Meeting the Master in Shirdi

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By Martin Simonovski

Continuing from the Pune leg. The morning after the sleepless night spent exchanging business ideas with Palak, we slowly started to take the luggage out of the complex of Mohanji Baba’s Ashram. A long trip of several hours to Shirdi awaited us.

After the ride, we finally arrived at the hotel Jivanta in Shirdi. We left the luggage with the receptionist where Milica met us. Later, we headed together with Barbara to the hall where the retreat was taking place. While walking I noticed that there were posters on the walls notifying people, “Please maintain silence”.

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As soon as I entered the hall, tears started brimming over. The energy was indescribably strong and I started crying even more. Mohanji Baba was glowing with such a great intensity that it could melt even the toughest heart. Love overflowed completely. When he turned around, I felt as if the sun came down on the Earth to bathe us in love and bliss. At the same moment, I felt another sun rising straight out from my heart and shining. The tears didn’t stop. That was the strongest energy that I had felt so far.

The participants who were present spoke about their experiences with Mohanji Baba. I heard many stories that made my heart melt even more. The hall didn’t have room for anything but love. I could write a book about this moment and still be unable to describe the energy that was present in that room. Many people shared their experiences about how Mohanji Baba had changed their lives completely. Experiences were shared wholeheartedly. Even today while writing this text, tears start to drop at the sheer thought of me being present in such a place full of love. With every thought of those moments, I go back to the paradise which could only be ruled by love.

After the participants shared their experiences, I went to say hello to Mohanji Baba. After the certificates were distributed, we went to the dining hall along with the other participants. The food was very delicious, as usual. 😀 After lunch, I settled myself in the hotel room and volunteered to help out with the preparation for the event to be held the following day. So, I went downstairs where the public satsang was held. Along with Mohanji Baba, there was a special guest – the chief priest of the Shirdi Sai Baba temple – Sulakhe Maharaj. As usual, the participants of the public satsang asked questions and Mohanji Baba answered them in his direct style laced with wit and humor. At the public satsang, there was also a music release of Mohanji Baba’s Sahasranaamavali (1008 names of Mohanji Baba) and Ashtotari (108 names of Mohanji Baba). Before the music release by Sulakhe Maharaj, Taiji shared her experience of writing Sahasranaamavali and Ashtotari. The energy during the satsang was very strong and several times I felt an urge to fall asleep. My eyelids were closing by themselves. I needed a coffee. 😀

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After the satsang, I went to taste the amazing food at Ahimsa Vegan. During my stay in Shirdi, I had the opportunity to taste most of their menu. I recommend all of you to try the food there whenever you get a chance. After dinner at the vegan restaurant, I continued with helping out with volunteer work for next day’s event. I had energy to even work until the next night. The following morning, I headed to the Consciousness Kriya event after breakfast in the vegan restaurant.

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After the Consciousness Kriya event, we went to buy VIP passes to visit the Samadhi (final resting place) of Shirdi Sai Baba. The passes allow one to save time by bypassing the serpentine queues of people waiting to see Baba. Together with Zlate and an employee of the hotel, we went to the Sansthan office. It was really cool to ride on a motorbike with two other people, especially when you are in the middle of the “sandwich”. 😀 Previously, I had only seen this kind of picture on the internet but not in the real life 😀

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Before we entered the Samadhi, we took our shoes off and left them outside, as is customary for temples in India. We waited for the door to open so that we could enter inside. As I was getting closer to the Samadhi, I started feeling a very strong energy. As if the energy was not from this planet. I don’t know if Sai Baba was present or not but the place was a “nuclear plant”. The strong energy was circulating in every corner of the temple. I don’t have words to describe this divine energy. I recommend everyone to visit this Samadhi whenever you get the chance. The transformation is inevitable. After the aarati, I tried the Prasadam (consecrated offering) of Sai Baba. As we went back to the hotel, I enjoyed sharing experiences while walking with other devotees of Mohanji Baba. That  night, I had too much energy so I used it to help with volunteer work.

5The next morning, together with Mohanji Baba and the rest of the participants of the retreat we went for a walk in Shirdi. We walked and ventured to the same places that were once graced by the great Shirdi Sai Baba. While walking next to Mohanji Baba, I felt as if I had the power to lift an elephant. I had no idea what to do with so much energy. A couple of people came around us begging for money to buy food. Instead of giving them money, Mohanji Baba sent them to a nearby restaurant and paid for the bill.

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After we finished the walk, we went back to the hotel to checkout. Immediately after the aarati, we left for Ganeshpuri. On the way to Ganeshpuri, we visited a temple of Sai Baba. The Swami responsible for the temple also took care of over 1200 children. These children were orphaned because their parents (who were farmers) committed suicide due to rising debts. We were welcomed wholeheartedly and received many gifts. Another group of people came to the temple accompanying a palkhi (a palanquin with Shirdi Sai Baba). The group had walked for several days with the palanquin to reach Shirdi and were taking a brief rest in the temple before proceeding to Shirdi.

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After we arrived at Ganeshpuri, we visited the Samadhi of Bhagavan Nityananda. As soon as I sat to meditate, I started feeling deep peace and lost my existence for several moments. It is very hard to use words to describe the experiences that I had in this temples. That is why sometimes I use hyperbole to try to explain their essence, even though sometimes it is not enough. After the meditation, we visited several other temples to before heading to Mumbai.

When we arrived at the apartment of Madhu and Preethi, we were welcomed as Gods. They had prepared wonderful food in abundance. In India, guests are treated as Gods and their home was no exception. Their endeavor to make us happy and satisfied made them very happy. It was this Indian custom that taught me that happiness is in giving. I would like to thank Madhu and Preethi for the wonderful book “The way to home” that gave me greater awareness on the main reason for my trip to India. Thank you. I recommend it from my heart to anyone who is in search for themselves.

Our journey to Chennai started the following day and I will share that experience in the next blog.

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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!

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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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