Day 7 - Mystic Science of Initiation
Following the Master | Mauritius Pilgrimage 2021
13 March 2021
What would’ve been a pilgrimage around the island has become a pilgrimage deeper into the mystery and, as Guruji said, ‘mystic science of initiation’ within the heart of a disciple.
Today we were given several satsang’s morning, afternoon, and evening which provided us with the opportunity to adventure more into this inner journey.
Everyone continues to self-organize group sadhana practices, like a true ashrama. In the morning, the kirtan exploded with love and ecstatic devotion to Giridhari during abhishekam. The employees of the hotel are beginning to notice this contagious joy flooding the resort! So much so, that now they want to participate in whatever this mysterious energy is...
They even joined in on our OM Chanting which took place during sunset. There was something really mystical about chanting together as the light faded, colours shifted, and the sky turned to black, like becoming absorbed in the ‘dark of Krishna’.
As always, things are quite unpredictable and we weren’t sure if Guruji would give another satsang in the evening, but after another kirtan calling out the Divine Names, He came to bless us with this ‘avalanche of grace’ which He equates bhakti to.
So many stories and inspiring conversations were shared again amongst the sangha. Guruji is emphasizing the importance of this type of sharing during this time. He really wants this to be more interactive than other satsangs where only a couple of people speak. If you’re reading this and working up the courage to share, this may be the perfect moment with Guruji so available right now.
Of the many pearls of wisdom, Guruji described the ‘mystical science of initiation’ in three distinct stages:
- The Spiritual Name (Which holds your divine qualities)
- The Guru Mantra (Which purifies and transforms your mind)
- Service (to the ishtadeva and the Guru which awakens devotion)
To be graced with the opportunity to receive this initiation is not simple. Though the path of bhakti can appear to be easy, it is not! The guru comes to purify, strengthen, and uplift you to your highest potential! This requires a sincere effort. This requires cherishing what the guru gives. The guru comes to you, finds you wherever you are in the world - like the owner of this hotel whom He met 27 years ago and said He would one day meet again! He is notified when His disciple is ready. But who is ready to jump completely into the fire? This can only be revealed through the journey itself.
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