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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 9

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam. Wednesday, 25 October, morning.   Maxim 5 Daaji continued to meet the Europeans and interact with them both formally and informally over the coming days. On the Wednesday morning, he conducted group meditation at 9 am, and after writing in his diary he started his talk by saying, “I am happy that there are almost 35 new preceptors, prepared by our Great Master during the session today,” and then he started his discourse on Maxim 5. “Always be truthful, accept miseries...

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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 8

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam. Tuesday, 24 October, evening after dinner.   Daaji continued with the Q&A session with abhyasis from Switzerland, Austria and Germany after dinner. In response to a question on wisdom, he said, “Let us talk about wisdom. Wisdom is something you cannot give to anyone. That’s why it is only talked about in the spiritual arena. Knowledge and information cannot give you wisdom. Partly it is earned through experiences, and yet most do not become wiser despite undergoing painful...

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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 7

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam  Tuesday, 24 October, evening after dinner   After dinner, Daaji met abhyasis from Germany, Austria and Switzerland for an informal Q&A session. He said, “I would like you to go back with a good understanding of these maxims, and at least not be confused about them.”   Q:  You spoke about souls being divisible. Can it also work the other way that somehow souls unite? Daaji: The one soul that divides will ultimately unite. There must be some vibrational compatibility. Soul...

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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 6

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam  Tuesday, 24 October, evening   Divine Nature Daaji continued to talk about Maxim 4 in the evening after the group meditation. He started by reminding everyone that we simplify our lives so that we can become identical with our divine Nature: “When we add ‘divine’ in front of ‘Nature’, then the whole idea becomes very clear. It has nothing to do with the outer nature related to our surroundings – the temperature, climate etc. Of course we need to adjust...

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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 5

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam  Tuesday, 24 October: morning session, cont.   The concept of God and Godly qualities Daaji continued on in the morning talk after the group meditation by saying, “Babuji say to fix our goal to be one with God. I would like to touch a bit upon this concept of God. As I mentioned earlier, when mergence with the Divine happens, it is not that one is destroyed and the other prevails. When we are imbibing Godly qualities, it means...

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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 4

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam  Tuesday, 24 October: vacuums and mergence   After 9:30 a.m. group meditation on the Tuesday morning, Daaji gave his discourse on Maxim 4, but before this, he shared some scattered thoughts on the previous day’s topic by way of introduction to Maxim 4. He started by saying, “We have to demystify the idea of mergence. … Sage Kabir’s image of the drop merging in the ocean gives us the false notion that we are annihilated, destroyed, and...

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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 3

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam Monday, 23 October, evening session with seekers from the Latin countries of Europe, cont. Research into the effects of meditation Later on the Monday evening, after dinner, Daaji continued his discussion with seekers from the Latin countries of Europe – Italy, Romania, Spain and Portugal, turning the conversation to research: “In 1965, Babuji established the Sahaj Marg Research Institute in Tirupathi. They were doing experiments back then on frogs, transmitting to the frogs’ hearts and seeing the effects, including...

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European Seminar & Conversations With Daaji, part 2

October 2017, Kanha Shanti Vanam  Monday, 23 October, evening: more on the Goal and what is our purpose? After the evening satsangh, Daaji shared some thoughts on the theme of the European seminar, ‘If not now, when?’ saying that he had been joking around in the afternoon with one brother, asking him, “What? What are we trying to accomplish, if not now, when? What are we trying to do here? What is our purpose? “This brother brought a newspaper cutting from his country,...

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How Can Every Meditation Become an Act of Surrender?

Once upon a time in Tibet there was a boy who wanted to fly. The story goes that one fine day he saw a big bird flying majestically in the sky, but as he looked more closely he realised it was a man flying like a bird, so he went from village to village searching for the flying master. Finally, after many months of searching, he came face-to-face with him. He pleaded his case with eagerness to learn the art...

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