Sunday, September 30, 2012

30 September Pournami Pooja

I realised something was bothering you with those empty seats. Those are all for the pitars. We can't see them. And I tell them beforehand we won't feed them. Unless some of your pitars came with you and they're sitting there. All those seats are empty because they are having pitar pak – they put out food for their relations who have passed on. But there's no use in following that if we don't know why. Some people will request a logical explanation by asking what happens to those souls kept in 'holding' that are not reborn. Good question. You don't know if your uncle, grandfather or aunt is in 'holding' or has been reincarnated. If they're reincarnated, then you're wasting your energy because nobody as a pitar (wandering spirit) will come and consume the food. The food you prepared so well, you leave outside. If they're not reincarnated then on their death day, you should take food out for the deceased so you give him or her a birthday gift in the astral plane, that is when they first entered the astral realm after this lifetime. On that day, according to my guru, is the perfect time to take food out for those people that have passed on.

But here we follow without reason or explanation - blindly - and we do pitar pak. For us who do the prayer it's a great event because we can have good food. Every time we pray it's an event: the food list comes out before the prayer list. As soon as we have a prayer Ahok asks what we're going to eat. That is how we work. So whether you pray or not at this time it doesn't matter. But what matters is we should remember God at this time. And if we're remembering God, it means we're praying.

You're in a catch-22 because the older generation say we must not pray during this time, but they don't say we mustn't go and gamble at Sibaya. That is what you must look at as a logical answer. If we can do something that is so negative during this time, like gambling, what is wrong with doing something that is so positive during this time, like praying. Nothing is wrong. So at the Gayathri Peedam we don't follow any of these dates.

I was telling someone last week if you chant the Gayathri Mantra when the child is born he'll have a powerful material life. If you recite it when the child is about to die, the child's journey back home will be most blissful. When we are born we recite, when we die we recite and during life we recite. It is even described in the Vedas as a Veda-mantra, a most powerful mantra, the mother of all mantras. So, you're telling me that you're observing pitar pak and you're not praying in your mind when something happens, for example a tax almost drives into you but misses, and you say, 'Thank God!' You're not supposed to do that, according to the old people. The word God should not be mentioned.

I told you that so that you know I also observe death days of my father, mother and in-laws. When I pass on I'll observe my day as well through each one of you. It'll be done, but on the death anniversary. Like last Monday when we did Swami Murugesu's Mahasamadhi pooja on the day of his attainment in another plane.
While I was driving this morning, I had two requests from my gurus. One of them was I should come home and look at the astrology of South Africa today and then immediately afterwards do a Babaji hawan. Unfortunately, I couldn't tell any of you because I had to do it within half an hour of receiving the message. So I did the hawan and the astrology. And really, the astrology for South Africa and for some of you is not looking good at all. I also did the astrology for South Africa on the day the ANC officially took their seats in parliament, on the 10th of May 1994. On that day the was 1-55-23. On the 10th of May this year, the numerology was 1-55-23. What this means is that the country will go downhill in all aspects of operation from the 10 of May 2013. The country's stability will be at risk, food prices will increase 100 percent. Finances will be on a down trend. Strikes will marr the country. Change is only possible on the 10 of May 2021.

Then I said, 'let me just see what our president has in store for us,' so I did a reading for Jacob Zuma. The numerology for Jacob is 4, and for Zuma is 7. 7 and 4 gives us 11, a master number 1. And 1 and 1 gives us 2. According to numerology the 4 of Jacob gives us a character of no boldness. Zuma is one who is is always in conflict. Times ahead are very shady for him. 11 means imprisonment.

We need to make, take and adhere to the requirements from the spiritual aspects to sustain. That is the last line I was given. So we need to now try and make sure that we have enough for those days when we don't have. There are going to be those days ahead of us till 2021. Tomorrow is the 1st of October and the next three-month cycle is going to be a difficult one in our lives. I took tomorrow's date and, as a day, it comes out very shady.

