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4796Re: help - Thank you so much!

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  • palyati_007
    Jul 3, 2004
      Hi Sarada,

      I live in Anchorage, Alaska.

      Palyati

      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > Hello Yuliya (but you say your name like the English name
      > 'Julia'?). I am trying to spell it correctly, though. We English
      > are notorious for not trying to speak other languages, so this is
      > my small contribution. Hello Palyati, as well. You two have given
      > me a fine geography lesson. First I looked for Volgograd on the
      > map and then Calgary. And then I looked at Alaska, but I didn't
      > know where Palyati lived exactly.
      >
      > Very good, I am nicely informed now.
      >
      > Yuliya your story is quite amazing. Did I understand correctly,
      > that you became a vegetarian and started running before you even
      > found out about the Sri Chimmoy Centres? You have a very clever
      > soul, a little forceful maybe, but very insightful. To fill in
      > your application form on your 18th birthday, as well, that is
      > really something special.
      >
      > I'm afraid I don't know anybody from Volgograd, and I suppose you
      > need to get in touch with the centres somehow, don't you? If you
      > have any old phone numbers from Russia, like the number of the
      > restaurant for example, you can call them. They will give you
      > information about the centres in Canada. We are quite a close-knit
      > community and usually everybody knows everybody else, or knows of
      > them at least.
      >
      > Well, I hope that helps you a little bit. Palyati also gives some
      > very sound advice. The inner connection, if you can cultivate it,
      > is really the most important thing. A true teacher can feed the
      > soul from any distance.
      >
      > Bye for now...
      > Sarada
      >
      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, palyati_007
      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > Dear Julia,
      > >
      > > Do not despair. Do not panic. You will be fine.
      > >
      > > I have experience in being alone and far away from centre
      > > activities. You are about 3 hours by car to the centre in
      > > Edmonton. I live in Alaska, 3 hours by plane to the nearest
      > > centre in Seattle and I've been on the path for 14 years. You
      > > can do this.
      > >
      > > Now is the time to concentrate on your meditation and
      > > establishing your inner oneness with your Guru. Read the books,
      > > phone the centre in Edmonton, ask Srutika to phone you. Think of
      > > the Supreme in your Guru instead of your situation. Consider
      > > that you are manifesting God in how you interact with others.
      > > Take every opportunity for self transformation. Always, always,
      > > keep the Supreme in your Guru in your mind and heart. Work very
      > > hard at keeping the inner connection. That's where progress is
      > > made.
      > >
      > > Remember you are in the best of care in Guru's heart. Keep happy
      > > and smiling. Perhaps one day you will have much greater
      > > opportunity to join in centre activities.
      > >
      > > Love,
      > > Palyati
      > >
      > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, angel27loving
      > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > > [From Julia]
      > > >
      > > > Hi!
      > > >
      > > > It was so wonderful to read all the replies I have recieved to
      > > > my "Help!" letter! It made me feel much better, realising that
      > > > I am really not as alone as my mind thinks.
      > > >
      > > > Sri Chinmoy found me in Volgograd. It was like in a fairy-
      > > > tale... One day I have suddenly become vegetarian, another day
      > > > I suddenly began to run every morning. But then, I was told
      > > > that there is a vegetarian cafe "Oneness-Heart-Kingdom" and
      > > > that it is very lovely, so I have decided to take a closer
      > > > look...
      > > >
      > > > When I entered it I felt like I was in heaven! It was an
      > > > indescribable feeling: music, women in saris, beautiful
      > > > atmosphere, parrots, flowers, pictures, aroma of good food...
      > > > It was 1.5 years ago, in October 2002.
      > > >
      > > > I saw a woman in a blue sari talking to another one at the
      > > > table, and felt that I knew her all my life; but whether it is
      > > > true or not, I decided to know her better. Then she stood up
      > > > and began to walk away; she passed the doors and walked down
      > > > the hall (it is located in the big cultural building). I ran
      > > > after her, stopped her and began to ask an enormous amount of
      > > > questions... Her name is Evfalia. She was the first one who
