TIME does not compromise with any one. When events take place,
all of a sudden, something 'new' is the invariable result. It is often seen that
'man' is attracted towards novelty, and is disinterested in the old 'Nature' is
continously engaged in the creation of the 'new' and the destruction of the
'old'. Man, too, follows the principle of nature. The destruction of his old
self and the discovery of the new, only reveal his unconscious imitation of
I am also destroying the 'old' and creating the 'new'. I am
trying to move into 'tomorrow' by destroying 'today'. All humans are caught in
this exercise. On the edifice of 'today' they want to built a new future. I am a
little different from other people. I live in 'past' present and 'future'. I
remain unchanged. The laws of 'Nature', do not control me. I am beyond them.
Only the 'man' I am enrobed with, follows all these limitations. The union of
'Purush' and 'Prakriti' is on the similar lines. 'Man' has also concieved a
discipline to make this 'Jagat' operate effectively. His arrrangement follows
the format of Nature. Thus, there are two laws which work simultaneously-the law
of nature and the disciplined, arrangement of man. My life is linked to the
In the pious land of yogi Gorakhnath, I was assailed by the
memories of my past links, with the place. Overcome with profound eemotion I
burst out Who is the artist behind such exquisite craftsmanship evident in the
carvings of the rock? All the rocks, stones, trees and leaves had the deep
imprint of his undeniable presence. And these will keep the history of the place
fresh forever. Forests and gardens still reverberated with the music of his
The music of Gorakhnathji's 'Yoga' lingered in his land,
And Gorakhpur basked in the glory of his priceless treasure 'Palak'. It was late
night when we reached the famous temple in 'Gorakhpur'. The place looked almost
deserted, but, for few people who were loitering in its premises. A closer look
of the temple gave us a shock. The temple of our imagination had undergone a
distinct change. The past looks were no longer there. As an airforce pilot I had
often visited this place. And, perhaps, because of this reason I reacted to the
striking difference between the 'past' and the present facade of the temple. In
the 'past' the place was less populated and the temple did not have the saffron
flag. It was only the powerful voice of Digvijaynathji singing the glories of
Hinduism, some times broke the all pervasive silence. During my subsequent
visits I always found something new about the place. Though at that time I did
not know Gorkhnathji well, yet, felt closer to him. He had become an inseparable
part of my life. My frequent trips to Gorakhpur were the result of this
We were flying to Nepal in my small aircraft when the
weather forced us to make a sudden landing in Gorakhpur. Perhaps, it was the
Maha Yogi who forced the weather to change so that we could pay visit to his
Tapobhumni - (Land of penance). When this incident occurred I had already become
a yogi and had adopted the path advised by the 'Baba'. As a renunciant this was
my first visit to Gorakhnath temple.
Alfred, my friend from London, had come to pay me a
surprise visit after a lapse of many years. We were friends since our boyhood
years. He was an only son of a senior officer posted in India during the British
rule. We shared the memories of good days spent together in the lanes of
Calcutta, and dales of Darjeeling. We also had couple of exciting air adventures
when we took off from London airport. Alfred was keenly interested in Buddhist
philosophy. The urge to learn more about 'Bodhitatva brought him to India, and
there after to me. Buddhism had become his obsession. He could talk tirelessly
on this philosophical subject. Since I did not have much to offer on Buddhism he
decided to gain some knowledge of yoga from me.
This overpowering curiosity about Buddism, had ealier taken
him to 'Japan', Lanka, Indonesia. In India, he went to Bodhigaya and other
religious places which could shed light on Lord Buddha's thoughts. Our trip to
Nepal was, primarily, to explore more about Buddhism. But, 'change' brought us
to the land of Goraknath Baba. Such incidents which happen by 'chance' only
happen for the good of man.
Alfred was familier with Baba Gorakhnath's spiritual fame.
