Saturday, December 31, 2011

Love's Pearls of Wisdom from Mahavatar Babaji



A weather vane is an ancient wind observer, now obsolete, which showed the direction the wind was blowing. Man cannot see the wind, but sees only its affect, like leaves blowing gently or vigorously in the wind. Weather comes and goes in cycles and changes around the Earth form ice age to tropical climates in the same areas. Man strives to become more advanced in technology and spirituality throughout the ages, as evolution marches along the Divine Highway of time. Like the flat Earth theory that has virtually disappeared from human consciousness, evolution is continuous and there always is constant change on Earth.

You have had among you untold Masters of time and space; you have many Masters among you now. Lord Krishna brought you Love through dharmic duty, such as Arjuna demonstrated, and the "Bhagavad Gita" as a Spiritual guide. Such a one, also, was Leonardo da Vinci. This Master hypothesized concentrated solar power, outlined a theory on plate tectonics, a tank and a calculator long before these things were comprehended or manufactured.

So, be aware of this new type of weather vane, the "signs of the times," these continuous changes occurring around the Earth, and justly so in the New Year beginning tomorrow, 2012. And be not afraid. The Lord is ever with you; He loves you dearly and He patiently awaits your grand awakening into remembrance of who you really are, “Just Love,” as your Master Teacher, Sri Swami Vishwananda guides you in its way.

Mahavatar Babaji

Friday, December 30, 2011

Pray in 2012 - Great Negativity in Our World Consciousness - Be Positive

In Darshan last night, 29 December 2011, Gurudev told us to pray much in 2012. He said that many people think that the end of the world is coming in 2012 and therefore there will be a great deal of negativity in the world thinking. We should pray because of this negativity in our world, and also do Japa every day. He also told us that some people think there will be a consciousness shift, but that the consciousness is constantly shifting.

Sri Swami Vishwananda Live Streaming of Darshan 29 December 2011: This Streaming is in three video sections. Below is Part II, in which Swamiji gives His talk. Please use this link for the other two Parts http://www.ustream.tv/channel/darshan-live

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Swami Demonstrates Making a Tilak



The Bhakti Marga Tilak

This afternoon Swami Vishwananda demonstrated how to make a simple tilak on your forehead.
He would be very happy to see that worldwide the tilak looks (more or less) the same and not big and short, or long and thin, or only a red line or the Guru doton top, etc. but that the Bhakti Marga tilak is also applied with a sense of unity.
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Here is the demonstration:
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All you need is Chandan (it is white or dark and is made of the earth of Vrindavan or Radha-Kund) and Kumkum (red powdered colour) and a thin wooden stick (best is an incense stick - just remove the incense)
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The best Chandan is the "Gopi-Chandan".
Just put a few drops of water in your hand and rub the block of chandan together with the water 'til you get a paste.
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Dip the ring finger of your right hand into the chandan paste and paint a vertical line in the middle of your forehead. Paint the line in an upward motion; from the base of your nose to the hairline. There are different mantras chanted when applying tilakam on various parts of the body. When applying tilak on your forehead, chant 'Om Keshavaya Namaha'. After this, with your (dry) ring finger, you can clean the middle part creating a 'U' shape. (This symbolizes the feet of Vishnu). You can use the incense stick to go over the lines to make them more apparent but make sure to use your finger to make the tilak first.
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With your middle finger, take some more chandan and make the Tulsi leaf, starting from the base of your nose going downwards - creating a leaf shape. You can form and correct the outline of the leaf a bit with your fingers. The Tulsi leaf represents devotion which is small at first, and just like the leaf it keeps increasing in size until we can reach the Lotus Feet of the Lord.
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Then, use the incense stick to make the 'Guru-Dot' with the red Kumkum. Paint the dot in the middle of the Tulsi leaf and chant 'Om Sri Gurubhyo Namaha'. Afterwards paint the shakti line in the middle of Vishnu's feet. The line symbolizes Vishnu's Shakti - Lakshmi devi who helps us reduce our attachments which are big at first and then disappear, just like the red line. Draw the line from down to up.
Finished!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Yesterday's Live Streaming Darshan - Today's Darshan Link and Time - Comment Yesterday VBV


Swami Vishwananda Live Streaming Darshan 27 December 2011



Today's Live Streaming Link (begins 20 hour): 
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/darshan-live?

