My dear ones, this article is going to be comprehensive, inspirational and thought provoking. Many hours of thinking, deciding, meditating and typing have gone in its making. In normal circumstances, I keep a control over the length and duration of the post in order to keep it short and concise. Well, this one is different. As I began working on it since Friday night, the main question in my mind was how do I begin? From the time when the last post was submitted on 20th June, I have had extensive time periods in meditations during nights as days were preoccupied with many tasks. I wrote my conversations with Shri Mahavatar Babaji for myself in my diary on 23rd May not knowing that today that knowledge would be so exact and valuable. My mental dialogue in transcendental states with Shri Babaji was intended for me but as I began typing Part A, I realized that Part B should include that dialogue also because if you read the whole post from the beginning to end you will understand that everything is related and interlinked. Moreover, if I add that portion here, we will know more about what is Truth, a topic which we have been discussing since the past many weeks. In this way, after reading the whole truth, we come out with a very clear picture of our path of our spiritual journey and its course of action. As I read along these paragraphs, I am convinced that this article delves into human being’s spiritual evolution and how we are affected by our environment and surroundings and the inter relation of our spiritual journey’s path, its course of action and our immediate world…..
Spirit In Life blog is committed to preserving our environment and has a complete section called ‘Our lost rich heritage’. In this segment, I have identified and stated many principles and values of the laws of the Universe as I travelled along to many world heritage sites of India. The aim was two pronged- first to travel to world heritage sites and speak about how civilizations rise and fall because they are not preserved well. So much history, knowledge, culture, inscriptions and mental resource has vanished because we are not preserving them.
Secondly, a lot of spiritual wisdom goes unnoticed and nowhere to be found in the world because the wisdom of the realized ones was never documented and preserved. The same case would have happened in the case of Shri Mahavatar Babaji. Nothing much has been documented about his life, his teachings, his views on world affairs, how the creation of Earth took place, our environment, ecology and the intricate balancing of surviving and sustaining man and the planet Earth. It is a blessing for all of us that through the mental medium of telepathy, he makes me write ancient, lost spiritual knowledge on this blog. There is nobody in this entire world who is a better authority than him or the ancient Rishis to teach the world community about the worrisome world issues and human conflicts prevalent today in modern world or Kaliyug. Most of our problems today have been created by us in the blinding avarice to make material progress at the cost and price of losing out the sheen and light of our Soul! How tragic! The recent Himalayan environmental disaster in the Kedar Nath valley and other religious shrines stands out from others in its magnitude, shortsightedness and scale.
In Part A, I have documented my epilogue and monologue that I had with the voice of God, our minds will find some comfort and many answers to many unanswered and profound questions.
I was very concerned about the after effects of such unholy disasters in the environment and the difficulties that Shri Mahavatar Babaji, our Holy Sadguru Maharaj would face in his daily and future life henceforth. His permanent abode is in the Himalaya Mountain’s caves and make shift homes. When he will descend the Satopanth Lake after the summer months and go towards his winter abode in the middle ranges of the Himalayas will the roads be safe? Will the air, water and food not be contaminated? From where will he arrange a decent living place even if the rebuilding of the state goes on? Although his current abode is perched on a lake, yet the atmosphere and the environment is the same and we all share the same resources.
From the day the climate became gruesome and extremely fatal 16th June onward, the whole day and night at the back of my mind, I had a lingering worry as to how will this situation affect our dear Babaji and his future course of actions? Will they bring more hardships and difficulties for him and his small group of disciples? I was virtually helpless and felt much incapacitated yet my worry would not wane anytime until in the afternoon of 21.06.13. Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rainfall since the beginning of June and nothing in the weather could make me uplift my spirits. The mind had no respite from my gloom and despair.
After having a light lunch one day, I tried to give myself some rest and dissuade myself from the chronic worrisome state of mind. I strongly felt as if my own relative is suffering in the mountains and I am not able to take off my mind from the gravity of this serious problem. So I decided to give myself some rest and sleep. In a very deep relaxed state of mind in which I fell after a few minutes, I saw a big beam of Light entering the windowpane next to my bed from the left side. I owed it to a streak of sunshine and tried to bring some peace in my mind seeing this light. When I closed my eyes, I saw the same beam of Light inside my eyes. In it I saw a very old man with fuzzy white hair and a fluffy beard. I presumed that it must be the manifestation of Swami Sri Nityananda of Ganespuri who must have arrived to give me some relief in my meditations which he does so many times when I am in distress.
