Friday, March 31, 2017

'Sairam. Suprabhath.🙏😌
Sat Apr 1, 2017

So much is spoken and written about Love. Love is God they say. But despite all the Love campaigns , it's practice seems tobe diminishing. Proof of pudding is....

What went wrong. We get to see huge 'Love deficit' all around. All seem to be directly or indirectly in a collision course. In every encounter of a human with another it shows.At home. On the road. Everywhere.
Watch the horror show of road rage triggered by just a vehicle scraping thru another in a bumper to bumper traffic. Hell breaks loose. Love deficit. By the same folks who mouth in schools, Satsanghs, public discourses...'Love is God'.
The most misunderstood concept in human history. Raised to a pedestal and made inaccessible. Such Love is too sacrosanct to be practiced in day to day life on streets, they feel. But really not so.

Love is all encompassing. No discrimination. It's even species agnostic. One can love a butterfly and in the same breath be compassionate to a drug addict . One can even go far beyond n do a Jesus stuff when others hurt and plead "Oh God. Forgive them. They know not what they are doing" .

Love kicks in the moment the 'other' is perceived as 'ours'. If not others, atleast start with 'Love thyself'. Which many seem to overdo anyway.. Now expand 'thyself' to include near n dear and then the world around. Become big, fat, _mottu_ 'Thyself'.  Like the obese Yankees, with an unfinished coke still in hand, wondering what the hell this Ramdev Baba is up to. Keep expanding.

From a private bath tub, turn a community well. The sky sends water from up, thru rains. The earth sends water from down thru springs. The Well only holds the Godsent water till drawn by the public. Leaving the Well intact. _Kya deal hai? Kudh ka kuch nahi Gaya. Sauda God ka aur Gaon ka._ 'Well' will do well just by sharing it's space by 'loving' all. Become that 'community well'. Grow out of the thankless elites' private bath tubs. Just change in perception can free download, tons of 'Love' into the 'system'.

Love is not obtained by training. By Market Gurus. It just springs from inside,naturally, if the factory settings fixed by God are restored. To original self. By plain understanding thru contemplation.

Love is not a state reached only after becoming totally egoless. Then it's a tough call. May never come in this birth. The stickiness and shelf life of our ego seem lifelong. In the interim, install the free basic version of 'Love'. Its just accomodating others ego as much as possible. Despite our ego getting jostled a bit. Atlesst we are Loving till then. Then expand the limits.To accomodate more.... the _Janta_ in neighbourhood. Then the town. State. Country. World . All species.
Now when the bloated  'self' takes a selfie, boy, the whole world shows. As seen by Yashoda maiyya in the mouth of little Kanhaiya.

Time to taste that Love. The Masters call 'Love all. Serve all' is still in 'To do List' of many. Even the next Avatar is due. But our homework by previous Avatar is still unfinished. Begin somewhere, the conscience screams.
Spirituality helps. How?

Yes. You guessed it right.

*Pray. Chant. Meditate*
See your notion of 'self' changing slowly.
Watch it expanding, accommodating 'others' unconditionally.
Now , find only 'Love' and 'self' interacting. No 'others'.

Then rest like the silent 'Ramana' watching own self playing out, enthralling all the time.
Cool na.

'Sairam 🙏😊
Chandrashekar
ChemburDust

Monday, January 19, 2015

Welcome to the World of ChemburDust...

Sairam . Welcome to ChemburDust. Blogsite of a few Sai devotees of Chembur Samithi. In this site you can read about our Seva experience in the links below this introductory note.

-We serve poor cancer patients, who, after spending all they had on treatment, ultimately land in footpath opp Tata Memorial Hospital Parel,Mumbai, Dharamshala in Ghatkopar etc.,

-We help reunite with Parents, the kids running away from home or lost in Mumbai .
-Serve the abandoned old in Old age home by attending to their needs. Every 2nd Sunday of the month

-Get the slum youth and unleash their power constructively - Be with them during SSC overnight study in a Garden calling them as "Midnight Scholars" and teach them Personality dev, English speaking("Bol Bindaas") and Computer Basics every Sunday 5-7 pm.

-Serve tribals in a remote village adopted by Chembur Samithi and so on....

Anyone can participate in these Seva activities onsite or offsite models well structured and tested.  The objective is to make effective 'Seva' delivery in the last mile till it reaches the beneficiaries.

