Daaji arrived in the meditation hall of Kanha at around 7.30 a.m. to conduct the Sunday group meditation for all seekers. He was joined by a few students on the stage for their introductory meditation sessions. In addition, seekers from over 150 centers and subcenters in Karnataka joined the session via Zoom.
Daaji greeted everyone and conducted meditation for half an hour. He had a revelation from Babuji during meditation, which he shared afterwards with one of his associates:
What Lies Beyond Religion?
This is one of the rarest and best sittings so far. I am fully content with the work that happened. It was profound and intense. During the sitting, Babuji emphasized one thing: “Religion and culture are not two different things, but they are interdependent. Culture should take priority.
“Karnataka has a very special culture, and they should maintain that culture without inevitably mixing it with religion. Religion and culture are important, but we must be vigilant and flexible enough to embrace the futuristic and evolving patterns of culture and religion. We must go beyond religion, if possible, into spirituality.”
After meditation, he gave a short talk and answered questions from the Karnataka group:
It’s a very happy occasion. I really don’t have much to share, but before you all come to the Bhandara, kindly prepare yourselves.
Preparation is the most important thing, especially in Sahaj Marg. Before the Masters can grant us anything, we must prepare ourselves. There is no compromise and there is no way out. If we remain the way we are and come here without making efforts, of course, we will get something, but that would hardly be 1% or .01% of what we could otherwise have. There is something greater, much more that awaits us.
So, start preparing. And to that effect, I would like to work with you all. I invite you all once again this coming Wednesday and Sunday to meditate with me over Zoom.
As he left the hall and was about to get into his car, he was met by a seeker and her young daughter. With tears in her eyes, the seeker conveyed that her mother had recently passed away.
Daaji replied, “I can understand. These are hard times.” He was deeply moved to see the little girl also in tears, and he assured them, “There will be pain for a few days. We shall all pray for her soul.”