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Libra – Passing through the Sun Centre

September 21st, 2016

Libra teaches to turn from the outer to the inner, from the circumference of life to the centre. It is symbolised by a circle with a central point representing the Sun centre. By contemplating on the central point of the heart centre we can enter into the subtle spheres and ascend to the higher planes. The fiery spark of I AM is the solar angel, which we are in our essence. It is a ray from the Sun. On the upward journey we are returning to our source. Man is a potential solar system. The Sun we see is a gateway to the Central Sun and this in turn is an expression of the Spiritual Sun. Like the Sun, man is a micro-image of the Cosmic Person. This symbolism is a profound meditation.

Pondering on the symbolism of Libra I tried to visualise the centres of the different circles. Each being has an individual central point and thus has a unique circumference. However, as they are all expressions of the One Existence, this is described as “centre everywhere, circumference nowhere”.

On the central axis of the image I placed a human silhouette with the energy centres and a radiant heart centre. There is a larger fiery silhouette in the background symbolising the solar being. I surrounded them with circles of different sizes representing the different spheres and their limitations. Vertical lines of various lengths illustrate the stages of ascent through the different planes.

I transformed an image of Krishna to represent the Cosmic Person. The human and the solar being are looking towards the Cosmic Person, their origin. The Cosmic Person is surrounded by an aura of a starry field.

See more pictures on the site with my paintings. If you want to print the image, you can download the file in medium and high resolution format.
The different zodiacal signs are clustered in groups – you can see here all my Libra paintings.


Exuberant Beauty. A Visit to Mainau Island

September 5th, 2016

Nature and culture sometimes seem to be contradictions. You think of artificial arrangements and manipulation. But they can also enter into an alliance of an increased beauty. This was my impression when two weeks ago we visited Mainau Island in Lake Constance. It is a garden island and a model of excellent environmental practices. You find more information on their website.

We stopped in a nearby village and walked through a lovely alley of old plane trees to the bridge via which the island is linked to the mainland. Although it was a sunny Sunday with a lot of visitors it didn’t feel crowded. The lush vegetation was set in harmonious forms intersected by paths on different levels. The majestic château gives fantastic views over the lake which was filled by sailing boats. A highlight is the arboretum with high old trees like sequoias and cedars. I was specially thrilled by the papiliorama, a tropical centre with hundreds of butterflies. Enjoy the impressions.



Virgo – The Rainbow Aura of the World Mother

August 20th, 2016

Virgo is the month of the World Mother, the universal awareness or the basis of creation. She is called Gayatri in the Vedas, the Light of the World, and worshipped with the famous Gayatri mantra. She is depicted with five visible faces and a sixth invisible one. Of the five faces, the one on the extreme right represents the brilliant solar light and the face on the extreme left the soothing light of the moon. In between there are the three faces of the primary colours in the order of red, golden yellow and blue. The invisible face in the background stands for the absolute light of the background.

The World Mother is depicted with the aura of the rainbow indicating the seven planes of existence or the seven rays of the original Light. Each plane is subdivided again into seven sub-planes creating the kaleidoscopic beauty of creation.

To depict the World Mother, I used an Indian image of the Mother and transformed it by changing the colours and replacing the faces with extracts of women portraits of Western painters mainly from the 19th century. I kept the colour expression of the faces. Then I created a circular rainbow aura around the Mother and added seven rainbow hemispheres on a blue starry background indicating the expansion of universal awareness through all the planes of creation.

See more pictures on the site with my paintings. If you want to print the image, you can download the file in medium and high resolution format.

NEW: Now the different zodiacal signs are clustered in groups – you can see here all my Virgo paintings.


11 and 12 August: Two Closely Linked Birthdays

August 7th, 2016

On 11 and 12 August we celebrate two birthdays which are closely linked:
Master EK was born during the evening hours of 11 August 1926 in Bapatla, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh – this year we celebrate his 90th anniversary.

Helena P. Blavatsky was born on 12 August 1831 in Yekaterinoslav (Dnepropetrovsk), Russian Empire (now Ukraine) – this year we celebrate her 185th anniversary.

The path of both great spiritual giants crossed in a way when Master EK came into contact with the Theosophical Society and started studying Secret Doctrine, the profound master-piece of HPB. This thrilling encounter was described by Master Kumar in the biography of Master EK, please see the extract below.

May the Light that their work brought down help us to walk our path with a deeper resolve and inspiration.

Bhagavad Gita, Secret Doctrine and the Divine Plan (Extract from the book “Master EK – The New Age Teacher“)

Master CVV started teaching Master E.K. Master CVV had his contact with the Theosophical Society when he was in the physical. In tune with the Plan, Master E.K. was invited by the Theosophical Society in Guntur to speak upon the symbolism of the Mahabharata. After the lecture was over, Master E.K. went into the library hall of the Theosophical Society and his eyes were attracted to the book “The Secret Doctrine” written by H.P. Blavatsky, a big volume. He inquired of the book. The members of the Theosophical Society said: “It is the toughest book one can ever face. We only respect the book, we don’t read it”. The next day Master E.K. was invited again to give a lecture in the Theosophical Society. After that he gave many more classes to the members of the Theosophical Society on Mahabharata. When he went to the Theosophical Society on the second day, the president of the Society also came to the class, because the members had informed him that the one who was speaking on Mahabharata was speaking in such a manner that he seemed to be knowing many things. After the class, the president introduced himself to Master E.K. saying: “I am the president of the Theosophical Society and I am glad to meet you”. Master E.K. replied: “There is a book titled ‘Secret Doctrine’ in your book shelves. Can I borrow it for a while?” The president said: “You are most welcome. No one opens that book, including me, because we don’t know what is in it. We know that it is very great; more than that we don’t know. Do you want to read that book? Please keep it with you”. He took the book ‘Secret Doctrine’ home, and straight-away started reading it. There are so many new terms relating to various theologies that are used in the book and he was finding it a bit tough. It was already one o’clock in the night but he did not give up. He just kept the book on the table and went out to have a cup of coffee in a canteen just round the corner. (He was fond of coffee. Master CVV, Master M.N. and Master E.K. had one common thing besides Yoga, they never refused coffee when offered; they had such a liking for coffee).

Thus, at one o’clock in the night he went to the corner of the street where there was a restaurant. He took coffee and was walking back home. Suddenly, he met a very old man on the road who asked him in English: “Would you mind offering me some food? I am hungry”. The meeting was so sudden. Master E.K. looked at the man. He was a very old man, not properly dressed, with a pen in his shirt pocket. The marks of ink were all over the pocket. He had grey long hair and a barb. The old man asked him for the second time in English: “Would you mind offering me something? I am hungry”. Master E.K. said: “Sure, please come with me, Sir”. They went back once again to the restaurant, and Master E.K. asked the old man: “What would you like to eat, Sir?” He replied: “Chapaties”. The chapaties were ordered and he was eating. Then, Master E.K. looked at the old man with greater attention. He saw that he was a very old man, very hungry, and thought: “God knows when he had eaten last! What a luck I have that I could offer something to eat to this old gentleman at this late hour of the night”. He was also surprised that this old man, who was looking like a beggar, was speaking in English! Master E.K. was in a kind of thinking process while the old man was busy eating chapaties. Suddenly, the old man looked at Master E.K. and said: “So, you are reading Secret Doctrine”. It was a shock to Master E.K. How did this old man know that he was reading Secret Doctrine? He looked at the old man with great astonishment. Then, the old man asked again: “So, you are trying to read Secret Doctrine?” Master E.K. immediately felt great veneration for the old man and said: “Yes Sir”. That is all. Then, the old man said: “Get me a cup of tea”. So, the topic changed. He took tea and then both of them came out of the restaurant.

On the road, as they were walking, the old man instructed Master E.K. by saying: “Before you read Secret Doctrine you read Bhagavad Gita”. Master E.K., right from the childhood was reading Bhagavad Gita. He knew all the 700 slokas by heart and had given many lectures on the Gita too. So he answered the old man: “I have read Bhagavad Gita and I know all the 700 slokas by heart”. The old man replied: “Before you read Secret Doctrine, read Bhagavad Gita”. It was like an order. Master E.K. was surprised and thought: “Who is this man that instructs me like this? How does he know that I am reading Secret Doctrine? And with what right is he instructing me so strongly to read again Bhagavad Gita?”

He was thinking so while they were walking together. He decided to read Bhagavad Gita, and wanted to convey it to the old man. He turned aside to tell him that he would do so, but when he looked aside the old man was no more and that was another surprise. Someone came, took two chapaties and tea from him, instructed him to read Bhagavad Gita and then disappeared! Master E.K. decided to read Bhagavad Gita.

