Sunday, February 28, 2010

DARSHAN 2/27/2010

Swami talked about Holi & Gura Purnima (appearance day of Mahaprabhu Chaitanya), which is today, Feb 28, 2010. (Pre-darshan talk). There was a sweet scene in the latter part of the Darshan when Swami sat a little boy next to him in his chair as he continued giving blessings. Transcript of Swami's talk will be available the first part of this week. Picture of Chaitanya Celebration with Swami Vishwananda today - and - SRI KRISHNA CHAITANYA and JAYA JAYA SRI KRISHNA CHAITANYA Videos Below Darshan pictures. Chaitanya Celebration February 2010
with Swami Vishwananda



Saturday, February 27, 2010

ATMA KRIYA Question 3 - Gurudeva Video

"It was meant that people feel their heart more because nowadays the heart of people is more closed. They have opened more their mind, but closed their heart. They have let the computer take over...They forget that they are a living temple and that what gives them energy is the heart itself." -Swami Vishwananda
Swami Vishwananda Answers 11 Questions about ATMA KRIYA: (AK webpage Link)

See VBV Entries Febuary 25 – March 7, 2010
QUESTION 3 - See Below.

Where do the Atma Kriya Techniques come from?

Friday, February 26, 2010

11 Atma Kriya Questions - Swami Responds Via Videos

Swami Vishwananda Answers 11 Questions About ATMA KRIYA:
See VBV Blog Entries Febuary 25 – March 7, 2010
Question 1 - VBV Blog Entry:
Question 2 - Today, 2/26/2010, VBV Blog Entry Below:

Is it possible to develop a relationship with Babaji through Atma Kriya practice?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Letter from Mahavatar Babaji 2/25/2010

Beloved Friends,
When a friend asks for your help and you are able to give it; give it freely. In time, the desperation of people that presently is being felt universally within the world community will alleviate itself through time marching onward. It is my message to you today that I am ever with you. When the time comes for our Internet connection to be complete, you will understand why I have come to you in this way and at this time. For now, let us enjoy the opportunity to commune together as friends. It is said that “Birds of a feather flock together.” (Meaning; “Those of similar sensitivity congregate in groups).

Our connection through these blog entries stems from the Divine within each of us and the Soul Mission of Sri Swami Vishwananda. Connecting with the Divinity within ourselves and then spreading this Divine Love readily, freely and liberally everywhere and to everyone is a noble cause. Let it be that those of you who resonate from the heart with the mission of Swami Vishwananda do hereby volunteer to diligently go within yourselves and follow through with his teachings. That is all you need do to connect with the Divine. Love is all there is and this Divine Love will set you free when you truly remember that Love Is What You Are and Ever Will Be.

Lord Ram with Hanuman
I am Babaji of the Great Himalayas, the eternal mountains that send the breeze of humanity’s salvation ever directed toward the heart of each of you. Listen to the wind of Hanuman, Ram’s emissary of true devotion who whispers to you in the wind of time which you currently are existing within. Ride Hanuman’s wind of devotion on the back of Garuda, Vishnu’s Vahana, into tomorrow’s promise that now is your moment of salvation. Merge this wind of change into your tomorrows which forever live in the Eternal Now.

Oh, worldly man,
free yourself from the illusion of sin within,
that never was or will be again.
Sin is illusion in the maha maya
of worldly pleasures,
savored and experienced while
you choose to stay “Lost” in time,
as modern TV portrays, again and again.

Leave sin to float, forgotten,
in time and out,
and come home to Eternal Time,
without beginning, without end.
Amen and OM.­

-Mahavatar Babaji

Swami Vishwananda Speaks for
Atma Kriya Website
3 qualities needed to progress spiritually

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A VOICE is Calling

Swami Vishwananda
Inside, a voice is calling you to be free. Life is the most beautiful thing that God has given you. Don´t waste it. At the end, when life is departing this body and you look back you may say: “Oh my God, I have missed so many choices, so many chances God has sent to me. My mind has been ruled by so many mistakes. I made myself blind.” Why do I say, I make myself blind? The choice to be blind or to see is up to you. How does one do that? Do you do your sadhana every day? Do you, or not? How many among you do your sadhana regularly and I mean every day? You see, the spiritual sadhana helps you to free the mind and it helps you not to get entangled into this limitation.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Swami Vishwananda Shivaratri February 2010
Let’s analyze the human body. The Shastras say that the human body is made of the five elements, the Pancha Tattva, and if you look at these five elements they are constantly in war with each another. They can’t be in peace with each another. Can water be at peace with fire? No, it can’t be! That’s why in the human body there is so much imbalance. Even if you see somebody is perfect on the outside, there’s no such thing as perfection like that. There is always something going wrong in the body. Imagine if all the five elements would start fighting with each another, what would happen? Terrible, catastrophic. And this is within yourself, not outside! But that is what is happening in people nowadays.

