Religious temples can be developed from a single stone, I found out. Someone places a sacred stone/statue in a location, people start gathering there to worship and pray. A few more stones are added to enhance the site and so on until one day, there is a temple. I am watching this development with a stone painted red that was on one of my walks. Now the disciples have built a cement patio and house for the stones.
|Phase Two (I like phase one better-personally)|
As I went to leave the ashram, I met Gurudev in the shoe room. More reflections on my past reactions of overwhelm, uncertainty, and shakti power surges. There is always a moment of humility, stillness, and respect for the presence of this Divine Being, but this time (after pranam), I could look directly into his eyes and see the endless pool of love that he holds for us as a field and with an open invitation to join him. Jai Guru! A light full of love, wisdom, and truth that was otherworldly. He gently smiled and appeared to acknowledge the seeking of my "self" and moment of losing myself in the depth of his Being. A powerful teaching and Divine grace.