Quoting from Autobiography of a Yogi chapter 34 Materializing a Palace
in the Himalaya

When one feels his unity with mankind, all minds become transmitting stations through which he can work at will.’ He added gently, ‘Lahiri, surely this cave seems familiar to you?’

“As I maintained a bewildered silence, the saint approached and struck me gently on the forehead. At his magnetic touch, a wondrous current swept through my brain, releasing the sweet seed-memories of my previous life.

“‘I remember!’ My voice was half-choked with joyous sobs. ‘You are my guru Babaji, who has belonged to me always! Scenes of the past arise vividly in my mind; here in this cave I spent many years of my last incarnation!’ As ineffable recollections overwhelmed me, I tearfully embraced my master’s feet.

“‘For more than three decades I have waited for you here-waited for you to return to me!’ Babaji’s voice rang with celestial love. ‘You slipped away and vanished into the tumultuous waves of the life beyond death. The magic wand of your karma touched you, and you were gone! Though you lost sight of me, never did I lose sight of you! I pursued you over the luminescent astral sea where the glorious angels sail. Through gloom, storm, upheaval, and light I followed you, like a mother bird guarding her young. As you lived out your human term of womb-life, and emerged a babe, my eye was ever on you. When you covered your tiny form in the lotus posture under the Nadia sands in your childhood, I was invisibly present! Patiently, month after month, year after year, I have watched over you, waiting for this perfect day. Now you are with me! Lo, here is your cave, loved of yore! I have kept it ever clean and ready for you. Here is your hallowed asana-blanket, where you daily sat to fill your expanding heart with God! Behold there your bowl, from which you often drank the nectar prepared by me! See how I have kept the brass cup brightly polished, that you might drink again therefrom! My own, do you now understand?’

“‘My guru, what can I say?’ I murmured brokenly. ‘Where has one ever heard of such deathless love?’ I gazed long and ecstatically on my eternal treasure, my guru in life and death.

Dear blog friends, this description and narration from life history of Shri Lahiri Mahasaya has strong and vivid description of past life of the disciple of Shri Mahavatar Babaji named Lahiri Mahasaya.

And those of you who are not familiar with this reference should read the invaluable book, “Autobiography of a yogi’ and thus you shall be able to appreciate these given examples and orientations.

When I was writing the post ‘What is renunciation-I’ I was pretty absorbed in it when on that particular evening Mahavatar Babaji said to me in a very sweet and soft tone, “Do you know that you have seen the samadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya?” I was quite perplexed when I heard this because in a flash I recalled that though I have been to Shri Yukteshwarji’s ashram Kolkatta and I know that his samadhi is in Puri. I don’t even recall ever trying to find out from others where was Shri Lahiri Mahasaya’s samadhi, leave alone visiting it to pay my respects. I felt a bit ashamed of myself because it was complacency of my mind I thought. At this juncture, Babaji spoke this, “Next time when you go to Haridwar, you can visit the site.”

I was very surprised to discover from Babaji that Lahiri Mahasayaji’s samadhi was in Haridwar. How come I never went there although I have been to Haridwar uncountable times? At this exact moment I recalled in a flash seeing a board in a modest, unostentatious area, a quiet and peaceful ashram like place at the banks of Ganga in Haridwar when I used to go. I must have seen that site so many times before my eyes and I recollected seeing the image of Lahiri Mahasaya which was quite washed out on a board and yet it was not in my destiny to have the blessedness to pay my homage to this highly illumined and high statured karmayogi of this century during those visits. How regretful I felt at that moment, only I know it.

Since then, I have been waiting intently to enter that premises which I have seen so many times before in my life. I have been wishing to have his blessings and the privilege of touching the holy site of the foremost disciple of Shri Mahavatar Babaji . So on this trip to Badrinath, I made it a point while I was in Haridwar to go to the samadhi sthal of Shri Lahiri Mahasayaji on 7th May 2012. My heart leapt with much elation and delight there. As no one knows about this obscure place and none were present there, my movements were not restricted and I was totally free in my mind space and thus relished each memorable moment at the feet of Shri Lahiri Mahasayaji. I thanked Babaji to have sent me to such a blessed spiritual site and I felt very fortunate being there throughout as my wish was fulfilled by my Param Guru. I must have done something good surely!!

