A very special birthday!

  My dear bundle of joy! A very happy birthday to you!!

What a special day this is for me as I wish you and recall those memorable moments vividly imprinted in my mind when I first held you in my eager arms in the hospital bed. Oh! What a spectacular moment was that!

When you were to be born, I used to wonder who will it be, how will she look like and what will she become. When you were born on that day, the patient wait of months paid off and at last I saw you. 20th of May is the most memorable day of my life and I have every reason to say so.

You know Mandira, I have from the outset, believed that there is ‘Spirit in life’ and one should live life in that spirit. I have always wanted to live and live very well. I have an earnest desire ingrained in my psyche to live my life to the fullest as I know and feel that in doing so we are able to experience the ever present Spirit within us. The nature of our Spirit is Joy, Ananda. I experienced that when I first held you. Through you, I experienced the marvel of Nature and the Joy of Spirit, so you are very dear and special to me.

When you were not born, I was made to believe that I may not be able to bear children and it was in my best interest that I accept my fate. But I could never bring myself to believe what others told me as I knew that was not true. Mandira, what your Spirit tells you is always right and it is like a small lamp that we carry within us which shows us light to tread on our path. As I always believed in myself, I decided to go against everyone’s advice and in favour of the ‘light of the lamp’.

Throughout my confinement, I enjoyed each and every day and used to wonder what is it that women fuss about during their confinement. I told myself, “Look Sarika, enjoy every bit of it. This is the only time in your life when your body is being used to create something very beautiful!  So why make a fuss?”  Though the body did experience discomfort and uneasiness but my mind was always on you. There were medical hazards during this period which were nothing in comparison to the ‘gift’ I received. That is the spirit I like to live my life even now. Do not be bothered by small hurdles, hiccups or pitfalls, they are trivial. They come and go, but to live with light within is the point to always remember.

Live your life very well and live it to the hilt’ is my mantra.

What should be the most suitable birthday gift for you was the question moving back and forth in my mind in the last few days. I could not find anything appropriate until yesterday when you told me- “Ma, you have lived 22 years more than me. You have more experience than me. You have done good parenting. You have had many exclusive spiritual experiences in life apart from experiences of the physical world. So why don’t you combine all these experiences in one piece, write them and give me as a birthday gift which will serve me as a road map when you are not there. In other words, why don’t you blog? Some other people out there may also get a glimpse of your life experiences.”

And last week you had expressed your wish that as a birthday gift this year you wanted to learn meditation from me as you were unable to be consistent. You wanted to start the day very early on  20th May by meditating with me and by resuming something which was very beneficial and had lasting effects.

We both woke up today morning a little earlier than everyday and absorbed the peaceful vibrations in the atmosphere. As decided, we both meditated for 20 mins together and read a portion from the booklet ‘Remoulding your Life’ by Sri Paramhansa Yogananda, our dear Guruji. I foresee that there is a purpose behind doing all this today so that on every birthday, you will remember and reinforce the resolve of remoulding the mortal consciousness to Divinity through meditation and concentration. Meditation is the ideal activity to bring the restless thoughts to rest and tap the Cosmic Energies lying within us. Through it you will be able to see the importance and power of a concentrated mind. You must develop the mind year after year relentlessly. Review your spiritual progress on every birthday! And don’t forget to enjoy these activities with full vigour and enthusiasm. Always remain spirited, cheerful and bring sunshine in other people’s life.

As desired by you, here I am writing and sharing my life experiences about the ‘spirit of life’ a title which came about after searching for a while. Yes, this is what I have been wanting to express as the mental space began overflowing in the recent past. Which other day could be better than this?

My child, whenever my thoughts are saturated with the Divine, when the Spirit silently touches me, I will express myself through my thoughts and translate them in words and present you. I feel very grateful to the Almighty Maker to have given me this opportunity to be able to connect deeply to you and with his other wonderful creation called ‘children’.

Ma_&_Mandira

20 Responses to A very special birthday!

  1. mandira says:

    hey mom… this is a lovely post but i think i already told you that..i have known snippets of my past, but reading it one,collected story is somethign else…i think you need to spend more time to put your thoughts down on paper- or on this blog.. it will become a great resource for me, if nothing else! plus you will start enjoying writing .. i can gaurantee you,writing will begin giving u a high..really..
    love, mandira

  2. Atul says:

    Sarika,

    This is a beautiful post with loving thoughts and inspirations for Mandira for her life.

    A truly precious Birthday Gift for life.

    Atul

  3. Manpreet says:

    Loved the lines: …what your Spirit tells you is always right and it is like a small lamp that we carry within us which shows us light to tread on our path.
    So nice to see someone who has lived her life according to what she has believed in.
    I think you are going to be a great inspiration. Moving on to your later posts.