Master E.K. went into great focus to read The Bhagavad Gita. He read it once again, continuously without interruption till midnight of the next day. The family was not at home. He was therefore free, alone, there was no one to disturb him. While he went on reading Bhagavad Gita he had a grand vision of the Plan, the Divine Plan, which is being worked out by the Inner Government, the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom, and the Plan of Lord Krishna for Kali Yuga. He was thrilled.

The next day, during the midnight hours, Master E.K. went again to the same restaurant to see if he could meet the old man again. He had his cup of coffee and was loitering on the road, but the old man didn’t show up. A bit disappointed, he started proceeding towards his house. Then, all of a sudden, someone from behind gently placed his hand on Master E.K’s right shoulder, saying: “How is Bhagavad Gita?” He turned back and was thrilled to see the old man. He had all veneration for the old man. Immediately he touched his feet out of respect and said: “I am very grateful to you Sir, for I have found something in Bhagavad Gita”. The old man replied: “Bhagavad Gita is everything; you may have found only something”. Then Master E.K. asked: “Would you like to eat chapaties Sir?” The old man said: “You should not propose anything to me. Did I propose to you yesterday, or did you propose to me? Don’t propose to me. You listen to me”. (Tough man!). Then he said: “Now read Secret Doctrine.”

In a weekdays time Master E.K. read The Secret Doctrine. When he was reading Secret Doctrine, there were many entities coming into the house and again going out of the house. He was surprised and thought: “Who are all these entities that enter into my house and go out of my house without my permission?” He gained a good understanding of the scheme of The Secret Doctrine.

As he completed reading the book, the old man visited him again by walking into the house through the wall! He was not looking shabby anymore but brilliant and handsome. All that you can visualize about someone like Master K.H. and if you multiply it by one thousand times in brilliance, that was the figure Master E.K. saw. He walked through the wall and came towards him asking: “How is Secret Doctrine?” Master E.K. joined his two hands in respectful salutations saying: “Namaskarams”. No more talk. Deep silence prevailed.

Blavatsky and Olcott in London, 1888: “To the Aryan Theosophical Society of New York, with HPB’s and HSO’s good wishes”

Master EK Birthday Celebration, 2013, Visakhapatnam, India

Healing Prayer: Let us form the Circle of Planetary Healers…

August 5th, 2016

Leo is called the king of the zodiac. It represents the quality of love and protection of all the beings. An expression of protection in a higher sense is the healing, individually and collectively. Healers of a higher order know how to use the word and the holy sound to invoke healing and harmonising forces. Thus, they help the people to overcome uncertainty and fear and to live together in peace.

The “Healing Prayer” by Dr. K. Parvathi Kumar (: Let us form the Circle of Planetary Healers….) is such an invocation. You find it now on the Good-Will website and on the WTT website. You can also download it in print resolution in English, French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Telugu.



August 4th: Anniversary of Master CVV, Transmittor of the Aquarian Energies

August 1st, 2016

August 4th is the anniversary of Master CVV who was born at Kumbhakonam in 1868. The grand work he did brought about a tremendous change in our planetary life and beyond. Below you find an extract of the transcription from Sri K. Parvathi Kumar’s talk in Paris, 25 June, 2014, where he speaks about these dimensions (see here my blogpost about this meeting).


There was a supra-cosmic energy visiting. It was picked up by the higher dimension of Uranus in the superior plane, Varuna, it is the same sound. It was transmitted through the Sirius system; he is the teacher to our solar system. That energy was picked up by Uranus from Sirius. From the central sun of Leo we call Regulus, the energy was transmitted into our system via Uranus. As it entered our solar system, a comet brought it with it. That comet when moving around the orbit of our earth, when its tail was about to touch our earth, on 31 March 1910, a grand Master from Hierarchy relating to the Sirius had taken birth before to receive. This Master is called CVV. The energy that was to be received was received by this great Master who knew the whole plan. He knew the solar and cosmic plane – what kind of adept one should be? Knowing the plan, he took birth 42 years before He was born in 1868. He lived a life of great splendour. He was a master of Vedas at the age of 18. He mastered the English language, his mother tongue and the local language, the Tamil and Telugu. Apart from these he learned Sanskrit for the Veda and then he learned English. In tune with the Plan, he became a member of Theosophical Society. He was a master musician and an erudite of Vedas. When he sings even the birds and animals looked at him. He was a mayor of the city. And his major hobby was to invite the people of the city for big dinners. He often offers meals of 16 dishes. That is the splendour he carried. All this he was doing in waiting the energies.

