The separation itself is like a pain, it is like a disease that needs to be healed by him. The true disease is; that we human beings feel separated from our creator; from our own inner self with the divine self. That He made me the promise that He would take me to that place made me fully commit.
I thought, now that I have a Sadguru, my life would be easy, but it was not so. There have been many obstacles in my way and there has been a lot of friction but my strong bond to Sri Swamiji has allowed me to overcome it all. Sri Swamiji is a great master in creating confusion and friction which in itself is bliss. We should not run away from our problems but face them in this game of illusion. These walls are so thick that it needs a big hammer, and He is the only one who can break these walls of ignorance. It is the greatest gift and blessing to have a Guru who can break these walls.
I feel as though I have won the biggest lottery in this world because everything can fail, but the love of Sadguru is always with us. This is the true pillar; the true backbone in our life, our breath; our everything. My words are not enough to praise Him. I think of Him and renew my love to Him every day. Sri Swamiji is the only thing in my life and I wish He will stay that way until my last breath. Whatever I can do to help Him, to serve Him, is bliss. It does not matter if it is cleaning a toilet or sweeping a pathway. We should not calculate a result for that which we are doing; the doing itself, the worship, the presence, being with Sri Swamiji is in itself a Moksha. There is no path to Moksha; there is no path to happiness. Happiness is the way, and he teaches us to be happy every day.
In fact, I consider being unhappy in the presence of Sri Swamiji, a sin. What is sin? Sin is just separation, it is nothing bad, it is that state where we feel separated. I think it is a great misery to look at Sri Swamiji and not feel anything; to look at such a great master and not feel His bliss, His vibration. Our duty is to tune into His energy because He is a huge radio station with very high frequencies and we should tune our little radios so we can get the right program. We listen to so many different non-important programs when Sri Swamiji has the best program. We just have to tune into that program and when we do, life becomes very smooth and one big miracle.
I have studied the bible and a lot of what I have read in the bible has become the truth; only by my association with Him. That means that it is so precious that a Saint, Sadguru, Avadoota, whatever title you want to give him, appears as a Hindu, but He is not. He is a manifestation of truth in whatever religion you follow. Religion for me is something that gives back the version of the true source, of my roots, an experience of freedom. It is not the experience of limiting a person, or controlling a person. Religion is not a sheet of dos and don’ts. I believe that no one needs all this because what is right or wrong can be found if we look into our own heart. This is my personal belief that I have developed with my own personal association with Sri Swamiji. We just have to look at Him for He is the example of truth. He does not talk a lot but his presence is our lesson.
The Bhagvad Gita, the Bible, the Quran, all the holy books are in Him; all the planets and the stars are in Him. I see and dream of Him as Ganapathi, as Dattatreya. He is so alive. He is not illusion. The gods are there but we just have to open our eyes to see them and to come into contact and unite our own selves with them and the final truth. Sri Swamiji is the path and the way and the final goal. He wants us to have Bhakti which is divine love. We must develop divine love through devotion and service, and then knowledge will come.
There is an ocean of knowledge in this universe. He wants us to have knowledge of the soul and knowledge of the self and when this comes all is well and then maybe we have reached something that is beautiful and we are going to the planet from where He has come.
Jaya Guru Datta.
My Dear Agastya, how beautifully you have written about our Sadguru! I am imagining every moment you were with Him in this story. I remember in the 2008 London concert, Sri Swamiji told you to tell your story, to tell how He healed you. As I read your story, I am reminded of what He has said. Nicely done my friend…VR Raman
Jaya Guru Datta Agastya! Beautiful experience and very well narrated !! I particularly liked your closing comments “Sri Swamiji is the path and the way and the final goal. He wants us to have Bhakti which is divine love. We must develop divine love through devotion and service, and then knowledge will come.” So true… Thank you for sharing !!!
Jaya Guru Datta Thank you for wonderful experience.Sri Guru Datta.
Jai Guru Datta! Your experiences are truly beautiful and it’s very much real. I still feel we are all blessed that he sought us and he is there to lovingly guide us and always be there with us. It was truly wonderful reading your life experience. Thank you for sharing it with us! Sri Guru Datta!