He had heard the stories of 'Baba's Tapasya (Penance) and yoga. Therefore, iit
was not difficult for me to persuade him to accompany me to the temple. It was
an inspiration which later on turned into an experience. We were takeen aback by
the palace like magnificience. We were like lost strangers. Mahant
Digviyaynathji had gone to his heavenly abode, and Mahant Avaidynath worked in
Since it was quite late we were not allowed to go upstairs
to see him. We tried to make enquiries regarding the arrangement for a night's
rest but no one paid any attention to us. Disappointed, when we were about to
return, we spotted a nath yogi who was counting coins. He answered our questions
by gesture towards Dhuni. It was a warm night so we decided to sleep under a
tree. We were also very hungry and the sight of a group of boys emerging from a
section of the building solved our food problem. We went to the kitchen and ate
the simple 'khichadi' with great relish. After the satisfying meal we walked
towards the moon light drenched bank of the pool. Near the pool there were
number of trees. we chose one and slept under the starry sky. In the earlyhours
of the morning, we got ready inside the temple to seek 'Baba's' 'Darshan'
Thereafter we began to look around for Mahant Avaidyanath. We found Mahantji
seated under a mango tree in a mango grove. The early morning sun peeped through
the thick branches and made the garden golden. Mahantji received us warmly and
made us feel at home. We spent some time in his enlightening company and when we
wanted his permission to leave, he lovingly forced us to stay. We surrendered to
his gentle persuasion and became his guest. He treated us with great affection
and tender care. This brief holiday gave us 'rest' and mental food. Mahant
Aviadnathji a son of the Himalayas, enjoys the blessings of the Rishis and
Munis. His personality bears the stamp of 'Pauri Garhwal'. The entire nation is
a matter of concern to him. His hard work has given shape to Mahant
Digvijaynathji's dreams in the form of ' Gorakhnath temple. In the field of
education in the eastern region his contributions are praiseworthy. He is a well
read man. Along with Vedas and Upanishads he is keenly interested in modern
contemporary literature. We admired his multifaceted personality. He is not only
a great scholar and a yogi but also an able administrator. Three days spent in
his stimulating company left a deep impression on ourn minds. It was time to
leave, so with hearts filled with love and respect for him , we bade him good
bye and took off for Nepal. Our little plane tore the skies and within a short
time began to hover over the Himalayan valley. Nepal, alive with the
reminiscences of our young days, greeted us with open arms. Reunion with old
friends and acquaintances, mostly occupied our time. On the 'Buddha Purnima", we
went to Swayambhu Nath Boudh vihar". The place looked busy because of the
festive occassions. When the King made an appearance in the ' Anand Kuteer' ,
for a moment the past memories overwhelmed us. But the meeting with Surya
brought us back to the present. We spent few days with Surya and then returned
to my cave in the Himalayas. Alfred stayed in my cave for some days supped
nature's pristine beauty and then returned to his country. After many years
Mahant Avaidynath invited me to Gorakhnath temple to participate in Mahant
Digvijaynathji 's ' Jayanti' celebtrations. I went to Gorakhpur to be part of
the celebrations. the ' Math )(monastry) was, as I had anticipated, filled with
Mahatmas and scholars. In the huge hall of the library, men and women sat in
silence listening to discourses on religion, yoga, Purana and the glories of our
ancient civilisation. It was a memorable event.
The crowd swelled considerably on the day of the 'Yoga
camp' . The 'Sabha Bhavan' was packed with enthusiastic people. Many 'yogis'
graced the platform of the lecture hall. Ayodhya ;Lal Sukh Bhaiya was the chair
person of the occassion. Nepal's yogi Narhari nath and Shivanathji from Orissa
spoke eloquently on ' yoga ' . I was not one of the speakers, because I was not
accustomed to public speaking. On this ground the organisers relieved me from
Lal Sukh Bhaiya was expert in ' Khaichari Mudra' (action).
He was an endearing man and I could not resist his charm. He helped me in
breaking my barriers regarding ' public speaking' . And circumstances turned me
into a speaker. Prof. Parshuram asked some questions on yoga in a challenging
tone. Excitement and then silence, enveloped the 'Sabha Griha' people began to
give free reign to their speculations. Mahant Aviadyanath threw at me a
meaningful glance. Lal Sukh Bhaiya and Nar Harinath also came forward and
persuaded me to answer the questions. I forgot about my earlier hitch and
climbed the stage to give logical ansers to the queries of the Professor. My
approach was practical for I resorted to alegebric formula to exploain the
intricacies of yoga. I also presented the scientific interpretation of yoga. And
thereby established a kinship between science and yoga. In order to corroborate
my theories I cited the yogis and Mahatmas who still lived in the Himalayan
caves in the state of samadhi and were thousands of years old.
Indulgence in such 'logic' has become a fashion. Whether a
person knows or not, he has the habit to refer to the scientific validity of
statement. Vedas and Puranas are also quoted and misquoted in a casual manner
which expose his shallow knowledge and denigrate the ancient. Further the
'little knowledge' pushes him into arguments the so called logic traps him in
Intellectuals often tend to wander in this direction. They
are deeply buried in the books, and have forsaken, the 'faith. Whatever they
have read in the books, they want to see in the parctical form. Knowledge derive
from books is everything to them. Such 'self delusions' only takes them farther
from 'truth'. Even, they talk about god in the intellectual strain of the books.
'Yoga' is also treated by them in the similar manner. They want to see the
authenticity of yoga exhibited in creative acts. If the answers do not match the
parameters which are formed by them they continue to wander like lost persons.
There is a great difference between creative literature and 'knowledge', in its
On Parshuram Singh's insistence, I left my Himalayan abode,
and went to Padrona, in Uttar Pradesh. Under the auspice of the citizens of
Padrona a function was organized in the 'Faculty of science' of the degree
college where I was invited to demonstrate my yogic feats. I buried myself under
the earth, and offered my body for scientific investigation. Besides this I was
the Prof's guest and stayed with him in his house which was within the college
campus. This gave me an opportunity to survey the status of education from close
quarters. Today Politics has polluted schools and colleges alike. This college
is not an isolated case, but all the educational institutions are more or less
in the vice like grip of politics. The way wardness of youth is primarily, due
to the interference of local political leaders. They exploit the fiery youth to
fulfill their vested interests.
