A JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN…..
Let me tell you I was an unwilling participant to the invitation given by my hostess Meera. I had no idea of the gathering or the people present.
The evening was spent amidst strangers, who talked incessantly like my telephone. As the evening slipped into a starry night, A Guru appeared in spotless White Kurt and pajama, introduced himself as Ramana, a voluntarily retired government teacher who has dedicated more than a decade of his life in service of Yogic practices. He talked and made sense of the whole gathering about.
He began, “Yoga has no religion, and it is of the body. Meditation is for the mind. The Omkar (The sound ‘Om’) is not restricted to Hinduism; it’s the Aadi shabdham (the foremost sound) or the first sound of the human that reaches a level of vibration in the mind beginning from the navel.. Yoga exercises the body. Pranayama (regular deep breathing exercise) cures chronic diseases like Asthma, diabetes, arthritis and obesity. You have gathered here for the sake of your own happiness, to take care of your own body and soul. The Guru continued his discourse, thus introducing his own Guru and his ideologies.“My Guru Rishi Prabhakar, an aeronautical engineer and a great scholar has devised certain yogic and pranic exercises that can cure one of one's ailments. What he claims is that the course covers, the mental, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social welfare of a human, in a nutshell. A change in one's diet, regular yoga, Pranayama and meditation can heal one's mind and body. If you can walk on two legs, don't go to a doctor for cure, instead walk to one's nearest yoga centre and believe in self healing." The Guru was not business minded, He truly believed in an ideal world where people could lead a physically healthy and mentally peaceful life. I wasn't prejudiced so I became a member of the Sidha Samadhi Yoga. The regular get together of two hours in the evening, the yogic and pranic exercises and the meditation worked wonders on me. I was in a state of continual bliss, unperturbed by the hurdles put forward by life, gained control over my breathing and over my stressed mind. As part of the course we were required to go to an Ashram at Kammetta, a rural area, for an Advanced Meditation Course.
At sunset we reached RSVK a forlorn rectangular building that stood in the middle of three acres of barren land. We felt like being in a no man's land. As we approached the building, I felt the vibrations of a spiritual world.
I cannot express in words my experience there. One has to experience the taste of nectar to judge the sweetness. I came out of it, along with my batch members, a changed person with a positive attitude towards life in general and happier person in total. One needs no psychiatrist to beat stress, I say, simply walk into a Yoga class and learn to meditate. Self-healing is the best healing.
Ancient sages of India have gone through hard penance or deep meditation to unravel the mysteries and the powers of the mind.
Causes Sumathi Mohan Supports
Child education, eradication of child labour and child marriages, promotion of education in slum areas. free thinking. MV Foundation, Hyderabad. CRY.