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Hello dear Reader,
the obvious answer to the question of the result of a spiritual search is “to find out, who we are”. What looks good at first is wrong, because it assumes a searcher, a search and the searched. The surprising answer is that we are already what we are looking for and that subject, object and activity are one.

Nothing but Love.

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madhukar Madhukar: I do not advise people to change their lives. And unlike Jesus Christ I do not tell people that they must sell everything and that they have to follow me. I do say that you can continue to live as you like. Do whatever you like, but realise who you are and you are free.



Aachen, October 10, 2005
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papajiPapaji’s Birthday: On October 13th we celebrate Papaji’s Birthday in Karlsruhe, have a look at Satsang for more info.







Deadline for the next newsletter is October 28, 2011.
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Schedule
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Satsang
October 13 | Karlsruhe, Germany
In memoriam we celebrate Sri H.W.L. Poonja's birthday
Time: 7 - 8.45 pm
Location: Festsaal im Studentenhaus, Adenauerring 7, 76131 Karlsruhe
Info: Silke +49 172 6 86 51 05 or +49 724 9 94 75 80
karlsruhe@madhukar.org

October 15 - 16 | Munich (München), Germany
Time: Sa 10.30 am - 2.30 pm, Su 11.30 am - 3.30 pm
Location: yogabase, Leopoldstraße 19 (entrance Franz-Joseph-Straße)
80802 München, subway U3/U6 Giselastraße
Info: Hans +49 176 43 07 38 17
muenchen@madhukar.org

October 22 - 23 | Vienna (Wien), Austria
Time: Sa 10.30 am - 2.30 pm, Su 11.30 am - 3.30 pm
Location: Yoga Vidya, Neubaugasse 12-14, 1070 Wien
U3 + Bus 13A Neubaugasse
Info: Roman + 43 676 7 78 72 34
wien@madhukar.org

November 4 | Bad Waldsee, Oberschwaben
M-mas Celebration
Info: Shivani +49 171 2 17 43 38
shivani@madhukar.org
Please register no later than November 2, 2011.

For final changes please have a look at the website.

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Retreats
Oktober 1 – 12 | Ibiza, Spain | Inner Sun
Info: Biljana +386 40 89 02 11
biljana@madhukar.org

October 29 - November 6 | Bad Waldsee, Oberschwaben

Info: Shivani +49 7121 6 80 81 69
shivani@madhukar.org

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SanghaMeetings
Mondays 20:00 | Berlin/Lichterfelde
Info: Hela +49 163 9892842

Mondays 20:00 | Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg
Info: Hela +49 163 9892842

Mondays 20:00 | Detmold
Info: Arati +49 152 03 67 59 55
arati@madhukar.org

Mondays 20:00 | Friedberg bei Frankfurt/M.

Info: Glorinda +49 6031 9630808
rosbach@madhukar.org

Mondays 20:00 | Hamburg/Eimsbüttel
Info: Beate +49 173 622 06 06
beatemasurat@gmx.de

Mondays 20:00 | Hannover
Info: Mona +49 5101 12338

Mondays 20:00 | Klagenfurt/Kärnten
Info: Christa +43 664 451 172 71
Saraswati +43 650 202 43 11
c.legat@farbenentfaltenleben.at

First Monday every month 20.00 | Kiel

Info: Tara +49 431 2001117
tara.salem@gmx.de

Mondays | Lindach/Oberösterreich
Info: Andrea +43 699 10501119

Mondays 20:00 | Oldenburg
Info: Amke und Uma +49 441 35 09 17 99
amke.uma@ewetel.net

Mondays 20:00 | Stuttgart
Info: Sunita +49 176 485 76199
Eberhard +49 157 792 79 608
Leela +49 176 282 24809

First monday every month 20:00 | Tramin/Südtirol
Info: Naima +39 349 3542275
naima@madhukar.org

Mondays 20:00 | Tübingen
Info: Sangeeta +49 7071 24832

Mondays 20:00 | Ulm
Info: Rainer +49 171 344 18 55
equipment@madhukar.org

Mondays 20:00 | Vienna
Info: Dakini +43 699 150 009980
dakini@madhukar.org

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Contribute: Let us know, where you meet.
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Inspiration
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Papaji
Whether you are alone
or busy with the activities of the world, you should not differentiate!
Feel as alone as you are when you sleep.

