Tradition never leaves you

Written by Sumit Partap Gupta

Tradition never leaves us…once we embrace the tradition
Tradition never leaves us…once we embrace the tradition

With the Grace and blessings of our Master would like to share some key insights and hidden messages in the amazing blog “Born from the fire.”

This story awakens my understanding and throws light on many aspects of the eternal truths of our tradition. This truly opens one’s eyes..

Tradition never leaves us…once we embrace the tradition; it takes care of us always through time and space, through lifetimes which is an eternal promise. Atmananda Chaithanaya who is Aghora Baba himself found and met Rama Shastri. Rama who was living his life compassionately and doing his business ethically could easily recognize His Gurudeva.  It was his well-kept purity of inner space that allowed him that instant recognition. In today’s business world, due to greed for profits, most people never take care of their inner space and contaminate them unconsciously. Business also can be done in a pure way which benefits everyone. This is a great lesson to be learned. The advantage of being pure within is the gift of the “true eyes” to see.

When Atmanandaji  gave money to Aruna the second time to fetch some sweets from Rama’s shop, He was very much aware that Rama would not be in the shop and that his granddaughter would readily accept the money for the sweets.  The hidden message was that Atamanadji knew that Panduranga’s journey was about to get over and after eating the sweets, Panduranga’s last desire would be fulfilled and he would breathe his last. To cut Panduranga’s last karmic bond Atmananda himself gave money to Aruna for sweets. There are two aspects to it. The same morning, Rama Shastri had delivered sweets and food as usual.. Atmananda could have saved some sweets for Panduranga. He did not. Instead He chose to spend money from his pocket and buy more. In a way, as I understand, Atmananda fulfilled two debts at the same time. 1. He paid for the services rendered by the pious Rama Shastri. (There were no sweets in his shop. Atmananda materialized the sweets and also paid for it). Secondly, he indirectly paid Panduranga also, for his services, through the final fulfillment of his deep desire for sweets. And this also can be looked at as a kind of Dakshina or a gift of money a father might give to his son who is embarking on a long journey. Even though physical cash was not given, this can be considered as dakshina.

He is everything, yet he is nothing. Non-conformity in its perfection!
He is everything, yet he is nothing. Non-conformity in its perfection!

On the other hand Aruna’s mind didn’t understand the logic behind Atmananda’s action of sending him to fetch the sweets but he never questioned his Master. He never asked  “ Why “. A perfect sign of our tradition. The all-knowing master is never questioned and the ego, intellect and mind is totally surrendered at the feet of the master. His wish is the disciple’s command. We must also understand that a thought indeed sprouted in the mind of Aruna as to “WHY” which itself showed that he has indeed miles to go in surrender. Atmananda perhaps wanted to prove this aspect to Aruna too. That is probably why he chose Aruna for this errand. Atmananda was also about to leave his body. If Aruna does not shed his last remnants of resistance now, he may have to come back again into the birth-death cycle. A golden lesson indeed!

Aghora Baba represents Shiva, Vishnu & Shakti Bhaav. These are the three main aspects that constitutes three major paths of Hinduism. Shivaite path, Vaishnavaite path and the Shakti path (The goddess). (This is not Shaktipat, the transfer of energy from a guru to a disciple)  In other words, Aghora Baba represented the whole Hinduism. The Shiva Bhaav was evident from his face and appearance, celestial fragrance emitting from his body represented the Vishnu Bhaav, His action of carrying a skull always in His hand and dancing naked on the burning pyre along with His group portrayed His Kali Bhaav. So, he represented the whole aspects of Hinduism in its totality. He is everything, yet he is nothing. Non-conformity in its perfection!

It takes deep devotion and clear and clean inner space. The rest is grace.
It takes deep devotion and clear and clean inner space. The rest is grace.

Aghora Baba used to dance naked and be with naked women. People accused him of promoting prostitution and indulging in all kinds of bad habits but Aghora Baba represents   “The Source ” and One who is the source Himself is beyond any expressions, impressions and cannot be put into any frame of morality. In fact with His own life, he was mocking at the fragile morality of the villagers, who wear masks of morality at convenience. Deep fear held them back from attacking the powerful Baba head on. This is also another mirror to the society. A challenge to be fearless! Living in burial ground, that too with His disciples, fire rituals in funeral fire, dancing in fire etc signifies, total denial of any norms and total control over fear of all kinds. Modern man may call it insanity. But, Babaji’s life is more of a bold statement towards the fragile, fearful and tamasic society.

Aghora Baba is fearsome to the society. But, when he touched the young Rama Shastri, he had motherly love and kindness. He was kindness incarnate. This is a far cry from what the society thought of him (as a drunkard, womanizer and a mad man). Society gave him fears and Babaji removed his fears. Another sign of our tradition! General society often condition minds. It sows seeds of fears. A true guru removes all fears and instills faith and devotion instead. This was the transformation that Rama Shastri experienced. Inner purity was all that mattered for the blessings to flow.

