Namaste, Divine Brothers and Sisters,
Did you see the blip in the news a few months ago that archeologists had found astrology readings past 3000 CE in a room in a Mayan king's palace? I think that puts to rest the theory that the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012. Fortunately for us, there are changes occurring that are positive. In the short Vedic cycle, we are in the Aquarian Age. In the cycles of the Sun, we are moving for the next 12,000 years from Aditya, the sole sage, to Savitri, the age of mass enlightenment. The wind is at our back in creating a world where all are treated with respect and we work in community to help each other.
Ganesha Chathurthi, Ganesha's special day of the year, is September 19. This is an excellent day to remember Ganesha by chanting his mantras. His main/moola mantra is Om Gam Ganapatayae Namaha. It would also be a good day to chant a half mala or more of each of the mantras below for healing Mother Earth and her people and animals from the latest hurricane and the previous Gulf spill not yet healed, as well as the continuing problem of radiation from the earthquake in Japan, etc.
In September, I will be traveling again to teach workshops, this week in Niagara Falls, Canada, then St. Louis and Kansas City, MO, and in Chicago. I hope that I will see many of you there and in Austin and Tampa later in the year.
May 2013 we will be going to India again and hope you will sign up to travel with us. I am getting regular inquiries about it. The itinerary is posted on the website, which will soon have more photos and information when the new website is launched.
Prem & Shanti,
Mantras to Restore Dharma, Bringing Peace
Here we are again in the midst of the political season, with campaign commercials flying back and forth but no solutions in sight to our problems. Many of us are completely frustrated with the Congress, and a recent poll said 82% of us are disgusted with them, knowing that most of our senators and congress members do not represent us but only their campaign contributors.
The worldwide "recession" has not abated, and nobody from the banks, mortgage companies or Wall Street have been prosecuted for pulling our economy down by their greed. The LIBOR scam does not seem to be producing any prosecutions either.
So what can we do about all this? The answer is that those in power behind the scenes are indeed the most evil sort of persons, who do not care at all about any of the consequences to us of their actions. But we can provide them a very difficult time by our chanting. The great demons/rakshas of the Mahabharata and Devi Mahatmyam were eliminated by avatars and shaktis using "mantra arrows," vach/speech with power. While none of us are avatars or devis, collectively we have huge power, if we commit to use it.
One example of the effect of chanting on negative energy being successful is the project sponsored by the Maharishi MaheshYogi the 1980s or 1990s in sending in groups of chanters to high crime areas in cities like Atlanta. After some weeks/months of the group chanting, the official crime statistics went down, and there was no other change going on in the area to have had the effect.
Simply put, if we chant the negativity dissolving mantras together, we change the world. You will find a very effective collection of these mantras, which work in synergy when chanted together, on the CD, Mantra Therapy for Restoration of Dharma & Peace, recorded by Namadeva Acharya. It is available at sanskritmantra.com
So to change the outer and inner systems which are negatively controlling the circumstances of our lives (employment issues, housing issues, etc.), let us take the decision to chant these mantras daily with Namadeva Acharya until we all get relief.
We can do this daily by chanting each mantra only once, but with much more power if we chant each one for 54 or 108 repetitions. Choose a number of repetitions that you can comfortably do daily, whether 1, 2, 3, 10, 54 or 108, of each mantra on an ongoing basis. We don't have to do them at the same time each day for the energy to be strong.
No one can defeat the positive energy we generate by our chanting if we chant together daily, mentally linking with our fellow chanters.
I look forward to the positive changes we will be making with our spiritual discipline.
Mantras of the month:
Mantra Therapy For Restoration Of Dharma And World Peace
1. Hung Vajra Phat
By the power of will, I invoke the Thunderbolt of my mind to defeat negativity.
2. Om Vajra Sattwa Hung
Om, I invoke that supreme purifying power of universal mind, repository of all accomplishing and irresistible compassion taught by the great Bodhisattvas, Rimpoches and Rishis.
3. Om Eim Hrim Klim Chamundayei Vicche Namaha
Om and salutations to Her (Chamundi) who is radiant with power and wisdom. I rejoice at her invincibility and victory over evil.
4. Om Deva Karya Samus'yata'yae Namaha
Om and salutations to the Great Feminine power who is ever engaged in promoting the welfare of the divine ones and destroying the enemies of divine forces.
5. Om Raksha Sagah'nyae Namaha
Om and salutations to Her who has vowed to come again and again to destroy recurring demonic forces.
