Chennai, Jul 23 (PTI) Tamil movie superstar Rajinikanth has left the audience spellbound while sharing his knowledge on Kriya yoga and Chakra meditation and claimed that of all his films, ‘Sree Raghavendra’ and ‘Baba’ gave “satisfaction to the soul”.
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Rajini, who was sitting in a meditative posture on stage when Senior Sanyasi of Yogada Satsangha Society of India (YSSI) Swami Suddhananda Giri earlier called on the audience to meditate for a few minutes, began his speech with “Om Guruvey Saranam”. .
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He said he did not expect an overwhelming response to the event – inspirational speech and guided meditation – in Tamil on “a happy and successful life through Kriya yoga” under the YSSI umbrella.
“Noting that the swamijis here refer to their notes when addressing you, I thought I should have brought some notes with me as well. But I came here without that (hence the off-the-cuff speech)” , said the superstar amid joyful shouts of “Thalaiva” by her fans.
In a lighter vein, he referenced Swamy Giri’s reference to him during his speech and remarked, “We are all actors and a great actor is among us,” Swamy Giri said pointing at me. I don’t know if that’s praise or a warning,” he remarked.
Spirituality, according to him, is a vast subject and despite reading several books, he is confused as to what to talk about. Also, since it was announced that the event was being broadcast live, he thought he would only have to address the gathering allowing the Swamys to speak.
Addressing the topics close to his heart, the veteran actor said that although he has done many films, the ones that gave him “soul satisfaction” were “Sree Raghavendra” and “Baba”.
“I don’t know how to thank these great souls who put me in these films,” he added.
Many have heard of ‘Raghavendra’ and ‘Baba’ after these films were released (in 1985 and 2002 respectively). A large number of people became members of Yogada after seeing the movie “Baba” and some even went to the Himalayas and visited Aniket Cave, which was later closed.
“And two of my fans have become Yogada sanyasis while I stand before you as an actor,” said Rajini, who is a devotee of Mahavatar Babaji.
Babaji is said to be the guru of Paramahansa Yogananda, the disciple of Lahiri Mahasya who was trained by Babaji in Kriya yoga.
Paramahamsa Yogananda had special powers since his youth and the kite incident in the movie “Baba” was greatly influenced by Babaji, Rajinikanth said.
Rajini, who is known to practice Kriya yoga, said it was very simple and effective and added that it activates the spinal chakras and improves well-being.
“It’s not that you won’t face problems if you learn Kriya yoga, but you will get sakti, the courage, to face problems,” he added.
Also, there was the possibility of not being caught in the vortex of negativism versus positivism, which is divinity, if one practices Kriya yoga.
“So what you think you are becoming. Positive thoughts are radiating around you. The end result is that you will start to see things objectively and not subjectively,” Rajini said.
If God appears and offers a choice between peace of mind and Him, most of us would choose the former because peace of mind is permanent, not happiness which has always fluctuated.
“I have seen money, fame and even been associated with great political leaders, industrialists and several personalities. But my happiness and peace of mind are less than 10% because it’s temporary – it’s maya – an illusion. Like money and fame, our body is also temporary,” he added.
The guiding force of gurus like Babaji is something like the support of thousands of Ambanis and Adanis for us.
“They will take care of us. The atma of the Prophet, Jesus, Krishna, Buddha and Babaji will be with us. We should prepare ourselves to receive their blessings through Kriya yoga through which I have noticed the change in me,” said he declared. .
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