Why do they want to destroy this land of Rishis and Munis?
India embellished by holy karmas of the elevated Maha Purush is gradually
crumbling down. The creation of various classes-high and low, majority and
minority, have made this nation hollow. Strikes, demonstrations, violence and
arson have given a jolt to our country. The political goons are behind such
destructive activities. Religious and Political leaders sometimes play an active
role in throwing the country out of gear.
The general restlessness that pervaded the atmosphere
inspired me to take a 'Sankalp' So I changed the course of my thoughts to stir a
new consciousness amongst the people, which will be for the betterment of the
country. I gave a clarion call to the people to assemble at one place of
'Yagna'. The objectives of the yagna were lined in the following order - (1) To
change the thought processes of human being. (2) To cleanse the environmental
pollution. (3) To check growing criminal tendencies and give a new direction to
youth. (4) To make man aware of his existence. (5) to inspire man to awaken the
dormant power which is lying within him. (6) To bring to a halt the criminal
activities which cause much sufferings to innocent citizens. (7) To affect
positive changes in the evil thought processes of people who are involved in
destructive activities, so that, they begin work for constructive causes.
My sankalp contained all the above listed objectives. It
was a 'Sankalp' of "thought", 'words', and "creativity". My speed, emotions, and
my thoughts began to flow in this direction and I came down to live among the
local people. Subsequently I began to lead a life dominated by social norms. In
a detached fashion befitting an ascetic, I began to work within the social
circle. My emotions were my speed and my thoughts were my 'Kriya' (actions).
Thus armed, I set out to fulfil my objectives.
Men and women began to arrive in 'Padroana' from distant
places. The friction of my thought began to take shape in the apparent increase,
in the gathering of people. I began to listen to their problems ranging from
personal, domestic, social physical and religious. I even solved their problems
with the help of my personal experiences and 'yoga' 'Time' helped the speed,
Nature gave its co-operation, space did the curative act and 'Vayu' or (air)
carried out the dissemination. Water, and Fire became the rightful medium.
Many chronic incurable cases like cancer, heart disease,
blood sugar, blood pressure, stomach ailments etc were cured by me either
through 'Yoga' or by 'flowers', My methods were full of surprises and were
discussed by big and sundry. 'Positive' and negative opinions were hurled upon
'samadhi' and yagna. Today, science has started interfering is every aspect of
life. And intellectuals give due credit to science but not to man. Their
attitude only reveals one thing that man can be wrong but 'science' is
infallible. The comparison between 'man' and machine is the obvious result of
such an attitude, and the scales tilt in the favour of machine. Further this
'attitude' has seriously jeopardised the potential of 'man'. And because of
this, man naturally turns to science in every situation.
Similar situation cropped up in 'Padraona' also Modern
scientists openly condemns 'Yagna' and 'Aahuti' as useless and a sheer waste of
time. Since they are unable to understand the efficacy of these, they call them
unscientific. But my dear scientists and intellectuals : Try to understand why
these offerings (Aahuti), which are good for our bodies, are made everyday? If
these are useless then why one uses different ingredients for different
'Aahuti'. These questions should be seriously pondered.
Who are you? What are your needs and for whom? The 'Karmas'
which you are performing only desires or something else? Do you want to live
only for eating, drinking and sleeping or some higher aspirations. Whatever you
are doing, be it your country, betterment of mankind, family or for your
children, what is the feeling which is motivating you for these actions? Even if
it is a selfish interest, It is directly or indirectly related to some one. Had
it not been related to anyone it would not have found expression and its
culmination in the form of the desired result. This is a universal phenomenon,
the only difference is that each one wants to act in the different suitable
Word is Mantra, and Mantra is 'Sankalp' 'Word' is the
'Parinithi (result) 'Abhivyakt' (expression), 'Bodh' (cognition) and
inspiration, which rises from emotion (creativity and action). Inspiration is
the 'source' which is 'physical, mental and 'eternal'. Gatiee (speed) is Shakti
(power) and vice a versa. Shakti is the Aahuti (offering), And (aahuti) is the
'sankalp'. The revealed Jagat is the - action, Prakriti, Purush and a 'Vikalp of
all the probable events, which are either visible or invisible.
Let us take the example of your laboratory, you always need
a formula to prove your point. But words are required for the expression. And
these words lend it emotion and speed, and help in drawing the inference.
Doctors, Engineers, administrative officers, Farmers etc - all professions
require a certain amount of resolve for the right results. The resolution to do
something is the 'Sankalp'. In order to express the resolution words will be
required. And these words are in the simple languages. And Mantras are the
'Sutras' or the formula. Therefore, in the light of the above statement I can
say that you are not beyond 'Mantras'.