Note: Comment on yesterday's VBV blog posted on yesterday's blog comments.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Darshan Through December 30 at SPN - Live Streaming December 26 Darshan

Darshan 26 December 2011
Swami Vishwananda announced that beginning with his 26 December 2011 Day-after-Christmas Darshan, he would give darshan at Evening Prayers for four more nights through December 30. This blessing needs NO Registration; everyone is invited to come and receive Gurudev’s Love and Blessings.
LIVE STREAMING DARSHAN 26 DECEMBER 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Wisdom of Love by Swami Vishwananda


Wisdom of Love

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christ Is Born to Renew Mankind - Sri Swami Vishwananda

Shortly after the Christmas afternoon celebrations in the little orthodox church of Shree Peetha Nilaya, Swami Vishwananda gave an unexpected special talk in the hall in front of the church about the significance of the birth of Christ and the origin and the symbolism of the Christmas Tree.
We apologize for the lower quality in the beginning, our recording equipment was still in the chapel when Swami began to speak.

Sri Swami Vishwananda: Christ Is Born to Renew Mankind

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christ Jesus' Mission

Birth of Christ Jesus

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 

 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

The Last Supper
The Last Supper, the Eucharist also known as Communion of the Lord’s Supper was given by Christ Jesus and was the last meal before his crucifixion. He shared this last meal with his Twelve Apostles in Jerusalem. During the supper Jesus said that one of his disciples would betray him and also told that Peter, one of his disciples would deny him three times “before the cock crows in the morning.”“And as they were eating Christ said: ‘For I received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which he way betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you: this do in remembrance of me.’  And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them: ‘Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.'

Crucifixion Christ Jesus: 
Jesus was arrested, tried, and sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be scourged and finally executed on a cross.

Resurrection of Christ: 
Christ Jesus was resurrected on the third day after his death on the cross.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Love's Pearls of Wisdom From Mahavatar Babaji

Sri Swami Vishwananda last year abhishekm of Baby Jesus
Love’s Pearls of Wisdom by Mahavatar Babaji
Once upon a time, a Christ was born in Bethlehem, in the land called Galilee. The world now celebrates December 25 as His time of birth. So Be It! When growth happens spiritually, one recognizes the Masters the Divine has sent throughout time. Now, on this planet, the Divine has sent many Masters to reach the varied minds of man presently here. Blessed are those of you who calm your minds in such a way, through meditation, that you find peace and the Divine in these troubled times. For the goal of life is what Christ taught: "Love the Lord thy God, with all thy mind, with all thy heart and with all thy soul." Over two thousand years later, this Christmas Day, take time to honor Christ Jesus, who is as alive today as He was two thousand years ago. Herein, time, this great illusion, may mystically transform, in your heart, to that time of His birth and His glorious resurrection, thereby allowing you to experience what Christ said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. Follow me."

Mahavatar Babaji

Hear Our Prayer, Oh Lord

Forever Love comes to those who cry unto the Lord:
Holy is thy name, Oh Lord, God Almighty,
And holy are the Masters you send
To show mankind the way back home to you,
Oh, Guru of Gurus,
Oh Great Master of Masters
and Lord of Lords
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May mankind love thee
Forever and a day.
Amen and OM


Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama
(Lakshmi)
YOU ARE LOVED (Video sung by Josh Groban)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOYFBe_Forw 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Abiishek of Baby Jesus by Swami Vishwananda Last Year

