Shortly after my healing through the potency of the guru’s [Lahiri Mahasaya’s] picture, I had an influential spiritual vision. Sitting on my bed one morning, I fell into a deep reverie.

“What is behind the darkness of closed eyes?” This probing thought came powerfully into my mind. An immense flash of light at once manifested to my inward gaze. Divine shapes of saints, sitting in meditation posture in mountain caves, formed like miniature cinema pictures on the large screen of radiance within my forehead.

78-Master-the-Spiritual-Eye-768x614Painting by Nayaswami Jyotish

“Who are you?” I spoke aloud.

“We are the Himalayan yogis.” The celestial response is difficult to describe; my heart was thrilled.

“Ah, I long to go to the Himalayas and become like you!” The vision vanished, but the silvery beams expanded in ever-widening circles to infinity.

“What is this wondrous glow?”

“I am Iswara.1 I am Light.” The voice was as murmuring clouds.

“I want to be one with Thee!”

Out of the slow dwindling of my divine ecstasy, I salvaged a permanent legacy of inspiration to seek God. “He is eternal, ever-new Joy!” This memory persisted long after the day of rapture.

  1. A Sanskrit name for God as Ruler of the universe; from the root Is, to rule. There are 108 names for God in the Hindu scriptures, each one carrying a different shade of philosophical meaning.

5 Comments

  1. Eternity is happy to communicate 24 x 7 with all the manifestations in the cosmos, in the mode of universal l o v e !

  2. It is our august duty to look after the comforts of our co – passengers, in this evolution.

  3. Sir, i am 77 yers old man. Some time back i used to sit for two hours daily for meditation in a garden early morning. I too had darshan of Rama god during one of my winter sitting very clearly in the sky, as we see in photo. When i finish it my surrounding was having dense fog. Till date i could not forget the vision. Can you decipher it and explain to me the essence of vision. My meditation has been disrupted for the last year or so.

  4. so blessed to come across this wonderful read….yearn for spiritual upliftment

  5. Sir plz simply this paradoxical statement ” Everything is predestined yet we create our own destiny “.

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