Many non secular seekers have turn into acquainted with Mahavatar Babaji, and an artist’s conception of him, by Paramahansa Yogananda’s “Autobiography of a Yogi”. Some declare that this similar Babaji was often known as Hariakhan Baba, from the early 1800s until 1922, and that he reincarnated once more in 1970, in a collapse northern India, trying a lot youthful however altering dramatically over his fourteen yr incarnation. Still others imagine the true Maha Avatar Babaji is a distinct entity altogether; one who had a female physique in his youth, which modified slowly into a picture of a balding Willie Nelson, earlier than he left his physique in 1997. This Babaji claimed that each variations of Hariakhan Baba have been disciples of him. So, who’s the true Babaji? Or are all of them simply completely different manifestations of the one and solely Babaji?
I personally have had a deep connection to outdated Hariakhan Babaji and younger Haidakhan Babaji, as he got here to be identified. When my home burned down in 1987, a photograph of outdated Hariakhan Babaji didn’t deplete. Then years later, when it was time to promote our rebuilt residence resulting from divorce, I prayed deeply to younger Babaji for his assist, promising to come back to his ashram in India, if the home offered. Banks wouldn’t finance our home, because it was off the grid with different vitality, and that alone minimize out over ninety -five % of our potential purchaser prospects. Miraculously, the home offered the subsequent day and I used to be quickly off to India, and to study far more about Babaji.
As divine windfall and karma would have it, I used to be given younger Babaji’s favourite silver silk waist coat as my Christmas current, at his ashram in Haidakhan in 1994. This was a Christmas I’d always remember in a single of the holiest place on earth. Then I used to be given a studying by saint Shastraji, who lived with Babaji practically daily for his fourteen yr incarnation. He acknowledged that Babaji had appeared to me thrice already on this life and that I did not acknowledge him, however he can be coming once more quickly. I subsequent attended the opening, full moon night time of the 1995 Kumbha Mela pageant at Allahabad, with ten million souls in attendance already! Here Babaji appeared to me as time stood nonetheless. He requested me in good English, “Are you having enjoyable?” I could not discover my voice to reply again. Then he disappeared, leaving me completely blessed and bewildered. Yes, I used to be having enjoyable! And now I felt like Babaji had completely blessed my journey to India and, the truth is, my whole life, unbeknownst to me most of the time.
Years later, with the arrival of our on-line our on-line world, I started researching every thing I may discover on Babaji. There is quite a bit on the market and far appears contradictory and complicated. However, I’ve come to appreciate what Babaji acknowledged, “I’m no physique and no factor.” Yogananda stated, “Babaji is past human comprehension.” How true! I feel the varied varieties of Babaji entice completely different sorts of disciples. To those that imagine Babaji was a manifestation of Krishna and advocated Kriya yoga, he seems because the lengthy haired picture often known as Kriya Babaji in Yogananda’s guide. To those that imagine Babaji is Lord Shiva incarnate, he seems as the 2 variations of Haidakhan Baba.I’m nonetheless confused in regards to the Willie Nelson model of Babaji and why no one appears to know a lot about this incarnation. What little data there’s, simply would not appear so as to add up, to me. However, I do really feel that Babaji can manifest any kind at will, together with animals. It is his message that’s essential, not the physique. This controversy won’t ever be solved by any rational thoughts. To me, there’s solely One Living Eternal God in fact, simplicity and love. That is the Babaji and message that I really feel, in my coronary heart.