Since I can remember spirituality has always been a subject of deep interest for me. In my enduring quest to find and realize God, I have walked many paths in search of the ultimate Truth, interacted with many like-minded aspirants, read numerous spiritual and inspirational books and spent uncountable hours introspecting and questioning. I was strongly influenced by the lives of saints, heroes and great characters from history – people who had an indomitable spirit and those men who never gave up. Over the years, all that I have learnt and imbibed on this ever-new, ever-fresh path to God has been systematically engrained in my mind, but it never found an opportunity to express itself.
Prior to one of her birthdays in May 2008, my loving daughter Mandira, made a sweet request to me for “a road map to go through life” as a birthday present. That’s when I decided to put into writing some of my key lessons in spiritual awakening and learning which I felt would act as a guiding light for her now and later. That’s how this blog came into being.
In its present form, the blog has been divided into six sections A,B,C,D,E and F.
Celebrate Life was primarily addressed to my daughter and was written from May 2008 to May 2009. Posts in this section are of preparatory level. The last 4 posts in this section are crucial as they form the crux of all that has been mentioned in the preceding posts. They summarize the aim and purpose of spirituality and the unfolding and evolution of our Spirit.
The section Door to heaven was started in August 2009. This contains posts of a more advanced nature. You may therefore feel the need to refer back to some posts written in Celebrate Life to get a better understanding of what is being written currently. In many cases you will find that the posts have been written in a sequential manner and this will be indicated in the title. Each post is however, complete in itself and can be read independently as well. I have tried to keep my writing style simple and easy to follow as I believe simplicity has its own charm and beauty.
Segment C titiled Life Sacred has references and reflections of my pilgrimage to holy Mt. Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in July and Aug of 2010. It was wrapped up on 10th of Sept’11 with the post ‘Why is it mandatory to have a Divine Guru-I & II? I had touched upon topics of Consciousness and SuperConsciousness as well as our relation with Mother Earth. The post ‘The state of Super Consciousness-II’ has the biography of Shri Mahavatar Babaji and should interest all the devotees and disciples of his.
They are more thought provoking and reflective in nature. Hope you will savour them and realize the eternal truths embedded in them. They are aimed at advancing seekers and serious ones who wish to know and unfold undiluted fragrance from the lotus-petals of eternal knowledge and truth.
Segment D titled ‘Our lost rich heritage’ began on 10.11.11 . This segment is about reviving our past lost rich heritage from the spiritual view point. The beginners can refer the home page and the first three articles titled ‘Our lost rich heritage–I, II & III to get started for this particular segment. Part-I has many visuals of the heritage sites I visited and the later part, part- II pays more attention to knowedge of occultism, death, life after death and reincarnation and how to use this knowledge to enhance our future lives. The last posts are the posts which describe how I made an unsuccessful attempt to meet Shri Mahavatar Babaji at Badrinath mountains and my spiritual evolution in this whole process. The posts in the end of this segment are full of illumination.
Segment-E started on 10.10.12 is called New Light, New Life has the first post with the same title. The next three posts are a continuation of my experiences and higher illumination after the foiled voyage to Babaji’s Badrinath Satopanth Ashram and are titled ‘I get a new life, a new light in Badrinath-I, II & III.
The blog has made a shift at this juncture with the post ‘A foreword before we take a new turn into our future spiritual training on this website.’
On 14.12.13 after a gap of three months, I restarted blogging after the previous segment was concluded and gave the name ‘God Within’ to the segment F. It is going on and at the appropriate time shall be concluded like before afetr about ten months or so.
This segment is going to contain topics covering and touching upon the time frame of millions or thousands of millions ago. The very ancient rishis or sages who had divine illumination at that time did not perish. They are still active and alive in the astral skies and are involved in the process of helping the sincere and deserving aspirants and devotees, mostly hidingly from their abode. Through mental telepathy in my meditations they are giving me rare insights which I share with people through my posts.
The level of spiritual knowledge in this segment will be of Prabhutva gyan or very blazing knowledge. It is meant for those people who have devotion and trust in themselves and the enlightened Teachers and are willing to accept the given knowledge and counsel with humility and love.
It was only with the blessings and guidance of His Holiness Sri Mahavatar Babaji, my Param Guru that I have been able to write in an uninterrupted flow. Many a times, He has told me subtly through mediums like intuition, dreams, clairvoyance, visions and telepathy about what to write. To write the posts that appear here, I have gone through periods of deep meditation, contemplation and great learning as well. Collecting all the knowledge that He bestows on me and encapsulating it in a concentrated form, has improved my concentration, ability to ponder over topics over extended periods of time and retention power tremendously. As I move along writing this blog, I feel grateful to have been bestowed with such blessings that have helped me touch new spiritual heights and deepened my knowledge of the worlds unseen.
I earnestly bow at His Lotus feet with all my gratitude and devotion. His divine nature and continuous spiritual guidance is the force behind my writing. I owe every word that I write to the Mahatma. Without His compassionate Grace and benevolence, my life would not have shaped up the way it has today.(Read –The way to surmount obstacles -I & How to surmount obstacles-II)
Babaji’s nature is very reclusive. He prefers to work from behind the scenes in silence and when He deems fit, he discreetly reveals himself to the devotees in many ways. My blog reflects his mission, his views on world affairs, humanity, sadhana, tapasya (spiritual efforts and penance) and the power and role of a Guru. Specific posts on Babaji-The Light of the world Sri Mahavatar Babaji-I & II, The process of liberation, Our lives are in our hands-II , The state of Super Consciousness-I. Those of you interested in his life history may read The state of Super Consciousness-II
And those of you who are new, kindly refer chapter 33 from Autobiography of a Yogi by Shri Paramhansa Yogananda-Babaji, the yogi Christ of India.
I hope that through these posts I am able to deliver what was asked of me. If there are any shortcomings, they are mine. Whatever is benevolent and beautiful, it is His.
If like me you too are a spiritual seeker trudging along the path of sadhana and tapas and wish to compare notes, then please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment on the post.
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With unconditional love from Babaji to all the readers.