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Dada and Me… February 29, 2008

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By: Rashmi Morani

DADA BHAGWAN NA ASEEM JAY JAY KAR HO!

            As I pondered upon an experience to share with all mahatmas, I wondered how I would single out just one as I believe my whole life thus far has been an experience in itself. So I decided to discuss the first experience with Dadaji’s gnan that I distinctly remember.  This incidence occurred in Kano, my small hometown in northern Nigeria. In third grade at that time, I had an Indian teacher at school who displayed a continuous hostile behavior towards me.  Not being able to understand the reason behind this attitude, I waited for a few weeks before mentioning it to my father. My father who had already been given gnan by Dadaji explained that he was going to say a little prayer that would completely solve my problem and instructed me to repeat each and every word. Apart from repeating his words, I had to sincerely repent for any mistake committed by me towards her even though I felt I had done no wrong.  So I sat on my father’s lap and repeated after him this miraculous prayer. Coming from a Sindhi family and not knowing any Gujarati, I thought the prayer came close to never ending as I felt my father went on for such a long time. The next day, I anxiously went to school to see whether this prayer had been successful. I was about to enter my class when the teacher called my name from the hallway and lovingly inquired how my day was going. It was like she was a different person as I could not believe she had changed so much overnight. Being naïve at that age, I ran to tell my father after school that his magic prayer worked and to ask whether I could use it on other people. My father laughed and explained that there was no magic in that prayer, it was the strong repentance I felt from inside that changed her attitude. Years later I found out, the prayer was the ‘Pratikraman Vidhi’ which Dadaji has provided to us as our magic eraser which we can use to omit any mistakes committed in our present and previous lives. If a strong feeling of regret could help a seven years old without gnan, we can let our imagination explore its effect after having received this gnan lottery.

            In a recent celebration in Mumbai, Kaviraj Navneet Saheb was felicitated for being one of the pillars of this satsang. This prompted me to share an experience which reflects the effect of his consecrated words. My family was a social Sindhi family that consumed non-vegetarian foods. After meeting Dadaji, we realized how sinful these acts were and made an effort to quit it all. But since man has commonly been overcome by his weakness, I found it a bit of a challenge to curve my temptations. My mother always played a Kaviraj pado cassette every morning and one day I happen to catch a line of a pad, “Aadat majboori mein, shubh bhaav pragat kar de.”  I was stunned by this and waited for the aptaputras that summer for a detailed explanation. They kindly explained that it meant any weakness and temptation in life could be overcome by a strong pure bhaav. By asking Dada Bhagwan for strength, a strong desire to refrain from any negative acts can help one quit a lifelong habit and will even keep any bad temptation from affecting you. It has been over a decade since we quit eating non vegetarian foods and I continue to keep this teaching in mind anytime I feel Rashmi being dragged by any outside negativity. I saw the effect of a strong bhaav even as I was preparing to come to America to study; I made a bhaav that wherever I am I should always be close to Dadaji’s satsang as it had been my way of life since childhood. Not only was I graciously welcomed by a mahatma’s family on my arrival but I got the opportunity to attend weekly satsangs and guru poornima celebrations for the last two years. This just exemplifies the fact that if one line of Dadaji’s pado once understood can trigger life changing moments, understanding all of Kaviraj Navneet Saheb’s pado will enable us to live our lives based on Dadajis teachings, be instruments in jagat kalyan and move inches closer towards ultimate liberation.

Dada ka sudarshan duniya ko dekha denge!

Jai Sachchidanand….

Rashmi .C. Morani

Age – 19yrs

Indianapolis, IN

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Breakfast with PPS Kanudadaji… February 19, 2008

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Param Pujya Shree Kanudadaji’s Satsang: “Let us come to the Basics!”PPS Dadaji

We have invariably found that Dadaji’s Satsang on the breakfast table, though very brief at times, but it is of enormous depth. Such was the pre-breakfast Satsang we had today, on the final day of the Annual Flag Changing Ceremony i.e. on 29th morning, at the Surat Temple.

