Posted by Nipun Mehta on Mar 21, 2009
Yes..it is a Big WOW!!
Glad you both were able to meet her.
Deeply moving...paradoxically I can't move. The presence invoked makes me so still. As I told you I spent some time with her many years ago. Thank you.
Bless you ..
"Arise, awake, and act." This account was a chiropractic alignment for my spirit today, Nipun. A subtle shift (which is really all that's ever needed). Thank you! To unscripted lives everywhere!
another vimala thakar special:
which is on women in relationship to spiritual liberation
Gratitude to you Nipun for bringing Vimala tai to our life by sharing this with us.
Good , you are the lucky chap, to get her blessing and got time on day of Mokshda Ekadsai to interact with such high rised soul..
This is your past life karma
Jay Shri Krishna
Nipun, While I was reading this article, I felt a natural call within me to meet Vimala-tai, but sadly, she has passed away for eternal peace. Still, she has left behind a powerful tool -- observe the emotion within us without reacting, and surely a true judgment will emerge.
You are a good soul and will always source the enlightened.
Dear Nipun and Guri, Sitting like a mountain in my chair, in front of the computer screen, I am reading your essay on Vimla Thakar - with two nonstop streams flowing from my eyes -- these are the streams of gratitude, one for Nipun and the other for Guri. Much love, Kumar
You surely are keeping Vimala Tai alive. Your dedication to spreading spirituality is nearing the cusp you were enquiring about.
You and Guri are blessed.
Vimala-Tai and J. Krishnamurti has a pretty special relationship. Here's the excerpted bit from the WIE interview:
In 1960 Thakar was invited by a friend to attend a series of talks a visiting spiritual teacher was giving in Varanasi. The teacher was the legendary J. Krishnamurti, and he immediately took note of the unusual young woman listening so attentively at the back of the hall and offered to meet with her. Their talks and private interviews sparked an upheaval within Thakar's consciousness, catapulting her into profound silence. "Something within has been let loose. It can't stand any frontiers," she wrote. "The invasion of a new awareness, irresistible and uncontrollable . . . has swept away everything." Within less than a year, Krishnamurti not only confirmed her spiritual realization but urgently implored her to begin to teach: "Why don't you explode? Why don't you put bombs under all these old people who follow the wrong line? Why don't you go around India? Is anyone doing this? If there were half a dozen, I would not say a word to you. There is not time. . . . Go—shout from the housetops, 'You are on the wrong track! This is not the way to peace!' . . . Go out and set them on fire! There is none who is doing this. Not even one. . . . What are you waiting for?"[Hide Full Comment]
i am so sad to hear about vimala's demise. i was planning to visit her for last three years, but somehow it got postponed. through this blog, i got the news and mourned her loss deeply..glad that you got to have her darshan. i don't think there is another female saint like her in the world.
From an excellent profile by Chris Parish in EnglitenNext about Vimala Thakar:
"Intellectually people may aspire to emancipation or enlightenment, but emotionally they love small bondages around them. They go on weaving the network of bondages. They want to belong somewhere emotionally—to the family, to their religion. In the name of security, they create these emotional loyalties and a sense of exclusive belonging, while intellectually, they aspire to absolute freedom, enlightenment. How can the two go together?
“They are incompatible, and yet human beings who become sadhakas, inquirers, live a double life. They are not dishonest—I’m talking about an inner division. They feel satisfied by knowing about liberation, reading about it, imagining it. They feel satisfied about this because the word 'liberation’ has its own intoxication, the emotional feel about the meaning of the word has an intoxication. And they live by that intoxication. But there is no factual content. So this inner division causes the pathetic phenomenon that in the evening of their lives, their hands are empty. They only have the shells of words with them, not the inner substance of liberation.”
thanks nipun and guri... thanks for sharing this...
love n gratitude.,
India is a muslim country right? I just feel the stress you went through. It is not easy to do such walk, or either work with people like this in own vision.
I live in Guinea-conakry, I work with the Lutheran church of Guinea. I can just feel the pain and sorrow it cost someone to arrange such an interview
Namaste to all and to Nipun and Guri,
I had satsang (meeting) with Vimalaji 3 years ago at her home in Mount Abu. I recall the cold unseasonable rainy season in September, and she welcomed me, even though she was not well from the damp weather. Vimalaji was Pure presence, responding with Totality to all my questions, however simple those questions were.
With her image firmly in my mind, my actions and words come from a deeper place. I am grateful for such a rare teacher to come into my life. Her physicality is gone, but she is guiding me (and us).
Jai Shree Krishna
From, Rochester, Minnesota (USA)
Dear Nipun and Guri,
Thank you for sharing your time with Vimalatai. You are both priviledged people to have enjoyed her charismatic presence on such a sacred day and we share a bit of it of it through you.
Dear Nipun and Guri,
Heartiest Thanks for sharing the teaching of Sri Vimalaji Thakar. Both of you are not fortunate but faithful to the cosmic rhythm. You are very true in your expression. The self could stay many time with Her and also at the last breath. Thanks to Divinity and entire humanity for such precious living moment. May we all live her teaching in day to day life. Be happy !
Raju M. Thakkar