My Story - An Aspiration Plant is encouraged

Trying for the sun with feet on the earth

Encouraged by  Sri Chinmoy : CKG


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  Early sense of awakening

Adhiratha's awakening stories:

  • Alter boy, priesthood,
    • A child's reaction to a too conscious dream
      • a "guiding" presence is requested to withdraw
    • Wanting the first confession - to make things right
    •  Brother Jack's attraction to a monastery & Zen
    • Father's interest in isometrics and Hatha [physical Yoga]
    • Mothers search for her path,
      • to be  Protestant, Catholic or  Jewish?
      • attraction to Christ & the sacred heart
    • early mass & returning an unearned gift
    • A paperboy's Prayer - early surrender - thy will be done
  • High School Minor Seminary
    • Introduction to idea of meditation
    • Music - chant as setting the stage
    • French and Latin [or great interest but little ability]
  • Travel as Merchant Seaman
    • Visiting Temples
  • University questioning - Experimental College
    • When can one question the foundation of belief?
    • Socrates - "Know thyself"
    • "Motivation and Frustration in Attempting Wisdom"
    • Social Justice and Charity
    • SIMSOC the Simulated Society
  • Hearing about the eastern World Religions
    • Heraclites and constant change
    • Laostse ?? spell
  • Moved by the Bhagavad Gita
    • When is it right to stand and fight
    • Detached action - You have the right to the action - but not to the results
    • Political commitment
  • Group Work - no teachers - only shared learners
  • Political leads to cultural, leads to spiritual search
  • Non-Violent creation and resistance
    • Gandhi and martin Luther King
    • Considering the Goal - Role of the United Nations
  • A Just war?
    • Leaving or staying,
    •  Fasting or organizing
    • Camping out and listening to inner
  • Limits of the self and sharing learning
  • Paying the bills with Construction work - Supporting the Free school
  • Searching for others who have gone before -Creating receptivity
    • The Master Game
    • Be here Now
    • Ramakrishna and his Disciples
    • The Wisdom of Idiots and the Tales of Dervishes
  • Discover playing music and light combinations
    • John McGlocclin? - Mahavishnu -My Goal is Beyond
    • Playing the Flute - learning to breathe deeply
  • Travel to West and East Coast
    • Sufi Books in Philadelphis make an impression
    • Music by Hazarat Khan?
  • Offered a ride to NY to check out he spiritual Teachers and alternatives
    • WBAI "In the Spirit" with Lex Hixon
    • Jain teacher give me a mantra. "All you who have conquered your inner enemies - I bow before you". Explained that like a pitcher one bows into the water in order to be filled up.
    • Go to many talks and classes.
  • Sri Chinmoy's Kundalini Yoga Talks at NYU.
    • Where does everyone go after the talks?
    • How do they know when to come up an sing?
    • Saying my Manatra - getting a direct answer
  Memories of Moments with Sri Chinmoy

CKG's early stories

  • See Janika Alan Spence intro and stories: Awakening
  • CKG's Plays & Poems

Sri Chinmoy's Students Stories

  • Stories & experiences
  • Oral Histories
  Athletics : Swim,  Run,  Cycle
  Sharing knowledge or experience - e.g
  Professional related      Share Work Groups & drafts [some are password entry]
  Oral History & Parallel Lives :Jack & Wanda, Wanda & Jack  [A Canadian - American Experience]

    17 May 2002 ...