This post is offered with my gratefulness, admiration and veneration at the sacred feet of Swami Shri Nityananda of Ganeshpuri whose birth anniversary falls today on 30th Nov.  These two photos were taken in the temple of Swami Nityananda which is above the multiple caves in Kanhangad in Kerala during my visit in Nov lately.

It so happened that just two days back in the middle of night instead of falling asleep, I fell into a deep state of transcendence. I don’t know how long I stayed in that state of super consciousness, but the outcome of that glorious meditation is the concluding post of the preface of this new segment. These three posts at the beginning are easy to understand but hard to follow because they ask for our participation and contribution towards restoration and revival of our precious planet. I suppose I have told you earlier that the last segment-C contained many articles which had Holy Trees as a protagonist. They gave me prolific knowledge and enlightened me on the current state of affairs on our globe and that we should start restoring it with our serious efforts. In fact, if you notice and go to the first page of this weblog you will observe that I have explicitly dedicated this particular portion segment-D of the blog for a specific cause and a definite mission. A mission and a cause that is very close to Shri Mahavatar Babaji’s heart today because his mantra is

“Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina, Sarve Santu Niramaya, Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu,  Maa Kaschit Dukha Bhagh Bhavet”

“May we all be happy, may we all be disease free, may we all have well being, may none have misery or sorrow of any kind.”

Though these posts may be condensed in form but nonetheless they have one portion either in the middle or in the end where I have shared with you all the enlightening words bestowed on me by the holy sages, saints, holy Spirits, Trees and the other greatly illumined Masters in the celestial world at the moment. It is my humble proposition to you that kindly focus on that particular highlighted portion, contemplate on it and apply those words in your practical life also.

Meditation alone won’t help; service towards mankind and the society at large is required and is indispensable for moksha or liberation. Gyan, karma and bhakti all go hand in hand. That means that knowledge, action and devotion are inseparable and all go hand in hand.

After reading these thought provoking lines, focus your mind on where it should be-always inwards. After finishing the God given seva or service in the day bring your attention to the heart repeatedly, the centre where the Lord dwells. If you practice this, the mind in spite of doing various activities in the day or at night will be in a reposed state, calmness shall prevail throughout the day and you shall remain in equilibrium and symmetry of mind.

However, if you have already brought yourself in a state of tranquility at this moment by turning your mind inwards by reading these above written words, then kindly read on…there is one more important message of God for all of us.

In the middle of 27th Nov night, I unexpectedly fell in a transcendental state and I saw dense Divine Light in my third eye. To remove my doubts if that was normal light from somewhere, I stayed in a quiet state. The Light became larger and denser and I became absolutely motionless to be able to absorb it as much as I could at that fortunate time. Seldom do I see such intense Light and to my good fate it lingered for time enough for me to recognize its purity and quality.  After this sight, I saw a cave on a small mountain. The cave soon showed the same intense Divine Light which I had seen a moment ago and soon the picture became very obvious.

(Hidden cave in Guruvannam, Kerala close to the Kanhangad caves where Nityananda Swami first did penace and later made the multiple caves for meditating with his own hands and labour)

The cave that I had seen at Guruvannam at Kanhangad (please refer post ‘Our lost rich heritage-I ) was blazing with Light of God and I immediately thanked Swami Nityananda for gifting me this benevolent sight on an auspicious day like his birthday which was just two days away. I also thanked him in my heart for unfolding this magical mystery about his cave where he had meditated decades ago. I concluded that there is still Divine Light present at that spot which is almost lying abandoned and obscure and thanked him once again for illuminating this secrecy to me. I bowed at the holy place again with new sense of veneration and gratefulness and felt privileged to have got access to this hidden information.

Just as I got over seeing the sacred Divine Light, I saw a big Banyan Tree. The tree was big enough to elucidate that it was old in age and was surely familiar to me. It was the same Banyan Tree which welcomed us at the gate of Guruvannam. Seeing my penchant for photography on that day, the driver stopped the car for me to take some good shots in spite of time restrain. I loved the tree at the first sight but did not foresee that one day it will communicate with me like some other auspicious trees earlier.

(Banyan tree at the entrance of Guruvannam)

I consider it my good luck to have seen and known such holy Spirits which reside in these sacred trees and I bow to them once again with my full adoration and reverence.

