, yet conveys a most profound truth…. WHEN YOU SURRENDER, YOU EXPERIENCE GRACE!
 It’s the simple law of physics that water flows from high to low level. It can never be reversed…unless you defy the law of gravity, use a motor-power to push it against gravity. Today Divinity in the form of Dadashreeji, has blessed so many thousands of us giving that initial boost, initial motor-power by showering His unconditional grace to get that glimpse of the ultimate TRUTH, of LOVE… but beyond a certain point Divinity cannot go against His own laws that He has made. Eventually you need to give all, your entire being to be able to receive His grace 100% and at every moment.

Mind you surrender does not mean to give away all your money, as many feel that surrender is to give away one’s home, all the bank balances and the hard earned material things. Surrender is a state of mind… when one is in that state FULLY… Then that allows Divinity to take away from you all that ‘kachra’, the dirt, the things that you are so crazily attached to, which is hampering your own growth, your own journey to reach the TRUTH

Surrender cannot follow any rules… it simply is… and happens….!
 Surrender happens when those insurmountable feelings of LOVE seep into your being, into your every cell! Doesn’t this happen when one falls in love considering this even in the worldly sense. Love changes the whole life making you surrender to not only that person, but help you smoothly sail through the storms and drudgeries of life.

But alas! The worldly love is Fleeting! Ephemeral! Transient!
 Today Dadashreeji is that INCARNATION OF TRUE LOVE., which you have to simply experience by being in His presence. That LOVE HAS NO WORDS, NO EXPRESSIONS…. By EXPERIENCING that LOVE., you will begin the journey of surrender… SUCH A SIMPLE AND EASY WAY THAT THE DIVINE HAS CHOSEN FOR THIS ‘YUGA’ AGE!

More on this as questions come…

-Mitra Sut

 

Dada Leela

Eons (yugas) have passed when “THE ONE” with the flute once made the universe dance with His Leela…
Will that Leela be ever repeated?
Will there ever be another like the Supreme ONE …..The Source!
What if the Leela has already begun!

Welcome aboard on this Blog
To witness the Leela of the new –‘Age of the Divine’….
Our Divine friend Dadashreeji’s Leela…

Dada Leela
Dada Leela
Dada Leela