Sangha News

In His Footsteps

India, September 23, 2013

130907_IN_Ram_032

The Beloved has gone on a journey to India, and some fortunate ones were blessed with the opportunity to join him on this magical adventure.

130904_IN_Sujan_058

Our first destination was the land of the maharajas – Rajasthan – where Vasant Maharaj gave us a taste of the royal India… the beautiful palaces, the heaven-like gardens, the sacred temples… all illuminated by the graciousness of his presence, giving us a glimpse and remembrance of the true Royal path.

130904_IN_Sujan_031130907_IN_Ram_109

130904_IN_Sujan_051

Now we are in Manali, at the foot of the Himalayas. This was the first place Swaha came to when he first arrived in India. It was also the place where Osho gave his first sannyas. After Osho left his body, the Beloved felt a strong pull to come back to this place. Here in these mountains he also traveled with his enlightened friends – Giridhar, Samdarshi, and even Papaji came to visit.

130913_IN_Sujan_087

For thousands of years, saints, mystics and yogis have always been drawn to the Himalayas. For the meditators and those with a longing in the heart, the fragrance of the sacred is always in the air.

130911_IN_Ram_120

130915_India_094130915_IN_Ram_033

Today, most people in the world have forgotten the sacred. But walking here, breathing here, and especially being here with the Beloved – this sacredness is felt. We can feel the soul, the spirit of all the longing, all the beauty, all the truthful hearts that have been walking this path before us. The remembrance and the sacredness is soaked in the trees, in the rivers and in the mountains.

130915_IN_Sujan_161130913_IN_Ram_262130918_IN_Ram_541

We are walking in the footsteps of the gods, in the footsteps of our Beloved Master. Still, this pathless path is always new. It is ancient and it is new.

130915_IN_Sujan_117130915_IN_Sujan_048

130918_India_Savini_096

In the end – it is not about a journey to India. It is the grace to have seen his face, to have been reminded. The blessing that he has opened our eyes to see that the mystery is real, it’s now. The magic of the full moon, the sacredness that is everywhere – no matter where we are.

130920_India_Savini_207

We are living the mystery now. Eternally grateful.

130916_IN_Ram_280

130906_Norway_Savini_034130914_IN_Sujan_130

130906_Norway_Savini_137130906_Norway_Savini_143130906_Norway_Savini_056130906_IN_Sujan_036

130915_India_Savini_225130915_IN_Sujan_186

130911_Norway_Savini_022130915_India_Savini_408130919_IN_Sujan_579130919_India_Savini_149

130909_Norway_Savini_011130911_Norway_Savini_016130915_India_Savini_244130909_Norway_Savini_022

130913_Norway_Savini_108

130910_IN_Sujan_110130921_IN_Sujan_003130913_IN_Sujan_286130913_Norway_Savini_186

130910_IN_Sujan_127130914_IN_Sujan_021130919_IN_Sujan_517130919_IN_Sujan_564130913_IN_Sujan_213130913_IN_Sujan_235

130910_IN_Sujan_086