If enjoyment is there then enjoy. If it is not there then enjoy that. Normally when you enjoy you must suffer, but if you learn the trick then suffering and enjoyment are the same.

You must know: If things are there then enjoy, if they are not, it doesn’t matter.

Papaji
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Books
The mystics Kabir, Rumi and Omar Khayyam

Kabir:
Before the Unconditioned, the Conditioned dances: "You and I are
one!" this trumpet proclaims.
The Guru comes and bows down before the disciple:
This is the greatest of wonders.

Rumi:
I would love to kiss you.
The price of kissing is your life.

Now my loving is running towards my life shouting:
What a bargain, let’s buy it.


Omar Khayyam:
If with wine you are drunk, be happy,
if seated with a beautiful, be happy,
since the end purpose of the universe is nothing-ness;
Hence picture your nothing-ness, then while you are, be happy!

Mysticism is found in different religions and philosophies, in Christianity in the writings of Meister Eckhart and Nicolaus Cusanus, in Judaism in the Kabbala, in Islam in Sufism and in Hinduis in Vedanta. Therefore it's not surprising that Papaji quite often refers to three mystic poets and philosophers, the Hindu-Muslim Kabir (1440–1518) and the Persian Rumi (1207–1273), and Omar Khayyam (1048–1131). Omar Khayyam was also a famous mathematician and astronomer, Rumi a jurist.

The mystics brake – quite often with a very positive life attitude - through the barriers of their respective religions by direct realisation. This is the reason why they normally come in trouble with the religious authorities.

rightcontentSongs of Kabir, translated by Rabindranath Tagore
http://www.gutenberg.org






rightcontentThe Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition, translated by Coleman Barks
http://www.amazon.com




rightcontentRuba’iyat von Omar Khayyam, translated by Peter Avery und John Heath-Stubbs. The translation by Edward FitzGerald in 1859 which made the Ruba’iyat known in the West and then later in Persia is now outdated. http://www.amazon.de
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Hardware
rightcontent Anyone who ever moved with a big library or wondered at the weight of books when packing for travelling light should consider the next step of his evolution: to buy an e-book reader.

The display technology is now able to give you a near print quality that can be read in bright sunlight like in India. A battery charge lasts for weeks if not months, and the memory can hold 3.500 books that can be searched and annotated. At 139 EUR (Kindle) a loss is annoying but anyway no disaster. The weight is with 241 gram exactly that of David Godmans “Be as you are”.

Today there are 750.000 mostly English books available for sale plus 36.000 free of charge at the Project Gutenberg. There is only one lovely habit we have to think about: the signing of books.

Amazon Kindle starting at 139 EUR
http://www.amazon.de

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Online
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Almost exactly 40 years ago Michael S. Hart uploaded the first work with an expired copyright to the Project Gutenberg. Since then volunteers have digitised more than 36.000 books to be accessible by the public free of charge. You can find almost all of the world literature as well as the deciphered genome of the Human Genome Project.

Of course there are the Bhagavadgita, Sankaracharya’s Vedanta Sutras and many religious and philosophical books, e.g. the „Ruba’iyat“ by Omar Khayyam
and the „Songs of Kabir“.

An e-book-reader is the right companion for the Project Gutenberg, being the appropriate output medium.

http://www.gutenberg.org
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Lost & Found
“The Wörld is Yours”  („We are Motörhead. And we play Rock'n'Roll!“)

“Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?” Johnny Cash (1932-2003). Influential American Country-singer and songwriter retreated to the Nickajack-Caves in 1967 in order to die. In 1968 he gave concerts in the Folsom State Prison and later in San Quentin. “I walk the Line” is a cinematic memorial of him and his wife June Carter worth seeing.
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