A hug of solidarity and love to all friends in Mumbai in this terrible day

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As you probably know, since last night a mega attack of terrorism has been launched against innocent people, Indian and foreigners alike, in multiple locations in Mumbai. Locations include the famous Taj and Trident Oberoi hotels and a Jewish-Israeli Chabad religious center.

According to the press the terrorists are identified as Muslims and the attack is "religiously" motivated.

We would like to extend a big hug of solidarity and love to all friends in India and particularly in Mumbai in this terrible day and also to the Israelis who are held hostage in the Chabad religious center. Special hugs to our dear friend Ramesh Balsekar, a resident of Mumbai who, we hope, was at home as usual far from these places.

Dear friends in India, we pray for your safety in this magical spiritual country which is a symbol of nonviolence, where you can search for spiritual wisdom in normal days without any worry about your personal safety, a country which is so welcoming to spiritual seekers, which is so tolerant to different beliefs and spiritual paths.

We would like also to pray for the poor souls of these terrorists. One must be in hellish suffering and complete ignorance to have the volition to take part in such atrocities.

You are invited to join with comments, prayers and sharing of feelings.



erez's picture

Joining in prayer

Joining in prayer.

Just heard that the hostages in the Jewish Chabad center were released.

erez | Thu, 11/27/2008 - 19:03
mika's picture

Been there 3 years ago to

Been there 3 years ago to attend Ramesh Balsekar's satsangs. Had tea in the Taj (couldn't afford staying there:)

So stupid and ironic that such acts are done "in the name of god".

Do you think that these people really believe that such kind of things can be in the name of god or is it just a conscious manipulative excuse for them (or at least for their senders) to follow their barbarian monstrous instincts.

mika | Thu, 11/27/2008 - 19:22
robert's picture

My secular psychologistic answer

My secular psychologistic answer: It is the same old story of the tricky mind - just that in their case their minds are composed of satanic conditioning.

My esoteric answer: they are possessed by devil spirits.

My non-dual answer: we don't have the right perspective to understand the happenings in reality. Everything happens as it should. This is a sort of dream, we are not the body and so from the point of detachment nothing terrible happened.

Bottom line: it is a combination of all.

robert | Thu, 11/27/2008 - 20:44
solo's picture

sincere condolences

sincere condolences to my dear indian friends. love you.

solo | Thu, 11/27/2008 - 21:29
john's picture

joining :=(

joining :=(

john | Thu, 11/27/2008 - 11:44
divine intervention's picture

love to all my dear friends

love to all my dear friends in mumbay, especially to Kumar and Suresh

divine intervention | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 00:07
sisi's picture

Nariman House (Chabad Center)

According to the news reports in India, the special forces finished clearing the hotels, there is still a hostage situation in the Nariman House, which is also in Colaba - it is a center of ultraorthodox Chabad-Lubavitch movement
of Hasidic Jews. The Rabbi and his wife are among the hostages and are unconscious according to the report of the nanny of the rabbi’s young son who was previously releases with the son.

Let's pray for their safety.

sisi | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 00:17
mika's picture

The forces are now entering

The forces are now entering the house from the roof, they were dropped there by a helicopter. There are heavy sounds of gunfires.

mika | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 06:23
Luz76's picture

a sad ending

the bodies of Rabbi Holtzberg and his wife Rivka were identified among the 5 bodies found in the place.

May their souls be bound in the bonds of eternal life.

Luz76 | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 17:41
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India

OM SHANTI OM

madan_gautam | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 05:21
abra's picture

what does it mean "om shanti

what does it mean "om shanti om"?

crossing fingers for my indian friends and my israeli brothers and sisters in the chabad house.

abra | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 06:28
george's picture

terrible.

terrible.

george | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 06:45
dhorai's picture

a complete report!

first the time of koran runs for last many months vociferously with bomb attacks with "BAD" as key word,now its
so i agree with one above comment its "saturn and rahu" that does it.....
so the indian government must pray for the nation with respect to these two planets and millitants does not regognise between love and violence it seems.

one of the methods to stop violence would be doing special prayer at "palani" or palani andavar temple from where the
"holy koran" was first showed....
and being a witness i know koran came first but bible came to history first .....
who was responsible the slowness of bharatan....

Atlest now the killing must stop ......
one best way is all christians praying for all muslims and all muslims praying for all christians.....
and the hindus joining together.....

or rather abolishing all nation concept and putting "one god, one religion , one language" of prajapita brahma kumaris into force and air their program in all cities in the world with best results.....

and making sure that all godly descendent lead a godly life
ensuring better results throughout the world...

the yoga says "tapas austerity and devotion to god are observances" but here u find
the millitants make war in the name of "allah".....

and hindu texts say "arthakayam maha veeryam chandratitya vimartanam himsika garba tam bhootam tam rahum pranamam yaham"

he is born in the womb of himsika "violence"....
and primival sin from siva puranam....

rahu was good enough to steal nectar and with it ketu beheaded by sudarsan chakra and witness sun and moon....
and u have satya sai bab as witness......

it can stop by going to ht basic
"unite rahu and ketu into one serpent and see how all violence stop"

but remember rahu is one as palani andavar distributed nectar to 27 stars which we call zodiac....

from tiruvannamali everything is false.....or the violence is...
but from rama's point everything is real.....

or better all do prayer to tiruvannmalai that peace may mature in every part of globe...

one also feels its crude following of my own word "transcendental aloneness"..........

as a visonary i feel lot of violence to follow for koran does portray it ....

world peace makers wake up...

its better some squad meditating on sermon in the mount be prepared and sent to violence position with best results...