This picture was made during  Sri Swami Vishwananda’s Abhishek of Baby Jesus
Christmas Last Year
Swami Vishwananda’s Abhishek of the Baby Jesus on Christmas Day, December 25, 2010, last year, was infused with a most tender, loving and devotional ritual bath of the Baby Jesus in the manger scene at Shree Peetha Nilaya, Germany. One could see many bhakti tears of love and devotion. You may have seen Swami blessing babies in Darshen when he" whispers" in their ears. Swami's abhishek of Baby Jesus Christmas day was like that: serene, sacred, devotional, wonderfully beautiful  -Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama (I was at SPN last year at this abshishek and these were my feelings, above).


Sri Swami Vishwananda - Christmas 2010

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wisdom of Love from Babaji December 19 2011


Wisdom of Love from Mahavatar Babaji

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Mahavatar Responds to Comment on VBV

Comment on entry, “The Gift” `17 December 2011. The Comment was not published in the Comment section, as Mahavatar wishes to respond on the entry today.

Comment: “The more I am just with myself and thinking about God and his creation, the more I get puzzled and the more I find myself thinking: ‘Everything here around is an illusion, so everybody is an illusion, too. So there is no one to love.’ I’m not able to connect with God inside of me, because I’m afraid to find out that it’s true that everybody is an illusion. If I discover it’s true, I will fall even deeper into hell than I am in now. How do I get out of this?”

Mahavatar Babaji Responds to Comment:
Listen: The world is an illusion and the body of man is an illusion because they are temporary. Yet, within the body temple resides the soul, the heart of man which is eternal and is the Divine Within, the Real You, This is the Real Everybody. How can you say there is nobody to love? There are billions of people on Earth to Love. There are unlimited Gods and Goddesses to love. There are Masters, Saints and Martyrs to love, both on Earth and in Heaven. Ah! And there is a maha limitation you place on yourself that prevents you from loving your fellowman, as has been taught to you. Christ said: “Love your neighbor as your Self.” Christ meant for you to love from the Divine Self. You are trying to love from the ego-personality self, the source of your failing to love.

See, you first must learn to love your Self, the Divine Love within you, and then you are blessed with the capability to radiate unconditional Love outward toward the all of creation and everyone. You can do it! Everyone can do it, and it’s free. You do not have to have money; you do not have to look a certain way; you can be young or old, you can be beautiful or plain, you can be male or female, you can be educated or not educated, you can be male or female, and on and on and on. There is only one requirement on Earth to have the capability of transcending illusion and to reach enlightenment; the Love Vibration -- you have to be in a body. So value the body, both the illusion and the heart and soul. Remember, this Divine Love which is inside your heart brings you the Gift of inner freedom. You must, however, really want it even more than the sickness, the illusion of this world and the fear to which you cling like a child to a beloved and worn rag doll!

It’s really simple. You choose every day light or darkness and they are both God. God is in the limitation and God is in the unlimited. You choose where your focus and your consciousness will reside each day. That is all; please see that you, yourself, choose your life and what happens to you. There is a paradox in this in that there is Divine Will to reckon with, as well. To be in attunement with Divine Will, you accept what God sends and does not send you, and through that trust and faith in God, you win the game of life on this planet. This game is called – surrender. Take a chance with God by “throwing your hat over the wall,” and then having the courage to master the obstacle of the wall and go over the wall to retrieve the hat. This metaphor represents your unlimitedness, which is your greater reality. What have you got to lose except limitation, fear and illusion?

Swami says: "Open up your heart! Love and love unconditionally! Love without limit! Love without expecting anything! Realize this love is ever flowing, the more you give, the more you receive. Just give for the sake of giving. That is what you are here for, not to receive anything, not to take anything from anybody. Because, what is the difference between you and me? Nothing but one difference (Swami says of himself) I realize it, and you don’t realize it. But you, also, can reach the same level. You need to be continuously in love.

