ॐ गं गणपतये नमः
OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA
Welcome to my Lotus World. The lotus flower represents transformation. It describes the path we take when we choose spiritual life. It grows out of the mud and opens to a wonderful, divine blossom. The lotus flower symbolizes the way out of the darkness into the light; the path from ignorance to enlightenment. I myself am on this path. I am a sadhaka whose everyday life is shaped by spirituality, through using of sadhana (spiritual tools).
It started at my teenage age. I was searching. I was looking for religiosity in Christianity and later in Hinduism. Certainly I found religiosity every day in nature, which has held me in it hands since childhood. I studied the cultures of Asia, Hinduism, Agama Hindu Bali and of course Buddhism too. On Bali, the hOMe of my soul, I met the lotus flower for the first time. There, this beautiful flower is not only growing out of the mud towards the light, but I saw it everywhere. The Balinese live in a lotus world and I started to live in theirs. Many years ago I met my Guruji Osho and I became a sannyasin. Since then I not only live in the Lotus World, I feel it deep inside of me, I discover it every day in a new way. And with all my heart I would like to share it with you!
Nisarga's Lotus World is a lively website that is constantly evolving. A lotus bud about to open into a thousand-petalled blossom. Towards the light. Check back often, you will always discover something new. And sometimes you will find that a post has changed because nothing in life is consistent. I keep seeing things from different perspectives, so it's only natural that my way of celebrating changes too. Enjoy it!
Hari Om! With love and gratitude,
Ma Prarthana Nisarga
(Hari OM means: May our hearts be interconnected and aware that we are part of a cosmic whole. May we contribute something together to the Cosmic Whole!)
ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः ।तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं ।भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि ।धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्
oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥá savitúr váreṇiyaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyath
Here are brief descriptions of my "pages" and links to the various topics.
What is "SADHANA"?
For me it is all actions that I exercise with awareness. Acts that I exercise in harmony with nature. "SADHANA" is for me an aid that leads me back to my real being. The universe holds an infinite number of "SADHANAS" ready for us humans. Everything can become a "SADHANA". When I do something in full harmony, love, and awareness, it works healing on me and creates peace in me.
Sadhana is the spiritual practice, the spiritual exercise. If you want to experience the divine, then "SADHANA" can be of great help. The most important traditional "SADHANAS" are for me:
meditation, asana, mantra singing or writing, pranayama, puja, singing bowl meditation ...
Sadhana in everyday life
A spiritual life does not have to take place in the solitude of the mountains. I do not necessarily have to live in an ashram. Spirituality has much more value if I can meditate in the middle of the marketplace. Over the years, I have developed spiritual practices (SADHANA) that I can easily integrate into my everyday life. Here I give you some examples for inspiration.
Mantras are for me a resonating body of a spiritual power.
Come with me to the world of mantras!
Let's start with the mystical syllable: OM
Thanks to my wonderful husband, there really is not much difference between my personal life and working life. The Bali Beach Museum Shop is also my home, the "day home". There I live in a beautiful, meditative atmosphere. Surrounded by Buddha images, statues of Hinduism deities... incense smells everywhere. Flowers lie on the altars or decorate the ensouled figures. In the background, there is floating music, mostly mantra sounds. I feel the power of the Balinese gods and demons. And with Garuda I get as fast as the wind from the mundane to the world of spirituality. Would you like to fly with me? Then visit my "Shop" page!
Hubert Matysek and Museum of World Ocean Kaliningrad
Since 30 years I travel around the world with my husband. He is a true adventurer.
I dedicated this page to him and for his "second home"!
His life's work in the World Ocean Museum, Kaliningrad - Russia.
"The People Of The Sea"
“Experience life in all possible ways -- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light,summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because
the more experience you have, the more mature you become.” ~OSHO
Osho was not just a beloved guru. He was probably the most dazzling guru, too. That does not matter to me, because he left a beautiful gift for humanity. His words, collected in books and video recordings, are so full of light and peace. His words are so inspiring. And that's why I want to share it with you on this page!
OSHO meditation techniques
My Guruji Osho always said that the old "sadhanas" and meditation techniques were for the people of yore. Everything changes. 2000 years ago, people lived in their hearts, today they live in their heads. The mind never stands still. It is chaotic and for this chaos, the contemporary people need new techniques. Here you will get to know the Osho meditation techniques that I use myself.