So, today were going to do a very special prayer and the prayer will be for all those people who have sun signs of Virgo, Leo, Scorpio and Libra. For you Saturn has a bad affect for the next five months, until February. That is todays astrology as of 10.30 this morning. So, you know who you are. I'm not going to repeat myself. When I say, 'sun signs you come now', then you come and do your hawan. those who are not here, unfortunate for them.

What is the difference between a teacher and a guru? A teacher takes responsibility for your growth; a guru makes you responsible for your growth. A teacher gives u things you do not have and require; a guru takes away what you have and don't require. A teacher answers your questions; a guru questions your answers. A teacher takes you out of maze; a guru destroys the maze. A teacher prepares you for the outer world; a guru strips you naked and prepares you for your inner world. When the teacher's course is over you get a certificate; when the guru's discourse is over you get to know the absolute Truth. 

This morning, I have some good news. The Gayathri Peedam would like to take this opportunity to welcome Gloria from Heaven Letters. If you read the Transcendence you would have read Heaven Letters by Gloria and Santhan. Some of you should talk to him - he's toured the world.

Hari om

Friday, September 28, 2012

Grow antennae, not horns

Hari Om.
Many of us are growing horns instead of antennae. With antennae we can connect with supreme energies and the outer world. But we are too busy fighting with each other and forgetting where we have come from. We have all that, a journey until this point. For some of you the journey might have been a difficult one; for others, an easier one. Whether difficult or easy, we must all understand that this is the journey. Many of us forget our roots. We forget what we used to do and, above all, we forget the love that was taught to us by those very dear people we call our parents.

This is the time to show the love that you have. This is the time to make everybody around you feel as comfortable as possible. This is the time to unite with your maker. Every one of you has a maker within. Try to unite with that maker. By uniting with that maker we can find eternal peace, eternal joy, and states of bliss that you, yourself, cannot explain.

Our journey thus far has made us recognise and know who we are, what we can do, and what we can't do. It has made us know what is to be believed and what is not; that there is an energy out there, a divine cosmic energy whom we so lovingly refer to as God. The time has come for us to continue this union with God, for this union does not just stop here. From here this union takes you to another level. After death this union takes you to a higher level, a higher state, to a place where love, peace, joy, and bliss is so common. That is the place we need to be. This, most beautiful place, is called the cosmic realm.

Today is the day, now is the time for each one of you to find within yourself, to dive deep within yourself, and pick up that cosmic energy that rests in you. Enjoy the radiant energy that can be experienced while knowing this cosmic energy. God has given each one of you an intellect, the power to know and to attain knowledge. God has given you the ability to know right from wrong, good from bad, and happiness from sorrow. You know all that, but you only know these things because God has given you the power to recognise them. In the same light, he has also given you the intellect to recall who you are, where you come from, and to recall that inner atmic realm that gives you self-realisation leading to God-realisation. You are unique in your own way, but atmically every one of you is the same.

There is nothing unique about one person's atmic realm compared to another. All the atmic realms are the same. Therefore, all of you have the power to find this atmic realm and to reside in it, to enjoy states of bliss, happiness, and excitement, by knowing God. For God is the atmic realm and, only by transcending from the physical plane to the atmic realm, can you transcend from the atmic to the cosmic realm, situated in the abode of supreme love. At that time we can make the union with God our father, our maker, our guardian.

It is very important that we start recognising and trying to make contact with the inner self or the atmic realm. Transcendence is only possible through that. You are not just a bundle of flesh, bones and organs. You are a bundle of joy, love, and bliss. Every nadi, every organ, every part of your body, works in harmony with each other because you are a manifestation of love. Therefore, stop growing horns and start growing antennae. This is the most beautiful thing you can do.

The time is come for us to now make this union with the maker. This is the right time, the right moment, the now. The now that you are not going to experience tomorrow; the now that you are not going to experience the day after tomorrow; the now that is here at this very moment. This is the time to pledge your love, divinely and sincerely. This is the time. There is no time better than this time.

