Web Content Display
Sahaj Sandesh No: 2008.32 – Sunday, 2nd November, 2008
Rev. Master's visit to Dubai
Light in the Desert
We in the Middle East were privileged to host our beloved Master from October 22-31, 2008. Many abhyasis from Europe, Africa, Canada, USA, and all over Middle East region had gathered here to be with Master. Regular morning and evening satsanghs were conducted at venues nearby to where he was residing. Master's joyous mood was infectious especially while speaking to abhyasis on many occasions. He held meetings with the local functionaries, met with the South African group separately, visited a number of local abhyasis at their homes, and made several prefects for different countries.
On October 28, the Dubai Centre had the honor of hosting the beloved for the celebration of Diwali (Festival of Lights). On the celebration Day, Master conducted both morning and evening satsanghs. A few hundred of abhyasis attended the celebration. The evening satsangh was followed by a heart touching cultural program by different groups of abhyasis from Europe, and India. It was moving to witness that abhyasis had put their hearts into their performance only to make the beloved happy. The Day ended with a dinner reception at the venue.
During his visit Master kept up his usual habit of going out for short strolls in bazaars, parks, and other public places, meeting people, dealing with them and always leaving traces behind. On many of these walks passer-bys often approached his companions with questions out of curiosity, attraction, or sheer interest in him and his work.
On his last night of stay, a team of three abhyasis visited Master's residence and sang wonderful bhajans for him. This seemed to be a perfect ending to an enlightening ten day visit with the beloved. One abhyasi was wondering innocently what Master's private life looks like. What is apparent about Master's life is that he is constantly working towards our spiritual and even material existence. He never seems to be resting from making prefects, conducting satsanghs, answering questions, replying to numerous emails and requests, etc. And all these are in the direction of bringing light and love into our hearts, lives, and societies.
Below are some excerpts from some of Master's discussions during his recent trip to the Middle East:
Some photographs taken during this visit may be seen at: