Monday, March 21, 2011

People Get Ready, The Train is Coming

The train metaphor is somehow inspiring to modern songwriters in devotional music, even western devotional. Listening to Rod Stewart, of all people, sing "People Get Ready, The Train is Coming" gave chills and a great enjoyment of the train metaphor. In the eastern spiritual tradition of sahaja yoga, Kishore Chaturvedi introduced a piece of modern folk music, that also rides the train metaphor.

The lyrics are simple, yet deep. For instance, in one stanza, allusions are made to checked baggage, which is out of site for the passenger of life, but should not be forgetten to be pick it up at baggage claim at the end of the journey. Similarly, those who resort to guilt, rather than self correction, store their bad karma baggage by checking it out of sight in the left part of the vishuddhi chakra (left shoulder/throat junction). But guilt will come back and bite the spiritual seeker, unless it is faced and gotten rid of, along your journey by self-correction.

Here is a snippet of this delightful song, we got singing at a meditaiton gathering in Pittsburgh. Excuse the missed notes and beats... this spontaneous rendering, with interludes from memory are not studio quality, but heartwarming.

Listen Online  (Rec 3/20/2011)

OR Download Here

Further Listening: 

Watch Kishore Chaturvedi, the artiste himself, playing the melody on a real flute, and singing a stanza at the end:

But this is not the first time we are recording something and putting it up. Here is the crowd favorite "Your Sound Around Me" camp version from Christmas 2009 from Steel City again:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Broadcast from Japan

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Jai Shri Mataji!

This week we will tune in to the online puja from Japan at 8 PM (PST)

The link is below:  We are going to start the program tomorrow from about 13h JST. (Detailed e-mail below)
In case, a password is given as: sahaja

Before the puja we will be offering a havan to the powers of Ganesha (21 names), Kartikeya (21 names) and Rama (16 names) at our location without broadcasting - if you are desirous please join us in that as well.

For finding your local time you can refer to

Please be reminded that the online meditations are especially intended for the yogis who attend collective pujas and have recognised H.H.Shri Mataji.

With Nirmal Love & Gratitude ~

Jai Shri Mataji!

Sahaja Yoga Online Meditations Team
North America


From: jules pyke
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Sent: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:01
Subject: [SY UK] Live Broadcast from Japanese Collective Puja


I've been talking to Hitoshi from the Japanese collective. 

In the wake of recent events in Japan, they have asked for our
collective attention.

They will be broadcasting a small puja live tomorrow 1pm JST. Because
Japan is 9 hours ahead, this does mean that it would take place at 4am
UK time! However, as many of you know it's a nice time to meditate -
very still and quiet! We all know that in the early days, Shri Mataji
used to get Sahaja Yogis to meditate in the early hours. It would be a
wonderful way to witness the powers that Shri Mataji has vested in us.
It's amazing how technology has the power to unite us and make the one
Universal Pure Religion!

If you can't make it up in time, could you please give a Bhandhan for

I don't think you'll need a password, but if you do, it will be

Link is below.

Jai Shri Mataji!


We decided to perform small puja.
Here is the link for tomorrow.
We are going to start the program tomorrow from about 13h JST.


Jai Shri Mataji!

Sahaja Yoga Online Meditations Team
North America

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