15 July 2012

Satsang was a smashing success.  I was not closely watching the statitics, but our first Satsand had 35 attendees at one point, which is more than double the average that attended our old satsangs.


I even heard from one attendee that she tried to come to Satsang a year ago when Jo Ann was running it, but discontinued because she was told that all newcomers were being screened to detect and reject "negative energies."  That is, each person had to go through at least two or three interviews with Jo Ann and Alan before being allow to come to Satsang.  No wonder that attendence dropped to an average of 15 per satsang.  There was so much fear of "negative energies" that the screening was offending a lot of people. I was wondering then why satsang was not growing.



12 comments:

  1. In addition, sometimes there was more than one person in attendance on one connection. There were at least 37 people present at one point, and since not everyone could be "on screen" at the same time, that number could still be higher.

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  2. Yep was there- almost but couldn't get the "thingumabob' to work, also I was at work, new job, day one, so perhaps there was some divine intervention going on on behalf of my "client". Still got a gander at the faces to the names - Awesome!
    Can't wait to get online and amongst "it" for real.. Thanks to Edji and all of you.
    love
    maggie

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  3. Janet and I both shared with you how we felt about "Mamji" -- way back at the start. She reminded me of Osho's handler-ma...I said as much at that time and was rebuffed. Also, no one can deny that through her -- her unique skill set -- many creative and wonderful improvements happened. I experienced the dynamic swirl of emotions -- felt animosity, jealousy, frustration, distrust, rejection (mutual), embarrassment, joy -- in my relations with Jo-Ann. I feel I have enough of my own stuff to sit with yet. Perhaps Mamaji does also. I do wish her well, just well clear of my general proximity.

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  4. Thanks Ed. I didn't realize how much I had missed them and I did not realize how much change had taken place within me since the last satsang. I had no questions, haven't for a while; I could just be present with whatever was happening without the mind swirling in several different directions at once, I felt so much love for the faces that I saw, and I experienced satsang from my heart, not my head.

    It was great.

    Much Love,
    Lila

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    1. That's similar to me.

      - Adriano

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    2. My first satsang was in dec 31/2011.
      I didn't have any issue with Jo Ann, on the contrary she was very kind with me.

      May be because it was her last satsang

      - Adriano

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    3. Yes, it was great. No questions either and very few thoughts passing through. Just a 'fish' basking in the current of love that was coursing through the 'room' like a river.

      For quite a while, my sound kept cutting out...picked up just a few words here and there as Ed was reading, but I know that particular book very well so I was just feeling him internally...

      a huge, bright Presence, holding me, loving me, calling me to BE here completely, embracing ALL as MySelf. The stillness was deep, and remains so.

      You are so beautiful, Beloved,

      Victoria

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  5. Thank you Ed. Is there a link where we can watch the satsang again?

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  6. I guess that's a hazard with all teachers, that some overzealous devotees take it upon themselves to decide who's worthy of the teachings and proximity to the 'one'. I think we call it fundamentalism when it applies to the more organised congregations.

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  7. P.S. Sorry I missed the Satsang. I would have been a spectator anyway, no web cam. Guess I'll have to get one... maybe...

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  8. I think I was 'screened' but when I reacted with slight shock followed by the thought (must be joking) I laughed real hard and there was no further questions ! Looking forward to attending online satsang. I have comittments for the next three weeks though and cant attend :(

    Very glad it went well

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