Today, we all had got up early and were ready by 6.00AM. Even Dadaji was ready and was doing His Vidhi. As a good foresight, I went to the Kitchen to inform that today, they should prepare the breakfast a bit early. On returning to the Room i.e. B110, [the usual dwelling of Param Pujya Shree Kanudadaji in the Surat Temple] I found that He was already talking to a Mahatma. I simply sneaked away gently and sat listening to the magnificent conversation that was going on:

Mahatma: Dadaji! It is now more than 20 years but surprisingly, I am unable to fix my daily schedule of Prayers [Vidhis]. I just fail to understand this!

Kanudadaji: Are you going to sing the same song again and again! Past is past after all and has gone forever. Today, if you remember the past it isn’t going to help you or improve the present. In fact, it brings back all the effects of the past in the present! And this is how you damage your present. You should just start reading from the Prayer Book – “Charanvidhi.” Remember, as much you read that much you would be benefited. Today, whatever bliss we see in the mahatmas, is because of this. This is truly the Bliss of the Soul. So, you should keep organizing and should not recollect the past at all. Just pick the “Charanvidhi” book and read attentively viz. “Dada Bhagavan! ne trikal Namaskar, Namaskar, Namaskar…” and thoroughly practice it with complete attention on each and every word, hyphen, comma, apostrophe etc… on every punctuation mark! Cramming it or somehow finishing it isn’t important at all. Though you might have done the same until now! Forget all that and start afresh! Conscientiously do it! In exception, it doesn’t matter even if you finish it in two sessions. It might take half an hour to 45 minutes but keep doing it regularly. You should practice it like a child… A for Apple; B for… Let it just happen. Gradually, you will notice that this time will reduce. And when it comes to… somewhere less than 10 minutes it is ideal!

Further, practice the same thing viz. “Dada Bhagavan! ne trikal Namaskar, Namaskar, Namaskar…” but now with Eyes Closed! Again try reading the same way with full attention and you will find that you might take some more time. Here also you would notice that the time would gradually reduce. Let this also come to less than 10 minutes! Basically, I am trying to show you the method of purifying your ‘Reflective Consciousness’ i.e. “Chitt.” In turn what would happen is your ‘Seeing’ power would drastically improve. [He showed us the way of “Darshan Shooddhi.”]

Still further, try reading the Vidhi viz. “Dada Bhagavan! ne trikal Namaskar, Namaskar, Namaskar…” and now with Open Eyes! Here the physical eyes are not reading at all, still you would see the words, and all the punctuation marks very clearly as before. This is reading through the inner ‘Seeing’ power [Darshan Shakti!] This might take more time in the beginning. But even in this case you would notice that the time gradually reduces. Here also when it comes to somewhere less than 10 minutes it is ideal! Here, I am trying to explain you how to climb the ladder of the progress.

Dadaji immediately looked at me and asked whether it would be of any help to me? I acknowledge it. He told me to pass on to the other Aptaputras also. This is very subtle. However, this progression would take a very long time. This cannot be achieved overnight! That is the reason we keep telling you, spend time in self-study [Swadhyay]. The very purpose of Self-study is this i.e. “Darshan Shooddhi.”

Such slackness will not work anymore. Imagine, those sages who stayed in the jungles, they never moved around with fear but they always moved around with courage! At the same time they never scared anybody! They did come across dacoits and wild animals, but nowhere did they show any signn of surrender. What if others feel like that? Or others feel bad! And so on… You should remain firm with right understanding. So, principally you should remain clear and also become an example of clarity to others!

Every time after the Vidhi is over, chant “Dada Bhagavan Na Aseem Jai Jaikar Ho!” for at least 8minutes.

And then take “Aptavani” and “Aptasutra” and read them. One person should read and others should simply listen carefully. Nobody should ask any questions. If someone doesn’t understand anything, he should make a personal note of it and when Dadaji is around or any Aptaputra is there he can get his doubts clarified. The reader also would never try to explain anything. Everyone should maintain what is called a ‘Spiritual Diary.’ Here they should make important notes of understanding, clarifications and doubts, if any. Dadaji said He had also maintained a similar Diary from the day one after getting Gyan from Dada Bhagavan, way back from 1963! And now, that the whole world is bare for Him, He said He destroyed all of them just a few years back. Some of them could be with Ba. So, every individual has to keep his own diary. Let things be written in coded form, if needed. But this is a very good practice.

