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Foreword

Welcome to our April newsletter! We’re getting closer to Swamiji’s return from his retreat, and the excitement is building up. Many of you have already signed up for our upcoming events in India, which is fantastic!

In this issue, we’re introducing Shashi, our newest friend and animal of April. We’re also sharing a touching testimonial from Harit, a Sunyoga student from Gujarat, who inspires us with his journey towards better health through Sunyoga.

Don’t forget to check out our collection of enriching videos for the month, designed to feed your mind and spirit.

Thank you for your support and participation. Let’s journey together towards understanding and unity.

Warm regards,

Axel and the Editorial Board

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Animal of April

Last month, you might remember seeing Surya, our beloved cow, with a little sister by her side. Well, we’ve officially named her Shashi. Shashi is a delightful little calf who spends her days basking in the Sunlight of our Ghosal. She’s pretty alert and curious about her surroundings. Despite her small size, she finds comfort in staying close to her mother. Shashi is shy, often hiding behind her mother when feeling insecure. But when she’s feeling brave, she’ll venture out to explore the world around her, always returning to the safety of her mother’s side. We’re thrilled to have Shashi as part of our family and can’t wait to see her grow and thrive alongside her big sister, Surya.Shashi-name-statistics In India, Shashi is a traditional name used for the moon and is a beautiful gender-neutral given name. It originates from Sanskrit and means “having a hare.” The moon earned this name because its dark markings resemble a hare.

Interestingly, Shashi also means “moonlight” and “moon.” Our moon is a mysterious orb that affects our tides and climate stability. Baby Shashi will be proud to share a name with such a significant celestial body.

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Testimonial – Harit from Gujarat

After two months, my cholesterol report was nearly regular. All thanks to Gurukrupa and sunyoga sadhana 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Yes, I took tablets as prescribed and stuck to regular food without any sweets 😂. However, the doctor has mentioned that he’ll reduce my medicine dosage with this progress.

I want to share my experience because, for the first time in 20 years, my cholesterol and diabetes levels are improving. I’ve tried many alternatives before but without any luck. This is the first time my sugar and cholesterol levels are moving towards normal.

I forgot to mention an important detail: for the past year, I’ve been eating only millet (bajra and jowar) in my daily meals, along with other food. Cutting out wheat and rice has made a significant impact on my health.

A big thanks to Mayurji and all the other members for their continuous motivation and encouragement 🙏🏻

Engaging in Sunyoga for an hour between 11 am and 4 pm has also been beneficial.

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Harit from Gujarat.

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Sunyogi Wisdom – Is the Robber a Social Worker?

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Let’s say someone robs a large amount of money from another person. The victim feels unhappy and upset because they hope to get the money back. But their hope diminishes as time passes and the money doesn’t return. Eventually, they realize the money may never come back. At this point, the pain starts to decrease because they accept the situation. Their expectation attached to the money has decreased. The money doesn’t come back, but the level of pain varies. This shows that the pain isn’t caused by the money itself but rather by its attachment.

Let’s imagine the robber stole money, but the person who had the money had already used what they needed for their life. The extra money he now has should go to society, not just for themselves. We all get things from society, so we are responsible for giving back. Money should not be hoarded; it should be circulated to help everyone. When we hoard money, we prevent others from accessing what they need, like food. This means we’re committing a social crime by blocking the flow of resources. So, when a robber takes money meant for society, it’s almost like a form of justice. The person who had the money was holding onto it instead of letting it benefit others. So, in a way, the robber’s actions help redistribute wealth back to where it’s needed. 

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After the robbery, there’s a second step. A month or two later, the robbed person realizes the money isn’t coming back. They must maintain their status so that they might start a new job or business. They might earn back the lost cash within six months to a year. But they won’t stop the new job once they have the money back. They’ll continue with the old and new jobs, becoming more affluent. In a way, the robber indirectly helps them become richer by forcing them to find new opportunities. So, the robber’s actions can be seen as a form of social work because they inadvertently lead to positive outcomes for the victim.

Imagine the person who got robbed was careless during the robbery. But now, after the incident, they’ll become more careful. Their character changes because of the experience they went through. So, the robber indirectly influences the person’s character transformation by making them more cautious.

Now, after the robber has taken the money, the person realizes they had resources available to them all along. However, they were misusing those resources before the robbery. Instead of using their time and money wisely, they were wasteful. But now, with the new job, they are investing in themselves and their future. This change in behavior leads to better mental and physical health because negative thoughts decrease. So, in a way, the robber indirectly contributes to their improved well-being.

