Vishwaguruji brings the Divine Light to Melbourne
After New Zealand and Fiji, Vishwaguruji has been visiting Yoga in Daily Life centers in Australia on his World Peace Tour. Melbourne bhaktas and practitioners of Yoga in Daily Life were blessed with inspiration in satsang with Vishwaguruji on Saturday 22 October 2016 in Melbourne Ashram.
Impressions from members of the Melbourne group about this short yet powerful darshan (meeting with the teacher):
"It's interesting to see that we are a very diverse group, of different cultural, religious and social backgrounds. Yet the yearning to experience something that is beyond the surface was strong in everyone."
"Here we were in front of someone who radiated peacefulness and joy, who was present without any judgement, and open to giving whatever it is that we can manage to receive. Adding one more piece to our life puzzle as we continue on this journey to realise our completeness."
In the traditional story-telling style of teaching, as seekers sat nearby to Vishwaguruji, he told light hearted stories to convey messages full of truth. Here are a few of the jewels that were shared:
"Yoga is not just a collection of exercises, but a way of connecting body and mind and also connecting to our ancient past. Some say that yoga and ayurveda are 5000 years old. The history of yoga is far more ancient than that and stems from the beginning of time."
"The first practice of yoga is discipline. As Sage Patanjali described in his first sutra - ATHA YOGANUSASANAM - yoga begins with discipline." Therefore Vishwaguruji emphasized, "The time is now! Don’t wait to act tomorrow or later. If it’s important to you, then do it now. Lead a disciplined life - no matter what religion you follow or which God you pray to. Discipline is what is required to succeed in one's life."
"AUM (om) – scientists have discovered that the sound vibration of our sun is AUM. The resonance of this mantra is very powerful." Vishwaguruji recommended that we experience this for ourselves in our own meditation practice. With this he also described the world and life on Earth from the perspective of the enormity of the Cosmos, and how much there is out there that we don’t know about.