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Himalayan sages

Around the yearHariakhan Babaji Maharaj first appeared publicly in a miraculous way and after that he was seen off and on until around Before and after that period there are accounts of him showing up in one place or another but usually to an individual or a small group.

But within that time period, he was seen by thousands of people and the miraculous events that happened spontaneously around him daily were witnessed and recorded widely by people of that time.

Many people think he permanently stays in the high mountains of the Himalayas around Nepal and that he appears occasionally to further some specific cause which only he knows.

At the foot of the Himalayas in Northern India, there are many small cities and villages that spring up along the many rivers that descend from the Himalayas to the plains of India below. Back then the area was very wild and there were small clearings with villages of just a few hundred people intermixed between large expanses of jungle and forested areas.

One such densely wooded area was called the Hariakhan jungle. On the outskirts of the Hariakhan jungle, to the south there was a cluster of houses which was called Hariakhan village. One night the people of the village were astonished when they looked up above the neighboring mountain and saw a single brilliant light shining from the mountain top. The mysterious light reappeared each night for several evenings.

Then the same light disappeared from the mountain top and instead appeared near the village itself. The people gathered around to worship the mysterious light and as they came near, they saw a radiant body of divine luster before them.

He appeared to be a young man with a pleasant benign face and a reserved dignified nobility about him. The villagers bowed to him and welcomed him with great respect. Because he was first seen by them in the Hariakhan jungle area, he was given the name Hariakhan Baba. The people naturally wanted the saintly Babaji Maharaj to stay with them in their village so they looked about for a suitable place for him to stay.

They decided to put him up in the forest guard's house and since this official lived there by himself, it was agreed that Babaji would stay there. The guard, by name Dham Singh, was a very pious man and formed a close attachment to Babaji. Every day he gave Babaji a morning meal and as Babaji would sit quietly unmoving, he developed the habit of locking him within his house before he went off into the forest.

He was afraid Babaji would either leave his house or someone would come and take Babaji away to another place. Since Babaji didn't seem to object to this the guard made this his daily routine.Universal Fellowship of Light. In June ofwe were invited to meet a year old Himalayan Master who lives in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India. The area is tucked into a far northern corner of India, with Nepal to the east and Tibet to the north. It was in this area that in Lahiri Mahasaya met Mahavatar Babaji, was taken to his cave and was initiated into the sacred yogic science of Kriya Yoga.

For years, the year old Himalayan Master that we were going to see had lived in a cave inside a mountain but now his disciples have built a small mountain hermitage outside the cave. We were exceedingly blessed to have this rare opportunity to meet a saint of his stature and he abundantly bestowed his grace upon us. For the time being, we are keeping his name and the location of his cave confidential in order to protect his privacy and peaceful lifestyle.

We feel that if other sincere spiritual seekers have the karma to meet him, in time they will, when he feels that it is appropriate. We will refer to him simply as the Master. It seems to be our dharma to connect people with enlightened masters. During Tara and my lifetime we have closely served seven great masters, assisting them in establishing their spiritual organizations and spreading their teachings.

We love and respect all the saints, sages and enlightened masters. Since childhood, Tara and I have loved reading about the lives of great saints and we are drawn to meet and serve them. When we received the invitation to meet the Master, we were in Bangalore with a dear friend Dr. Varma is a great devotee of Mahavatar Babaji and has dedicated his life to serving Babaji.

Since the Master has had darshan of Babaji three times, we asked Dr. Varma if he would like to accompany us on our Himalayan pilgrimage. He was overjoyed with the opportunity to meet such a great year old Master.

Now, we had to decide how to travel to the Komoun Hills. First we had to get to from Bangalore to Delhi and there were basically three options, bus, train and plain. Bus was out of the question. The plane was too expensive so we chose the middle way, the train. The best train is called the Rajdhani Express. You always want to be in the AC cars and nothing less that 2nd class. First class is about as expensive as flying and less than 2nd class is like steerage. So, we always choose 2nd class AC.

You have a choice of 2 tier or three tier, which means the bunk beds are either 2 or 3 on top of each other. Traveling with Dr. Varma is always an amazing experience. Wherever he goes he gives free Ayurvedic consultations. Recently, we were in Bangalore with him and during our time there he gave 87 free consultations. His life is a flow of love of God and service to humanity. Once we were settled on the train, I got involved in conversing with the young men sharing our cabin.

