Guru Dev – Brahmananda Sarasvati
Maharishi avec Ma Ananda Moyi
In those days sages and saints used to ‘hang out’ and visit with one another. Above photo shows Deveraha Baba, Maharish and Tat Walla Baba, saints visiting one another.
Way across the Lakshman Juhla, crossing the Ganges river, then walking about one kilometer past the Kailashanand Mission into the jungle foothills to the secluded retreat there lay the caves of Tat Wale Baba Ashram.
It was in one of these caves belonging to Tat Walla Baba that I spent six weeks in retreat and in my next blog I will be telling you some of the stories which I hope you will find interesting.
When we read what was his spirituality, we find it not far from what is taught and practiced by another of our times, Mooji.
Interesting to observe that among the saints, some went out and taught, others taught by their presence, allowing the public to come seeking knowledge at their feet.
Some kept silence most of the time and taught simply by their presence, like Nityananda (Swami Muktananda’s Guru)
Important though, they never stopped anyone from coming to receive their blessings.
Tat Wale Baba lectures to an international
gathering of seekers. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi translates.
Tat Wale Baba began his discourse in unstrained, forceful Hindi, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi translated.
“What is the aim of all the beings? It is the attainment of infinite happiness. A life free from suffering, and the attainment of eternal happiness is what we want. Now, we should discriminate and analyze if there is anything in the world which can give us permanent, eternal happiness. From the ant up to the giant of the Creator, all are in the field of change, that is, relative values. Infinite happiness can only come from something which could be immortal, non-changing, eternal. This which is the goal of everything, this infinite, is our own Self. And in order to experience that Self which is the basis of all, we don’t have to seek, we don’t have to search, we don’t have to make efforts. It’s there, present everywhere. Wherever you are, in whatever reign of time or place, that Self is there – wherever we are in whatever time. Only, we have to take our awareness to that level and that is it. Having forgotten that level of life, we are seeking for that eternal happiness. That Self is. It is being and it is blissful. Having forgotten that, we now are seeking for it. We have forgotten what we ourselves are and we’re trying to find that in the world. As long as we don’t enter into that area which is infinite happiness, free from suffering, so long we will not be free from suffering and we will not get into that eternal happiness. There is no happiness of significant nature in the world; the child is gone, and the youth is gone, and the man is old, and even then he is not fulfilled in the world. When he gets established in the Self, then automatically freedom from suffering and attainment of bliss will be there.” (taken from:http://www.yogiphotos.com/intro.html)
Jesus said: Matthew 6:33
King James Version (KJV)
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
For those interested in reading more about the sage Tat Walla Baba, there is a book on line for free. It also supplies many photos and quite an account of his life and death.