When you analyze the people, when you look at people walking around, you see them walking, but yet they are not present in their body. The elements are so much at war inside them, that they are somewhere else. And what keeps these elements in balance in ourselves is the Holy Spirit; the Spirit of God within oneself. And how would you energize this Spirit? If the Spirit leaves you, you fall dead, you lose everything. Here when you are alive, you say, “This is mine, that is mine, it’s my possession.” But imagine if the Spirit leaves you, what will happen? What is yours? What is mine? Nothing stays. The Gita says, “You come with nothing and you will leave with nothing, all that you take, you will leave here.” We have incarnated for a reason, we have a human body for a reason. But we will not find this reason until we make this body into pure love and devotion. This is where your Sadhana comes in.

When you will develop this pure love and devotion, then you will really know the meaning of this human body, then you will really enjoy being in this body, then you will know the purpose of being here. Otherwise you will go left-right, left-right, left-right, left-right, left-right and when the boat will sink, no boatman, you will sink. Then you have to wait another life! So, don’t waste time because the time you waste is gone and once it’s gone, don’t think you will have it again. You are living n the right time, you know, the best time of all.


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Letter from Babaji

Mahavatar Kriya Babaji
Dear Internet Friends,
Down through time we come together in lifetimes where we see a face; we hear a tone of voice; we see the raising of an eyebrow or a certain smile. Then we awaken some faint memory, feeling or knowing from within the Soul Self. We remember that somewhere we have known that smile before. One of my present disciples has a guide who has been with her from her beginning. He tells her that he recognizes her each lifetime by the iridescent, green hue that always is present in all the eyes, in all the bodies that the Divine Mother has given lifetime after lifetime. That is a poetic way of saying that he recognizes her soul when he looks into her eyes no matter where she is, or who she is in the physical. All of you have this inherent aptitude whether you consciously are aware of it or not!

When we meet these souls from times gone by, in your understanding, then we get to know some of these people who ring the bell of our soul memories from the eternal self. How often do we create, sooner or later; tension, anger, jealously, dislike, and even hate toward these persons as they come and go in our lives? The loving feelings and faint memories we brought forth in the first glance, the first words, the first look into the eyes disappears into the samskaras, in the making, of the new/old acquaintances. And that is how it is; I can hear you thinking.

Those of you who are my friends and devotes of Swami Vishwananda, as well, here on this contemporary internet connection have a good chance to change all that. Do you want to do so? The Guru, the Spiritual Teacher comes to you from above the Earth vibration from the higher realms of “the many mansions” Christ spoke about. Even the Guru, through time, you take for granted or become complacent in your following of his teachings. Why? You must develop the will, the hard core decision to take control of your senses, your desires and just say, “No” to the characteristics that develop the samskaras which you carry from lifetime to lifetime.

If you really and truly want to be free to roam in the higher vibrations from whence come the Gods, the Gurus into your world, you must purify yourselves into light body to be free of the wheel of karma. Do you think the Gurus’ bodies are the same as yours? You may say they look the same, but the true Guru has a different system within. That guiding light always divinely steers and motivates the body physical as you see it. Be respectful when you encounter such a one and remember that he, too, at times hungers for your support in his mission even as he supports and loves you. Indeed he is complete within himself, but the body physical as it is, at times, would be happy and welcome your love and your support. Be mindfully aware of this.

Staying true to your course will bring you home, my friends. Remember to love everyone equally, be loving, kind and generous in nature and leave the accumulation of samskaras in the dust heap of history. Come home to roam with the Gods who come to you in meditation, in your heart, your true being, the true Self. Amen and Om. (From Mahavatar Kriya Babaji through His Imprinting Technique).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Falling in the Middle

Shiva the Destroyer/Regenerator

Very often people go on a spiritual path
in a very superficial way, saying, “Let me
try it. Let me see what it is about.”
But these people will not reach anywhere. If
you have one foot in and one foot out,
one day you will drop in the middle. It’s
like it is said, you can’t enter two boats
at the same time
because when the boats start to move,
what will happen?
You will fall in the middle, you will fall in
the ocean. Same way if the boat is sinking,
you have to run quickly and find the
boatman so that he can help you
to cross this ocean of life.

By being in deep meditation,
Shiva is inspiring you all to look inside, to turn
your gaze, not on the outside but inside.
-Swami Vishwananda

Friday, February 19, 2010

MahaLakshmi Mantra Creates Connective Results


The more you advance
towards the Divine,
the more the Divine will show
Himself to you,
and the more
you will have different aspects
of the Divine coming to you.
Eventually, in Divine timing,
you will perceive
the Divine everywhere.
- Swami Vishwananda

MahaLakshmi Mantra

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Magnificent Meditation Promises Samadhi

Swami VishwanandaSwami Vishwananda promises the following meditation, if done correctly, will bring the state of Samadhi, when followed with committed practice.

