Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pocket Size Ashram

I was asked to write briefly something about the Atma Kriya course that I gave this past weekend at Shree Peetha Nilaya. 

We were a nice little group of six (plus one refresh) people from Germany and Austria, and as always, it felt, like exactly the right people were summoned by Guruji and Babaji to attend the course. We had a really full weekend starting Friday late afternoon and ending Sunday evening, as I wanted the participants to participate in all prayers and also the full Darshan that took place on Saturday. I don't get the chance to teach that often, and it is every time a very special privilege and joy to act as a guide for people's spiritual journey back „home“. And every time I teach I recognise the beauty of this Sadhana and how crucial it is for so many of us.

Atma Kriya is not „just another practise“ along the way. It is THE ticket to your ultimate dream destination, and a fulfilled life beyond imagination. It is especially like that for all those who can't live at the Ashram, cause here life itself  is a form of Kriya. I see Atma Kriya as a kind of „pocket size“ version of Ashram Life, and even a tool for receiving Darshan on a daily basis; something you can take home after Darshan, after you've left the outer proximity to Swamiji and the abode of Divine Mother, wherever you go. All aspects and power of Ashram Life, all nine forms of Bhakti are contained in the technique. And most importantly, it is an expansion of your lifeline to the masters (Sri Swami Vishwananda and Mahavatar Babaji), with which you allow their Grace to come to you. It creates a sanctum inside of yourself, where you can come into commmunion with God inside of your Heart, every day, uplifting and transforming our otherwise quite dull lives into the most-blessed, extraordinary and beautiful adventure of Love Divine.

Swami Vishwakurunandhanananda (Swami Kuru)