Shri KrishnaKash bowed to all and exchanged greetings. As he did so Shri Krishna flashed him a smile. Kash felt as if struck by a thunderbolt of Bliss. It was a smile beyond description for it penetrated his heart and saturated it with Divine Joy.
Thunderbolt Of Bliss
In the beginning Kash only meditated with Shri Mataji twice daily. This continued for a couple of weeks. One day Kash requested the Great Divine Mother to invite Her Son, Shri Ganesha, to join for morning meditation. She was extremely pleased with this request and replied She would.
Next morning when Kash went into Sahaj Samadhi and reached the Great Lotus Forest Shri Ganesha was already present. Kash bowed to both Mother and Son, extending his greetings. Both acknowledged by bowing back in Namaskar.
From this day onwards Shri Ganesha always joined them for morning meditation, without fail. However, in the evening only the Great Holy Spirit was present since Kash had requested that only Shri Ganesha join in the morning meditation. This request was thus fulfilled exactly.
On June 3, 1994, Kash requested the Great Adi Shakti to also invite Shri Krishna.
The next morning Kash as usual went for his normal meditation. As he burst forth through the Celestial Clouds of the Sahasrara and drifted down into his own celestial self, he saw that the Great Divine Mother, Her Son Shri Ganesha, and Shri Krishna were already present. This was his first sight of the Blue Lord.
Shri Yogeshwara had a handsome face tinged with the hue of blue clouds, eyes blooming like lotus petals, head bedecked with peacock feathers and a perfectly proportioned body. Shri Govinda (the Primeval Lord) was a figure of matchless beauty, grace and splendor that no mortal eyes had ever witnessed. He was wearing a dazzling dress of glittering colors, as if embedded with hundreds of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and other precious stones. Shri Krishna was in His extremely rare saccidananda two-armed human-like form.
Kash bowed to all and exchanged greetings. As he did so Shri Krishna flashed him a smile. Kash felt as if struck by a thunderbolt of Bliss. It was a smile beyond description for it penetrated his heart and saturated it with Divine Joy. (Though Kash tried his best he found it difficult to describe the overwhelming Bliss of Shri Narayana's simple smile.)
The Great Adi Shakti in the Sahasrara requested meditation. Everyone simultaneously raised their Kundalinis and put themselves in bandhan, exactly as Her physical incarnation had instructed humans on Earth.
As they meditated the vibrations flowed freely through Kash, overpowering the senses as wave upon wave of Paramchaitanya drenched every pore of his spiritual body, lifting him to new heights of ecstasy. Time and existence lost all meaning and essence. It was just consciousness, Consciousness, and more Higher Consciousness, bliss, Bliss and more Ecstatic Bliss, love, Love and more Divine Love. He was experiencing the very nature of God Almighty!
Even after he had come back from meditation this Celestial Bliss continued flowing for hours, right into the late evening. This extraordinary experience of the All Pervading Ocean of Love completely saturated and drenched him.
In that state Mother Earth was such a beautiful place to live. Everything around was serene, peaceful, radiant and in perfect harmony. Every experience was of Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. There was Divine Beauty in everything he saw. Lifestream flowed profusely from every pore of Nature and embraced him with an intoxicating blanket of sustained Bliss. The invisible rain of spiritual harmony came in torrents, and the atmosphere was drenched in a deep sense of interconnectedness between everything on Mother Earth — ant, butterfly, leaf, stone, puddle, wind, sky, rain, summer, children, laughter, breath, sight, sound.
There was a heightened awareness of the eternal Circle of Life, and he told his father that he only wished that humans could learn the secret of tasting this Divine Nectar and experience what a paradise Earth was. What will Earth be like if humans learn to be intoxicated by Truth, Consciousness and Bliss (Satchitanand), instead of alcohol, drugs and sex?
This was a very rare expression of sentimentality and utopia from Kash, who never had any desire to express his experiences. And even when he had to, his frugality with words and utter lack of ego never failed to impress his father. As far as he was concerned, it was no big deal (even till today).
