Before listening to Anandita’s story (about her great lesson as a child artist and as a sahaja yoga early student), for those of us that are not having a traditional yoga-meditation background it is better to read the following quotes from the founder of sahaja yoga meditation. Why? Because in the West we have quite a formal relationship between a teacher and a student, it’s more an exchange of services: one will pay and the other one will deliver an expected product. Yes, the knowledge nowadays is considered a product, an object to be purchased as well. Sahaja Yoga is a very traditional type of yoga – meditation practise while it really is extremely modern in its form. The knowledge and its core content may come via all kind of media: i-tune, internet, photos, audio or video files. Because the vibrations can penetrate any element and the Ether is actually maybe the best vehicle for such Cool Rider. Plus one can meditate even in front of the computer, in the lunch break, on a bench or in a high-rise apartment. However, for the yoga(=connection) to Really happen, quick and easy in such a ‘cozy’ environment, something is needed: the Yoga-Meditation teacher should be of a tremendous calibre. Here it comes the ancient/traditional element for Sahaja Yoga meditation: the teacher is a guru that can transcend any reality and can truly carry Himalaya’s serenity to our modern offices, gadget-filled schools, crowded streets, sky scrappers or basements; to where people potentially speak any language or live anywhere – yes, anyone can feel the Connection to the Whole and realize the Oneness with this type of Meditation. Through the connection to a true Yoga teacher. Anyone becomes his/her own Master and guru-teacher. And the world becomes one’s Family.
Let’s prepare for Anandita’s Miracle Story with 2 Excerpts from Anandita’s Yoga teacher – interesting that they come from an “Adishakti Puja” that was mentioned in the video as well.
“It is your seeking which has brought you to Sahaja Yoga. I never write letters to anybody. I never call anybody. You know all Gurus do that, as soon as they visit any city they write down all the names of important people and write letters to them and get about 2-3 at least for the program. But without doing all that, how we have managed this enmass realisation, Kundalini awakening, by which people started understanding Sahaja Yoga?! It’s started penetrating into them. Now for that I have to raise my own Kundalini like that every time in a Public Program. I rise mine also. And in my Kundalini itself I can catch all your problems. It’s painful .. that is why after puja I become very much, like a stone for a while. The reason is I am absorbing all that is within you. I have put you all in my body. You are part and parcel of my body. Every cell that I have is for you and you have to be that subtle to understand that.. anything, immediately I know. How do I know is because you are inside me. “
“The relationship between you and me is of course very intimate that you should be within my body. But if you people are not meditating ..then I have no relationship with you, you are not my relative, you have no right on me, you have no question to be asked, why this is happening, why that is happening. I always say ‘Meditate.. Meditate’, if you do not meditate.. there is no connection and you are like all other people. You may be Sahaja Yogis, you might have got degree of Sahaja Yoga from your leader, I don’ t know and you may be regarded as something very great. But if you do not do your meditation every day, morning – evening, you are really not any more in the realm of Shri Mataji. Because, the connection is only through Dhyana, through meditation. I have known people who do not do meditation. Then.. something happens. And then they come and tell me but I see clearly that the person is not meditating. I have no relationship with him. He has no right to ask me anything. In the beginning, of course the meditation takes time, but once you know what is meditation and you enjoy my company, how you are one with me, how we can have a rapport with each other, then there is no need to have anything in between, like writing letters or some other sort of a ‘special connection’.
Nothing, only thing that is needed is meditation. In meditation you grow. In that spiritually you become higher and when that happens you start in a way I would say, that when you reach a state of that maturity in Sahaja Yoga, then you don’ t want to give up your Meditation. Because that time you are Absolutely One with me. ”
Anandita had her 1st Performance of “Art & Spirituality – When Rhythm becomes Meditation” Tour in Burlington, November 2009 and after that we invited her to have a late dinner at Kwality Restaurant. We started spontaneously to share personal stories during our get-together and this one is really special – hope you all will enjoy feeling again Anandita’s personality that is so SAHAJ! Great Thanks to Maxim, Toronto who had the inspiration to record Anandita’s story on the spot!!
The photos above are with children that had started practising sahaja yoga meditation quite early – as it happened with Anandita. We hope that they will rise and express their yoga-connection in powerful ways and for a collective benefit when they reach their maturity. Obviously not all will become talented artists as Anandita Basu – however, for sure the genuine spirituality shines anyways.
Yes, Anandita had enjoyed immensely her visit to Canada and made so many friends.
In case you’d like to Enjoy the Music-Dance Videos & Stories from Anandita’s Canadian Tour – check out this link.
We’re looking forward to see her here again!!