A Brahmachari's Experience of Realization
[Brahmachari (Br) Prasad (b: 1973) dedicated his life and work to Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi) and has been with her Ashram for over eight years now. He was working as a Software Engineer with a reputed firm in California, USA when he was inspired by her darshan to pursue Self-inquiry. He left his job and joined her Convoy without a second thought.
Back in India, he ardently pursued a serious study of the ancient scriptures under the tutelage of the well learned Swami Kaivalyananda Ji of Panamana Ashram with the blessings of Amma. Br. Dr. Chandrashekar of Amma's Ashram has been kind to send us a short communication about the recent "Enlightenment" experience of Br. Prasad.
It illustrates how realization happens at the right time to a mature and eligible spiritual aspirant through 'shravaNa.' We reproduce below the description of the event by Br. Prasad as told by him in a communication to the respected Swami Ji.
We are grateful to Br. Dr. Chandrashekar and the Swami Ji for sharing this happy information with us and deem it an honor to let us post it at our Blog -- ramesam.]
Br. Prasad's Communication Addressed to Swami Kaivalyananda:
|Swami Kaivalyananda with Amma|
Namah Shivaya Swamiji
The teaching that took place at your ashram last sunday was very helpful in bringing a shift/clarity in my understanding and i understood the mistake that was happening by limiting or constricting this supreme Self to the knowing aspect, ( I-bodham (= awareness)) and further associating within this body.
Your key teaching that "my swa-swarupam looks like sushupti (base) and sushupti is present now in jagrath as well" had a deep impact. Even though you have explained this topic in greater detail in earlier classes, don't know why this particular interaction gave me clear insight and experience.
The subsequent classes this week helped further to reinstate this clear understanding and could experience the lightness by this marked shift in the identity.
With this clarity, every moment is complete and joyful. If at all, there is an experience of any incomplete aspect at any moment, understand that it is the function of the mind only and in that light, recognition of my real identity where there is no such incompleteness (of any sort) and which is always present and the only thing which is ever present, is revealed.
we are very grateful and blessed to partake your teachings which are simply profound and invaluable. There are no words to express my gratitude, i offer my sashtanga pranaam-s.
In Amma's Service
Contact Address of Swami Ji:
[A transcript of the Audio record of the interaction between Br. Prasad and Swami Kaivalyananda Ji when the momentous ‘shift’ occurred for Prasad will be posted as soon as available.]