Swami Guiding Meditation:
Energizing the Divine names inside of you through energizing the Spirit with the Divine name. . .


- Close your eyes.
- Take a few deep breaths.
- Inhale and exhale.
- Remove all your tensions.
- Remove all the thoughts from your mind.
- As you are breathing out, let all the thoughts from the mind be released.
- Inhale and exhale, without giving any break in between.
- So inhale, directly exhale and when you have exhaled completely, directly inhale. (Silence)
- Now focus your attention in between your eyebrows.
- Whatever thought is in your mind which is passing by, don’t try to stop it, let it pass, let it go! Don’t hang on it because if you hang on it, it will hang on you. (Silence)
- Focus your attention on the center point in between your eyebrows.
- Chant your mantra at that point. Chant your Guru mantra or a manta you know or: Om…Namo…Bhagavate…Vasudevaya…Namaha.
- Chant the mantra not in the heart, but chant it in between your eyebrows. Chant it slowly and feel each word of the mantra that you are chanting. (Long silence)
-Now, come back to yourself and open your eyes.
- Practice this for 15 minutes each day.

Maybe you will not reach the Samadhi state the first meditation but with practice you will. Usually you do not reach Samadhi in one go. This is how you energize the Divine names inside of you; you energize the Spirit with the Divine name. So practice it; do it for 15 minutes everyday. It’s not much, is it?

Excerpted from Pre-Darshan Talk of Swami Vishwananda, February 5, 2010. For availability of CDs and DVDs of this talk and others, and further information of Swami Vishwananda and Bhakti Marga, please contact:

Saturday, February 13, 2010


LORD SHIVA ARATI: Swami Vishwananda at altar, Sri Nilaya Peetam, Springen, Shivaratri 2010


The Lord (or King) of Dance is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for god Brahma to start the process of creation. SHIVA is most often depicted through a statue. The dance of Shiva in Tillai, the traditional name for Chidambaram, forms the motif for all the depictions of Shiva as Nataraja. He is also known as "Sabesan" which splits as "Sabayil aadum eesan" in Tamil which means "The Lord who dances on the dais".The form is present in most Shiva temples in South India, and is the main deity in the famous temple at Chidambaram.

Shivaratri 2010

Shivalingam (with Shiva Nataraji) has been blessed by Mahavatar Babaji. He has given the lingam the name Mrityumbageshwar. The meaning is “the one who removes all suffering and inspires people to realize the Divine. (Beautifully dressed after Abishekum by Gurudeva).

Om Namah Shivaya - Avataran (Mt.Kailash - and -
Lake Manas Sarovar)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Great Night of Shiva February 12 and 13, 2010

SHIVA Lord of Mt. Kailas

One: Swami Vishwananda talks of Shivaratri…
Two: Shivaratri Letter from Babaj…
Three: Brief Shivaratri Celebration Exponential Meaning…

One - Swami Vishwananda: Through the Divine names which have been given, go inside and utilize the cosmic name of God and attain Him. That’s what Shiva teaches us.

Shivaratri actually is the great night of Lord Shiva, the one which is with form and without form. What is Shiva meditating upon? He meditates so that we may reach that same deep state of meditation. We have not yet realized the purpose of our incarnation on Earth. We have not yet realized how great it is to have a human body, but we can reach that state. We have to really want it, but not superficially.Very often people walk on a spiritual path in a very superficial way, saying, “Let me try it. Let me see what it is about.” These people will not reach anywhere. We have incarnated for a reason and we have a human body for a reason. But we will not find this reason until we take this body into pure love and devotion. This is where your Sadhana comes in (spiritual practice). When you develop this pure love and devotion, then you will know the meaning of this human body. You then will enjoy being in this body and you will know the purpose of being here.

Look, and you will see that whenever something good happens to you, it is easy for you to forget about it. Good things are always happening, and when something that you consider is not good happens to you, you treasure it. You treasure it with your mind. Your mind has to dwell on the Divine, not on your problems. You will solve your problems by the means which God has given you within, faith and devotion. Actually in the ladder of creation, being human is the top. It’s true because only by attaining a human body, a human life, can you really attain the Creator, actually become one with the Creator. For this, we have to want Him. And to want Him means to devote oneself sincerely, to develop this pure love that is already there, just to let it out and let it spread around. Through the Divine names which have been given, go inside and utilize the cosmic name of God and attain Him. That’s what Shiva teaches us.

Two: Shivaratri Letter from Babaji:
This Shivalingam has been blessed by Mahavatar Babaji. Mahavatar has given the lingam the name Mrityumbageshwar. The meaning is “the one who removes all suffering and inspires people to realize the Divine.” Abishekam Picture (Previous not 2010)

Greetings from Realms of Light: Shivaratri is an opportunity to focus on the gifts of the Gods, and the boons Shiva bestows on true hearts. Do not miss this opportunity to meditate the night of the 12th February, 2010 sometime between midnight and dawn, on that which your heart truly desires. Let your boon request of Lord Shiva be that of freedom from the Earthly worries and material comforts. Bring forth in this year of 2010 a new dispensation for your atmic soul to reach Remembered Enlightenment. You all are part of God. Bring that Pure Consciousness into your every day awareness and LIVE IT. It is your birthright. -I am Babaji, ever your friend. Let It Be So!

