What Sri Sri said today:

Mon, 03/30/2009

Particles, Music, Patterns… and a surprise
Bangalore ashram, March 30 (Monday), 9:15 pm: Despite an urgent prior appointment which went on till late, Sri Sri kept his commitment for satsang and came at 9:12 pm. It was a welcome surprise for the hundreds of people who were eagerly waiting for Sri Sri.
Amidst claps and cheers, Sri Sri said: “The present nine days are called Navratras (nine nights according to the Indian calendar). These are dedicated to the Mother Divine. Today is the fourth day. Auspicious pujas take place till Ram Navami (this day celebrates the birth of Lord Rama). Here in the ashram, we celebrate the second Navratras (which usually fall in September-October). This is the beginning of spring, of summer. It is a time for contemplation.”

He then asked, “Birthdays and anniversaries?” (It is a long-standing tradition that Sri Sri follows. Sri Sri meets all the people whose birthdays and anniversaries fall on that day.)
A 5-year girl rushed on stage with flowers in her hand. “Is it your birthday?” asked Sri Sri. When she shook her head, he asked, much to her delight: “Do you want a mala (garland) anyways?” And promptly garlanded her beaming face.

Earlier in this satsang this evening, a short film on experiments with chalk particles and music was shown in the Vishalakshi Mantap. With different types of music playing in the background, the particles arranged themselves in beautiful patterns. Sri Sri mentioned these experiments at the satsang only four days ago (on March 26). Sri Sri had spoken about the effect that music had on particles in the human body. “Harmony (between particles) is born in sound. That’s why satsang is important. It changes and reorganises the particles in your system.”

These words translated into a practical experience for the 750 people who sang, danced and meditated at the satsang this evening... with every particle in their beings!

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