eg.,
"blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see god"
"blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy"
"blessed are they which do hunger and thrist for righteousness for they shall be filled."
etc....

with "devar mahan" aired in world came peace between india and pakistan but u have to go back to finish the sin that comes with rahu....

eg.,
my brother must be transfered to chennai office from mumbai
integrated enterprises for i do the duty of lord siva...
and the palani andavar is thus united to his kinsmen or family......

thanks gurus feet for it has started a post which when given due justice can solve world violence....

stop all non vegetarian foods that sow violence...

stop all foods and programs that defame society....

better still sow heric seeds of character....

put "superman" seed of rishi angirasa everywhere u have to leave violence....

feed all violence men with all good foods and turn them good
its the only perfect solution....

give Imran khan the pakistan and see how things turn....
for one could see a lord rama in him too.

lot to finish ......if time willing.....

i have already had lot of prayers to them......

will atleast the governments of the world learn that violence kills with irriparable loss and stop it effectively..

one wonders....
u have to act then just praying and u must also see clearly...

with love
dhorai....

p.s
the hand report of all dead men will prove is all r programmmed to death by themselves an time conceived aplmistric truth does all r karmically tuned to death in same place or free will exist ,,, one wonders.....

trying to get to peace of a world which is destroying itself..

dhorai.
with love
dhorai.

dhorai | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 14:12
atlantis's picture

could not grasp any

could not grasp any coherency in this... could not understand how it relates to the happenings? sorry.

atlantis | Sun, 11/30/2008 - 15:02
maheshkag's picture

really terrible

really terrible

maheshkag | Sat, 11/29/2008 - 14:47
Annie's picture

Joining in prayer.

Joining in prayer.

What will be the end with these "religions"? when will these "religious" people become spiritual?

Annie | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 15:51
nancy pro's picture

Joining in prayer

I was deeply moved by the comments here. I feel that this is a demonstration of true and deep spirituality, not dry spirituality of mind, of thinking, of intellect, of techniques - a spirituality of the heart: of simplicity, of love, of compassion, of spontaneous bonding, of grace - of spirit.

Without this spirit, spirit-uality is a technical matter, a dead unworthy thing. This spirit is the vibration, it is the gateway, it is the path with no destination in mind, it is the clouds and sun in the sky and naked trees below and you, in blissful puzzlement and thankfulness, in between. It is the blessed point you resolve not to go beyond even if you can.

nancy pro | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 17:57
lalo's picture

A path with no destination

A path with no destination in mind rather than a path conceived by the mind to reach a destination.

We tend to forget this.

lalo | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 21:47
leo's picture

condolences

Grieving with the traumatized people of India.

Also praying for the poor souls of those who committed these crimes and those who sent them and those who can find in their heart a place of support of such atrocities having a distorted painful perception of god and religion.

You are right nancy, this gesture is the real thing.

The mind may not relate to it, the heart does. If your mind is strong and in control then you will find very little interest in such "useless gestures".

Spirituality is like love, it must come from the heart, whatever comes from the intellectual mind can assist or may spoil but in any case is marginal, in contrast to what our self-centered mind wants to believe.

leo | Mon, 12/01/2008 - 13:14
lilian's picture

mind-based spirituality

Condolences to the people of India, they have a lot of responsibility work to do, blaming the government of India or Pakistan is very easy and not productive.

I agree with you so much nancy. There are so many spiritual people who are not really spiritual. They do the same intellectual doing and ego games they did with other subjects, it is just that now the subject is spirituality - they would not pray, they would not meditate, they would not sing bhajans, they would not do yoga or any other means to strengthen their connection with god or open their heart, they will never consider going to India, they prefer their convenient chair and pc, normally they would not be still and quiet, usually, deep down, they do not really believe in god or in something supernatural - they place god in a plastic rational bag they call voidness or self and with this they connect through the mind.

They missed the spirit part and are subject so easily to the mind's control and trick.

They are usually from the west, applying ignorantly the western mind dominance on eastern approaches. Their nature is the opposite of the Indians' and therefore their reaction therefore to these happenings in India will be from apathy to thinking that this is a waste of time.

And they are so many...

lilian | Fri, 12/05/2008 - 08:59
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Om Jay Shree Krishna

Om Jay Shree Krishna

Om Jay Shree Krishna

Om Jay Shree Krishna

Krishna Krishna Krishna!

dabka | Fri, 11/28/2008 - 23:50
atlantis's picture

Terrible.

Terrible.

Love you friends of India that I met and those I didn't. Even those who nag me in the streets of india asking for money and I am usually angry with...

P.S. Maybe it is not efficient to fight terror with shanti shanti and acha. And maybe it is!

atlantis | Sun, 11/30/2008 - 15:15
LeslieTripathy's picture

Thank God for protecting my friends,brother on 26/11

I keep thanking God Almighty for protecting my friends and brother,on 26/11,the mumbai carnage,they were partyin in taj,luckily they got some phone call from some ailing friend and rushed out 45minutes before the beautiful taj turned into a river bed of blood,dead flesh.

LeslieTripathy | Tue, 01/13/2009 - 12:06
avi's picture

Terribly bad that turns to be terribly good

Wow leslie, sometimes something that looks in real time so bad (their friend's illness) turns to be the most marvelous thing in retrospective. We have no clue, only the option to trust.

Love.

avi | Tue, 01/13/2009 - 13:48
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'What is'

'What is' is a mystery... why things are the way they are? The mind cannot know. Yet, it's wonderful :-).

http://www.omkaradatta.info

Omkaradatta | Wed, 01/14/2009 - 05:34