an experience with sri sri today on holi celebration in ashram...
- jaigurudev my friends and family...
i was out of my hospital and was releived much early
today by mere chance and was going back home..cause i
had so much pending work to do way back home, and i
got a call from my brother gaurav who said didi do
come to ashram if possi today cause its holi time with
guruji in ashram...initially like always i said no to
myself cause that would mean not being able to do a
lot of other work pending again today, but then i dont
know how ..i just changed my journey towards ashram
instead of home...
it was an evening full of colours ...chandan holi
water flower petals...of rose...smiling faces..one
worldfamily....life ...a continuous celebration...like
always that we all in the artofliving family ...have
learnt to perceive life as...come what may....
it was so fresh so vibrant so energetic so lively...
it was 'holi celebration' at yagya shala in ashram
with sri sri today evening...
as usual my steps just at the outskirts of the
ashram..made me forget the whole day chaos of work ...
it was time to enjoy relax and be in total bhakti and
presence of my master..after hard days work...
i was walking down the big road at the entrance of the
ashram ...and just thought once...oh guruji..i dont
wanna walk so much today...and u take me soon
inside...and a car stopped..and gave me lift...till
the ashram..inside...amazing ...i thought !!!!
well the yagya shala was getting fuller with people
joining in..slowly slowly... guruji had just
come..perhaps and was asking everyone..how is
everyone..he was seated on his seat..he looked as
fresh n smiling as ever like a baby's never ending
his bliss was flowing everwhere in those
surroundings..and in me too...
i just went ahead and kept moving in..till i reached
the first row where everyone was seated down on the
sand..so misty n fragrant....there were big flat
baskets of roses kept on stage in front of
guruji..guruji asked everyone to pluck the petals from
them...and collected them together again...
he said today we will play hi tech holi...and smiled
he said holi is a festival of colours..and we should
wash ourselves off of all the past and play holi wih
fresh new colours...he said we should accept all the
colours of life and know that life is not "neeras" it
is full of "ras'..the juice ...he said this is the
message for the youth of tday on the day of holi...
and he played holi with chandan water and flower
petals ..he kept pouring the petals on all of us...as
and when he kept moving from the stage from one side
the spirits of the atmosphere were high
there was satsang going on with bhanu didi and
others..full swing satsang...and most of us were lost
along with guruji in the masti of satsang with we all
getting wet with the holy water being sprinkled on us
from above...as per the usual arrangement in yagya
shala...thats what guruji meant by hi tech
holi....water sprinkling on all of us from above ..in
the form of his blessings...
and we danced and danced and danced...full absorbed in
the great satsang with all fast bhajan like narayan
narayn jai jai govind hare..krishna govind govind
gopala...nand ke lala lala..nad ke lalala..oooo nand
ke lala ..nand ke lala...and many such lively
bhajans...also we sang rang barse bhige chunar waali
rang barse...and danced away...
i found the aura so much soaked in supreme
oneness...it was different, whatever it was..it was so
beautiful...i was so lost in dancing away ...so lost
in the guru bliss...in that deep oneness ...
some people from russia federation and a member of
parliament from russia had come to meet guruji and
they were so happy seeing all of us in that vibrant
atmosphere...they thanked india and all present here
to set an example that we all can unite in happiness
too and said that this is an example for them to carry
home...guruji also felicitated each of them with
garlands..and said this is your second home..
he also said that artofliving is being asked for
greatly in the countries outside india and people at
international level are so much into spirituality
meditations pranayams and yoga..we have to do lots of
work here in india towards this..he said we have to
revolutionize the spiritual movement in such a way
that a huge wave of this knowledge spreads all across
the world...to bring about total harmony and peace in
guruji said we all have to do lots of work together on
it was an amazing experience today..
guruji's smile was so deep and never ending
so many got cured of their aches and pains when the
expressed their physical suffering to guruji amidst
question and answer session...ya many got cured of
their pain..and guruji said jahan main hoon wahan dard
kahan?..( where i am there ..how can there be pain)
i did not carry anything in my hands today except my
mobile thanks to tarak bhaiyya in whose car i could
keep my heavy bag of books which i was carrying back
from the hospital... so i cannot really write down
exact word to word converstaion of all that guruji
answered frm the questions he was asked..
guruji called dinesh bhaiyya and swami pragyapadji on
stage and the following are some of the questions i
remember him answering...
Q guruji i love a girl but cannot express to her .
what to do?
A (LAUGHS) i dont know..you should ask this question
to experienced people out here who have expressed
multiple number of times to many people and be
prepared and go with a helmet on...(laughs again)..
Q guruji how to get out of this cycle of birth and
A u are at the right place . just keep doing what you
are practicing here regularly..
Q guruji if i have just to meditate n be in bliss and
peaceful..then what is the use of all this studying
and doing business?
A guruji laughs...
Q guruji in silence no thought are coming in my mind..
i have become blank,how will i answer my mother when
she knows i did nothing in the advance course..
A guruji laughs
Q guruji can i become a swami or a rishi?
A guruji laughs..and says i will make u whatever u
want to become...and laughs again
Q guruji can two people connect to each other via
thoughts even if they are physically away?
A guruji said yes they can
Q guruji how do i know what is right or wrong for me?
A whatever u do if that makes u cry later know that is
wrong, and that makes u peacful and happy , know that
Q guruji before my marriage i used to get along well
with my parents but not any more what to do?
A u should either go and convince them or just express
ur love to them and ignore all the negativities that
occur between u two... the love is already there but u
have to express it sometimes to them
Q guruji from childhood i was taught that i should
love everyone and help everyone.. but gradually as i
grew old i realised i am being used by everyone..what
A.. see u cannot be monotonous u have to be multi
faceted personality if u want to succeed.. if just on
past impression of some one using u , u wrong the
person next by thinking they are using you, then that
is not right..now will u like it if somethinks like
this about, based on their past impressions with
Q guruji i am leo by birth sign and leo are born
leaders? but i just keep escaping and shying from
A see if u are integrated, then the quality of
leadership comes in you effortlessly, so just be
natural..and dont make an effort to become a leader
Q guruji if you have attained spiritual dimension
1000th times more than me, then how come u say u and i
A at gross level we all may appear as different and
seperate beings, but at subtle level, we all are
connected in unity with each other, at subtle level,
know that i am a part of you and you a part of me
there were many more questions with beautiful answers
given by our guruji in hindi and in kannada too...but
i really dont remember any more as of now...i am in
total fantastic state after a great evening with
guruji...so i prefer not to tax my brain /memory any
i have written all these too from my faint memory and
perception so please excuse any thing which is
perceived differently by others reading this and
present there too
i hope i am able to share the best of the experience i
and all of us ever had with our beloved master on the
divine occasion of holi...
and the satsang continued and ended with the spread of
that blissful happiness on everyones face as all of us
left yagya shala and ashram on our ways back home...
happy holi to each one of you out there
may god bless you
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