Later years proved the selflessness of Rama Shastri and Babaji came back to bless him as Atmananda. And he was also blessed with the recognition of the familiar fragrance. There are many occasions in life where mind does not permit recognition when the action takes place. This takes grace. And Rama had sufficient grace to have this recognition. It takes deep devotion and clear and clean inner space. The rest is grace.

His all actions are purpose bound, just like his words. There is nothing wasted, even a breath.
His all actions are purpose bound, just like his words. There is nothing wasted, even a breath.

Atmananda is unassuming, ordinary to public eyes, but extra ordinary to those who have uncontaminated inner space. This is typical of any Datta Guru. He has amazing siddhis, but will never display them for his benefit or to create an impression. His all actions are purpose bound, just like his words. There is nothing wasted, even a breath. This is a golden lesson for life. Waste nothing in life, everything is precious and god given. There is absolute clarity in thoughts, words and action. But, never interferes in karmic flow of others. Again, this is typical of our tradition. Every words or actions of his have multiple purposes. His visit to the place where we see him in this story has two or three different reasons. Panduranga’s fulfillment, death, Rama Shastri’s fulfillment, Aruna’s education, clearing karmic debts as well as promises etc. What we can perceive with our limited understanding is just the tip of the iceberg of the reality on which great saints operate. A great eye opener indeed!

Inner purity is all that matters for the blessings to flow.
Inner purity is all that matters for the blessings to flow.

The Shopkeeper’s uncle represented mindset of those people who look at life in a superficial way, they judge people immediately based on outward appearances and habits. They never care to go beyond the deceptive outward appearances sometimes taken by Higher Entities to distract people. They lose heavily in life.

The shopkeeper’s mother portrayed a mentality of a meek housewife who is neutral, influenced by both positivity and negativity time and again, a regular person full of fears. She is a typical housewife who has no voice of her own and is always afraid to leave her comfort zone, even if it costs the ultimate truth. Her conforming nature to the approved norms of the society despite evidences of truth otherwise.

The other lesson we can learn is that NEVER judge a Master from a worldly point of view and through other peoples opinion. Always listen to your heart and your own truth. Other’s words could be terribly deceptive.

Eternal Gratitude...
Eternal Gratitude…

Meeting My True Family: Trip to India, part 1

MEETING MY TRUE FAMILY

Written by Annette Durga Human – Adamson

DELHI:

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We were gifted with a journey with a purpose, to make firm first steps in reviving vibrionics.

Vibrionics intro

I’m infinitely envious of writers. To take words – know how to arrange them, to convey with ease what they want to say – and to make it sound like music. Nothing less will really do when we attempt to express concepts such as ‘love, divinity, agony, death, bliss, catharsis’, etc. What to say about sitting in the company of Saints – and knowing absolutely, that They see everything that is inside of you, and it’s beautiful, and you WANT Them to see it all – your beauty and your filth….all of it, and its okay; its naked but safe. In those merciful encounters, you know that none of it is real, none of it matters, there is NO-THINGNESS and NO SEPARATION. How on earth can that be verbalized?

I had luck to have such a great master in my life
I had unbelievable grace to have such a great master in my life

These and all the other incredible moments, we were gifted by our Guru Mohanji who sent myself and Hein on a journey with a purpose. Mohanji’s compassion is overwhelming and one of His many passionate initiatives is to bring health care across the globe to as many as possible living beings that do not have the luxury of decent or any healthcare. We went to India to canvas for people who are drawn to serve those in need. We need folks to study Vibrionics Healing, a potent yet natural system of healing, and establish free clinics in the areas where the need exists. A separate blog will be written, focusing on the Vibrionics presentations in more detail.

Mataji Narayani - Norma Rowan Harman
Mataji Narayani – Norma Rowan Harman

I’ve had the unbelievable grace to have been at the feet of two enlightened Masters in this one lifetime. A divine collaboration now exists between these two Masters, Mohanji (BABA) and Mataji Narayani. Although only Mohanji is in a body, They are working together to orchestrate a major revival of Vibrionics, Mataji’s life’s work, and Mohanji our beloved Master, is taking Vibrionics to a global level.

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Mohanji’s compassion is overwhelming and one of His many passionate initiatives is to bring health care across the globe to as many as possible living beings that do not have the luxury of decent or any healthcare.

Back to India. Our experiences left us profoundly changed. Exactly how, I do not know. The prevailing feeling is that no place on earth can ever feel like home again. After the almost-shock of that realization, the Master’s voice was heard inside, saying: “Go within, that is the only True Home.”

I have a great need to speak about the folks of India that we met. Due to my not-so-good memory, I’ll avoid dates and make an infantile attempt to speak about the amazing people we met in India.

