Since June 2015, I have been attending Satsang with Ganga, here in Portugal.
I was simply moved to meet her, and in meeting her, and sitting with her 4 days a week, on 17 August, the realisation came that I have met my Master. This has never been the case with any of my previous teachers, even those who used the title Master, or whom I may have described as my Master. This recognition is total, accompanied by a sense of coming home. There is no doubt.
On 17 August, with the recognition that Ganga is my Master, it was immediately apparent that I must lay down the name Bhagavati, granted by Sri Mooji. On 20 August, Ganga offered me a new name, Kashyapi (meaning “female descendant of Kashyapa), after Kashyapa, the founder of Zen, as defined in the Flower Sermon, by the Buddha. I have shared the story of Buddha, Kashyapa and the flower, so many times with students, clients, friends and Sangha over the years, and it feels a blessing to receive this name.
In naming me, Ganga said “let this be your last name”, and this became my final name, from my final Master. There is such peace in that. I bowed in gratitude, and accepted. Life has been super busy since then, and there is much news to share, but I shall do it at my new website, in due course.
In October, I move to live near to Ganga, so I may continue to benefit from her presence and her pointings. Even this move has been blessed with conditions arising to support it. I am simply following life’s flow as it takes me onwards.
In other news, The Quiet Letters also return in November.
Meanwhile, I’ll be waiting for you here.
Thank you for reading, love, Kashyapi.