This Sadhak Sunday brings you three lovely contributions. The first is all about being an example and an inspiration to all by following the Master's teaching of selfless service. The couple also share their story of how a very small intention of doing seva 5 years ago, that they attribute to Babaji's grace, began in a small way and grew to feeding 400 poor children every Sunday for the last five years.
The second one is the contribution from a creative sadhak who sprung up his creativity on Mother Earth by sowing halim seeds or Garden Cress seeds and added a touch of divinity to it by creating the symbol of OM and "Namah Shivay Babaji" which he found as a creative way to greet his Guru everytime he looks at it.
The third is a simple expression of a sadhak's love for Babaji that he penned down in his own simple words. So, have your Sunday break, with these three inspirational notes from your Guru Bandhus, who are blessed by Baba ji and the Guru Parivar.
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1. Contribution from Poonam & Parminder Shivanand, Kolkata
NAMAH SHIVAYA BABAJI,
We are a couple from kolkata and we are blessed with ShivYog since 2008. Since then Babaji, we have to thank you for so many wonderful changes that have happened in our lives. Often i have wished to write to you and today Sadhak Sunday has given this opportunity. Thank you Babaji.
Babaji, it was my husband's birthday and I had heard from you to do seva, to feed the poor. Usually on occasions like this I use to plan surprise parties etc, but to my surprise I decided to make 50 packets of food. I cooked aloo poori and went down the street to distribute the food. There were a lot of children, those who got food packets were very happy but so many of them who didn't get and were sad. They were running behind me and saying "humko nahi mila."
While walking back home I just said "Baba, I wish I can feed 500 poor some day." It was just a wish which i didn't think about. I came and narrated this episode to my husband, he just said so what if kids were left, we can feed them once again. I was very happy, i arranged for a cook and prepared khichadi on a Sunday morning. On the night before we went around my area and asked all the children to come at 9 am on sunday at a lane near our house.I told a few ShivYogi friends about this,so that they could help distribute the food.
We were surprised when we reached with the food, Babaji there were about 100 children and some adults.We distributed the khichadi and we were all very happy. Babaji, that day I was feeling blessed, but least bit i knew this seva would continue. Because as Sunday approached, the feeling that they we should do this seva again. So next week we made same arrangements for all of them and Babaji, this continues since. Babaji,we know that its only and only your grace. We are very, very grateful to you that you to give us the bhaav to do Seva. Today, Babaji our SHIVANAND BHANDARA is 5 year old and BABAJI, YOU are feeding 400 children every sunday at 9 am.
Babaji we wait for sunday to come, now the food is ordered at a shop, a group of friends together help to distribute the food. When we read Guru Khand, they all fold hands in prayer to you. BABAJI, they haven't seen you, but just like we feel your presence, they too feel, because Babaji, they all have a smile on their face, a peace and satisfaction that they all will receive food.
Babaji, we thank you for all the seva you have given us till today and thank you for all the seva opportunities you will give us.
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2. Contribution from Sadhak Ayush Shivanand, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaSadhak Sunday is now also open to students who have taken Saraswati Deeksha from Babaji and have witnessed transformation in their studies, extracurricular activities, personality, behavior, etc. Thousands of children have been blessed by Babaji in these years with this precious deeksha. For those of you, who have benefitted, we welcome you to record the child's statement on your cell phone and send the video to us. Selected videos will be shown to Babaji and Ishan ji for their blessings and also used on our video channel. The video must be clear in visual and audio, preferably taken at a silent location. The video must not exceed 1 minute. It is advised that the child speak while the parent or guardian can record it and send it to us.
We just are finding more ways for you to express yourself and for your love to reach and bounce back from your Guru. Send us your ideas too!