Recently a friend’s 10-year-old saw the tattoos on my wrists and she started asking questions.
“Why do you have a cross tattooed on your arm ? Do you believe in Jesus ?”, she asked. I told her : “Yes I do”.
She looked surprised. “No one goes to church anymore”, she said. “Me neighter”, I confessed.
“Jesus didn’t say we had to follow a church or a religion”, I continued. “He was showing us the way how we could find God within ourselves. People worship his image instead of really listening to what he has to say. The cross became a symbol of death instead of faith and ressurection !
Babaji and Jesus
Painting by Nayaswami Jyotish
She turned to my right arm this time. “And what is this ?”, she asked. This is the OM symbol”, I said. “It’s the vibration of the universe, the first sound ever made on earth, it is the sound of God.”
I pulled a 136,10 tuning fork out of my bag. “Close your eyes”, I asked. “C’mon, you can trust me”. I stroke the tuning fork on my knee and I held it close to her ear. She immediately opened her eyes when she heard the sound. She was in awe !
“You can use this OM fork when you meditate, it will get you easily in a calm and peaceful state.”
“You can also use it when you are chanting mantras. Mantras carry blessings. My favorite one is “Om Namah Shivaya”. It is a mantra given by Haidakhan Babaji to his devotees all around the world. He brought a message of truth, love, simplicity and service to mankind.”
“Just as Jesus did ?” the little girl asked.
“Yes exactly”, I said ! “They do have a lot in common. They are both avatars.”
She really got interested when she heard that word. “You mean kind of like Aang ?”
I nodded. “Avatars usually come to earth for a restricted period of time to guide people on the path of liberation and to show them their own divinity. They come to rekindle the fire in people’s hearts. Some are even amongst us right now, without our knowing. They are here, behind the scenes, ready to help us !”
She was a little dazzled now ! “So you have two avatar symbols on your body !”, she proclaimed !
“That’s one way of seeing it”, I answered. “For me they are just reminders to send forth blessings to mankind and to never forget who we are !”
Phuro! Be inspired!