A message of peace and harmony
Dear friends, in my silent mission of spreading oneness of God and world peace, I am using my blog ‘spiritinlife’ as a platform to spread awareness about eternal truths of humanity. I make a sincere request to you to please let know your friends and other people to read this article in particular so that the universal message of amity, friendship and brotherhood amongst us circulates far and wide.
With love and divine friendship.
Yours sincerely, Sarika
Whatever inhuman acts and events that have been happening in the past so many years, the recently aggravated violence in the form of mass destruction, ghastly killings of innocent people by various radical outfits, political unrest all over the globe are absolutely against the nonnegotiable values of humanity. It is a sign of degeneration and waning human values of tolerance, compassion, sympathy and kindness, lack of motivation of political will at the governance level by the people in power. Violence in our current society is on the rise because of their apathy, selfish motives, lack of understanding of the growing of menace and dangers of terrorism. It will not be an exaggeration to state here that violence has grown and is spreading more specifically because of lack of goodwill at every level of human society as well. We, as sensitive human beings must not forget that if we douse and set a house on fire in our neighborhood, are our backyards safe? We are one world, one planet and one family. Must we not remember this that unless we make our family happy we can never have a peaceful life for ourselves?
And whenever there is an increase in anti God activities in our environment or somewhere on our earth, we must spend more time and attention in remembering the omnipresent, merciful, blissful God. Worship God as Jyot or Light more on such ominous occasions, wish for peace in your hearts and bring down peace on earth by meditating on white Light of God. Think as though white light from heaven is dispersing and filtering over our mother earth. Visualize mother earth as a white pyramid of crystal of light and meditate under the crystal of beatific pure Cosmic Light of God.
Dear friends and responsible citizens of this world, please know these are not my words, views or opinion but the message of His Holiness Sri Mahavatar Babaji. He is a messenger of God to spread love, peace and compassion. It pains and saddens him and he is doused with grief and sorrow when we make our lives deplorable and miserable by our own wretched acts of violence and inhuman acts. To understand his philosophy and teachings, we must first of all get our own perspectives right. He has explained to us in detail here that we ought to understand and reflect as to how and why is our society degenerating so swiftly and what are our responsibilities in its reformation, revival and regeneration. It is advisable that we take some immediate positive and constructive steps in big or small measure towards realizing our goals of achieving oneness of god and unity amongst ourselves as a world family.
Mahavatar Babaji is the torchbearer, a beacon of Light in the world today.
Definition of Mahavatar –Maha means great, avatar means the descent of divinity into flesh. In simple terms, this means the great ascent of Godliness and holiness in a being. But much greater than all this is the spiritual stature of Babaji, much, much beyond the understanding of limiting barriers of an average mind. His accomplishments are rare and impossible to comprehend for us because he has transcended all human limitations and boundaries. Babaji in Hindi simply means revered Father. For affection and convenience, we can address Him only as Babaji, although He is addressed by many other names by his devotees all over the world now.
(Read chapter 33 of Autobiography of a Yogi titled ‘Babaji, the Yogi-Christ of Modern India’ by Sri Paramhansa Yogananda, which is dedicated to his withdrawn nature and formidable spiritual stature. On the advent of publication of this great classic by a mahayogi Yoganandji, it was the first time that something was written about Babaji in print in the late forties, such is his reticent nature out of sheer humility)
Revered Babaji leads a life of a recluse and shuns public gaze because He meditates most of the time in the Himalayas with His band of trusted disciples.
In between they discuss matters of the world which are of profound concern; they need to be addressed on time, particularly pertaining to the preservation of our planet and its inhabitants. During meditation, He addresses the predicaments, worries and questions related to the spiritual growth and foundation of the devotees as well as of any other people which He answers through the medium of telepathic transmission and diffusion of light.