The Divine Greetings
It was decided early August 1994 to celebrate the birthday of Kash's younger brother, Shahwinder.
On the eve invitations were sent out and birthday preparations made.
The next morning on August 22 Kash went for his usual meditation. The Olive Tree within blossomed to reveal Al Nur, the mysterious Niche (Allah's Light of Lights) that the Qur'n had revealed existed within all humans. The Everlasting Light shone ever so brilliantly above the Great Supreme Mother as She sat on the Golden Throne in Bliss and Joy.
After the customary greetings he sat down and waited for instructions to begin meditation. He noticed that Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Krishna, and Shri Ganesha were having a conversation in Sanskrit. She then told Kash that all three of them would like to wish his brother, Shahwinder, a happy birthday. Kash thanked them. They then raised their Kundalinis and went into Sahaj Samadhi.
By about 5:00 p.m. food, snacks and soft drinks were laid out. The young guests began arriving and some requested music to liven up the party. They especially wanted to see the videotape of MC Hammer's Too Legit 2 Quit. Kash asked his father who, though aware that there were no restrictions or conditioning in Sahaja Yoga, told him to check with Shri Mataji.
Kash immediately meditated and inquired from the Supreme Universal Mother if it was all right to listen to party music. The Universal Holy Mother replied they could provide it was not played too loud. (Probably She had MC Hammer in mind.) He thanked Her and meditated for a few minutes before returning to join the party.
Note: On April 14, 1994, Kash again went into Sahaj Samadhi and took the Shahi Nadi (Royal Vein.) He pierced the clouds of the Land of Al Nur and attained the Wahad-ul-Wajud that the Sufis strive for. After bowing down and exchanging greetings with Shri Adhiparasakthi Shri Nirmala Devi he asked Her to take him to see Shri Krishna. They traveled by levitation and met the Blue Lord. Kash bowed down to Him and conveyed his regards. Shri Krishna bowed back and returned the greetings. Kash then had a small conversation with Him as Shri Mataji translated Sanskrit into English and vice versa. The topic of discussion was his new born sister, and Kash told the Lord of Vaikunta that his family would never forget His gift of Lalita to his mother. Shri Krishna congratulated him and said," You are welcome."All three of them then meditated. Before leaving, he again bowed down to Shri Syamasundara and left with Shri Mataji.
Note: Kash was also shown how Shri Krishna tore apart mighty Hiranyakasipu. For some reason Kash was not able to describe it in detail, just saying that Shri Nrsimhadeva turned into half lion (upper body) and half human (lower body) and killed him.
Note: There was one occasion when Kash saw Shri Krishna dance. This happened when he meditated and went into his Sahasrara meditation while some devotional songs were being played. Shri Natavara (Best Dancer) got up and walked into the middle of the circle and began dancing with lightning movements and exquisite styles, twirling at superhuman speed. Shri Ganesha then got up and joined Him while the rest clapped and sang in unison, including Shri Jesus, Shri Buddha, Prophet Mohammed, and Guru Nanak. The Great Mother Goddess watched the entire joyous display from the Akal Takth (Timeless Throne.)
The particular song that Shri Krishna danced cannot be verified as Kash only narrated this incident months later. He also could not describe Shri Krishna's dance sequence as the execution of the mudras were just too complex and fast paced.
QUOTES OF SHRI MATAJI
"So these gross things are never going to give you Joy so why not ask for something which will give you that subtle Joy, which you can enjoy — only you can enjoy.
So this is what happens to our attention, we get lost because of our previous ideas and our emotional bindings and we can also say that our spiritual bindings, so called. We are Hindus, Muslims, Christians. We are vegetarians, non-Vegetarians. We are Brahmins, non-Brahmins and all kinds of things we are, but we are not what we are.
And all these things also come back to you that we are Jains so we are very great people. You get Me any Jain from anywhere or anyone from anywhere — does he have the sense of vibrations? Then how is it that person becomes your Guru, or that person can teach you about these things? You are now a master."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Bordi, India — January 27, 1977
"He is the one as Virata who puts Light into your brain. In that Light you see what is stupid, what is unwise. That is the blessing of Shri Krishna and He gives you the Nirananda because if you don't have the Light you cannot enjoy your Mind or the Joy of your brain. You cannot! And it is through His Light that we see ourselves as something full of Joy, and we don't know what to do with it and how to do it, how to express our Joy, how to express our feelings, because its too much."
Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"Only last year some people met Me from Morli... and they believed in a horrible saint who is a horrible fellow and was really destroying — destroying families after families. I told him why are you taking to this man? He is taking your attention towards materialism. Why do you believe in him? Every house in Morli had this picture of this horrible saint and when I told them they would not listen to Me. They thought that I was just warning them because I was sort of jealous of this fellow...
Once I met some of these people from Vrindabhan and who were telling Me about these pandas, and this and that. I said all of you give up your professions, horrible people you are. What is this that you have to make money in the name of God? And all these pandits and pandas are horrible parasites on the society...
Why you are impressed by such people?... sitting with their backs towards the river and asking money from. What silly people they are! Such stupid, useless people and you pay them money, and you think you have done a great punya donating money to them.
This sort of life we have been leading is comprising, not understanding, what is Truth what is not Truth. One side is the complete blind faith into all these types of things that is going on in this country, and all over the world, but especially too much in this country."
Shri Dhira-Samarcita Shri Nirmala Devi
Kundalini And Kalki Shakti, Bombay, India — September 28, 1979
Dhira-Samarcita (917th): Worshipped by the wise and brave, meaning She cannot be worshipped by the timid and the stupid.
"Gita was written long time back and it has been translated into so many languages and lots of commentaries and criticisms have been there. So this bookish knowledge of Gita has ruined many people and even today you find there are many people who are selling the books of Gita all over, and making it into a bookish knowledge...
There have been lot's of horrible things against the real Religion of Ascent. And Krishna has said whenever there is a decline of religion — which is true today very much — and whenever there is the saints being tortured, I come on this Earth to save the saints and to destroy all the negative forces and the devils. I will call them raksashas."
Shri Varada Devi
Shri Krishna's Advent, Ipswich, U.K. — August 19, 1990
Varada (331st): Giver of Boons even to Trimurtis, the real boon being the realisation of the Ultimate.
"So now the time has come for you to get integration. The complete synthesis of all the religions has to complete. But it is not a mental projection ... And when it happens you automatically realize that all of them belong to the same Tree of Life, are milestones in our life by which we rise.
Now many people have a habit that they are stuck to one channel. For example those who are Hindus will just believe in Krishna and nobody else. Krishna is just here (pointing to the Vishuddhi Chakra). He came 6,000 years back. He is here. And then some will believe only Rama. Rama is just here (pointing to right Heart Chakra). Or some will believe only in Christ. Now Christ is just here (pointing to Agnya Chakra). He's the Gate but He is not the Destiny. So what is the Destination? Is the limbic area."You have to enter into the Kingdom of God"He said. "
Shri Lokatita Devi
Lokatita (960th): Transcends al created universes. Also it means She is seated above Sahasrara — the highest of the worlds or Lokas, which is also called Sadasiva-Loka in the body.
"For want of a taste of things spiritual, a grave doubt arises in the minds of those who are enchanted by worldly knowledge. On hearing a narration of the pastimes of Krishna they think that the truth (tattva) regarding Krishna is the mental concoction of certain learned scholars, created by their imaginative brains out of material drawn from the mundane principles. With the object of removing this harmful doubt, Brahma in this and the three following shlokas, after distinguishing between the two things, viz., spirit and matter, in a rational manner, has tried to make one understand the pure lila of Krishna, obtained by his unmixed ecstatic trance.
Brahma wants to say that the form of Krishna is all-existence, all-knowledge, and all-bliss, whereas all mundane experiences are full of palpable ignorance. Although there is specific difference between the two, the fundamental truth is that spiritual affairs constitute the absolute source. Specification and variegatedness are ever present in it. By them are established the transcendental abode, form, name, quality, and sports of Krishna. It is only by a person, possessed of pure spiritual knowledge and freedom from any relationship with Maya, that those amorous pastimes of Krishna can at all be appreciated.