To you, the children of Gayathri, love is a journey. And when I say love is a journey, I mean that love is a mother-child relationship. Because the mother we call Gayathri is that love. And only through that love is this journey possible. Time is running out for all of you, for all of us. And when time is running out we need to make the best of whatever is there. We need to understand that this whole journey, this whole lifetime is the most important aspect. A stranger now, after some time becomes your friend. It all depends on time. So, my love for you has been developed, generated, by this aspect of time. You should experience this bundle of great manifestation of bliss. You should experience this bundle of great manifestation of healing energy. You should experience this bundle of joy and happiness. Just experience ... for this is the time, this is the moment, this is the now. This now can never change. This now is here at this moment.

My love for you, children of Gayathri is all pure and a true manifest of bliss. My love for you has no motive, 'cause I have nothing to gain. My love for you is divine and supreme, 'cause it is free from partiality. My love for you is without any logic, 'cause it made me understand you. My love for you is the only discovery of myself in you, 'cause I delight in recognising it. My love for you is the only love that unites you to the maker, 'cause i know it. My love for you is the medicine that will heal your world, 'cause I have healed you before. My love for you is boundless, 'cause I have no boundaries.

Do not grow horns, just grow antennae.
Hari om and god bless you.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Launch of Mahakali Mandir

Hari om.
Every now and then every one of us seated here goes through some changes in our lives. Some of the changes that we go through are good, and some not so good. When you have to follow the instructions of great masters like my guru, Swami Murugesu Maharishi, Shivabalayogi, Kriya Babaji - and not forgetting the one that hammers me all the time Agastyar - when you follow these great saints, changes happen every day. When this project, this ashram that you are sitting in, was complete I thought I could rest – but no, they didn’t give me the chance to rest. Now they say I must complete the Kali shrine. They also said that this is my last project: "This is your only project. This project will take you where you belong". I stand in front of you here to hand this project over to you as the most sincere devotees of the Gayathri Peedam, and some sincere followers of my Guru's teachings. 

This is not a simple project. To install a Kali murthi means I have to split my energy so I can make this shrine a reality. It takes a lot to install a Kali murthi. Talking about the Kali murthi as She stands here: It is a design that came to me through my Guru in meditation. I remembered it in every detail. I went to Mahabalipuram, told the guy what I want and in my next visit, he produced something that, to me was beyond my imagination, and a total disbelief – this is exactly how I saw the mother. Now that I am going to house her, it gives even me better joy because, in my meditation, she was seated in a shrine that looked very much like the Taj Mahal – in all her glory. That is the plan I have for the installation of this supreme mother Kali who has guided us through every major prayer we have performed at this ashram. Before every prayer we first worshiped Mother Kali. To me, she is not just made of black stone; she is not just made of granite; to me, she is living and I expect her to live in each one of you after we complete the installation. 

The project will be one of its kind. It will be the most unique Kali temple and it will be THE Kali temple for all for you to worship and absorb Her energy. There will be nine kalsas placed underneath the Kali murthi which will generate energy continuously. There will be a Mahameru above the murthi so that you can absorb the energy of mother Kali. Some of you have worshiped mother Kali before and you are now thinking,‘How is Guru going to do the necessary pooja?’ Kali has never asked any one of you to give a life – Kali does not represent a life sacrifice. Mother Kali represents your own sacrifice. As you can see she has a garland of skulls which means, "before you come to Me, purify your mind and come to me with pure mind". They are human skulls and not goat skulls, and because they're human skulls we should not believe that we should sacrifice goats.

A man came to me in the early days to 'open book'. We didn’t use the word ‘astrology’ in those days. When we did the reading, I told him that he needed to become a vegetarian. He said he couldn’t because he owned buses and he had to sacrifice. He said that when his great grandfather ran the business, there were no accidents on the road because he did the Kali prayer. Well, I had to find a quick answer for that and said to him, ‘When your grandfather was driving the bus somebody had to run in front of it with a lantern and there were no accidents because there were no cars on the roads.’ Nowadays we have so many cars on the roads so it’s not easy to avoid an accident. I told him there was no need to sacrifice. He then called me some names which I cannot repeat here. But today, he no longer has buses, neither does he have his lower limbs. That is what happens when we sacrifice – we are the looser.

