Jan 11

Bhanu Didi

There are many things about Guruji on our blog and elsewhere on the net… but not enough (according to us) about our darling Bhanu Didi… Guruji’s lil sisiter!

Bhanu Didi

I remember one of my earliest memories about Bhanu Ma as our family calls her, is mixing hot rice and yummy rasam and home made ghee with her hands and serving me, dinesh, ajay and arvind (her 2 sons) in her lovely kitchen at her forever welcoming home in Jayanagar, Bangalore. She always had time for each person who visits her home (and there are many, many, many…!) taking utter care of every one, making each person feel like they are the most important one (i think she gets this trait from her Brother) :)

She has a voice that would put many angels to shame… pure and simple and loaded with Devotion… and when she sings in Satsang everyone is lost in the ethereal beauty of her singing… Your first satsang with her will be one you will always remember :)

I had once asked Guruji if i could learn Sahaj meditation and curiously He had said no… and lots of people around me learned it and i used to feel quite left out… in fact i had organised a few Sahaj courses in IIT and would be very curious about how it felt :)… After almost a year of this, i asked Guruji once more if i could learn Sahaj and He said yes,yes … go ask Bhanu, she will teach you…

When i went upto her and told her that i wanted to learn Sahaj and that she should teach me, she laughed and said but i am not a Sahaj teacher! … and then went to Guruji who promptly made her one :)

Me and rajesh (myla) were her first Sahaj students and we had the extreme honour of being initiated in Guruji’s bedroom in Shakti Kutir… what an experience it was! But i am not going to talk about that here, coz that’s one of her favourite stories when she teaches Sahaj, so you should go and attend a course with her to hear it :) She is an amazing teacher and will talk about the most profound things with perfect simplicity…

Once in the middle of a very profound Knowledge talk in Mahaveer Hall of Vishalakshi, she spied a couple with an adorable little baby taking a walk on the terrace outside… and she suddenly exclaims “oh so sweet! how cute!!” and calls the couple inside the class and goes in the middle of this very profound session to cuddle with the baby… leaving the entire audience bemused… she made cooing sounds to the baby and played with her and then turned back to the session and started up exactly where she had left off before the baby interlude with the same intensity and passion as was there earlier!

Her naturalness and spontainety are incredible!

We used to have such a ball organizing Sahaj courses for her when she would come to Bombay… Many times she would stay at our house … 5-7 Guru Poojas in a day, hundreds of people being initiated into Sahaj right in our home… and the house would be transformed for days afterwards, suffused with Divinity and Knowledge and her inimitable laugh! We would eagerly await her next visit…

She has always been there for us, when things have gone awry, she would have the time to listen to our entire story and sympathize or even chastise when needed… And all amidst giggling laughter and merriment that always seems to follow her around…

On Devi Pooja day and during navaratri everyone take silent cues from her about what exactly needs to be done and where and unassumingly, with utter innocence she will gracefully make sure that everything moves exactly how it should…

Guruji had her do the DSN course with me… and she was the most perfect student… she would even wear track pants and show up for Padma Sadhana! Even being Guruji’s sister, at no point did i feel that she was anything other than a participant… and she wrote out the most flattering compliment to me at the end of the course too :) … “I didn’t miss Guruji at all while i was on the course with you” … She is one student who can make the teacher feel fantastic! :)

On our trip to Bali, one afternoon i had a terrible head ache (had got a bit of sun stroke) and i was wondering how i would be able to teach with that pounding going on in my head… She took one look at me and just called me to her room and gave me a loving, cooling, healing head massage which made that entire uneasy, dirty feeling vanish… and i was back on the afternoon session with the TRM there like nothing had happened :)

She effortlessly brings out best in people around her, and everyone who know her can’t help but love her…

January 11th becomes a very special day for all of us … coz today is her birthday …

With all our Being… We wish you a Blissful, Graceful, Fantastic, Wonderful Happy, Happy Birthday  Bhanu Didi!!

Thanks for being there… Thanks for being you! :)

Jai Gurudeva!

love

bawa n dinesh


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68 Responses to “Bhanu Didi”

  1. wow. best blog post ever.

    makes one want to learn what produces such beings so that one can inculcate high values into one’s own being to take oneself to such a level.

    makes one want to be around her and trained by her like her sons were.

    jai gurudev. and happy birthday to mrs. bhanumati narasimhan.