He also does spiritual atonement from time to time so that the benefits of His tapas can be transferred and transmitted in all direction in order to maintain and regulate order, harmony and peace in this world. And in addition to all this, he prays and meditates for the spiritual evolution of human race as a whole, although the pace of human evolution is remarkably slow. Nonetheless, it is one of His major responsibilities that He once undertook from Father Divine when He was a young lad of fourteen, the tender age at which He took saurabh samadhi at Badrinarayan. His disciples, who are with him, assist him and give Him a helping hand in his enormous and unfathomable endeavor of world reformation in spite of concurring cyclic ages of major changes. The many disciples who are away from Him physically also work as channels of His world wide mission for man’s progress and those who are now in the astral world also contribute by sending out positive waves of mind thoughts to our earth for spiritual reinforcement!!
He is undergoing tapas for one more significant reason today. His very intense tapasya or atonement is also for the unforgivable, intolerable sins of those people who for the sake of terrorism and political upheavals, violate God’s natural laws and propagate violence, hatred, unrest and undertake innocent killings.
In the past, like Him were born other prophets like Jesus Christ, Lord Rama or Mohammed and Guru Nanak who took on the sins of the sinners for their redemption and atonement. It is the wish of God that no impure or sinner should interact with Babaji or see Him personally as He is unimaginably sanctimonious and pure and the chaste and holy saints have to suffer unduly. Babaji attributes his solitary nature to this fact- He prefers silence and peace of the quiet mountains in contrast to the noise of the maddening city lives!!
There are 2 types of forces in this world-constructive and destructive, positive and negative respectively since eternity. They have been there since the earth was created. When the equilibrium of both these forces is disturbed because of man’s misdeeds or ignorance there are natural calamities, disasters, misfortune, tragedies. Evil and immoral acts by humans like corruption, selfishness, greed, lust for power and money give rise to regression, anarchy, disorder, turmoil and mayhem.
Cut throat competition exists today amongst men and between countries and societies for the sake of dominance as well as superiority, status symbol and power. Once the country becomes powerful, the ruling people of those countries exploit other nations to maintain the achieved material prosperity and affluence. Competition is good as long as it is healthy and done with the right spirit and sole intention to excel and not to finish or demolish others. One country prevents and stops other countries from progressing which is against ethics and universal laws. Destroying others is animal instinct for survival. Survival instincts can only be gotten rid of if we discover our real identity. The true nature of man is divine- love, peace, hope, amity, mercy, friendship, compassion are his attributes. So love all, do not hate is his message.
This post is neither politically motivated nor is it a political comment but as humans where we share the same planet, same resources our lives are without doubt interlinked as we come from the same God. We, as responsible and conscientious citizens of our planet must make a pledge now to replace hatred with peace, jealousy with love, frustration with satisfaction, rebellion with obedience, rivalry with companionship and violence with mutual understanding and goodwill for the sake of ourselves and the generations to come. Our earth is established and rests on eternal laws of humanity or Sanatan Dharma. Babaji believes that Sanatan Dharma in unchangeable and is forever suitable in every society or nation at any given time or age. It can be followed by anyone and needs no formal initiation.
What is Sanatan Dharma?
Because of attaining incredible yogic powers, Babaji is approximately 1,800 years old now. (those who have just come in, please read-The light of the world-Shri Mahavatar Babaji-I) He is alarmed regarding the erosion of human values at a frightening pace in the last two centuries.
Sanatan in Sanskrit means eternal Dharma means righteousness. Sanatan Dharma means eternal Truth, teachings and traditions. The eternal truth is also about Universal principles that make up the spiritual lifestyle that helps us to uncover the Divine that flows through all things. Dharma has a profound meaning. It means as one’s own duties in individual sense and globally it means the universal law by which we are bound together. Dharma means something that should be borne all the time. Thus it becomes a powerful means that saves us from catastrophe and leads to all round development and prosperity.
Sanatan Dharma is considered to be the oldest religion, no one knows how old and there is no known founder. Sanatan Dharma has given birth to other main religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism and some other offshoots.
