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I could hear my voice shaking and trembling as I began to speak. I could hear the crack in it as I began the familiar lilting melody of the Guru mantra, as I had sung so many times before. And as I continued onwards through the Ganesh mantra and into the final notes of the Gayatri….I could hear my voice get stronger and steadier. 

I have never felt such a visceral difference in the power of those three opening prayers. Now more than ever, I could feel it in my bones.

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It is very exciting every year to watch the deer come out of the forest with their fawns again. It is a highlight when someone sees the first fawn, like the best news of the day.

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At the Feet of an Avadhut: 

Life Lessons Learned Serving Sri Kaleshwar

By Terry 'Sundaram' Clark

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Ramana Maharshi said, “Happiness Is the very nature of the Self; happiness and the self are not different.”   

If that is true, why are so many of us not happy?  The world health organization estimates that 300 million people worldwide have depression.  More than that are experiencing occasional sadness, loneliness, or grief.  And in a 2016 Harris Poll of North Americans only 33% said they were happy. 

If happiness is our nature of self, why aren’t we happy? And what can we know about getting happy?

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We have to remember that love is the only reality with our children and our parents. In this playing field of parental relationship we have to always choose love. That is a protection circle beyond any formula.

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What is the state of our union?

You turn on the news, and it seems like everything is on the brink...if you tune in to only that reality, and receive it the way it's being given to you, like in the media, then you're missing some other complete thing, which is the creation, or the consciousness that's happening underneath this. The awakening. 

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Why fire? “The sacredness of fire is universal to all spiritual traditions. A flame automatically touches the heart and connects us to the light from which we came and the light hidden in each heart. Fire is life and signifies love,” says Monika Taylor Penukonda, co-founder of Peace Fires.

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Thanks to all our Christmas Basket donors! This year was our most successful year yet, thanks to all those that made it possible.

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Listen to Monika read her forward to the Sri Sai Satcharitra, recorded using new equipment purchased with donations from the 2018 #Giving Tuesday campaign to expand the Divine Lineage Center's broadcasting technology as a means to heal loneliness.

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I want to let you know what I understand about this trip to Assisi and the incredible opportunity that is available to all of us at this very special moment in time. Swami’s mission in this life was to bring out the ancient knowledge; not just release it because it’s interesting, but because it is the bridge—the link, the path, the steps between God and humankind.

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We still have fun looking at all the pictures from the game cam by the watering stations at our water tanks. These days and nights a lot of deer come, sometimes the bob cat, different birds and very oftenthe fox. The fox must be living near by. I always like his bushy tail. The skunk has not shown up for a while but I think I know why that is. He has been sleeping under my bedroom and hewent off the other night!

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In the Indian Vedic tradition, it’s called trineytra dhara, because every person has a third eye. It means we are also carrying these same energies as Shiva. Every person has the same third eye capacity as Shiva. The third eye, the spiritual eye, is called the gurusthan. 

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Watch and listen to a group Satsang recorded live with Monika Taylor Penukonda, Nityaananda (Clint Thompson MD), Terry Clark, Ramakrishna Ananda (Mark Jenkins), Kirsten Thompson (Shakti), Gary Taylor and Patrick Huffman, recorded during the 2018 Sri Kaleshwar Jayanti Celebration. 

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...Many families offered to unload the food into their trunks and return the tub, thinking it was only for transport use. Offering the dinner in a reusable tub, instead of disposable plastic bags or boxes, is a big part of showing our gratitude and taking-care nature for each other and the world...

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On New Years Eve will be the 2nd time that we gather for a 26 hour peace fire. This is the time for love and peace. Peace Fires is connecting people of all faiths, backgrounds, and cultures to create positive energy of love, peace, hope, and unity flowing strongly in our hearts, minds, and communities as we close this year and welcome 2018! 

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On December 22nd the whole Healing Center's team went out and gathered with other friends at Harwood Hall to fill all the baskets with a huge variety of food items to cook a yummy Christmas meal with. It is always a fun and heart warming group event to work for this together, like bagging oranges, apples, beans and sweet potatoes. All the Elves are running and filling the baskets  and making them beautiful.

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Today the content is, why I’m telling this, how you need to utilize the vibrations to stick only on the consciousness of happiness. How to create happiness in you? And how to create success in your personal life, in your spiritual life, your relationship life, in all corners so there is no failure, just to create victory.