That night, first I saw a Banyan Tree which was copious in form and sturdy in its built. In a flash of a moment, it left the ground on which it was standing and stood firmly on my abdomen. In no time, I felt a lot of energy around me and I was completely revitalized as though I had a walk in a thick forest so full of fresh revitalizing air. Though I recognized the tree, I still wanted to clear my doubt and I questioned it. “Are you the same Banyan Tree that I saw at the entrance at Guruvannam?” It said yes to me and in an instance it began to acquaint me about the spirit world. It said, “I am guarding this place and am about 326 years old in age. Our ecosystem is in danger because we have no reverence for nature and we have disregard for the sanctity of our own planet. Everyone must contribute in physical form, be it physical activity or monetary help for the reason that we owe our life to Mother Earth. Therefore, appreciation and gratitude towards forests, birds, animals and all living beings must be maintained.

People think that just because trees, animals and birds are mute, they can be meted out with any bad attitude and behavior by humans. All trees, animals and birds have their own Spirit. When you cut down a tree, you are taking away a life. Nature is made to serve everybody and serve the utility purpose of humans. Even if you have to cut down a tree you must only do so when it is extremely essential and with prior permission of God as well as the Spirit of the tree itself. Trees also bless you. And they curse you if you loot the Earth mercilessly for greed and avarice. The poor quality of man on this Earth today is due to greed and avarice of majority of people. But there are some who are doing commendable job of restoring the Earth by bringing about harmony, stability and afforestation by restoring the ecosystem and biodiversity in nature.

The tree then began to speak to me with a clear message, “Degradation of the planet is because of greed of millions of people and restoration is by very few individuals. Those who have regard and faith in their spiritual masters will repay them through some service to the Earth by educating those who are dirtying the environment, by greening it, by reducing the carbon levels, increasing oxygen content and correspondingly reducing pollution levels. Reduce non biodegradable things in the atmosphere. Be a spiritual man and not a materialistic person. Finally, send out prayers and meditation vibrations for preserving our planet. If the planet survives, we continue to survive.”

A Note. An endangered species of ficus named ‘Krishne Vat’ was saved from the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai by Vikram Yende of Green Umbrella Organization. It is believed that Lord Krishna as a baby used to eat white butter in it because the shape of the leaves when fully grown resemble a cone.

I have adopted this rare tree and kept it at home and will transplant it when I get an open area for it to grow. It is such a lovely plant and has brought so much joy in my home since its auspicious arrival…

These pictures taken today morning when the sun rays fell on them after I watered my Krishne Vat .

Revised on 26-02-19

10 replies
  1. doodlescribble
    doodlescribble says:

    A very Happy New Year to you Sarika Aunty and wishing you post Birthday greetings. May God always bless you with the best of experiences and knowledge which you can share with us.

    It’s wonderful to come back to your blog. Your blog helped me to take the tough times in my stride and today I can tell you with pride that the sum total of the efforts fetched marvelous results – I got a promotion, a landmark in my career since the time I started working. As there’s a saying – with greater powers, you need greater responsibilities, so true in our lives and career. Thanks to you for your wonderful words which kept me moving through.

    Since I will not be able to devote much time in the initiatives taken by various groups trying to restore nature – can I monetarily support them to the best of my extent. – What should I do to initiate it?

    As you have mentioned in this post – we should respect nature by being more spiritual and less materialistic – I wish to point out – though Indians are supposed to be more spiritual, it is us Indians who don’t even know to keep our cities clean, and the West who have relatively more materialistic approach to life, respect and follow cleanliness to the hilt. So I feel along with a spiritual bend of mind, we must inculcate good habits of cleanliness, respect and empathy for nature through the course of our lives. Even a not so very spiritual being can adopt these habits.

    Regards,
    Deepanjan

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  2. spiritinlife
    spiritinlife says:

    My dear Deepanjan,

    Thank you so much for keeping me in your memories and wishing me belated birthday. To tell you the truth, just yesterday night I was thinking how to find out why aren’t you telling me something about your whereabouts and well being.

    There are many young people who are busy with hectic lifestyle yet are keeping in touch with me in spite of everything. I remember them if they lose connection and I am concerned that they should not drift away in some kind of delusion or unnecessary things in this confusing world. And I am glad that I heard from you today!

    I am so happy for you that your sincere efforts have been rewarded and you are promoted. Congratulations!

    As you also wish to do something for restoration of nature, please know that those of you who have made a contribution to Green Umbrella Org. have done donations online in the Org’s a/c no. If you write to me at spiritinlife@gmail.com, I will give you all the details and you can donate some money online yourself .