Of course they were curious what these two foreigners were doing traveling with an elderly India man. Once they heard that Dr. For several hours Dr. Varma read their pulses, spoke to them about their health problems and recommended Ayurvedic formulas.Reading it, you will discover the human side to this yogic master. He is a young boy, full of mischief. He is a teenager, full of curiosity and adventurous zeal.

Swami Rama

He is a seeker, with certain strengths and weaknesses. Just like us, he sometimes fails to distinguish the fake gurus from genuine masters, mistaking magic for spiritual achievement. Living with the Himalayan Masters is one of those rare books that contains the seeds of transformation within its pages—sowing those seeds in the heart of the reader, and creating the potential for true spiritual upliftment. This life-changing book will bring you face-to-face with some great twentieth-century masters, including Mataji of Assam, a ninety-six-year-old sage who never slept; Gudari Baba, who taught Swami Rama the value of direct experience; Yogi Sri Aurobindo, who integrated meditation with action; Uria Baba, who demonstrated that every human being has the potential for healing; and Mahatma Gandhi.

Read the humbling story of the man who founded the Himalayan Institute, and the great teachers who molded him into a Himalayan Master. Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was one of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century.

His teachings, publications, and humanitarian efforts have rippled positive changes around the world, and have brought yoga into the lives of countless people. Swami Rama was born in northern India inand was raised from childhood by the Himalayan sage Bengali Baba. Swami Rama also received higher education in both India and Europe. From to he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India.

He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In he came to the United States and established the Himalayan Institute. The stories in this book infuse our hearts with overwhelming gratitude for the sages who selflessly share their boundless love and yet remain unrecognized by the multitude. Swamiji is one of them. While he lived among us he lectured, wrote books, and established large charitable organizations, but very few of us perceived his spiritual stature.

In the last phase of his life those who were near to him and had "eyes to see" came to know that Swamiji was master of every esoteric practice he mentions in this book, but they never knew how and when he practiced them. Living with the Himalayan Masters has its own spirit. I have read and pondered over it countless times. And each time I have found something new, something that was just what I needed at that level of my development.Farrel for a picnic trip to the hills.

The king had a special reason for extending the invitation. Along the journey, Mr. Farrel, the king, the queen and their entourage reached a place near the town of Nainital. Full of natural beauty, the spot so enchanted them that they decided to camp there overnight. Dozens of tents were pitched and the lonely place was soon filled with hustle and bustle. Gossip, merriment, eating and drinking went on till midnight.

The first phase of sleep was hardly over when Mr.

Meeting A 125 Year Old Himalayan Master

Farrel felt that there was someone near his cot. Please vacate the spot. If you are unable to understand my instructions, then you must come to the north-western hill in front of you.

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I will explain everything. There was no one to be seen. He came out of his tent, but there too he saw no one, nor heard any footsteps. After some brief moments of fear, he went back to bed. It was 3. Despite his best efforts Farrel could not fall asleep. Somehow he managed to shut his eyes, but no sooner had he done so that he again felt a presence. Still lying in bed, he opened his eyes to discern the shadow of a person standing in front of him.

Once more he heard the same instructions repeated to him. In order to identify the person, Mr. Farrel lit his torch, but the shadow vanished.

This repeat act greatly unnerved the tough army officer — a person not prone to being easily frightened, having seen the horrors and bloodshed of war.

Indian Sadhu tells about Shiva

He was dumbfounded by the mere imagination of a supernatural being.May the Himalayan Sages bestow their protection and grace upon you and your loved ones. The COVID pandemic is an unprecedented global challenge and has prompted unprecedented actions that our National, State, and Local authorities are undertaking to arrest and bring to a halt the spread of this virus.

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Upcoming Events. Sorry, no posts matched your criteria. Vliet St. Milwaukee, WI new number!From an early age he was raised in the Himalayas by his master Bengali Baba and, under the guidance of his master, traveled from temple to temple and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster, who was living in a remote region of Tibet.

Living with the Himalayan Masters

When he was 28 he succeeded Dr. Kurtkoti, a leader of the learned monastic tradition, as the Shankaracharya at Karvirpitham in South India. Swami Rama demonstrated his knowledge of ancient texts to qualify; he held this position from to After returning to his master in and practising further for many years in the Himalayan caves, Swami Rama was encouraged by his teacher to go to the West.

There he spent a considerable portion of his teaching life. Following on his intense Hindu spiritual training, Swami Rama received an academic higher education in India and Europe. In he came to the United States. The phenomena recorded while he was a research subject at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, was spectacular.

During a series of biofeedback experiments in andDrs. Elmer and Alyce Green observed that Swami Rama could produce different brain waves at will, including theta and delta sleep waves, while remaining aware of his environment.