The mellow Light became thicker and the face vanished. I felt warm and energized in the face and in my brain also as if the energy to be able to absorb divinity was given in the physical in order to be able to receive Light well. Whatever it was, it was so soothing and relaxing and I encouraged it by lightening and easing myself by throwing away my worries at the arrival of the Divine. I was delighted by the sudden influx of the rays of golden Light and was waiting to see what would happen next. The mere presence of one glimpse of God’s ray of Light brings with it immense ray of hope so this was enough to bring about my balance, stability and peace back.
No sooner did I recognize that God has arrived and has also shown me a countenance to establish its valid presence, I bowed with all my heart’s feelings as well as extravagant gratitude and soon became numb and quiet. I sensed it that there is some augmentation of auspiciousness around me which will provide me the will and strength to be able to cope up with my gloom because of this Himalayan tragedy and herculean sufferings that which we humans have created for ourselves. It is impossible to bear so much devastation, grief, loss, affliction, tragedy, bungling, negligence and mass destruction and of course mass ignorance and darkness!
I could not also bring myself to accept that there was a celebration in the family which was not called off at this very sad time because of which I was seething silently and was accelerating my own protracted grief and despair. Although I did not attend it, I was still in so much simmering pain all this while; it did not even have an escape and my head was hurting most of the day as my nerves were fatigued. For the very reason that I have been to these four holy places in the upper reaches of Himalayas, I am able to comprehend the problems which the pilgrims must be facing even after they might have survived and escaped the wrath of the furious floods. Each day would have been treacherous, horrible and unbearable for them, I understand.
My silent, seething cries reached and were heard in the high skies and God arrived at my window to give me a deeper understanding of the reasons why it all happened; and to give answers. I sense so many such heartaches looming large all over the world, more so in India. Even as I narrate this to you, I am unable to control my tears welling up in my eyes as I recount the horror and sadness that we have brought upon ourselves with our own lack of insight and wisdom!
Sensing my underlying helplessness and perpetual thinking about the well being of our holy Shri Mahavatar Babaji, God came to me. I was consoled, I was comforted, I was given answers to the questions rattling my mind since so many days ceaselessly. I count it as my great blessings and will always remember that auspicious day when I was in direct touch with the Supreme. Nothing can be so authentic and promising as well as comforting when one is driven back to infinity and understands that some of our situations in the world are engraved somewhere else where our eyes cannot penetrate. The extra sensory perceptions and the divine insights are the most reliable answers to knowing what the ways of the working of the Supreme are. With my hands folded in gratitude and in awe of the sacredness of the Divine, I begin to narrate what I happened to experience in the afternoon.
The Supreme- “Your intense grief and worry for Babaji and all others has invoked and besought me. I am not Nityananda, Nitya means everlasting and ananda means bliss. I am the Creator of this planet. I have come to you as Cosmic Light. I was there even before the Universe was made. This Earth is very new if compared with my existence*. The Himalayas were carved out of my own will.** The purpose – they can rescue those serious aspirants who wish to atone, redeem. For those who wish to advance in their further spiritual pursuits in monasteries and hidden caves here and there. The Himalayas have been polluted and plundered in the last few decades by the greedy cartel of politicians, agents, mafias and the bureaucrats in addition to the police which is at the mercy of the administration.
Squandering and unintelligent mind squatters here and there. It wanders everywhere and makes endless, countless errors which it has to repay in painful measures life after life. To solve this mystery of stopping the human mind to err is to tame it by controlling it and making it your slave. If you err, you reimburse.
The cause behind the disaster- Tens of thousands of people have perished in the punishment meted out by the Creator’s design of skillful acts. The ones who have been penalized are those who have in this or previous or more incarnations plundered Nature by cutting and felling trees indiscriminately, poaching, looting the villagers, mining unreasonably, changing the courses of rivers frantically thus destabilizing the entire area’s flora and fauna. Also they were involved with ending the lives of plants and animals, wasting water, electricity and other resources without regard to its sanctity. Doing unprincipled actions in religious places, mismanaging the funds of religious shrines, grabbing land of others, mercilessly beating children and sometimes the elderly at home, telling lies to bring dishonor to innocent people, beating pregnant women, keeping the family members hungry when food was available, stealing and pocketing wealth that legally belonged to others and most of all having complete disregard to the environment in which they have been living and sustaining on it for food, water, fodder, cattle, fresh air and livelihood.