    Yes, I also feel very sad when I see deplorable and appalling conditions everywhere. And as you have rightly pointed out how we should be looking after our environment by good habits, respect and empathy for nature, I couldn’t agree more…I wish more and more people realize that our life on earth is sacred, our planet is sacred and we should be doing sacred acts all the time even when we are in public places….
    With best wishes peace, prosperity and lots of happiness for you.

    Sarika Aunty

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  3. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    What you have written is so true and worth applying: “Meditation alone won’t help; service towards mankind and the society at large is required and is indispensable for moksha or liberation. Gyan karma and bhakti all go hand in hand. That means that knowledge, action and devotion are inseparable and all go hand in hand.

    And after reading these thought provoking lines, focus your mind on where it should be-always inwards. After finishing the God given seva or service in the day bring your attention to the heart repeatedly, the centre where the Lord dwells . If you practice this, the mind in spite of doing various activities in the day or at night will be in a reposed state, calmness shall prevail throughout the day and you shall remain in equilibrium and symmetry of mind.”

    Thank you for that rare picture of the cave at Guruvannam at Kanhangad,
    blazing with the light of God. I have saved it.

    Wonderful to read that you have adopted Krishne Vat plant. So you are walking the talk and setting a very good example for others.

    I bow to the God/ Goddess in you.

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  4. Asim
    Asim says:

    Meditation alone won’t help; service
    towards mankind and the society at
    large is required and is indispensable
    for moksha or liberation. Gyan, karma
    and bhakti all go hand in hand. That
    means that knowledge, action and
    devotion are inseparable and all go
    hand in hand…
    May we have will to practically feel its meaning…

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  5. letTheColorsRumble
    letTheColorsRumble says:

    Thank you dearest Maa for brining our attention back to this blessed and wonderful post.

    The points I gathered and are direct messages from the Gurus and Holy Spirit’s for us to serve humanity and restore the planet are below:

    “A mission and a cause that is very close to Shri Mahavatar Babaji’s heart today because his mantra is “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhina, Sarve Santu Niramaya, Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu, Maa Kaschit Dukha Bhagh Bhavet” …

    May we all be happy, may we all be disease free, may we all have well being, may none have misery or sorrow of any kind.”

    – Humble prayers to God to make Mahavatar Babaji’s mission a resounding success! My humble gratitude to our Great Guru!

    “I have shared with you all the enlightening words bestowed on me by the holy sages and saints, holy Spirits and Trees and the other greatly illumined Masters in the celestial world at the moment.

    It is my humble proposition to you that kindly focus on that particular highlighted portion, contemplate on it and apply those words in your practical life also. Meditation alone won’t help; service towards mankind and the society at large is required and is indispensable for moksha or liberation. Gyan, karma and bhakti all go hand in hand. That means that knowledge, action and devotion are inseparable and all go hand in hand.”

    – This indeed we have learned from all the lives of all the great Param Param Gurus, especially You dear Maa. You have taught us through self-enacted examples and not through alluring talks.

    “Focus your mind on where it should be-always inwards. After finishing the God given seva or service in the day bring your attention to the heart repeatedly, the centre where the Lord dwells. If you practice this, the mind in spite of doing various activities in the day or at night will be in a reposed state, calmness shall prevail throughout the day and you shall remain in equilibrium and symmetry of mind.”

    – These wonderful advice of connecting to the Indweller of our hearts has proven true time and again in joy or sorrow. Only the state of equilibrium can silent the mind in every sense.

    “Our ecosystem is in danger because we have no reverence for nature and we have disregard for the sanctity of our own planet. Everyone must contribute in physical form, be it physical activity or monetary help for the reason that we owe our life to Mother Earth. Therefore, appreciation and gratitude towards forests, birds, animals and all living beings must be maintained.”

    – It will be our fortune to be the instruments of Divine in any way to help in the restoration of our beautiful Mother Earth. It is the only planet where we know life can exist and thrive, we must do all we can for ourselves as well as generations to come. In the macro universe we are all in the same spaceship (or boat). Please guide us Gurus of how we may be of service.

    “People think that just because trees, animals and birds are mute, they can be meted out with any bad attitude and behavior by humans. All trees, animals and birds have their own Spirit. When you cut down a tree, you are taking away a life. Nature is made to serve everybody and serve the utility purpose of humans. Even if you have to cut down a tree you must only do so when it is extremely essential and with prior permission of God as well as the Spirit of the tree itself. Trees also bless you. And they curse you if you loot the Earth mercilessly for greed and avarice. The poor quality of man on this Earth today is due to greed and avarice of majority of people. But there are some who are doing commendable job of restoring the Earth by bringing about harmony, stability and afforestation by restoring the ecosystem and biodiversity in nature.”