“Make the ultimate goal of your life Divine love, and surrender to it. You know what God wants from you? Surrender your mind to Him, continuously. Surrender your mind to the lotus feet of God, to the feet of your Guru, to the feet of any Divine master. And free yourself. Free yourself from the mind, free yourself from all the misery that you created. So when you free your mind, you realize the Divine everywhere in every aspect, every small thing. Even the clothes you are wearing are divine. Each atom is divine.

“If you have divine eyes to look at the world, you will see that it is just the radiated light of God shining through everything. But as long as you don’t come to that realization, keep trying. Never lose hope. The moment you lose hope, you lose everything."

-Sri Swami Vishwananda
 
Swami says of healing:

“When one is in touch with the spiritual body, one is connected with the Christ within and only then can we heal ourselves when the fullness of the Mystery of God is no longer hidden from us. Then we can heal ourselves through our faith.”

Swami says on Health:

“Meditation calms the mind and our whole system, which leads to a state of steady health and peace. This has been verified scientifically that those who meditate have a better immune system and respond to medicine better.”

Babaji sums up His message:
For all of you: Please take this message from my heart to yours and embrace it and then embody it, love it, and live it. You all can do it, so, just do it!

Ever your Guardian of the Whole Humanity,
Mahavatar Babaji

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The GIft

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord."
It’s true that everybody can’t renounce the world and live only for God, but you can continuously try to remember God wherever you are. Remember that the soul inside you is the light of God. The more you think of yourself being part of this light of God, this great love, the more you will reflect this love. But the more you think that you are just a normal human being, the more you will just be a normal human being with all of its limited qualities and you cover all of your divine qualities. Take time every day, just five minutes, to be with your Self. Forget about the world outside, forget everything. Forget about your husband or wife; forget about all your relationships with the outside. Only think of the relationship with your Self.

Do you know what treasure [gift] you will find? You will find the biggest treasure of all, a treasure that nobody can steal from you. And that is love. Love is such a big gift. We feel it with our heart, we know it with our mind, but to realise it, to become one with this love, to spread this love unconditionally is the aim of mankind. The more you spread it, the more you reflect it, the more you will discover your Self.

-Sri Swami Vishwananda

Friday, December 16, 2011

Have Faith

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Love's Pearls of Wisdom from Mahavatar Babaji

Rushing through life from one activity to another, while feeling stress that there is not enough time in the day to finish all one has planned, is a poor way of living and squandering life. Surely one must do one’s duty and also call to the Divine at the same time to be with you present in each activity. In this way, you will find balance in life. It is to attain the Divine for which you came into this life, all the others in the past, and those which yet may come. Your life is in the Heart of God, and He will give His grace for your remembrance of your enlightenment in Divine timing. Throughout the centuries and the many lifetimes, for some, God has been with you. Take heart, some sweet day the grace of God will fall suddenly upon you and you will be blessed with inner freedom. Meanwhile, do your sadhana and your duty in preparation of that Great Day to come. As you honor Christ Jesus during His Season around the planet now, remember that He is one of the Maha, Great Masters whom God has sent you to show you the way. Christ said: "I am the way, the truth and the life."

Ever your Champion
Mahavatar Babaji

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yagna and Kirtan with Swami in Portugal

Kirtan from the Maha Lakshmi Narayan Yagna
With Swami Vishwaanashuyananda in Portugal 3 December 2011

At the end of a very auspicious yagna with Swami Vishwaanashuyananda in Viseu, devotees of
Beloved Sri Swami Vishwananda Praise God through Music and Dance.