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It means once you start any process in your life, first you worship Ganesh to remove the obstacles. He can remove all of the obstacles around you, whatever they are.  There’s no way any obstacle can disturb you in your life, in your process.  That’s why anywhere in India, in millions of temples, in every village temple, they first put Ganesh in front.  The first priority is Him. 

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Monika and Nityaananda discuss the ancient language of Telugu and the role of learning Telugu in bringing the ancient knowledge to the globe.

(originally broadcast May 11, 2016)

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I used to think that some peo­ple were for­tu­nate to have an occu­pa­tion that is directly help­ing peo­ple in some way, and they have found a way to apply the knowl­edge directly or indi­rectly to help peo­ple. That is, they can use the chan­nels and the knowl­edge that Swami blessed us with in their occu­pa­tion. Of course we can all use them at one time or another dur­ing any day, but some jobs are just more con­ducive to using them directly, such as the med­ical field, or hos­pice work for exam­ple. I think that is a great stroke of luck or great karma that some peo­ple were inspired towards such occu­pa­tions. I was never so inclined.

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This was experienced very clearly through my third eye although I was asleep and although it occurred some days later when Shivaratri had ended I feel as if it should be shared as part of our process with great gratitude to everyone who took part.

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The Kabbalah Center is inviting people of all faiths to join for an hour of unity on the New Moon of Aries, March 27, 2017, to read “from any holy scripture that speaks to our hearts — be it the Zohar, the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Quran, the Yogi Sutras, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Pali Canon, even poetry if you would like.” The Kabbalists believe that the New Moon in March is the Lunar New Year, the seed level of the coming 365 days. It is the time to join together, regardless of individual paths.

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The Divine Lineage Healing Center in Laytonville invites you to join this coming Sunday, on March 12th in the prayer “Let there be peace on earth and love for one another”. You can come to our fire ceremony from 1 - 5 pm or be at home and pray in front of candlelight with us. This is a peace movement that started on New Year's Eve with a 26-hour long fire ceremony that was connecting to people all over the world. Thousands of people in 1530+ locations across 68 countries came together and send the vibrations of love, peace and kindness around the world. People felt very connected sitting at a fire with a group at their own home or lighting a candle to join in that time. The beautiful and heart opening responses from people encouraged us to keep this peace movement going. Every month around the full moon we are generating positive energy and the feeling of unity is growing.

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Leaving my mainstream medical practice in late 2000 was one of the hardest decisions I had ever faced. Ultimately, after 15 years as a practicing internist and general physician, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to study with one of the world’s greatest healers and spiritual masters, Sri Kaleshwar of Penukonda, India. For many years before meeting Sri Kaleshwar, I had literally researched all of the complementary medical fields that showed any clinical results, and while there was value in many forms of health care, allopathic, traditional Chinese, western herbology, acupuncture, etc, nothing that I had ever encountered came close to yielding the healing results of the ancient Indian knowledge.

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We will hold another synchronized Global Sacred Fire Ceremony to bring peace on earth on Sunday, February 12th, from 1 - 5 pm. During these 4 hours you are welcome to come to the Center and participate in person or participate from wherever you are, even if it is just for a few minutes. Let us be in unity and generate positive vibrations and light to calm the fear and suffering growing in the world. 

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For 3 years we have been attending “Sip Some SOUP”, the main fundraiser for Willits Daily Bread. This event is a highlight in our charitable works every year. We create a new recipe for a special soup every year. The preparing and cooking of the soup normally happens over two days. The finally perfected soup is then put on our Dattatreya stage before we leave with it. In this way, it becomes a blessed soup.

 

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On Shivaratri we all have the opportunity to give our ala hala (negative karmas) to Shiva. His love for his students is so great he happily takes their poison and replaces it was supreme consciousness and bliss. This is part of His role in the creation, the divine play between Shiva and Shakti. 

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Listen to this Satsang recorded live with Monika, Nityaananda (Clint Thompson MD), Cindy Lindsay-Rael Ph.D. on Saturday, January 21st in concert with the Global Women’s March focusing on the empowerment of all women. The healing, happiness, and confidence of any woman in the world is a victory for everyone.

 

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Listen to this Satsang recorded live with Monika, Nityaananda (Clint Thompson MD), Gary Taylor, Terry Clark, and Patrick Huffman on Thursday, January 19th in concert with the Global Women’s March focusing on the empowerment of all women.

