It’s 9.30 on Friday night, a packed venue in Milan, the young fans are going wild as the band, currently number one in the hit parade, prepare to launch into another number. Suddenly the young bass player grabs the microphone and says “This song is for all the Sahaja Yogis!”
The band was Rasmus and the young man was Eero, a Finnish Sahaja Yogi who is doing all he can to spread our Mother’s message.
When the Italian yuva shakti heard the band was coming to Italy, following the news about the concert in Vienna last November, they quickly mobilised! A group of about thirty young (and a few not so young!) went to the concert in Milan. Eero came before the concert and autographed lots of Sahaja leaflets, for once there was little risk of leaflets being glanced at and then thrown away! The fans were really thrilled to have such a nice memento.
During the gig we spoke to many young people and even gave some their realization, but it was after, when everyone was leaving the hall that he suddenly returned. At first the fans couldn’t believe it, then they quickly surrounded him He autographed many more leaflets and told them they should try sahaja yoga, then he and the yuva shakti worked on people and gave realisation. A lovely moment happened outside the concert when two people, who had just received their realisation, were seen raising the kundalinis of their friends!
Afterwards we all went for a very joyous pizza and then a meditation at a nearby yogini’s house. For a Sahaja Yogi, in the middle of all the maya of being a rock star, this welcome meditation with the other yogis was probably the high point of his evening!
Then, the next day, down to Reggio Emilia. There the venue was much bigger and kali yuga more evident! Now it was the turn for the yuva shakti from Reggio, Bologna, Ferrara and a large contingent from Rome. Once again the slightly bemused fans were bombarded with leaflets by a laughing and joyful yuva shakti. Here it seemed that the crowd would be too dense for Eero to come and give a hand, but suddenly there he was again. This time about twenty people got their realization and nearly 2,000 were given leaflets (of which at least a hundred will be very carefully conserved!)
For the young yogis this was a fantastic opportunity to combine a great night, rock music and dancing, with the joy of giving realisation. As we said goodbye to Eero we said how grateful we were for this wonderful opportunity, he replied “Don’t thank me, thank Shri Mataji ”
With love from Italy