Yogi-Christ of Modern India
Who Is Babaji?
No limiting facts about Babaji’s family or birthplace, dear to the annalist’s heart, have ever been discovered.…
Saints of East and West
Kriya Yoga and Lahiri Mahasaya
Kriya Yoga Spreads to the West
Stories and Miracles
The peerless master moves with his group from place to place in the mountains. His small band contains two highly advanced American disciples. After Babaji has been in one locality for some time, he says: “Dera danda uthao.” (“Let us lift our camp and staff.”) He carries a symbolic danda (bamboo staff).
His words are the signal for moving with his group instantaneously to another place. He does not always employ this method of astral travel; sometimes he goes on foot from peak to peak.
Babaji can be seen or recognized by others only when he so desires. He is known to have appeared in many slightly different forms to various devotees — sometimes without beard and moustache, and sometimes with them. As his undecaying body requires no food, the master seldom eats. As a social courtesy to visiting disciples, he occasionally accepts fruits, or rice cooked in milk and clarified butter.
Two amazing incidents of Babaji’s life are known to me…
Pedro Gonzales Milan… told me of the first time he had read the Autobiography of a Yogi.
While reading, he came to the passage that read, “Whenever anyone utters with reverence the name of Babaji, that devotee attracts an instant spiritual blessing.”
He put the book down, moved to his depths. “If these words be true,” he thought, “I must prove them so! Babaji, heed the cry of my heart: Come to me!”
“Instantly,” he told me, “the room was filled with a glorious light and my heart, with bliss.”
Next Places to Visit
Ages shall come and go—still the deathless master, beholding the drama of the centuries, shall be present on this stage terrestrial.