My trip to Beijing China in 2007 is my connection to my study of Confucius while playing the Sahaja Guru Game. I chose my guru and ancient primordial master with the help of vibrations…we all did. We put the numbers 1 to 10 on pieces of paper, crumpled them, did a bandhan and stayed in thoughtless awareness as checked if we felt cool vibrations over any of the pieces of paper. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to play and participate in the “homework” because it helped me to grow so much in Sahaja Yoga each time I participated.
I have seen miraculous results in myself and others!
I looked back at my pre-Sahaja Yoga trip to Beijing China, pre-Olympics and discovered some beautiful cultural practices that my pre-husband Vladimir and I photographed and filmed in the public parks. We discovered thousands and people enjoying each other in collectivity with dance lessons both modern and ancient, aerobics, tai chi,karaoke,choirs, men who brought their pet canaries to the parks for fresh air and played cards, different yoga styles, haki sak, Chinese soft racket tennis, and massage their backs on an ancient tree. This made for great video and interaction on my part which helped me to connect with this rich culture beyond the language barrier. I spotted a woman shouting out to the forest and walking by herself, perhaps communicating with nature. I also shouted out to her and we had shared laughter at our connection in the park. I participated in several outdoor classes and was welcomed with smiles everywhere.
This is also when I discovered a Confucius connection. We had spotted Chinese men with giant paintbrushes dipping into a bucket of water and writing Chinese sayings and drawing historical figures with water on the park sidewalks. Everybody was fascinated including us and they did it as a hobby with sheer pleasure.
They even did their version of me watching them! We had a great laugh with them it was so wonderful to interact with these artists! And their work was enjoyed by everyone there. Yet these sayings must have had some energy as they vaporized into the air and left no mark except the experience of watching them enjoy this recording of possibly ancient sayings.
Confucius also was unlike boys his age and re-enacted ancient rituals for play and by the age of 15 had “restored and edited the works of the ancients.” He taught “ethics, philosophy and government.” Despite his difficult life where he endured the death of both
his parents at a very young age, he had a yearning for learning ancient texts and his teachings focused on the benevolence of society.
At 51, it is important to note that when he became the minister of justice and then prime minister of Lu, he broke down the barriers that separated their cities and there was almost no crime because of his influence. The land became very prosperous. In Sahaja Yoga also it is an ideal but also a reality-that we are ONE with everyone and everything. That everyone is treated with the respect of a brother or sister. Confucius lived what he preached.
And Sahaja Yoga works so spontaneously and miraculously to unite people through the joy of Kundalini awakening that is every human’s birth right. Imagine a world where there is no crime because everyone is acting for the benevolence of society and following their innate Guru principles! In fact, Confucius did not believe that education should be reserved for the rich elite, and took pupils from all classes and educated anyone who wanted to Learn How to Live a Fulfilled Life.
When I got the picture back from this trip, I was amazed that I looked Asian, or Mongolian in a photo on the The Great Wall of China. I wasn’t sure if the wall was Sahaj so I looked it up and discovered that it was built to keep invaders out including the Mongols, or “Tartars.” So another connection for me was that when I met my husband backpacking I noticed he had the same “widow’s peak” hairline as my mother, and he said that is because he is descended from the Tartarian tribe, but I never knew what tribe that was before I put my attention on Confucius in China. Also my mother (mama Carmela) had mentioned to me that Mongolians had invaded Croatia a long time ago and there is evidence that we have some Mongolian blood from an old photo which she remembers of an Asian influenced face in our family. So perhaps I lived in Asia in another life. What I know for sure in this life that my seeking lead me to Sahaja Yoga where I have found all my answers to the great philosophical questions of our time.
We have the power to change ourselves, know our selves, change the world, break down barriers and unite everyone simply by enlightening one candle and spreading this light to everyone.
As part of our collective Confucious project, everyone in class received a fortune cookie with a Sahaj connection on it. Hopefully everyone will introspect on the quote and see how they feel connected to the ancient pearls of wisdom that Confucius left to society as a great Primordial Master, one of 10, that form the void in our subtle system.
If everyone can add to the comments the quote that they received, with their own introspection under it, that would be very collective and connect us more and more. Thank you to my partners in presenting Confucius-Anjalie, Malti, Ayesha, Anca who had their own connections with Confucius. Interestingly, we did not discuss our collective project before and none of us had the same perspective about our experience and yet together hopefully, we have presented some kind of insight as to the teachings of Confucius.
Hopefully we lit up something inside each of us in a very Sahaj-spontaneous way! Thanks to everyone who has and will participate now, and let the sahaj guru games begin!
Paula Erskine – sahaja yogini and volunteer instructor with free sahaja yoga meditation classes in Halton.
More about Confucius: Sahaj Quote & VIDEO Presentation