As you know, my spiritual name is 'Bhakti'. This is a Sanskrit word that means "love and devotion (to God/the Self within)". Bhakti is a longing for union (yoga) with God; longing for the Truth. I have been blessed with this longing since I was a young child.
A few moments ago, Jai Uttal sent out an email letting his friends know when and where he'll be leading kirtan. In this email was the above illustration of Shree Hanuman hugging his beloved Lord Rama (in Hinduism "Rama" is synonymous with the word 'God'). Shree Hanuman is the greatest lover of God.
I recall the first time I saw a murti (statue/representation) of Hanuman: I spontaneously fell to his feet and wept tears of joy. My connection with Hanuman is real: He is the aspect of ourselves that represents the great love of God. When I see an image of Hanuman, I recall the great strength I behold within and remember that I can achieve anything in this lifetime.
Om Shree Hanuman!!
I just got through writing a message to a friend telling her that even if the Mayan calendar is correct and the world as we know it gets destroyed by a war between the Christian fundamentalist fanatics and the Muslim extremists, those of us who know the Truth within will be reborn into the Age of Enlightenment. Everything in the world is cyclical: the seasons change four times a year--and the Yugas change as well.
Writing this email caused me to pause and think about the year 2012: only 4 years and a few months away. When I look at the path President Bush is taking---now talking about bombing Iraq, I wonder if Nostradamus's' prediction and the Mayans' may be correct. I thought, "Perhaps the Christian/Muslim war will be the end of our great society."
A few moments later, while reading other emails, I came upon this newsletter from Master Kam Yuen--the doctor who is helping to heal my body. Wouldn't you know that in the email he addressed the issue of 2012! Grace is a wonderful thing!
“Yes! There is nothing out of the ordinary that is going to happen in 2012!" We might as well create the future that we want now. --Master Dr. Kam Yuen