My Love and Blessings to everyone of you! Today is a very special and beautiful day! Really speaking , everyday is special in the life of a human being. However when one knows oneself , or begin one’s journey to one’s own self , and one starts the journey to learn or understand about oneself, then everything about one’s life and the joy therein changes. In the real sense when we talk about the day of our birth , we mention the date we were born with great ease. However, in the spiritual sense, your birth takes place when you begin your journey to your own self. After taking human birth, the individual has no doubts or questions and is without desires and without preparations. He has no issues to tackle but as he keeps growing , and begins to comprehend and as he develops his understanding he gets involved in all the complexities of this world. The world is like an open book before him and in the desire to unveil more and learn more , he opens different pages and keeps progressing forward. In this pursuit to know more , somewhere he gets entangled with various subjective matters of the world and forgets the real purpose of his advent –that of knowing himself. Rare are those who make efforts to know themselves. It is said that when one has made a habit , it is very difficult to get out of that habit. Habits may be good or bad. Whatever the habit , it begins to run the individual’s life. In one’s habits directed towards recognizing one’s true self , some resort to namasmaran or chanting and some others to some other methods. However if we do not depend on our habits to govern our lives, and instead run our lives by ourselves , many new vistas open up to us.
In the last fifteen years I have had many experiences, experiences can be pleasant and unpleasant. Many unpleasant experiences taught important lessons of life. If we talk of God , God is onmipresent whom you see, listen, experience and about whom you think. In fifteen years, have I learnt many lessons/ From 2011, I have listened to every conflict going inside me and listened to the inner voice and experienced MY TRUE SELF. From them, my journey of life took a new turn.
Babaji’s journey of Self Realisation – Conversations at Potala guest house, Rasuwa, Nepal
It was on the evening of 25.June.2019 that Babaji gave an account of his journey to self-realisation. The assembled group of 37 devotees had undertaken the holy Kailash Mansorvar yatra with Babaji. They heard the story from Babaji and his elder brother Vishal.
Babaji: ….Colours were spread all over the room… They asked Swami, ‘Who will clean this?’ The room was filled with colours as was the bed. Babaji went upstairs to have food and then sat thinking ‘Well, Swami has spread colours in the room. Others will not help (the responsibility of cleaning the room is with Babaji for the last 15 years]. It takes an entire day to clean and Babaji gets tired cleaning the room. The bed is full of colours as are the photographs, the floor and every object in the room. Just imagine what the scenario would have looked like. And I [Babaji] sat thinking to myself ‘I cleaned the room, people have come with plates full of colours and now Swami has spread colours all over the room. So I came downstairs with the bhog [offering of food to God]’. There was a message from Swami that read ‘Please provide a table fan. I will clean the room myself. Tomorrow is the day for cleaning’.
In connection with this Yatra, I have a small message for all of you. I shall begin with a story. We have all heard of the great king Alexander the Great. Once, as he was casually passing by a village, he came across a Yogi seated there, holding a shiny, glittering object in his hand. The Yogi upon seeing Sikander tried to hide that glittering object from the king. Noticing this, the king asked the Yogi, why are you trying to hide from me that object which I have noticed already? What is that object?“, he asked of the Yogi. The Yogi replied, this object is a very precious and invaluable one. In fact, it is so very precious that all your wealth put together cannot match its value. The king replied, Okay, let us see what it is and if it really is as precious as you claim it to be. The Yogi went to add, this object is also a very heavy one! As a matter of fact, it is so heavy that the combined weight of all your wealth cannot match this object’s weight!
|| Om Namaha Shambhave || || Om Shri Gurubhyo Namaha ||
Babaji‘s Discourse on 7th June 2019
A swan has this ability to separate milk from water. Similarly, there is a title that saints or Guru’s bestowed with – Paramahansa. Not everyone is bestowed with the title of Paramahansa – there are certain qualities that need to be reflected within the Guru.
A disciple knows knows what he really is, how he views his Guru, what he thinks and believes about his Guru. Some Gurus wish to change qualities of a disciple for their own selfish reasons. They may praise you, or say you are great devotee. They may add something to you which may not be correct. However, a Paramahansa is a Guru who accepts you as you are. He has the ability to separate your good qualities from your bad qualities and show both of them to you. Paramahansa is a Guru who accepts you as you are. He accepts his disciple as he or she is with good as well as bad qualities.