    – Deepest gratitude to these few anonymous souls who are untiringly doing compassionate and merciful actions and hard work in restoring the planet without wishing anything in return.

    Thank you dear Maa for sharing the images of the Krishne Vat, it took me to places. 🙂

    With lots of renewed resolve to serve mother earth and humanity, and lots of gratitude to all revered Gurus and Holy Trees,
    Pranaam.

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  6. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    ” The cave that I had seen at Guruvannam at Kanhangad (please refer post ‘Our lost rich heritage-I ) was blazing with Light of God and I immediately thanked Swami Nityananda for gifting me this benevolent sight on an auspicious day like his birthday which was just two days away. I also thanked him in my heart for unfolding this magical mystery about his cave where he had meditated decades ago. I concluded that there is still Divine Light present at that spot which is almost lying abandoned and obscure and thanked him once again for illuminating this secrecy to me. ”

    Thank you for revealing this secret of the cave at Kanhangad. I will visit this cave one day and will meditate there. Glory to the Divine <3

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  7. Rajesh Shankar
    Rajesh Shankar says:

    Guru Ma in the blog you said
    “I have adopted this rare tree and kept it at home and will transplant it when I get an open area for it to grow. It is such a lovely plant and has brought so much joy in my home since its auspicious arrival…

    These pictures taken today morning when the sun rays fell on them after I watered my Krishne Vat .”

    I am hoping by now the Krishna Vat would have grown big ?

    Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
    Rajesh

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    • spiritinlife
      spiritinlife says:

      My dear Rajesh, you have opened a propitious page, at
      the auspicious time. Last night (25-02-19) only I have posted 2 posts on Fb about planting trees in Parangipettai and Katargama, both places connected with life stages of Shri Mahavatar Babaji. You have compelled me to open another page of secrecy about the ‘Krishne Vat’ sapling which I had once nurtured. The Holy trees have a Spirit of a Holy Sage or a Holy being especially the Banyan tree or Peepal tree or trees which have longevity.

      To divulge the concealed secret of the Spirit world, I will have to now tell you its mystery which I have been holding for many years. I have told a few persons but not in detail.

      When the Krishne Vat came to my house, that very night it showed me its Spirit. It had the brilliance of an enlightened being and it radiated a lot of light. And it told me that she is a Lama, an ancient Spirit practicing Oriental practices. She had come from Bolivia, South America and wished to come to India. She began residing in that plant for a reason. She explicitly told me that she will reside for some time only after that she will go out somewhere!

      As I was travelling a lot, I gave the pot transferred to my relative’s house to water it daily. After a few days I went to check on it as was my practice. I visited my relative’s house and to my disappointment, the plant had died because of over watering. I was unhappy. That same night I remembered that the Spirit of the plant had told me that it will go somehow else at some point of time. Recalling the prediction gave me relief.

      After about 3 months, I saw the same plant in a forest like place and the Spirit was feminine in character. It began to speak to me. It turned into a princess for a second and then it showed a lot of light. I saw Buddha also, yet I was clueless.

      Eventually, the Spirit informed me that she was the Spirit or Soul of the wife of Gautam Buddha! She was very enlightened even then and is a Sage and a daughter of a Sage. She has been practicing spiritual sciences, she pleaded to God to serve mankind and wished to be used as a guiding light inconspicuously and in anonymity. She also asked God to place her near her brother Sage!!

      God heard her prayer. After she left Krishne Vat plant, she took life in a Banyan Tree which I have planted in Katargama. She was living in Krishne Vat that I had in my house! She was waiting to be transported when God decided to a place of great significance.

      https://spiritinlife.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/regeneration-in-katargama-pilgrimage-to-sri-lanka-ii-photo-gallery-of-katargama-workshop/

      Her Sage brother is living in the Bodhi tree (peepal tree) in the same compound near the shrine and samadhi of Kartik Swami and Mahavatar Babaji’s penance place in devalaye in Katargama, Sri Lanka. You may refer to the post of Fb-How to manifest our Soul?-I (Excerpts) (7) dated 25-02-19.

      Krishne Vat is flourishing in Katargama in a Banyan Tree now and I have inquired about it on 14-02-19 from the Trustee. It deserves the right place, right on the place where Shri Mahavatar Babaji did penance in his youth and she has replaced the Banyan Tree which the woodcutter had cut. It will now surely thrive with God’s immense mercy and love!!!
      Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaye!
      Bless you,
      Yours Ma

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