Before I write more and in much detail regarding reincarnation, those of you who are reading this blog for the first time, kindly note that this segment D deals only with topics on occult science and the last few posts were of death and how we should die. Having said so much about death and life after that, the next apparent subject turns out to be on reincarnation because life does not end there. And before that I would also like to share one more personal chronicle which is quite relevant to what is being discussed here.

 On my many visits to Yogoda Satsanga Society (YSS)  Dakshineshwar between 2004 and 2008, I was very much fascinated by one diminutive meditating room in the ashram near the flowing river Ganga, which probably is made for a single person’s use. To my understanding not more than two persons can accommodate there easily. On my very first stopover, I was completely mesmerized by the small photo of Shri Mahavatar Babaji out of all the line of Gurus there and I don’t know why. I was transfixed to the face of Babaji because the moment I sat there, it began to talk to me just in the fashion two people talk on the physical plane in the world we live in.  Therefore, I would go there again and again until I christened it ‘Babaji’s temple’ to my liking. I have an old photo for you to see after which you will understand better what I wish to express actually.

YSS Dakshineshwar

Only two days back, I got to know from Shri Mahavatar Babaji in my meditation that it was in this very ‘Babaji’s  temple’ in Dakshineshwar that he opened a point in my third eye after which I have been gifted and am able to see several previous lives in abundant details. I don’t know how many more ‘kripa’ or grace has been bestowed on me without my being aware of it out of such humility of a kind hearted guru such as Babaji?! My dearest Babaji, wherever you are, please know that I cannot thank you enough for the infinite kindness, sweetness and unconditional love that you have showered on me since time immemorial . The only way I know of repaying you in a very small method is my blogging where I get an opportunity to sing your praises and chant your holy name. When I do so, I believe that God hears me definitely and my heart so full of thanksgiving to you also reaches the door of the Almighty. If by my writing on this blog helps even a small handful people, my life is worthwhile. Therefore, in spite of many deterrents, I will enter a new post today more so because 20th May is my fourth anniversary of blogging. Never could I have the confidence of continuously entering such dynamic and illuminating articles one after the other, had it not been for the unrelenting kind grace and unconditional compassionate love from God and you my beloved Maha Guru Shri Shri Mahavatar Babaji! I have been drawing uninterrupted, unparalleled mental energies from you since you blessed me with this rare gift of mental communication with you since I have known you……….in this life!!!

Just before the actual liberation of a disciple, the atmagyani guru helps the pupil or chela to travel back in time so that he can peep into some of his prominent incarnations. The Guru aids the disciple to recognize himself/herself by doing so. After seeing a few prominent lives, the disciple is thus able to identify his/her prominent drawbacks and strong plus points. This procedure helps the student to increase and heighten the good qualities and minimize the negatives. After all, it is the karmas which are of utmost importance before salvation. After liberation also, the disciple has to be extremely careful about what he does as reincarnation of a human soul takes place because of the left over impact of his/her doings. Our next incarnations depend on the karmas that we do at present.

This is my humble offering to sweet Lord on this special day and I dedicate this post to Shri Lahiri Mahasayaji, the foremost disciple of Shri Mahavatar Babaji. In this quiet hour this evening, I pray to him and all the saints to help us all to transcend our ordinary and conventional human existence and attain a life worthy of the illumined teachers residing either here or in the highest astral skies!!

Foot note

Here are some more pictures of the samadhi sthal  of Shri Lahiri Mahasaya. The ashram is called Keshwashram Haridwar and Shri Lahiri Mahasaya’s disciple Shri Keshwanandaji made this ashram. His own samadhi is in this complex. They all have Shri Mahavatar Babaji as their Param Guru. A tabloid/tree of the lineage of all the gurus was shown in the resting place of Swami Keshwanandji.

