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.
LOVE, TRUTH AND GRACE GO TOGETHER
INITIATION WITH GITEN:
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.
LIFE IS A RIVER
INITIATION WITH GITEN:
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:
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
“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.”
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.
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:
SATSANG AND INITIATION
JUNE 12, 2014
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.
|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
Beautiful pink roses and fresh summer flowers surrounded Giten’s birthday on May, 15, which was celebrated with Satsang and Shaktipat Initiation.
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.
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
with Deva Emanuel
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.