While we were in India, we enjoyed a wonderful conversation with Indu Bhan. Although elderly now, in his youth Indu was a key assistant and good friend to Swami Kriyananda. Indu’s mother, Rani Bhan, was a remarkable person and a great help to Swamiji during that time. She was a powerful spiritual magnet, her house constantly visited by the great saints of that period. If you’ve heard the name of a saint from Northern India, such as Anandamayi Ma, Neem Karoli Baba, or Swami Narayan, they probably visited or stayed with Rani. She passed away in 2005, but Indu is still in touch with her through dreams and occasional visions.

Rani saw Babaji more than once during her lifetime, and Indu told us that she is still in regular contact with him on the astral plane. She asked Babaji a question that is in the minds of many of us: “Why don’t you do something to stop all the darkness we see in the world today?”

Mahavatar Babaji Advice and Teachings Paramhansa YoganandaBabaji’s answer was fascinating and enlightening. “Darkness,” he said, “has its necessary place, since creation depends upon the duality of both light and dark for its very existence. But although I cannot stop the darkness, it is my job to help increase the light.” Good advice for all of us.

During our trip, we felt Babaji’s grace more strongly than ever before, sometimes very palpably. We felt his blessings in Brindaban (Babaji/Krishna’s city from ancient times), where every day Ananda devotees give material aid as well as love and dignity to many thousands of widows. We felt his hand behind the attendance of our talk in Chennai by Rajinikanth, the Indian superstar and Babaji devotee. He is so popular that sixteen regional newspapers printed the story that he had attended the event.

And we felt his blessings during the presentation of the “Global Ambassador Peace Award” at the United Nations. Shomik Chaudhuri, the man who presented the award, comes from a family of Babaji devotees. He himself received Kriya initiation at the age of twelve from a disciple of the deathless master.

Many other times also during this trip Babaji’s blessings were present. And why not? After all, we have dedicated our entire lives to serving the work he started and still guides. He promised that anyone can receive his blessing just by reverently thinking of him.

But back to his advice about light and dark: It applies not only globally but also personally. You will progress much faster if you concentrate on increasing the light in your consciousness rather than focusing on dark areas that may remain lurking there. “The greatest ‘sin,’” Paramhansa Yogananda often used to say, “is to call yourself a sinner.”

One of the aspects of the yogic path that first attracted me was that it didn’t make a big deal out of sin, seeing it as only a misdirection of energy, due to ignorance. If we but channel our energy in an upward and expansive direction, our darkness will instantly begin to wane. Master said that keeping your energy focused at the point between the eyebrows, the center of light in the body, will fill you with God’s presence, and is the fastest way to advance spiritually.

Forget the ignorant acts of the dark side and live in the light. Let’s follow Babaji’s advice and focus on increasing the light in ourselves, others, and the world. Happiness will follow.

In the light,

Nayaswami Jyotish

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  1. Thank you so much for this meaningful article ,i felt happy while reading it..and hope of spreading this happiness to others also.. i felt really heartwarming..

    1. Jyotish Ji ,Thanks for making us understand the message of Mahaavatar Babaji “Concentrate on increasing the light of our consciousness is most important ” and his promise .

  2. Thankyou for your wonderful words of encouragement.
    God Bless You

  3. Dear Nayaswami Jyotish Ji,
    Thank you for the wonderful Blog 🙂
    It is always endearing to read about Babaji. Such a powerful statement and something to follow “increase the light”


  4. Thank Nayaswami Jyotish ji.
    Very good massage about darkness n light.
    Jay Satguru

  5. We are grateful for your love, our beloved Swamis Jyotishand Devi. God bless.

  6. Thank you dear friends we so need your guidance and Babajis at this time in history.

  7. Beautiful message, Thank you jyotish ji and deviji

  8. Do you know the exact kriya kundalini yoga techniques that Babaji practices? If so can you tell me what they are? I practice the pranayamas, meditations, chantings, yoga asanas to the best of my abilities ( like Babaji); but I am far from being physically immortal, God, having my desires meet in life: true love, God’s love with a wife, money to give to Babaji, Jesus, a wife, please help me do the kriya kundalini yoga techniques right everyday like Babaji!!!