Maha Lakshmi Narayana Yagna with Pushpam Mantra
With Swami Vishwaanashuyananda in Portugal 3 December 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Letter from Mahavatar Babaji and Swamini Lakshmi - "Auto-Response"

Auto-Response

“The Masters of ancient times
Seemed to come to the ‘chosen few,’
To take their teachings to mankind
Out into the world, mind and hearts of man,
Or so the stories go, isn’t it?”
With snow on the ground,
Like the Himalayas of Mother India . . .
His walking grounds, with danda in hand . . .
So said Param Guru Mahavatar Babaji to me
On this early winter morn!
Our Guru of the Guru’s, yours and mine,
Smilingly said this to me this very morning
In present time, your time and mine,
I, then, remembered a story that I read yesterday
About this subject: “Listening to the Inner Within,”
Written in “Sri Swami Vishwananda blog from South Africa.”

This story is Entitled,” Lakshmi Comes."
My eye and heart were caught by the title,
Even as a moth is inevitably drawn to the flame.
You see, my friends, Divine Mother Lakshmi
Is my Ishtadev, and the name that
Gurudev gave at His Swami initiation August 2011--
Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama, Lakshmi!
I still am in wonder: That’s truly me
At the heart level where there is no “I, me or mine,”
And where there is only One!

The name, Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama
Makes me feel I represent the Divine Mother
Lakshmi, like my Satguru recently informed me,
Ensconced within my Dearly Belov-ed Satguru’s name.
Safely there, I feel completely loved, and that I
Also, along with all mankind, at heart am
“Just Love,” as Swami Vishwananda lovingly teaches us all.
This, I feel, every time I hear, or think of my Spiritual name.

I laughed out loud when the Guru of Gurus,
Mahavatar Babaji this morning, smilingly said:
“Write one of your poems about the Guru,”
Like Swami Vishwananda told you to do
That long ago day when he smilingly said:
‘Write your poems about the Guru
And we will make a book.’"

And Mahavatar Babaji further said:
“Entitle this poem 'Auto-Response.'”
I laughed, remembering that is the immediate
“Auto-Response” you get when you E-mail
swami@bhaktimarga.com
Do you all know about that?
If so, you know the Auto-Response says:
“Thank you for your email. I do read all of the letters
That I receive and consider all your prayer requests,
But as I get a lot of mail, I am not able to respond to
all of them. Thank you for your understanding!
Love and Blessings, Swami Vishwananda.”
Truly, it took me knowing Swami for some time to know
That He answers all the Email he receives, be it
In Email form or when one listens closely in the “Inner Within!”
He doesn’t place this in writing, but I feel,
He wants us to Realize He answers all our mail
Within our own “Inner Within!”

I was new to knowing Swami back then and
I had never in this life received an Email “Auto-Response.”
So I wrote him :
“Swami, I have not sent you any prayer requests, now
Are you going to call me?”
What naivete, I blush to remember
That I wrote such a thing to Him!
No wonder Swami was amused.
I had heard a lucky bless-ed few receive calls from him.
Swami laughingly called me and said:
"After reading your Email, I thought I better call you."
Just so you know, I have not received many actual
Telephone calls from Swami since then!

So, the history has been told
And you know that when you E-mail
The Master Sat Guru Prema Avatar
Sri Swami Vishwananda.
He responds with an actual E-mail or
Within the Self, If you learn to listen.
And that is what he wants
You to do—to listen to the Inner Within!

Precisely like that, when you “Comment” on this
Virtual-Babaji-Vishwananda blog,
You get an Auto-Response from
Our Param Guru Mahavatar Babaji
Whether or not Mahavatar Babaji
Guides me to publish
The Comment, responds to it in writing,
Or responds within the heart if you
Learn to listen truly in the “Inner Within!”
And likened unto our Dearly Belov-ed
Sri Swami Vishwananda, Mahavatar Babaji
Lovingly wants you to create, your Self,
This very same connection to the Divine Inner Within!

Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama (Lakshmi)

Link
to the story I read on Sri Swami Vishwanandablog from South Africa:
http://swamivishwananda.blogspot.com/2011/12/laxmi-comes.html

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"What is the Purpose of Life" Darshan Talk 10.12.2011

What do you think is the purpose of life?. . . I know I have repeated it many times and now I have forgotten about it. It has been a long time ago that I have attained that. So, you see, if something is quite a long time, you forget about it because you are already in it. . .

