"Yeah, sure, it's going to be fun throwing water at you. But is that the reason? And if that's the reason, we could probably arrange for a fire truck to pull right in here and just squirt everybody down. No! The reason is to come, sit down, and to experience that bliss and that Grace that comes out of that satsang, of that company of Truth, of that what we experience inside when we can let that flow, and to see our brothers and sisters, to see that growth happening within inside of us, to see that bliss and to get blissed out about it. And to have Guru Maharaj Ji's darshan. And to just let go for that one moment. And to experience that "let go" for one moment. That's the reason for Holi."
-- GURU MAHARAJ JI
When we get back from Holi, the Introductory Satsang which has been held at the Practice will change locations. On Tuesdays it will be held at Premlata Natural Foods in the Air Rights Building beginning at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday and Friday nights it will be at the brothers' ashram at 4824 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda also beginning at 7:30.
We're going to get some posters and calling cards printed up with all of the information on them and by Guru Maharaj Ji's Grace, His propagation will grow and grow and grow. It just feels so good to be even a little part of the work that Our Lord is doing in this world.
When we get back from Holi, we won't have Introductory Satsang until Friday night.
Tax Deductions --Not all checks to DLM are tax deductible. Anyone with questions about this and also anyone planning to deduct festival expenses, please call Fletcher or Andy.
One-way Ticket to Miami --on Southern Airlines leaving April 4th at 9:00 a.m. for sale for $50.00. Call Larry Wilcox at 946-6386.
Live-in Job Available --large private room with separate bath and entrance. In exchange for light housework once a week and supervision of a ten-year old boy. Salary negotiable (40-50/wk) Silver Spring near Mormon Temple, hours 3:30-7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (changing after June). For information contact Joyce Gates at 530-7281.
Premie needs room --around Bethesda. If you can give some leads, please call Dave at 657-3419.
DUO HAS A LIST OF PEOPLE NEEDING RIDES TO MIAMI. PLEASE CALL IF YOU CAN TAKE ANY RIDERS TO GURU MAHARAJ JI'S HOLI FESTIVAL.
If you look at it as a devotee, as a person who wants to let go, as -- not even a person -- then it's a beautiful, beautiful beginning and no end to it.
All flights leave from and return to National Airport. Please be at the airport at least one and a half hours before your flight leaves.
Captain - Sally Wright
EASTERN 200 - leaves Miami 8:20 a.m. arrives D.C. 10:29 a.m.
Captain - Carole McManus
EASTERN 190 - leaves Miami 12:10 p.m. arrives D.C. 2:26 p.m.
Captain - Kevin McGarvey
EASTERN 192 leaves Miami 1:15 p.m. arrives D.C. 4:04 p.m.
Take Route 95 south from Washington beltway (exit 4 inGodfreynia), Route 95 takes you all the way to Florida, detouring through major cities in some places (i.e. Savannah, Georgia).
When 95 ends in Florida, continue on State Road 60 to U.S. 1, wWhich merges into SR 713 (called Kings Highway). SR 713 merges into Florida's Turnpike. Continue on turnpike - just north of West Palm Beach, take exit 44 east to pick up 95 again. Continue on 95 into Miami. Look for signs to Route 195 (Julia Tuttle Causeway).
Take 195 across the bay; it becomes Arthur odfrey Road. This will intersect Collins Avenue, Which runs parallel to the beach.** For hotels in the 4400 block of Collins Avenue or higher, turn left on Collins. For hotels in the 4400 block or lower, turn right.
**To get to the Miami Beach Convention Center, from this point turn right on Collins Avenue. Take a right on 21st street, left on Washington Avenue. May God be with you. Jai sat chit anand.
FLIGHT NOTE: ground transportation in Miami will be approximately $5.00-6.00 each round trip from airport to hotels –come prepared. Also, parking at National Airport is $3.60 per day in lots 1, 2 and 3, and $3.20 in the satellite parking lots.
"And when Guru Maharaj Ji comes, and lends his hand to us, gives us his hand, and brings us out of that ocean that we are just getting so swept into, getting so drowned into; and there is our opportunity, there is that Grace, there is that most incredible thing; to have that Knowledge, to be here now, to have that opportunity to be able to get out of concepts, to be able to have that opportunity to be able to get out of our craziness, to be able to have that opportunity to be able to meditate, to have satsang, to have service, and be here now with Guru Maharaj Ji; I mean, personally, I could not ask for more. Because that's it."
-- GURU MAHARAJ JI