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Monday, December 19, 2011

Marriage, Marriage, Marriage

Still puzzled about the whole marriage thing.
How to express something without being offensive.  Is there a way to make a point? Being ungrateful and mean to your spouse is not smart really.  So let see.
Point 1. They want to have sex, right?  Well, after 40 women do not like "make up sex".  They like "I love you sex".
Point 2. They want good food.   Well, women cook well when they are appreciated.  The food then will be a medicine.
Point 3. They like to feel smart.  Well, women will not think that they are smart if they are missing points 1 and 2.

"Are You Coming?", she asked.

Saturday afternoon.  I was not planning to go a satsang.  Originally I was supposed to go to a friend of mine who had Shiva Lingam but something changed and she was not hosting it.   Another satsang was happening in Edison which is further away.  I decided to stay home.
I was updating my facebook when I saw a message inside my facebook on the computer screen "Paramahamsa Nithyananda is calling you".  I could not believe my eyes. (Please read this sentence three times to feel what I felt when I saw the message.)
Panicking  that I do not know what to do (my technical skills need a lot of enlightenment), I started looking for a button to press to accept.  No button.  At that moment my phone rang.  I picked it up,
"Nithyanandam Ma, are you coming to satsang today?",  Harikanta (our New Jersey coordinator) said.
I said: "Oh, yes,  I am coming."

Satsang (Sanskrit sat = true, sanga = company) in Indian philosophy means (1) the company of the "highest truth," (2) the company of a guru, or (3) company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about, and assimilate the truth.[1] This typically involves listening to or reading scriptures, reflecting on, discussing and assimilating their meaning, meditating on the source of these words, and bringing their meaning into one’s daily life. Contemporary spiritual teachers in the West frequently come from the East but can come from any part of the world.
from wikipidia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsang

Friday, December 16, 2011

Kumkum materialized today

Today in the morning I found kumkum on the padukas in my pooja room under a flower!  

Showereing

Several days  before Devi's Enlightenment I had some friends over.  One of the ladies brought a flower in the pot for me as a gift, Amaryllis.  The future flower had several green leaves sticking out of the pot.  Nothing promising.  Twice my girl friends gave me flowers that supposed to grow and bloom.  Never happened.  One time it did not even sprouted and the other time it died before flowering.  Whatever I was doing to these poor flowers did not work for them.
I welcomed this flower to my home with a healing energy that Swamiji initiated us into.
Four days later on a special day of Devi's enlightenment a big, pink beauty opened up. Devi's enlightenment was celebrated for three days and guess what:,  three additional flowers opened up within the next two days.
In the meantime I was using the whole flower for the pooja.  On the last day of celebrations, during pooja, I heard a crisp, clicking sound and a flower landed in my hands.  I thought:"Oh Good, they loved it"  The flower was not even fully opened.  I continued my pooja and used this flower for it.  As always with flowers used for pooja this one has stayed  looking fresh for 5 days now.  It seems that it is thinking to live forever.  I also noticed with other flowers that the smell would be the same even after several days.
Anyway, yesterday was a special day.  My son was taking a very difficult math exam.  I saw him meditating in the morning  I knew he would be in a great shape after meditation.  He left and i went to do my pooja.   I did not say "Oh, Swamiji let him pass the test,  I did ask Swamiji to bless him.  At the end of the pooja I heard the same sound; crisp and short.  Another flower fell into my hands and .. again  I used it for my pooja.
My son passed his math exam and when I came to my pooja room today, I ....found KUMKUM on the padukas.
I feel showered in love.  I enjoy all these things and keep reminding myself what an amazing world we are living in and how much we do not understand yet.  How exciting that the veil of our ignorance is lifting.  Do you feel it?