Our first lesson learnt - A few committed individuals with very little means can do effective Seva to the poor and sick in and around their own place. If a dash of Spirituality is added, then it becomes blissful for both the ones who do Seva and the beneficiaries at once.

Discover the Joy of Loving and Serving.....Get inspired by our Divine Master

Come..A whole new world of bliss is waiting tobe discovered....

R.Chandrashekar
'Somebody' trying to become 'Nobody' through Spiritual Sadhana..



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Novel Cricket tournament on 6th Mar 2011 with Spiritual commentary amidst running cricket commentary

"Sri Sathya Sai Manav Mulya Ekta Cup"

A novel Cricket tournament was held in Palasdhari on 6th Mar 2011 - "Sri Sathya Sai Manav Mulya Ekta Cup" wherein there was a running commentary on cricket alongwith running commentary with moral and spiritual messages of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

View the interesting combo commentary on Cricket and Spirituality

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sairam. Watch the inauguration of the first Village -Shrigiri Washim in Maharashtr being digitally connected with Dharmakshetra

By Divine Grace the first Village in India by Sri Sathya Sai Organisation tobe Digitally connected with Video conferencing facility for Tele medicine, Tele education and host of other interactive services is being inaugurated today at 10.30 am. 26 Jan 2011 .You can watch it live in the window below:


Thursday, March 18, 2010

An Amazing video on all about Meditation done with Professional Finesse

Meditation....Part I  .... The videos temporarily blocked. this is a hyperlink to Vimeo .posted as


Spirituális Valóság 1. rész from Sairamark on Vimeo.

Meditation Part II


Spirituális Valóság 2. rész from Sairamark on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Listen to Radio Sai,Bhajans&discourses 24 hrs by double clicking on this link below and after that click on "Listen" on the page opening after that..

Cilck on this ........Listen to Radio Sai 24 hrs

Click on this .... Listen to Sai Bhajans 24 hrs


Click on this ....Listen to Sri Sathya Sai Baba discourses 24 hrs


Click on this ..... to see - Sai TV -24 hour TV channel

ChemburDust thankfully acknowledges and provides Credits to the authors of the above hyperlinks Radio Sai and WorldTV as would be appearing on opening the links.

Click on the following titles to read the full Seva story...


















Himalayan Trip by Overnight Meditators


On the bank of Ganges in Himalayas


Team Meditating in River Yamuna near Yamunotri

A group of 22 Sai devotees do Overnight Meditation every Friday in Chembur Mumbai. They decided to go to Himalayas and do Meditation over there. They had thrilling experience of seeing a landslide 'live' and also meditated right on the banks of River Ganges and Yamuna. Brought stones from the rivers naming them as Ganga Lingeshwar and Yamuna Lingeshwar which they would bring every Friday for the overnight meditation and do Abhishek before starting the Overnight Meditation.
The entire spiritual expedition in Himalayas is brought out in the form of a book shortly. In the meantime, the pilgrim-Meditators are sharing their experience with the blog readers. The piece below is from one of the team that visited Himalayas- Dr.Vasantha Nair MD
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THE TRIP TO THE HIMALAYAS-THE ESSENCE ! Dr. Vasantha Nair

Our trip to Rishikesh started with fervor, anticipation and excitement. I had covered a major portion of the Himalayan tour in 2003 and now, I had been invited to sit on her lap yet again-a thing I had not imagined in my wildest dreams. As is held about other pilgrimage sites, I believe that no one can go to the Himalayas unless specifically called.

During winter, the snow capped Himalayas reverberate in magnificence, splendor and in essence the range is grandly divine. However , during the summer months, as the snow melts it lends its’ glory and beauty to the tracks of the Ganges as it gurgles its’, way to meander into the plains. As the Ganges is held with great reverence and piety, and worshipped as Divine Mother, I had tuned my being to venerate Her and worship Her remembering the adage-‘yad bhavam-tad bhavati [as one thinks –so one becomes]

MEDITATION

The main focus of the trip as had been stated was the overnight meditation at Rishikesh.

Without transgressing its’ importance, I was keenly aware that every moment in the Himalayan range is meditation itself as we take in the divine vibrations pervading all around into our very being; through the pores of our skin, thru the air we breathe, thru our sight ,thru the kiss of the wind that envelops us and thru the silence and stillness that blankets the entire region. !!!

