Initiation into Freedom

Initiation
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Initiation
into
Freedom
“It is astonishing to realize that growing up actually means to become one with Existence. It means to find the whole Existence within myself, it means to discover that Existence is alive in my own heart and being.

The song of a bird echoes my own inner voice, the beauty of a flower reflects my own inner beauty, a dog becomes an expression of my own unconditional love and friendship, the majestic mountains create an exstatic joy, and I discover all the shining stars of the sky within my own heart.
It is to realize that the whole Existence is alive, and that the underlying thread of consciousness is God.”
― Swami Dhyan Giten
Inituation, Toshen
“I could not have wished for a more beautiful initiation.
I felt such a love for everybody after the initiation.”
 
– Prem Mukta, who was initiated by Giten on June, 12, 2014
Initiering, Lotta + Giten
Initiation into freedom is basically a way of living life consciously, in meditation and celebration, a life lived in oneness with Existence, inspired by the vision of spiritual teacher Swami Dhyan Giten.
Initiation into Freedom is an experience of the heart. It is an initiation into the ancient path of truth, an initiation into the invisible path.
Initiation + Kalyani + Giten
Initiation into Freedom is a sincere commitment to yourself and to your own spiritual growth. It is a statement that the most important thing in your life is meditation, to become more aware, more conscious and more awake. Initiation into Freedom is a surrender to the truth of your own being.
Initiation, bara Kalyani
Initiation into Freedom happens inside the being of the individual. It is conscious choice of the sincere seeker of love and truth, who have a deep commitment to truth. Previous experience of meditation is recommended.
Initiation med Lotta, bara Lotta
Giten has initiated people to the path of truth with people who surrendered to him in their hearts through creating an inner initiation in their inner being for 30 years, but he has not formally initiated people before. But now the time seems ripe to begin to initiate sincere seekers of truth.
Initiation into freedom is not a religion or an organization, it is a statement by the individual. Initiation into freedom is based on the Indian sannyasin tradition, but it is not a reunciation from the world. It is a life affirmative confirmation that embraces all aspects of life, meditation, relationships and creativity.
Initiation ceremonies will be performed in connection to Satsang evenings with Giten. Initiation can also be done by mail.
In initiation into freedom, Giten will observe you and find out:
1. What type you are
2. How much work you have done in your past lives
3. Where you are right at this moment in your spiritual growth
4. At what center you are functioning right now
5. Decision about meditative methods that will be helpful for you
Based on this observation, Giten will give you a new name, your spiritual name, with a meaning that will denote the pathway that you will travel on and an individual quality that will be be a guidance on your spiritual path. You will also receive a necklace symbolizing the oneness of life.
“I do not go to Giten because he belongs to a certain spiritual group or tradition, I go to Giten because he is a spiritual teacher like Sai Baba or Eckhart Tolle.”
– Toshen, Stockholm
“Satsang with Giten has put me on the path againand so much is opening up.”

 

– Toshen, Stockholm
For more information and application form for Initiation into Freedom:
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LOVE, TRUTH AND GRACE GO TOGETHER

INITIATION WITH GITEN:

SATYAMA PADMA 

NOVEMBER, 7,  2016 

Darshan with Giten with on November 7 was both a birthday and a new birth when Toshen’s birthday was celebrated and she was also initiated by Giten.  

Toshen is initiated and is born again to the spiritual path. Giten gave her a new name and a a personal meaning to her name, which is a spiritual guidance for life.

Giten told Toshen during the initiation: Your new name is Satyama Padma. Satyama is your path, which means truth. Padma is your individual name, which means a lotus flower of God’s grace, love and light. The meaning of your whole name is a lotus flower of God’s grace, truth, love and light.

The lotus flower is an ancient symbol of the ultimate unfolding of consciousness.

The lotus flower is the most beautiful flower in the East, the most fragrant, and it has become the symbol of ultimate awakening, ultimate awareness and ultimate flowering.

The highest peak of your being is thought to be like a lotus flower.

The lotus flower has become the spiritual flower for certain reasons. One is that it grows out of the mud. It is such a revolution to see the mud, and the lotus growing out of it.

 

Padma commented that the initiation was a gift and Deva Emanuel said that there was an underlying silence during the whole evening.

The birthday and initiation was celebrated with exquisite ecological cake and delicious ecological strawberry lemonade.

As birthday and initiation gifts Padma received a dress from the Italian designer Missoni, whose exquisite design and colours was like a lotus flower.  

She also received Giten’s book “The Language of Silence: From Darkness to Light” and two necklaces that emphasized the lotus as the symbol of enlightenment.

Padma commented that this initiation was a new beginning to her life.

