Two thousand five hundred people chanting together, singing together, meditating together and getting soaked in the light of the knowledge of the scriptures delivered by none other than our dear Swami Suryapada (chayanna)is one of the most beautiful experiences you can ever have. It was a satsang with a difference.

Swamiji has immense power in his rendering of the chants and such beautiful softness when he delivers the knowledge of the scriptures. I realized the power of the sanskrit language, the effect of the chants on the whole nervous system and now I am enthusiastic about learning a little bit of sanskrit language.

I remember the days when I used to go to dharavi everyday to conduct satsangs in the Navchetna Shibir. There was a dynamic group of youngsters who had just done the course and given up smoking, drinking and gutka. They used to tell me stories about much money and time they used to spend in all these addictions and the amazing transformation that happened after doing the course. The entire Art of Living family cleaned a huge dumping ground and hand picked 8 truck loads of garbage and converted into a beautiful garden and a gymnasium. Since then AOL Dharavi has come a long way.



It was a great feeling to attend a Concert that was a fund raising event for our own Dharavi school. There is a nice video on You tube. (search for SSRVM Dharavi film.) Also read a fantastic article by the chairman of ORF, M Sudheendra Kulkarni for the Indian Express. (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/clean-inside-clean-outside/613938/0)

Its a great feeling to be part of something that moves on the path of truth and Service completely undeterred by any amount of obstacles.

JGD
Rashmin


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5 comments:

    Vivek Barun said...

    Even we had a great satsang with him here in bangalore. Read more @
    http://yesplusnb.blogspot.com/

  1. ... on May 4, 2010 at 1:57 PM  
  2. Sandeep said...

    Yes.. I did not want to open eyes.. the Chants took us so deep inside.. Jgd

  3. ... on May 4, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
  4. bhairaviparag said...

    The Satsang was really wonderful...Divine!

  5. ... on May 8, 2010 at 1:21 PM  
  6. dhaval said...

    his satsangs were rocking was totally blissed out never attended a satsang like this before SWAMIJI JUST ROCKS nobody shud ever miss his satsang u ll be so charged up after his satsang

  7. ... on May 12, 2010 at 2:25 AM  
  8. Mad angel said...

    Satsang and seva.......how beautifully they compliment each other!

  9. ... on May 12, 2010 at 11:55 PM