Photo: Karnatic music perfomance during the Art of Living Silver Jubilee Celebrations!)
By Dr. Pragati Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Pragati is a scientist at Advanced Centre Research in Electronics, IIT Bombay
and Professor at Dept of Materials Science & Metallurgical Engg, IIT Bombay
Back to my scientific world after the great event of
silver Jubilee and I am still fumbling with words to
express my thoughts
-it is difficult to express what it was to be a part
of this great event. It was not a feeling of
attending a big function but
more like being a witness to a vast happening which
was JUST HAPPENING!!
The word VAST became so clear with countless “Vah”s
from my lips.
‘How' and ‘Vow' kept recurring so many times that it
Oh! So, HE showed HIS Voh form!
what form? Vishal..Vast consciousness form!!
Ah! Sitting on that huge stage a small humble, caring,
loving, smiling figure showed his VAST form so
simply-it is amazing and there goes the mind again-
but HOW did it happen??
I don't know!!
Mind still questions, “Was it a dreaming or was it a
He was monitoring all events in Ashram as well the
ones in the airfield and then attending them with
fullest care, love and honor! Greeting each guest and
being with all. He even walked down to meet the
musicians and the camera persons.
Unbelievable but it did happen-He made the ancient
sutra- ‘Vasudhaiv kutumbakum'come live!
Making 25 lakh people come together from all corners
of the world !
1000 or more saints sat and shared the same stage
together smiling at each other!
3800 different musicians played together in harmony!
Scientists, politicians, policemen, artists – all sat
on one stage!
Different media officials, journalists, photographers
– all covering the great event side by side laughing
and joking ( even shared the seats with each other!)
People sat there silently with smiles in that dusty
field when He led the mass meditation, covering all in
one big soothing wave of love and peace.
All lost their identity and became one big happy wave
of love and devotion with the ocean of Love!
It would have been difficult for the small mind to
understand or visualize what is meant by- ‘vishal
roop' or expanded consciousness so this was the live
Ah! I am still out of words.. just had this experience
of what i said-
Many can experience and be with their experiences-
and there are few chosen ones who come to make others
experience the inexpressible experience!
I have no words to express the gratefulness I feel
for the Master except to say-Oh Master! Thou art
Jai Guru Dev