  2. Minal says:

    Jay Gurudev Bawa!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing so nice story about bhanu did!!:D
    On her b’day,,,,,,I wish her A Very Happy Birthday To Her,,,,,,,

    thank you once again!!!!!
    Minal

  3. akanksha says:

    Happy Birthday Bhanu didi !!!
    have a blast…

  4. Manu says:

    Dear BhanuDidi, how lovely is the Blog today, which potrayed u. It is such a joy to the heart to see u and to hear of u.

    Ur expression of love is beyond sight and touch , which u have expressed in a unique way.
    Bhanu Ma, the moments i spent in ur presence and the love that u have expressed are … it is not possible for me to describe Bhanu Ma! Thank you!

    how could u love so deeep…

    Even today, when ever i need i cry to u and feel the warmth of a mother in ur Godi. I love u and thank u for being with me!

    WISH U A VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY BHANU MA!

  5. komal says:

    This is the most wonderful post on the entire blog in over a year…… i still cherish the memories of the times ive spent with bhanu di and seen just a glimpse of her.. Wishing Bhanu di a very happy birthday……..

  6. Bhoopalan says:

    Happy Birthday and Many Many Many Happy Returns, Bhanu Didi-ji!

    The stories above brought nostalgia flooding in about my Sahaj initiation!!!

    cheers. JGD

  7. Sunil Kanwarjani says:

    Dear Bhanu Maa,

    Many Many Happy returns of the day…

    It was a wonderful blog & amazing way of presenting a picture of the mother to whom u love so much.
    Sharing such a sweet unforgetable moments of your good time with her made me feel as if i am in your place..

    Thanks for the Blog…

  8. Siddharth says:

    Jai Gurudev!!

    Wish you a very very Happy Birthday Bhanu Didi…!!

    Bawa Bhaiya and Dinesh Bhaiya-> Thank You So Much for sharing all the knowledge and the sweet moments of your lifes..I must say that I love your blog very much..It helps me to keep in touch with the divine..Keep Writing!!

    With Love
    Jai Gurudev

  9. Sudha says:

    Wow! Thanks a million for these glimpses of our beloved Bhanu-Di! Wishing Bhanu-Di a very, very happy birthday …. Waiting to experience the joy of being in her presence and doing a course with her…

    Thanks Bawa & Dinesh for these wonderful posts… look forward to many , many more.. :-)

    Jgd!
    Love,
    Sudha

  10. Ashwani says:

    Wow! What an absolutely wonderful way to wish Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday Bhanu Ma…Though I haven’t done Sahaj with you, I have been blessed few times to be in your presence in Satsangs and to just see you gliding in Ashram with such naturalness and innocence…

    Graceful is what defines you the best!

    Really Beautiful!

  11. ashish says:

    Bau thanx for sharing the best post…

  12. Nanddeep says:

    Happy Birthday Bhanu Didi.
    After reading this post, I also want to do Sahaj with her. :)
    And, thanks for the bonus post!
    Jai Guru Dev.

  13. Anshika says:

    This morning when I woke up , I thought of mailing you a request to write about Bhanu Ma sometime and give us her e-mail id so that we could wish her on her B’day whenever it was … I swear this happened !
    And I came to this page to find nothing but that !!! WOW !!! Incredible… :) :) :) Awestruck…

    Happy B’day Bhanu Ma ! Love you … A lot …! :) :) :)

  14. Raghavan says:

    Beautiful Post Bawa ! Just listening to “Shivoham” / “Ganesha Sharanam” transports me to I don’t know where. Way before I did Sahaj I used to meditate on her rendition of “Shivoham” and to be honest I never had deeper meditations . Happy BDay Bhanu Didi ! Saagar Me Ek Lehar Uthi Aapke Naam Ki….

    Jai Guru Dev,

  15. Prasanth says:

    This should work. Testing comments.

  16. trinaa says:

    wish her a very very veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy happy birthday! :) :) :)

  17. Nikhil says:

    Wow! I had just heard about her before but never so much!!! Wish you a very Happy Birthday didi!!

  18. divya says:

    Jay Gurudev Bawa,

    happy birthday Bhanu ma….

  19. Mihir says:

    I’ve always been a big fan of di’s amazing smile !! and yaaa its just amazing hearing her !! m eagerly waiting for your sahaj to happen in mumbai !!! Happy Birthday Bhanu didi !!

