Re: Sri Chinmoy's World Harmony Concert, Hamburg
- Dear Snehashila,
thanks for your words. It was great to have you on the tour and it is
inspiring to see you so full of positive enthusiasm and energy at
such a young age. By the way, we still consider your offer about
who also had a phantastic tour
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, snehashila2
> Re: Sri Chinmoy's World Harmony Concert Tour -- Three Magical Weekshave our passports
> After arriving home at JFK airport and while standing on line to
> checked, a young Hassidic Jewish couple were right behind me. Ihad noticed them on the
> plane, both so beautiful...he with his large hat and growth ofbeard, she with a colorful
> scarf covering her hair. I smiled as we moved along towards theexit desks and then she
> spoke to me... She commented on how much energy I seemed to haveand wondered how I
> got it. Then before I even had a chance to answer her, shesaid, "Oh, I know, it's here on
> the back of your shirt...Self-Transcendence!" We had a very sweetanimated conversation
> and when we parted, she said, "I think we will be seeing oneanother again." I was
> feeling very, very charged after those 3 weeks with Sri Chinmoy.Interestingly, she had
> picked up on this.the following day
> Beginning in Cambodia was the meeting with the Prime Minister, then
> was the extremely reverential awarding of the honorary doctorate.My foremost
> impression of Cambodians is that they are always smiling andhappy...a real delight to be
> in their midst. Their true feelings burst forth in the mostoutward display of devotion I
> have ever experienced shown to our teacher. The extreme gentlenessand awe they
> displayed while putting the ceremonial robes and hat on him wasoverwhelming to me.
> Such sweetness and tenderness! And they gifted him with many hugebouquets of flowers
> which he was eager to hold onto. Like a young child, he showed hisdelight in such a
> charming, humble way. They truly adored him, having preparedextensive videos of all of
> his achievements. It showed their real sincere awareness of hisgreatness. At the end he
> sang, "My Own Gratitude Heart is All that Matters". Yes, it waspowerful!
>Instruments Concert at
> In Switzerland I was extremely grateful to attend the 170
> Interlaken. Surrounded by huge jagged black mountains, it is verydifficult to describe the
> breathtakingly magical atmosphere that nature has created here. Theflowers in such
> splendiferous bloom, reminded me of Aspiration Ground. It wastruly the proper setting
> for heaven's musical decent down to man. In no time, this concertwas over...how could it
> be?through Germany
> Now -- about the most successful 8 day long Harmony Concert Tour
> where more than 30,000 seekers attended 9 beautiful concerts. Hans-Dieter from
> Augsburg remarked that on this journey Sri Chinmoy spread a flowingriver of light
> throughout all of Germany. And indeed this was true -- he didencircle the country, both
> on foot -- early mornings he walked and soon regained much of hiswalking-strength
> power -- and then in Kailash's car he certainly poured a grandcircle of his light while
> traveling daily to all those cities, weaving in and out of EastGermany, even. He left all
> encompassing mists and streaks of purity wherever he touched.No, I didn't have a favorite
> It would take too much space to relate each city's grand event.
> city except I must mention that I was totally delighted by thesheer beauty and the feeling
> that exists in Dresden. Such a soft vibration! If anything can befaulted, it is that we could
> not spend more time exploring each city. Next time we should havetwo days instead of
> just one. So much to see and appreciate! Mention must be made thatalmost all the halls
> were filled to overflowing. In Munich, in fact, two concertsneeded to be held, one at 4:00,
> the other at 8:00. The hall was huge, the stage decorated withenlarged bird-drawings on
> very long flowing silk-like fabric panels -- 3 on each side of SriChinmoy which gave us a
> continuous "light show" throughout the concerts. Different coloredlights were flashed
> onto this shimmery material -- red and orange to designate power,then blues and greens
> to simulate softness and gentleness, depending upon what music ourteacher was then
> playing. This light show in itself showed such a power intransporting us to some higher
> heavenly world. I marveled at the skill of these color changingswhile being dazzled by the
> voices of the many, many stringed instruments that were chosenalong with some flutes,
> the harmonium, the Hawaiian guitar, the cello and then the mostdramatic of all -- the
> synthesizer! Meanwhile on the extremely large video screen againstthe back of the entire
> stage, there appeared many enlarged Jharna Kalas that seemed to bebreathing, almost to
> be alive. And Sri Chinmoy's image on the screen then portrays thedepth of meditation
> holding the source of every note. These short pauses wereinterspersed at just what
> seemed to be the right amount of time going from our teacher'splaying to the paintings
> and then on to the Soul Birds' drawings. Just sheer artistry! Whenthey say that the
> Germans' most dominate trait is that of attention to every detail,this certainly was a
> testament on these many, many levels. All the concerts used thesame backdrops, being
> dismantled and transported each evening on to the next city.Mention also must be made
> that when Sri Chinmoy sang, his voice became more and morebeautiful as the weeks
> passed by. Tiredness was never in evidence, I was surprised at theclarity and the sheer
> beauty of his tone right up to the very end.prominent university
> One of the Russian guests who was present each evening was a
> professor. He gave a wonderful speech in Russian about who SriChinmoy truly is. The
> speech was translated into German, but as the professor was veryenthusiastic to convey
> his feelings, the poor translator couldn't keep up with him, so notall that he said was
> translated. But, the feeling was definitely conveyed. At one ofthe last concerts, he
> presented an honorary degree to Sri Chinmoy that was signed by thePresident of Russia.
> Then on the final evening, during the concert in Hamburg, ourteacher had composed a
> song in his honor and a huge choir sang this in a very dramatic andbrilliant arrangement.
> Afterwards, our teacher gave him his spiritual name and begged hisforgiveness in
> allowing us to call him by this name. This very gentle man thenclasped and kissed our
> master's hands. It was very moving for me and I felt honored tobe present for all this.
> Then the concert resumed as this guest took his seat. Thereremained only one instrument
> left to play: a large synthesizer with such sounds of victory andtriumph over all the
> evilness of this world. Each concert ended with the playing ofthis instrument and each
> had a uniqueness, but must mention that it was in Mannheim that Ihad such a powerful
> experience. Also, inactually in Heidelberg? It was
> this city, we got to visit the finished temple -- or was it
> indeed a thrill! Perched atop an almost indestructible stonemountain that needed to be
> broken by hand since no power equipment could be hoisted up there,we discovered such
> beauty and gorgeousness that cannot even be described. You must gothere and climb
> those steep, white marble steps and experience a truly livingsymbol worthy to be
> designated as a Sri Chinmoy Shrine. Every disciple must plan to dothis in this lifetime.
>such as this, is all about
> For me celebrations is all about power whereas an intimate trip
> sweetness. Yes, this was a trip of self-transcendence for me!Just as that young Jewish
> woman had felt compelled to question me about, I do feel as thoughI have surpassed all
> the other trips I have ever been on before -- and on many differentlevels. To have a
> master and to have the opportunity to share your life with him isindeed the greatest
> blessing any human being can ever have. I am grateful... verygrateful for having been
> given this most unusual opportunity.<no_reply@y...>
> Lovingly, Snehashila
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, tatiana_thehague
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