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How a Musician was born in me
Music enchanted me since my childhood. My Mother was a classical vocalist, who used to keep me as a baby nicely clad in the same room while she did her Riaz (practice of music) daily. I grew up singing songs from popular Indian Movies. While in college I won awards at singing competitions. It was something natural in me. My life changed completely when I met an amazing lady H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. She came to my home to meet my sister, whose hand in marriage was being considered for her elder brother’s son. I first met her in 1982. Her captivating personality attracted me to somehow spend more and more time with her. She too took interest in me, asking me to come and visit her in London, where she was residing, and learn about an amazing science of Sahaja Yoga. She promised to teach me how to meditate and find the truth about myself and the world round me. She told me that all my unanswered questions could be easily answered if I practiced this unique method of Meditation. I felt such good vibrations from her, that I was convinced that she had the powers to help me out of my queries, confusions and heartburns- just like we all have at that young age of 27. I was married with 2 kids, lived in a joint family – A double Chemistry Graduate & Chemical Technologist, just starting out in a new export business with my elder brother. If at all a transformation happened in my life, it came from the grace & personal support of H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi ( Mother). That day was 04th July 1984 - She guided me to my Self – Realization, given in her presence at London. I can say that a musician was hence born in me – one totally of Her creation.
I saw that I was holding on to a lot of thoughts & assumptions about life and people around me, and was wearing some sort of a coloured lens over my inner eyes, that saw just what my inner conditioned mind was tuned to. The most wonderful thing she told me was, that ‘how can you see something from outside, when you are inside it? You need to come out of it and then see it’. It was my greatest eye opener. How true! I judged people and life itself, sitting inside my own whirlpool of thoughts. She awakened in me, a power, that brought me out of my cocoon, and I then began to notice things I had never done before. It was like being born once gain and discovering the real truth about life, more-so about myself. Call it Self Realisation. Wow, it felt like I just got a fresh eyesight- that of a new mindset and a whole lot of new experiences that I slowly gathered in her divine company. There was hardly a moment when I could keep my attention away from what I learnt from her. The beauty of it all was that when she would be with me, she would show me practically what a human being was capable of achieving. The extent of Powers he had access to. It was simply amazing. The Miracle of feeling transformed was happening right before me. I could see it so clearly. She encouraged me to write down whatever she spoke about, and miraculously, I had begun writing in prose. The knowledge she shared, flowed through me in form of poetry. As soon as i had written about a particular thought, she took pains to revisit the poem and offer correction, if any. There were times, when she herself broke into poetry, while I quickly jotted down. Wow! This process went on from 1986 till 2002 without a break – year after year. Each year she encouraged me to record these poems using my favourite songs by replacing the words, but soon to realise that I had myself begun composing to these poems. The music composer in me was born in 1988, when I was reciting a poem to her, and she interrupted me, saying – “No you just sing it now. Don’t just say it”. I was shocked at myself, when without battering an eyelid I started to sing the poetry in a Raga called Darbari – It is the Raga associated with our Sahasrara Chakra – the point where begins the process of our Self Realisation. It resides on the Fontenal bone area of our head. The Raga opens the passage above the fontenal bone area for our own individual energy called Kundalini to merge with the all pervading power of the Cosmic energy around us.
Mother’s nourishment came from her love & compassion for me as her child. And here I was born a Musician in those heavenly years of contact with her. I was constantly nourished as a Poet, a Music composer & a Vocal Singer. My journey began in 1986, and till now I have contributed over 20 Audio Albums comprising of over 150 recorded songs & a Video released in March 2003.
In the early years (1986’s onwards..) Music could only be recorded in Analogue format. Later in the late 90’s music began to get digitalised, till in early 2000’s I too switched over to the digital mode. The early recordings, unfortunately could not be saved in the original recorded format in Analogue spools, though I did make an attempt to saves much as I could afford to do so. But as the songs became popular I continued to rerecord few of them in the ensuing years and releasing its fresh version in digital format.
