Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Off we go ...
For the next two and half weeks, you will not see any new post on this blog. The reason is we both are going for a Varanasi travel study tour with our Master to all high energy, enlightenment places of various enlightened masters like Buddha, Mahavira, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and others. And I don't have to say it, we are extremely excited about the tour. We not only will be visiting these places but our Master will also be giving discourses at some of these places.
Now what is the purpose of these tours? There are two important points.
Firstly, Paramahamsa Nithyananda says, 'Each of these places is an energy hub. All you have to be is open and available at these places and there is every possibility for the psychological revolution to happen in you that can lead you to the Ultimate.' He fondly remembers His own days in Tiruvannamalai, a temple town in South India which boasts of a lineage of enlightened masters like Ramana Maharshi, Annamalai Swamigal etc. He says He was fortunate to be born in such a place where He was exposed to the deeper truths of the Self from a very young age. He says it was His openness to the Existential energy that radiated in that temple town, which sowed the seeds of inner exploration in Him.
Generally, people prefer holidaying is some picturesque places with beautiful landscapes etc. Nothing wrong with it; even in those places, if we are totally open we can experience the deep inner peace. But these places have an added advantage. Enlightened masters walked on the soil of these places. Though they have left their bodies, their energies still resonate in those places. The Ramana Ashram in Tiruvannamalai is one such example to feel Bhagvan Ramana's energy even now. When we are in these energy fields completely open, we are letting Existence to work on us. Ramana Maharshi, who was staying in Madurai, came to Tiruvannamalai at 16 years of age to experience and be in the energy field.
And this trip, we are going with an enlightened Master to the energy hubs; what else can we ask for?
Now coming to the second purpose of this trip... Paramahamsa Nithyananda says, 'one of the best times in my life has been my wandering days or parivrajaka before my enlightenment. I had no money, no fixed place to stay, no assurance at all that I will get my next meal. I was just moving and flowing with Existence.'
This organized tour that we are going with Him does not come any close to what He did during His parivrajaka. In fact we can't even compare the two. But the point is there are going to be some uncertainties. The accommodation, food, transport etc. may or may not suit everyone on the tour and there are in fact many people who back out of the trip seeing some of the facilities.
Nithyananda says, 'a seeker is a person who lives in utter insecurity of life.' When we try to live in known patterns and known conditions, we suffer the moment something unknown to our knowledge takes place. We are happy and cozy as along as everything goes according to our expectations but if we even have the slightest feeling that something is not going our way, we create hell for ourselves.
The point is we do not flow with Existence, with what is happening at that point in time. That is why our Master says that living in utter insecurity of life but totally centered and flowing with whatever Existence has in store for us is the sign of a true seeker of Truth.
So it is going to be a test for us to see how best we cope the summer of North India and everything that time has in store for us. But well we are not too bothered about them. We are off to experience the cool breeze under the shadow of our Master's Energy and sun bathe under the energy of these energy hubs...
So cya sooon... Do check in two weeks time to get an update of our tour :)
Other upcoming travel tours from Life Bliss Foundation:
Himalayan Tour with Master (Fundraising event)
Monsoon Mantra with Nithya Yoga Acharyas (a tour to architectural places in South Indian state of Karnataka during the Indian monsoon)
Tiruvannamalai Tour with Nithya Yoga Acharyas as a part of Nithya Yoga Teachers' Training