Monday, December 21, 2009

Kahlil Gibran's Wise Dog

One day there passed by a company of cats a wise dog.

And as he came near and saw that they were very intent and heeded him not, he stopped.

Then there arose in the midst of the company a large, grave cat and looked upon them and said, “Brethren, pray ye; and when ye have prayed again and yet again, nothing doubting, verily then it shall rain mice.”

And when the dog heard this he laughed in his heart and turned from them saying, “O blind and foolish cats, has it not been written and have I not known and my fathers before me, that that which raineth for prayer and faith and supplication is not mice but bones.”

Read more of Kalhil Gibran's parables here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Let's laugh in Spanish - Chakra checking machine

Hola! This blog has found out it had a Spanish cousin, called Humor Sahaja. Those of you who can laugh in Spanish, by all means, please do that! Contributions are also appreciated.

For those of you who don't, here's a translated sample:

In the Madrid Airport, a yogi is told by another yogi that they have just installed a machine which, for an euro, can tell you not only who you are, but also the state of your chakras! As he still has a few hours before his flight, he decides to check it out.

He puts an euro into the machine and he hears an electronic voice: "Welcome to our interactive service for personal and vibrational identification! Do you want to know who you are and what is your state? Please answer Yes or No". Obviously the yogi says Yes. The machine continues: "Ok then, your name is José Pérez López, your flight is the 13:30 Iberia with destination Toronto, and your catches are on Left Swadisthan, Right Nabhi and Agnya."

Startled by the response, the yogi leaves, goes in a quiet corner of the airport, works on his chakras, comes back and the machine tells him the same thing. Again and again for several times.

Ok then!... the yogi decides to try and fool the machine. He purchases a woman traditional costume from a duty free shop nearby, disguises himself with it and comes back to the machine. After paying the due amount of 1 euro, the machine seems at first a little confused, then recovers its confidence and says: "Well, you already know your name is José Pérez López, and that your Left Swadisthan, Right Nabhi and Agnya are still catching. But, what you may not realize is that, if you don't stop fooling around RIGHT NOW, you will definitely miss your 13:30 Iberia flight to Toronto!"

Reasons not to meditate - have a break

Monday, November 9, 2009

What's your reason NOT to meditate

We are looking forward for you input.

What is your (funny) reason NOT to meditate?

Share it with us and we might even publish it.

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If not, just send us your feedback at contact@sahajayogablog.org

101 Reasons NOT to meditate - reason 2

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mahabharata script

A team comprising of a writer, a producer, a director, etc applied to the Government of India with a script to produce a movie on Mahabarat.

Here is the response they received:


Subject: Mahabharata

To:
The Writer, Film Director & Film Producer,
Mumbai

Ref: Film story submitted by you, regarding financing of films by Government of India, Your letter dt. ......................

The undersigned is directed to refer the above letter and state that the Government has examined your proposal for financing a film called ''Mahabharat'. The Very High Level Committee constituted for this purpose has been in consultation with the Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Women and Labour Commission, in addition to various Ministries and State Governments and have formed definitive opinions about the script. Their observations are as below:

1. In the script submitted by you it is shown that there were two sets of cousins, namely, the Kauravas, numbering one hundred, and the Pandavas, numbering five. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has pointed out that these numbers are high, well above the norm prescribed for families by them. It is brought to your kind attention that when the Government is spending huge amounts for promoting family planning, this will send wrong signals to the public. Therefore, it is recommended that there may be only three Kauravas and one Pandava.

2. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has raised an issue whether it is suitable to depict kings and emperors in this democratic age. Therefore, it is suggested that the Kauravas may be depicted as Honourable Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and the Pandava may be depicted as Honourable Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). The ending of the film shows the victory of the said Pandavas over the said Kauravas. The ending may be suitably modified so that neither of the Honourable Members of Parliament are shown as being inferior to the other.

3. The Ministry of Science and Technology has observed that the manner of birth of Kauravas is suggestive of human cloning, a technology banned in India. This may be changed to normal birth.

4. The National Commission for Women has objected that the father of Pandavas, one Sri Pandu, is depicted as bigamous, and also there is only one wife for the Pandavas in common. Therefore suitable changes may be made in the said script so that the said Sri Pandu is not depicted as bigamous. However, with the reduction in number of Pandavas as suggested above, the issue of polyandry can be addressed without further trouble.

5. The Commission for the Physically Challenged has observed that the portrayal of the visually impaired character 'Dhritharastra' is derogatory. Therefore the said character may not be shown as visually impaired.

6. The Department of Women and Child Development have highlighted that the public disrobing of one female character called 'Draupadi' is objectionable and derogatory to women in general. Further the Home Ministry anticipates that depiction of such scenes may create law and order problem and at the same time invite strong protests from the different women forums. Such scenes may also invite penal action under SITA (Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act), therefore they may be avoided and deleted from the film.

7. It is felt that showing the Pandava and the Kauravas as gamblers will be anti-social and counter productive as it might encourage gambling. Therefore, the said Pandava and Kauravas may be shown to have engaged in horse racing. (Hon. Supreme Court has held horse racing not to be gambling).