* During the meditation at Rishikesh I sensed peace, peace and yet more peace. The only thoughts that interrupted me time again were those of the Ganges especially the stotras written by Adi Shankaracharya. However this was not all.

* The sight of the Himalayan ranges with its’ bountiful waterfalls, luscious greenery, the Ganges with its’ undulating waves was meditation .

* I got many a chance to do active meditation when I had to go down or climb up tiny stony slopes with a hundred percent concentration so that I do not become a casualty nor spoil the pilgrimage for the rest.

* However, the highlight of the meditation experience for me was on the banks of the Yamuna. It was barely for 30 minutes. I experienced the pranava sound pervading everywhere. Since ‘cosmos ‘is a big word , I will describe that it enveloped the vast expanse of the sky above, the intervening space to include the waters of the Yamuna. Had we sat longer, may be I would have heard it within too. How did I experience this? I blocked the mind to the sound of the waves that were softly lashing by. All that was left was-AUM!!! I have heard accounts that this is experienced at Kailas. I was elated beyond measure for being gifted this profound experience on the banks of the river Yamuna itself!!!

YAMUNOTRI

In the tour of 2003 Yamunotri had been left out. Some mentioned that Yamunotri was tough to reach; others added that one should not even attempt it- so tough the route. This time , it was part of the trip. Most in the group used the palanquin due to the steep terrain. Not that it was all comfort as there was a continuous jerk transmitted by the four who carried the person. However it was the least risky and possible option for senior citizens. The rain gods poured their blessings on us continuously. Despite all the paraphernalia such as the raincoat, plastic sheet over the body with shoes tucked inside the sheet, we got wet from top to toe; chill filled our being; we remained wet till we reached the hotel-a good 7-8 hrs later; yet we were all fit and fine the next day-ready for the next day’s meditation and sport in the waters of the Yamuna!

Going back to Yamunotri- I heard from accounts that the Yamunotri temple is small! Given the veneration that is conferred on the Ganges and Gangotri,, Yamunotri seemed to have a second place. Quite contrarily, I must say that every bit of Yamunotri, filled me with a sense of its’ sacredness . Though I was wet to my bones, peace filled my being! Joy , and a dumb silence raced within despite the wet floors, the noises of people around, and the general commotion that is a part of such places.

I reached the Sanctum Sanctorum to set eyes on the Goddess and what did I see? Emanating from the idol –for a few seconds -I saw light!!! It can be compared to the experience of lightening. After this, I kept looking at the idol to experience more of it. Though I saw no more light, I could see and experience divine energy radiating from Her. This energy could be seen for 2-3 feet around her after which it merged with the rest of the atmosphere. I could not note the beauty of the idol .I experienced her POWER and DIVINITY.

So much for what thrilled me in this tour.

What touched me and made the tour worthwhile:

* The care and support and attitude of service that pulsated within the whole group given to us by our VERY OWN SWAMI!!!

* The discipline that was present all through-ingrained into us by our VERY OWN SWAMI.

* The love that pervaded between everyone-infused into us by our VERY OWN SWAMI. Everyone was joyous and happy all the time.

WITH PRANAMS AT HIS LOTUS FEET.

-- Dr.Vasantha Nair

Serve Silently and Deserve Divine Grace

Om Sri Sairam

Being Dust (ChemburDust that is)helps.
Dust is the lowest denominator of matter
to which everything is reduced to in the end.
Which,being Dust,we already are.

No baggage of Knowledge.
Enjoy Knowledge-holiday
and transact only through heart.
Aatha vaatha kuch nahi tho
what a relief!
A state carefully crafted
by wilful unlearning.

By the way, Love happens in Heart
only when we switch off the Head.
Even in low-end worldly Love,
two love-smitten don't discuss Algebra !
Divine Love is far more non-head stuff.

Being at the bottom,
we get a worm's-eye view, if not bird's.
And that too is some angle,
atleast from the bottom of the Pyramid.
To which everybody rushes these days
led by the celebrated C K Prahlad.

Armed by ignorance we set out to explore
with a clean slate.

So much grief and agony all around.
India can certainly write grammer for grief.
But again,there is disproportionately higher
NGOs in every domain.
From 'street dogs' to 'Green space' they are ubiquitous.
Then,why mitigation-rate is miserable?

We did a petty survey to figure out.And
exchanged notes with few NGOs.