He also went once to Adyar to make contact with Madam Blavatsky. Being a member of the Theosophical Society, he had admission. Mme Blavatsky was always sitting under a Banyan tree before her residence. A huge Banyan tree, it can accommodate 200 people. Sitting in the veranda of her house, she was addressing people.

We all know from the story of Mme Blavatsky what a will power she had. If she looks at this instrument, no one could move it. She could control everything by her sight. When she looked at a cup of coffee, no one could move it. She fixed it with her look. She gathered a great knowledge of the planet in the Himalayas. That is the one who brought out the hidden light from India. She lived so emphatically because of the will that she has and the dedication she showed to Hierarchy. When the Master came to Adyar and to the Banyan tree, from the last row in the assembly, he looked at the Madam. Madam became silent. Just like when she looks at other things they could not move, when he looked at her she could not move. What kind of will this was? They made contact and he left.

Later for the work he needed her. These details are needed for your understanding of Uranus. Great beings descended from higher circles. It is not easy for us to contact these energies. We need the support of the triangle. That is the importance of Hierarchy. The Master received the energy like a thunderbolt and assimilated the energy for 60 days. Many members of Hierarchy visited him during the night hours to put themselves in line with the energy and with Master CVV: The Masters of Himalayas made a triangle with him and the energy. Thereafter the revelations through the books of A.A. Bailey came. This stimulated the energy we call the atmic violet vibration, meaning the 7th plane of cosmic plane. Not the highest but the lowermost plane of the physical cosmic plane. It is called our physical plane. This violet cosmic vibration he assimilated into him and therefore he was acclaimed as CVV. So he was acclaimed as Master CVV: He worked with this energy and he found the purpose of this energy to transform man from mortality to immortality. From mortality to immortality he found the limitations that existed in the system. Saturn, the planet, is a dimension of Pluto. Pluto is the higher dimension; Saturn is the lower dimension of Pluto. What we call Pluto, we call in English in the Puranas as the Lord of Death, Yama.

Saturn does not transcend death, he concretises and crystallised. The death of the soul in matter. Unless you related to very high energy like Savitri – Savitri means the energy of the central sun – you cannot transcend death. The energy of central sun can only be contacted in the head; it cannot be contacted in the heart. Therefore you have to relate first to the Ajna centre. It is not possible to come out of the body. Therefore Aurobindo has brought out the concept of Savitri. Before Sri Aurobindo came to Pondicherry he was directed by his Master to contact Master CVV in Kumbhakonam. Sri Aurobindo received his realisation on 23 November 1926. Master CVV was in the physical body in 1922. Sri Aurobindo was directed with Master Kuthumi to have a contact with the Master CVV and return to Pondicherry. It is 130 km from Pondicherry. When Master CVV received the energy he declared and gave an advertisement in the newspaper: “Those who do not want to die can contact me.” That is an Aquarian approach, contact my address in Kumbhakonam. People thought maybe his brain has gone abroad. But he demonstrated it. 18 times he demonstrated his departure of his body and returned. If you know the life story of Sri Lahiri Mahasaya, he also demonstrated it for the benefit of his grandson that he does not die when he goes out of the body and comes back through the process of Yoga. In the 6th and 7th step of yoga one can release the body and gain a body of light. Therefore the path of yoga is to ascend to high….. through a process of pranayama and meditation.

The Master said, “This energy gives the fulfilment of yoga faster.” Instead of one by one transcending the mind and the death, there will be groupal transcendences. Because group consciousness is Aquarian, while Leo is individual consciousness. That is why from individual to groupal one has to grow, you cannot be all alone. You have to relate to group. That is why the teaching of Master DK to A.A. Bailey was about group meditation, group study, group service. It is not that the society is for us but we are for the society, it is not that the group is for me but I am for the group. I don’t eat for myself but for the group. I don’t think of my needs but for the needs of the group. This group consciousness is an essential aspect of Aquarius. Until one learns to serve the group, the centralised energy would not be distributed. Man is more and more suffocated when living for himself. Expansion has to happen but it does not happen until you serve to the environment. Let the energy from the centre to the circumference permeate. Group consciousness is another dimension of this energy. Thus the man is released from his dimension. As your range grows through service the more … that is why he insists to group service, meditation, study. If you wish to grow in your awareness, let your hand be towards below.