    Jai Gurudev !! :)

  20. Akila says:

    wow!!! how beautiful its to read stories of Bhanu Ma…… on her birthday i wish her many many many more happy returns … Happy Birthday Bhanu Ma

  21. Chintan S says:

    Wish u many many happy reutrns of the day BHANU MA
    LOVE YOU.
    JAI GURUDEV

  22. sudha says:

    many more happy returns of the day (belated) banu didi

  23. Priyanka says:

    jgd,

    hope u can convey our wishes to di on this beautiful day.. wishing her also makes one feel so blissful, full of gratitude.. how to wish for such divinity… still… a very Happy Birthday to her.
    luv
    Jaigurudeva

  24. sachin says:

    happy birthday didi :)

  25. Gaurav says:

    Lovely writeup Bawu n Dinesh bhaiya…every word is fragrant with so much love, one can’t but oneself fall in love with Bhanu Ma even more…She is divine, loving, firm, melodious, knowledgeable and all-in-all a Devi to be worshiped and loved, every moment with Her is bliss transfixed. We are all blessed to walk this planet with such Divine personifications of Love.

    Jai GuruDeva

  26. hamsa.tachyon says:

    Happy birthday, Bhanu didi ! lots of love …

  27. Shreyans says:

    Bhanu Ma
    Happy Birthday:) Jai Gurudev:)

  28. deepa says:

    Wish you many many happy returns of the day Bahnu didi!!

  29. Mansee says:

    Happy Bday Bhanudidi..Wishing u the best in life always :-)

    I havent met her/ even seen her yet but have been wanting to do so since months…in fact was dissapointed that she was not in the ashram when we came for the winter break…and after reading this wonderful post my desire has increased manifold.

    Jai Gurudev :-)

  30. danno says:

    feels so totally at home reading your write up….she is so charming and the best part is she is so natural..its tru bau wat u say abt her satsang…i was in tears wen i attended her satsang for the first time….felt so connected..so taken care….cant tell in words but it purely was but it was Divine
    yea was der for the celeb yest!!it was amazzing!!

  31. AJIT says:

    JGD bau, Plz give my regards to bhanu di as well. Happy birthday di.

  32. Gurpreet says:

    Happy Birthday, Bhanu Didi,

    Gurpreet

  33. Vishal says:

    Cooool .. that was such a awesome write up bhaiya!!

    Yea .. the way you put it .. bhanu didi sure sounds a great person ..

    A Very very happy birthday to her .. :)

    Jai Gurudev!

    Vishal (& nikhil)

  34. Niki says:

    Dearest Bawa,

    Thank you so much for posting such a beautiful words about Bhanu didi. I always wanted to do SSM with her but now the intensity is so high that I am sure I am going to do it, by Gurujis Grace. I share the same star sign like her and always felt the frequency whenever I met her.

    Wish Bhanudi a great Birthday , May She shares the love She has with all who need always and may the smile in Her face never vanish :-).

    Love,Niki

  35. Rohit says:

    Happy Birthday Bhanu Didi !!! I learned Sahaj meditation from Bhanu Didi – it was amazing ! She is a wonderful teacher. Such a simple technique but makes such a huge difference.

  36. Rajmohan babu says:

    Very wonderful post

    Wish you Very Happy Birthday Banu Didi

    Jai Gurudev

  37. Caroline says:

    My Dear One,
    You have made my life ever richer and I miss you. Have a wonderful birthday. With all love, Caroline and Wally too!

  38. sainath says:

    belated happy birthday didi…

    jai gurudev :)

  39. Dattaraj says:

    There are few people in our life.. when we meet them automatically respect comes with in (No other option)… In my life Bhanu Didi is one of those. I did Sahaj samadhi with her & as u said she is very very simple and adorable.
    I wish I will also get a chance to have rise and rassam at her place (1st wish in my next meditation )…

    Jai Gurudev!

  40. Deepti says:

    Jai Gurudev Bhanu Ma,

    U r the one who has made me realize what simplicity & pure innocence is all about.U remind me so much of my Mom whom i lost 3 yrs back. Thanks to Gurudev that you are there for us. I sincerly pray to Guruji that someday in life i can bring the same innocence, simplicity , grace & beauty in me as well which is so prominent in our Beloved Didi. Belated Bday wished Didi.

    love u

  41. vinod says:

    Happy Birthday Bhanu Ma. It is really nice to read about Bhanu Ma. I am really lucky as I have met Bhanu Ma and done sahaj course in the presence of Her.

    Jai Gurudev.