Every NGO has a challenge.
Their Junta demand high drama,
in every Project conceived.
Local mileage, if not Media mileage.
Without big bandwagon,photo ops
and noisy celebration,
pretty poor participation.
Only a few dedicated handful
show up in Silent Zones.
Can't get critical mass to make a difference.

Modern minds suffer from 'Attn deficiency'.
Inadequate recognition in workplace.
Poor acknowledgement back home.
And no one cares a hang in Society
for others' welfare.

In this backdrop,
many minds jump at NGO-ops
to get a new badge of recognition.
With noise and celebration.
But if they are missing,many don't sign up.

At ChemburDust, we embarked upon a tiny project-
To go at midnight, on the eve of Baba's 84th birthday,
to the footpath opp Tata mem hospital,
and spread brand new bedsheets over the
poor cancer patients and their escorts sleeping there...
Around 80+ right on footpath.

It was executed with the script-'Quietly spread and Quickly vanish'.
The beneficiaries in sleep didn't know who the donors were.
We enjoyed our anonymity and identitylessness.
With only few volunteers turning up,
it was a mid-night non-event.
But tons of bliss in that plain vanilla 'giving'.

In any supply chain, the last mile is crucial.
To deliver without transmission loss.
In many NGO projects, we find the last mile dicey,
though their PPTs are spicy!
Flood at the top of the funnel.
But not even a trickle at the bottom.

But we can't blame them always.
Read Times story on 18 Dec
about an NGO, struggling to get
regular volunteers for handling street kids.

Familiarity breeds contempt,they say.
The mind needs new drama in every action-(read Seva.)
The organisers are forced to package it with
high decibel bandwagon and assured mileage.
Baraath of Bandhu lok in truck loads.
Forced to Dramatise and draw volunteers.
It is a task for the poor NGO heads.

But unfortunately this model won't sustain.
Nor get billed as Seva, in real sense.
There is choice-
Serve our sick minds or serve the poor n needy?
And many buckle and choose the former.

Limelight is irresistible.
It is part of Maya's script.
For some, NGO is backdoor access to Powerplay.

But the real Seva demands
self-effacing simplicity.
Just deliver and disappear.

Seva is a Sadhana to jettison
the unwanted load of 'misconceived self'-
Mai yeh hoon.. mai woh hoon...
Meri izzat..Mera reputation...
Iam not an ordinary volunteer,
Iam an office bearer..etc.etc.
Misconceived self is a
millstone around the neck..

But dropping self-centredness
is the pre requisite for any Seva.

When doing Seva, set aside Self.
Seek Obscurity,sink in oblivion and revel in it.
As the beneficiary wonders who gave it,
hide and enjoy their pleasant surprise.

Like the Lord does it with us.
He makes us win, through His Grace.
And let us clamour "Oh. I won on my own".
And hides and enjoys that!

Time is running out.
Evil forces are catching up.

Post Copenhagen, we realise
Govts can't concur even on climate issues.
Societies of the west implode and crumble as
everyone in family pursues own private agenda.
And kids need tobe saved from Parents.
Institutions fall like pack of cards every day.
In the confusion, terrorists have a field day.

The only hope for the world is
good NGOs and their few silent workers,
who travel the extra mile and deliver fully.

Next time when we choose to join any Seva,
we shouldn't look for a jamboree-
Excitement, fun and enjoyment-
as part of Seva Package.
That drives the organisers crazy
defocussing from Seva objectives.

Enough of our dope.
Lets hear what Baba has to say on these.

"Do not allow your service activities turn into shops which concentrate on window dressing, in order to attract
attention and patronage.....Service activities in all lands can thrive only through selfless dedication.
Fanfare is a sign of insincerity. Silent, unsullied work alone can appeal...

...Clever propaganda may achieve some temporary results but, in the long run, it will bring disappointment and
disillusion. Like the 'rockets' lit by children on Deepavali night, it will flare up and fizzle down..

Today, we are confronted everywhere by statistics parading quantities and reports in glowing
terms. Do not bother about adding to the number or achieving a target. I value quality, not
quantity. Genuine, intensive devoted service offered in a few villages is more fruitful than casual
contacts and superficial service offered to a large number.
__ Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Discourse at Poornachandra Auditorium on 21-11-1986. SSS Speaks Vol.19
More of Baba's words in the above link..


Seva is the only saviour.
And Silent seva is the only model.

Come.Serve silently and Deserve divine grace.

Sairam

R.Chandrashekar
ChemurDust