Both Giten and Padma also received beautiful pink roses, whose fragrance was like a scent from heaven.

 

The next darshan Giten will be a combined Christmas celebration with satsang in December.

Initiation + Mervi

LIFE IS A RIVER

INITIATION WITH GITEN:

JIVAN SARITA

 

JUNE, 9, 2016

What does it mean to be initiated to the spiritual Life?

 

What is the deeper meaning of initiation?

 

Initiation is a decision in the inner being to truth.

 

Initiation is a surrendering of the part of yourself that is closer to being awake, closer to truth, in contrast to the part of yourself that sleeps, that is totally identified with the mind.

 

It is people that touch the part of themselves that are awake that take initiation.

 

Initiation and surrendering means one who begins to flow with the river of life, one who gives himself to the river of life. He is in a let-go.

 

Initiation is a let-go, a complete trust, a complete surrender.

 

That is why trust is required.

 

And when you surrender, things begin to change.

 

Now you cannot go back.

 

LIFE IS A RIVER

-INITIATION WITH GITEN:

JIVAN SARITA 

JUNE, 9, 2016

Mervi is initiated and is born again to the spiritual path. Giten gave her a new name and a a personal meaning to her name, which is a spiritual guidance for life.

Your new name is Jivan Sarita. Jivan is your path, which means life. Sarita is your individual name, which means river. The meaning of your whole name is river of life.

 Life is a river. It is a flow, it is a movement, it is dynamic, it is a dance.

The heart is the guide to live in harmony with the river of life.

The heart is the door to allow life to guide us.

Always go with the river of life. Never try to go against the current and never try to go faster than the river.

When you swim in water, when you go to the river and swim. What do you do?

You trust the water, you trust the river.

A good swimmer has such a trust that he almost becomes one with the river.

He is not fighting. He does not try to grab the water.

If you do not trust, if you are tense, you will be drowned. If you trust, if you are relaxed, the river takes care.

Trust means that you are not fighting.

Surrender and trust means that you do not think of life as the enemy, but as a friend.

Once you trust the river, suddenly you start enjoying.

Tremendous delight arises.

You are not separate from the river, you  become one with the river of Life.

Trust and surrender means to live the same way in life as a good swimmer swims in the river.

Life is a river: either you can fight or you can float, either you can push and try to go against the current – or you can float with the river wherever the river leads you.

Surrender and trust is simply a way of living.

Opening our heart means to learn to say yes to life.

Our heart is the door to trust life.

Our heart is the door to surrender to Life.

Our heart is the door to allow life to guide us.

It means to allow us to receive the love, support and inspiration from life.

It means to relate to life from our inner being, the meditative quality within, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to Life.

It means that the drop becomes one with the ocean.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

GITEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED ON MAY 15, 2016, WITH SATSANG, INITITATION AND INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH PEOPLE FROM LOVE, TRUTH AND SILENCE

 

Initiering, Samarpan, Giten, kram

 Initiering, Samarpan, Giten

Initiering, Iiris, Giten

“Thank you for a wonderful day.”

– Deva Emanuel, musician and participant during Giten’s birthday. 

 Giten’s birthday on May 15, 2016, was celebrated with satsang, initiation and introduction to working with people from love, truth and silence.

Marie, psychotherapist, who has done satsang and courses with Giten since 25 years, was initiated and was born again as Prem Samarpan, which Giten gave the spiritual meaning: Prem, love, and Samarpan, surrender, to let go. Giten described the spiritual meaning of Samarpans name: “Love is to surrender yourself. Love is to surrender yourself to the other person, love is to surrender to the whole.”

Iiris, special teacher for autistic children, was also initiated and was born again as Prem Iiris, which Giten gave the spiritual meaning Prem, love, and Iiris, wholeness. Giten described the spiritual meaning of her new name: “Love creates healing and wholeness. Then you are not separated from the world. Then you are not a foreigner in the world. Then existence is your home.”

 

 

INITIATION

WITH GITEN ON

APRIL, 13, 2016:

“Meditation and prayer are a part of my life” 

Parvati Autar from New York

receives initiation from Giten, and is reborn as a god of love  

 

Parvati Autar was initiated by Giten, and was reborn as Deva Parvati.  

Parvati said that “Meditation and prayer are part of my life”.  

Giten gave her the personal meaning and spiritual guidance: deva, divine and parvati, a god of love.

The Satsang Baby –
Yoga Innes
Dhyan Gitens foto.
Dhyan Gitens foto.
Dhyan Gitens foto.
Photo: Prem Kalyani
Giten ended a beautiful 2-day Satsang weekend in Stockholm on February 7-8, where a new born baby attended a few hours per day with her mother, Prem Mukta. This child has attended Satsang with Giten for almost 9 months, while she was still in her mothers belly, to get a taste of meditation before she was born 4 weeks ago.