The purpose of life, like I said earlier, is to attain Realization. Before that, you have to attain the grace of God, because Self-realization, God-realization is not in the hands of man. The surrender is in your hands but the rest is in His hands. You can try your best and if He doesn’t want to give, He [God] will not give. If you are ready, He will give it to you. All your sadhana is to make yourself ready. For lives you have been making yourself ready.

The Purpose of Life - Swami Vishwananda

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Yogi, The Yogini and You - Story from Mahavatar Babaji

The Yogi, the Yogini and You – A Story by Mahavatar Babaji
Once in a place not far away from Rishikesh, India, a man one day came walking toward the Ganges River that runs through this city of the Rishis, the Sadhus, the Yogis. This man walked in light so radiant that the inhabitants of this sacred city stared in wonder. When he crossed a bridge to the other side of the Ganges, he seemed to be the bridge and the water beneath the bridge and a man simultaneously. Rainbow colored lights radiated from the man’s form and merged with the water of the Sacred Ganges beneath the bridge creating a rainbow arched high into the air and from one side to the other of the bridge. If one could read the people’s minds who were watching, they would know that the people received a blessing from the rainbow of light.

When this radiant being reached the other side of the river and the city, he walked into a local store and purchased from the attendant there a murti of the one many call Mahavatar Babaji. I was watching, simultaneously, from the Himalayas above Rishikesh and from within the man of light that the people observed walking into and out of the store.

When I came outside, I walked to a nearby Sadhu, a Yogi, old in years but young in body and spirit. This was made possible through his yogic practices through hundreds of years in the same body. He touched my feet, respectfully, a yogic Guru-disciple tradition in India. I blessed him by touching his head and handing him the murti I had just purchased for him.

The people wondered who could this man of light be, and what could his purpose be in offering this gift to the Yogi who sat in his same seat from sun up to sun down each day. And then I disappeared before the eyes of those who were watching. “What is the purpose of this show or play performed before our eyes?” Many were thinking this way. Then, much to the people’s surprise, the Yogi’s form became smaller and smaller until he was the same size as the murti. As mysteriously as his reduction in physical size was to the eyes of the people, he now majestically merged into the murti like water vapor into the ethers. Never again did this Yogi sit in his place in Rishikesh each day. Such things happen in Mother India. Have you read about, seen or experienced some of these?

As the people continued looking at the murti in wonder, a young woman known to be pure of heart and mind stopped in front of the murti and spontaneously saw a vision of the form of Mahavatar Babaji that the murti represented. This girl was the only disciple of the Yogi who had merged and disappeared into the murti. Through the purification of hundreds of years, the Yogi was given the opportunity, through the murti, to move into a higher frequency of the Infinite Divine. In the following years, through the murti, I guided the young girl for a very long time. And truth be told: This Yogini still lives in the city of Rishikesh, India to this day.

How does this story apply to those of you reading it now? I tell you truly, there are stories being written by my disciples, in these days and these times, that in the future will be read by many. Some of these ones, who read these stories in the future, will be inspired to connect with the energy and guidance of the one known as Mahavatar Babaji, whose only purpose for being on this planet is to guide mankind to one’s own heart and the Divine Within.

I am as present for you as I am for this ageless Yogini and the Yogi of whom she was a disciple. The Yogi merged with and reached the lotus feet of his Guru through the murti he was given. If any of you reading this feel guided from within to connect with me in a conscious way, you may do so in your meditations and in the Atma Kriya that Swami Vishwananda teaches in your time. And, yes, you may also connect with me through a murti.

So, be alert always, for any of you may see a Divine Being from within and without at any time the Divine wills it and your heart resonates.

