Effortless and Spontaneous
In our searching, we are asking for the actual experience.
In all the scriptures it has been said that we will be born
again. We are looking for a second birth, which is within
us. All the religions talk about it. We have to stabilize
ourselves to get the experience and it will work out. We
search with our minds and rationality for the truth. This
mind is not connected to the whole. We are not aware of the
whole, we have so many problems. Thinking, unenlightened
rationalization, and awareness, are different. Rationality
has all the time been living with the ego. We can't separate
the ego and rationality - neither is perfected nor mature.
If we are mature enough to know why there are vibrations in
the molecules - through rationality we cannot discover this.
We cannot give answers to questions - e.g. Why are we human
beings? We take too much for granted. If we try to
rationalize everything we'll go mad. Our rationality is not
mature enough, it is not enlightened. The "I" within us
knows the rationality, but rationality doesn't know the "I".
We can't know each other's point of view. Why human beings
are made out of an amoeba - through rationalizing and logic?
Effortless and Spontaneous
The process has been worked out without any effort required.
We breathe, our heart works, etc. without our doing
anything. Therefore everything has to come spontaneously,
like the sprouting of a seed. Only human beings believe in
God, not animals. We haven't our fulfillment. People are
seeking. The awareness is responsible for the seeking. We
have to keep our rationality clear. I ask you not to believe
me, but not to deny me because you can't rationalize. Now is
the time of blossoming and many are going to be converted
and have fulfillment. Our instrument, existing on many
different levels has started to become enlightened. We pass
from gross to the subtle of Mother Earth. Subtle Mother
Earth is fragrance. The cause of Mother Earth is the axis.
Ultimately we go to the primordial cause, which is the
spirit - the reflection of the God Almighty.
The real Gurus working in the forests and the great
people like Moses and Abraham knew how difficult it was to
raise the Kundalini. When people are authorized, it is an
easy thing to do for others. When it moves up the centre and
pierces the fontanel bone, we achieve self-realization. We
aren't even aware of what has happened to us, what we have
achieved. It's so spontaneous and so simple but it's a very
dynamic process, an all dimensional working, which makes the
Theatre of Eternal Values presents
On January 14th, 2006, we watched a play entitled…
It was about…
"Want to make me laugh? Tell me all
about your life plan!" – God Almighty.
Life is full of unexpected moments and so is this show --
for the audience, as well as for the actors.
TEV members who are experienced improvisers in life and on
stage present a unique and totally spontaneous performance
made up on- the-spot, right in front of your eyes.
Obviously, the players will need all the help they can ge!t!
The audience will be asked for suggestions - and other
occasional volunteer activity.
So get ready and enjoy with your whole family the TEV
What is Improv ...
Improv is comedy created on the spot with no script at
all. Instead, actors create the dialog and action themselves
as they perform.
Unlike conventional scripted theatre, the key elements are
spontaneity and unpredictability and that makes Improv a
unique and exciting experience for the performers and the
audience. It's always fresh, risky, and fun!
Who they are…
Theatre of Eternal Values (TEV) was founded
by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
From the beginning, the aim of those
involved with TEV was to develop productions beyond
cultural, racial and national boundaries. A testament to
this is the group's membership which is currently from more
than seventeen countries. This international cast has chosen
to focus on creative interpretations of classic western
theatre, but has also written own plays. Through these plays
they have sought to present the universal teachings and
wisdom that have been rediscovered through introspective
meditation. Each production has been a magical experience as
the varied voices of the cast have come together in harmony.
About the Cast…
After a few years of local acting, Julie opted for full-time
theatre work and studied 'Applied Theatre Science' (no
kidding!) in Germany. The years spent in scholarly and
professional pursuits drove her straight into a decade-long
sabbatical. After visiting improv classes at Second City,
she remembered that theatre can be fun. Ready for some
serious joy, she put her experience as actor, director,
coach and gopher to good use.
Nitish had absolutely run out of things to do and so
decided to take a few improv lessons last year. Suddenly it
hit him like a ton of bricks - improv is cool. EUREKA, this
was a revolutionary discovery, and he was set to run down
the street in his best attire, when it hit him again - gee,
isn't that what my wife's been saying to me about Improv for
the past 10 years?? Double EUREKAAA!!
Gita began studying theatre in 1989 as a stand-up
comedian. In 1995 she traveled to India and studied Indian
classical music. She then returned to Europe and
participated in the creation of TEV and is since then a
driving force behind the group. Their first production, The
Imaginary Invalid, where Gita took the leading role
‘Toinette’, was performed for over two years across seven
European countries and in India. Back in Europe, Gita
directed ’The Magic Word’ for the Viennese Boys’ Choir,
later directing four more of their tour-productions. In 2000
she joined the second international TEV production, Mozart's
The Magic Flute. Since 2001; Gita lives in Waterloo and has
performed leading parts in various productions such as God’s
Favourite, Snoopy, Christmas Story and in both TEV Canada
productions Faust and Blah-Di-Dha Film Festival. She also
plays shows with the Theatre on the Edge, an improvisation
theatre group in Waterloo.
Born in Nebraska, Kristine started her theatre career as a
child actress. At the age of 13, she joined the British
‘Little Theater’ in East Africa. Back in the States, she
studied concert piano and drama in Wittenberg University
(Ohio) and earned her M.A. in Drama at the University of
Toronto. In 1969, she moved to Toronto and work shopped
numerous new alternative Canadian plays at Factory Theatre
Lab (now Factory Theatre, Toronto). In 2001 she joined TEV
and played Gretchen in Goethe’s Masterpiece Faust, appeared
as a Co-host in the Blah-Di-Dha Film Festival and works
currently on a series of radio plays.
A few comments from the audience…
-it was astonishing that they could be so spontaneous….
-wonder how they can stay so calm….
-other plays usually have some kind of negativity
(profanity), but this play has no sign of that….
-teachings of Sahaja Yoga are shown through the natural flow
of performance, and ability to exist in the present moment….
-this play shows that there are more dimensions to Sahaja
Yoga, in addition to meditation, that create energy and are
Coming up in TEV…
1. George MacDonald
a series of radio plays- recording is scheduled for
March/April 2006 and starts with the “Light Princess”.
2. Blah-Di-Dha Film Festival
a mix of flicks and skids- scheduled for April/May 2006.
3. Impressed by the Empress
a play about the empress of Austria; currently, in
writing process- rehearsals scheduled for fall 2006.
William Blake - Victor Vertunni sings William Blake’s
Songs of Innocence and Experience.
After twenty years of tinkering with the songs and pondering
about various "Blakean" projects (both small and
extravagant), he has finally released, quite independently,
a sort of "long.playing" demo, The CD is the result of
several sessions last spring at a quiet riverside studio
near Pavia in Italy. Victor is currently touring in Austria
with this project.
Theatre of Eternal Values presents the
"Blah-Di-Dha Film Festival" Coming up April 2006