During the 2-day Satsang weekend, Giten gave her an informal energy darshan, which was an initiation and a welcoming back to the spiritual path. He also talked about her name and her spiritual path in life by saying that yoga is her path in life, and that Innes – the personal name given by her mother, which means “an island” – could be summarized in the following meaning of her spiritual name Yoga Innes: being an island of silence through yoga and union.
The word “yoga” means union and Giten said that yoga can described as basic physical yoga, but that her path yoga also includes the last step of Yoga: samadhi, disappearing into the silence and being in union with life. He recommended her mother Prem Mukta to allow and encourage her to just be, to disappear into the silence, and he also recommended a meditation for her and the child to just be together in silence and meditation. Prem Mukta commented that meditation is the most beautiful gift you can give.
 
During the three hours that Yoga Innes attended the first Satsang day, she was totally content and silent. Her mother Prem Mukta also commented that after the first Satsang day, she got the first smile of utter contentment from Yoga Innes.
 
Prem Mukta also said about Innes: Innes showed to be the person that I had imagined. Secure, strong, wise and extremely communicative.
Giten said that Yoga Innes is already a developed soul and an advanced seeker and meditator, and that she has already been a seeker and meditator for many lives, so he said that he was not surprised that she has already participated in Satsang while she was still in her mothers belly to receive a first taste of meditation and come back to the spiritual path.
 
Giten also said that Muktas own participation in Satsang and her own commitment to her spiritual growth had created the spiritual maturity to be able to attract a conscious soul like Innes. He also said that Innes had chosen Mukta as her mother, and that Mukta had also chosen Innes through her own spiritual growth.
 
Giten said that Innes is now a pure being, a pure sky, but at a certain point she has to develop the mind, which will create a split between the being and the mind. But he said that the influence of her mothers spiritual understanding together with Innes own previous experience on the spiritual path, will allow her to stay in contact with her inner being, the meditative quality within, and make this transition a conscious experience.
Giten also said that it is quite astonishing that she attends Satsang for almost 9 months in her mothers belly – and it takes her four weeks after being born to be back in Satsang.
Initiation + Kalyani + Giten
 Initiation, bara Kalyani
SATSANG AND INITIATION
WITH GITEN ON
AUGUST, 21, IN STOCKHOLM:
LOVE IS A DESIRE TO BLESS THE WHOLE
EXISTENCE

Love is a desire to bless the whole existence. Initiation talk with Prem Kalyani 2014-08-21.
Johanna, a musician and an accomplished violin player, was initiated and was reborn on August, 21, as Prem Kalyani, which Giten gave the personal meaning and spiritual guidance: prem, love, and Kalyani, a blessing to existence.The whole meaning of the name is being a blessing to existence through love. Giten told Kalyani that love is the greatest treasure, the most precious benediction, which is our birthright. He said that love is the radiance, the fragrance of knowing oneself, of being oneself.He continued to tell Kalyani that love is when you have seen that you are not separate from Existence. That love wants to bless the whole existence.The Satsang with Giten ended with 40 minutes of silent meditation, which resulted in a deep and profound silence. Aftter the Satsang, the participants did not want to leave, so after the silent Satsang an intimate sharing emerged, and the last participants did not leave until 23.00 PM.

Below you will find an excerpt from the initiation talk with Prem Kalyani:

 

Love is a desire
to bless the whole Existence.
Initiation talk with Prem Kalyani 2014-08-21
Love is the greatest treasure, the most precious benediction – and it is your birthright.
Love is not something that needs rare talent, it is not something like painting, music or poetry.
Love is a natural, spontaneous phenomenon to all beings.
All that is needed is looking in, and at the moment you look in, the world of love opens up, and immediately you are blessed. This is the process of meditation. Meditation is a simple process of coming home.
Your old name Johanna comes from Hebrew, and means “blessed by God.” The meaning of the name is so beautiful that I will keep it with a little change.
Your new name is Prem Kalyani. Prem means “love” and Kalyani means “a blessing from Existence”. Your whole name means “being a blessing to Existence through love.”
Love is the radiance, the fragrance of knowing oneself, of being oneself.
Love is overflowing joy.
Love is when you have seen that you are not separate from Existence.
Love is not a relationship, love is a state of being.
Fear is the opposite of love. In love, one expands. In fear, one shrinks. In fear, one becomes closed. In love, one opens.
In fear, one doubts. In love, one trusts.
Do not be afraid, this Existence is not your enemy. This existence cares for you, this existence is ready to support you in any way.
Trust and you will feel a new overflowing energy. That energy is love. That energy wants to bless the whole existence. Because of this energy, one feels blessed.
Love is a deep desire to bless the whole Existence.