Amita welcomed us and made us feel comfortable
Amita welcomed us at the airport and made us feel comfortable

So we arrived at Delhi airport, and as we pass through the first glass doorway, a beautiful young woman says: “Do you recognize me?” Lovely Amita, how could we not recognize you? We flew through all the airport red-tape and watched Amita in action – intimidating, haha!

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Altar radiating subtle divine energies

We then (with great anticipation for me), were met by quiet, almost regal and graceful Nandita Singh, who also hosted us in her beautiful home in New Delhi. Then, lo’and behold, she quietly, put a beautiful wreath of bright orange flowers around Hein’s and my necks. We felt like royalty – the two “nobodies” from South Africa! What an entrance into India!

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At Nandita Ji’s home, we were welcomed with beautiful garlands of flowers they put on us ♥

At Nandita ji’s beautiful home, we gradually met all Mohanji’s children. There was efficient and wonderful Shashank, who is so handsome, he needs to only stand and look aesthetic, I would love him anyway – but Shashank is so much more…and loves Mohanji absolutely. Then there is Shreya, quiet Shreya – ultra intelligent and so well read. Shreya with the passion for English Literature. She and Hein had much to talk about, two bookworms and compulsive readers. A spontaneous discussion on authors and books ensued at the dinner table! Bilja, our sister from Serbia. Bilja is our “zero tamas” family member, she has a will of steel and is exceedingly disciplined. She was efficient and also ready with the camera, admin duties etc. an example to us of no procrastination. As for Daina from Latvia (who was always cold, haha), we immediately bonded when she also arrived at Nandita’s home, I immediately knew she was pregnant, she had that blushing hue on the cheeks, so beautiful yet so subtle.

We move on to big-hearted Bharti Kapoor who takes everyone under her wing! I also met her gentle daughter, sweet like her daddy. Bharti with the family of nine people in the house. Bharti who arranged a pain injection for me within 15 minutes – doctor coming out to the home for goodness sake! Never seen in South Africa, that’s no maybe! Bharti with the gentle husband and daughter whom I had the privilege of meetings also.

big-hearted Bharti Kapoor who takes everyone under her wing
Big-hearted Bharti Kapoor who takes everyone under her wing

Because laughter is such medicine for me, I particularly enjoyed Palak and Aparrna. Palak-with-the-eyes, a humoristic, fun and loving predisposition and so full of fun, yet so gentle; she is too lovely also. As for our author/journalist Aparrna, now her I enjoyed for her absolute unedited honesty and her lack of inhibitions or pretenses; a sheer delight she is and hilarious!

There was soft-spoken Rajni, who at Shirdi Temple, quickly taught me the chant of the moment, and we chanted together while waiting in the queue at the temple – a moment etched in my memory. Rajni who doesn’t speak much, but who’s energy is felt very strongly. Then there was darling Yamini. Yamini, who is very different from everyone. I detected tremendous strength there, even though, at that point, she was going through a very rough patch. After the Kumbh Mela with Mohanji, she was changed, light and happy – obviously…

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A blissful moment, enjoying each other’s company after a pure sattwic meal at   Madhuban restaurant
Palak and Bilja, dedicated and purposeful
Palak and Bilja, dedicated and purposeful

Nandita ji’s home was our home, and a little piece of my heart was left there too. Nandita is one of our Vibrionics students in Delhi, and I have a very strong feeling that she will play a key role in our Vibrionics initiative. I foresee her clinic to be one of the training centres for practicals after students have completed their studies.

Shashank and Nandita making a plan. Nandita is going to be a key person for vibrionics in India.
Shashank and Nandita making a plan. Nandita is going to be a key person for vibrionics in India.
Aparrna talking to me before the interview
Aparrna talking to me before the interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvWReIZeBVY)

There were many more amazing folks that we met – handsome publishers, surreal and exotic looking authors and many more.

VIBRIONICS PRESENTATIONS:

Shashank and the Delhi team arranged 4 Vibrionics presentations for us in Delhi. Everything was beautifully organized. I marvelled at their teamwork and the light and loving vibes between this team!

1. Our first presentation was at a University in Delhi. I called up from the audience, a beautiful young boy/man, for the purpose of demonstrating the use of the pendulum, and to demonstrate how a diagnosis is done. The young student told me that he had a horrific temper over which he had no control. I looked very deeply into his eyes, and saw no anger there, only tremendous heartache and feelings of inferiority and rejection. The pendulum confirmed this. I told him that his weeping heart is protecting itself by manifesting the emotions as anger. If this boy was my patient, I would have given him the beautiful remedy called ‘Ignatia’ – which is THE remedy for grief. I would have added our love ‘Shock Mix’ and that would have been that for medication. The rest of the cure lay in loving and validating him as a beautiful and accomplished being, with tremendous potential. Dear Shashank was there, doing all the translating for me.

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The need for love and decent healthcare is enormous

2. We were taken to a home for elderly ladies who’s families weren’t or couldn’t take care of their elders. For me this was a particular privilege – I so deeply respect the ones who’ve live entire lives and have seen and learnt so much. I had a feeling that some of these elderly ladies might be perfectly capable of doing the Vibrionics course and rise to the occasion and I told them so. Suddenly, after the talk, the old ladies started qeueing up to tell me about their aches and pains. Desperate for medicines but even more desperate for someone to listen and take an interest. I had to explain that we didn’t bring sufficient stock to treat people – it was a sad few minutes for me, and it confirmed the need for love and decent healthcare!

ACT Foundation vibrionics remedies
ACT Foundation vibrionics remedies

3. We then spoke at a school for young girls who come from abusive homes, some of them orphans). We did our presentation, and afterwards, I hugged each girl breathless in my loudish South African way. What was profound in this presentation was the obvious realization that some of these girls have not known much hugging in their little lives. A few of them had tense almost fearful little bodies, and needed to be coaxed into relaxing into an embrace. Yet all in all, there was beautiful interaction and much laughter mixed with me choking back tears.

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I painfully realised that some of these girls were not used to motherly love and hug.

4. The 4th presentation in Delhi was at the Ramana Kendra. There we had a very responsive intelligent group of people, and so responsive, it was a delight. We met with my facebook friend, Wing Commander Sharma and his charming wife Dr Manju Sharma. Hein particularly enjoyed one-on-one interaction with the Wing Commander. Nandita ji was at her post next to me, and took a load off me after the presentation, when we had to mingle and answer people’s questions.

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We got together for a group photo after the presentation at Ramana Kendra

5. The 5th and final presentation in Delhi was at the Ghandi Place. It was early morning and pretty chilly, but the people came despite that. An elderly gentleman (close on 80 years of age, was sitting comfortably in a full lotus position. We commented on that, and before we knew it, he was performing some intricate yoga asanas, agile as a youngster much to our delight! He, I’m sure, will also do our course. A lovely soft-spoken young man (I so wish I could remember his name), came forward for a diagnosis. Every person that comes to the podium for a diganosis, is first subjected to my hugs and cuddles. I have to say again, love and compassion makes up 50% of the healing that happens!! Anyhow,there was such love flowing, that from his pocket, this young man gave me a ‘meditation’ stone and a crystal as a gift. I was deeply touched and later asked Mohanji to bless both these heartfelt gifts. I have them at my altar, next to Mohanji’s Paakukas now.

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Morning presentation at the Ghandi Place

Out of love and the desire to make our time in Delhi profoundly wonderful, we were taken to the astonishing Aksha Dharm Temple with sculptures and murals that send a fellow artist like myself, into “artistic heaven”! A surreal light and water show, concluded the visit to the temple and will remain etched in the memory forever.

Darling Bharti took us to the Goshala. A place where thousands of cows are kept and fed. The public can go there and feed the cows. Divine seva and a very profound and humbling experience – our cow brothers and sisters…

Beautiful seva for cows who selflessly give what they have
The Goshala, a place with a chance for beautiful seva for cows who selflessly give what they have

I would like to end my musings on Delhi by relating an experience at the Shirdi Sai Temple next to Ramana Kendra.

We had just completed the presentation at Ramana Kendra, myself, Hein and Mohanji’s whole family of devotees went to the Shirdi Sai Temple. Now, to find the words….. We entered the rather busy and buzzing-with-people Temple.

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Indescribable bliss took over every inch of my being in front of the Shirdi Sai Statue

The moment I clapped eyes on the statue of Shirdi Sai Baba, I was overcome with a bliss so intense and unexpected, I was reeling. Sobs shook my body, unstoppable and indescribable bliss took over every inch of my being. By the time we left, I was still sobbing uncontrollably. Amita softly put her arms around me, then walked away. Everyone in our little circle saw me crying, and here is the punchline – not one of these amazing folks raised as much as an eyebrow, and none felt uncomfortable with my weeping. They knew exactly what was happening to me…they knew! Here, on the other side of the planet I was gifted with people who understood. Never in my own country nor among my terrestrial family have I ever experienced this. I had to wonder what made choose the West for this current incarnation…

So this was Delhi – this was my amazing time with people that are now lodged deep in my heart, where I’ll nurture and embrace forever, the unconditional love received. Of course, behind it all, there is our beloved Master Mohanji (BABA), who orchestrated every moment of this profound experience!

Mohanji

With gratitude and love

Annette Adamson

ACT Vibrionics Meets Delhi video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhl8NdOxC2M

Blog on Rishikesh, Mumbai, Bangalore, Shirdi, Datta Tapovan, Pune and Dubai to follow.

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