El Morya's Garden
Celebrating the Sangha and the Can-Do Spirit!
by Rev. Jaspal Soni and Rev. Lois Drake
After spending nearly five months in the USA, I went for a walk for the first time in late September in the park located across from the ashram and noticed totally different uplifting energies. The shrubs on both sides of the walkways looked much greener, taller, thicker and whole. At some places on the walkways, the trees planted on both sides seemed to have formed shady canopies under which people were able to enjoy cover from the sun. There were noticeably more people walking, jogging, clapping, chanting, exercising, playing and doing yoga either by themselves or in groups. They seemed much happier, relaxed and friendly.
The birds (pigeons, crows, sparrows, parrots, and smaller birds) and squirrels were eating bird seeds and drinking water together—an unusual scene to behold. The stray park dogs were not barking at the leashed visiting dogs as I had observed before.
Many new streetlights had been installed in the park. For the first time, long overdue restrooms for men and women had been built on the north and south gates of the park. In short, the park looked cleaner than before. This was a great God-Victory which was made possible by the blessed elementals and the violet flame!
(1) The Peace Corridor between India and Pakistan
The grand-scale preparations to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the passing away of Guru Nanak (1469-1539) by the global Sikh community on November 9, 2019 are in full swing. Guru Nanak was the founder of the Sikh religion who is equally revered by Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims.
In April 1980, Guru Ma visited India with a group of devotees and paid a visit to the northwestern city of Amritsar where Sikh devotees gather in thousands every day to offer their prayers in the Golden Temple. During her visit, she said that after Guru Nanak left his body in 1539, he continues to serve mankind in the lineage of the bodhisattvas working with her late husband—now the Ascended Master Lanello—and other masters of the Great White Brotherhood to assist Sikhs and other devotees in their spiritual journeys. The Sikh Chart of the I AM Presence is the outcome of that communication with her.
The place where Guru Nanak made his physical transition is called Gurdwara Darbar Sahib. It is located in a small village called Kartarpur in Pakistan, about 3 miles away from the Indian Border. Kartarpur is held in high esteem by the Sikh community. That is because Guru Nanak lived there for over 17 years before leaving his body. The corridor is a roadway that will be completed between India and Pakistan to this site. It will be done before the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak on November 9, 2019. Both countries have agreed to visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur Corridor.
The timing of this event is delicate and significant as tensions between the two nuclear-powered nations over Kashmir are simmering. During these challenging times, the role played by Guru Nanak in restoring peace in the Indo-Pak region cannot be underestimated. We pray that Kartarpur Corridor—the Corridor of Peace—will continue to strengthen mutual bonds of brotherhood, peace and harmony between India and Pakistan!
Here is a quote from a dictation given by the Ascended Master Babaji—who is described in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. In this dictation through Guru Ma he mentions Guru Nanak: “I stand and I declare to the world: Let those who would be chelas of Krishna, of Yogananda, of the great Light of Kali, of Brahma, of Vishnu, of Shiva and of the saints who have gone before–let those who would follow Guru Nanak and all the rest who have risen from the lotus flower of the Mother hear now: your initiations are required of you this day and the Ascended Masters will give them, as these are the initiations required of your souls.” (Babaji, June 17, 1979, Pearls of Wisdom®, Vol.30, No. 51, November 20, 1987)
(2) Violet Flame is Cleaning-up Air Pollution in Delhi
The Times of India newspaper of October 2, 2019 had an upbeat headline story about air getting cleaner in Delhi. “Delhi Witnessed the Cleanest September Air in 9 years, PM2.5. PM2.5 is in the Safe Zone.” It continued, “People living in Delhi found something very unusual about the clear blue skies and fresh air in the capital this September. This was the cleanest September the city had seen in the last nine years for which Delhi Pollution Control (DPCC) data is available.”
DPCC data from 2011 to 2019 found that both the average PM2.5 and PM10 levels were within safe standards for the first time during September in all these years. While the average PM10 level was 99 microgram per cubic meter (as against a safe standard of 100), average PM2.5 level was recorded at just 40 microgram per cubic meter, well below the safe limit of 60. Air pollution was at its peak in 2015.
Indeed, “Delhi is a city of violet fire, Delhi is the purity God desires!”
(3) India is Experiencing a Revolution in Toilet-Building
India launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaernn (Clean India Campaign) on October 2, 2014 with the goal of eliminating open human waste elimination and manual scavenging within five years. Since the campaign was launched, nearly 80 million toilets have been built in India. Three cheers for the elementals! Hip, Hip Hurray!
(4) A First for Delhi: No Durga Statues Tossed in the Yamuna River
Probably for the first time since Durga Puja (worship) celebrations began in the capital during the months of September- October, more than 100 years ago, city authorities ensured that no statues (which are often larger than life and made with toxic paints and other non-biodegradable materials) were tossed into the Yamuna River following the festivities. Authorities set up multiple layers of barricades blocking all routes to Delhi’s most popular ghats (immersion places along the River). This proved to be very effective. Another victory for the elementals!
We are grateful to the ascended masters, angels and elementals for these victories. And we express our deepest God-Gratitude to our brothers and sisters in the community of the Holy Spirit for their ongoing prayers and steadfast support. Thank you!