Touched By Him
has been Adi Da's devotee since 1998.
On December 1st (2008), the day after the interment of our Beloved
Master's physical remains, I went up back to the "Brightness" Temple
in the early afternoon. A simple tent structure had been erected
outside the Temple, on its west side. A group of devotees was sitting
there already, chanting in front of His Photographs. The entire
area seemed to vibrate with a tangible Presence that was very familiar
to me as Bhagavan's Spiritual Form. As I sat down on the ground,
I became conscious of the fact that this was only about thirty feet
away from the chamber in which Bhagavan's physical form was buried.
Soon the feeling of intimacy with my Master started increasing
significantly. There was a quickly growing feeling of very tangible
Love-Bliss energy in the body. I noticed this energy entering my
hands — which were placed on the ground in front — moving up and
filling the entire body with the most blissful Love-Touch. The
feeling of the intimacy of touch was the most outstanding part of
There were frequent incidents in my life as devotee in the past
of feeling Bhagavan's Love touch, very typically in the heart region.
I never had the opportunity though to be physically touched by Bhagavan
Adi Da, but what was happening now was new, it was . . . both. There
was this most blissful Love sense not just at the heart but in the
entire body, inside and outside. The intimacy seemed "perfect" and
I simply knew that this is what it feels like being physically touched
by my Guru. Even without having had this experience before, I simply
and undeniably felt being touched by Him physically — miraculously
now that His physical form was "gone".
Weeping with tears of joy, I fell into a swoon that lasted for
hours. My body seemed to have become a "loop" within the energy
field of the Earth, one with it. The energy was first circulating
in the body through the bodily base, but later it didn't feel like
"flowing" anymore — it was simply present everywhere at once. I felt
my Guru's Presence everywhere at once, like a pillar. I also felt
the entire Planet was radiating with this Love-Bliss energy, as
if Bhagavan had injected Himself all the way into the Earth's core;
now touching not just my body but all beings on Earth. This felt
like His last Gift to humankind, to the world — by placing
the "ash" of His physical form into the Earth's ground.
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