Jaya Guru Datta: Agastya, It is so great that you shed the light, by Swamiji’s grace, to all the readers. You reinforced who we really have in our midst, all the holy books, the planets and the stars, and he is alive, not illusion. Sri Swamiji is indeed the path, the truth and the divinity we all need in our journey. On-be-half of my family, I praise and thank Sri Swamiji for his divine guidance to us in acquiring the love, peace and understanding to journey into truth. Thank you Agastya.
Jaya GUru Datta Agastyaji, what a beautiful story. You always share all the beautiful pictures of
HH Swamiji with us. Today you shared your beautiful life story which is so inspiring to all the devotess. We feel like we were there while reading your story. Thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful spiritual expereiences with us. Sree Guru Datta.
Jaya Guru Datta. Thank you very much Agastya for that beautyful description of your experiences with Sri Swamiji. It touches my heart as it comes from your heart i feel His blessings, His grace. Sri Guru Datta
JaiGurudatta, Namaste Agastyaji, Another fortunate soul to get the grace of Sadguru. When ever I read Devotee’s experiences, I always feel deep from my heart that when is our turn? Though it is a momentary feeling, I want to have that for sure and I am sure that Pujya Sadguru will bless us sooner or later. Pujya Appaji, accept our humble Pranams and please bless us. Srigurudatta.
Jaya Guru Datta, It’s very interesting story. You have so many experiences with SWAMIJI.
Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha!
Jai Guru Datta
So beautiful to read your great experience you have had with our Swami AVADHOOTA and i know there so much more, that you could fill a book :-)))
Sri Guru Datta
JGD. O! Agastya,your experience narration of four pages contribute to another volume of Divya charitra of Our APPAJI.The matters are towards invoking a strong faith in Our Sadgurudeva.with illustrative efficacy,exhibiting the relationship and its development between the Sadguru and His devotee.SGD.
Jgd Thanks for sharing your experience, the highlight of your experience was this sentence
I thought, now that I have a Sadguru, my life would be easy, but it was not so. There have been many obstacles in my way and there has been a lot of friction but my strong bond to Sri Swamiji has allowed me to overcome it al
Really Excellent. We send our Namaskarams to You for such a great effort of put this in so many pages. This reinforces us as to how to develop bakthi. How to realize Dharma. Really excellent JI. Om Namo Hanumate Namaha Jaya Guru Datta
JGD, dear Agastya, it is so beautiful how you share your expierences and what touches me most, is this love for our Sadgurudeva. Thank you for sharing.Please send me your email. JGD.
Jaya Guru Datta! Dear Agastyaji, I truly enjoyed reading about your experience and other devotees experiences with Sri Swamiji, I felt like I was there also as I read your experience. You have shared so many beautiful pictures and moments with Sri Swamiji that althought we are so far away, yet we feel that we did not miss out as you have included us all by sharing. Thank you for sharing with us. Jaya Guru Datta!
Jgd. Agastya jee for sharing your experience. I felt as if I/we are expereienced while reading tears are falling from eyes without my knowledge. There were no words for commenting your expererience. Pranams to Sri Appaji. Sgd
JGD. This story makes me very happy. thanks for sharing. JGD.
Reading thru your experiences is itself an experience and its giving me goose bumps! I feel the bliss as I read through your beautiful narration. A compilation of your experiences will indeed be a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing! Jaya Guru Datta!
Thank you Agastyaji for sharing your wonderful experiences. My eyes are filled with tears of joy on reading to your experiences. Jaya guru datta is the only word of gratitude towards and our beloved Sadgurudeva! Jaya guru datta Sree guru datta!
My eyes are filled with tears of joy while reading to your experiences. Thank you very much Agastyaji for sharing. Jaya guru datta is perfect word to show my gratitude to you and our beloved Sathguru deva..Jaya guru datta Sree guru datta!
