At 13 Shubraji was a student at Loreto convent in Lucknow, India, and an atheist. On a school holiday with her sister she first met Swami Chinmayananda and was touched by the divine. She became his disciple and is now a Vedanta teacher living in the US.
Vedanta is a philosophy taught by the Vedas, the most ancient scriptures of India. She said spiritually we are all one and we should not get caught in the maelstrom of my religion is better that yours. Religion is merely a search for self-knowledge, a search for the divine within us.
Her empowering message was on being a co-creator of your destiny through surrender Karmanye Vadhikaraste Shubraji explained that to achieve any goal it all starts with an intention and plan. The second step is to put in your best effort to reach the goal. However, after you put in your best effort, surrender the goal to the Almighty, as only the intention and action is in our control.
Talking to Shubraji was like meeting a long lost friend. She was humble and freely gave of her knowledge and insight. It was the first time I had the privilege to meet her, here in Jakarta. She had just finished her very inspiring and empowering talk on ‘The Power of the Divine Feminine’. The talk was interspersed with chants, mantras and quotations from ancient Indian and other spiritual texts. At the end of her talk she passed around a basket with words written on slips of paper to the audience. The slip I picked had the word ‘patience‘ just the quality I need to inculcate in every aspect of my life.
by Poonam Sagar