'Guruji' addresses his followers PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN, Sentinel Religion Editor   
Friday, 04 October 2013 08:54
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Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swami Ji at a spiritual convention in Bowling Green Sept. 21. (Photo: Bill Ryan/Sentinel-Tribune)
At the spiritual convention of Ancient Traditional Science Secrets, the organization's spiritual leader Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swami Ji, addressed his followers following an entrance filled with pageantry and pomp.
Guruji, as he is addressed, spoke about a variety of topics, as he tried to inspire his followers, and provide Beej-mantras (short meditative chants) for their use.
The convention with more than 200 in attendance, was held Sept. 21 at the Campbell Hill Road property owned by the headquarters for the spiritual foundation.
During his visit to the United States from India, he held conventions in California, Michigan and concluded with one in New Jersey which drew 2,500 people including many members of the U.S. Congress.
Speaking in Hindi, his native language, Guruji's remarks were all provided by a translator.
Prior to his arrival in the specially erected tent, numerous followers took the microphone and gave testimonies to miracle cures and spectacular outcomes they attributed to their use of the mantras and the influence of the spiritual leader.
Many were very emotional. People testified to defying medical predictions and diagnosis of medical issues, the closing on the sale of a house, a wrongful criminal case being dismissed to name a few. One man identified himself as a physician who knew his medical problem was cured miraculously.
The translator said they were all eager to show their appreciation, "The people are all overwhelmed to see him."
When the leader began his address to the convention, he shared his appreciation for being invited to speak.
Guruji compared our human relation to God as man's creation of the computer. The computer can communicate with other computers without acknowledging its creator, man. Similarly, we humans can communicate with each other and not necessarily incorporate God.
"When computers don't recognize man, that doesn't mean man doesn't exist. That is an element of supremacy. God is the creator of man and when man forgets, that's why misery comes," he told his followers.
As part of his presentation to those assembled, he provided a Beej-mantra. Though given to all, it was given individually to each person for their own private use. The mantra (chant) was seven words which were to repeated as a meditation. They are to be used to help provide people with a healthy state of mind.
"People are searching for tangible things. They want what is real. What is spiritual is more important. These mantras are in spiritual books," he said. "The mantras will keep your mind and heart at peace. They will provide wealth and health in your life."
The leader noted his appreciation for the welcoming in America, praising the country, our leaders and all the people.
He told his followers that "Happiness lies in yourself. You must love humanity. Too many people have lost humanity and have forgot they are human."
He stressed the importance of not dividing people by religion, race or nationality. "Religion should help us. It should not be a sub classification which divides us."
He was asked by this reporter, "If it is such a simple concept, why is it so difficult for people to follow?"
He stated, "Simple is difficult to do. Complex is easy."
He explained, for example, people find it difficult to sit in solitude and remain silent and inactive for lengthy periods, however, they find it easy to be active and doing numerous things at one time.
"Truth is very simple. It's difficult for man to be simple and peaceful. There are many advantages of being honest and simple."
(Editor's note: Per an agreement with the reporter, the translator frequently provided a summation of the Guruji's remarks, as opposed to every sentence. All attributions to the spiritual leader were provided by the interpreter and thus may not be direct quotes.)
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