  42. jaideep says:

    Amma wish u a very very happy birthday.
    you look so simple was able to be at the sahaj course at bangalore and that saree with peacock feathers was awesome:)
    yes bawa you are absolutely right :)
    jaigurudeva

  43. Vinay says:

    Wish u a very happy birthday Bhanu didi!!

  44. Sirisha says:

    Happy Happy birthday to the Beautiful Beautiful Bhanu didi !! You totally rock !!!

  45. Nandini says:

    a very happy bday to bhanu di….
    jai gurudev!!

  46. Dilkhush says:

    Better late than never :P

    Belated Happy Birthday Bhanu Didi :)

    Thanks for the lovely post !!!!

    Jai Guru Dev :)

  47. gauri says:

    Agree with you totally Bau…i know i have no option :) love the story even when i have heard about it the second time.

  48. Bimalendu says:

    Dearest BhanuDidi,
    Wish you many many happy returns (belated) of the day!!!! Hope and pray gurudev fills up every day, the canvas of your life, with lots of new & magical colors like the RAINBOW in the sky.

    And Baba and Dinesh bhaiya…..Great work for sharing this amazing blog…
    You guys are real rock star.. reaching,rocking and inspiring the crowd with knowledge across the globe.

    Very very inspiring…… yeh dill mange more…… :-)

    Jaigurdev.

  49. Vijay says:

    Belated wishes Bhanu maa on a happy birthday and wish you many more happy returns of this day. You are just so sweet :-)

    Bau,

    It was a real sweet post reading abt your experiences with Bhanu maa. It was laced with so much humor. Loved this line – “i think she gets this trait from her Brother”.

    Also wonderful was how your quest for Sahaj created a Sahaj teacher, lol. It was wondeful to read about the baby incident and how one can be so knowledgeable yet natural & playful at the same time.

    I guess she gets this trait also from her brother :-)

    All I can think of is “Jai Guru Dev”

  50. sakshi says:

    Thanks Bawa ! Felt wonderful…and grateful. Love you Bhanu Ma.
    Jai Gurudev
    Love
    Sakshi

  51. Bhanu didi says:

    Everyone who has come on this path is special to me. But Bawa is extra special because he put me into this beautiful journey of sharing knowledge as a teacher. When a baby girl or boy, a child is born, the mother and father are born. Like that, when the student is born, the teacher is also born. Ever since that beautiful beginning, my sharing has had higher and higher reaches – I have become a high flying teacher literally! (laughs)

    Bawa is known for his daring personality – of course dashing too! He has taken the most challenging job of transforming the IITs into ITs (Inner Transformation)!

    I remember one instance where I taught in icon valley??……silicon valley…150 students and 90% were computer engineers and techies. Bawa and Dinesh – they would love computers and all these gadgets – and I would overhear them talking. So in this gathering I used some of these words by fluke, like windows, password, delete button, chip and I was such a hit they even asked me to launch some website!! I had to keep asking where is the button! (laughs)!

    In Bawa’s DSN course , I got over the inhibition of explaining the course to known and unknown people.

    He is a continuous inspiration for me and my children as he is for many youths. When ajay and arvind were small they would say, “Oh bawa said this” and would follow. I am happy they had a good idol to follow with his extreme love and devotion for our gurudev!

    Dinesh, whenever I see him, he is an example of sahaj – effortlessness. Everything he does is sooooo….like a delicate flower!I remember padmapada – he even walks as if his feet do not touch the ground – so lightly.

    He would come and translate my classes into hindi and marathi. I would wonder at his command of the language and be listening to him and I would forget the next line! I would see his sweet face and forget the words that he uses also. That is why I still need a translator!!

    They introduced me to the most dynamic and adorable youths who generally have the façade of tough nuts to crack but are actually ice cream. They melt with one glimpse, one message of love from the guru.

    You see, I speak the heart language, because words cannot contain my feelings for my guru and his techniques and these are two gems who have made my journey on this path so eventful, wonderful and glamorous too!

    Infinite Love,

    Bhanu Didi

  52. Anshika says:

    WOW Bhanu Di !! Delighted to hear from You … :)
    Love You Always … :) :) :)

  53. Prakirtee says:

    beautiful post for a beautiful lady and such a lovely comment above :)
    happy birthday Bhanu Ma, we blessed to have you in our lives. love you.