Now, regarding the Kaviraj’s Pad, only those Pads should be sung, which others could easily follow. Bringing a variety in the Pad isn’t important at all. After all, the purpose of singing the Pad is to enhance our ‘Seeing’ and “Knowing” qualities! I.e. Upayog – the natural quality of the Pure Soul, and which I am!

Did you understand? Now explain it to others. Subsequently, Dadaji went to His room to finish His Vidhi and I went to get His breakfast. It seemed as if, I had already got my breakfast!

O Omniscient “Dada Bhagavan!” O Living God Manifest “Kanudada Bhagavan!”

Please pardon all of us for the entire slips in following of Your Agnas and shower Your Infinite Blessings on all of us such that we remain totally sincere to Your Agnas only and may we naturally accomplish our “Real” Well Being!

 

From Dadaji’s Quote Library 2/15/2008… February 15, 2008

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“Wrong Belief is the root cause of Egoism,”
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“Wrong Belief’s are infinite, whereas, “right” belief is singular.”
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 -PPS Kanu Dadaji

 

Engagement News for Jason Kiranbhai Patel… February 11, 2008

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JS Dadaji’s Young Mahatma’s,

Most of you know Kiranbhai and Lataben, hosts of Gurupurnima 2007 San Antonio, Texas.  Their younger son Jason recently made a trip to India to visit family – he ran into his soulmate instead!

Jason Kiranbhai Patel (26) of San Antonio, Texas weds Jasvantiben Patel(22) of Surat, India on February 14, 2008 at Mahavidehkhestra Temple in Surat, India.  The wedding ceremony will take place in the Kirtan Bhakti Room of the Temple.

 You may send your personal Congratulations to Jason via email at kp121451@yahoo.com

 Congratulations Jason and Jasvanti !!!

Jai Sachidanand!

 

ANSWERS to Q& A from Swami Deepakanandji… February 7, 2008

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JS Mahatma’s, I was a bit busy. But I am sending the answers as understood by me in part…
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Question 1 from FSP, Boston, Ma.: ‘Paanch Agnya ma rahiye to aapne Dadaji na!’……Aapan ne kevi rite khabar pade ke aapne paanch agnya ma rahiye chiye?
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Gyan is acquired hence on one side we have acquired Permanence i.e. Nischay, to be more precise Mul Nischay is doubtlessly acquired due to which we say for sure that “I am Shoodhatma!” This happens under zero condition i.e. when there is no outside Vyavahar or when someone or even when we ask ourselves that “Who am I?” Then are natural and firm response is “I am Shoodhatma!
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However, our exam is when there is Vyavahar and it is here that we have to prove ourselves to be Shoodhatma and that is possible when we are in Aagna and that is why Dada has said… ‘Paanch Agnya ma rahiye to aapne Dadaji na!’ PP Shree Kanudadaji has said when you are in Aagna you would definitely experience Nirbhaita i.e. fearlessness!!!  
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Question 2 from FSP, Boston, Ma.:
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Mari paanch agnya ni samaj paaki chhe ae kevi rite kahevay?
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When you experience fearlessness you are in Aagna. As much you are clear in your conviction that “I am Shoodhatma!” I.e. Nishankta… doubtlessly sure… Aagna thaki, you would experience Nirbhaita… i.e. fearlessness in our life’s most tiresome circumstances. And the result of Nirbhaita is Asungata i.e. freedom or separateness and that is the ultimate experience of being in Shoodhatma state!!! 

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Question 3 from Aseem: 
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I have been raised with the 5 Agnas, but I am kind of ashamed to say that I don’t understand them completely…least of all #5. What is the purpose of the 5th Agana? Why is it included? What does it mean? 

