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In a small town, a person decided to open up his Bar business, which was right opposite to a Temple. The Temple & its congregation started a campaign to block the Bar from opening with petitions and prayed daily against his business.
Work progressed. However, when it was almost complete and was about to open a few days later, a strong lightning struck the Bar and it was burnt to the ground.
The temple folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till the Bar owner sued the Temple authorities on the grounds that the Temple through its congregation and prayers was ultimately responsible for the demise of his bar shop, either through direct or indirect actions or means.
In its reply to the court, the temple staff and devotes denied all responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons to the bar shop’s demise.
As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork at the hearing and commented:
“I don’t know how I’m going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer and we have an entire temple and its devotees that doesn’t.”
Hope you’ve enjoyed the above story. I’ve always noticed a profound change in people of different faiths, I’d say a “refresh” of their faith and an openness towards other spiritual paths after they have their Self-Realization, after their Kundalini is awakened. Because what’s coming next is really a bit sad I’d only mention that a possible Solution to the example below is shown in the above photograph. If only the nuns, the priests, the mullah, the rabi, the brahmins and so on would also get their Self-realization (= having their Kundalini awakened) then the artificial gaps between various faiths and religions will vanish naturally.
So, we have encountered the faith crisis revealed in so many VIP’s lives, some that appeared to be icons of true faith and great intimacy with God. Only recently somebody reminded me about Mother Theresa and her 4o years of faith crisis and triggered the present article.
Mother Theresa was saying: “I feel that God does not want me, that God is not God and that he does not really exist. People think my faith, my hope and my love are overflowing and that my intimacy with God and union with his will fill my heart. If only they knew,” she wrote, “Heaven means nothing.”
Other of her intimate thoughts like: “I am told God loves me and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul.” Il Messeggero, Rome’s popular daily newspaper, commented: “The real Mother Teresa was one who for one year had visions and who for the next 50 had doubts—up until her death.”
Few excerpts from some newspaper articles are provided below:
..casually to “my darkness” and to Jesus as “the Absent One.” There was one respite. In October 1958, Pope Pius XII died, and requiem Masses were celebrated around the Catholic world. Teresa prayed to the deceased Pope for a “proof that God is pleased with the Society.” And “then and there,” she rejoiced, “disappeared the long darkness … that strange suffering of 10 years.”
Unfortunately, five weeks later she reported being “in the tunnel” once more. And although, as we shall see, she found a way to accept the absence, it never lifted again. Five years after her Nobel, a Jesuit priest in the Calcutta province noted that “Mother came … to speak about the excruciating night in her soul. It was not a passing phase but had gone on for years.” A 1995 letter discussed her “spiritual dryness.” She died in 1997.
.. she observed dryly to Neuner, “I just have the joy of having nothing — not even the reality of the Presence of God [in the Eucharist].” She described her soul as like an “ice block.”Yet she recognized Neuner’s key distinction, writing, “I accept not in my feelings — but with my will, the Will of God — I accept His will.” Although she still occasionally worried that she might “turn a Judas to Jesus in this painful darkness,” with the passage of years the absence morphed from a potential wrecking ball into a kind of ragged cornerstone..
Like everyone, it was pretty shocking first time when I have seen the news.
Mother Theresa if she would have felt her connection genuinely, let’s say through a sahaj meditation where one can experience the bliss any time as a cool gentle breeze in and out, then her void of spiritual life would have been replaced by a generous garden filled with flowers and fruits of spiritually lived moments.
This article is only a reminder for any of us: better look inside, meditate and find out who am I.
There is no need to copy others nor to judge others. Showing off and pretending – only will keep me away from my own Spiritual Journey and no one else can walk on my own path. Drop preaching and scolding others; better discipline myself.
First and foremost, let’s get our Kundalini awakened, have the connection/yoga through it, then, consolidate this connection by having Faith. What kind of Faith to start with?!
Faith in my own Self, as Shri Mataji –Mataji actually means respected mother – as a Yoga Meditation teacher and spiritual mother for so many around the world is advising everyone. Sometimes she sprinkles humor in simple wise stories of real life examples as in the 3 minutes audio excerpt below.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation is all about making our own connection Real; being sincere and genuine about it inside and outside. There is such a simple -childlike- way to check if we are ‘alright’, simply by responding to this question with open hands:’ do we feel the cool breeze?! ‘
Plus, those that have the patience to come to our classes and learn about chakras will find out that Mother Mary was a divine incarnation of major importance for our Agnya Chakra. The Holy Ghost – and Kundalini energy is its reflection within us– was blowing with full potency and grace through Jesus Christ’s mother – so she was a Source of Divine Cool Breeze, if we talk in sahaj terms! The baby girl Anna Mario was definitely ‘well informed’ by her own Kundalini – acting as Intuition – when she was trying to communicate to Mother Mary and receive blessings = cool vibrations from her ( her statue). Don’t we all want this?! To talk and feel God .. ideally in our own garden.
We can listen again to these words of sahaj wisdom (then please drop a line with your sincere comment) :