Banat, Banat, Ban Jai! (‘Making, making, someday made!’)
This was one of Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya’s favourite remarks, with which he would encourage his disciples to persevere in meditation, as shared in the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yoganandaji. One may freely translate the thought as: “Striving, striving, one day behold! the Divine Goal.”
To commemorate the Mahasamadhi Divas and Avirbhav Divas of Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya this month, a six-hour long meditation was conducted to honour the Yogavatar, (an “incarnation of yoga,”) on Sunday, September 19.
The meditation session began with the Energization Exercises, followed by an opening prayer, and included inspirational readings and periods of chanting and meditation. It concluded with Paramahansa Yogananda’s Healing Technique and a closing prayer.