6. Om Chandi'kayae Namaha
Om and salutations to Her who is fierce toward despoilers of the world.
7. Om Avara'yae Namaha
Om and salutations to Her who defeats the ignoble and negative forces.
8. Om Danda Ni'tishta'yae Namaha
Om and salutations to Her who is present in the moral and legal principles of government, enforced for the maintenance of righteous life.
9. Om Vira'haya Namaha
Om and salutations to Him who destroys evil for the protection of Dharma.
10. Shante Pra'shante Sarva Bhaya Upasha'mani Swaha
Invoking Supreme Peace, I offer the quality of fear back to its source in the universal formless mind.
11. Om Shanti Om
Om Peace Om
Mantras for Healing the Earth
All of these mantras are powerful Ganesha Mantras.
For immediate assistance.
Om Vighna Nashanaya Namaha
To relieve energy blockages especially for the Devas that work with the energies of the various species: wind, water, plant, bird, mammal, fish and human.
Om Ucchista Ganapatayei Namaha
To destroy negativity
Om Vakratundaya Hum
To correct something that is not working properly.
Om Dhumra Ketuve Namaha
To bring difficult circumstances under an umbrella of peace.
Om Gana Dhyakshaya Namaha
To bring healing to a group. In this case, the people harmed by the earthquakes and tsunami.
Om Kshipra Prasadaya Namaha
We offer a number of pujas and fire ceremonies which may be done on your behalf for various purposes. You will find a list of them here:
If you wish to have a puja performed for you, purchase it online, and one of the priests will contact you to make arrangements with you as to which puja or fire ceremony/yajna you want and when.
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Bharata/Bill Barry, a Certified Priest who lives in Massachusetts, is available for pujas and yajnas in his area. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mahavir has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari for 10+ years. He is available to do pujas or yajnas in Brooklyn or at your location in the New York City area on a donation basis. He can be reached at email@example.com
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The works of Thomas Ashley-Farrand (Namadeva Acharya) (1940-2010) 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 (d. 1997) and Satguru Rama Mata to bring these teachings to everyone.
To that end, he wrote and recorded a number of works. He also traveled to North America and the UK to teach workshops, which Satyabhama is now continuing.
Bi-annually, we lead a Pilgrimage Tour of India's Holy Places, visiting with the Shankaracharayas at Kanchi Math, Vishwa Shanti Ashram (our gurus ashram), and doing fire ceremonies in the Himalayas, among the highlights of the trip.
We have founded a religious organization, Sanatana Dharma Satsang, (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) which has opened a Gayatri Temple in Beaverton, Oregon. The link to it is in the right column.
Our new place in Albuquerque, NM, will be the location of some workshops. We hope to expand to the East Coast and other locations.
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, Volumes I, II & III CD-sets now available separately or bundled with or without the books.
Dr. Wright's Clean Out Technique - guided pranayama for healing and releasing negativity
Ganesha's Abode of Bliss Guided Meditation (CD)
Mantra Therapy Healing Intensives 1,2
Disk 1 - Systemic Disorders,
Disk 2 - Mental, Emotional Disorders
Mantra Therapy for Prosperity CD
- Help with karmic blocks to prosperity and mantras to bring it in.
Mantra Therapy for Restoration of Dharma & Peace - Very effective Shakti mantras to destroy evil energies.
Piercing the Knots-Granthis CD - A Mantra & Visualization Meditation
to gently release the Kundalini from its home at the base chakra, through the knots and to the crown chakra, then back again.
Gayatri Mantra Meditation -2CDs with the long and short versions of the mantra, an intensive Gayatri Discipline and 1000 Names & Powers of Gayatri on Disk 2.
Adventures of Sita & Rama, Co-Starring Hanuman, a version of the Ramanaya with mantra intensives, including the Bala Ati Bala mantra - 16 CDs
Mantra, Path to Spiritual and Material Attainment
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2012-13 Schedule of Workshops
Satyabhama will be doing workshops in the following places: 2012 information: http://sanskritmantra.com/schedule.shtml
September - Niagara Falls, Canada; MO -Kansas City and St. Louis; Chicago, IL
November - Austin, TX; Santa Fe, NM
December - Tampa, FL
Other workshops are in the process of finalizing their dates.
May 2013: India Pilgrimage - emphasis on Goddess temples
Events at the Gayatri Temple
September 1 - Sudarshana Chakra Yajna
October 1. - Namadeva Acharya's Second Mahasamadhi Celebration
Click on the Events link above for more information.
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