Yesterday someone in the kirtan hall asked Babaji how to reach God, and He said, "It is only possible to reach God through Shunya, a state of 'absolute emptiness of the mind' and only the Yogi knows how to achieve it through meditation. God is beyond name and form."
~ From Book by Gaura Devi, close Babaji disciple who attended to Him called Fire of Transformation: My Life With Babaji.
By Elizabeth from Berlin
From Haidakhandi International Journal - Spring 2017
My husband, Ramananda was 75 years old at the time this occurred. He had been a student of Theosophy since he was 20. Because we knew almost nothing about Mahavatar Babaji at that time, my husband felt a resistance bowing in front of Him.
The next morning he said that Babaji had spoken to him in a Dream during the night, while Babaji's face came closer and closer.
He spoke: “I see, you have problems bowing in front of me. Just realize, that I am nobody and nothing. When you are bowing in front of me, you are in fact bowing in front of your own Higher Self!“ So there were no more problems bowing to Babaji after that.
Many of you know that Christmas was celebrated for the First time in Haidakhan in December, 1981. On Christmas Day, Babaji celebrated a Yagna (Fire ceremony) on Gufa-side. My husband told me later, what he had experienced during this ceremony:
The Sun was Shining brightly and people around the Fire were shouting “Swaha“ after every mantra, when Ramananda suddenly saw an extraordinary White Light around Babaji’s solar plexus. He felt almost blinded, but at the time realized there was Another Light coming from above.
This Light seemed to be 'even brighter' then the Sun. When he tried
to go deeper into this vision, he identified a figure that he knew as Jesus Christ, situated many meters right above Babaji. The Figure was Shining with an almost 'blinding light' out of His center like Babaji.
The Fire was burning; Babaji led us through the ceremony, acting in His own calm and steady way, when Jesus came down slowly until He paused about three meters above Babaji’s head. They were both like Shining Stars now.
Then, the Sun from above came down to melt into Babaji, until both
the Suns became ONE. At this moment, Jesus had vanished. Ramananda was holding his breath. He was in a state of ecstasy, but Babaji was going on with the Fire ceremony as if nothing at all had happened.
Meanwhile Ramananda heard the following words inside himself:
“Only if the Birth of Avatar Jesus happens 'Inside', will it be the meaningful Birth of Light at this time, which it is meant for all mankind.“
Now, of course, there was a question arising inside Ramananda: ‘what did Babaji intend to teach him with these words and visions?’ He came to the conclusion that Babaji’s Light prepares us for this birth to happen inside us, by purifying our hearts and minds.
To make sure that all this was more than just his own imagination, my husband was longing for Babaji’s confirmation. So during Darshan that evening he looked straight into Babaji's eyes, concentrating on the question:
‘Was that a REAL Vision?’
Babaji looked at him kindly, in a way that seemed to be motherly and fatherly at the same time, and He nodded slowly: giving him the confirmation he was asking for.
At that moment Ramananda saw Glowing Fire Circles in each of Babaji’s eyes that penetrated him deeper and deeper. He felt his 'Heart glowing' while he seemed to be endlessly unloading all that had been keeping him away from a deeper connection and understanding of God.
He felt blessed with the understanding that 'worshiping God outside' was not enough, it was time to Love God inside himself. That was probably the deepest Spiritual experience he ever had. Ramananda was certain that being in Babaji’s unconditional love had changed him profoundly.
Later that Evening he heard Babaji saying:
“Some of you will have a Vision of Christ. Take this as your Christmas gift."
Photo: Lord Haidiyakhandi Bhole Baba and Jesus Christ 🕉️
Meditation & Japa nama
In this dark age (Kali Yuga) the mind of man is
weak and restless from the first day of birth. Because of this, no one
is able to do the real practice of meditation anymore, but everyone can
pray and repeat and chant the name of the Lord, using whichever divine
name his religion teaches.
👪 One Universal Family 👪
~ 'The Teachings of Babaji'
"Everyone should forget nationality; we are one here. This is a universal family. Have no idea of separation of identity; discard feelings of separateness. Serve the people with mind, body, wealth, brain"
- Dec. 16, 1981
"I do not recognize castes and races. I behold only one humanity. I am working for mankind while here"
- June 21, 1982
"Shri Babaji teaches us about the unity of creation. We are all made from the five elements; we are all of one spirit. In all respects, we are one humanity, one human family. Limitations arise from political beliefs and world leaders who mold thinking to time, place and culture, thereby creating differences and separateness. The birthright of all mankind is to love and follow God. Limitations arise from erroneous human beliefs. Shri Babaji has appeared to illumine the minds and hearts of mankind, so that unity and harmony may be known to all.