Take heart, you are never alone
Mahavatar Babaji

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gurudev Working with His Seva Society Kenya, Africa (Video)

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS (Personal) FOR GURUDEV - PLEASE NOTE:
Swami Vishwananda thanks you if you wish to give him personal gifts for Christmas. He respectfully and lovingly requests that you, instead, donate to the Bhakti Marga Center for its construction and reopening projects and the material management of his mission. Please Contact: bhaktimarga.org


SEVA: Swami speaking of children in Kenya. This is the home for children. I tell you something, when you look at their eyes, there’s so much joy in them. When they smile, It’s truly from the heart.It’s not just for the sake of smiling but really from deep within them that their smile comes and you really feel it.


Sri Swami Vishwananda Mission in Kenya, Africa

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Love's Pearls of Wisdom by Mahavatar Babaji

Have you sat calmly and watched water running over rocks in their natural habitat? Isn’t it always a peaceful feeling that comes even when one is troubled or in sorrow? Like that, Atma Kriya as taught by Swami Vishwananda, his disciples and myself has the ability to calm your mind, heal your wounded emotional body and set you on a course of forgiven retribution for the sins you think you have committed. Peace comes at a price, even so. You must practice Atma Kriya as Sri Swami Vishwananda and I have created it in its present state for contemporary mankind. Be diligent in your practice if you desire inner freedom.

Mahavatar Babaji

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Letter from Babaji 7.12.11

Dearly Beloveds,

In the woods in the time of the Biblical Noah, there lived a hermit who stood firm in his belief that all people are created equal in the Heart of God. At that time, many people thought, literally, that God had “chosen” people who were more beloved by the Divine than others. In this age of Kali, known as the “age of darkness,” there are numerous people around this planet shining magnificent, luminous, bright light through the darkness and ignorance abounding on the planet. These ones now realize that God loves all equally. At all times throughout Earth’s history, Holy Ones come from higher planes, or dimensional frequencies, to deliver this message to mankind that all have the same equal opportunity to Realize the Divine.

Noah taught this through listening to the heart, this "still small voice within” that whispers the truth. The Great Truth is that one can fulfill his dharma and become Realized even in the face of ridicule and great danger to the physical form. And so, it is today in your time, that my Disciple Swami Vishwananda teaches the same lesson as Noah and the hermit in Noah’s olden times and many Masters who have come to "show you the way."

So, you see, in the relationship to the Divine you forget about yourself completely. You forget about your own realization, you forget about what will make you happy. Like it is said in the Bible: The greatest happiness is when you can give your life for your friend, isn't it?” –Sri Swami Vishwananda

So let it be, my friends, that you Realize your Self in this day and this time, while allowing your teacher to Light the way for you.

Ever Your Servant,
I am known as
Mahavatar Babaji

Mahavatar Babaji Mantra
Composed and Sung by
Bhadrananda, devotee of Sri Swami Vishwananda
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gurudeva Swami Vishwananda

We all are here because of our spiritual path, because of our spiritual way, this way to the heart, this way to realization, God-Realization. Most of you probably know that the main aim, on the outside, is to know thyself, to realize the completeness of who you are in Reality. In this search, you make many travels to India, travels to America, travels everywhere, but all this searching on the outside has a limit. We are on the search and the search brings us to fun places. We meet different people, but still we are incomplete. We say, “God I have left heaven to realize it here. Whatever I’m doing, I’m doing it for Thee. Wherever I go, I’m just looking for Thee.

Sri Swami Vishwananda
Dear Readers:
This is a poem I wrote for Swami's 33rd birthday, June 13, 2011. It seems appropriate to share this today for those of you who enjoy poetry, and especially "devotion to the Guru poetry" - like Mirabai for Krishna. Then... a video from Russia of Gurudeva Being "Just Love." like only He can radiate equally to all of us -
Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

Gurudeva Swami Vishwananda
Appearance Day 33, 2011


Oh, Beloved Gurudev,
The sun rises and sets in your beautiful smile
And unfathomable, deep, loving eyes
With eternity revealed,
Reflecting Heart Love Divine.

