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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 3

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam Monday, 23 October, evening session with seekers from the Latin countries of Europe, cont.Research into the effects of meditation Later on the Monday evening, after dinner, Daaji continued his discussion with seekers from the Latin countries of Europe – Italy, Romania, Spain and Portugal, turning the conversation to research: “In 1965, Babuji established the Sahaj Marg Research Institute in Tirupathi. They were doing experiments back then on frogs, transmitting to the frogs’ hearts and seeing the effects, including...

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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 2

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam  Monday, 23 October, evening: more on the Goal and what is our purpose?After the evening satsangh, Daaji shared some thoughts on the theme of the European seminar, ‘If not now, when?’ saying that he had been joking around in the afternoon with one brother, asking him, “What? What are we trying to accomplish, if not now, when? What are we trying to do here? What is our purpose?“This brother brought a newspaper cutting from his country,...

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How Can Every Meditation Become an Act of Surrender?

Once upon a time in Tibet there was a boy who wanted to fly. The story goes that one fine day he saw a big bird flying majestically in the sky, but as he looked more closely he realised it was a man flying like a bird, so he went from village to village searching for the flying master. Finally, after many months of searching, he came face-to-face with him. He pleaded his case with eagerness to learn the art...

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International Region Seminars & Conversations With Daaji

International Region Seminars & Conversations With Daaji October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam  The month of October was full of joyful celebration at Kanha Shantivanam. After the seminar for 30,000 people at the end of September, Daaji continued to host seekers from around the world.From the 2 to 4 October, the seminar for Greater China attracted over one hundred participants, who were able to spend precious time with Daaji. He conducted regular group meditation, and spent time in conversation and answering questions, supported...

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Inner Light

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Dear friends, Diwali means Festival of Lights. Most rituals have a significant purpose behind them. Worshipping and adoring a statue of our revered Deity is supposed to transport us to feeling the essence of that Deity, wherein we move from form to formlessness. Likewise, the external light lit with reverence in a worshipping mood triggers thirst, an authentic search for the...

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Conversations with Daaji, September 2017

Kanha Shantivanam In this bulletin, we bring you some updates from Kanha and snippets from Daaji’s conversations with abhyasis.Friday, 1 SeptemberThe switch in roles between religion and science During a walk at Gokul Point, Daaji was explaining the need for a scientific approach to Heartfulness: “In the olden days, it was believed by the religious authorities that the Earth was the centre of the universe and everything revolved around it. The scientists of those times, like Copernicus and Galileo, believed...

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Digital Detox

Respected Elders, Dear sisters and brothers, I express my feelings in these words and I pray that they find meaning in your hearts.  Meditation takes us on a journey within. When we end a meditation session we know it benefits us to remain absorbed in the condition attained during that meditation. When we open our eyes, it is not the end of the meditation; rather we begin the process to appreciate and nurture the meditative state within us. We however allow the world...

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Conversations With Daaji

Kanha Shanti Vanam Wednesday, 6 September 2017This morning Daaji left early to conduct a Heartfulness workshop for IAS officers, returning just after 9 a.m. During breakfast he had a discussion with a few abhyasis about various recent activities of Heartfulness and Brighter Minds, and then the topic moved to evolution and consciousness.Creation, human evolution and consciousnessQ: Saheb, if we look at evolution in the Darwinian sense, first we have the origins of matter, then the oceans and then life emerged out...

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Golden Hearts

5 September 2017 A few days ago I went on a short visit to Ramoji Film City on the Vijayawada Road near Hyderabad to check on my ability to travel and to finalise the media studio for some upcoming interviews. Little did I know that it would turn out to be an encounter with a very rare family and its respected patriarch, Shri Cherukuri Ramoji Rao.Beforehand, I had no idea of the work of this humble human being who, to his...

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