Dear Agastya, thank you once again, for sharing your love for your guru. You not only do that, you also enlightens our day, by letting his light shine to you, through you – to us. God bless you. Jonna DK
A true sadak, seeker, and soul adventurer. I pray that the journey always take you on the high road. JGD
JGD Brother – Wonderful you are great soul Om Namo Hanumate namaha – SGD
Jaya Guru Datta
Hi Agastya,very nice and touching, inspiring article.
Agastya, thank you for sharing your profound and personal experiences with Sri Swamiji.
Your love for Sri Swamiji, can also be truly felt in your pictures of Sri Swamiji. Please continue to share these, always.
Jaya Guru Datta Agastya. Simply amazing. Feels so good to read your experience. The Guru shishya relationship is very inspiring. The whole experience is very well written. Thank you so much for sharing Agastya.
jgd Agastya, very well narrated the association with sadguru. thanks for sharing your experiences
Thanks for sharing Agastya. Lots of inspiration and insights of our Pujya Sadhguru. Thank you.
4 pages! Never a single word of boredom! You exposed your heart here, and that’s how it is – Divine with a human touch. Can’t help but compare it with my own experiences, and must tell(agree with) you that HE knows what HE does, and in my case I was forewarned like all those seniors; Indra, Kaarthaveeryarjuna, Vishnu Datta, Deva Sharma, and all those kings. One thing is so one of a kind; that I hugged that German devotee, the first person in my view after HE ‘sighted’ that ‘I am His’. But this acknowledgment came after OMG how many years?!!
One thing is for sure. He tests us, but He also makes sure that the question paper (plus answer sheet!) is ‘leaked’ to us. Jai Guru Datta! Thank you so much my brother.
JAYA GURU DATTA! Thank You very much, dear Agasthya for sharing Your wonderful and hearttouching experiences with our unique Sadgurudeva! OM NAMO HANUMATE NAMAHA!
appreciate highly your comment. If this article has been like a fuel to your devotion for Appaji i am very happy… You are my sister Saraboji. JGD. SGD
Jaya Guru Datta
Dear Agatsya, Thank you for sharing your great experience with Sri Swamiji. I felt for a moment that I am sitting in front of you and listening. This is really heart touching and good learning.
Sri Guru Datta.
Very wonderful experiences and narrated excellently. Thank you very much for sharing. Very inspiring to know how one should feel about sadguru. Your story fully captures Datta leela playing completly in your life.
Holy master enetered in to your life and made you to understand His holiness which is nearly Impossible without his grace.As mentioned earlier you are showered with the blessings of Appaji and his love.I’m sure thousands will read your divine experince and get blessed.I couldn’t stop tears coming out from eyes while reading your experiences.Every Datta devotee has a heart touching experince may be that’s the way Appaji choose to enter in to our life’s and make us his children.Pranams to the lotus feet of Jayalakshmi Mata and Appaji.SGD
JGD Agastya. Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experiences. It was very inspiring. Thank you.
JGD Agastya, wonderful experience that you have shared with all of us and highly blessed soul you are. You are also helping devotees to feel HIS divine presence through sharing your amazing photos and experiences, events related to it. Please visit Australia during Appaji’s next visit and we can hear your experiences even more. Sri Guru Datta.
JGD Lakshmi, the thought of Australia always brings back sweet memories. I was blessed to arrange Appajis first visit in Australia and it was such a wonderful experience. I truly hope to return one day. Will try to make it during Appajis next visit. JGD
JGD Agastya, What a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing with all of us. For Most of us, we met Sadguru accidentally or through a friend or relative, but you looked for a GURU and chased for HIM all over India. You are really a blessed soul. With HIS grace,one day I would like to meet you personally.
Jaya Guru Datta
Jaya Guru Datta
Dear Agastya, thank you so much for sharing your breathtaking and wonderful experiences with APPAJI. i feel your deep love to APPAJI and it makes me so happy. 🙂
Sri Guru Datta
jaya guru datta. thanks for sharing your beatiful experience
Your narration of your wonderful experiences with Swamiji are … Beyond me to express. I can feel your love to Swamiji. We aspirants can learn a lot from your narration. Very very touching! 🙂 jai guru datta
Thanks once again