The Yuva Shakti Universal, made up of young people in Sahaja Yoga, is producing a new film called “Two Worlds”.
The film tells the story of angels that come from the school of angels and face a world completely different from the one they used to live in. They are here to help and enlighten humanity but some of them forget their mission and fall in love with the world they should transform.
“Two Worlds” will be produced in 2007. You can find out more about the film by visiting the blog of “Two Worlds” at:
You have a storehouse of compassion, which can be enlightened by the spirit. You have the storehouse of love, compassion and knowledge and an ocean of forgiveness …
What we should ask for is that beautiful, soft, soft, compassionate nature and then the Kundalini will supply because She only has that. Kundalini doesn’t have anything else. All Her power is of love, nothing but love …
So, in your introspection, … in your meditation, if you see for yourself why are you meditating, it is for the pure desire of compassion and love to be awakened within us.
Shri Mataji, 1991
A peasant noticed that his wallet with money had disappeared. Searching throughout the house, he couldn’t find the wallet and concluded that it had been stolen. Thinking of those who had recently visited him, the peasant decided that he knew the thief: it was the neighbour’s son. The boy had dropped in at the peasant’s house just before the wallet disappeared. It was obvious that nobody else could have committed the theft.
On meeting the boy the next time, the peasant noticed a lot of signs in the boy’s behaviour, confirming his suspicions. It was obvious that the neighbour’s son was embarrassed; he turned his eyes away and looked like a mischievous cat. In general, every gesture and movement proved he was a thief. But the peasant hadn’t any exact evidence and he didn’t know what to do.
Each time he met the boy the boy looked even guiltier and the peasant’s anger grew stronger. At last, he was so irritated that he decided to meet the thief’s father and bring him an accusation. Unexpectedly, his wife called him. “Look what I’ve found behind the bed!” she said and gave him the “stolen” wallet.
The next day the peasant cast a look at his neighbour’s son again: none of his gestures and movements gave witness that he was a thief.
Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has recorded his first album of modern pop songs in 28 years. The album will be released by Atlantic and the artist’s Ya Records label in November 2007, on the 40th anniversary of the release of the first Cat Stevens record.
Atlantic Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman said, “He is one of the greatest singers and songwriters in history. Yusuf’s new songs are as moving and timeless as the classics that inspired a generation. His spiritual quest is one of the most extraordinary stories of our time – a life journey marked by courage, devotion, and transformation. We are all truly fortunate that Yusuf has chosen this moment to return to contemporary music, delivering a deeply heartfelt album that addresses peace, love, and the higher self.”
Stevens became a British pop star in the mid-1960s, while also writing hits for other artists, including “Here Comes My Baby” and “First Cut Is The Deepest.” In 1968, his blossoming career was suddenly derailed when he contracted tuberculosis. He spent a year recovering from his illness, and when he returned to recording, it was with new introspection and sensitivity.
Stevens reemerged in 1970, and the following year he made his US chart debut with the acclaimed “Tea for the Tillerman”. Over the next seven years, he had seven top ten albums, including such classics as “Teaser and the Firecat,” “Catch Bull at Four” and “Buddha and the Chocolate Box.” Having reinvented his music, he wrote and performed such personal and reflective songs as “Wild World,” “Father And Son,” “Peace Train,” “Moonshadow,” “Morning Has Broken” and “Oh Very Young”.
In the midst of his career, Stevens nearly drowned in the Pacific Ocean off Malibu, and experienced a spiritual turning point. Shortly thereafter, his brother gave him a copy of the Qur’an, and he was inspired to remake his life. Converting to Islam, in 1978 he left the music world entirely, changed his name and devoted his life to charitable and educational work.
Yusuf has received a series of awards for his life’s work, including the 2004 “Man for Peace,” given by a committee of Nobel peace laureates. Most recently, he has been invited to attend the upcoming PeaceJam 10th Anniversary Youth Conference in Denver in September 2007. The goal of this historic event, to be attended by three thousand teenagers from thirty-one countries, is to inspire a new generation of peacemakers to transform their local communities, themselves and the world.
Of his return to the pop music world, Yusuf says, “I feel right about making music and singing about life in this fragile world again. It is important for me to be able to help bridge the cultural gaps others are sometimes frightened to cross.”