17 Responses to Reincarnation-I

  1. pandey2 says:

    Baba Ji Grace is like Sun ray’s falling on all of us irrespective of our religion, Spiritual state, Physical state etc. It is we who has open our-self to absorb his grace in bloom into flower from state of solid seed. Baba Ji Prnam. Sat-Sat Pranam.

  2. 369rajeev says:

    Mahavatar Babaji,

    Please help me go in the right direction. I strongly hope you are listening to my prayers. This phase is very imp in shaping up my life. Give me the mental strength to stay connected with you always. I need your guidance and support as always. Please stay with me…


  3. sangeeta says:

    thank you for posting such a valuable blog, i read your previous ones about death and how to die. it gave me great insight about life and beyond. i forwarded the blogs to my parents and my sister. they loved going through them too. hope you will not mind. my best wishes to you. take care


    • spiritinlife says:

      Sangeeta, as I am preparing to write the next post on reincarnation, I saw your comment just now. This blog, which is so full of elucidating and insightful posts is for everyone. I am delighted to know that your family has also found something for themselves, thanks for appreciating the content. Feel free to help others in some way especially if it is concerned with most untalked yet inevitable life stage of ours called death, the death of the physical body and not the Spirit or mind.
      The upcoming posts are also going to help all of us to live well with wisdom and also to shoulder some responsibilty in making our Earth better and greener! Hope you and your family will like them!

  4. atulnAtul says:

    Dear Sarika,

    You have completed four years of writing incessantly for Divine Babaji,Divine Deva, Divine Mother and God Himself.

    We all admire your fortitude during this journey and your amazing and incredible relationship with The Divine.

    God Bless you.


    • spiritinlife says:

      Thank you for your appreciation and encouragement Atul. I wish to continue doing some ‘seva’ till the end to fulfil my duties as a humble servant of ‘The Masters’and beloved God.

  5. miracleshappeneveryminute says:

    Dear Mam,

    First of all.congratulations for completing fout years of blogging. To continue such good work really requires loads of blessings from holy spirits. I m following it since Feb 2012 and believe me its your thoughts dayy and night in my mind. Is it like when once reincarnated as humans do we get all human births or one can even slip to born as animal or any other creature? What decides that we should be born as a girl or boy?

    • spiritinlife says:

      Dear Garima, You have made interesting observations. We as human beings who have lived uncountable lives have not really bothered to find out many tricky and perplexing questions such as what you ask today. As humans we should be concerned about our aims and objectives, our future and the kind of life we will get in future times.
      Once again, like I have answered Deepanjan’s question a while back, we have to fall on the karma theory or the law of cause and effect to get answers for the complicated issues which you have asked me. We shall pick up one thing at a time. To make it easier for you I have simply put your questions as Q and my reply as A.

      Q- Is it like when once reincarnated as humans do we get all human births or one can even slip to born as animal or any other creature? What decides that we should be born as a girl or boy?

      A-We normally get continous human births but depending on the quality of deeds done, the future is carved out. Looking at the quality of a person’s mind and life, we can judge his past and in some way predict his/ her future. That’s what even astrology is all about! Just the interpretation is different!
      Mostly the gender of the soul does not change, at least not easily because the fulfillment of previous done karmas can only be done by carrying on in the same gender. But there are some freaky cases because of distortion of mind. And we select our gender as per our desire. In extreme cases, when a soul does awfully regressive and harmful karmas in society, that the human faculties and intelligence are taken back by God as deprivation and punishment and the soul is restricted in the animal case. His evolution and unfoldment of Spirit is slowed down tremendously, which again is a punishment for the sins done.

