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”.
– Mitra Deven