      > > > told me about Sri Chinmoy and his Path. A year after, in
      > > > September 2003, I got a job at the cafe as a waitress (even
      > > > though I was not yet a student of Sri Chinmoy), and began to
      > > > explore spirituality.
      > > >
      > > > In October I started to attend meditation classes for
      > > > newcomers, and on my 18th birthday in November was my 13th
      > > > class! I filled out an application to become Sri Chinmoy's
      > > > student on that day! I was there when all the disciples went
      > > > in October to Macedonia, where the race devoted to Mother
      > > > Teresa was held. My application was given to Lotika on Joy
      > > > Days in Ukraine at the end of November, and she gave it to
      > > > Guru on the Christmas Trip.
      > > >
      > > > My family and I left Volgograd on February 14th and we were in
      > > > Calgary (Alberta, Canada) on the 17th. After a month of living
      > > > here in Calgary, I was told that Guru had accepted me on
      > > > February 13th! So February 13th is my "soul's brithday," which
      > > > I guess makes me four and a half months old! :-)
      > > >
      > > > Now I am here, with all of you (Thank You, Supreme!). I have
      > > > two jobs, but I have to help my parents to pay all the bills
      > > > that come, so right now it is kind of difficult to save
      > > > something. I also have applied to the University of Calgary
      > > > for East Asian Studies, and in a week I will be notified if I
      > > > am accepted or not.
      > > >
      > > > It is sad for me to be 'alone" here with no center and
      > > > disciples, but I am so happy that it is absolutely not true -
      > > > because I have all of you! Oh, My Supreme, for the first time
      > > > in a long time after leaving the Russian center I am feeling
      > > > such fullness.
      > > >
      > > > Does anybody know somebody from Volgograd (Evfalia, Alya, Lena
      > > > Sudarevskaya, Vlad ("Aspiration Flight")...?
      > > >
      > > > Did anybody go to Macedonia?
      > > >
      > > > Where can I find out about upcoming events in Canada?
      > > >
      > > > Did anybody have an experience of being somewhere with no
      > > > center or disciples for a long time?
      > > >
      > > > Oh My Lord, I thank you so much that I am among disciples
      > > > anyway!
      > > >
      > > > :-)))))))
      > > >
      > > > Thank you,
      > > > with love and flowers in Guru's heart, Julia (Yuliya)
      > > >
      > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sarada1007
      > > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > > > Dear Julia,
      > > > >
      > > > > Welcome! What's happening? Tell us all about your new life
      > > > > in Calgary. Where IS Calgary even? I'm so ignorant, I can
      > > > > always use a free geography lesson. Sounds like it's on the
      > > > > sea.
      > > > >
      > > > > By the way, you are really not alone. You have many new
      > > > > friends thinking of you now, I'm sure.
      > > > >
      > > > > So, here is an aphorism to cheer you up.
      > > > >
      > > > > My Supreme, My Supreme, My Supreme!
      > > > > If I can have God-closeness,
      > > > > God-faithfulness and God-devotedness,
      > > > > Then I have everything that I need.
      > > > > My Supreme, My Supreme, My Supreme!
      > > > >
      > > > > We all look forward to hearing from you very soon.
      > > > >
      > > > > With love, Sarada
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com,
      > > > > angel27loving <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > > > > [From Julia]
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Hello to everybody! I am new here!
      > > > > >
      > > > > > My name is Julia and I am from Russia, Volgograd. Now I
      > > > > > live with my family in Calgary, Canada. I am a new
      > > > > > disciple, but I have a problem - I am alone here, there
      > > > > > are no disciples in Calgary, no center. I am trying to do
      > > > > > my best anyway, but it is very hard: I am jumping from
      > > > > > complete isolation from the world to complete openeness,
      > > > > > trying to balance them both. I am 18. There is a center in
      > > > > > Edmonton, but another problem occurs - I have no money to
      > > > > > go there every week.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I am completely lost and you are the only people who will
      > > > > > know it. I am missing Russian disciples so much, I am
      > > > > > missing the Russian center, I am missing Sri Chinmoy...
      > > > > > Thank you, Supreme, that I feel you are with me, anyway.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Please, help me. Sometimes I feel that my inner child is
      > > > > > crying because of this pain...
      > > > > >
      > > > > > With love in Guru's heart
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