  54. Monica Tiwari says:

    WOWOW !
    Happy Birthday dearest Bhanu Didi :D
    Your voice is just tooo amazing and Beautiful :D

  55. Pramod says:

    Dear Bau, Dinesh da and Bhanu didi, after reading this blog and comments I am feeling very lucky to be in the presence of inspirational legends like you all!! I am very grateful to Guruji for whatever he has given me in my life!! Looking forward for your blessings!!
    Bhanu di-Many many Happy returns ( belated) of the day!!

  56. Anshika says:

    Wish I could rate it more than 5 …

  57. Naveen says:

    Wah!

    Wish you happy belated Birthday Banu Didi. I am blessd to have a Didi like you.

    JGD-Naveen

  58. Deepak says:

    Dear Bawa & Dinesh ji,

    I am listneing , Reading about you so iterestingly since long time. I dont know when I shall get chance to do any course with you both as being in Germany. Specifically this post I was reading reading and reading… it was too great… and to know more about Bhanu didi. I am attending one course with Guruji in Switzerland in May (Sitting Close to the Master – A journey towards the Self). And will also attend Sahaj with Bhanu didi. Eagerly waiting for that moment.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Deepak Patil

  59. Juhi says:

    ohh so beautiful… filled me up to the brim.. can feel all the love and the grace .

  60. Roopa Jayaram says:

    I was flowing in the wonderful words of our great Bawa bhaiya & Dinesh bhaiya …their amazing memories….., Ohhhhh!!! I Got stuck in between… Our loving Bhanu didi’s message also….Wow really very happy to see these postings. Waiting to meet u all!!!! I am from bangalore but got a chance to meet Guruji & Bhanu didi for the 1st time in New Jersey during MY2008 event.

    We want to hear more, Please keep updating this site with those great things happening in ur lives.

    People from all over the world love n wait to read this…

    Wid loads of Love,
    Roops

  61. Abhijeet says:

    Belated Happy Birthday Bhanu Ma. I belong to you all!

  62. Pratibha says:

    Oh!!!! What a LOVELY post…. yes, know what you mean by Didi’s magical presence…
    when I was a little girl, mu Mum would chant Lalita Sahasranam & the book had a cover of the Godess Lalita ( my Mum still has the same book, only it is now a dark yellow and the cover is long gone..)
    the moment I met Didi at your home for a Sahaj initiation, I just felt I came face to face with the same pic in the ol’ book…. I followed Didi like a puppy for the next 3 days… telling her a zillion times how beautiful She was… Didi, your reply to Bawa’s post is as magical as You!
    Love you Didi!

  63. aban says:

    jgd. Read this to day…better late than never..Bhanu ma is that and so much more…went thru some trying times recently, all that i could think of when got a little better was to meet my guru…after that i felt such a void…n then had pangs to meet Bhanu…she is so comforting n humble, she came to me when she realised i wanted to meet her…her one embrace was enough for my well being!Yes she has all the divine qualities in her, the precious one. Bless her. jgd

  64. [...] starting out Guru Pooja Phase II program today. We should be in Vishalakshi along with our darling Bhanu didi by the time you will be reading [...]

  65. Astha says:

    BEAUTIFUL !!!!!

  66. horatio says:

    bhanu didi is hot!!!!

  67. Sameer Pagare says:

    Wow bhaiya
    this was the best post ever.
    I learnt a very wonderful story which I can share with my Kalyan yes team
    Thnk u bhaiya
    n plz keep updating your blog.
    n really Bhanu ma’s satsang is Amzing
    I attented Colors of joy satsng with her when one of our particpnt was not feeling well at all (Asthma problm)
    As maa entered in VM we told maa about this matter n she jst said use bahar leke jao n lao
    Can u imagine?
    in 5-10min she felt normal

    Maa is Great

  68. Shravya says:

    Dear Bhanu Maa,
    u r amazin,u r full of motherly luv n simplicity… Infact in my whole lyf,i hv not seen a person who is vry sweet,cute n beautiful lyk u…. I hv never met u personally,bt wenevr i listen 2 any of ur bhajans,i dnt kno y bt i always feel tat i m ur daughter n u r my mother… i m always in luv wid u… Its my dream 2 meet u n do Sahaj wid u…. N i kno tat Gurudev vil fulfill my dis dream… I was a bit disappointd tat i was nt able 2 meet u in ashram in january,bt its ok… Hoping 2 meet u soon… Luv u maa… :)
    N thnx Bau 4 sharin ur experience wid Bhanu maa n keep updatin ur blog… :)
    Jai Gurudeva….

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