Three: Shivaratri: Night of Shiva Celebration Exponential Meaning:Maha Shivaratri or Shivaratri (Night of Shiva or "Great Night of Shiva") is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th day/13th night (breaking fast/'vrata' after sunrise) in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation, in order to reach the goal more swiftly and avoid rebirth.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

There Is No Difference

Swami Vishwananda

There Is No Difference

Forget about your body.
Concentrate on yourself and
The Divine within you.
If the mind is playing games with you,
Close your eyes and repeat inside,
“I am the light. I am love.
I am joy, I am peace!
”Recite it many times,
Until you become this light,
This love, this joy, and this peace.

See it.

See it in the eyes of God
That There is no difference;
See it in the eyes of Jesus;
You will see there is no difference.
See it in the eyes of Krishna;
You will see there is no difference.
See in the eyes of any master,
That there is no difference.

But if you try to see this Light, this Divine Love
with the mind,
You will see difference. . .nothing else.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Swami Vishwananda Satsang Talk in South Africa, January 28, 2010 (and) Evening with Ma in South Africa Video:

MahaLakshmi-Shakti - Vishnu-Narayana

Satsang Talk. . .
Every child likes to be with the mother. Even if you are grown up, to your mother you are still small. You always will be small to your mother, and you know that. Your mother comes and tells you so many things. You say, “Mom, I know about it, you don’t need to tell me.” Even when you become very old, you always will be the child to the mother.

For the Cosmic Mother, no matter how many births you take, you always will stay the child. Like she says, she is the Parashakti. Parashakti means the Great Shakti, the shakti that gives forth to everything. Without that shakti, nothing will work, Once Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva were saying very proudly, “We don’t need the Shaktis; we don’t need Lakshmi; we don’t need Saraswati. So they were very harsh towards them. So Maha Shakti, which is Skantamata Devi, the Cosmic Mother, appeared and said, “Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kali, come back to me.” So she took them, and she took the shakti from them.

You see, without the Shakti, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva can’t survive. It is the shakti , Itself, that gives them the power. So if this power has been taken away, there will be imbalance in them. So even though Brahma is the creator; Vishnu is the Preserver and Shiva is the destroyer, Shakti is the balance of it. Withthout knowledge there would be no creation and that is Goddess Saraswati. What does Maha Lakshmi mean . She means wealth, spiritual wealth, natural wealth and every wealth you can think about. Maha Lakshmi is the balancing that preserves things and balances through the Preserver. To preserve, you need sustaining, and Maha Lakshmi provides this.

Shiva is the destroyer. You can not destroy without the power of destruction. Shiva can’t destroy without Maha Shakti, that is Parvati Devi. So always when we look, we always see that Devi comes first always, then the men come afterwards. We don’t say Narayana-Lakshmi; we say Lakshmi-Narayana. We don’t say Krishna-Radha; we say Radha-Krishna. We don’t say Shiva-Parvati, we say Parvati-Shiva. Always we say Sita-Ram. It is always the Devi, the Mother, that comes first. It is said the mother is the head and the rest is the body.

Last night we were watching on the television, a movie entitled, “Fame.” There was a very beautiful scene in that movie. The girl in the movie actually wants to learn to sing. The father opposed, said, “No, what are you doing?” Then the Mother said to the girl, “You do what you have to do,” with such a tone that the Father keep quiet. But you see the power of the shakti that is inside. The shakti is not only in the Mothers; the shakti is present in everybody. Mataji is only the body of a woman, but inside is the Shakti and you also have inside the male quality. The same thing is true for men, they have the feminine quality. That is what enables one to have compassion and love. That is the Shakti; that is the Mother.

When you pray to Maha Shakti, you are invoking all the qualities of the Mother, calling her to be present among us and we can sit in her lap and enjoy it. That is us being a child. If you think a little bit, whatever the child wants, the Mother will provide. If you sit in the lap of the Mother like a baby, she will provide everything for you even without you asking. That is what Shankaracharya said: “Without asking if I can sit in your lap, Mother, you shall provide for me." That is how each one of us have to be. If we think we can attain something without the help of the Divine Mother; it is difficult. It is always through her help that makes everything easier for us.

Evening With Ma - Swami Vishwananda
In South Africa

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Songs to our Beloved,” a recent CD release from Bhakti Marga
Vocals by: Kalyani and Vishnupriya

Video Below: The beautiful song in the video below was taken from the CD "Songs to our Beloved", a recent creation by the Bhakti Marga Community. The CD is filled with love and devotional Krishna bhajans. All songs recorded on the CD are dedicated to Beloved Sri Swami Vishwananda.