It is a hard slap on humanity to know that whenever there is an extreme mishandling and negligence of human morality and values, in such times God will manage the environment with its own will and discretion as well as restore it. God will decide and do things with its own power and decision. When the time becomes suitable and applicable, all the forces in the Nature combine, destroy everything that humans have made if excesses are done beyond acceptable limits. Humans are punished by the five elements – water, fire, wind, earth/land and space. The forests are assigned to the goddesses and deities to preserve its sanctity and honour. They should be submitted to and given due respect. You will not even get fire, wood or land to cremate the dead bodies if you bring collective ire of the Gods in the jungles. If such drastic steps are taken by Nature to punish, remember man has done severe bungling and goof ups in handling the delicate balance of man and Nature.”
I quivered. As I lay there, I begin to get wondering – why should we not know these hidden facts and why we, as humans are so reckless and negligent? As nothing could have been done now to undo the wrath, I pleaded and prayed for the dead. I implored God to tell us what we should be doing now. What are the right things that we should know in this matter and we would try to emulate these articulated principles and follow them as far as possible.
The answers came as follows –
- “Nature is like a very gentle lady. She will provide us all our needs provided we do not exploit or harass her.
- Politicians have selfish interests. The police, who is controlled by the people in power and the politicians are responsible for the mass tragedy. When the decisions to make dams are taken, the politicians should consult and involve the scientists in their meetings and go by their scientific advice. The scientists will give them a sound advice on ecology and sustainable environment.
- Small dams should be built over rivers for electricity but the course of the rivers should never be changed. The rivers in the Himalayas are flowing even before man walked on the Earth. There is a Force prevalent in water that can become adverse and fierce and destroy in high magnitudes if the natural laws are violated.
- The rivers should be allowed to flow freely on all sides and its path should not be disrupted or violated.
- River waters are for posterity. We should not overuse the natural resources just for ourselves but keep in reserve for next generation to come. If we violate this law, we shall be punished severely. We leave behind our wealth for our children so that they are prosperous. The same rule is applied to natural resources. Use only that much which is essential for your use. Leave the rest for others.
- Do not cut mountains drastically, cut marginally to build homes and roads.
- Continue acts of preservation side by side.
- Himalayas were made by the will of God to do penance and spiritual research. Do not disregard the sanctity and purity of its reason of inception. The Himalaya Mountains are being used for commercial viability by a section of society. Do not make holy places commercial, impure, noisy and dirty.
- Do not move mass population from their homes and native places to a new place for development or redevelopment reasons. If you do so, you are changing their destinies drastically. Wrath of Nature can be manifold if equal distribution of natural resources and wealth is not made fairly. Fury of Nature reflects the gross bungling, deprivation and mismanagement of God made resources and natural elements.
Your pure love for the safety and wellness of your sadguru has invoked me and earned you a special interface with me. Now share this soliloquy with everybody so that they too benefit from your blessings.”
My mental dialogue in my meditations with the Jagadguru Maharaj Shri Mahavatar Babaji coincides with the relevance of today’s topic. It was held sometime during my quiet moments with him in May end and sometime later in early June. My thirst to learn from Him about the eternal Truths remains unquenched. It is again offered at the Holy Lotus Feet of the Great Himalayan Master as a small offering of obeisance and love from me to Him –
(Translation to English follows)
प्रश्न १ सारिका – मन सुंदर कब होता है?
महावतार बाबाजी – सुंदर ! वह सुंदर तब बनता है जब उसमें ईश्वर जागता है।
प्रश्न २ सारिका – भगवान मुझसे क्या चाहता है ?
महावतार बाबाजी – भगवान चाहता है की तुम्हारे से प्रकाश फैले, सत्य का प्रकाश, वो प्रकाश जो सदा हमारे अंदर है। ईश्वर चाहता है की हम उनको जानें क्योंकि सारांश सारी माया का ब्रह्म में ही है। ब्रह्म को जानने के बाद हमको कुछ जानने के लिए होगा ही नहीं।
प्रश्न ३ सारिका – सत्य को जानना इतना कठिन क्यों है ?