When something is poured into something it is called
'Aahuti'. Mantras are used to perform the 'Aahuti, and which also give the
cognition of the result. The 'kaaran' (cause) and 'Karya' (action) of the entire
universe is hidden in the 'Mantras. There are different ways of performing this
'act' (Aahuti). Yogi, Aavadhoot, Tantrika, and Sadhak, follows their very own
ways to perform this ritual. The procedure of 'Aahuti' is connected with
different rituals. The ingredients also vary, and the difference in the quantity
for a particular reason is also observed. And lastly the most important is the
difference in Mantras. For, the fulfilment of every different 'wish' there is a
corresponding Mantra And these 'Mantra's are carried out in their characteristic
manner. Time, date, place and stars also play an important role.
In the day today, life we also select a date and time to do
any work. A decision precedes any action. A lot of effort, hectic activity is
necessary to achieve the desired result. One has to give the 'Aahuti' of
'something' to achieve "something". A 'thought' gives man the reason to think.
An inspiration invokes the thought. The thought recieves its Gatee (speed) from
shakti and 'Aahuti' of self generates the shakti (power). No work can ever be
possible without 'Aahuti' of any sort. When the fusion of 'shakti' and thought
takes place, the possibilities of action begin to emerge. It can also indicate
the related result. If 'Aahuti' has no relation to the result, then how else can
man 'achieve' any result from his action? Every situation, invention, creation,
and destruction, need a 'sutra' or formula, And 'action' needs a specific
country,'Kaal' (time) and a particular situation. There are different types of
'sutras' for different situations. And the attainments can form the sutras.
'Sutras' and Mantras are one and the same. Til, Dhoop and Jaio (Barely) are the
ingredients which provide the medium. The 'Havan' kund is of various shapes and
sizes. And it can be compared to a laboratory. The 'Aahuti' accompanied with
Mantras is indicative of a particular 'action' (work).
The entire procedure should be watched carefully, and a
note should be made of the ingredients which are used during the chanting of a
particular 'Mantra'. The entire scenario resembles that of a laboratory where
necessary precautions are taken for the experiment.
A farmer ploughs the field before giving the 'Aahuti' of
seeds, a driver makes the car ready before driving it. These example have been
cited to drive home the point that a Aahuti always leads to an accomplished
result. Similarly, in an 'Aahuti', the chanting of the 'mantras' activate the
vibrations, breaks and affects their fusion. It leaves a special impact on the
very vibrations for which the chanting is being done. When Sulphur dioxide is
acted upon by calcium, or the oxygen and hydrogen when come together, they
release a result by fusion of disintegration. This analogy can be applied to the
chanting of mantras because in the space all the shaktis (energies) are present
in the form of gases or tatvas (elements). The energy from the nucleus of the
space is not enough we are getting energy from some other source also. What all
can be obtained from solar energy? Under the blue sky as we have seen many
activities are being carried out. Have we ever thought about the invisible hand
who is behind the entire drama? Who is accelerating all your actions? If the
sceptics can find as answer to these question then automatically, the
significance of Aahuti and yagna will also be understood by them.
All the element are present in the space in their Tan
mantras, and these Tanmantras have the three fold 'Gunas'- Satta, Raja, Tama.
The three Gunas of the Tanmantra disintegrate into five astral (Suksmna) and
physical bhoots (elements) and operate in this 'Jagat' in the form of light,
kriya (work), state (by nature), Bhuj and Indriya are its manifestation.
This Jagat contains shabd (word) Gandha (smell), sparsh
(touch), Roop (beauty), Rasa (senses). In the physical world the Suksmna ( the
astral) can be divined whereas the physical is hidden in the Suksmna which we
cannot see it. The awareness of the astral is in the physical world, and suksmna
is lost in the physical. The research enthusiast can establish a contact with
the astral through the medium of physical activities of the Aahuti.
The smoke of the 'Yagna' does not cause any environmental
pollution. It has such fragrance that a passer by cannot resist its magnetic
quality. For months, people can offer Aahuti in the 'yagna kund'. The 'Aahuti'
smoke like the other smoke does not have any adverse effect on our lungs. The
tanmantras of the suksmna Tatva's lend this unique quality to the 'yagna
A yogi gives the 'Aahuti' of 'pran' into 'Aapan' and
'Aapan' into 'Pran'. Yogi, tantrik, 'Mantrik', contemplate the welfare of
mankind in general. Sometimes through the medium of ;'Yagna' good or bad effect
can be inflicted on a man or a nation. Therefore the ancient heritage of India
should not be shunned as insignificant orthodoxy. 'Aahuti' is the very basis of
our culture and civilization, and the future of our country is hidden in it. Our
country men should unhesitantly support and participate such religious rituals -
yagna etc. If some one is cheating you in the name of religious 'yagna', do not
give up your patience, retribution surely awaits him.
