Monday, February 28, 2011

Mukthi Utsav - an amazing course

I attended the Mukthi Utsav on Feb 24,25. I have been attending several events since 1996 including the Mahadeeksha and its level 2. Frankly, the amount of grace and power I witnessed in this course is way over any of the courses I attended earlier. This Mukthi Utsav is really amazing. I have burst into peels of laughter atleast a couple of times. My mind is totally peaceful. The flow of thoughts inside has reduced to abt 5% or even lesser from what it was previously. Moreover, now the thoughts which come to me are not disturbing me as they used to earlier, which is of much more importance. I feel Amma Bhagavan right with me all the time. It is a real amazing experience. The deekshas (for those new to deeksha, it is nothing but a blessing given where the blessing giver keeps his hand on the head of the devotee and prays to the divine to fill the devotee with divine grace) given as part of this event are really strong and powerful. I have seen everyone dance in joy and hug each other in love. By the time, we were leaving on the second day, everyone was really happy and were in causeless joy.

Few of my friends know that now, I am in the middle 3 very important decisions which will make my career all through my life and a minor mistake can make me repent all through my life. Believe me one of my friends asked me how I am able to sleep. Frankly, if I am at peace because thoughts and mind are not actually disturbing me. I am really greatful to Amma and Bhagavan certainly for helping me through this tough time.

On how the course goes, it has very less teachings say abt 30 - 40% and most of the time is for prayers, meditation and deekshas. So, you will find yourself in great states when are part of meditation and deekshas. Just have a passion in you to get Jeevan Mukthi, that will suffice.

I would say everyone should and must attend this event. There can be no bigger boon than this course for all of us. Should you require any information on the course, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be more than happy to help you.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

shocked at the level of corruption in our country

All of us might have heard of hundreds and thousands of crores of rupees going corrupt. Even I did, but still I felt that no body is directly impacted because of this, though all of us are impacted in indirect ways.

Recently, I have heard of another incident which was really shocking me. As part of the NREGA, the labourers are getting some 120 odd rupees today. Of this, our great government officials eat up 10 rupees everyday. Aren't these people become like blood sucking parasites? They are not just eating up the money from the rich and well to do, even from the very poor who earn a hundred bucks a day.

Is there a way we can get rid of this corruption? Pondering over all these, I felt that corruption can be eradicated only in the top down approach. When the politicians act with integrity then only can we expect the bureaucrats to behave so, and so to the lower levels of the government.

If you happen to go to any villages and ask any small or medium farmer, their woes are so sad. Never do the government officials act in a manner which is good for their farming. Neither do the governments at center and state. We do not provide proper support prices for our agricultural produces. The prices are high in the city markets due to the number of intermediaries in between. There needs to be a transformation all these, else we have a risk of losing agriculture totally. The number of people migrating to cities is already very high.

As a part of being in the Loksatta and Loksatta Sanjeevani, several programmes are being organised to get rid of this corruption. Many rallies are organised, letters sent to government offices, RTI ( Right to Information Act) used to find out how the government offices are functioning, etc.

On the spiritual end, we need to transform and flower the hearts of people that they are all the one and empathetic to the problems of others.

One good thing IT is bringing to the country is transparency. Projects like e-seva, moving all PF accounts into online mode so that all the transactions can be done quickly, UID are really bringing in more transparency in our country.

So, ultimately what is the need of the hour? The need of the hour is energetic youth who are well educated, willing to learn the problems of the people and work towards resolving these issues. You need not be a politician or a bureaucrat to work on these. If you really have the wish and will to do it, think and you will find many ways in which you can contribute...........