Babaji, the Peerless Mahavatar


Recently came to know about Babaji. Was reading and learning about him. How can I get his blessings and how do I know he will listen me? What should I do for him to listen all my pains which I am going through in life?

—Aruna, USA


Dear Aruna,

Blessings to you to have had Babaji revealed to you. Anyone who thinks of Babaji with reverence will receive an instant blessing. Babaji’s role in this world is to guide other masters in their more visible work on behalf of the Infinite Spirit (out of whose love all creation is spun).

Feel free to pray to Babaji but you might also pray to those whom he has sent into “marketplace” of human lives to share the message of Self-realization. Paramhansa Yogananda was sent to the West by Babaji, being trained through Lahiri Mahasaya and Swami Sri Yukteswar, with the liberating message of Kriya Yoga. So while you pray to Babaji, seek out those in Yogananda’s name who act as his emissaries in the world in which we live. This is the purpose of Ananda’s worldwide work: to carry out the plan Babaji and Christ have to aid the evolution of consciousness in this ascending age (now in Dwapara Yuga).

Babaji lives in the remote Himalayas in the Badrinarayan district. Few are privileged to see him and only those to whom he reveals himself. He is deathless, and no barrier of time or space can defeat the deepest devotion of one’s heart from reaching him. He can appear to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Nonetheless, we should also respect his wishes to remain unseen and to work through others.

Have you read the Autobiography of a Yogi and the many references to Babaji, including the special chapter dedicated to him? I would be surprised if you have not, for this book, in 1946, the year the book was first published, was a broadly public “sight” of Babaji offered in the West.

Jai Babaji!
Nayaswami Hriman
Seattle WA USA