'Yagnas' are of different types, but only 'satwick' ones
should be performed. 'Satwick' 'yagna' or vedic yagna enjoys supremacy in the
list of 'yagnas'. But, unfortunately, 'Tantrik Yagnas' are day by day becoming
increasingly popular. These 'Yagnas' are designed for the attainment of a
particular siddhi and if it can bring good to one person it can also do the
reverse on the other person. The greed for personal fame and wealth has goaded
these men to connive with political leaders and perform 'yagnas' of this nature.
These men are unmindful of the fact that their nefarious activities are causing
damage to the nation. The Tantrik 'yagnas' are preferred by politically
ambitions people because they believe that they can get the seat of power by the
'siddhis' of the Tantriks. Such 'yagnas' are by and large not beneficial,
because though the incumbent attains his objective, yet his life is not free
from miseries of various kinds. Achievement of this kind are not long lasting.
The Tantrik Maha Purush too do not lead a steadily happy life. Death is a
painful experience to them.
I have spent a lot of time in the company of Tibetan
Tantriks. They always advised me to keep away from this practise, for dark
dangers lurk in this. But my persistent requests forced them to teach me the
nuances of the art I experimented on my siddhis for the sake of experience but
never adopted them. I was always a yogi, and will remain stead fast on my
People who go in for Tantrik Yagna's, invoke the astral
powers of Satanic tendencies, and the corresponding stars and planets. The
attainments of such yagnas are temporary. They can always be revoked by another
Tantrik of better endowments. A 'sadhak' of satwick 'gunas' can always undo all
the Tantric Kriyas or activities. And if he is a yogi then the Tantrik is more
vulnerable to his powers. Therefore I wish to appeal to all the Tantriks, that
they should abstain from practises which can endanger their nation and utilize
their siddhis for beneficial purposes. Polluted thought can one day, rebound,
and cause the death of the perpretrator.
Today, Tantriks are busy in victimizing each other. The
competitions among Tantriks is like a 'mad race'. Finally, they surrender to
their 'Karmas', and die a painful death. All the wealth and fame, which they
have accumulated through this negative practise is left behind.
Every Tantrik virtually stands on the verge of death. Since
he invokes 'Kali' he can easily become her victim. 'Samadhi' released a new
consciousness in 'Pardraona'. There was a marked decrease in lawlessness, and
the general public heaved a sigh of relief. The disparity between rich and poor
began to diminish gradually.
. The flowing waters of holy ganga purify the dirty
Nallhas. Men and women from all religions and all walks of life, can take a dip
in the free flowing Ganges. I tried to flow like the river Ganges and spread the
message of peace, equality, and harmony.
I often saw Ramjan Miyan wandering on the banks of the river.
He came to my lodgings and began to communicate with me with his thought
vibrations. He was an extra ordinary sadhak, happily lost in his 'Malang'
(personality). The children of Padraona, innocently called him (pagal) madman
and teased him. He had liberated himself from all the 'Vritis' (propensities)
and now he dwelt in his self. My involvement with the problems of local people
appealed to him and he not only gave me a mute applause, but also encouraged me
to keep up the good work in future also.
Incidentally I came in contact with some people whom I had
known in the past. The agonized souls told their pitiable tales. Ramjan Miyan
acted as an innocent by stander,did not speak a word, except occasional bursts
of laughter. I revealed the importance of this elevated soul, who roamed around
Padraona in the guise of a mad man. Hence onward the people of Padraona began to
treat him with reverence. Ramjan Miyan moved around the place with no clothes.
He was instrumental in sending agonized, deranged souls to me for consultation
and solace. In this way, I was able to offer tranquility to distraugjht minds.
One of them was 'Arun Rai' who was going through a period of mental and
emotional instability. Inspite of goddess Jagdamba's blessings, he found himself
entangled in the emotional stress. He suffered from fear psychosis, and all his
attempts at surfacing from the turbulence proved futile. Ramjan Miyan discerned
his potential and fore saw great future for him. The fakir's prediction came
true and Arun Rai, in due course came to be known as Swami Nityananda.
Nityanandji's contribution to yoga are well known. In the Himalayas, he enjoyed
Maha - avtar Baba's grace, and began to reside in sukha devi "Kukucheona".
I gave a new direction to an otherwise lethargic existence
of 'Padarona's citizens. Consciousness of 'self' was the crux of most of my
discourses. The desire for 'Diksha' arose even in the hearts of very small
children. And Inspired by an internal force they took to chanting of Mantras.
Men and women from all sections of society came to me to take 'Diksha'. Younger
generation's enthusiasm regarding 'Diksha' and 'self' awareness surpassed
everyone else's. The future of a nation, whose youth is so enthusiastic about
'self' can never be bleak.