- Oct. 30, 1982
The world requires fortitude. Become courageous and lead others to courage.
June 29, 1982
I want a world of brave and courageous people.
Aug. 17, 1982
Be brave and always walk on. there will be many mountains to cross, but do not stop until the goal is reached. Be strong and never feel disheartened.
Dec. 26, 1982
Walk on with courage and bravery. Go on working to improve humankind and establish the Path of Truth. I want a creation full of brave and courageous people and you should make the next generation brave and courageous too. I am against non-violence, that makes a human being a coward. Fight for truth! To face life, you must have great courage every day.
Jan 16, 1982
"... So all of you have to go beyond the fear of death and the hope of life and go on doing Karma Yoga. Karma Yoga is the only type of yoga that gives immediate results. Whatever you do in the morning, you can see the results in the evening, standing before you like a picture. The seeds sown in the morning sprout by the evening. The farmer harvests the results of his Karma Yoga after six months. Everyone does Karma naturally, no one can remain without it. We must perform those actions which will benefit others - and not only other people but the whole of Creation.
"It is of no use to give birth to millions of sheep. One hard working human being is enough to save the world. We must all become hard working and teach coming generations as well. All other forms of yoga come second only to Karma Yoga because the whole world is maintained by Karma. So practice Karma Yoga and progress. People in the world nowadays have become very cowardly. That is why we have to be courageous, adventurous.
Babaji would allow people to stay in His ashram for limited times, according to whatever that person needed to learn from Him. For some people it would be one day, other a few days, and for some, if they were lucky, a few weeks or even months. The intensity of energy, just being around Babaji, was sometimes overwhelming, and He would certainly “crack your ease”.
“Babaji’s ability to read my thoughts often amazed me to no end. At first, it scared the daylights out of me; then I found it amusing and even exhilarating; soon I got used to it. Everyone around me took it as a matter of fact that Babaji knew not only their thoughts, but their every activity and conversation, near or far away. I also experienced this phenomenon.
“It was during my second visit to Babaji that I suddenly felt that I was crazy to be there, so far away from home, away from my husband, my son, my work, my style of life, etc. I was out in the jungle with snakes, and with worms in my stool. I had insects biting me all night long. It was hot.
“I wondered, am I a masochist or what? What did I need all this for? So I decided to ask Babaji specifically what it is He can teach me. I thought to myself that if He could teach me teleportation, then it would be worth my while to endure the suffering.
“I gathered courage, for it had been recommended to me to never ask Him for anything. I had been told that He knows exactly what I need and that He would supply me with the appropriate teachings at the right time. Still, I asked Him, ‘What can you teach me, and can I learn teleportation?’
“He answered, ‘I can teach you how to be silent and how to obey my orders. You talk too much, I don’t like people that talk too much … you can leave tomorrow.’
“So I had to leave the next day. A part of me was happy, and a part was sad. I packed my luggage and was ready to leave. As I sat on the steps, waiting for the horse, after I had said goodbye to everyone, I closed my eyes and started to question myself: ‘Where did I go wrong? What did I do? All I asked was whether you could teach me teleportation.’
“What I heard in my mind was: ‘You have too many desires.’ ‘Aha! So that’s what it was,’ I thought. Okay, I was willing to let go of all my desires. I tuned inward to make sure that I meant it, and I saw a few desires here and there that I did not think I could let go of.
“I started repeating silently in my mind that I was now truly willing to give up all my desires. To make sure that I really meant it, I repeated it with my name. ‘I, Shdema, am willing to give up all of my desires.’ I felt that I was sincere. I opened my eyes and saw Babaji standing right next to me. He told me, ‘You can stay.’ I smiled and took my luggage back to my room.”
(Dr. Shdema Goodman, Psychologist, U.S.A., 1986. Extract from her book, Babaji, Meeting with Truth, at HaidakhanVishwa Mahadham, Page 64.)