For this Kali murthi we have no sacrifice. Sometimes we want to bluff ourselves and do sacrifice with nutmeg. Sometimes we cut a pumpkin and put red kumkum inside and say that it's blood. There should not be any kind of sacrifice here. And this Kali is no exception – there will be no sacrifice here. Don’t make you contribution thinking that you can come here on Good Friday to offer your sacrifice. It’s not going to happen! You may think on Good Friday you can bring your goat here instead of driving all the way to Isipingo – it’s not going to happen here. 

The shrine will be in stainless steel - that means the upper deck and the dome. It will be open on four sides so worship around the shrine is possible. The Kali shine should not have walls because she is there to protect. After the installation, the protection of the shrine will be in the radius of 200km or more. If you come from Stanger, you will be protected. This includes ships that will be traveling 200km from here. That is the total energy radius of this Kali. 

In the joy of us installing this Kali murthi also comes some sadness. This morning the Shiva lingam came loose from its base and that is not a very good sign. But I believe that by making my pledge today I will be able to overcome whatever obstacle is in store for us. There are many aspects of life that can be affected when a lingam comes loose from the base. The biggest and most terrifying for you is called death. It is not supposed to come loose on its own. This is not to shock you. We are doing a re-installation tomorrow at 5am. Come and feel the energy.

So, I stand here and, as I always say to everybody – nobody is a better beggar than me. Here I stand to beg of you to make your contribution to this shrine which we call the Sri Vidhya Maha Kali Mandir. Sri Vidya because of the Sri Chakra and nine kalsas, so that she will be encapsulated in this divine energy. It will be so powerful that you may have a problem approaching the shrine. I ask you in total humility and love that your contribution is not based me being your guru or on pleasing me; your contribution should be based on yourself as individuals. Once you make your pledge, the next step is to fulfill the contribution. In the name of my master Swami Murugesu Maharishi, in the name of Sri Agastyiar Muni, I pray that we meet whatever is required for the building of the Kali shrine.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mahanavagraha Pooja

Today we did Navagraha for the 12 zodiac houses. One set of mantras was for the sub-lords of the zodiac and the other was for the lords and sub-lords of the Navagraha.

With Jupiter having just left many of your signs right now, we still have a problem and therefore we did the pooja for the zodiac. You can go anywhere you want in the world, you'll find that nobody does the pooja for the zodiac, and this is an instruction given to me by my guru, that if we want to have a prosperous three months ahead of us without any obstacles, we should do the zodiac first, and that's what we did. You all offered to your specific sign, and then we gave you the opportunity as businessmen, breadwinners and home-executives. That is because whichever of those you are, the planet has an affect on you that you cannot run away from. All this is from Vedic astrology and I know from my experience that it does affect you, and many of you now will find that you are going through a bad patch. That's because Jupiter has just left you with your pockets inside-out. This isn't the time for you to chew on the end of your pencil and gaze endlessly out the window. This is a time for you to work so you don't have any negative affects from the planetary and zodiac setup. This prayer is to remove the obstacles that were going to affect you over the next three months. Each one of you made your special offering, 'athma sudhileni', as your soul was the purest, you made this offering and you had Lord Shiva in all the lingams. 'With my third eye I look at Shiva and make this offering, and he must energise my third eye and make me aware of all that's coming in my direction, good or bad'.

Now we're going to do the hawan so that each of you carrying baggage on your back and continuing to fill it up with the happenings of the day and past days, can throw that baggage into the fire. That is the purpose of today's hawan. Throw your baggage in the fire. You don't need to carry baggage. Look at the three months ahead of you so you don't have any difficulties, obstacles or pains, and the love that comes from you is eternal. If you can do that then you have no baggage. But if you cannot show another individual unconditional love, then you have baggage and are carrying something you shouldn't be carrying. This is your opportunity to burn your baggage and walk from here, your walk to freedom. Your attainment of God- or Self-realisation will then become possible when you let go of the baggage that you carry. It is very sad that we don't let go. If I had to hold onto everything that each one of you did to me knowingly and unknowingly, wittingly and unwittingly, then I would have more enemies than friends. But I don't carry that baggage.