Therefore he made an arrangement with Pluto, with Saturn. He said, “I have an agreement with Saturn and Pluto: “I have an agreement with Venus. I promise that I cause transcendence from mortality to immortality. He gave the sound as the key for meditation. That is how is CVV. On one side, if you utter forth the sound CVV a kind of transformation starts within yourself what you might observe. He starts slowly functioning from the heart into the lower triangle. I spoke about the crocodile which is the lower triangle. He causes a reorganisation of the mind. Mind relates to Mercury; then Mars relates more to the inner fight than to the outer fight. When the energy comes down to the muladhara and excavates the energy of matter from muladhara. He says, “Kundalini emptied”. The serpentine energy is living subterranean and covered by matter, and through the cosmic violet vibration it goes to every dimension of the body through transmutation. There is a transmutation of cells slowly going to transformation and then to transcendence. He speaks everything in English, not in Sanskrit or the local languages. He gave many mantras in English, which was a great surprise for the Indians because they thought it has to be in Sanskrit. Master said, “Mantra is a combination of sounds which effectively works.” It is a chemistry of sound that causes the needed transformation. It has nothing to do with language. In fact all mantras are combinations of seed sounds. There are 45 seed sounds arranged differently for mantras. When you say kham, it has no meaning in any language, Gam, lam, ram, it becomes a mantra when we intonate it. The Master said, “The work I bring in is the work with sound.”

As I said yesterday he is the Master Jupiter. Jupiter works through sound and through triangles. Sound relates to the 5th ether, we call Akasha. Therefore he said, “If you wish to relate to any planet work with sound.” Every planet has its related sound. When you relate to the sound, it relates to you. So every planet has its sound, he gave all the key sounds afresh. The book Spiritual Astrology is a direct dictation from the Master to Master EK on the etheric plane. Master EK was born in 1926 while Master CVV left the body in 1922. Master CVV contacted Master EK just like Master Morya contacted Mme Blavatsky. Through master EK Master CVV expressed the quality of the energy which expressed through him. The book Spiritual Astrology is a direct expression of the energy of Master CVV through Master EK, just as Master DK expressed through Madame Bailey. In that book all sounds relating to all planets are given, the sounds, colours and number relating to all planets have been different. It is slightly different from the traditional astrology. Master CVV said the astrology of the New Age will replace the traditional astrology. Natal charts are no more relevant when you can relate to Uranus.

A great astrologer from Madras was a disciple of Master CVV. He brought him his natal chart and said, “There seems to be a point of death in it.” Master CVV said, put your natal chart on the attic, the roof. Your chart no more works.” When Uranus works, other planets do not. They work in tune with Uranus.

I wrote a book on Uranus and on the Aquarian Master where you can read a lot about it. In Aries it is not the Sun, it is the state of Uranus working through the sun. In Cancer it is not the moon but the energy of Uranus via the Moon. Through most of the planets now Uranus is working, like through most of the governments the American government is working. The planets like it. In the book of Uranus I gave how the planets are overtaken by Uranus.

It is like one working for 7 planets. It builds the whole antahkarana. He said, “Every planet is with me why you work with other planets.” Therefore I said yesterday he is Sun to Sun, the World Teacher to the World Teacher, the Lord of Death to the Lord of Death. This is called by Master CVV ‘THE MASTER’. And he said that he is a medium for this energy. The energy finds its own expression and vehicle and causes the transformation. It would be very soon global. On one side it is working from the macro level, on the other it is working from the micro level. It is like making the tunnel from both sides. The Master predicted about all this that would happen through quantum physics, he gave so many expressions which seemed to be crazy. He said the man will invent aeroplanes and later would fly in a matter of 240 years. We can disappear in one place and reappear in another place through a sound code. He said there would be explosion of atom bombs and also said that there would be many things lifted up into the ether like e-mail, credit cards… He said that he would release the soul from the conditioning of the form. The energy of Uranus is an interpenetrating energy.

He is the one that builds the bridge between Pluto and Neptune, this works through sound. When you utter the sound and look within and observe in a matter of 12 years there is a tangible transformation. The Master said, once you sit in meditation and invoke and observe I shall transform the mental matter. The matter which is filled in mind is transformed and transparency is made. Man is self-regulated and would attune to the energy of Pluto, the Lord of Death. He said, “Whosoever follows the laws of Nature and fulfils the purpose of life, I shall not cause death with him.”