My Guru, the NATURE
Nature is a place where we have the opportunity to meet the divinity. In nature, I encounter divinity day by day. Since I can think I am at home in nature. I feel comfortable there, surrounded by everything that really matters. Nature is my guru, my teacher for life and therefore my spiritual teacher. Nature takes me back to my roots. When I meet the nature with open hearts, ears, eyes, nose, hands and feet, she teaches me everything. But I have to be open and that's what I call spirituality.
The Asian world has already fascinated me in my childhood. I felt familiar in Hindu and Buddhist culture. It was as if my real home was there. Have I lived there before? I was fascinated by the many images of gods. There was a deity for every aspect of life. Wow! And especially the demons, the underworld creatures. India, Nepal, Tibet and Bali. What an incredible culture lived there. And partly she is still living there. If you dive deeper into the countries and not just for a bathing holiday. I wanted to spend my life there an this wish was fulfilled... Enjoy my meditative photo journey through Bali, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, China and India!
Do you feel like learning more about me? My website is written very personally. In principle, you get to know me everywhere. But with "About" I tell you about my childhood and how I came to live in Asia and Spain. You will get to know stories of the home of my soul, you will be able to see many photos. And I also explain to you my spiritual journey and what is the meaning of my name. And last but not least, you will learn why I even created this website. Curious? Then click the button ...
September 28, 2019 was a special day that Hindus call "Mahalaya Amavasya Shani". It was the day I put my new (this) website on the Internet. It is a spiritual website that I want to use to inspire other people. I am in the middle of everyday life. Osho called this a "market place" and yet I lead a spiritual life. That is my simple way: I just make something sacred out of worldly things. On this website, I tell about my experiences, spiritual practices, yoga, mantras, my guruji osho, my guru, nature - but I also guide the visitor to the mysterious world of Asia with photos. I speak openly about my feelings or experiences and I am also open to anyone who has questions. This website is very important to me. Rather, the page is like a river, just as life is. Every week I will post anything that matters to me.
Mahalaya Amavasya Shani is known as the new moon day.
A few years ago I asked a well-read friend why this day is called "New Moon Day", even though the sky is black. There is no moon at all. And do you know what he had answered me? "Let's call the day just moonless-silence or Lunar Stillness!"
And since then the day for me means "moonless-silence"! Mahalaya Amavasya, the Day of Lunar Stillness, is the day on which I express my gratitude to all previous generations of people who have contributed to my life. That's how I learned and adopted it from the Hindus, because I feel that it's very beautiful. So many generations have lived before me and I owe all of them how I live today. Let's not always look at the bad. Everyone makes mistakes, even our generation. But we can learn from the mistakes. Let's start very small with ourselves and in our environment. I am grateful for everything that others have created for me. There are languages with which I can communicate, houses offer me protection. How many people have tested my food, whether you can eat it at all? These are just a few examples. Nothing is self-evident in my opinion. Everything is a gift and for that I am grateful. Not just today, actually every day. There are only a few exceptions. But of course they exist. I'm not enlightened!!! The Hindus have special rites that they practice today and in the days before. These include donating food to poor people, fasting, spiritual practices, and reciting mantras. It was originally also a day off. I am not for imitation. For me, it's important that something happens out of my heart and that's how I express my gratitude. Just be thankful, in your own way.
For me, the "moonless silence" is a good day to make new spiritual resolutions. It's a day to empty myself, so I have room for the Divine. It's a day to start something new. And that's why I chose the day for my announcement of the website!
I invite you. Experience my Lotus World! Be welcome!
The day of the "moonless-silence" is always on other days of the week. This time it's a Saturday, that's why it's called "Mahalaya Amavasya Shani". Shani is Saturn and this is a planet that is also associated with darkness in astrology. Many people fear and anxiety. After two years of own darkness, I know that just this darkness has allowed me to grow spiritually. I am very thankful and appreciate this period of life. Shani is a guru who has put my way of life to the test. Now I am ready for the light.
In this sense, enjoy my website!
With love, Ma Prarthana Nisarga
My website has no claim to be scientific. It should only serve as inspiration.
OM and Namaste!
I am pleased that you have visited my website.
I am happy to answer any questions or give you information. I am open to spiritual exchange. Please use the following contact form.
From heart to heart, Nisarga
OM SHANTI SHANTI SHANTI OM
OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAHA
Be aware, that Ganesha is in everybody of us, in every atom of the universe!