Check out the great AUDIO RECORDINGS and PHOTOS from Summer Solstice on www.Sikhnet.com.
Thank you Gurumustuk Ji!!
"The whole world may give you support....but if your own mind does not support you, you will not be in a position to do anything in life. Your own mind cannot be controlled and guided and give you the support until it is brought to a discipline. That word which brings a mind to a discipline to support you is called "mantra." Man-Tra...to bring discipline to the mind. That is why we do Japa--repitition of Mantra. Japa creates the heat. That is called Tapa--that heat burns the karma. Out of the karma grows the kindness and it becomes dharma. Out of that it grows the compassion. That is called "sidhi," that is called "power." From that comes the word "sadhu"--one who has controlled himself through all aspects of life and that is what we call "sadhana." Which you do not normally want to do. How many of you are doing regular sadhana?"
Solstice never fails to totally transform everything--from your white clothes (now tinted with a sandstone New Mexico hue) to yourself. The key is bringing the experience back home and sustaining it.
Sadhana. Sadhana. And Sadhana. Find a yoga set or meditation and delve into it. You experienced a huge energetic shift at Solstice. Now maintain that energy through a daily sadhana to stay neutral amidst the negativity of the world outside of Ram Das Puri.
Listen to mantras. Most of the music you heard at Solstice can be purchased online. Load it onto your iPod. Set it to repeat and leave it playing. Mantra will help you work through the negative patterns.
Spend time with sangat. What if there is no sangat around you? Then build one. Spread what you know, and be in the company of similar people.
And come back next year. Or better yet, join us in Lake Wales, Florida for Winter Solstice 2012!