Who Is Babaji?
Who is Shiva Goraksha Babaji
In his hands he holds the evolutionary lightning of life and death. He is the head, the heart, the seed and the soul of undying knowledge. It is from him that all ancient avatars, prophets, heirophants, and divine incarnations have sprung. It is about him whom legends are rife the length and breadth of India.
People know him by many names, and yet he is called the Nameless One. He broods over the infant humanities from eternity to eternity. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but he shall be in the here now, eternally to stay. The limited vision of sages, siddhas, philosophers and yogis cannot pierce his transcendental star. His spiritual stature is inconceivable. He is the collective Elohim, the spiritual essence of the nine Nath Lords combined. He is the great sacrifice who in a countless supernovae explosion infused every atom of creation with his spirit of livingness, wisdom and truth to redeem not only humankind but all life and matter to their pristine state of consciousness.
Shiv-Goraksha Babaji is regarded as a manifestation of Lord Shiva himself. He has bestowed upon humanity the practices to evolve human consciousness, in particular, the divine alchemy of Shiva Shakti (Kundalini Kriya Yoga), which exercises a double action to hasten the evolution of the self soul. This expands the self consciousness and burns away past evil karma.
Shiv-Goraksha Babaji is the founder of the Nath Tradition. He reveals himself to only a few he chooses and usually remains invisible, guiding humanity through his disciples. He has revived the ancient science of God realization in modern times. His mission continues to manifest through the work of his disciples.
There is a great mystery and a sacrifice to the ninth level of Divine Awareness which is self born. This is the state of Brahma Nirvana from which the ineffable Shiva-Goraksha-Babaji descends to redeem humanity yet maintains his state. How this is possible is known only to Him. He is the collective consciousness of the seven primordial sages of the fire mist born at the beginning of Time.
He is the total light of the highest Elohim; and yet in his unfathomable compassion has left behind a finite portion of His Infinite consciousness to evolve humanity into the likeness of Divinity. This finite and immortal portion of His Divinity manifest amongst the haunts of men from time to time as the need arises. Throughout eternity this Eternal Now watches over the evolution of humanity till it is liberated. Truly called the Visibile-Invisible Saviour of humanity, the great sacrifice!
Babaji is ever the same. He was never born and therefore can never die. They call him aja (the unborn). But from time to time this compassionate Lord of irradiant splendor does manifest for humanity to do what needs to be done. Pulling the veil of Maya by his own will he takes a form of Lightless light to incarnate amongst the haunts of men. He guards, guides and enlightens their consciousness as per their evolutionary blueprint.
His deathless body of lightless light may take any form through which he can express and show himself to the faithful from age to age. He took the form of Adi Nath Shiva himself, and of Rudra of the Ancient of days. He came recently in 500 B.C. as Kal Agni Nath, then as Dakshin Murti when he initiated himself. Then he manifested as Gorksha Nath in 70 B.C. at the time of King Shalivahan and Chowrangee Nath. In the same ever present immortal body he manifests as Shiv-Goraksha-Babaji in the ninth century A.D. during the time of Guga Nath, whom he empowered to have complete mastery over the Nagas and ultimately be worshipped as a Naga God.
Goraksha Nath is himself shown in the supreme samadhi sitting as Nagaraj upon a Yogic throne under which the Nine Nagas, Vasuki, Ananta, Takshaka, Varuna, Padmaka, Sankhpala, Kulika, Mahapadma, and Karkotaka. This Lord of karma and destiny, Shiva Goraksha Nagaraj sat upon his throne of nagas for 12 years to withhold the rain and create a drought to give the people of Nepal their Karmic retribution, thereby evolving their souls.
- The snakes, which were subdued to form the asan throne were:
- Varuna, white in color weaning a sevenfold jeweled Nagahood;
- Ananta, carrying a jewel in a lotus in his hands and took his position in the center of a dark blue hue in the east;
- Padmaka, the color of a lotus stalk with five hoods in the south;
- Takshala, the nine hooded saffron colored in the west; Vasuki, the seven headed green took his position in the north;
- Shankha pala, yellowish in the south-west;
- Kulika, the white with thirty heads in the northwest;
- Karkotaka, the half human with snake tail of a blue color in the southeast, and
- Mahapadma, golden colored in the northeast.
When the souls of Nepal had been purged of their sins Matsyendra Nath appeared in Nepal, then Goraksha Nath got up to greet him; the Nagas were released and copious rainfall was had.
It so happened that the great Matsyendra Nath journeyed to the Himalayas and there did intense tapa and meditation. The Adi Nath Lord Shiva was pleased, appeared to the Nath and asked him what he needed. The great Yogi asked Shiva to give him a disciple greater and more perfect than himself. The Lord answered and said, You are already perfect and have attained the final enlightenment. But Matsyendra Nath insisted so Lord Shiva said that he would himself manifest as his disciple. Then from the Heart of Adi Nath the Eternal Shiva Goraksha Babaji ensued an irradiant flame of splendor and the Mahavatar Shiva Goraksha Babaji was manifest in the spiritual realm; ready to inhabit a grosser body.
So Matsyendra Nath gave to a woman wanting a child some holy ash (Vibhuti) from his bag. The spirit of Goraksha was in the Vibhuti but the unbelieving woman threw it into the dirt and the dung heap. Unperturbed by this act, the spirit of Goraksha still grew and when Matsyendra Nath came to the place and called to the woman she was sorry for what she had done and told him her story.
Then the Lord of compassion Shiva Goraksha arose from beneath the dirt and mire of our earth to cleanse and free the earth and its people from the same dirt and dung which covers their souls. To give us the radiant love and nectar of the Divine through Kriya Yoga Meditation.
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