Every religion is based on underlying same principles- that of oneness of God, non violence, charity, love, kindness and being good human beings. They all speak and propagate the same principles. Vedas are the original scriptures of Sanatan Dharma. Bhagwat Geeta complied by rishi Ved Vyas has the essence of all the Vedas. Bhagwan Krishna laid great stress on performing the right actions so that the consequences are positive in the form of peace, prosperity and harmony everywhere.
Today’s society runs on competition, consumerism and capitalism, the three evils of our modern society. Moderation is the key word. Life should be comfortable, there should be no deficiencies of essentials but blind rat race of materialism, hoarding, power struggle, status symbol is a sign of ruination which is tearing apart the very fabric of our once peaceful co-habitive society. If we continuously violate the laws of- nature, morality, society, religions and spirituality it is going to prove detrimental as the consequences are grave.
This is Kaliyug, the age of machines. Vedic texts have prophesized the following ill signs of Kaliyug. They are as following-rampant decline in morality and absence of conscience, restlessness of mind, man will not hesitate to kill his own blood even brother for maya i.e. land, woman, money or power; downfall of woman’s chastity and fidelity, dishonest and deceitful males, rise in adultery, decline and corruption of intellect and intensifying of sensual pleasures and lust, drastic decline in numbers of trees, birds animals, shrinking of mountains and rivers, extension of oceans and inward bound seas and oceans, excess and intolerable heat and cold and untimely premature deaths. Isn’t this what we call global warming and climate change today?
Kaliyug is man created, his own creation for greed, to satisfy materialistic urges and exploitation as well as mismanagement of natural resources. We have to turn the wheel from Kaliyug to Sat yug– an era of truth, peace, order and humanitarianism by inculcating tolerance, forebearance and cooperation for preservation and survival of humanity’s sake.
Babaji advocates practice of Yoga propounded by sage Patanjali, the author of Yoga sutra. Yoga is above all religions and can be practiced along with any other religions that we follow or have faith in.
It is Mahavatr Babaji who revived Kriya Yoga in modern world through Lahiri Mahasaya, the lost science of God union as mentioned in Bhagwat Geeta. Kriya Yoga accelerates spiritual evolution of man and can be practised in spite of any belief or faith of the practitioner.
Babaji has vowed that until the augmentation of satyug, he will retain his indestructible body to carry out the divine’s work. The various cycles on our earth may come and go but the eternal principles of Sanatan Dharma will never cease to change. Mahavatar Babaji will come out open in public in World congress of religions meet around the year 2053 or so if everything goes right. He wishes that His centuries old mission of spiritual evolution and progress of the human race will be completed by then with the grace of God.
We all have a role to play in bringing about a new age by becoming the harbingers of the Dawn, dawn of Truth, peace, sincerity, willingness and earnest desire to make our earth a better place to live in.
Conclusion-Babaji is Smritgaami . Smrit means to rememeber and gaami means to come which when translated means that whenever you remember or think of Babaji, He will respond to your calls. So meditate on Monday nights between 9 to 10. Fix your gaze on Babaji’s visual image at Kutastha, the point between the two eyebrows and think of Him, pray to Him and talk to Him like a child to his father. Take his refuge, he will free you from many unbearable sufferings. He will mitigate your worldly and spiritual problems and will guide you in every way. This sansara , the world is a booby trap and we do not know how to navigate the deep seas. If you take his shelter you will be under his tutelage, protection and guidance, no harm will come over you and you will be able to overcome all problems however big or small. Babaji is our oarsman, He will navigate for us and sail our boat in this bewildering, unpredictable world.
You may read ‘ Holy Science’ by Swami Sri Yukteshwar Giri on underlying similar truths and principles of Hinduism and Christianity. Also ‘The prophet’ by Khalil Gibran to read the never changing truths and philosophy of life)
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