'Inspiration from society' ----- My successful sojourn in
'Padoarona' inspired me to do more work for people. I began to muse - "Will I be
able to work effectively from my Himalayan abode? Up till now I have been shying
away from society, but now I have realized that I should give something to
society". If one out of hundred adopts my line of thinking he can create at
least hundred followers. Motivated by this vision I stepped out of my cloister
and began to mingle with people. My objective is to spread the message of the
lofty souls of Himalaya. Whether people listen to me or not is not my concern, I
am only interested in conveying what Himalayas, rivers and mountains have taught
Modern man think on two lines, because, he is influenced
simltancously by two thought vibrations. In the competition of egostical
personalities, the desire to browbeat the other is always present. Various
inventions of science have trapped man in an explosive situation. He is over
awed by this, and wants to escape from the tentacles of science. He is now
mentally ready to listen to Himalaya's message of peace.
'Man' wants, now to halt his scientific activities, because
they are showing destructive tendencies. It is still not very late, we can take
due precautions to ward of the probable dangers. All our actions are pre -
decided and the possibilities for their fruition are definite. The decision to
carry out an action is also taken before hand. If something happens to one man,
it is not necessary that the same will happen to another man. But whatever a man
thinks, 'thoughts' have a connection with another man's thoughts. This
connection gives rise to a sequence of events which lead to the desired end. If
this connection would'nt have existed, the (Ghatana Kram) or the sequence of
events would'nt have been there at all.
Over come with weariness, man is in search of a respite. He
is waiting for something to happen. And efforts are being made to give a
tangible shape to this 'something' Here in lies the possibilities of 'change' so
that the future can have new dimensions, new consciousness.
The understanding of the efficacy of my 'samadhi' and the
'new' dimensions can enable any man to guide his brethren in future - I am not
working for a particular community or nation. I am a 'Sanyasi',I live in the
mountains, and the label of a cast or a creed is not attached to me. I work for
the entire human kind.
Sankalp is 'Shakti' (power) and the entire shristi
(creation) is its result. I go into 'Samadhi' with a particular 'sankalp'.
Samadhi is the ultimate stage of yoga. My blessings are for one and all. You
give me your cooperation and in return I will give you peace and happiness.
I am a sanyasi, and I am beyond the man made rules.
'Insult' and 'fame' cannot affect me. I do not have a hankering for a child of
my own, wealth, and family. I am beyond pain and suffering. I am a sadhu, and I
dwell within my 'self'. A sadhu doesnot know anyone except 'Tyamshi (you are
you) Pragyan Bramha (all knowledgable Bramha) and Ayam Atma (the soul). The
merger with 'Bramha Asmi' enables him to know the 'Bramhand' in totality.
I do not speak lies. Whatever I want to say I speak
spontaneously I only know one thing that my talks do not hurt anyone. The chief
contention of my 'talks' is to give Ananda (bliss) to my listeners. Even the
abuses which are hurled upon me do not discourage me. If my listeners derive joy
from criticizing me, they can indulge freely in such talks. I have dedicated, my
life to the cause of human happiness. No amount of criticism can destroy me
because I am a sadhu, and am Vidheh (beyond bodily harm). The man who is housed
within the bodily frame cannot be harmed either physically or emotionally.
My 'love' is different from the love human beings feel. My
'love' does not have the commonly experienced emotions, like - affection,
idealism etc. My 'love' contains the cognition of 'lord' our father.
A 'sadhu' man, will have a sadhu like personality. An
intellectual,with depths can easily discern the 'sadhu' personality of a man. A
sadhu can never cheat anyone because, cheating never comes to him. May be you
are at fault, and in order to hide that fault, you provoke that sadhu to behave
in that particular manner. All 'sadhus' are not frauds. It is for you to decide
whether I am a true sadhu or just an imposter in the dress of a sadhu. There is
a vast difference between a sadhu and sadhuta (actions of a sadhu). The one who
cheated you is also a man, and the one who has come to give you something is
also a man. now you have to decide who is a genuine sadhu.
A true sadhu symbolizes sacrifice. He is not interested in
monetary gains. He will merely request food from you to appease his hunger. And
if he stays with you, he will always remain in his vrittis. The involement with
an imposter in the guise of sadhu only reveals your selfish interests. When he
begins to ask for money, why don't you challenge his 'sadhuta'. Only guilible
people are duped by such frauds. Why do you pay in the name of religion? Surely
you want to enrich your account of good karmas.
I have often observed that men who are rich prefer to give
large donations to sadhus of equal standing, but snub hungry beggars. This
hypocriacy is practised by a large section of elitist class. No one can involve
a true sadhu too long in the creation of a temple or a Ashram. His movements
cannot be controlled by anyone. I have gone through the similar experience since
the time I began to live among people I have faced many contradictory
situations. There are people who want me to go back to my caves. And when I
retire to my cave they call me selfish and escapists. They neither want me in
the cave nor living admist people. We can understand such ambivalence very well,
but we feign ignorance.
