Monday, June 03, 2013


June 2nd was a special day here at Aurovalley as we celebrated Swamiji's birthday. The day started with meditation in the temple, which was adorned with beautiful flowers and candles, while The Mother's music played in the background.

During Satsang someone asked Swamiji what is special about birthday's and Swamiji gave this example to explain: "Suppose you are trying to touch the ceiling and you try and try but you haven't been able to reach it yet. On your birthday the ceiling will come down a little bit to make it easier for you to reach it. The Divine comes down a little bit for you so you can reach him. The Divine is very near to you on your birthday."

In the evening we had a short program which consisted of a play and singing. This was followed by cake cutting and a delicious dinner. Swamiji received lots emails and phone calls wishing him a happy birthday and of course he was grateful for them all.

Here are a couple of pictures from the day: