Musical ode to beloved Swamiji

Divine Love

Divine Love – Our Swamiji !!
Faith in God had always kept me going, today if I have the courage to pen down something it’s only because of Swamiji’s immense confidence and blessings that he has showered upon me and my family.
Prior to meeting Swamiji, Peace, Benevolence, Contentment, Sadhana, were mere bookish terminologies for me, which had almost rare or no practical implications in today’s scenario.
I fail short of words describing my experience the day I entered Swamiji’s darbaar and met him for the very first time 7 years back. His aura and angelic appearance fairly dazzled me. The sense of belongingness that I felt was superfluous, he seemed an absolute and divine incarnation of purity. “Mai sab theek kar dunga beta“,  just as a divine mother would console a child, Swamiji uttered these words and blessed me with both his hands. Ever since then I have been blessed in his divine chattra chhaya.
My life and tremulous attitude took a 360 degree shift from an indifferent frame of mind after meeting Swamiji. Surrendering to my divine guru brought total rest from all anxities, desires & wants. Such is his healing charm & aura; absolutely imperceptible. Everything started falling into place in a miraculous way, though he always emphasised on taking good care of health as I was a little sensitive at that time.
In today’s world where every relation or connection is backed by some sort of opportunity or returns, Swamiji without any discrimination works selflessly 24×7 for the upliftment of his devotees, taking all the sufferings upon himself with an effervescent smile and compassion expecting nothing in return. The unconditonal love and support he imparts on all his devotees neither can be expressed in words and is irrefragable.
As part of our wordly responsibilities in terms of career growth, development and progress, with Swamiji’s blessings me & my husband moved to Myanmar in Dec 2014. The journey so far has been fruitful and is expected to be a great one ahead. But there are times when I have conflicts in my mind and negativity does pull me down. Many a times I grieved for Swamiji’s physical presence, just wanted to have a glimpse of his luminous face & touch his feet. Swamiji came to my rescue either verbally through phone calls or guidance through meditation.
During one of our conversations I asked Swamiji how to refrain from poignant thoughts crippling my mind, to which he humbly replied  “Sirf khush raho bete aur mann me hi ishwar ka naam japte raho…mai sab theek kar dunga beta”. And that was it,  I didn’t have to put much effort that very moment onwards,  as if my brain was accustomed to say ‘Om Swami Ajay Guru Devaya Namah’.  I was ecstatic….!!  I understood that it is just a matter of Acceptance; Swamiji is omnipresent, dwelling in our minds, our heart, the air we breathe in, our souls…you just have to surrender yourself at the lotus feet of revered Swamiji…  Divine love will start flowing and you will be crowned!!! 🙏🙏🙏

:- Tanu Srivastava

Such is Guru’s love and love for Guru!

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My humble pranams at the beloved feet of my Guru!

A very beautiful instance happened today which made me realize the purpose and significance of life. It was a very strong and over-whelming feeling more than anything!

I live in the US and am always saddened about how many earth miles away I am from my Guru and that I can’t go see Him, meet Him, and be in His physical presence more often. I came to the US  2 years ago. As against one’s (including my own) expectations, I wasn’t enveloped and carried away by the comforts and leisure of this first world country. I did not sway from my devotion for my guru. I would hate parting from him every time I visited India. Yet, I stayed in the US, as that was His command.

Today, while sitting in a café I heard the song “bas tum hi ho” playing in the background. This was the song I would sing for Swamiji in his Darbaar. My eyes brimmed with tears of love for Swamiji and at my misfortune that I’m so very far from Him. I realized in that moment that all the happiness I have ever felt in my life can never even come close to the feeling of bliss I feel at His feet. We waste our entire lives trying to build a name in this temporary world, a world of illusions where everything built is a mound of sand, blown away with passing time. Instead, we should spend this gifted birth in service of our lord. Our hearts should be overflowing with love for our Guru and not with pride for our materialistic possessions because they are nothing but temporary.

The only permanent solution to any of life’s distressing situations is surrender at the loving feet of Swamiji. Tears shed in His memory are more precious than a thousand smiles. A life lived with your Guru is like living in heaven on earth. I feel honored and proud to be worthy of Swamji’s grace. I doubt there is anyone as selfless and pure as our Swamiji. There isn’t a person who has gone empty-handed from Swamiji’s darbar, there isn’t a person whose eyes haven’t brimmed with tears of pure love by a mere look at our divine mother. To Him who protects us like the eyelids protect the eyes, I offer my humble salutations!

Our Guru!

He who has spent his entire life in a simple 4-walled room… who is unable to walk… who has happily given up whatever he earned in his life for the betterment of others, and who has smiled through all of life’s hardships… is Our guru our Lord who has always taught us by example! 

He has bestowed his unstinted grace on all his devotees without ever accepting a single grain from anyone! He has only ever given and never taken – Our extremely beloved Guru! We earnestly pray to you to let our hearts brim with love for you ceaselessly. Our ever merciful Lord – our humble Pranams at your loving feet!

सत्य की विजय

जहाँ गाय होती है वहाँ राक्षस जरूर आता है, लेकिन वहाँ गाय की रक्षा के लिए, उसे बचाने के लिये श्री कृष्ण परमात्मा भी आते है । तातपर्य यह है कि जब कोई इन्सान नेकी के रास्ते पर चलता है तो उसमें अनेकों विघ्न आते है फिर भी हमें सत्य मार्ग पर ही चलते रहना चाहिये ।परमात्मा नेकी का ही हमेशा साथ देते है तथा सच्चे इन्सान को अपने नजदीक रखता है । सत्य की सदा जीत होती है ।

State of Mind

One day while imparting knowledge to us Swamiji said, “What exactly does a person converse or talk about with another person ?” He further said , ” A person mostly talks about the thoughts that are on his mind and the emotions that reign supreme in his heart at that particular moment of his conversation. Thus , if he is sad or unhappy he expresses his sadness, unhappiness and in a way makes the listener…the receiver of his unhappiness. If he is depresed, he talks about his problem with the other person making the listener also feel depressed.                On the other hand, if one is happy and in a joyful state, he makes the person listening to him also feel the same….joyful and happy. Hence, the speaker becomes a distributor of the thoughts and emotions that govern him at that particular moment. Our thoughts and  emotions , whether positive or negative, have a similar effect on the people around us , from the smallest unit viz.a family….to the largest unit viz. society. Such is the power of your thoughts and emotions ! In which state should you always be ? “Depressed or happy ?”……                                 While reflecting deeply on Swamiji ‘s words later I was filled with guilt as we, inspite of being Swamiji’s devotees , at times , draw great comfort in remaining unhappy and depressed. Our Gurudev has blessed us with good health and everything we need and desire. In comparison, Swamiji continues to spread happiness, joy, cheer , positivity and optimism , irrespective of the physical ailments that He is suffering from due to the karma that He has taken of His devotees.  Shouldn’t we always remember that as His torch – bearers it becomes our foremost duty to stay happy, calm and cheerful in all situations and spread joy everywhere , all the time , keeping depression and unhappiness at bay, aware of the fact that we are affecting people around us with the same  emotion that we experience ?  Stay happy and keep others around you happy is Swamiji’s simple but extremely relevant message.