Stone Circles and Geomantic Traces. A Visit in Austria

July 20th, 2016

My wife is active in a network called Spirit Release. The network group is meeting thrice a year and I join her for these encounters. Ten days ago the July meeting was at the home of friends in Feldkirch, Western Austria. The group wanted to visit the Rona Alp near Bürserberg, where about 10 years ago ancient stone circle and traces had been restored. It says that the neolithic site had been set up about 3 – 5000 years BCA. Later around 1100 BCA, the Rhaetian people came and treated the site with respect but the stone circles were destroyed in a later epoch. After researches on lines of force fields and excavations the structure of the site was reconstructed and the stones were re-erected on precisely the original locations. There are theories that the site served as part of a larger communication system. Some dowsers of our group wanted to examine the site – and we all were very interested to see it.

We first met in Feldkirch, and a friend gave some information about the site and the research done there. Then the group drove to the alp Rona at Tschengla. It was a hot summer day. We first walked through a wetland area and then came to a row of stones and the first stone circle. It as a fantastic location at the foot of a pyramidal mountain surrounded by other steep mountains. The dowsers found energetic spots, also one in a little forest at a place where animals use to meet at a brook. Other visitors also came and a girl used one of the stones for some acrobatics.

A little further ahead there was the second, larger stone circle surrounded by other stones. It was an impressive sight. I tried to feel the vibration – some of the stones with a tip-like form seemed like directing rays while the oblate stones seemed to hold the energy. On some of the stones there were natural structures in the shape of faces.

At the end of the site there was a small place where two (modern) stone plates carried inscriptions of Rhaetian wisdom, from bottom up: 1. Believe in me. I am the beginning of all. 2. All my names are holy. 3. My days are for you. 4. Your origin be your duty. 5. All life is valuable. 6. Preserve your dignity. 7. The Truth liberates you. 8. With ownership comes responsibility. 9. Do not covet. 10. Love.

At the end of the tour we had lunch at a mountain restaurant /dairy before returning to Feldkirch, where the group meeting continued. The way home was long and hot with some traffic jams. We were not the only ones who went out for an excursion.

The larger stone circle


Leo – The Path to the Super Soul

July 19th, 2016

The soul is an image of God. It is a replica of the super soul and it expresses itself through the mind, the senses and the body. If we want to come in touch with the divine radiation of the super soul, we have to release our association with the outer form and orient within. This way the inner man is formed and we can relate more to the super soul, the source of our existence.

As a symbol of this orientation upwards I used the photo of a friend standing on a sand dune in Tibet in front of a lake with mountains behind and a vast sky above. To depict the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and space surrounding the personality I created spheres of different colours and the shape of the aspiring individual with his hands lifted up.

Light pours down through three globes – super soul, soul and personality – and is received into the individual. It is anchored in the head, the heart and the base centre. The light detaches the man from the impact of the surrounding spheres. He is oriented upwards to remain in touch with the source of Light.

See more pictures on the site with my paintings. If you want to print the image, you can download the file in medium and high resolution format.

NEW: Now the different zodiacal signs are clustered in groups – you can see here all my Leo paintings.


The Cosmic Teaching Principle. A Seminar on Dattatreya

July 15th, 2016

The third seminar with Sri Kumar in Europe during this summer was in Billerbeck near Münster, Germany, 30 June – 03 July, 2016 (the posts about the other 2 seminars: Kandersteg and Barcelona). It was also his third seminar in Billerbeck. I enjoyed being again in this area where I spent the years of my study time – and Billerbeck is known as the town of my patron saint….

I hardly had arrived from Switzerland that I saw the car with Sri Kumar entering the parking of the hotel. Group members already had gathered in front of the entrance. I quickly got my camera ready. Again this thrilling moment of his arrival and the beginning of another seminar. This time it was on “Dattatreya” and I was particularly happy – I translated the biography of the first avatar of Lord Dattatreya in this age, Sripada Srivallabha and visited his birthplace last year.

Thursday evening the seminar started with a little welcome candlelight ceremony, followed by evening meditation. About 150 members from different parts of Europe as well as North and South America gathered at this beautiful seminar centre surrounded by meadows and forest.