He voluntarily stopped his heart from pumping blood for 17 seconds. The experimenters were surprised that, instead of stopping his heart, the Swami actually increased its speed to such an extent of beats per minute that it was not pumping any blood since the ventricle had stopped and the atria merely fluttered. The effect on the circulatory system was thus the same as if the heart had completely ceased to beat.

He was able to create a temperature differential of ten degrees Fahrenheit between the two sides of his palm [6].

himalayan sages

Widely reported in the main-stream media, he acquired a reputation for "achieving" remarkable psychosomatic states. The result was a sharp increase of interest in his teachings. Swami Rama created his first ashram near Kathmandu in Nepalapparently in the late s. It was located on the way to Dhulikhel on the mountain of Janagal. After leaving the post of ShankaracharyaSwami Rama had first gone back to his master. Then he went to Nepal in the Himalayastraveling barefoot with nothing but a kamandalu and tiger mat.

The ashram he started he later transferred and granted to Swami Vishuddha Dev. It is now known as Hansada Yoga Ashram, and is the headquarters of the characterology movement.

However, other programs are also conducted there. The Institute's 50th anniversary was in It has branches in the United States, Europeand India. One of his significant achievements is the establishment of a large medical facility in the northern part of India Dehradun to serve millions of poor people in the nearby mountains. Swami Rama authored dozens of books, published in India and America, [14] which generally describe the path he took to become a yogi.

He discusses the philosophy, practice and benefits of such practices as yoga and meditation. In an early co-authored book, Yoga and PsychotherapyHatha Yoga is presented with reference to western psychology.

One of the common themes expressed in such books as Enlightenment Without God and Living with the Himalayan Masters is the ability of any person to achieve peace without the need for a structured religion.

He was critical of the tendency for yogis to use supernatural feats to demonstrate their enlightenment, arguing that these only demonstrated the ability to perform a feat. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Mastersreveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition.

Swami Rama has been accused of sexual abuse. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Swami Rama. Remember that you are a child of Divinity.We invite you to experience the exquisite beauty and spiritual power of Udaipur, Ladakh, Badrinath, and Rishikesh. On this trip you will experience the high Himalayas firsthand, as few people have. Of incomparable natural beauty, the Himalayas have been central to scriptures, myths, and legends of countless cultures and religions.

himalayan sages

This pilgrimage is for those who love nature, high mountains, and places of spiritual power—without need to be a hiker or climber. Visit caves of Sri Shankacharya, founder of the ancient Swami order, Ved Byasa, who scribed the Indian epic scripture, the Mahabharata, of which the Bhagavad Gita is the core. Ancient monasteries in Ladakh, still standing untouched by foreign invasion, are beautiful works of architecture as well as power spots of spirituality. Explore and drink the nectar of some of the most sacred spiritual sites in India.

Together we'll ascend the extraordinary Himalayan heights! Udaipur, in Rajasthan, is known as the City of Lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage.

Surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three lakes, Its a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples.

Shopping in Udaipur is rich and varied. The environment of Ladakh, known as "Little Tibet," is absolutely stunning. Rolling valley plains are surrounded by spectacular mountains. The remoteness of this area has a feeling of ageless power and grandiose splendor. To reach Ladakh we'll fly directly over the Himalayas, one of the most beautiful flights in the world. A well-kept global secret, Ladakh is part of the Tibetan plateau, and has remained a Shangri-La of traditional Buddhist heritage and culture.

Only recently have foreigners been allowed to visit. Our trip is timed for good weather conditions — much of the year Ladakh endures harsh cold weather. From our simple hotel in the Ladakh capital of Leh, we'll take day trips to explore the Indus river valley, visiting and meditating in sacred hilltop monasteries and temples.

Badrinath is considered the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage, and gets its name from the temple of Badrinath. From here, giant glaciers form one source of the mighty and sacred Ganges River. Much lore surrounds Badrinath: Paramhansa Yogananda said the immortal Mahavatar Babaji lives nearby to this day.

Badrinath is mentioned in the ancient texts of India, and was re-established as a pilgrimage site in the ninth century by Adi Shankaracharya, the great reformer of Hinduism and founder of the Swami order. Legend also tells of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata making their divine ascension here. Rishikesh, land of the Rishis, is situated on the banks of the Ganges River. Saints and sages have frequented this sacred foothill locale for centuries. Hundreds of ashrams and yoga and meditation centers populate this fascinating and picturesque area.

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