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Part 3 of Sri Kaleshwar's teaching Satsang discussing the relationship between Brahma Consciousness, Yoga Nidra, and the Womb Chakra. Recorded live on May 23rd, 2006 at the Divine Lineage Healing Center, Laytonville CA USA.

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Watch Sri Kaleshwar during his first visit to Laytonville, CA in November 1999. In this video, he gives a public talk in Harwood Hall to over 500.

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Part 2 of Sri Kaleshwar's teaching Satsang discussing the relationship between Brahma Consciousness, Yoga Nidra, and the Womb Chakra. Recorded live on May 23rd, 2006 at the Divine Lineage Healing Center, Laytonville CA USA.

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For me, something tremendous happened the first time I heard the 108 names of Shirdi Sai Baba sung in pure devotion. It was my first night in the Baba temple at Sri Kaleshwar's ashram in Penukonda, India. As I sat in front of the Baba statue for the first time in that way, listening to this long chanting of what at the time felt like an impossibly long twister, I felt a deep silence and peace descending over my mind. As my mind became quiet it felt like my soul started to listen, it was a similar feeling to drinking cool sweet water after going a very long time without anything to drink on a very hot day.

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Part 1 of Sri Kaleshwar's teaching Satsang discussing the relationship between Brahma Consciousness, Yoga Nidra, and the Womb Chakra. Recorded live on May 23rd, 2006 at the Divine Lineage Healing Center, Laytonville CA USA. 

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The 26-hour long fire ceremony at the Divine Lineage Healing Center on New Year's Eve was very successful. We connected with thousands of people in over 1518 locations and 62 countries to send love, peace, and kindness like an arrow into the New Year.

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In this time of darkness we should think and act positively together to create change.

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With the generous support of so many, we came together on Thursday, December 22nd, and created 93 baskets for families in poverty here in the county. Today, families all across Mendocino County are enjoying hot chocolate around warm propane burners, pre-heating ovens for twenty-pound turkeys, and melting butter for tasty mashed potatoes. Over 500 men, women and children were fed by our efforts this year. As we sit down tonight with our loved ones, or awake tomorrow morning to a tree full of goodies, let's all take a moment to reflect on those who are less fortunate than ourselves and feel gratitude for the love we have for one another.

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Michael D. Fitzpatrick, world-renown composer and cello soloist, is giving his composition, Quilted Storm, to everyone throughout the world here to play in meditation to / with in your Sacred Fire Ceremony or Meditation on New Year’s Eve.

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What do coconuts have to do with consciousness? The coconut represents us and all of creation. The coconut also represents pure consciousness. Everything, all of the Five Elements, plus divine consciousness is inside a coconut -- just as it is in you. The coconut represents us and the hard shell of our egos, that when 'cracked' and released, reveals the purity and divine consciousness within us.

 

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Earlier this week, we posted a prayer for peace as part of our small addition to the “energy of peace” for the planet. Synchronistically, through our dear friend, Robert Rabbin, we found Pujas For Peace – an organization with a positive vision that is calling "…all people and communities around the world to come together {on New Year’s Eve 2016} around a sacred fire in prayer and meditation to bring peace..."

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My dear divine souls, two things are very important in your life: handling your soul in a beautiful way even though it’s a wild horse. Making it controlled through your consciousness. Consciousness is a rider. Soul is the horse that once you handle it through the consciousness, your soul, you need to become the highest, strongest divine spirit on this planet and handle it. Handle it, and the Mother Nature, in a beautiful way. That is the greatness of the Chandra Nadi Process. 

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Video clip from Healing Family Karmas Fire Ceremony, Novemeber 26, 2016

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Shirdi Baba’s mission is to bring peace to the world. “Love all people, all creatures. Join hands and bring communities together. God is One.” He taught that all paths are one, and encouraged everyone to follow to their own spiritual path but be tolerant and accepting of all other faiths.

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Saburi means patience, wait. Shraddha means practice. It is in your hands to do. That is the real purpose of human life. It is why we came to this planet. With the right practices, it is not a big deal to reach that stage. Open your heart and do it.

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Excerpt from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, tr. by Swami Nikhilananda, Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, New York, 1973

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The stories of Sai Baba teach me that our live are a divine sacred experience even if our individual consciousness is not aware of that fact. The profound significance of this is to begin to grasp that every experience in my life is a sacred experience washing me. My mind creates illusory classifications of desirable and undesirable experiences, unable to comprehend the total reality of sacred energy, but my soul knows the truth. While my initial miracle experience was a divine sacred experience, so too was the devastating physical illness that followed it; so too was the painful collapse of security structures in my life; so too the conflicts and unmet expectations – each experience I have is there under the guidance of divine consciousness to help the process of self-healing and awakening.