The helplessness of men forces him to act in this
thoughtless manner. And sometimes, anti-social element are behind such
irresponsible utterances. When a childless couple comes to us, and seeks our
blessings for a child, we contact the souls of the astral and request them to
take birth. In this context I wish to stress the point that a soul has no
genders. We invoke the soul to go through the cycle of karmas, by entering the
womb of a particular woman. In this incantation we are not concerned with the
sex of the child. But if the child is a boy there is a lot of jubilation, and if
a girl enters into this world the 'Baba' is not spared.
Now frankly, you must tell us, "what we can do, so that we
are not subjected to unjust criticism?" Why is the sadhu blamed for untoward
happenings? People are happy when their desires are fulfilled, and they rave
about our greatness. And if the situation is otherwise, we are denigrated
'Man' functions with the 'negative' and the 'positive'
attitudes. But I work with a single aim - to spread my message. If you feel that
my talks are beneficial, you can follow them or if you find them useless you can
forget about them. I renounced my brother, sisters, friends, my palatial
mansion, all the wealth, broke the rules of the society for one specific aim -
to free myself from all encumberances. Therefore no one can control my
'Sadhu' takes the vow of 'truth'. 'Truth' is sadhu, But
there are many 'Mahatamas who, though live in isolation, do not speak the
'truth', They move around in the atmosphere of lies. It is their 'karma' which
has forced them to renounce their families and move around in the borrowed guise
of a sadhu. Such action, only furtherdegrade their 'Karmas', whenever I come
across a sadhu or a sadhvi: I am swept by a feeling of reverence. The minute I
realized that they have petty 'karmas', I feel very sorry for them because they
are deliberately forgoing the chance of 'self' correction.
I can get the inkling of future events. Despite this, many
people unhesitantly lie to me. I merely laugh at their foolishness, because -
they are misusing the human life by indulging in deciet and other vices. The
'Sanskars' of their previous life fail to inspire them righteously. Instead of
blaming them or their social background I leave everything to time. 'Man' has
to, finally, follow the dictates of time.
If one wins, the other has to lose this is the law of
'Nature'. And in this game sadhu does not figure, therefore it is sheer
immaturity to blame a sadhu for things which have not fructified. 'A' sadhu,
merely tells the ways and means to achieve the objective, the person concerned
if wants to succeed he should follow his instructions.
In 'Semara' one day while I sat in Jintendra Singh's house,
I began to experience unusual nostaligic feelings. The 'past' seemed to revolve
around me, and familiar sights and sounds began to emerge fitfully. I felt as
though I was being engulfed by the tidal waves of memories. Again and again the
image of my offectionate mother came before my eyes, and a whole gamut of silent
memories surfaced. I hasitly packed up and left for Padroana. When I reached
'Padroana' a pleasant surprise awaited me in the form Raja Chandra, Pratap
Narayan Singh, my father. This stunned me momentarily. The memories of my past
had materialised in the unscheduled arrival of my father. For the first time
after the lapse of sixteen years I began to think about my family, because I had
taken the vow that I will only meet my mother at the time of her final depature.
And that day a strong urge to see her, began to nudge me. I some-how over came
these urges by my stocism and left for "Sahenag Parshuram Dham", the holy land
of 'Parshuram' Life began to run smooth, uneventful course. One day as I gave
audience to a huge gathering, Hridaynathjee appeared on the scene I could not
recognize him at first, and when I did, he began to weep bitterly. The lion like
personality, was, a broken man. When I consoled him, he composed himself and
said,- "we are flowers of the same branch, but we are vastly different from each
other. I am enjoying the wealth of the family, whereas you are begging for alms.
You are endowed with superior sanskars, and I am lost like an aimless wanderer.
You do not have the material wealth, but you have obtained the state of 'Param
Anand'. You are happy with your present state, But I am miserable, I am aware of
your spiritual advancement, but when I see you as a yogi I feel immensely sad.
With these words he started crying all over again.
This time I took charge of the situation and said, -
"Please stop crying like a child, because your tears cannot lead me toward's
''Maya'. We are the flowers of the same branch but all the flowers are not
offered to 'Lord'. Every human is endowed with 'Sanskar' which are not always
alike. As a result, our paths are different. I have achieved my aim, and this
aim has become my dharma or my way of life.
Hriday Narayan is my elder brother, and I am the youngest
child. When he invited me to 'Sasaram' (my birth place) I became a little
tongue-tied. He at once intervened and said, "Buddha too visited his home town
and initiated his sister and son into Buddhism, Even you should visit 'Sasaram'
and teach your close kins the importance of 'self'. A short visit will make our
father immensily happy. Mother too is very keen to meet you".
I was in deep dilemna. My brother in desperation confronted
Prashuram Singh and said - 'Do you know that he is my youngest brother?" Once he
was a pilot, but now, he has renounced the world and become a yogi, kindly
convince him to come to Sasaram so that we can also redress our 'sanskaras'
through his 'Diksha' (initiation).
Hridaynathji wanted to extract a promise from me. I did not
give in immediately, but pondered for sometime, and when I felt that something
might come up I said - 'Time will take me there' I am free from all attachments.
