19 January 2006
Event: Mansarovar program.
Date: 11-15 th Jan 2006
Location: Kanukunta Village, Hyderabad
The program of Mansarovar was started on 11 th January 2006. Of those who opted to participate in the program six persons were selected. The ‘Imperience’ requested a senior trainer to conduct the program and to guide the participants, if necessary. One member of the faculty of ‘Imperience’ was also attached to the program so that he may coordinate the activities and functions of the program apart from attending to any physical arrangements that may be required by the participants.
The program was conducted in the mango grove measuring approximately 11 acres of land where simple dormitory accommodation was provided (courtesy brother S.Nagesh) in the village Kanukunta of Medchal mandal of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh. Hot water for purposes of taking bath was made available. The weather was a little cold on the first two days and later normal as usual in this season and the place was having a spiritual ambience. The place is selected, as it would be a fit place to learn the principle of simplicity from Nature. The only noise around is the chirping of the birds and an occasional bovine mowing in a near by ashram of the ISCON. The place is ideal to practice the 4 th Commandment of the Master that “Be plain and simple to be identical with Nature.”
Food and beverages:
Free food and beverages were provided as is required by the participants. The food was pure vegetarian; raw vegetables and fruits along with sugar cane and peanuts etc., were made available. Milk was provided according to the requirement. Simple rice was cooked and served along with curds and pickles. Fruit juices that are natural were provided.
The program lasted for five days from 11 th to 15 th Jan 2006. The program commenced on 11th Jan 2006 with the morning meditation and concluded on 15 th January at 7-00 P.M after satsangh.
Purpose of Visit to Mansarovar:
The purpose of the camp at Mansarovar is to
- Develop the capacity to inter-commune with Nature by learning the language of silence.
- Develop the capacity to be identical with Nature by living in Natural surroundings
The prayers are in any language but the answers are in the language of silence. The response is translated into words like calm, quiet, tranquility and universally accepted word of the Divine is Shanti or Peace.
- The state of calmness or deep quiet, which is almost similar to the condition of void, is directly related to the condition of the Chit Lake. In the case of a perfect human being the colour of the Chit Lake in the end turns to that of Ruby as discovered by Revered Dr. K.C.Varadachari.
- Intercommunion is an act of the ‘Spirit‘, divisiveness is of something else. Most of what goes on among humans as communion today is not in touch with the ‘Spirit’ and it is not uniting the 6.4 billions of us. We can be agents of intercommunion through and through all the days if we can imbibe the spirit of commandment 4 of the master.
is the way, life is
- is the fundamental fact of the oneness of creation
- is born out of an experience of communion
- is an ‘YES’ to creation
- is a demonstration of Unity.
The daily schedule consisted of Morning meditation, Evening Purification process, Satsangh at 6.30 p.m., 9.00 p.m. prayer and bedtime prayer.
During the rest of the time the participants were asked to remain in silence and avoid unnecessary diversion of mind by listening and reading.
All the meditations were done in the open under the sky including the 9.00 P.M prayer.
January 14 th was a full moon day; some of the participants took advantage of the occasion and meditated in the night. A telescope was provided to view the full moon.
Participants were requested to maintain notes of their condition during meditation, Satsang and other period of silence. Participants cooperated by abstaining from reading, listening or talking during the period of the program as they did not feel the necessity for seeking such assistance, obviously happy to be in silence in the company of Nature and Master.
Two participants felt the need for taking individual sittings.
Satsanghs were conducted in the evening daily. Individual reports from the participants were collected after each satsangh and also at the end of the program.
The following brothers participated:
- Sri. S.S. Janardhana Rao
- Sri. C.V.M. Ravi Prasad
- Sri. C.V. Koteswara Rao
- Dr A. Subba Rao (Senior Trainer and Faculty)
- Sri. R. Radhakrishna
- Sri. N.V. Raghava Rao
- Sri. I.V Chalapathi Rao