Sunday, September 19, 2010

Letter from Mahavatar Babaji: Devotion Leads to Enlightenment

Mahavatar Babaji: Once upon a time in the place of Tennessee, USA, there lived a young man who was of the breed of that termed, the wealthy, privileged class for generations within his surname, so respected. He was born with an inherent gentle, loving nature. He enjoyed riding the horses of that termed the Tennessee high-stepping thoroughbreds of that time and place in the annual prestigious horse race in the town where he lived. In his youth, he so loved any horse on which he rode, that he naturally attained oneness with the horse’s heartbeat and, thereby, won all the races. This annual horse race indeed brought prestige to the family name, in those days, of whichever family won the race.

There came a time when one family had obtained a new horse which was reputed to be much faster than any of the horses owned by the family of this young man. From family pressure, this young man compromised his nature of what was right, or dharmically correct to do, and gave his horse a drug that enabled him to win the race easily. In those days, no one except the boy and his family ever knew.

So distraught was the young man within himself at his incorrect dharmic behavior, that he left home and wandered into the world of Europe in the early 19th Century. There he met a Holy Man from India who was lecturing and teaching the ancient Vedic knowledge to those interested in those days in Europe. The young man became friends with this Holy Man and eventually went back to India with him to a small ashram in the Himalayas in a place called Rishikesh, India. Many sadhus and rishis wander in or out, and many live in this holy city in India in the heart of spiritual attainment there by the Sacred Ganges River.

One day the young man was walking in the vicinity of a certain cave in the area beyond the town of Rishikesh. I met him there as he was a disciple of mine for many lifetimes, and I had called him to Rishikesh through the Holy Rishi he had met in Europe, also a disciple. You see, it was in Divine timing that this young man be reawakened into memories of his past incarnations. The young man’s dharma called for him to wash away his sins, in his terms of understanding, as per his time and place of birth. It was time for him to pick up his bamboo staff and wander for awhile in the Himalayas meeting Holy Rishis, sages and saints in these sacred mountains. I initiated him into Kriya Yoga on his fateful day near Rishikesh.

This young man became enlightened some years later through his wanderings in the Himalayas and his diligent practice of Kriya Yoga. Today, in your time, the same techniques contained in this Kriya Yoga in which I initiated this young man, I also have updated for current time in Swami Vishwananda’s Atma Kriya Yoga. Why am I telling you this short story from a time when none of you, even the oldest among you, was born on planet Earth in your present incarnations? Yet, I was here, I still am here, and I will ever be here on Earth until the present age is complete. And should the Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being, Narayana-Vishnu deem it worthy, I shall be here still. I am ever with you, please understand.

This young man, of whom I speak, listened to his heart instead of the family into which he was born into at his time of birth. You see, his family was immersed into the maya of their own time, place and family prestige which was garnered throughout generations, and which succeeding generations inherited. The class system of India is but one example of this type of human evolvement and inherited ways of being, please understand.

Do you comprehend the parallel threads of connection within this short story with your own life in this incarnation and how it is that I am coming to you through your connections with Swami Vishwananda and your own connections to me. In my story, the Holy Rishi who brought the young man to me in Rishikesh, indeed, is representative of Swami Vishwananda bringing you all to me, isn’t it? And dear friends, each of you have the same opportunity of following your heart, as Swami Vishwananda teaches you, as did the young man in my story follow his heart. And each of you has the maha opportunity to attain enlightenment through following Swami Vishwananda’s teachings represented in the short story by the young man’s wandering in the Himalayas. There he met Holy Rishis and followed their teachings into enlightenment. It is written; It is so; Let It Be!

I am Babaji, ever your champion, dear friends.

Swami Vishwananda recently said:
“I have told you all what to do, and when you follow what I have told you, you will advance rapidly and far. Christ said: ‘There are many who know me but when it comes to true devotion I must say, I do not know you.’ (Swami was paraphrasing and summarizing these verses from the Bible Matthew 25:1-12): “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins (representing purity of devotion) who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ —Matthew 25:1-12.

Swami also said at this time: “Ramakrishna needed to do strong penance to obtain one true, devoted disciple.”

Are you a true, devoted disciple of Swami Vishwananda and Mahavatar Babaji? Do you aspire to this? Swami Vishwananda recently said that he has told us what to do to advance on our spiritual path!

As Mahavatar Babaji often says, as He whispers words of wisdom:
"Let It Be!" The Beatles sing: LET IT BE

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