During Satsang, “being together in Truth”, with Madhukar you have also the possibility to speak with Madhukar, besides sitting in silence with him. You are encouraged to ask questions or share your problems which can be answered and clarified by the master. You can bring up obstacles that keep you from being in silence, from being in peace, from being happy. You also can share your experiences. Especially during a retreat, such an intensive time focusing on absolute truth, things may appear other to you than before. So use the support of the master!
Besides speaking directly to Madhukar, often participants write him a letter during a retreat. Madhukar reads the letters in the retreat and a dialogue may arise from it. It’s as simple as that.
Letters to the master
Every obstacle, every hindrance can all of a sudden fall off from you, then you are able to experience this peace, this love and joy, arising from this intense silence. You become aware how precious this encounter with the master is. Then you are filled with deep thankfulness: to life, to the master, to the other ones here in the retreat. And then words of beauty emerge and you try to put your experience into words: Letters to the master, to Madhukar, result.
Here are some letters from the retreat “Awakening”. Maybe they can give you an idea of what shows up there.
I am so happy and full of joy to be here with you in this precious retreat.
Thank you from my heart,
I am grateful to sit in front of you. I appreciate to be here and be with my self – in contrast to my daily life. Here one can leave it. How lovely to start in the sunrise with yoga, and then go with the flow and follow the rhythm and just be. I feel embraced by the nature and the beauty here. Every day I discover something new that fascinates and touches me. These three weeks in silence are the best start for a new life!
Dear Guruji Sri Madhukarji,
I realized in Satsang that you embody the truth which I encountered in such a direct way never before. Thanks to you my life became so much easier, more beautiful and richer!
In love and gratitude,
Thank you for your grace, your love, your patience, peace and happiness. I feel so blessed to be here with you at Arunchala. My parents gave me the name Anne which means grace. I am so lucky that this name blossoms in my life. I have no questions because you guide me in silence.
In love and thankfulness,
I am blessed and so happy to be here again. It is the best! The Guru says the world of thought is not real, the Guru points at something else, the Self. And it is as the Guru says: now look here my dear friend, there is something very precious. Understand this and the Self will take care of everything. Just relax in it and you are saved.
With thankfulness and love,
There are no words to express THIS. The best expression is you yourSELF. Thank you for Awakening.
In love, from my heart,
Beloved Master Madhukarji,
Thank you for your guidance. Thank you for your help and your support in my life.
With all my love,
This life is highly blessed because I was allowed to meet you. I am thankful and happy that you are there. You are the most precious in my life and I love you more than anything else. Full of joy I lay the red rose which blossoms in my heart at your feet.
all my heart and all my love to your holy feet and the feet of Arunachala.
Thank you for this sacred association with you. I am blessed. You enlighten my life in many ways and even most unpleasant circumstances are changed by you in such a way that I am benefited. Magically in your presence, peace and sparkling joy coexist in harmony and there is nothing but love.
Beloved Guruji, my dear heart!
I am sitting in your heart and you are sitting in mine, just Oneness is here. Words of thankfulness are not enough to express my love and gratitude for you. Amongst all beings in this whole universe it is you I love the most.
Beloved Sri Madhukarji
I thank you so much. I am beyond grateful. For what I owe to you. For what you give without a word. Grace & Love. Only that. Thanks. Words cannot describe… Love endlessly.
Beloved graceful Master of our heart!
Thank you so much for this powerful retreat, and that we are allowed to b e part of this beauty. We are grateful for your trust and for this incredible grace which you bestow on us always.
Om Shanti, with love,
Amrita and Satya
Sun is shining in me,
happiness is here.
Love is flowing.
What a beautiful Now,
what a beautiful life with you and Yoga of Silence!
Thank you beloved Guruji!
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Freshness of Now
I am deeply touched by your energy and love, from your deep and radical and still so simple message to finally being One. I am very thankful for your presence, your books, CDs and for your time you are spending with us. Thank you also that you are answering our questions.
In deep love and surrender,
For me this retreat is the very first one of its kind.
First I thought it just happened by accident that I registered for it but now it seems to be fate.
And this fate is happiness and joy.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my filled heart.
Love and respect
Revered Master Madhukarji!
Thankful for your loving, clear and tireless instructions into the Absolute and for your powerful presence, my life more and more turns into the mystery of Beingness. How could I ever thank you? You unconditionally offer yourself in every single moment.
In deep love
Thank you for your clarity and pure love.
We all feel the endless grace for you being here. Thank your that the “one unconditioned loving Beingness” which is embodied by you is always supporting us in such a loving care and attentiveness.
In love and union
Beloved Master Madhukarji,
You shed your love into my heart and I happily pass it on to all beings.
My heart is vast as the ocean, still as the sky and the sea.
I rest in the arms of the One, full of love and devotion.
Beloved Lord Krisna,
dwelling in your heart is pure Grace!
Deeply in love
Angela, Giovanni and Arati
Dearest Beloved Madhukarji!
One and a half years ago, when I first met You it was very clear to me that I have arrived and that there is no need to go anywhere else. I found peace. But only some days ago I realized what a mightiness I have met. I always had a deep trust in the mystery of Satsang, I trusted every word of you but I didn’t see this mightiness.
Long ago Kashyapa offered a flower to Buddha. As Papaji says it was the flower which nobody has ever touched, nobody has ever smelled. In Your mightiness, totality and crystal-clear purity, I want to come in front of you in truth, as Kashyapa did….
Forever at Your feet.
The Easter retreat is always the highlight of the year for me. There is always something wonderful happening here. I don’t have to look for anything because everything is laying deeply in my heart waiting to unfold and being realized. All I have to “do” is being still. Thank you from my heart for this present.
Thank you for this wonderful retreat Yoga of Silence, thank you for your blessing and the grace being allowed to take part. You have fulfilled the wishes of my heart, everything turns out for the best.
In thankfulness and love
Its so beautiful being allowed to sit at your precious feet. Thank you for everything.
Om Shanti, yours, Bernd
You gave me attention and love. You did not forget me. You were there for me when I was in need. You cleared the way piece by piece so I can find back to myself. You are my Guru, you live in my heart. You brought light into the darkness. Now I sit in front of you and I am allowed to be happy. Always. I know you are always with me.
In thankfulness and trust, Christian
My beloved Guruji,
I am full of infinite love and thankfulness. It is such a grace.
I love you,
Your shining light is with me and brings clarity in my life. You are always with me. All the burdens are gone and made space for a lightness that makes me happily dancing through life. Meeting you was the best that could have happened to me. I am deeply grateful for this grace,
Thank you for the precious time together with you.
In deep veneration for the Self,
Thank you for your wonderful shining presence, which makes me realize my own presence more and more. Your clarifying light has a big purifying effect.
This is so liberating and magnificent.
Thank you from my heart, Cornelia
My beloved Guruji,
Thank you for this beautiful time you are sharing with us. Thank you for the love and the trust you are giving to me. Thank you that I may be with you. Thank you for showing me the beauty that is inside of me and surrounding me. Nowhere else is such a treasure. I bow to the grace and love that you are.
Beloved dearest Madhukarji,
I am infinite grateful for your presence.
Easter Satsang with Madhukar
I am filled with love
The body is vibrating
Meeting the Guru
Is the highlight of the year
Especially on Easter
Enjoy it Renate
To the fullest
With each cell
Such a grace
Being with you
Always reflected by the One
Wake up and never forget
This love is a present of grace
Play of love in its highest form.