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Sri Kaleshwar came down from his office to the Mandir to share his experience of Shirdi Baba appearing in his physical form in his bedroom the night before. He gave a talk to the students who had come for noon Aarti. Nityaananda and Monika had been with Sri Kaleshwar during that time and share their versions of the experience following Sri Kaleshwar's account.

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Once science and spirituality come together, that's it. You really can do the wonders but you have to find the way. Now I’m coming to your question. Jesus he done, he taught. He taught amazing techniques. It’s lost! Again its coming in front of you. Again its coming! Already pretty good things came. Some more very clarity way everything. Don’t underestimate Immortal Enlightenment. “Swami, you keep saying it, but it never happens! I came seven times! I did thirty Special Pujas! What is the benefit?” Sometimes a coconut never breaks at one stretch (on first try). You need to keep breaking it until it got (open). I’m sorry, you have to – you have to break it. There is no other alternative. Killing the ego, killing the impatience, and practicing whatever process the master is giving, really, you really believe in it and have hope, and concentrated doing it. That’s it; you will win it. No matter what, you will win it.

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You have to know the truth, satya. You have to know your duty, the dharma. You have to receive the peace, shanti. Even if you have millions of dollars, billions of dollars, it doesn't give peace of mind to you. Prema — love, immortal love, pure divine love —you have to receive that in you, you have to hold it in you. Once you have the wisdom of strong love in you then there is no difference between you and the Guru Paramparas. The Guru Paramparas are nothing but satya, dharma, shanti, prema. Who has these qualities, these four abilities, who are carrying them will be able to achieve and receive to any extent, to any level. You will enjoy the divine blessings, guys. Moreover, I'm sure everyone's heart is very open and very beautiful. Be very strong. Be confident. Throw your monkey mind aside. Take all these points, what I’ve said, and be prepared. Your Swami knows what to do in your lives to make you to grow in spirituality, to give strong amazing experiences. Good. Be prepared.

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Adi Shankaracharya's & Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's experience with Divine Mother.

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I was dizzy, the laws of physics were skewed, solid marble was fluctuating like waves. I was nauseous, I felt like I was spinning upside down, like the first time you got too drunk and were spinning in your bed. Except I was more aware and sober than I had ever been in my life. The energy of this Emerald Lingam and the Sky mantra raged through reality around me in utter silence. Shirdi Sai Baba was there. Swami was there, as with a whole lot of other characters that I did not officially meet until that day. That was the day that I met the Divine Lineage...

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During the transition from the age of darkness into the light, there will be many changes as the world goes through a purification process. The challenges we will face will act as a catalyst for souls to return to spiritual ideals and values. Faith will be the refuge during these times, and loving and caring for one another a necessity. These events will serve to awaken humanity to their real purpose on Earth. It is special char­ac­ter­is­tic of this time, more than any other in his­tory, that it is eas­ier for souls to reach enlight­en­ment than ever before.  There will be a spiritual birth of many enlightened miraculous souls on the planet. As Swami Vivekananda described, “In time to come, Christs will be in numbers like bunches of grapes on a vine.” That time has started. 

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This physical body, I don’t know how long it will be on this globe, or exist on the planet. Since years I’m telling this. I don’t know. It’s the Guru Parmapara’s grace and order. I don’t know how many times I can come to America. It’s your mother country; that’s your nation. And the globe is so hungry. You need to take care of that society. Create the peace and wisdom there.

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The Shirdi Sai Baba stotram is a heartful prayer, which is connected to no specific religion. In Shirdi Sai Baba’s lifetime, he created a bridge connecting all religions, showing that we all are one, and that the true religion is the practice of love, forgiveness, faith and patience. This stotram, sung for almost a hundred years, consists of 108 ‘glorious’ names of Shirdi Sai Baba, reflecting his extraordinary life and deeds. Video produced and published by http://ketscherproductions.com

 
 

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Slideshow of images of Shirdi Sai Baba circa 1830 - October 18th, 1918, with music playing in background.

