Hi! I'm Balarka - welcome to my homepage.

I'm a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in South Africa. Among the few things I have put together here, I do hope you will find something that gives you a little inspiration and joy. I'm quite new to Johannesburg, having lived here for just over three years, although I have lived in Africa most of my life. I first discovered the Sri Chinmoy Centre eleven years ago during what I thought would be a brief excursion to New Zealand. However, what followed was an eight year personal journey into the world of meditation and the spiritual life as a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Auckland. It's often said that those who travel are searching for something, consciously or unconsciously trying to find something they didn't know they had lost. This was certainly true in my case.

Looking back, it's hard to imagine my life without my daily practice of meditation and without the Sri Chinmoy Centre. Both have given me, and continue to give me, a deep sense of purpose and a happiness that flows from within, a happiness that is much less vulnerable to the ups and downs of life than it once was.

I do still face many inner and outer obstacles, but as a student of meditation under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy, I have come to realise that everything that comes our way in life is an opportunity for us to grow and progress spiritually, difficult and painful as these obstacles or our experiences may sometimes be.

If you have come to this web page with an interest in meditation, or a curiosity to find out more about the spiritual life, I do encourage you to browse through the writings of Sri Chinmoy. Sri Chinmoy exemplifies what is possible when the human merges into the divine; he is a true ambassador of the highest that spirituality has to offer. For me he is the very embodiment of humanity's bright future.

May I take this opportunity to wish you only the very best in your spiritual journey. May it be a fruitful and happiness filled adventure of the heart.

Happiness will follow you
If you follow the footsteps
Of the purity-sages
Who sing sleeplessly
For your heart's illumination
And your life's perfection.
Where do they sing?
They sing inside the silence-haunted heart
Of your unconscious universality.

~ Sri Chinmoy