Amazing story of Dr.Jill Bolte Taylor is a very renowned neuroautonomist who was trained in Harvard and teaches at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington IL. She relates in great detail what happened to her when she had a stroke in her brain. I confess its one of the rare occasions when I was teary eyed at the end of the talk. The gist of the talk can be summarized in three words “I am that” or “Aham Brahmasmi”.
Dr.Jill Bolte Taylor
Source- Google Books, Servers of the Divine Plan
Of late, we keep hearing about the dawn of the new age of consciousness. The Mayan calendar also suggests that by the year 2012, sufficient number of beings in this world will be elevated who will lead and help mankind towards greater spiritual heights. I myself have heard this from several great spiritual Masters. If someone told me that even five years back, it would have been difficult to believe, but there is now a perceptible change throughout the world that is happening ever so subtly that humankind is being transformed slowly, naturally and permanently.
This is spoken about in great length in the book “Servers of the Divine Plan”. No one knows who the author of this book is and the author considered that the content in the book is more important than who he was. This book seems to be written very recently and whoever wrote that must surely be in a advanced state of consciousness; for it impossible to present in such detail the Divine plan. The book seems a little heavy (if not soporofic) in parts but for a serious spiritual aspirant, this book brings great hope and tries to explain how divinity descends into various levels to elevate all beings on our planet. Some passages are awe inspiring and some just too overwhelming to know that the divine has such great unfathomable compassion towards us.
Excerpt from the book:
“A growing percentage of human population are today remembering something of the intelligent design and infallibility of the Divine plan for Earth at this time and their role to play in it. It is in such remembrance that we wish to fulfill our duty to all people in every part of the world, and we are especially devoted to helping in the recalling process for those who came specifically to aid humanity and the planet through the impending Great transition.
Our long dark night, is almost over. Very soon, all awakened souls will unite again as one to greet the new Dawn, and to finally release that Grand Song which has been composed within their hearts during the course of many incarnations of personal sacrifice. It is our prayer that all servants of the race may now step forward to faithfully and confidently pool energies and resources so that we may make haste towards the fulfillment of the prophecy by consciously assisting in the predestined emergence of the New World Consciousness upon Earth.”
Article on VedaMata Gayatri. A nice easy read but conveying the importance of Gayatri Sadhana.
Link: SarvaDeva Swarupini
Thanks to SoulJerky, New Sounds
Carnatic music was featured recently on NPR’s New Sounds. The program features stalwarts like Lalgudi Jayaraman, L. Subramanian, Illayaraja and U.Srinivas.
Wonderful video made by Swami’s student, lyrics are in telugu.
Thanks to vivsah
From Roger Cantu’s webpage
Read about the fascinating astrlogical prediction Roger got in Chapter 1: The first Encounter
In the summer of 1995, I spent a long period of time living at Prashanthi Nilayam in southern India. Prasanthi Nilayam is the biggest ashram – spiritual community – in the world. It is the home of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, who is considered to be the new spiritual leader of India. People from all corners of the world come to Prasanthi Nilayam seeking spiritual enlightenment and harmony.
It was during this trip that I was introduced to the story of the Great Goddess Durga by Bodhidharma – the famous storyteller from Calcutta. Bodhidharma provided me with a great inspirational, and often humoristic, framework to understand the enlightening and empowering teachings of Durga Yoga and the Devi Mahatmyan.
According to the ancient Hindu scriptures, Durga is the first female divinity in the Universe. She is the essence of creation in the Universe. Durga is a beautiful Goddess who slays demons, and who exists independent of male protection or guidance.
Durga represents a vision of the feminine that challenges the stereotype view of women in traditional societies and religions. Her life is a guide that demonstrates the extraordinary power that is repressed in women who are forced into submissive and socially demeaning roles. Her turbulent story is one of war, success, personal sacrifice, and final liberation. In her role reversal, she exists outside of the normal structures of life, and provides a new version of reality that brings new meaning and empowerment into our lives.
This story unfolds in the company of two of the most respected spiritual teachers in the world today. It is with great respect and admiration that I dedicate this book to them.
This book is a guideline for a powerful spiritual awakening, just waiting to happen in the hearts of its readers. Respectfully at the lotus feet of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.