The fact that H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Herself promoted my musical works to all her children worldwide, was an indication of how much she valued Music as one of the best mediums to relate to her teachings about Sahaja Meditation When it was first brought out in Cassette form in 1987, there was no kind of recorded music available to Sahaja Yogis. Shree Mataji would carry the recording Masters to UK & Germany and ask the Yogis there to make copies and bring them to Ganapatiphule in Maharashtra every December for sale. The sales were initially handled solely by me, while Shree Mataji took the complete account of it. She kept encouraging me to circulate the sale money and keep producing more and more albums year after year, giving me full charge to handle it all independantly. There was a period from 1987 till 1997 ( 11 years) when I churned out 11 albums ( 1 each year) – All put to sale in Ganapatiphule.
In these years several Sahaja musicians were born, and so finally She told me to hand over all my works under an Artist- Producer contract to a Company specially formed by her to provide a platform for all budding new Sahaja Musicians & Artists, who could be encouraged to keep making music and spreading her message of Love & Self realisation to the entire world through their creative works.
On Dec 10th 2002, She spoke to me about taking forward initiatives to spread Sahaj yoga through my Music & Live performances,. She felt that it was now up to each one of us, whom She had nurtured and nourished over the years to take on the responsibility of Sahaja Yoga to the entire world through their daily life-activities, work and talent acquired out of Her Grace. She felt that Music was the tool that opens hearts and allows free flow of Love. Love that can be so powerful that compels the Ganas & the Angels to open floodgates of joy. The Miracles that we keep observing through this meditation, assure us that we are indeed in Her divine protection and can achieve unfathomable heights which are normally humanly impossible. This is what she termed as Ritambha Pragnya - How even the elements ( of which our chakras are made of) come together to create the right environment & atmosphere for a benevolent Sahaja work.
My time spent with Mother was really to understand this subtle knowledge & how the Divine works. For me it was the greatest learning experience of my life. How my interactions with her led to my own creativity, showing me the right path & revealing unto me the Truth of life & of myself.
I can summarise it by saying - It all happened through the birth of my own creativity within me. She showed it to me by permitting relevant poetry flow through my being and then working on these poems to create verses that can be set to musical compositions whose vibrations and subtle combinations have the power to give Self Realisation. She explained that all this was her love, and love alone mattered here. One must take care of one’s subtle ego that plays games, and till such time one allowed the thoughtless and doubtless states to be nourished with constant meditation, it would never interfere. She laughed and said that no one on Earth can ruin the work of God, and that I must always remember that I am merely a chosen instrument for the Lord to play his Music, and my only job is to see that I keep this instrument clean and respectable.
Today I feel blessed to share this wonderful life-long cherished experience with you all through these songs that I am presenting here. Mother has indeed blessed me. As her child I have my Mother’s divine permission to reach out to each one of you, who may be a Sahaja Yogi, or yearning to become one - Seeker of Truth. .I remember her parting words when we last me- “Assume your powers and never doubt them. The entire world is wating to hear you. Go ahead keep creating and keep sharing”
Ever since, I have been basking in Her eternal words and living in divine bliss. I know that human life is limited and whatever talent & powers our Mother has bestowed upon us, must be utilised in our lifetime, to be able to complete the work for which She descended on Earth.
This website is my humble attempt to reach my music, both old and new to you. I need you to support me by buying it on-line. Through its sales, I am intending to bring forth before you those rare poems that Mother wrote herself, though all of them come from the times of my interactive moments of learning with her.
The Newest Album is 2015’s Roohani Roshani 2, now being launched & releaed through this website. I am dedicating 30% of its sales proceed towards the building of the Sahasrara Dham at Nargol, Gujrat- Where Mother first opening the Sahasrara of the Universe on 05th May 1970. So please go ahead, and down load liberally.
I am also proposing to provide a platform for all Sahaja Musicians to start their own websites and link them to a common site from where collections can be utilised to develop a Cultural platform for all Sahaja Artists to express their creativity, both live performances and their own recordings. It will assist to sustain their costs of production & livelihood. This is what was Mother’s vision she shared with me.
It is my mission now....To continue to spread Sahaja Vibrations through the wonderful creations that happened in Mother’s presence. To continue to create more music which will broadcast our Mother’s Will through all the creative & perorming Sahaj Artists of the World.
Come, be a part of this mission...... Jai Shree Mataji!