महावतार बाबाजी – अपने कर्मों एवं संस्कारों के कारण। जीव को संस्कार उल्टी दिशा में उड़ाकर ले जातें हैं, माया में। इसके बनिस्पत, ईश्वर को जानने के लिए हमें एक जागृत आत्मा की आवश्यकता पड़ती है जिससे हम स्वयं को जानें। हमारी आत्मा में सत्य है। उसमें ज्ञान है, बोध है। वो ज्ञान सदा रहता है चाहे दिन हो या रात, जागृत या निद्रा, स्वास्थ्य हो या रोग, हर्ष या शोक। सत्य का विपरीत होता है अंधकार।
प्रश्न ४ सारिका – सत्य क्या है ?
महावतार बाबाजी – ईश्वर, ब्रह्म, सत्य एक ही है। वो सदा से हमारे पास था, हमको उसका साथ नहीं मिला क्योंकि माया डायन जैसी हमको पहले लुभाती है, फिर भूलाती है फिर रुलाती है। इस सत्य को समझो और जानो। संसार नश्वर है। प्रकृति में विनाश और रचना दोनों होते रहते हैं हमेशा।
मन की माया शांति भंग करती है। मन की गहरी मौन में सत्य को जानों। परम शांति ब्रह्म में है ,उसे महसूस करो अपने मन के अंदर। उसको ध्यान से पाओ, मन में टटोलो, वहीँ उस तह के अंदर, सत्य का निवास होता है।
ईश्वर को प्रेम से मन के अंदर पुकारो, आवाहन करो, वो प्रेम की भाषा बहुत जल्दी समझता है। उसे सब बोध है, उसे मन की भाषा सबकी सरलता से समझ आती है। यदि मन के अंदर ईश्वर के लिए प्रेम निर्मल हो, तो तुम्हारे अंदर ईश्वर तुम्हारे सामने आ जायेगा, तुम उसे प्यार से पुकारो अपना समझ कर। मन को ढीला छोड़ कर पुरे आराम में आकर ईश्वर का आवाहन करो, वो अवश्य तुम्हारी मन की सच्ची बात को पूरा करेगा।
प्रश्न ५ सारिका – समाधि क्या है?
महावतार बाबाजी – शांत अंतर्मन से फूटा हुआ ईश्वरीय आनंद। या ईश्वर से गहरा अविरोध योग के अकस्मात् अवसर जिसमें केवल सत्य का अनुभव हो। यह मन की अति शांत अवस्था होती है। कभी कभार श्वास आत्मा की गहरी शांति में परिवर्तित हो जाती है। साधक को इस अवस्था के लिए घोर प्रयत्न करना चाहिए, उसे अपने कल्याण के लिए समय निकालना होगा।
समाधि हमारी सहज अवस्था है। इस अवस्था में संसार का बीज लुप्त हो जाता है। इसलिए परिपक्व साधक को संसारी बातों से मन को दूर रखना चाहिए और मन की आखिरी तह तक जाना होगा अपनी आत्मा को छूने के लिए। समाधी आत्मा की स्वाभाविक अवस्था है।
Q1 S- “When is the mind beautiful?”
MB-“Beautiful! It becomes beautiful when God awakens in it.”
Q2 S- “What does God want from me?”
MB- “God wants you to spread Light, the Light of the Truth. That Light which is in us since the beginning. God wants us to know Him because the essence of all Maya is in Him. The cure, the remedy to remove the film of delusion in your mind is embedded in Brahma. After we know Brahma, there will be nothing left for us to know more.”
Q3 S- “Why is it very hard and difficult to know the Truth?”
MB-“Because of our own karmas and the sanskaras.”
The embedded sanskaras (hidden tendencies) take the ‘jeeva’ (soul) in Maya in the opposite direction. While to know our self, we need a direct contact with a Divine soul who is already awakened. The Soul in us is the Truth. It has knowledge, a sense of knowing irrespective of day or night, sleep or wakefulness, sickness or health, joy or gloom. The opposite of Truth is darkness.”
Q4 S- “What is Truth?”
MB-“When the mind is extremely silenced to the core, from within emerges ananda, bliss.
