Monday, October 11, 2010

Panache Desai - The Shattered Image

I have just returned from a weekend workshop with a brilliant teacher named Panache Desai. There were about 300 of us there, many of them regular followers of this young Guru. This was my first workshop with him and probably the last. Why? Panache will go to extreme lengths in order for his student to realize their Divinity, and not to project it or even worship a "Master". Panache especially does not want to be "worshiped." "I enjoy being human, I accept my ego, I love my strong wise beautiful wife (Jan). I don't think of you, when I am not with you. I deal with my immediate mundane life,when not with you."
The excellent title of the workshop was "Separation Ends, Mastery Begins". I think, for some, it could be called "The Last Workshop, Mastery Now!". Here is how Panache went about "shattering his image." When I placed my hands in a prayer position towards him (& his wife) when meeting in the lobby, he told me "not to do that." I told him, I am "doing it for myself". He continued rejecting my Prayer greeting, I continued doing it for myself doing the workshop. Then when he told us to take "a hammer to the mirror image of anyone we worshiped, and Jesus was one example he used. When asked if anyone objected, I raised my hand, he asked me why? I told him, I love Jesus, and that it was a "violent symbol" I refused to use. Then Desai, to his credit, answered: "then embrace Jesus." I told him I do! On the last day, he used the same metaphor on himself. After telling us how "crazy it was to be considered a teacher at age 32, and even "crazier when this started when I was 24", he told us to us a hammer on the mirror with him in it. Some courageous person, stood up and exclaimed: "why do you want me to take a hammer to myself." Panache Desai, agaijn to his credit, immediately admitted he did not want us to do that, and that his "critic" was right. Did he do it on purpose? If not consciously, Spirit led him there, as I am sure that many there perceived the fact that "I, Desai,does not want to be prostrated to as an Avatar. I love it here on Earth." In Buddhism, he would be called a "Bodhisattva" - an enlightened Being who comes back to help humanity. Me, I call him a brilliant, inspiring affirmative teacher, who may have helped me realize I need no more workshops? I am so grateful to Desai and his strong wise beautiful wife Jan, and to many others there well on their Way to not needing anybody anymore. We All have everything inside, so do "shatter the image" of anyone outside who would tell you differently. We are all Divine! And we are all One. Separation ends.

Panache role modeled his teaching: There is no imperfection; you've only ever done what you were meant to do. - Panache Desai


Jan Desai said...

Thank you for your beautiful post. Two months later we are still hearing from attendees whose lives have been transformed by the experience. You are perfect exactly as you are. You could have done nothing different in your life. Your journey is unfolding exactly as it is meant to. All powerful reminders to be present, breathe and enjoy the ride.

In love and light, Jan Desai

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This is what is so wonderful about Panasche, he is authentic. I have done one online seminar with him. He is not looking for return traffic to pad his bank account. One comes away with the absolute knowing you are whole and complete, just the way you are.