Shri Mataji in Singapore
PHOENIX, December 10 - The trip to Singapore was beautiful, lucky and full of
love and vibrations.
Shri Mataji and Sir C.P. left America on December 1st and, on their way to
Mumbai, stopped over in Singapore for about five days. Because of this fortuitous,
historical, one-time opportunity, our Asian and Australian brothers and sisters
hurried from ten directions to meet on the shores of the Malay Peninsula, where
East meets West, for a spectacular pan-Asian conference.
The flight on Garuda was, of course, heavenly and we meditated all we could.
Avinash, the coordinator of Australia, told us that a media executive from New
York got his Realization in the first class cabin. Shri Mataji was reading Time
magazine about Asia during the flight.
After a stop in Tokyo, we finally arrived in Singapore at about 1 am. Glorious
and fresh, Shri Mataji gave us glowing smiles as we disembarked with the luggage.
A small group of deeply focused yogis received Shri Mataji and Sir C.P. and
transported them to the impeccably elegant Victorian-era Raffles Hotel.
We returned to the yogi "camp" - a resort by the beach. There were
about four hundred yogis from Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan,
Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia.
Organized as a convention, we gathered for collective meditations in the mornings,
plus scheduled events.
The Singapore collective had nicely arranged chartered buses to take us to
meetings down at Suntec City, Singapore's premiere, ultra-modern convention
The first evening was a seminar prepared by the Perth collective. Some people
shared experiences and a group of Singapore musicians played bhajans.
The yogis in Singapore are, by nature, sweet-spoken and respectful to one another.
When we began to find new friends among our Australian and Asian brothers and
sisters, something inside started to melt.
The next day, we went out into the city to give out leaflets. As we strolled
the city and enjoyed each other's company, the vibrations built like multi-coloured
thunderclouds. At least, in my experience, they felt intense and drenching,
like waves of joy and security.
In this state we began to transform,, feeling clear and utterly confident.
The deities seemed to be organizing everything like clockwork. We felt magnetic
and even handing out leaflets was incredibly easy. We could stand outside the
train stations and stick our hands, holding leaflets out into the stream of
people, who would catch them like koi fish.
In the evening, there was the public program attended by about four to five
hundred new people at Suntec City. All the seats were taken. The yogis filled
the aisles. Alex Henshaw, the coordinator of China and Hong Kong, gave the main
talk and other leaders helped with their testimonies.
Shri Mataji did not attend the program personally, but clearly had Her divine
attention on it.
Later that evening, back at the hotel, She was seated, dressed in Her white
sari, quiet in meditation.
On the next day, there were two follow-up programs with a total of about 250
people attending. All of the yogis enjoyed giving vibrations to the new people.
Later in the evening, there was to be a puja or entertainment program in the
ballroom of the Raffles Hotel. It was regal, there in the ballroom - we remarked
on the gorgeous setting, the lovely yogis.
For the first few hours while we waited for Shri Mataji and sang bhajans, the
vibrations went deep, astounding, transfixing. No doubt, puja must have been
happening. But then, after some time, they asked us to go eat dinner. An incredible,
sumptuous Indian buffet dinner was provided on the balcony. Perhaps this broke
Soon after, we were told that Shri Mataji sent Her vibrations, but would be
resting from Her trip. So we worshipped Her in Nirakara (formless) form.
The southeast Asian brothers and sisters ended the evening with a full dance
program and we could appreciate their self-confidence and fine sense of rhythm.
On the last day, we sent a bouquet of roses to Shri Mataji on behalf of America,
to convey our heartfelt gratitude, thanks and love. It was reported to us that
Shri Mataji took them, smelled their fragrance and was very pleased.
In the evening, all the yogis had the pleasure of going to Changyi Airport
to see Shri Mataji. Though we were told, "no flowers or demonstrativeness"
at the airport, the emotions ran high. Two neat lines of yogis for perhaps two
hundred feet, stood silent as She passed. Many of the yogis there had never
before seen Shri Mataji and were understandably excited. They stood around afterward,
teary-eyed and hugging us out of sheer bliss. Our dear Divine Mother had smiled
on us all.
With all tender care Shri Mataji has taken, many things must have been working
out during this visit. Definitely we could feel a whole new dimension of love
in the collectivity. We also extended our love and invitations to America to
We are connected now - Australia, America and Asia. With Shri Mataji's blessings,
we'll stand together in complete harmony and solidarity to protect the Pacific
Rim with our love.