Even when we experience suffering or pain, we can always earn money to pay for it. But the emotional pain caused by the robbery is something that can’t be taken away. However, as time passes and negative thoughts lessen, we find ourselves experiencing less pain and suffering. In this way, the robber indirectly helps us achieve spiritual growth and self-realization by reducing negative thoughts and allowing positive ones to emerge. So, despite initially being seen as an enemy, the robber ultimately contributes to our personal growth and development.

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So, you can see how much benefit the robber brings to society, right? But does that mean a robber is a social worker? No, that’s a misunderstanding. Robbers are like great philosophers. They can read people’s eyes and even guess how much money someone has in their pocket. Some robbers are so skilled that they can even count the different notes of money. So, if a robber is a philosopher, their friends are also philosophers. When robbers steal money, and their friends see how much they have, everyone wants to share the wealth. They start spending recklessly, thinking the money will never run out. But within six months to a year, the money is gone. However, the friends who enjoyed the money while it lasted still have a high status because they were part of the fun.

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Can he stop this cycle? No. He has to sell his property, but it’s still insufficient. He has to take out loans, but even that isn’t sufficient. He can’t repay the loans, and when the creditors come, they kick him out of society. Then, he’s left with nothing and becomes a beggar. Until he reaches this point, he can’t change his life. So, the robber ultimately destroys his own life. This is why a robber isn’t a social worker. If they can’t even save themselves, how can they consider the lives of others? So, a robber isn’t doing the work of a social worker.

Sometimes, the philosophy of karma makes us wonder. Some robbers get caught and face severe consequences after committing the crime. Meanwhile, some people who never harm others suffer from diseases and deteriorate over the years, yet they don’t die.

So, where is God’s judgment in all of this? Some may wonder about this. God’s judgment is powerful and profound. Even a robber, in a way, provides some help to society. We’re not saying robbers are social workers, but their actions inadvertently lead to social changes that benefit others.

The robber didn’t become an extensive criminal overnight. It all started with a small act of theft. As the robberies grew bigger, society began to despise him. Isn’t that a form of punishment? The more money he stole, the more people came to hate him. So, isn’t that also a form of punishment?

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In the end, the robber faces consequences throughout his life. However, despite his crimes, he also performs some good deeds that contribute positively to society. This is his way of balancing out his karma. He receives punishment for his actions but also helps others and improves their lives. So, it’s a complex interplay of karma and consequences for the robber.

Now, some people have never caused harm but still bring suffering upon themselves. They don’t support or care for others despite benefiting from society. Isn’t this a form of wrongdoing? Because of their neglect, they suffer for years without end. This is their negative karma because they failed to contribute to society.

So, what should they do? Should they continue to suffer, or should they start correcting their behavior? Everyone has a responsibility to care for society and its members. The more we do to help others, the more positive karma we accumulate. Even our enemies can teach us valuable lessons, so we should show them respect.

FAQ – Can I practice Sunyoga during cloudy days?

The SSun’s strongest rays are invisible and still penetrate the clouds even though we cannot see them with our physical eyes. So, we can still meditate on the sun even if the sun is hidden behind the clouds. Clouds will not stop the subtlest rays from the SSun and these we can always connect to. When there are clouds, and if the clouds disappear for just a few moments, we can receive enormous energy in just these few seconds because of the deep thirst we have created. If it is entirely dark, alternative photos and eye-to-eye meditations are possible.

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Courses & Events

10-12 April 2024 – Sunyoga Basic Course (Level 1-3) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

10-12 May 2024 – Sunyoga Basic Course (Level 1-3) Lodhadham, Maharashtra, India)
17-19 May 2024 – Sunyoga Basic Course (Level 1-3) (Warengal, Telegana, India)
1-7 June 2024 – Advanced Course (Level 4) (Gujarat, India)
22 June 2024 – Sunyogi returns from his 3-year Sadhana on his birthday (Lachhipur, West Bengal, India)
28-30 June 2024 – Sunyoga Basic Course (Level 1-3) (Lachhipur, West Bengal, India)
26-28 July – Universal Peace Conference 2024 (Online)
9-11 August 2024 – Sunyoga Basic Course (Level 1-3) (Erbendorf, Germany)
15-18 August 2024 – Sunyoga Basic Course (Level 1-3) (Netherlands)
24-31 August 2024 – Sunyoga Advanced Course (Level 4) (Austria, Europe)
4-7 September 2024 – Acupressure Course (France)

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