Michael Rossato-Bennett lives in NYC. He is a householder with a wife, two beautiful children and two dogs. He has accepted the challenge to become Enlightened in one year. Will he succeed?

A conversation: Is Hari a good Teacher? from Michael Rossato-Bennett on Vimeo.



Today I went into a nursing home with Bill Thomas. We just talked to a lady. 88 years old. Lonely. She told us she had never married. No one had picked her.

The ones that wanted her, she did not want and the ones she had wanted, they had not wanted her.

Now she was all alone…

We asked her what music she liked. Opera she said. Italian.

“Do you ever get to here it here?” we asked.

“Never,” she said.

Fly me to the moon, in your arms...

We gave her some Puccini and she started to moan as she listened. It was enough to break your heart. It was almost like a moan of love. Something deep inside her, a joy wrapped in sadness was coming out of her and I was hearing it. The whole crew was transfixed. There is something hypnotic about seeing a person’s inner hunger revealed that stops us in our tracks.

Afterwards we were talking and we had to say that it was not just the music. She was a woman crossing the desert, dying of thirst, and we did give her water. But the water was not just the music, it was us. Into the desert of that nursing home, and it is one of the best, we brought our auras and our aura’s mixed with hers and her soul began to dream of flying again, and then we wrapped her mind with earphones full of Puccini, the song of her childhood on her father’s lap and she was helpless. Her being took off, it flew out of the nursing home and she was once again in the sunlight listening to the glorious song in the arms of her father, the only one who had ever been there for her…

I can not put this into my documentary… I can not talk about Aura’s, but that is the truth of it….

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2 Responses to “Seva”

  1. Fatehpal Kaur/Jessica Lindsey Hines says:

    I broke into tears reading this. Incredibly moving, thank you Michael. Keep up!

  2. Hari says:

    Dear Michael,
    What is so beautiful here is that you truthfully share the power of humanity- the power of presence. A person in the presence of a person of heart- of compassion- can heal. Healing is not curing but healing is where the power and magic is. Thank you for understanding Seva-seeing and experiencing and sharing the healing presence of your heart with another person so they could fly. She will take you with her. She already did.
    And you can feel your own heart!

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