INFORMATION: The “Songs to our Beloved” CD contains 10 beautiful Krishna Bhajans. The vocals are sung by Kalyani and Vishnupriya. Arrangement is by Dharmananda. Total running time: 65min

To order this CD, please send an email to: hemamalini @ –or- click Note: shop interface currently only in German.

SONGS to our BELOVED - Swami Vishwananda

Monday, February 8, 2010

Gautam in Cave of Babaji - Utpalavati's Story

Gautam Dhar in Mahavatar Kriya Babaji's Cave on Dronagiri Mountain, Himalayas - Notice Energy Circles on RightGautam in the Cave of Babaji picture above: He writes of the spheres that appeared in the picture above: Energy Circles: Later while viewing the photos, I found one photo after another where energy circles could be seen on my right. I discussed this with my Uncle, Dr. Rajeev Kaushik, who is a Sahaj Yogi and has recently published a book with Rupa Publications on Kundalini Yoga describing his experiences and revelations. He explained that such energy circles and usually seen at charged and sacred places where sages have done tapas or establish their presence in astral form.

The link below contains the first excerpt from Gautam Dhar’s story that we printed two days ago: “In Search of Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave on Dronagiri Mountain, Himalayas, India.

, we include a Part II excerpt. Also, we include a brief story of a similar experience to Gautam Dhar’s story that Utpalavati had in Badrinath, India while looking for Babaji in the Himalayas around Badrinath. Link to Gautam’s blog for his complete story:

Guide welcomes us! On a lighter note, I later pointed out to my Father a little incident that had happened earlier while we were inside the Smriti Bhawan up in the mountains after our visit to the Cave [of Babaji].Father had mentioned about the challenges involved in our trek (from the heavy rains to the difficult trek) and I had casually remarked back (almost boasting) “what more challenge can Babaji present us with?” We chuckled later that Babaji indeed gave us another small challenge by making us take the wrong route and getting us lost in the forest. The Lord works in mysterious ways to teach us lessons, both big and small in life.

Our trek back became very tiring due to the extra fatigue we had to undergo after losing our way up in the mountains. We took frequent breaks and just sat in silence to breathe in the mountain air. At one spot, we came across a Black Dog who was waiting on the edge of the mountain by a boulder and came running towards us as we approached that spot. Since I have never been close to dogs (that’s another story), my father cajoled him into making him go away. On a very interesting note, the dog stayed ahead of us all the way to Kukuchina and even stopped and waited for us as we took breaks during our trek back on the stony Himalayan path. We both had our own ideas about the dog, which would be revealed later to us by Sh. Netraballabh Joshi at Joshi Tea Stall.

Arrival back at Kukuchina: After about 55 minutes, we arrived at Kukuchina at 3:30 PM and Mr. Joshi greeted us with a smile. My father was quick to request 2 hot cups of Himalayan tea and a couple pieces of bread to chase away the fatigue of the trek. We also met Shri Netra Ballabh Joshi with whom we held discussion on Mahavatar Baba, Mahabharata, Ashwatthama, and other related topics. .. He also told us about the dog that had been guiding visitors on the 2 KM stretch back to Kukuchina for a few years now. I silently bowed down to the humble creature for his generous services and we later fed him with Biscuits and Bread as a small token of our gratitude.

Searching for Mahavatar Kriya Babaji on a Himalayan Mountain at Badrinath, India, by Utpalavati:

Realized and implemented by a series of spiritual experiences and a beautiful and profound etheric, vision-darshan of the Avatar Rama, in 2002, I traveled to Badrinath, India in the High Himalayas searching for Mahavatar Kriya Babaji. He first appeared to me around 1986 and began a series of meditations together with me in my etheric body, as we sat facing each other in padamasana in a certain cave in the Himalayas. Throughout this lifetime, I usually have a “main” spiritual teacher and work with many others in the etheric and in the physical simultaneously. From 1986 untill 2006, Babaji was never a “main” teacher but randomly would appear in my life and disappear again. All that changed when I met Swami Vishwananda in 2006 and Babaji has been consistently one of my teachers since then.

Even though I saw Babaji regularly in the inner vision and sometimes in the room with me, after the vision of Ram I decided to travel the Rama Trail in India and to go to Badrinath to search for him. I began the 5-week Rama Trail at Badrinath. But it was my quest for meeting The Immortal Babaji that captured my heart in Badrinath. I seriously trekked up the mountain above the Vishnu temple searching for Babaji and praying that like Lahiri Mahasays before me, Babaji would suddenly manifest in front of me and we would have meditation together and a talk in the Himalayas. My actions in my quest to see Babaji in the Himalayas were enacted with fervor and longing and a deep abiding love, even though I saw Babaji frequently in the inner eye, and in the etheric dimensions, and sometimes in the room with me.