      Q-If we regret some actions of present life how should we overcome it?
      A-First pray to God day and night and ask for mercy and redemption. Contemplate on the error done so that the mind registers and never repeats them again. And to remove the ‘sanskaras’ or latent tendencies of that unwanted habit and error, do postive karmas contrarily. For example, if you think your mind stops you from doing charity, then make sure you force your hands to part away something nice and useful to others and so on. Read on spiritinlife and open up all the covered corners of your mind, ask and I shall try to answer all of them…

      • Jerry Joseph says:

        Dear Sarika Maam,
        Let me also ask you a question concerning reincarnation similar to what Garima asked. In Puranas as well as in the life incidents of many saints even the modern life, we hear them cursing people. I have read an account where one of Ramana Maharishi’s disciple fiercely cursing a porter for inappropriate behavior. Then the author of that book fears that the porter might be born in animal form in the next birth. Do these curses automatically result in consequences like that? Similarly concerning gender, can any superiority or inferiority be attributed in terms of gender? Now science is proving that even man can can become pregnant and deliver. Because of their unique role as conceiver and bearer of the offspring, do women become special in the hands of the all mighty Creator? The feeder breeder roles of women and protective aspect of the male maintained in traditional societies is being increasingly challenged in modern societies. In the Divine frame of things, how things are being looked upon?
        With regards,

        • spiritinlife says:

          Dear Jerry, I request you to allow your mind to settle down in going inwards on the glimpse of Light that we sometimes get to see in our intense meditations.
          This world is quite a paradox and full of complexities. If you try to find so many answers about so many things happening around you, when will you find God within yourself? How many more questions and their answers will satisfy you please ask yourself.I have answered so many questions in mails and now on the blog that you have been raising since you started reading the blog.I would appreciate if you practice what I am guiding, you will be progressing fast internally.

          A part of you is meditative and a part of you is overly inquisitive.
          Kindly push your mind in one sacred corner where it can rest after such a long journey of yours. Unless you learn to meditate and calm your mind thoroughly well, the questions will go on surfacing. Instead awaken yourself and immerse in God union with devotion.
          God bless you.

  6. miracleshappeneveryminute says:

    Dear Mam,

    First of all congratulations for completing four years of blogging. Mam,if we are once reincarnated as human does all our succeding lives are human beings? Can one slip to born as any other yoni once after born as hman being? What decides we should take birth as girl or boy? If we regret some actions of present life how should we overcome with it.



  7. Shahid says:

    Congrats Sarikaji on completing 4 years of blogging and hope you continue to write more and more 🙂

    Beautiful pictures of Samadhi Sthal of Shri Lahiri Mahasayaji.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you x Infinity times for this Divine, Blessed Blog.

  8. midhunpk210 says:

    Dear ma,

    that pargraph from ABY 34th chapter is one of my very favourite.

    pranam to sri babaji , sri lahiri mahasaya ji, Swami Keshwanandji and ma.

    thank you ma for letting me read it again,

    and also thanking you for sharing the photos of sri lahiri mahasaya jis samadhi place.

    feel blessed,

    spending time in this blog gives not only knowledge, a great amount of peace also, it is inspring to go forward a lot. connecting us to the great sages.

    i will be always thanking you for the efforts you making to write this post with the capsule content, everything is important, each words.

    most of times, when i start reading, lot of questions arise in my mind, but those questions answered itself when i complete the post.

    may gurus bless all of us..

    with love,
    Midhun Pk

    • spiritinlife says:

      That is is nice Midhun, there is depth, antiquity and exclusiveness about each post. Peace and serenity in all of them. Have a happy journey. Dissolve yourself in the depth of this greater than the intended manuscript. Draw parallel with what you know and learn what needs to be learnt. God bless. Ma.

  9. midhunpk210 says:

    The talk between both illumined masters are so wonderful. reading with same curiosity again and again..thanks ma, pranam to all divine gurus.

  10. Shahid says:

    The excerpt at the beginning taken from the book give’s us an idea of the pure, unconditional love the Guru has for the disciple. Only a Guru can keep his/her eye on the disciple life after life and finally meet him at the apt time as ordained by God. Such pure love one cannot expect from human relationships.

    Blessed to be under your grace and shelter, God.

    Thank you God, Masters, Mom for this pure blog which uplifts us all in body, mind and spirit <3

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