This is one such moment that i am so speechless. The experience, peoples love and God's grace! Resulting in realization of responsibility. Still i am trying to put it in words. I request you to not read only the words but understand the feelings behind them. 3 Days ago on Sunday, Sandipji, a participant of sessions of 'ME Holistic Centre ', came from Mumbai with his 10 friends. After coming he said, "we have been following your videos and post since one and half years. My wife has sent something for you." Saying this he moved to the gift he had bought. Eith joined hands i said, "i appreciate your feelings but i apologize that i don't take any gifts." He said, "its Navratri time and this it the oti (gift offered to goddess or a female during navratri) that we wanted you to receive. I couldn't say anything and i accepted. Before Sandipji and his friends came, Lalita tai our shoppe manager and i were having some discussion. I told Lalita tai that its Navratri upwas on fruits for me and i will go to market to buy some fruits. But our discussion continued and i couldn't go. Then Sandipji and his friends came and i couldn't leave. After Sandipji and his friends left, Lalita tai was seeing and arranging the oti (gift) that Sandipji gave. There were several varities of fruits. Seeing that Lalita tai said, "Madam, you wanted fruits and God sent all fruits to you." I was so touched by Lalita tai's spiritual understanding and seeing our matching philosophies. Also in the Oti was a khadi cotton white colour with golden jari border very desent and elegant saree. I have not taken any cloth for 4 years almost and i was reducing the collected clothes, lipsticks and other collected stuffs i had. Now i have stopped using lipsticks, make-up and all cosmetical chemicals as i realized that they drain my energy. Also during narmada parikrama i had learnt to live only on 2 pair of clothes, one on the body and one more in the bag and a pair of warm clothes. In ashtang yog there are 8 parts called as yam, niyam, yogasan, pranayam, pratyahar, dharna, sadhna amd samadhi. In yam, there are 5 parts: ahimsa (nonviolence), satya (truth), asteya (dont steal), bramhachari (live like brahma) and aparigrah (dont keep more than required things). Aparigrah, came naturally to me after Narmada Parikrama and since 2 years i am giving away my things. As i am reducing all my earlier collected things, whatever crosses my mind even once is automatically sent by God to me. Buying few khadi clothes and khadi white colour saree had crossed my mind once. But that thought also i cast away as i didnt feel like collecting more stuff till i reduce earlier collected things. And seeing this saree, it reminded me of the thought that had crossed my mind.
Then there were half a dozen mogra gajra in the Oti. My daughter loves gajra and i kept for her. In the evening my daughter came who mostly stays with her dad. She came and said that we will go to play garba. I gave her the gajras. She said, "in the morning i has gone to the city and thought of taking the gajras for the evening garba but i felt that till evening the gajras wont sray fresh and so didnt take." And God sent the gajras also for her. That's my daughter Nabha wearing the gajras for the garba.
I realize my life purpose and the need of how aligned i should remain with my life purpose and everyone should also be aligned to the life purpose. And more than anything, i realize the grace of God. Without even asking for He gives us everything everytime. We just need to prepare ourselves and become suitable to receive His divine grace. There is a shloka in Bhagwad Geeta chap 18, shlok 66: सर्वधर्मान्परित्यज्य मामेकं शरणं व्रज | अहं त्वां सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुच: || This means: Abandon all varieties of dharmas and simply surrender unto Me alone. I shall liberate you from all sinful reactions; do not fear. Thank u Mighty God. I dont know how to thank you. I surrender and submit myself to you. -Manjushree Rathi Founder, ME Holistic Centre +91 7843007413