God, Brahma, Truth are all the same. It was with us throughout but we could not associate with it because of the enchantress Maya. It initially bewitches us, then makes us deluded and forgetful and later makes us cry. Understand this Truth and know this Truth. This world is impermanent. Creation and destruction both go on in Nature all the time.
The delusion or Maya spoils the peace of your mind. Know the Truth in the silence of the mind. The ultimate peace is in Brahma, feel that in your heart. Attain that deep peace with meditation; search inside, after that deep layer beyond the mind you will find Brahma.
Invoke God with love in your heart, call Him, He understands the language of love very swiftly. He comprehends everything; He understands every one’s language of the heart effortlessly. If you have pure love for God inside, God will appear inside you, in front of you; invoke Him as your own beloved. Relax your mind and call upon God; He will truly respond to your sincere calling.”
Q5 S- “What is Samadhi?”
MB- “The spell of raptures of euphoria, Divine’s pure bliss, or spells of direct uninterrupted deep connection and union with the Universal Divine Spirit where only Truth exists is samadhi. It is a state of very profound silence. Sometimes breath concludes into silence of the Spirit. It is our natural state and should be pursued by the seeker when he spares time for his own good and welfare.
Samadhi is our natural state. It is a state of lack of worldly thoughts born out of the bubble of the mind’s samsara. So the layers of worldly tendencies should be curbed by the senior advancing sadhak and attempts to touch the base of the Spirit touched to gain Divine’s Truth. Samadhi is Atma’s most natural state of being.”
MB- “One Useful Kriya for all the aspiring yogis. Practice this many times to make your mind calm and composed”
“Inhale deeply many times a day. Leave the breath very slowly. After doing this many times, do involuntary breathing. When the mind becomes very calm, repeat the same exercise. Lie down after the mind has become extremely calm like Lord Vishnu.
Recall from Why does it take a prolonged time for our soul to manifest?-III ( Last portion-It can be achieved by maintaining your peace of mind. All of you worship Lord Vishnu and Lord Buddha in the reclining position without ever finding out the exact denotation of this symbol. Lord Vishnu is shown with either a pink or a blue Lotus in his navel in this special position. Pink is for love and blue represents tranquility………)
Maintain silence in different times of the day. Silence gives you a glimpse of your soul. Truth is known in silence. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti Om……….”
Updated on 25.05.21
Inception of our Foundation Nav Jeevan Jyoti Foundation took place in February 2017. One of the main objectives of this Foundation is tree plantation apart from spreading the lost and forgotten ancient wisdom of the Rishis in modern world today.
About the line-This Earth is very new if compared with my existence. The Himalayas were carved out of my own will….
It will be revised and refurbished at a later stage when God wills with more unknown facts about our planet. There were many revelations made on this topic on 25.2.21 by God, Eshawar.
# God comes as effulgent Cosmic Light
# Excess Deforestation
# Keep natural resources in reserve for next generations to come
# Nature’s incessant plundering
# Environmental disaster Kedarnath Nath 2013
# Squandering and unintelligent mind squatters here and there.
# Mahavatar Babaji, Himalayan Yogi
# When is the mind beautiful?
# What is Truth?
# Why is it so difficult to know the Truth?
# Silence gives you a glimpse of your soul
# When the mind is extremely silenced to the core, from within emerges ananda, bliss.
# Truth is known in silence.
Related posts of year 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic Covid-19
& the most recent post of 20th and 22nd May 2021 guided by the Omnipresent God during my samadhi state.
From long, deep caves of darkness, a bright Dawn emerges, a new Era begins. Part- I (P-1)
2.#Attachment-1 of three old posts as an extension to the previous post- The result of degeneration of Eternal Values- I
Updated on 16.6.21, the 8th anniversary of Kedarnath tragedy
The Himalayas were carved out of my own will.**
There are four important pilgrimages in the Himalayas.
1. Yamnotri 2. Gangotri 3. Badrinath 4. Kedarnath
The first tapasvis or Sages who did penance on these places and sanctified them by their meditation and positive humanitarian thoughts thousands of years ago are in the same order-
1. Agastya Maharishi 2. Atri Rishi 3. Kartik Swami 4. Markandey Maharishi
Giving you a reference from on old post
“Omkareshwar temple is very good, I like it very much. Such temples are made on places where great penance has been done. It is very ancient. It is less than 28,000 years old. To be exact it is 27,782 years.” (Kashyap Maharishi)