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What would each of us not give to be able to be in the presence of Baba and to speak to him? To have him speak to us? When one enters into this book deeply, that is exactly what is happening. You are with Baba. This book is alive. His consciousness is in the words. And when you approach the book with stillness you’re not approaching the book through mental activity, rather you’re letting your entire body energetically absorb the life force of his words and the life force of consciousness. During these periods of sustained immersion with the energy of the book, I really real­ized that to open your heart and to be with this book is literally to be having your head at Baba’s feet. That you are literally, immediately in his presence, within his consciousness and allowing his consciousness to flood in, in place of your own egoic consciousness and that is a state of pure bliss. Listen here to sharing of full talk.

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By William Song, recorded on October 3, 2014 at the inauguration of the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Divine Lineage Healing Center, Laytonville CA.

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Discipline is the most important, my dear divine souls. If you lost the discipline you will be in trouble. Whatever you want to win it, until to you win it, keep try, keep try, try, try, try, try, try, try. Everything is possible in the planet. You have that capacity, capability. I didn't come here as a master. I came as your friend. I know something. You don't know something. Once if you know that what I know it, we're equal. I want to see you guys the most strongest powerful healers. Especially the America land, the soil of the land, it have that power. But you're not recognizing that.

 

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Swami was once asked a question, “If Baba was still in his body, what would you do?”  Swami answered, “I would just do seva to Baba”.  Baba’s spiritual process was entirely seva (selfless service) to his master.  Swami said, “He got training from the master Venkusa in supernatural siddhis and unbelievable things.  Shirdi Baba never learned any mantras, he just did seva for Venkusa.  Everyday his seva duties were to wash his master’s clothes, cut the wood, make the fire, and make Venkusa’s place with a pure clean fragrance.  Venkusa always asked, “Come to give massage. Clean my room.”

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Video slideshow of images taken throughout the life of Sri Kaleshwar. 

Video produced and published by www.kaleshwar.eu , music by www.shivasaimandirmusic.com

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Video slideshow of images taken throughout the life of Sri Kaleshwar. 

Video produced and published by www.kaleshwar.eu

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Every person should know this truth – studentism is like slavery.  Studentism is feeling your master is God.  Don’t do that.  It’s a big crime.  Love a master as a friend, and as a brother.  Give your thanks to him.  If you have the bhakti way then you can touch his feet. In India, thousands of years back they found some supernatural things.  It’s being kept a secret.  The masters don’t release it to the public.  Or, even if they release it, they do not give perfect guidelines to implement it.  Students have nobody showing them how to drive the car.  What good is a car, no matter how beautiful it is, if you cannot drive it?  I know car driving.  I give the car keys to you.  I show you how to drive.  When you have a car and know how to drive you are a new person. Instead of driving their own car, so many people say, “Jesus is great, Shirdi Baba is great, Mother Divine is great.”  So what!  Ok, they are great.  So what!  When will you become great like that?  Do you want to be a slave forever and ever?  Why are they so great?  Why are you not that great? If you want to see the real thing – focus.  The person who is making you focus is not God.  He’s a friend who came in your life bringing light to push you.  On one level he’s a God to you, but the real God is what he experienced, what you are experiencing.

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It began in 2003 when Sri Kaleshwar came to America to give a program in Northern California, specifically in the town of Petaluma at the Noetic Center.  There were 75 people who attended that program and it was a very powerful teaching.  What was particularly unique was that Sri Kaleshwar created a process group that would do its work only in America.  Up until that time, Sri Kaleshwar had set up numerous miraculous energy process groups involving hundred of students, but strictly in India. 

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Put your monkey mind far away from you. You are doing spiritual sadhana. You're doing spiritual sadhana. No matter what, if you practiced 30 years of meditation, 40 years of meditation, 10 years of meditation, 5 months of a strong process, it doesn't matter. She wants to give you something. She will approach in your life, and give whatever She likes to you through different forms. She is coming, and She is entering in your life. She's already entered you. She's entered in your soul. She's started working with your soul. That is it, period. She has already started.

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A young man will come—at the turn of this millennium—with a special relationship to Mother Divine. He will live by the holy mountain in Penukonda. The Mother, Adishakti Parashakti, will receive his worship and answer his prayers. He will be an incarnation of love who will bring Her energy to the world. He will come to take care of the planet and bring extraordinary knowledge and light. To see him once will be a blessing for a person’s whole lifetime. If you have faith in him, you will automatically receive the shakti from him. He will spread the supernatural power channels to every soul who is interested, and will bring Jivanmukti (liberation) to the world.

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