I had thought about this meeting, and so it has happened. Similarly my visit to
Sasaram will happen. "I can assure you".
The 'Tapo Bhumi' was full of reminiscenses of past.
Devaraha Baba's land, on the banks of Saryu, was quite close to this place. The
evening was rosy with the setting of the sun when I transmitted my respect to
Devaraha Baba through my though vibrations.
In response a booming voice rang in the air - "The wave
will come son-the wave. Your lord is before thee bow to him". The voice echoed
and re-echoed in the atmosphere, as though many sound vibrations have fused
together. It was the blessing of 'Devaraha Baba which he had showered upon
Sant Shiromani Devaraha Baba's one sentence spoke volumes.
In simple words he had expressed the concept of entire 'yoga'. The 'Chetana Maha
Purush' poured his love effortlessly in the flowing waters of 'Ganges' The wave
will come-what kind of wave? Wave of the ocean, river, atmosphere, sensousness,
or the life of excitement, 'Lahar' or the 'wave' can havedifferent connotations.
One wave rises when the full moon shines, there is another wave which excites
human beings. The love between man and woman is the result of a particular
'wave'. The wave which brings about 'self realization' in humans, and gives them
'supreme bliss' is the spiritualism.
You must be familiar with the 'Lahar' (Waves) of'Yoga'
which rises in the form of 'awakened 'Kundilini'. And when it comes as a tide
one can see the entire 'Bramhand'.
Waves always create a turbulence be it an oceanic wave or
waves of rivers. The waves of human consciousness give warning to man that he is
something more than an ordinary mortal.
The ebb and flow of the waves of the motion present a
strange scene. These waves touch the shore and again recede, they are as though
in search of an Ananda or bliss. The 'Jiva atma' too is in search of bliss in
this life which is like a sagar or ocean. It's search continues, till it finds
the 'Param - Ananda' - the ultimate objective.
The awakened kundalini brings in the feeling of
renunciation in a 'Jiva'. Thereby, 'Jiva' plays with the waves of 'Anand'. This
'Lahar' (wave) of 'Ananda' can be either linked to Lord Vishnu, Shiva or Bramha
like Aaakash (sky). The desire to burn like fire for the good of mankind, is
also a Lahar of its own kind.
These waves of 'prakriti'or nature stand for creation. The
two ' Lahars' ( waves)nameley the 'Aapan' and the 'pran' fuse and by virtue of
yoga present the entire Bramhand to the ' Jiva '. The yogi can control these
Lahars'and revel in the eternity of Brahanand Devaraha Babais words that a new
wave of consceiousess will sweep the world, had the prophetic ring.
' Devaraha Baba' was born in a Umaria, a small village almost
one hundred and sixty years ago. When he was only sixteen years old, he was
swept by the wave of vairagya or renuciation. He was 'Devkali Dubey,before he
became Devaraha Baba as a tender youth he immersed himself in the glory of lord
Krishna, Lord Rama and Vishnu .In the field of spiritulism he occupies avery
respctable place.Ganga inspired him to disseminate his Knlowledge from her
banks. By virtue of his intense penance, Devaraha Baba is on the pinnacle of
spiritualism. Baba explored the entire 'Bramhand' from the very banks of the
holy ganges. His spiritualism embraced the entire humanity and the 'Antariksha '
(space) . He found his 'Loka parlok' in his service to humanity. The 'gods'
began to bow to him and Gandharavas,Kinnars showered flowers on him..The entire
knowledge of Vedas and Puranas flowed from him in an effortless manner. People
sought him for solace, and his name became synonymous with help of every Kind.
Great politicians like Nehru,Pant and Rajendra Prasad went to him for guidance.
He has made unforgetable contributions to 'yoga '.
I fused my thoughts with Baba's thoughts and began to
clearly see the activities which were happening on his shore. I saw him handing
over some fruits to the industrialist Girija Shanker khaitan.He requested
Mr.Khaitan to hand over the basket to me.
I was overwhelmed to recieve the prasad,because this was in
the form of Baba's blessing.While I toyed with the apple,I could see Baba's
glimpse in it.The image grew bigger, and withthin no time he stood before me.
But the revelation was momentarry for it faded very soon. After I had eaten the
apple I entered my cave and went into samadhi.. Thereafter, I proceeded to
Devaraha Baba's Ashram where I met an extraordenary person who was worried about
the National politics. Devaraha spoke to her consolingly. Her face had the glow
of hope, and new sequence of events began to take shape. The person was none
other then ' Indira Gandhi ' who had gone to ' Baba ' for his guidance and
advice. I stayed on the banks of Saryu for sometime, and then returned to my
cave. When I came out of my cave it was already morning and there was a general
hustle and bustle in the surroundings. Hriday Narayan Singh left Sasaram with a
hopeful heart. I took a bath, and as per the plan entered the samadhi before
thousands of onlookers.