Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Pujya Shree Rang Avadhoot Maharaj (Panduranga Vitthala Valame) or well known as Pujya Bapji - descent on November, 21, 1898, Kartika Sukla 9, V.S. 1955 - Birth place, Godhra, Gujarat, India. With bright student career joined Indian Independence movement. Snataka (Graduate) - served for a short period as a teacher - participated actively in social and political activities - left all these and went to Nareshwar, Gujarat, India in the year 1925 on the bank of the Holy River Narmada for penance and realised the ultimate truth to live in tune with Infinity.
Pujya Bapji stayed with holy mother, Rukmamba, guided many on spiritual path, wrote many works, inspired many for social and religious activities, and removed miseries of all types, such as physical, mental, spiritual. He did these by his spiritual powers. (Duva-Benediction). He heavily stressed upon Indian culture, and believed in practice. He did not accept any gift or money.
Pujya Bapji left the world bodily on November, 19, 1968 (Kartika Krsna 30) at Haradvara, UP, India on the bank of the Holy River Ganges. The body was brought to Nareshwar and cremated on November, 21, 1968.
Monday, January 01, 2007
Narayana Guru was born in Chempazhanthy, a suburb of Thiruvananthapuram City, the state headquarters of Kerala, India, in September of the year of 1854. His father, Madan Asan, was an Ayurvedic physician and Sanskrit scholar. His mother was Kutti Amma. Seven thousand years of India's prehistory and twenty centuries of recorded history make their claim on Narayana Guru as the renascent re-creator of India's past and present culture. As an erudite scholar of the ancient Pali and Sanskrit languages and a reformer of the regional languages of Tamil and Malayalam, the Guru gave new insight into the word wisdom of India's Vedic lore and Upanishadic profundity. His affiliation to the spiritual insight of Vedanta (India's Brahminic lore) and Siddhanta (Dravidian ethnic wisdom lore) was of a dedicated son of India's native soil.
He fought with his inspired pen of poetic lyric to liberate his downtrodden contemporaries who had been reduced to the status of domestic slaves and illiterates for more than four millennia. His path of liberation was of soul-freeing education and service to fellow humans as a model for shouldering responsibilities as compassionate citizens of a new world culture and ethos.
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We are often inclined to focus on God as the Creator of the Universe and as our personal protector and savior. During every age, however, God also enters human form to embody Perfect Love, Compassion, Humility and Divinity for all humankind. Those manifestations of God in human form inspire and gently remind us that Divinity exists within each of us and that it is both our potential and our destiny to one day attain that same, perfect union with God. The world today is actively blessed by one of God's great Himalayan saints, Brahmarishi Baba Lokenath, who became God in Human Form after 80 years of yogic austerities. Baba Lokenath lived from 1730-1890. Such a life span, though difficult to grasp by the western mind, is not unheard of among great Yogis.
Baba Lokenath, an Embodiment of Love
As an Embodiment of Love, Baba Lokenath promises us, "Whenever you are in danger, whether in war, forest, ocean or jungle, remember Me. I shall save you. You may not know me. You may not realize who I am. Just pray to me with a little touch of your heart and I shall free you from gripping sorrows and miseries." Baba Lokenath calls to us, reaching across the distance of a century, to uplift every dimension of our lives. He reaches out to us with intense love and compassion. He extends an active and intervening hand of grace to heal our ills and personal deficiencies, however large or small, however tenacious they may seem, however hopeless we may feel about them.