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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Divine Chocolate: The Guru Parampara

Originally uploaded by alxindia.

A miracle is not always an obvious miracle.

People have a tendency, I believe, to think of miracles only in terms of experiencing a physical, tangible, visible result.

Sometimes a miracle, though experienced first through the physical eyes and the human mind, is an internal, private experience of the heart, or the soul. Often it's an event you don't even understand in the moment, but only later, after a period of reflection.

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  • At 5:40 PM, Blogger Rebecca Morn said…

    Wow. Just... wow. Thank you, dearest Alx, my beloved sister, for sharing that.

    If I may, I'd like to add something to this account -- call it a coda.

    I've known Alx since 1997, when I first met her in a little now-defunct coffee shop in Boulder Creek. We hit it off almost instantly and became good friends.

    Then she left for India. I saw her a few times after that, during return visits. But the true scope of the changes within my friend were not fully apparent until her return to the United States a little over a year ago. At the time, I did not know how she'd changed, only that she seemed both very different and very much the young woman I remembered.

    This story she tells here, I think, goes a long way towards explaining what happened. And why.


  • At 4:11 PM, Blogger Lightbringer said…

    Perhaps you are sharing "Govinda" chocolates instead of "Godiva"?

    I love "Govinda" chocolate too! It melts in your heart instead of in your mouth! :)

  • At 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    awsome! I keep wondering, here Iam an Indian, a hindu, conversant with all these, have neither felt an instinct to meet a guru nor ever have experiences like what you have gone thru. Why is it like that, you have an answer ? o

  • At 1:31 PM, Blogger Alx said…

    interesting question -- why would an Indian person, a Hindu even, not have a desire to meet a guru or have experiences like this....?

    hey, I am an American and had no real desire for this kind of experience, on any level. so what happened?

    my understanding is that it was my soul yearning for such contact with the divine. it wasn't my personality, or my mind, or my thinking process, that was interested in all this.

    I believe that every human being, ultimately, has this kind of yearning -- it's a question of how strong and how urgent that yearning is. in many people, their karmas are covering over the voice of yearning. in many people, the yearning is sometimes more audible. some individuals are lucky enough to be born in the planet with a sharp thirst to know god and will go to any lengths to quench that thirst -- these kinds of characters are more rare.

    we're all at every level we're at, at any given moment.

    I do know that the moment a person wants to have supernatural experiences, or to know the divine, or to know the truth of what we're doing on this earth, Nature itself starts conspiring to satisfy that question or desire. it HAS to.

    so maybe hearing about experiences like this is a step towards creating that inspiration, to want to know something more of the fragrance of the divine.


  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Dr.iSMILE said…

    Nice experience,but I think if you dream about an experience and were hypnotised that you will have one...ultimately you will experience one.I am not criticising I am also a devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba but I don't have faith in other babas who use his name.Anyway nice blog.
    _Ismail S Penukonda

  • At 12:31 PM, Blogger Alx said…

    hello, Ismail, thanks for writing. I neither dreamed nor imagined that experience -- it was as real as I'm sitting here now typing on a computer keyboard. even more real, in fact. if you read other entries in this blog, you'll notice that the theme of the miracles keeps recurring, in different ways -- all through the auspices of Shirdi Baba, who was himself a profound miracle saint.

    of course not trusting anyone who uses Baba's name is your own preference. names, after all, are unimportant.

    but not trusting someone who clearly demonstrates Baba's energy... well, hmm. of course, again, it's your preference.

    but Shirdi Baba's energy comes in many many many many MANY different forms -- it comes through all of us, it comes through Nature, it comes through angels.

    his energy, after all, is Dattatreya. he is always around, and in each of us at all times, whether we acknowledge this or not.

    namaste, brother.



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