The Heart of the Matter
November 10, 2008
Maharaji in India: Part 1


Thanks to Loring Baker for sharing his on-site observations with us.

RAJ VIDYA KENDER, Delhi, 11/08/09 --

I'm wide awake after four hours sleep. Full jet lag, for sure, awake, but un-restless and remembering Maharaji from yesterday's event.

After a video focusing on the foundations of practicing Knowledge, he comes out on stage and sits with a quiet smile, as Arti, the classic Hindi devotional song, is being sung. The audience sits, quiet, feeling the rhythm of the song as a water ballet of gratitude starts swimming in my heart.

The rest of the 50,000 people in the audience seem connected, as one, in the same dance. The collective body language softens and, without really moving, seems to raise its hands, palms upward, in praise -- head slightly bowed in admiration.

Maharaji is completely still -- just presence. Arti over, he reaches for the mic and begins to speak.

"Dear Premies, Dear lovers of life..." No segue is given. None is needed.

I don't remember too much of what he said -- nodding out a time or two as he spoke (my body clock is telling me its 5 AM, plus I'm enjoying the warm relaxation of feeling comfortably at home). The message, however, was very clear.

"You are most fortunate to have this life. And fortunate, moreover to have the gift of Knowledge. Dear friend, enjoy it to the utmost now. Your problems and your triumphs will come and go. Heed the call of your heart. Act on it. You will not be disappointed."

(Photo from a calendar, not from this recent Indian tour).

Dear Heart of the Matter readers: Please check back soon. If Loring can get access to an internet cafe, we'll be publishing some of his other reflections from the November 9th and 10th events in Delhi and the November 15th and 16th events in Jaipur.

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at November 10, 2008 06:44 AM


Thank you, thank you, thank you...The best gift for the thirsty one

Posted by: blancaoraa [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 10, 2008 01:40 PM

Thank you very much!!

Posted by: lor [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 10, 2008 04:29 PM

" You are most fortunate to have this life. "

Nice to read all those words. Thank you


Posted by: MarieLH [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2008 12:00 AM

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