Swami Ritavan Bharati offered appreciation for the guidance and support he has received from his kalyana-mitra, Dr. Mohan Swami, President of AHYMSIN and DMT.
Please, do not miss, in the September 2015 newsletter, the interview with Dr. Mohan Swami. Everyone is encouraged to closely read, contemplate, and subscribe to this vision expressed by our President, Dr. Mohan Swami.
Swami Ritavan Bharati mentioned that it is teamwork that is needed now - more collaboration, coordination and communication. Key
to our AHYMSIN-management through Shi Hong and others is the necessity of performing our duties as service (seva) for the betterment of society. It is important to work towards upliftment of humanity, relieving suffering, and fulfilling the mission of Gurudeva Swami Rama and Swami Veda, and in this way, engage in our duties our sadhana.
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) should be a centre of learning and sadhana to create a stable mind-field. Through stability within each mind, a spiritual community creates a stable mind-field, like the gentle ripples on a calm lake. Swami Veda himself mentioned that he had prolonged his life to allow further guidance of his students and disciples to take them to this next step: Personal lives become stabilized; mind fields become stabilized, and this becomes Sangha. We must carry it forward with greater zeal. To permeate with love all that we do will assure the continuity of AHYMSIN for many years-to-come, and this mission must be shared with our Youth Leaders.
We must remember that there is only one Guru-force; and Swami Rama is the Gurudeva of our tradition. Swami Veda mentioned that even if his works are not remembered, the works of his Gurudeva should be. His aspiration was “may I be able to serve”; and now, i take this as my personal aspiration, and with such faith, serve through my new role.’
We continue with the teacher training program. The teachings and practices offered by Swami Veda will be translated into many languages and serve the international mission of AHYMSIN. More literary and audio resources of Swami Veda will be available soon.
Swami Ritavan Bharati outlined a future plan base on the theme – “spirited presence, subtler vision”, referring to the fact that Swami Veda's presence and vision remains the guiding light for all of us and for the AHYMSIN management.
Swami Ritavan Bharati reminded us of the 2013 Sangha in which Swami Veda encouraged the Sangha to keep their regular daily meditations, and to apply his teachings regarding “Sadhana in Applied Spirituality,” and listed the practices to follow for the next 5 years. These and many other guidelines for sadhana will be periodically offered to sangha members for their spiritual upliftment by the samiti - the initiators and spiritual guides.
The September 2015 AHYMSIN newsletter can be read at this link https://www.ahymsin.org/docs2/News/1509Sep/index.html
The interview with Dr. Mohan Swami can be read at this link https://www.ahymsin.org/docs2/News/1509Sep/04.html
An interview with Swami Ritavan Bharati can be read at this link https://www.ahymsin.org/docs2/News/1509Sep/03.html
Sadhana in Applied Spirituality by Swami Veda Bharati can be read at this link https://ahymsin.org/main/swami-veda-bharati/sadhana-in-applied-spirituality.html
Practice for the Next Five Years and the Rest of Your Life by Swami Veda Bharati can be read at this link https://ahymsin.org/main/practice/practice-for-the-next-five-years-and-the-rest-of-your-life.html
For more about sangha and mind-field, you may enjoy reading Swami Veda Bharati's remarks at https://ahymsin.org/main/ityuka-2010-conference/gathering-of-the-sangha-1-12-february-2010.html