Initiering, Lotta + Giten

SATSANG AND INITIATION

WITH GITEN,

JUNE 12, 2014

 
Love gives freedom, and if love do
not give freedom it is not love
Lotta was initiated on Satsang with Giten on June 12 in Stockholm, and was reborn as Prem Mukta, which Giten gave the personal meaning and spiritual guidance: Prem, love, and Mukta, freedom.

The whole meaning of her name becomes freedom through love. Giten told Mukta that real love gives freedom, and if love is not giving freedom it is not love.

The Satsang participant Toshen, newly operated for cancer 10 days ago, said before the Satsang and Initiation that she really wanted to attend, if her body would not collapse as she was still tired after the operation. After the Satsang and the Initiation, she commented: “It is beautiful that it is possible to meet in this way. My name means “absolute contentment”, and that is what happens in Satsang with Giten.”
The silent part of the Satsang with Giten ended in a sublime and profound silence.
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SATSANG WITH GITEN WITH INITIATION,

MAY 15, 2014

Whatsoever makes you
blissful is truth
 
– Let that be your only
criteron in Life
 
Initiation Talk with
Deva Emanuel
Beautiful pink roses and fresh summer flowers surrounded Giten’s birthday on May, 15, which was celebrated with Satsang and Shaktipat Initiation.
Inituation, Toshen
Emanuel was initiated and was reborn as Deva Emanuel, which Giten gave the personal meaning and spiritual guidance: deva, divine and Emanuel, bliss.
The whole meaning of the name is divine bliss. Giten told Emanuel to remember himself as divine bliss, and this is the only reality. The deeper we go inside ourselves, the more we find our inner being, the more we find divine bliss.
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Emanuel’s girl friend Johanna, who is an accomplished violin player,  and his mother Bodil, who is a therapist, was also present during the initiation of her son. She commented afterwards that she had no words to describe the experience, and that it was a profound experience.
 
The silent part of the Satsang with Giten ended in a sublime and profound silence.
 
Below you will find a transcript of the initiation talk with Deva Emanuel. The initiation talk was also recorded live, and will be available in Swedish for free download.
Whatsoever makes you
blissful is truth
– Let that be your only
criterion in Life
Initiation talk
with Deva Emanuel
2014-05-15
 
Initiation means a commitment to meditation, to your spiritual growth, and to discovering your inner being.
Initiation means that a deep commitment is needed in your spiritual growth, a deep involvement is needed in your spiritual growth.
By initiation, you become available. The growth becomes easy, because you do not create obstacles. It is opening a deep trust in your heart and being.
 
When we are new to the path, one part of us can be afraid of meditation, afraid of commitment to the spiritual path.
 
Once you have taken initiation, one you have taken a deep commitment to your spiritual growth, this fear disappears.
 
This fear comes from the past, which creates fear and is suspicious of everything. It wants to hold back, but by initiation, you become available, you begin to trust. It becomes a surrender to life.
 
Initiation becomes the first step to the ultimate surrender, to enlightenment, to Samadhi, to truth, to freedom, to the inner kingdom of God, which happens step by step.
 
This will be your new name: Deva Emanuel. Deva means divine and Emanuel means bliss. Remember yourself as divine bliss, feel yourself as divine bliss. This is our true reality.
The deeper we go within, the more we find God, the more we find divine bliss.
There is really no God, there is only godliness.
You have searched for the divine bliss for several lives. You have been a Tibetan monk when Tibet was on its highest spiritual peak, and that has created a commitment to the path.
Bliss comes when you are in accordance with the truth of your own being.
When bliss comes, you have to play it, sing it, dance it. You will find meaning in life only if you create this bliss.
And when meditation and creativity come together in your life, life becomes a bliss of the divine.
Meditation and creativity are the keys to find the blissfulness within you.
And the more blissful you become, the more bliss will be coming.
So feel blissful in meditation, in relationships, in creativity and in life as a whole.
Whenever you listen to your being, your truth, it leads to a silence, a bliss.
This is the criterion for growth.
Whenever you do something, listen to the silent voice from within.
When you listen to other people, when you listen to other people’s ideas and expectations, it will lead to misery.
Whenever you listen to your own being, it leads to silence, to bliss.
Listen to your being. Always remember to judge everything by your own inner feeling of bliss.
And do not allow other people to prevent you from go on your own way.
Remember only one thing: whatsoever feels good is good, whatever feels beautiful is beautiful.
And whatsoever makes you joyful, blissful, is truth. Let that be the only criterion in life.
Whatsoever makes you happy is bound to be true.

 

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