Editors note: This is from a couple who presently live in Tiruvannamalai. Soon they embark on a worldwide tour to present what they have seen and learned from A number of Indian holy men over the years. They are doing this tour, really, by the grace of God. They do not have money, or an arranged itinerary. They go, surrendered to God, believing that support will come their way from people who think what they offer is worthwhile.
On July 17th, 2012 Tara and I will attempt the most ambitious thing we’ve ever dreamed of accomplishing. Our plan is to travel around the world in 4 months to visit 10 countries and bring the Wisdom of the Siddhas to people who are thirsty for spiritual knowledge. What makes this so challenging is that at the present moment we have less than $100 to our name. Some people might say we’re crazy to even dream of doing this but we know that we are blessed by God’s grace and that we will succeed. We will not do it. God will.
In 2010, after living in India for 4 years, researching the lives of great Siddha Saints, we decided to return to America to share the profound teachings of the Siddhas. When we got off the plane in San Francisco on August 19th, we had $90 to our name, total life assets, and no car. Our dream then was to travel the entire United States and share the Wisdom of the Siddhas. Some friends thought we were crazy. How could we do it. We had practically no money and no car. We said that we were confident that we would succeed because God was doing it. The truth is that God does it all for each of us every day of our lives. We ended up traveling to over 30 states of America. We shared our free 3 hour multimedia presentation on the Siddha Saints of India over 150 times to over 3,000 people.
A couple who attended our presentation in Austin, Texas wrote:
“Secrets of the Siddhas is not only an extraordinary spiritual lecture, it is the most powerful spiritual talk and inspirational presentation we have encountered in forty years of spiritual seeking. We highly recommend that everyone interested in spirituality and enlightenment attend Secrets of the Siddhas to hear this beautiful message given by Ganganath and Tara Leela.”
- Neil J. Carman, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Carman
People often ask us why we give our teachings for free. They often suggest that we charge for it. Some even say that we could become rich by charging a lot of moony for seminars and retreats. The reason why we do what we do is that we don’t believe in turning spirituality into a business. Spirituality – the pathway to Enlightenment – is the most sacred and pure thing on Earth. It is not a business. It is a gift of Love. We can not charge for it. It must be given freely to all who are thirsty for Wisdom and Light.
So, we have decided to live very simply in India, not owning property, a car or even a motorbike. The only material possessions that we have are what we need to do our spiritual work to serve humanity. We have two laptops, a video camera and a still camera that we use to do our research on the Saints of India and then communicate with others around the world. Our living expenses in India are minimal compared to living in America. Our rent is about $200 per month. We have no health insurance and no savings. We usually have less that $200 to our name and we live totally on voluntary contributions from people who believe in the work we are doing. To those kind-hearted should, we are deeply grateful. They are indeed co-participants in the work we are doing.
Our lives are 100% devoted to being of service to mankind. Many people write to us and ask us to be their guru. We are not gurus and we don’t claim to be enlightened. We are just simple people who love God and want to be of service to humanity. We are not looking for a following. We are not promoting any one religion, teacher or path. We love and respect all great enlightened masters from all spiritual traditions. Our only desire is to know God ourselves and to inspire others to evolve spiritually. We trust that they will be guided to the teacher and path that best suits them. For one person it might be Advaita. For another it might be Kriya Yoga. For another the Sufi way, or Tibetan Buddhism or Taoism. During our over 40 years on the spiritual path we have studied with many beautiful teachers. We have come to the conclusion that there is no best way. The best way is what works best for you now.
So, on July 17th, just about 10 days from now, we will begin our World Tour. The only way that we can get out of India is that we have been invited to speak at a very large conference on Siddha Wisdom in Malaysia on July 20th. The organizers of the conference have offered to provide out tickets to Kuala Lumpur. After that we will be living totally by the Grace of God. In fact, we’ve named the tour the "Living by the Grace of God Tour" because the only way that it will happen is by the Grace of God. After Malaysia, we plan to visit Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taiwan, Hawaii, Vancouver, America (Seattle, Portland, Ashland, Shasta, Marin, Santa Barbara, Ojai, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boulder, Austin, Chicago, New York), London, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Amsterdam, Zurich, and Germany.
At this point, we have less that $100 to our name. We are going totally on trust, surrendered to the Will of God. We have no idea how this tour will manifest but we know that in past years we succeeded in bring the Message of the Siddha Saints to over 4,000 people across America. We know that what we are attempting to accomplish is the first time that the Siddhas Wisdom will be brought to so many people in so many countries around the world.
If you are motivated to assist us in this historic event, you may make a donation on our website at: http://www.universalfellowshipoflight.com/donations
Or, if you would like to assist by helping to organize an event in your area, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And, if you cannot help in those ways, we ask that you pray for us to succeed in this 2012 Secrets of the Siddha "Living by the Grace of God" World Tour.
AUM AUM AUM
Ganganath and Tara Leela