This reminds me of a story of a saint in India. He took a small group of people on a trip to one of his ashrams high in the Himalayas. On the way, they stopped at a game preserve to have a picnic lunch which they had brought with them. After lunch, the group along with the saint, decided to look for wild elephants, a service the game preserve keepers offered. Everyone was so excited at the prospect of seeing elephants in the wild and in their natural habitat. The saint quietly went along with the group. Later he told them that he found it strange that they were so excited to see wild elephants, when they were riding on tamed elephants in search of wild elephants! In retrospect, I think that my looking for Babaji had some of those same elements in it. And, still, I might look for Babaji in the Himalayas again someday!

On my trek up the mountain in Badrinath, at one point I looked across the valley and to my absolute amazement, on the opposite mountain and across the valley between the two, stood Paramahansa Yogananda in full view. I had the thought, “I wish you were walking instead on this mountain with me today.” And then Yogananda simply vanished.

A few steps ahead, after I had seen Yogananda, a dog looking like the breed we call, German Shepherd, came walking toward me from above on the trail. The dog stopped directly in front of me and I looked into his eyes. It felt like I was looking into the mesmerizing eyes of Babaji and into eternity. Our eyes locked for some time and a null zone-like quietness suddenly appeared all around the dog and me. It felt like time stopped, and sound and everything ceased. I felt like only the dog and I existed, and we were everything that is, as strange as that may sound. Finally, I decided to walk past the dog to the right side of the path. To my astonishment, the dog turned around and walked either ahead of me or beside me for the rest of the trek up the mountain. I called him, Yogi Dog!

I reached a place on the mountain where many waterfalls form a half circle around the mountain and a branch of the sacred Ganges River roars in white-capped water rushing down the mountain and into and past the town of Badrinath. The grass on a certain hill there looked like velvet and wild flowers of many colors and varieties were growing profusely in July of that year. I sat on the hill for about two hours in meditation and reverie. Yogi Dog sat there with me. Occasionally I would open my eyes as if prompted from within and every time, Yogi Dog would look as if he were meditating with me, but as I looked at him he would throw his head back and become alert again. Then he would look all around and I had the distinct feeling that he was somehow sent by Babaji to “guard” me and be my companion on the mountain seeking Babaji.

The clouds and misty fog began rapidly rolling down the mountain closer and closer. Suddenly, I realized that if the thick fog reached down to where I was sitting and then on ahead of me that I might not be able to find my way back to the village at Badrinath. So I decided to begin to walk back down to the village. Yogi Dog stood up as I did, and he walked down the mountain with me as he had walked up with me, either in front or beside me.

At the edge of the village, Yogi dog dropped back behind me for a moment. I thought that I would go to my hotel assuming Yogi Dog would go all the way there with me as he had been with me for hours. I intended to go to the kitchen and purchase some food for him. As strange as it may sound, I turned around with the intent to actually say to Yogi Dog to please come to the hotel with me and I would find food for him. Only a brief few moments had passed since I had seen him walking behind me. To my amazement, Yogi Dog had disappeared. I looked all around and even walked back up the mountain a short distance looking for him, but Yogi Dog simply had vanished as if into thin air.

I am certain that Mahavatar Kriya Babaji sent Yogi Dog to me that day. And, truthfully, while in the experience, it felt like Babaji walked beside me on that mountain and meditated with me that fateful day in Badrinath, the abode of Vishnu, the locals lovingly will inform you!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Letter from Babaji: CROSSROAD of your HEART

Mahavatar Kriya Babaji

Mahavatar Kriya Babaji:
Dear Fellow Citizens of Earth:
We come to a crossroads in life many times, and our choice of which fork in the road to take determines, at times a great extent, our next steps in the spiritual life as well as the physical life. In past weeks, this has occurred for many of you, who follow Swami Vishwananda. Let it be said that a cleansing is taking place. And note that there is nothing wrong or right in this opportunity to reach for a higher rung on the ladder of spiritual progression; it simply is!

My chelas, know that time stands still, in the greater sense, when one is on a pinnacle of evolution where great change is the only option. Earth and her peoples are standing in this place now. Shiva has come out of his cosmic meditation, He stands up now, and the mandate he currently is offering mankind is causing the Earth to experience the cleansing nature of God’s commitment to Man’s spiritual and physical evolution.

What is the mandate on this blog for the duration of the time we will spend together in this forum? And remember that our standing question in this format is: “Will you resonate from the heart?”

Our Mandate: We will continue to work with the trinity of the soul in embodiment: Union of body, mind, and spirit is our goal. We truly “earn our keep,” on Earth when we fight for the common man to retrieve his rights of freedom on both the physical and the spiritual. We “love our neighbor as ourselves,” and we attune to the Divine within the all. We will continue as we have before, in truth and love and light. And so it is written and so it is!