And then Sri Kumar started introducing the seminar. You find here some extracts from my notes of discourses:

“Lord Dattatreya is a profound Vedic understanding of a manifestation to establish a hierarchy of teachers and a means for human beings to find the way back into the divinity. Essentially we understand divinity as male-female God, namely existence and awareness. Pure existence and its awareness as pure consciousness constitute the divinity Existence is eternal, awareness is periodical. Awareness emerges from existence and forms the basis for successive manifestations of the truth. In the next step it steps down as the trinity with the related qualities of Will, Knowledge and Activity and it further steps down into various planes of existence…

Again the students need to be in communication with the teacher, need to relate with the teacher from time to time. That is the reason why Dattatreya had to happen. There was the need for availability of a teacher in the solar system so that guidance is there for all in the solar system. That is how there is the advent of Datta. The shloka we daily chant, “Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu…” is originally attributed to Lord Dattatreya. It means, the absolute may lead me through my Guru. May the Lord of Cosmic Will reach me through my Guru. May the Lord of Cosmic Love reach me through my Guru. Guru is the window through which the first, second and third logos reach me. Lord Dattatreya brings to us in due and ancient form the energy of male-female god and the knowledge of action, what to will, how to do and do. The will, the knowledge and action, and the presence of the male-female god. Therefore the Lord took its seat in the Sirius system…. The hierarchy on the planet is guided by the hierarchy on Sirius. We relate to our hierarchy because they bring the relation to the hierarchy of Sirius. The local post office is but a representative of the central post. Lord Dattatreya has his teachers in all systems. How this happened is the story.

Dattatreya is the cosmic lord of yoga. He has transmitted the science of yoga to the various planes of existence according to the ancient scriptures. The man shall rise from individualistic states to the universal state and live simultaneously in all the planes of existence. The teacher who presides over Yoga is Dattatreya. Whoever is the teacher to whom someone is relating; through him he is receiving the three logos. He remains impersonal so that the energies are transmitted to those who look for self-realization and truth. There are others also who have gained the status of being fulfilling the three logos. So the seers have seen the male-female, the three logos in Krishna. The difference is, Krishna has come and has returned. Here is one who has come to stay with us as long as the system relates. According to the teachings of the East, Krishna is no different from Dattatreya and from Kapila…

In Kali Yuga Lord Dattatreya has taken to incarnations and avatars. He was born in 14th century in a place nearby to Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh which is called Sri Pithikapura. Pithikapura means, pura means the village, the town or habitat. Sri Pithika means the place related to the Mother. Sri means mother of wisdom, splendour, power, Sri. There is a Sri within the mother in the place called Pita Pura. Since the mother in it threefold aspect it is called Sri Pitika Pura. Even today there is a very vibrant place of the Mother along wish Shiva. It is a known place in India and also in Andhra Pradesh. Lord Dattatreya took birth in that place in the year 1320. It is him whom we call Sripada and Srivallabha. Sripada Srivallabha. He is called Sripada in the sense he carried the most sublime symbols of a conch and a wheel under his feet. Normally when a child is born the knowers see the form and also under the feet for any symbol. In the case of this child there were under the right foot the symbol of wheel and under the other feet the symbol of the conch. It is the symbol of the divine presence in that form.

Three things are intended to be done. Try to see me in all, try to listen to me in all, try to serve me through the forms in the surroundings. These are some of the basic teachings of Dattatreya. If you can, see the others as Me. If you start seeing me I also see you. If you look to Me, I look to you. If you don’t look to Me, I don’t look to you, is what one seer said. The moment when it comes to the practice you don’t do, you forget.

The second dimension is, as much as possible serve food to the beings. It is a speciality of Lord Dattatreya. Serve food. You can cook or buy food. Create as many occasions as you can and serve food. Because it is an immediate need of the other beings. There is only one thing with which you can save another person and that is food, offer again, he says, it is enough.

The third thing is, in your leisure time relate to the mantra DRAM, you can say DRAM Dattatreya ya Namaha, or DRAM Datta Murtaye Namaha, or the Gayatri. Much of wisdom will unfold from within.

Dattatreya appeared in 3 forms, as Sripada, as Narayana Narasimha, then Swami Samarth and then took to many forms. So many gurus emerged between 17th, 18th and 19th century. The touch made them to give the same fresh touch. This is why the tradition of Dattatreya is very strong in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Incarnations are well known in India since ancient most times. The beauty is they know no caste and creed.”


