Before self-realization in 2010, my life was a deep pining. A spiritually enriched upbringing
in India ignited and fueled my seeking
I inherited the Sikh tradition of being fully engaged in life and immersed and God's name.
Osho moved me on to meditations. It was the most palpable step forward for me. After that, grace became a tangible part of my life. I got married and had two sons around this time. Things started to fall away with speed and urgency.
A living guru came along. She was a hard master on the exterior, and being with her was challenging and fruitful in equal measure. Her presence was fierce, yet her grace was magnificent. Her grace burnt away most of the conditioned mind. Without her, I will be probably still searching...
Finally, with the grace of my final guru, Ed Muzika, a student of the revered, modern-day saint, Robert Adams, the conditioned mind bit the dust.
Life without the filter of the conditioned mind is beyond the capacity of words we have in any language.
Let’s say; It's fun, light, simple, ordinary, effortless, flowing in this moment, without any commentary of the conditioned mind.
In this way of life, there is no path, no practice, no teaching, no destination, no past, and no future. Life is lived in direct response to the present moment.
This present moment is the new master. I move how the moment moves me, even if it contradicts what I did in the last moment.
I am a mother at heart. I love cooking, feeding, and nurturing people. I can play in the soil for hours a day. I play the gardener, a herb woman (verbal tradition of Ayurveda), and a homemaker. I love transforming families into a haven of love and harmony. Better than that, I love igniting the love and the remembrance of God in hearts
I simplify the lives of those who draw close to me. A heart full of devotion, tears, madness, wild laughter and freedom is infectious. The transmission carries the essence of effortless ease, devotion, liberation, radical sincerity and heart madness and a sense of child-like fun.
My early teachings were of Sikh sacred texts that instilled devotion and love of God. The treasure of profound teachings shaped my outlook, and the ocean of wisdom of Sikh and Hindu traditions guided me on my course.
India’s approach to spiritual matters is to seek the company or mere darshan of someone immersed in God instead of intellectualizing spiritual concepts such as free will, compassion, love, consciousness etc.
The primary focus is sadhana, self, guru, devotion, remembrance and Satsang. The way Indians approach spiritual journey is by sharing stories of saints, mention of Guru's Leela or remembrance of divine qualities of God, collectively or in close circles. I had all that in big measures.
I practised the mantra sadhana from childhood. It's fairly common for people in India to have a favourite mantra that keeps doing rounds internally.
Dr Vishwamitra Ji
Neem Karoli Maharaj