Truth stands the test of time and space and carries into forever. Our love and compassion for our fellowmen stands in this truth of forever. Let it be said that the chelas who stand with Mahavatar Kriya Babaji and their Spiritual Teacher, Swami Vishwananda, take our hands and follow the tenets of old that state that man is redeemable from his own self-created concept of sin. Sin is an illusion made real only in the capricious minds of mankind who have not yet gone deep within the Self where the truth lies freely there for each of you. No one may be locked out of the Kingdom of God; it is within everyone the same. And so it is.

I am Mahavatar Kriya Babaji, enlightened, it is truth. Likewise are you all enlightened; you have only to remember.

Note I: Tomorrow we will have for you, Part II of Gautam Dhar’s story, “In Search of Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave.” Utpalavati will share a brief account of her search for Babaji at Badrinath, India in the high Himalayas and the wonderful Vishnu temple at Badrinath. Gautam and Utpalavati share similarities of one particular experience in their independent searches for Babaji in the Himalayas.

The Kalki Avatar, The Tenth Avatara of Lord Vishnu, yet to be identified, for most of Mankind living on Earth today: Note II: The following comment is offered anonymously referencing VBV blog entry (Link):

Comment: "Babaji Incarnated as Krishna.” In reading this entry, I was reminded that Swami Vishwananda has recommend that his disciples read the book, "The Essence of the Gita," by Paramahansa Yogananda. This book was transmitted to Yogananda directly by Mahavatar Babaji. See the Link:

states clearly that Babaji has incarnated many times as the Vishnu Avatara. These incarnations include Lord Krishna and Narasimha, the Lion-Man. Babaji transmitted to Yogananda that He/Vishnu would come again in Kali Yuga as Kalki Avatar. The book is a fantastic, story-like resource of many spiritual insights, and it reads as well as "The Autobiography of a Yogi."


Saturday, February 6, 2010

In Search of Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave - PART I

Mahavatar Kriya Babaji's Cave
Dronagiri Mountain, Himalayas, India
Gautam Dhar/California, USA

Mahavatar Kriya Babaji

By Gautam Dhar/California, USA:
“Leave your cold intellect behind before approaching
the sacred and serene mountains (Himalayas).”

The following is an account of my journey to Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave in the Dronagiri area of the Himalayas. I took the trek on 29th of July 2009, along with my Father. After several visions and signals from the Masters, I finally made the trek deep into the Mountains at about 9,000 feet.

Arrival at Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave: Finally we saw the steps and the door of the Cave. I asked my Father to do the honors and unlock the door. As soon as he opened the door, a sudden rush of energy went through me as I saw the interior of the sacred Cave. On first look, one could say that 4 to 5 people could easily sit next to each other in the Cave. We noticed that drops of water were trickling down from the cave top, which we attributed to the recent rain. Although YSS (Yogoda Satsang Society-Paramahansa Yogananda’s organization in India associated with SRF in California, USA) has put up a marker, gate and steps. The cave itself is natural and could be thousands of years old. I would like to refrain from making any claim on this, however. Since the plastic spread inside the Cave was wet, we decided to spread our raincoats and sit on them. I sat in the Lotus pose (Padamasana) and was immediately lost in a trance. One does not have to try and meditate as it comes naturally where one almost feels being present on a different plane far away from the mundane world. The silence and the grace that prevailed within the cave were unlike anything I had experienced before in my lifetime.

Link for complete story:

Swami Vishwananda:
Prayers to Mahavatar Kriya Babaji

Friday, February 5, 2010

Advancing Toward The Divine

Gurudev Swami Vishwananda

The more you advance
towards t
he Divine,
the more the Divine will show
Himself to you, and the more
you will have different aspects
of the Divine coming to you.
Eventually, in Divine timing,
you will perceive
the Divine everywhere.

Holy Spirit Rain Down

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Indian Cobra Worshiping Shiva at Solar Eclipse

Miracle in Kumbakonam - South India - Cobra doing Archana for Siva Lingam Dinamalar - Miracle on January 15, 2010 - Solar Eclipse day

Kumbakonam: At the Siva Temple in Thepperumanallur, large numbers of devotees witnessed a miracle of a Cobra doing Archana for Siva Lingam with Vilvam leaves. In Thanjavoor district of Tamil Nadu, near Thirunageswaram, there is a Siva Temple at Thepperumanallur. Here Vedhanthanayagi [Sakthi] with Viswanathaswamy [Siva] are the main Deities. In this Temple, it has been customary to do archana with Rudhraksha only.

Just before Solar Eclipse, at about 10:30 AM Sivachariar Satish, priest of the Temple, noticed a Cobra lying on top of the Siva Linga.The snake slowly descended from there and went towards the Vilvam tree which is the Sthala Viruksham- Holy tree of the temple. It climbed the tree and picked a Vilvam leaf and came back and entered the Sannadhi.

