Finally now I feel part of the Navratri Celebrations!
We were invited to the Afghan Hindu temple in Hamburg where I taught a Part 1 course 3 weeks ago. The 6th night of Navratri, Wednesday, Oct 13, was a Jagran at the temple.
We reached at 1130 pm and wanted to leave by 12. We met the main organizers and waited for our turn to sing a bhajan, Krishi was to accompany me on the guitar. We waited and waited, the mind began to get impatient and irritation crept in. We were told to wait more as the guy who was singing wasn't stopping at all. It was now 1am.
I became aware of the impatience and remembered Guruji's words: "Waiting can lead to frustration or waiting can lead to meditation. Waiting for eternity is samadhi." So I just dropped the irritation and decided to let go in the present moment. Within a few minutes we were told to sing :-). The singing team who had to take a break in order to allow us, reluctantly agreed.
Durge durge durge jai jai ma aa aa,
Kali kapalini ma aa aa, Jagadoddharini Ma,
Devi jai jai jai jai ma aa aa....
When the bhajan went to high scales, I could feel the energy in me rise, as though some extra energy and power was being supplied from somewhere. Before our bhajan people were chit chatting, from the 150 odd people there, very few were singing or even listening, and now I could feel, with my eyes closed, (I could barely keep my eyes open), that all were singing and totally charged.
As the bhajan got over few people shouted, 'ek aur ek aur'. The leader of the singing team behind me now requested me to sing one more. :-) (Everything changes)
Mata Bhavani Maheshwari, mata bhavani parmeshwari...
Both bhajans rocked, people enjoyed, organisers were pleasantly surprised and what was my state?: well as usual I was profusely sweating..:-) :-)
Its 255 am now and as I type this I can still feel the energy.
As I logged in to facebook on returning home, what do I get to read?: "This whole world is made of the 'devi chetna'. We have to raise this 'chetna' and experience it too." - Sri Sri's words today, a few hours before the above experience.
Thanks Guruji for raising my chetana and allowing me to experience it too.