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Mother Narmada

If we are open to the existence, this existence opens itself for us. The most interesting part of any search and seekers to seek opening, openings of one self. Once we are open the existence reveals it self, that revelation connects everything that we have in our surrounding. That connection one calls bliss of being one self. I must a tell a story of my life which might be interesting for many of you. When i was a small boy my father was serving 150 Km away from a place where a river named Narmada originates. Narmada is a important river for India, it flows upwards, there are very few rivers that flow upwards.

The place where Narmada originates is knows as Amarkantak, its been known to many seekers and saints for several 1000 of years, many saints and seekers have found silence of their soul on the banks of Mother Narmada.

As you all know that with India's rich tradition they have worshiped rivers like a mother, one should know that India has worshiped all forms including natural forms as divine. That's the beauty of India that everything is divine, everything has a message of divinity, you cant go a place where divinity does not surrounds you. It was a philosophy of higher understand to make the whole life divine, there was not a place which is not holy.

River played important role in human lives in all continents, In India the whole civilization and its richness is the gifts of rivers. But Indian yogis and saints went deeper they realized that river is not helping a society to progress by agriculture or other business but it also enriches the soul. Let us go back to my own story, with Narmada river. As i told you i was born very near to the place where Narmada originates, but i did not get chance to see and experience of the river till very late. I was around 11 years old when one day my family decided to spend a day at this place. We all went down there and as a kid i was mesmerized with the location and energy that surrounded. It was so strong that i could feel it for days. When we all reached the Amarkantak, i felt that i could not move further up, i sat for a long time near the holy tanks, the place where many rituals are done. I did not know what this place is about but i only knew that i have come to place where everything is open and alive, i merged in the silence of Mother Narmada, there were all kind of muttering of pilgrims but i felt that world is in slow motion. My family was busy doing the rituals what most of the Indians do