Namaste, Divine Brothers and Sisters,
So many prayers and mantras were said on my
behalf while I was recovering from surgery last October that the operation of
Divine Love became an object lesson for me. It seems fitting that I would
conclude the series on power with a short discussion of Love.
In March, we were once again in the divine presence of Sadguru Rama Mata. What an experience! She is so nonchalantly radiating Divine Love all the time that one scarcely notices feeling wonderful in her presence. The room fills with camaraderie and ease. Joy and laughter spread quickly.
Now, you have an opportunity to see her at the Gayatri Temple in Beaverton, Oregon, June 25-27 with private appointments on June 28. Please come and meet her and obtain her blessings and see our temple. You will find more program information, including the karma-reducing Sudarshana Chakra Fire Ceremony on June 27th, at Gayatri Temple-Satguru Mata's Programs
As always, I pray
for you at every puja and workshop. I earnestly supplicate for the best
and highest for each and all of you. At the pinnacle of these is Love. May
Love, both human and Divine manifest for you in such abundance that you are
overcome with wonder and gratitude.
With Gratitude, In Love And Service,
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Love, The Greatest Power, Part 4
An excerpt from True Stories of Spiritual Power
The great religious traditions, both ancient and modern, hold love in the highest position. Higher even than supreme knowledge, is love. For ultimately Truth is the dominion of the heart not the mind. There is a saying in the Far East to the effect that "you cannot hold the ocean in a teacup." Truth is vast, the mind is finite. The vastness of Supreme Truth cannot be held by the finite mind. Sadguru Sant Keshavadas used to say with regard to wisdom that "God speaks to the heart because mind cannot understand the essence of what God is." These sayings and teachings ultimately reveal that the greatest power of all is love. Of all the types of power which have been mentioned and explained in previous newsletters, none is as powerful as love. I do not mean this metaphorically. I mean it literally.Love: The Ultimate Goal For The Species
It may seem a strange concept, but love is the ultimate expression of power. No power we have seen in recorded human history can compare with the Love in Action expressed by the historical figures around whom the great religions have formed. No kingdom has lasted as long as Judaism or Hinduism. No country has done as much for its people as Moses, Jesus or Buddha. No modern figure has had such a worldwide impact on the idea of brotherhood as Mohammed. These individuals have transformed the world by the power of their love for us.All of these rare beings have attempted to teach us difficult lessons involving subjugation of negative egoistic drives. They have demonstrated in their own lives a replacement of those drives with higher ones based upon meaningful sacrifice, care of and for our fellow human, and a spiritual strength to stand alone, if need be, in defense of those values.I have read several authors on Esoteric Astrology who say that the solar system is part of a large being which spans the vast reaches of space. Our solar system is described as the Heart Chakra of that great being. Humanity is the microcosm of the macrocosm. This means were are learning to behave, as a species, as a giant heart chakra. That is to say, as it is above, so it is below with us. This idea rests comfortably with me. A Summing UpThroughout the newsletter articles concerning power, I have shared with you some of the fantastic events that happened to me years ago. Year upon year, a procession of famous and secret workers showed me spiritual power of an order of magnitude about which I knew nothing. I had no idea it even existed. After a few years of these experiences, I began to gather some perspective. It rolled over my mind one day that these things that happened to me originated in Love. In each instance, my spiritual development was aided by a flesh and blood individual(s) wielding a fantastic energy. In some instances my karma was eased, which is a form of forgiveness. My pain was soothed, which is a form of mercy. My spirit was renewed which is a sign of God's Love in any time. My path was made clearer, which had become a prayer of thanks constantly murmuring in my heart.All of the events in my book, True Stories of Spiritual Power, were acts of service performed on me and for me. They represent "love in action." It is not surprising, therefore, that I have reflected much on the concept of love. I have a few thoughts on love that I leave with you, for you own interpretation or modification based upon your own experience.1.Love is based upon Unity. To love something is to be part of it in some way.
2.Love involves Understanding. We inevitably must know something about the beloved to love it. And the beloved reveals its secrets to the lover.
3.Love is an expression of Selflessness. The ego with its desires and petty concerns is subordinated to something else.
4.Love is Transcendental. Beyond human limits, love often evokes miracles that respond to the call of love alone.
5.In Love, the means and the ends are one and the same. There is no way to achieve the condition or state of love other than by loving.
6. Love can be a gift from God.
7.Love means service. Love quickly moves from the realm of the expressible into the realm of the inexpressible. We soon run out of ways to express it. Yet avenues of expression through service to others abound.