  4. spiritinlife says:

    With devotion to God and dedication towards your path, the Light is awakened. Move forward with the lamp of Light within you.

  5. dipali says:

    I am so glad that Mandira has shared this blog with us!

    • spiritinlife says:

      I am glad that I have met you here thru this blog. May we have very fruitful interactions and reach our desired destination. Thanks a lot.

  6. A very happy birthday to Mandira!!!! Congratulations to you for completing successful 6 years of spiritual guidance.

    Lots of love to both of you,
    Garima

  7. Shahid says:

    Happeeeeeeee Birthday Mandira sis 🙂

  8. NK says:

    Happy Birthday Mandira 🙂 and a big thank you for expressing your wish to Ma to create this blog as your birthday present !!!
    Through your divine wish, so many weary souls have been blessed. May God bless you always !!!

    Ma, I loved the below lines and thank you once again for everything,

    “Mandira, what your Spirit tells you is always right and it is like a small lamp that we carry within us which shows us light to tread on our path.”

    “Do not be bothered by small hurdles, hiccups or pitfalls, they are trivial. They come and go, but to live with light within is the point to always remember.”

    • spiritinlife says:

      My dear Nazma and all others who wished me and Mandira on 20th May as their birthday anniversaries. My sincere apologies for slow replies since I was involved with my own sadhana and needed time for myself.

      Indeed the blog began with these headlines and useful points to practice by all of us in the first post itself.

      “Mandira, what your Spirit tells you is always right and it is like a small lamp that we carry within us which shows us light to tread on our path.”

      “Do not be bothered by small hurdles, hiccups or pitfalls, they are trivial. They come and go, but to live with light within is the point to always remember.”

      So let us all remember to live our lives with that Light within. May God bless you and all others who are trying hard to reach somewhere which is crucial for us and may we make progress rapidly.

      With abundant love and god’s blessings for all.
      Yours
      Ma

  9. Asim says:

    Happy B’day Di.. 🙂
    Thank you Ma for this precious blog and its fragrance..
    “Do not be bothered by small hurdles,hiccups or pitfalls,they are trivial.They come and go, but to live with light within is the point to always remember.”
    Gratitude to all beings..the Existence..

  10. Surbhi says:

    The most precious gift a mother can give to child is “spirit in life” everything falls in place, once ananda is experienced in life despite the mall hurdles,hiccups or pitfalls.

    A wonderful blog!

  11. NK says:

    “Always remain spirited, cheerful and bring sunshine in other people’s life.”

    Beautiful message to remember always.. Thanks Ma 🙂

    May the Divine always bless us to do so !!!

  12. Farha says:

    Dearest Ma…till now I have been reading the blog based on the titles I was taken to…but now I want to start it from the start…to experience your journey just how you penned it down….I am so looking forward to assimilate and imbibe the precious treasure that you have so graciously opened for us! I pray I read it in the right frame of mind and I am receptive to the grace and blessings of our reverend Sadhguru Mahavatar Babaji and all the Nitya Jyots who have been magnanimously showering their light on us through this medium. Humble Pranaams to all!

    • spiritinlife says:

      Dear Farha, I am overjoyed to read your comments and happy to know that you will henceforth give all your time and energy available to read the blog. Indeed it is my whole journey and there are infinite gems strewn all over. It is up to the reader how much he or she can assimilate. Reading the blog is also getting to know me and then know yourself.Somewhere we will converge.
      The whole idea of Shri Mahavatar Babaji asking me to make this blog was to encourage others and showcase to the world that anyone who dares to tread on the path of God sincerely and earnestly can reach some day.You are one of them. So go ahead and try to get a grip of the base of this wonderful treasure…
      My sincere best wishes and lots of love to you.
      Yours ma

      • Farha says:

        Dearest Ma, heartfelt pranaams!! Your blessed words are very encouraging and give us lay man a flicker of hope amidst the bleak possibilities. I sincerely ask for the strength, devotion and earnestness to stay true to the path. Om Shree Gurubhyo Namah! Om Namah Shivaya!

  13. Farha says:

    “Reading the blog is also getting to know me and then know yourself. Somewhere we will converge.” ❤️

  14. Shahid says:

    Just want to thank God and all the masters for grooming our dear mom over the years, to such an extent that she is a beacon of light for all of us today.God, may no harm come to her ever and please always protect her in your divine , loving light.
    Happy Birthday Sarika Mom, just a Thank you to you would sound cheap.
    I guess the best gift we can give you is to walk the path till we reach our goal and
    merge into god consciousness as you have. Gratitude ❤

  15. manju says:

    Jai Guru dearest Sarikaji,

    wishing you a belated Happy birthday !!!!

    thanking you for the beautiful divine posts !!!

    pranams to all the sages and gratitude to them all !!!!

    happy new year !!!!

    Om !!! Om !!!!

    jai guru,

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