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Well, Aagna way of living is Inner Living and the 5th Aagna is basically the result of the following of the previous four Aagnas. And since we are left with complete Vyavahar i.e. amidst files… without settling any of our files, we have acquired Gyan i.e. we have known that “I am Pure Soul,” which normally comes at the end, while following on the traditional path of liberation, when we are done with all of our files i.e. when we have settled all the files that we come across an Enlightened Soul and we get Gyan and then we are left with literally nothing and hence in a very short time span we climb the final accent to attain Absolute State of Complete Experience!
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Here, in Akram Vignan without settling any of our files we have acquired Gyan that too merely by the divine grace of the Gyani Purusha i.e. the fully Enlightened Soul, His Divine Holiness Kanudadaji. So, the purpose of giving the 5th Aagna is to remind us in every moment of our life that we have to remain in the 5 Aagnas and concentrate on settling the files because that is our priority and on achieving this settlement only that our Absoluteness would open so whatever Aseem do, you as the follower of the Aagnas, would remain in the Aagnas and guide Aseem settle the files in an amicable way, which earns you in the 5th Aagna!  

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Question 4 from Sneha, Dallas, Tx.: 
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How is this science viewed within the context of other religions? Are other faiths or belief systems discredited, or perceived as inferior? Or are they simply viewed as alternative paths to liberation? It is my understanding that there is currently research being conducted in India in regards to this science. How has this research validated the concepts and ideals taught by Dadaji? Also, how has this research been conducted? 
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All the present day paths are based on doer-ship and on a very grosser level. The reason being when the originator of that path was present, say when Lord Christ was there He taught “Love thy neighbor and Universal Brotherhood” through His very living example; when Lord Krishna was there He gave Divine Vision to Arjuna and with that Divine vision Arjuna fought the battle of Mahabharata and finally attained Absoluteness in the same life! We don’t see those spectacular results following the present day paths. Whereas, Dada having come in linkage from Lord Rushabhdeva, the first Tirthankara, offered the same Divine Vision similarly today’s Enlightened Soul His Divine Holiness Kanudadaji offers the same Divine Vision and due to which we experience the same divinity and oneness as experienced by Lord Christ, Lord Krishna, Vitrag Dada Bhagavan and as today’s Living Example His Divine Holiness Kanudadaji! In fact, the acquisition of the Divine Vision is merely out of Divine Grace and it is our credibility to meet such an Enlightened Soul.
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This credibility is earned only through the following of the doer-ship path! So, the world religions are traditional paths to earn credit, which ultimately takes us to the Living Enlightened Soul through which we get the final answer of non-doer-ship way of living by knowing the Absolute Science of Liberation!!! This being the path only for the fortunate ones it goes from “Mouth to Ear!!!” Propaganda doesn’t help at all. The media required for such a Divine transmission is Live!!! As Dada said finally all the present day religions are going to get converted to a One Common Religion accepted and followed by everybody! Of course it is going to take time but the process has already started in the nature.  
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Question 5 from Anonymous: 
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I am Junior in the college. All my friends (American and Indian American) have girl friends. They all talk about good times etc they have in college life. I am focused on my study but when they talk to me, I am confused. 

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Here lies the puzzle of today’s life and living!!! Having come to our Satsang we have known the facts of life, purpose of life, and the goal of our human life through Akram Vignan! Dada has said, “You are whole and sole responsible for your life!” So, having girl friends is not wrong but what level of friendship you keep makes all the difference. The saying goes like this…
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“Right thing at the right time!”
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Once you get involved in “Close!!!” friendships your focus definitely changes. Otherwise also, you got to keep Only One Mate in your life as wife or husband as accepted by a decent society. This is the mandatory level of friendship needed to preserve human form!!! And I believe you should feel proud of yourself for having selected the right way of living. There is no need to get confused at all. Remain confident and firm in your conviction. The world order was always like this and in today’s chaotic times, wise have to protect his purity and human form through right way of living.All the Best… My Blessings!!! 

 

From Dadaji’s Quote Library 2/6/08…

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“‘Atma (Soul) as All Knowing Open Absolute- only when the Atma is known as the Knower.
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“Tirthankar” state is the final Absolute Experience State result of previous experiment. In anything that is  a state of making there is every chance of regression.”
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-PPS Kanudadaji

 

From Dadaji’s Quote Library 01/31/2008… February 1, 2008

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” Victory means there is no defeat at all”
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“Very attack of any sort of opinion within the dual nature is the initiation of Karma by way of seedling”
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-PPS Kanu Dadaji