The Jala Tattva principle of Sadgurudeva continue in Brazil (After Angel falls in Venezuela). Pujya Swamiji made the maiden visit to Brazil on 14th August when he arrived in Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America. The same day Pujya Swamiji travelled to Iguassu falls Cataratas airport, about 90 minutes journey from Sao Paulo. That night at around 11 PM, Pujya Swamiji went on a full moon tour of Iguassu falls.
Iguassu falls is one of the most amazing falls in the world. The Iguassu river falls off a cliff in Parenas, a region shared between Brazil and Argentina. It discharges an average of 1.5 million liters of water a second (Yes!! a second). The river spreads it's water over a rim of 2.7 kilometers and there are about 275 falls across. The falls divide Brazil and Argentina at it's deepest part of the river flow. Flora, fauna and animals abound the area. For the first time, Sri Swamiji saw the falls in the night. At 11 PM, Sri Swamiji went on a walk and at the tip of the falls, we saw the moon light spectacularly lighting the falls in it's white light. Except for the roar of the falls, the white water looked like a giant draped white sheet on mother nature. For the second time in our lives, we witnessed a lunar rainbow, the first one being on the Victoria falls in Zambia. A whitish rainbowsque arc in the falls. It was awesomely spectacular. The falls looked like liquid moon light being poured in millions of gallons. Human eyes which are accustomed to see such nature's beauty only in sunlight had a visual feast to see this natural wonder in full blast of moon light. The vision of Pujya Swamiji in closed eyes and praying, the gentle luminance of the lunar light, the soft roaring sound, the hundreds of falls all across one's eyes could look is forever etched in memory. After an hour, Swamiji returned from the falls.
On 15th August, the devotees had organized flag hoist as part of 65th Indian independence day. Pujya Swamiji hoisted the Indian tri color flag. Indian national anthem, Jana Gana Mana was sung in unison. Pujya Swamiji said "Duty and respect to motherland is always above everything else in life. The life, spirituality, culture and opportunity in India is one of the most unique in the world".
Later Pujya Swamiji took a aerial Darshana of the area. The bridge between, Paraguay and Brazil, and the bridge between Argentina and Brazil were seen. The bird's eye view of the falls was awesome. Such long falls, the huge fulsome river feeding it was all too divinely dramatic. Thereafter Pujya Swamiji visited a bird park. The wide variety of birds and the park's beautiful design and upkeep was inspiring. Pujya Swamiji saw many birds from different regions of Brazil and South America. One bird was constantly after Sri Swamiji's attention and indeed won Swamiji's extended attention with perseverance.
In late afternoon Pujya Swamiji went in a bistro to the base of the falls. The sheer hydro power and the roar at the base of the falls was stunning. We saw both the Argentinian side of the falls and the Brazilian side of the falls. The boat captain's 20 year experience in boating the swift rapids and currents of the Iguassu river was amply demonstrated in his skillful maneuvers and bold attempts in to the falls.
On 16th August, Pujya Sri Swamiji walked the entire stretch of the Brazilian side of Iguassu falls. A beautiful fulsome and strong rainbow was present all through the two hours of Swamiji's visit. As we reached the end of the bridge and peered in to the abyss where the waters fell, we found the rainbow in a full circle of 360 degrees. It was a vibgyor Rainbow Mala for Sadgurudeva Dattatreya. Walking directly. In front of the falls on a bridge, Pujya Swamiji made us feel that Sadguru is Jala Tattva of Jala (the water principle in water). The two hour long walk showed Agni Purusha Sachchidananda is as ever effulgent in front of 2.5 million liters of water as He is during Agni Puja.
The park had displayed info as follows: Average outflow of Iguassu falls: 1.5 million liters a second. Today's out flow : 2.78 million liters a second. That said it all.... Even the waters of Iguassu were falling head over heels for Darshana of Sadgurudeva.