My guru has taught me that every time you have a situation where you carry baggage, you should do a mental hawan and offer the baggage to the fire. That is why I gave you all these special cards yesterday and today, confessing my sincere cosmic, unconditional divine love for each one of you. I live by my guru's teachings only, and his teaching was always, "See the person in front of you as bigger than you".  If you see others as being inferior to you, you'll go nowhere because you'll have nobody there. He also told me that whenever a bird is flying, it has to come down to drink water. So even when you're riding a high horse, you have to come down. So don't ride the horse then you'll be down on the ground with everybody all the time. Teachers, lecturers, nurses, they have excellent karma because they are doing something that is benefiting others. And that is how karma works. So, before we start the hawan, I'm going to conclude with my line: “You are here in this restaurant. We don't have a menu. You get what you deserve”. Once you remember that then karma is an easy thing to understand.

Whenever we are in a prayer we always have to go somewhere but whenever we're in a party we have to go nowhere. And even when we're there, we go nowhere. Before we do aarthi I just want to tell you that we have some booklets here printed by Ma Foolchand for free distribution. It doesn't mean you have to take a book. It means if you take a book you must follow it and read it. The Narshma Kavaka Strotram is very powerful and has special methods and procedures so don't take it home and throw it with the other books that you have, the pile of religious books you've never opened before. It is pocket size. Carry it in your pocket and whenever there's a moment of dire straits, pain or distress, just flip through the pages of the booklet and you'll receive the solution or answer to your problem. So, as I said, this is not for you to take and keep at home not to read. It is for you to carry in your pocket and it works very much like the Bhagavad Gita. The verses, if you can read the Sanskrit, have a beauty in the way they streams into each other. They are very beautiful to listen to. So, after aarthi, you can take one of these books per family, and go home and practise it.

Also some of you will be getting a mala from me. This is because of the planetary zodiac signs as they stand right now. Others of you - generally businessmen - will be getting a ring to will keep away evil mind and evil eyes. And some of you will be getting the Shivaling ring to wear for your protection. There's always a time to give, and today we find this time. Also on life's journey, we do not know if we'll have the opportunity to give tomorrow, so if you feel like giving today then let it be today because tomorrow you don't know whether the sun is going to rise above you. Life is uncertain. You need to live this life in its uncertainty, knowing full well that it has to end. If you deserve a mala, you'll get a mala. If you deserve a ring, you'll get a ring. And if you deserve a slap you'll get a slap.

Hari om and God bless you.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Ego is the greatest aspect of the mind. But greater than ego is envy. Do not be envious of anybody. If he drives a Mercedes, good for him. If he drives a Ferrari, good for him. But don't be envious of him. Many of us are envious of other people, their progress and success. We shouldn't be. Just accept life. In the simplest form, it comes to you, but because you're looking for life in extravagance, not in simplicity, you lose it. Life can never appear to you in extravagance, only in simplicity. And when you know your soul (your atma), simplicity becomes your foundation, your wall, roof, windows and doors. But if you don't know, then we decorate the walls, roof, windows, and everything else.

Live in that simplicity. I'm not saying you must not have good homes – I'm talking about the home you carry around you: your body. The Bible says the “Kingdom of God is within”. Don't destroy the temple with your mind. Just enjoy it and see how good you feel.

You know, Kumaresen paid a lot of money to travel with me. And when we landed in India he had a viral infection from the water and was in bed for four days. But we carried on. From Chennai we went to Arunachala, then to Bangalore, and he slept while I did what I had to do. We went to Appaji and I insisted he come with me. He slept all the way to Bangalore. We reached Katmandu and he slept. When he was okay I said, “You spent so much money and wasted your trip”. What he said to me was, “I'm sure God didn't want me to see all those places – there was a reason behind it”. As soon as he saw Mount Kailash he was fine, and the journey after that was excellent. He said to me, “Maybe Kailash is where I needed to go”.