8. The Pandavas are shown as working in the King Virat's employment without receiving any salary. According to the Human Rights Commission, this amounts to bonded labour and may attract provisions of The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976. This may be corrected at once.

9. In the ensuing war, one character by name Sri Abhimanyu has been shown as fighting. The National Labour Commission has observed that, war being a hazardous industry, and the said character being 16 years old, this depiction will be construed as a case of child labour. Also there is no record of his being paid any compensation. This may also be deemed to be violatory of the provisions of The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 and Minimum Wages Act, 1948. Such references in the film may be removed.

10. The character 'Sri Krishna' has been depicted as wearing a peacock feather. The peacock is our National Bird and wearing dresses made from peacock feather is an offence under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972. This may not be depicted.

11. Smt Maneka Gandhi has raised very serious objection for using any elephants or horses in war scenes, since there is every scope for mistreatment and injury to the said animals. The provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1890 and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Act, 1960 would be applicable in the instant case. Suitable changes may be made in the script to address the objections raised.

12. In pursuance of the Memorandum of Ministry of Finance regarding austerity measures, it is informed that in the battle field sequences, only ten soldiers may be allowed for each side. Also, all the characters may be shown to have obtained a valid licence under the Arms Act, 1959 as well as the Indian Arms Act, 1878.

You are therefore requested to modify the script along the lines indicated above and resubmit it to the undersigned at the earliest for reconsideration.

Sd/- Under Secretary

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Basa, basa

Shri Mataji was on Her India tour along with mostly the overseas yogis and a few Indians.

In one of the occasion Shri Mataji asked the yogis to chant and repeat some mantras after Her. So they were in full swing when suddenly a Maharashtrian yogi stood up for some personal reason and crossed before Shri Mataji.

Shri Mataji immediately asked him in a harsh tone in Marathi addressing him specifically to sit down saying: 'Basa, Basa' meaning 'sit down'.

The poor linguistic made all the tricks when the other yogis who already were in a deep meditative mood without realizing that Shri Mataji had addressed to the specific Marathi yogi thought it was another mantra to be chanted.

So they all said in collective voice: 'Om Twameva Sakhshat Shri Basa, Basa Sakhshat Shri Adi shakti Mataji'

Shri Mataji had a great laugh and could not stop laughing at Herself seeing the innocence.

Rabi Gosh

Footsoaking Accident: Part 3: Sahaj 911

Footsoaking Accident: Part 2: Sahaj 911

Be sure to see Footsoak Accident Part 1 before reading this!

Monday, August 17, 2009

chocolate



actually this is a true story that happened to a Sahaj school, some time ago...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Alcohol



Note from Leanne, author of the cartoon:

The cartoon is not funny; it's a social comment as cartoons do also serve that purpose ...

Especially pertinent right now as legislation is being debated in Australian parliament to ban alcohol advertising during sporting events plus magazines aimed at youth.

When Shri Mataji is in Australia She regularly comments that alcohol is destroying the country and the seekers. Shri Mataji has put a lot of attention to the issue especially in Her last 2 visits to Australia.

It is quite a miracle that this issue has come this far. Some Yogis don't believe it possible for this legislation to pass, but it must! The attention and bandhans of Yogis everywhere is appreciated.



Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Shri Ram and the attention of the devotees

Once Shri Hanumana invokes Shri Ram to descend down to one of the temples on Earth for blessings His disciples.

Shri Rama accepting the invocation says He will appear before all for a darshan on a specific day in the temple.

On that day Shri Hanamana became very busy searching Shri Rama all the day long around the temple where Shri Rama had promised to come down to bless His devotees.

But Shri Hanumana in spite of all efforts could not succeed finding Shri Rama. Hopelessly at the end of the day He sits in meditation to invoke Shri Rama again and seek His whereabouts.

Shri Ram appears in His meditation and says 'Hanumana I am just here itself in this temple you have not come to meet Me yet'. So Shri Hanmana was very perturbed with this leela.

So Hanumana started his search again around the premises until he ends up his search at the store room where all slippers of devotees were secured. Shri Hanumana enters the room only to find Shri Rama sitting there.

Now, He pleads to Shri Rama as to why did He chose that place of all places especially when all His devotees were waiting at the existing altar for him in the temple itself.

To this Shri Rama replies: 'Hanumana I reside where all the collective attention resides. I find the attention of the devotees are on this room so I chose this place.'

Monday, July 13, 2009

The tiger and the Sahaja Yogi

A Sahaja yogi was taking a trip through the woods when he saw a hungry tiger approaching.

In terror, he closed his eyes and prayed: "Oh, God, please transform the tiger into a Sahaja Yogi!"

He opened his eyes and say the tiger having his paws above them saying: "Om Twameva Sakhshat Shri Annapurna Sakhshat Namoh Namaha".

Photo Source: Sumatran tiger
© 2006 Sarah Macmillan

Food 2

Food


By Leanne (Australia)