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Jul 13, 2022,Kanha Shantivanam

by: Kamlesh D. Patel

Highlights of the day..

Smaran - Constant Rememberance 

 

Daaji said, “A lot of thoughts came to me today during meditation. At the same time, undercurrents of meditation were also there. The name Simran - ispe chaltha raha. In Hindi simran, smaran. Babuji Maharaj used to emphasize a lot on constant remembrance (smaran). Through constant remembrance of the Lord, we slowly begin to imbibe His qualities [His essence]. Otherwise, there is no point in remembering Him further. Remembrance should be such that we imbibe the qualities of the One who is remembered.”


 

It is the day of Guru Purnima. Daaji woke up at 4.30 a.m. and got ready. He sat for meditation from 4.45 a.m. to 5.15 a.m.

He reached the meditation hall at Kanha around 7.30 a.m. and conducted meditation for the group that had assembled. After meditation, he solemnized the wedding of Simran Bhan and Angad Rajasekhar.
 


 

At 2.30 p.m. physiotherapist, Surekha Banda came to see Daaji for his routine check-up and exercises.

Around 5.30 p.m., Daaji visited his apartment in Madhuvanam and spent some time there. He left for his office behind the meditation hall around 7 p.m. There he was joined by the guests and family members of both the bride and the bridegroom whose wedding he had solemnized earlier that morning.

Urging one of the seekers to come and settle in Kanha, Daaji said, “The best part is there is no pollution here. No air pollution, no sound pollution, and, also, no thought pollution.” Referring to thought pollution, he added, “That’s the main thing that corrupts everything else.”

Daaji went on to reflect, “A lot of thoughts came to me today during meditation. At the same time, the undercurrent of meditation was also there. I kept thinking about the name Simran. In Hindi, it means smaran [constant remembrance]. Babuji Maharaj used to emphasize a lot on constant remembrance. Through constant remembrance of the Lord, we slowly begin to imbibe His qualities. Otherwise, there is no point in remembering Him. Remembrance should be such that we imbibe the qualities of the One who is remembered.”

Daaji conducted a short meditation of about 15 minutes. This was followed by a mesmerizing performance of Brighter Minds by Anuj Rajasekhar. Daaji explained to everyone how Brighter Minds helps children. 

When one of the seekers inquired about his health, Daaji replied, “It’s generally on the edge. For example today I’m better, but on Sunday I woke up with a nightmare. I was also unwell that morning due to vertigo.”
 


 

Feeling exhausted, he left for home around 8 p.m.


 

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