There was no sorrow or sadness that he had spent so much money and couldn't do everything because he was sick. Is he successful? Yes. Why? He envies nobody. His neighbour can be richer than him and it doesn't bother him, but it bothers us. If I drive a BMW or Mercedes tomorrow, none of you will come back because you think I took your money to buy it. See how the mind works. But you don't think that you didn't give me a cent. You'll say, “Guru took all the temple money”.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Issues in your tissues

This human body that we so much adore and adorn, is controlled by the mind. And because it's controlled by the mind we have issues that we carry over and over again. And as long as we have these issues, we don't have progress. So, to have progress, we should not carry issues.

You know, we have a devotee in Cape Town by the name of Desika. As you can see, the camera is facing me, she is having bhajan with us in Cape Town on Skype. She has total dedication to guru and God, a real, sincere love. It is not altered by the mind. No matter how the mind works, she still has a total love and dedication for guru and God. And no matter what you say to her, she'll say, “By the grace of Guru and God”. She leaves on Monday to present a paper in Spain, and when I phoned her to congratulate her, she said it was “By the grace of God”. No mind. No issues.

Issues will irritate your tissues. Remember that. We carry these issues, we have an irritated tissue. We're always finding faults because we have issues. We make them other people's problems. We need to change that. I can have an issue with every one of you seated here, but I'm not prepared to have it in my tissues. It's as simple as that. Therefore, I don't have issues.

You can tell me what you want. I will listen to you and, as you walk out, of here it's finished with me. I don't carry it. But as long as you carry it, misery will be around you all the time, be it because somebody you love dearly has passed on, or somebody you love has disregarded you. You must have evenness of mind.

Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita, “Out of delusion, comes anger; and out of anger you will perish”. That means you will not know who you are. You'll always be in a state of continuous sadness. You don't need that state of sadness. You are here to do a specific duty and that duty is not to be an engineer, a doctor, a teacher or principle. That duty is to find the god within yourself. That's why you're here. You've been here before. You've acted your part, didn't do a good job, went back stage and they sent you back to do it again. Just like that. Just like when you were in school, the teacher will tell you, “It's no good, go back and practice”. You're here to practice what you failed in your past life. But you're not practicing it. You are caught in this issue, no matter what it is. Your issues come from the mind, not from anywhere else. The mind is your biggest garbage truck. Even the municipality garbage truck is smaller than your mind. And you carry and carry, you're not even getting rid of the garbage that you carry, and you are miserable and make everyone around you miserable, because you cannot be miserable alone. You don't want to, so you drag everybody else with you. As long as you do that, happiness for you is only a temporary solution. In four days time you won't be happy.

So please, let us not carry. We are carrying so much. Many of you here, I've heard, had issues from childhood. Many of you think I didn't have issues in childhood. Mine are worse than some of yours, but do I carry them? No, because I don't want to waste this life and come back here to finish what I was supposed to finish in this life. Don't waste your life. There's only one thing I have in my head: to have this union with my maker when I return home. We are all going to return home, but if you don't know who your maker is while you're here, who are you going to return to? That's something you don't know. Know that energy now. That supreme energy called Shiva, Krishna, Jesus, Allah. Know it now. And if you know it now, when you leave this body you'll be welcomed because you know who's welcoming you. Do the duties that you're sent to do here. Be a good husband, wife daughter, son, devotee, disciple – that's why you're sent here. There's no other reason. We need to find this goodness within us.

We're going to have a seven day workshop with regards to this: release the issues in your tissues. That is the title of the program. It sounds funny. As I sit here ninety percent of you need to come to the class. For Sundrie we have to have two nine-day sessions. Let us see how we can help each other on this journey of spirituality, well being and cosmic energy, so that we can get on in this journey.

Hari om.