This and That….

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Some Sharing

Each spiritual journey is very unique, but most journeys also have many similarities. One of the reasons I write on this blog is to hopefully help my yoga students understand some of the similarities they may also experience. The responses I receive from my students inspire me to continue writing.
Below are  some of the responses to my last post:

I don’t know how to thank you for your heart-touching post Krishanji……it has helped me in understanding myself  better.

Thank you for so beautiful post. Every time I read your blog tears roll out.
Feeling so Blessed !!!  
Thank you for your beautiful post.You made tears come in my eyes. 
Your latest post is delicately beautiful. 

Thank you for being such a great source of light, love, inspiration, knowledge and grace in my life. Your blog and experiences move me so much. The last blog you wrote was so beautiful. I relate SO much to all that you write. I also have bouts of crying with love and gratitude randomly without any prompt. Its all so spontaneous and I love it. I keep it secret though Krishanji as not everyone would understand this feeling. Your experiences make me feel so happy, because it gives me validation that I am not ‘crazy’ or ‘loosing it’. That all that I experience is ok and to keep moving. Thank you for all that you are and all that you do. So much love and gratitude.  

I read your post. I must say that I am relating every single word to my experiences. 
This is the most life changing post ever come across from you.    
This is sooooo beautiful Krishanji…. and just like me each devotee who reads this cannot resist the tears.  

I Receive Inspiration From Many 

Steve and me

Above is Steve (Stephen Noel) with me. He has been an active member of the AOL group in Halifax for the past 16 years. In spite of  his limited mobility, Steve is always there to help. He is a sincere seeker and attends almost every AOL course that takes place in Halifax. He has repeated many courses many times. In his own words,” Although I have extensive left sided paralysis I really feel no limitation…” , which is so true.


He shares his AOL experience, ” I’m blown away, I’ve been showered in abundance – total abundance. I’ve been very consistent with my sadhana with very rare exceptions. It has been a lot of joy. There has been sadness also but that doesn’t stay long. There has been deep peace and pure and gentle happiness that has stayed with me most of the time. Every year I have felt better than the year before and it continues unfolding this way. Each year I have a bit more energy, I sleep better, and I feel generally happier and more peaceful. If I were to sum it up I’d have to say “I just feel; In Love” and it’s so beautiful. If I felt any better I would burst.”
Steve has a great sense of humour and a very genuine smile which comes from his heart. He always sees positivity in each moment and in each person. I have never heard him complain, or speak anything bad about anyone. He truly practices ahimsa (non-violence) in his actions, speech, and thoughts. He feels very connected and grateful to Guru Ji.
Steve, you truly inspire me and, I am sure, many others too. Thank you. 

Are Goddess Parvati and Goddess Durga the same?

Yes, they are two different names and forms of the same Goddess. Parvati which literally means ‘ born from a mountain’, is very strong-willed. With a desire to marry Lord Shiva, She did many years of severe penance, and finally married Him. They believed to have seven children, two famously known are Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. Like a river carries the water from the source, the Goddess Parvati carries the knowledge from the source, the Shiva.
The Goddess Durga is the warrior form of Parvati. According to a legend, there was a very powerful demon named Mahishasura who could not be defeated by anyone. Knowing the strength and determination of Goddess Parvati,  the Lords Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva approached her to fight Mahishasura. She agreed, and even though she didn’t need any additional help, but still the three Lords gave Her all their individual energies and weapons. She fought and killed Mahishasura. Goddess Durga is shown as multi-armed and riding on a lion, which signify her immense power.
 Remembering and honouring any form of Divine Mother brings courage, peace, success, wealth, protection, and much more to a devotee.

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What Makes A Scripture A Scripture!

When a poet or a story-writer write, it is mostly a product of their mind and intellect. That’s why it is edited and re-written several times. There are personal motives, intentions, and opinions behind whatever they write.

A scripture comes from a very deep layer of Consciousness where the mind and intellect don’t exist. A scripture depicts the Truth as it is. The author , who is highly evolved and free from any personal motives and judgements, is only a witness to the Truth. He writes or speaks only what he sees or hears. 

To understand a Scripture in its true sense, one must also transcend the mind and be free from personal motives and judgements. The Truth contains not only the so called ‘beauty’ but it also contains the so called ‘ugliness’, and the other opposites. That’s why it is subject to judgements, and raises many questions.  
To receive and understand the knowledge, one must have a  strong desire, humbleness, and respect for the scripture and the one who is giving the knowledge.  
namaste