8.The search for Love is the end of all meaning. If we lust after power, yet have no Love, our search will be dry and our attainments hollow.
9. Love is our birthplace, our final refuge and our reason for being. If we recognize that Compassion and Love are the ultimate destination of our search, the Heart of The Universe itself responds.
Goodness Comes In Daily Activities
My experiences with people of great spiritual power gave me an entirely new way to look at life's every day events. It is my hope that you may also look at life's circumstances in a different way.
No matter where you are, chances are good that there is someone around who is working with a powerful and beneficial spiritual energy. It can be an unconscious flow of wonderful clearing energy, or it can be the purposeful and powerful working of someone who moves quietly among us only to serve our higher good, unnoticed.
If you work at a large corporation or the government, know that there are likely to be people there who are instruments of the Divine.
When you go to concerts or the movies or the theater, feel secure in the knowledge that someone may be there pouring forth positive and beneficial energy which is serving the higher good of all who are in attendance.
When you shop for clothes or go to the grocery store, someone may be present who is charging the spiritual atmosphere with all manner of powerful spiritual energy working silently to help you on your way and over the next obstacle.
The powerful spiritual energy is everywhere. Its very foundation is Love. It cannot be stopped. It cannot be defeated. And development of it within yourself is your birthright. For Love already exists within you ready to grow and expand. Talk to God in your own way, and watch what happens.
To those of you following all the different paths of light, I wish you every success. May the guidance and the blessings of the Masters and Great Ones be ever at your call. May you want for nothing in your search and in your service. And may you attain all four of the ends of human desire: Artha, Kama, Dharma and Moksha. Most of all may Lakshmi, Rama, Krishna, God/dess, Christ, or your chosen Spiritual Ideal and all the forces of good be realized in your very person.
|Mantras of the Month
Aham PremaI am Divine Love
Parama Prema Rupaya Namaha
Highest Divine Love in a Form, Salutations
|Certified Priests and Pujari|
Sri Savitri Devi and Maheshwara,Sanatana Dharma Satsang Certified Priests, are available for pujas and fire ceremonies in absentia. Please click here for further details: Pujas in absentia.
Mahavir has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari for 9 years. He is available to do puja in Brooklyn or at your location in New York City area on a donation basis. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The works of Thomas Ashley-Farrand (Namadeva Acharya) give unprecedented, detailed instruction in how to empower yourself using the techniques of the ancient sages and rishis. He and Satyabhama have been given the mission by their Gurus Sadguru Sant Keshavadas and Guru Rama Mata to bring these teachings to everyone.
To that end, he has written and recorded a number of works, and he travels to North America and the UK to teach workshops. Bi-annually, we lead a Pilgrimage Tour of India's Holy Places, visiting with the Shankaracharayas at Kanchi Math, Guru Mata at Vishwa Shanti Ashram, and doing fire ceremonies in the Himalayas, among the highlights of the trip.
We have founded a religious organization, Sanatana Dharma Satsang, which has opened a Gayatri Temple in Beaverton, Oregon. Plans are in the works to found temples with residential communities in Oregon, New Mexico, and other locations. The link to it is in the right column.
These works are offered in a spirit of service. We sincerely hope that they will further you on your path.
Prem & Shanti,
Satyabhama (Margalo Ashley-Farrand)
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Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony, Volume I, II & III CDs now recorded and available.
True Stories of Spiritual Power
Dr. Wright's Clean Out Technique - guided pranayama
Piercing the Knots-Granthis CD - A Mantra & Visualization Meditation to release the Kundalini.
Mantra Therapy for Prosperity CD - Help with blocks to prosperity and mantras to bring it in.
Other Mantra Therapy CDs in the series:
Healing Intensives 1,2;
Restoration of Dharma & Peace
Mantra, Path to Spiritual & Material Attainment - a 15-hour workshop on 14 CDs
Rama & Sita Workshop, Co-Starring Hanuman - approx. 18 CDs.
2010 Schedule of Workshops
We will be doing workshops in the following places:
June - Portland, OR: Gayatri workshop 6/11-13; CANADA: Maple Ridge, BC; Portland, OR: Satguru Rama Mata 6/25-28.
July - CANADA: Red Deer, Alberta; St. Louis, MO; Far Horizons, Sierra Mtns, CA
August-Charleston, SC; Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
September-Lansing, MI, Chicago, IL; MA: Boston & Kripalu;
October-Keene, NH; Asheville, NC; CANADA: Calgary, Red Deer
December-Austin, TX; INDIA
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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
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