It hissed at any devotee trying to get near it. It climbed onto the Siva Linga and opened it's hood and dropped the Vilvam Leaf. This miracle was witnessed by all devotees. Then the Cobra went again and again to do the same repeated two or three times. As the news spread all over the village, hundreds of villagers rushed to the Temple to have the Dharshan of this event of Cobra with Siva.

[Note: Vilvam leaf (Bilva Leaf) is holy and special for Siva Pooja] News in Dinakaran - Dated: January 16, 2010. The Priest explained "It is doing the archana during the Solar Eclipse time to wash off its sins." The Naga Serpent has been regularly visiting the Siva Idol for the last three SOLAR ECLIPSES. The priest and some locals had arranged for a photographer a few months back during Sooriya Grahanam. In fact, they had kept milk offering also for the Naga. But the snake did not appear on the day. On this particular SOLAR ECLISE Grahanam day, when the priest opened the Sanctum Sanctorum he saw the snake on the top of the Siva Linga idol. He immediately called Mr. Thenappan the photographer who lives in Thrunagesvaram a kilo meter from this village. [Sent to VBV by Madeleine Heiss]

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Gurudev - Unique Teacher

Swami Vishwananda: I don’t teach the way a normal teacher will teach you. I teach you through life, through experience, through challenges.
That’s how you will build up your spiritual strength. If you are not strong enough, you will not be able to make it. To attain self-realization and to reach God-realization, you can’t be weak. You have to be very, very strong to get it; that’s how life is. Do you want to waste time or do you want self-realization quickly?

Start working on your spiritual path now! The quicker you work on your spiritual path, the faster you will attain it. And the quicker you please the Lord, the faster you will see Him walking next to you on your path.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Letter From Babaji - Krishna Incarnated as Babaji

havatar Babaji & Lord Krishna

My Dear Internet Friends:
It is time for me to state plainly here in contemporary language some of my times of interaction with mankind over time. Many a face I have worn in my encounters with various persons who have taken embodiment to further the Divine Plan for Earth and Man. Many times, through these Divinely appointed ones, I have poured forth into your environments at any given time the truths that will set you free. Now in your present forms, those of you who read this modern communication of the Internet, I come once again, for a certain time, to be with you who resonate from the heart with my vibration and my teachings of this period of time.

The universal truths are forever unchanged. The vernacular of present day may read somewhat differently in words, but the basic and universal truth contained in them remains eternally the same. I bring the truth in this form so that you may choose to take it to heart and implement it into your thoughts, words and actions of life and set yourselves free. Ever, there are dissenters in any age for any presentation of Divine Truth. And these too, in time, will align with the free will given them by the Creative Force and find their way to freedom and back into the Oneness which ever remains universal and cosmic truth.

The following Truths have been reported to you from man’s identification of my vibration as Mahavatar Kriya Babaji. I here declare, through my Imprinting Technique that Lahiri Mahasaya informed you about, that the following Is Truth:

Mahavatar Kriya Babaji was incarnated on Earth as Lord Krishna.

Lahiri Mahasaya said many times that Mahavatar Babaji was Lord Krishna.

Paramahansa Yogananda met Mahavatar Kriya Babaji, prayed to him as Babaji-Krishna, and wrote about him in Autobiography Of A Yogi.

Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition
M. Govindan provides information of great value to the modern mind and heart of the Divine Plan for Earth and Man.

Haidikan Babaji was a modern-day incarnation of Mahavatar Kriya Babaji.

Mahavatar Kriya Babaji is incarnated in more than one physical body on Earth today while retaining his Immortal form in the Himalayas. Babaji chooses to whom he reveals himself in any form. He chooses not to state who these individual forms are at this point in time. Babaji says that people who wish to meet him in his present physical forms must sincerely wish it from the heart.

Neale Donald Walsch in Conversations with God proposes that Mahavatar Kriya Babaji at one time resurrected himself from the dead.

Mahavatar Babaji says about Walsch's statement now: This is truth and is accomplished easily when one knows and embodies the eternal truth of life. All of you who free yourselves from illusion may do the same. Jesus demonstrated the simplicity of Walsch's statement when he awakened his friend, Lazarus, from “the dead.” Paramahansa Yogananda demonstrated this same simplicity of Walsch's declaration when his body did not deteriorate for a scientific observation of 21 days after so-called physical death of the body.

Since Lahari Mahasaya told his story of meeting Babaji in the Himalayas, many people on Earth have encountered Mahavatar Babaji in dreams, visions, intuition, inner third-eye vision and face-to-face.

Mahavatar Babaji says about Lahiri Mahasaya's story now: Many people have reported these encounters with Babaji to you as guided to do so. And many have kept these meetings close to their own hearts as so guided. All these are within the Divine Plan for Earth and Man.

The truths stated above about Mahavatar Kriya Babaji may be found written through many sources on Earth today, including the Internet through which this communication is reaching you.

Hereby, I declare that what is written herein is truth.
–Mahavatar Kriya Babaji