The spiritual abode, the seat of pastimes, emanated from the cit potency and formed of cintamani (philosopher's stone), and the figure of Krishna, are all spiritual. Just as Maya is the perverted reflection of the spiritual potency, the variegatedness created by Maya is also a perverted reflection of spiritual variegatedness. So a mere semblance of the spiritual variegatedness is only noticed in this mundane world. Notwithstanding such semblance the two are wholly different from one another. The unwholesomeness of matter is its defect; but in the spirit there is variegatedness which is free from any fault or contamination.
The soul and the body of Krishna are identical, whereas the body and soul of fallen creatures are not so. In the spiritual sphere there is no such difference as that between the body and the soul, between the limbs and their proprietor, between the attributes and the object possessing them, of this world. But such difference really exists in the case of conditioned souls. Limbed though Krishna is, His every limb is the whole entity. He performs all varieties of spiritual functions with every one of His limbs. Hence He is an indivisible whole and a perfect transcendental entity. Both jiva-soul and Krishna are transcendental. So they belong to the same category. But they differ in this that the transcendental attributes exist in the jiva-soul in infinitesimally small degrees, whereas in Krishna they are found in their fullest perfection.
Those attributes manifest themselves in their proper infinitesimality only when the jiva-soul attains his unadulterated spiritual status. The jiva-soul attains the nearest approach to the absolute entity only when the spiritual force of ecstatic energy appears in him by the grace of Krishna. Still Krishna remains the object of universal homage by reason of His possession of certain unique attributes."
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta S. Thakura
"The SyAmasundara form of KRSNa is His inconceivable simultaneous personal and impersonal self-contradictory form. True devotees see that form in their purified hearts under the influence of devotional trance.
The form SyAma is not the blue color visible in the mundane world but is the transcendental variegated color affording eternal bliss, and is not visible to the mortal eye."
"Lord Nrsimhadeva, the half man, half lion incarnation of Krishna appeared from the broken pillar and pounced on the shocked demon. Nrsimhadeva stretched Hiranyakasipu across his lap and with his long nails, he ripped apart the demon. Hiranyakasipu died instantly on Nrsimhadeva's blood drenched lap. He was killed neither on the land, sea nor in the air but on the lap of the Supreme Lord. He was killed neither during the day or the night but in the twilight. He was killed by neither beast nor man, but by the lord's lotus hands and was kill with no weapons but with the nails of Lord Nrsimhadeva. Thus Hiranyakasipu's benediction from Lord Brahma remained in tact and he was killed by the personification of fear, God himself."
venum kvanantam aravinda-dalayataksam
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
WORD FOR WORD
venum—the flute; kvanantam—playing; aravinda-dala—(like) lotus petals; ayata—blooming; aksam—whose eyes; barha—a peacock's feather; avatamsam—whose ornament on the head; asita-ambuda—(tinged with the hue of) blue clouds; sundara—beautiful; angam—whose figure; kandarpa—of Cupid; koti—millions; kamaniya—charming; visesa—unique; sobham— whose loveliness; govindam—Govinda, adi-purusam—the original person; tam—Him; aham—I; bhajami—worship.
I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is adept in playing on His flute, with blooming eyes like lotus petals with head decked with peacock's feather, with the figure of beauty tinged with the hue of blue clouds, and His unique loveliness charming millions of Cupids.
PURPORT (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati)
The matchless beauty of Krishna, the Supreme Lord of Goloka, is being described. Krishna, the all-pervading cognition, has a spiritual form of His own. The form of Krishna is not a fanciful creation of imagination formed after visualizing the beautiful things of the world. What Brahma saw in his ecstatic trance of pure devotion, is being described. Krishna is engaged in playing upon His flute. That flute by his enchanting musical sound attracts the hearts of all living beings. Just as a lotus petal produces a pleasant sight, so the two beautiful eyes of Krishna who causes the manifestation of our spiritual vision, display the unlimited splendor and beauty of His moonlike face. The loveliness that adorns His head with peacock feather figures, the corresponding feature of the spiritual beauty of Krishna. Just as a mass of blue clouds offers a specifically soothing, pleasant view, the complexion of Krishna is analogously tinged with a spiritual dark-blue color. The beauty and loveliness of Krishna is far more enchanting that that of Cupid multiplied a millionfold."
