What began as being a 900 km safari into nature at Augrabies Falls in South Africa 's Northern Cape Province - home to the remaining indigenous San and Khoikhoi tribesmen – turned into a spontaneous and rewarding Sahaj weekend for a few Cape Town yogis in November.
The 2200 km long Orange River,
known as the Mother of all Rivers,
winds its way through the gorge at Augrabies.
The gorge is 240 m deep and 18 km long.
It is a most impressive example of granite erosion.
On our second day there we left behind the awe-inspiring roar of the thunderous white waters of the Orange River and drove through bush terrain of primordial Africa, habitat of giraffe, springbok and many other species of wildlife, into the province's main service town of Upington for the day - where we were given the joyful opportunity to give self-realisation to ‘the strong arm of the law' through correctional services employees (prisons dept), the local Senior Superintendent of Police, and other Police officials.
So delighted was the Senior Superintendent with the experience, and its significance to the upliftment of society, that he then called in 57 of his young police reservists to receive their self-realisation too. As a result, the local radio station offered us a one-hour programme for giving self-realisation over the air on our next visit.
Pictured here are some of the smiling police reservists after getting their self-realisation. With Shri, Mataji's wish for spreading Sahaja Yoga in all corners of the world we went well prepared for spontaneous realization and had plenty of Mother's photographs with us. Altogether, more than 100 people had their realization. So sweet and spontaneous are the country folk of these areas that it is a real joy to be able carry out Mother's work in such appreciative communities. Jai Shri Mataji!