Trip to the Group Living in Barcelona

July 11th, 2016

The magic of the group living with Master Kumar in Barcelona already started with the booking: My friend Robert had invited me to stay with him before and after the seminar but then told me, “I have so much to do on Thursday that you better just arrive on Friday, the day where the group living starts, then we can go together to the hotel.” So I thought I will also leave again Monday after the seminar. While booking the flights from Geneva to Barcelona with Easyjet, I chose these two dates and then selected cheap flights. When I printed out the tickets I was shocked to see that I had booked from Thursday to Tuesday – they had offered other flight dates which I had not noticed. Robert told me not to worry and to come already on Thursday and stay in his flat.

What a surprise that two days later I came to know that Sri Kumar would be arriving only a little later to Barcelona airport – and that Robert had cancelled his other duties on Thursday. And it turned out that Monday afternoon there would be a group meeting with Sri Kumar at the home of Miquel and Rosa where I could also participate.

It was a joyful meeting at the airport on Thursday noontime. Many Spanish group members had come to the arrival. And when Sri Kumar and the accompanying members arrived all where thrilled.

Friday afternoon we went to the La Mola hotel & conference centre outside Barcelona, surrounded by the Natural Park of Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac. About 200 members had come for the group living. The preparations to set up the hall and the stage went on with high speed, and just a short moment before Sri Kumar entered everything looked very nice.

The seminar started after the evening prayer. The topic was “The Divine Laws”. The Master started with the following words:

“Every group life is homecoming for the aspirants. The aspirants are those who are building the bridge between the personality and the soul. The soul cannot function without the personality but it can also withdraw into its home, the Sanctum Sanctorum and to recollect that it is not personality…

An aspirant is one who should think every moment, at all times that he is the soul, that he has a personality. Personality is the vehicle. He continues to be, the vehicle has a terminable duration. Each life he has different personalities, sometimes it can be male or female, another time it can be a doctor… each time it is another role. The purpose of the role is to gain the experience. That way he derives joy…

There is the state of body called happiness, at the state of soul it is happiness, at the state of spirit it is bliss. The aspirants should very firmly hold that they are the soul and that they have a personality for a journey. Through the personality we relate to the world. Without personality there is no relating to the world. Without we just remain souls in alignment with the super-soul. A soul emerges from the universal soul; to experience the beauty of the creation it needs a personality. The soul interacts with the world with the help of a personality. It conducts with the help of a personality. The rules of the interaction are the divine laws. Following the laws he can enjoy the game.

With the football game, he should know the rules of the game. According to the rules of the game he has to play the game. If he does not he is shown a green card, a yellow card and a red card. Creation has happened according to certain laws and the players in creation are called the beings. The beings should know the rules of the game to derive the best joy, experience and even bliss from that play. There is no play, there is no field, there is no way to experience. The divine whose rays we are would like that we enjoy the creation. The children play and enjoy. The parents inform the children the rules of the game. Insofar the children play the game according to the rules would win the game and enjoy it. Likewise in creation, there are the laws and that is the theme for us. It is to relate to this divine order.”

I very much enjoyed the exchanges with the group members. Besides the cordial talks with friends some new perspectives of collaboration developed; I for example met a member from Portugal who decided to help translating books of the WTT into Portuguese.

Sunday morning there was a fire ritual in the court of the hotel. While the dawn was coming up, the flames were rising high and the blessings of the ritual spread into the surroundings. At the end of the ceremony a short drizzle came down as a benediction from heaven.

The seminar was very quickly over again. Towards the end Sri Kumar saw the Spanish groups for short meetings in the upper floor of the hotel. Then at the end, before departure, a group picture with the remaining members in front of the hotel.

Monday afternoon we arrived a bit early at the home of Rosa and Miquel. Rosa had got a friend to prepare a “Master CVV doll” sitting in a triangular construction, with a smile on his face… Slowly the court filled and then Sri Kumar arrived. We sat together for evening prayer and afterwards a short discourse about Sri Krishna – the Master had installed a Krishna statue in the garden in 2010 and visited the home each year after the seminars.

Next morning Robert brought me very early to the airport where I had to wait until the afternoon. The time flew by very fast, I used it sitting outside the airport on a bench, mailing and proof-reading. And when I flew again back over the Mediterranean and the Alps, I felt the memories of the intense gatherings like a bright inner sunshine.