The Stars bow in gratitude at your feet each night.
Windows of time and opportunity for
Attainment of The Divine,
You continuously open in Loving Grace
For your devotees and disciples.

Blessed be the name of
Satguru Sri Swami Vishwananda.

Christ was crucified at 33 and still lives on.
Blessed be his name!

You, Beloved Gurudev, were crucified at 30
During that Mournful Autumn of 2008.
Likened unto the Disciples at the time of Christ
Most of us suffered and did not understand…
Until later. . . and this came only due to Your
Love, Patience, and Unity of Grace.
Thank you for the sacrifice, the Heart Love:
“Greater Love hath no one than one who would lay
Down his life for others.”


Today, you live forward
Forever in your disciples' heart of hearts.
And forevermore in the Heart of The Divine.
Happy Appearance Day 33!

If I sound like a contemporary Mirabai for Krishna,
It is Truth in my heart!
Your Devoted Disciple

Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

GURUDEVA SWAMI VISHWANANDA ("Just Love" In Russia 2011)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Looking Through the Eyes of the Soul

WHAT DO THE EYES OF THE SOUL REVEAL?

There is a greater purpose to realize that you have a soul. That’s what all the great masters have revealed to mankind through centuries and centuries. You have a soul. That’s your true identity. That’s who you are. And that’s what you will be [when realized]. But don’t waste time.

Liberation [unity with God] is not dissolution, not a dissolving of the identity. You transform yourself from the limited to the unlimited, from the ego to the absolute. When you rise above the mind you see that everything becomes equal. The consciousness awakens when you detach yourself from the lower things. You realize that you are more than that.

Sri Swami Vishwananda

Mahavatar Babaji:

Radiant sunshine shines on all alike, so it is written; and so it is. Let be known unto man that when your time comes to stand in the radiance of the Divine with pure knowledge, you will radiate this same light like the sun, a golden energy that is the real you within.

Stars shine their silvery light and have the potential to awaken your inner light to the knowledge that all lives and has Being within the Cosmic Heart of the Divine. Search for this knowledge and this Love which IS the hidden treasure given from the world beyond, residing within the Heart of You.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mahavatar Responds to Comment on Yesterday's Blog

Comment from yesterday's blog:

Dear Babaji,We are attached to our identity which we understand as being this body-mind. What is the true meaning of the identity, please - is it the notion of just "I" or "I AM" or only "Am-ness, Being-ness" without any "I"? What does it mean that we ultimately merge with the Divine into Oneness - we don't loose our identity... we become infinite identity but at the same time You said there is no identification where is the drop and where is the ocean? Does it mean that we keep an identity as the ocean but we loose the notion of it...we don't identify with our identity? I hope it still makes some sense but only You, Babaji, can help...? With Love, Pranam.

Mahavatar Babaji's Response:

As your teacher, Swami Vishwananda has spoken about many times: "It is the heart where you will find the Real You!. The mind will always have questions. Surrender your body, mind and soul. Focus on any Divine aspect firstly, and then you realise your Divinity. Remember that whoever you are, even if your advancement is slow or fast, God loves you."

A video which my disciple has in her files may help you to understand that these questions you ask can be answered conclusively only from within your own heart. (The video was sent from one of Swami Vishwananda's Swamis). The Spiritual Teachers teach the lessons down through the centuries so that eventually you may discover your Self and therein you know everything and thereby you have no more questions"


Mahavatar Babaji

MESSAGE OF HOPE VIDEO:

If you do not see the video on your screen below, please try one of the two other methods of retrieving the video given below. This is a difficult video to view in some countries as people are writing me messages. -Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

1. Type in this code on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_YOG3jMlV4
2. Or type on You Tube: 2012 "A Message of Hope"