Sri Brahma Samhita: Text Thirty
"Everybody is looking for KRISHNA.
Some don't realize that they are, but they are. KRISHNA is GOD, the Source of all that exists, the Cause of all that is, was, or ever will be. As GOD is unlimited HE has many Names.
Allah-Buddha-Jehova-Rama: All are KRISHNA, all are ONE.
God is not abstract; He has both the impersonal and the personal aspects to His personality which is SUPREME, ETERNAL, BLISSFUL, and full of KNOWLEDGE. As a single drop of water has the same qualities as an ocean of water, so has our consciousness the qualities of GOD'S consciousness... but through our identification and attachment with material energy (physical body, sense pleasures, material possessions, ego, etc.) our true TRANSCENDENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS has been polluted, and like a dirty mirror it is unable to reflect a pure image.
With many lives our association with the TEMPORARY has grown. This impermanent body, a bag of bones and flesh, is mistaken for our true self, and we have accepted this temporary condition to be final.
Through all ages, great SAINTS have remained as living proof that this non-temporary, permanent state of GOD CONSCIOUSNESS can be revived in all living Souls. Each soul is potentially divine. Krsna says in Bhagavad Gita: "Steady in the Self, being freed from all material contamination, the yogi achieves the highest perfectional stage of happiness in touch with the Supreme Consciousness." (VI,28)
YOGA (a scientific method for GOD (SELF) realization) is the process by which we purify our consciousness, stop further pollution, and arrive at the state of Perfection, full KNOWLEDGE, full BLISS."
George Harrison, 31/3/70
" "Oh Arjjuna, the chance to see Me as you are now seeing Me before you is very, very rarely attained. Even the gods constantly aspire for a glimpse of this human-like form of truth, consciousness and beauty."
Generally it may be thought that the divya-darsana, the vision of the Universal Form, is what is very rarely to be found. But by the specific use of the words drstavan asi, in the present tense, and not drstavan which is past tense, our interpreters say that here what is being referred to is the human-like form. The Lord is saying, deva apy asya rupasya, nityam darsana-kanksinah," At present, how you are seeing Me, that is in My two-handed figure. But the public can't understand, they generally look to My catur-bhuja-rupa, four handed form. Or they look to My divya-rupa, which contains the whole cosmic manifestation within, as the highest; but that is a troublesome form of Myself. It is not natural, but it is like My playing the part of a magician: 'Everything is in Me! See this, and this and now this!' That is not aprakrta but it is full of majesty of different types mixed together."
But the aprakrta-rupa is dvi-bhuja, the two-handed form. Krsna told Arjjuna:
sudurdarsam idam rupam, drstavan asi yan mama deva apy asya rupasya, nityam darsana-kanksinah"
(Srimad Bhagavad-gita 11.52)
"This saccidananda two-armed human-like form of mine which you are seeing is very, very rarely seen. Even the demigods constantly aspire for a glimpse of this form."
"No other person is our Mother except God. You see, our biological mother is a mother only for a short time, in this life. Who was with us in the past life, and in the life before that, and in the one before that, always with us, who was there? God. The Observer in us, the highest Self in us. It was always there with us. This is our true Mother. This Mother accompanies us, life after life. Divine Mother and Lord Krishna are one and the same. Therefore in the Sahasranama, the Thousand Names of the Divine Mother, one name is Govinda-Rupini. What does that mean? Govinda is a name of Krishna. Divine Mother is in the form of Krishna. She Herself is Krishna. Divine Mother is infinite Sweetness, infinite Love, infinite Beauty, absolute Beauty, eternal Beauty, ever-new Beauty. Om Govinda-rupinyai namah."
Swami Omkarananda, www.sanskrit.bhaarat.com/