  9. Dear Jyotishji & Deviji,
    Thank you so much for this beautiful blog… It’s a pleasure to read your messages for us…. Learning your experiences gives us great inspiration to come out of worldly routines we were used to be living through…Thanks for showing us Babaji’s light as a messenger of his, .. By Master’s blessings .. Thanks for the love we got when u both were here with us in Chennai .
    Seema Rana

  10. Thank you beloved Nayaswami Jyotish Ji and Nayaswami Devi Ji

  11. As usual, you looked into my life and delivered the very message I needed most. 🙂
    Thank you, dear friend.

  12. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom and light, Jyotish! A couple years ago I was focusing on Babaji during my meditations and thoughts. I wondered if he knew I was trying to connect with him. One night I had a dream and Babiji was in it looking straight at me. His eyes were not looking upward but straight at me. I felt his blessing.

  13. Thank you Nayaswami Jyotish Ji for sharing the messages of Mahavatar Babaji. After reading the article one can feel Spiritual recharge.

  14. Thank you very much,
    a precious help for my life ….every day


  15. This is a holiday gift to set upon the heart. Thank you so much.
    At the annual tree lighting ceremony in Chappaqua, NY on Saturday,
    I will behold Babajii’s sacred presence and his message.

  16. Dear Nayaswami Jyotish, OMG, Thank you again so very much for this awesome article and just like Bill Grady (and other like minded friends’ comments also) has come at an especially needed time., words are never adequate but Beloved Devine knows our all when we focus in their eyes whilst talking with our hearts….their loving response is beyond any words. How Blessed are you and Devi for the instruments that you are, and we are too by you sharing with us. God Bless all

  17. Jyothish Ji , this blog could not have come about in any other better time other than now. For , it is the Bharani Dheepam time at the holy shrine of Arunachaleshwara at Thiruvannamalai signifying the lighting of inner lamp to dispel the darkness ever lurking inside.
    Surely Babaji’s hand is crystal Clearly visible in the timing of your message.
    Pranams .

  18. Blessed and inspired by your message.

  19. the dualaity in this age is very stark and extreme…as compared to the satyug era ….so the pain is more now….only if baba ji reduce the darkness content by his grace ..as it is humanly imposible for us to do that..

  20. Dear Acharyas, thank you for your blessings and your precious presence amidst us. Your gracious visit, especially the recent one, was a landmark event for me personally.
    As we read through the anecdote, it feels dearly a reassurance of Babaji being the lighthouse of our lives. Feeling blessed to hear the precepts and promises sparkling in the testimonials. Thank you for sharing the touch of light that kindles our insights ?❤️?

  21. Thank you for this wonderful article.
    A lot to think about and a lot to learn.

  22. Thank you so much for all your articles dear Joytish & Devi .
    Today’s email about Babajis advice was particularly touching for me
    Blessings and love to you all and many thanks for all your good work for us in remote parts of the world

  23. Dear Jyothishji & Deviji,

    I am always cherishing the golden moments with you during Chennai visit 2017.

    Focusing the brightest light in between eye brows, enable us to receive ever joy smoothing effect and facilitate us to stay focus positively in the present.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful experience in this blog.

    Jai Guru.

    With Spiritual Joy,

  24. Great message & true to it’d Last word.

    I m the follower of another Great Baba Maniram Paramhans, (He was also a contemporary of Baba Neeb Karori Maharaaj) who used to visit my Father since much before my birth.
    Although he didn’t interact much with the masses, & kept a very low profile, his message was the same that every individual has to progress in Spiritualism through his/her own Selfless efforts, and watch as the Karmas of previous births unfold, as we travel on this path unflinchingly!
    He had also given his teachings by emphasizing the guidance given in the 12th chapter of Srimad Bhagwad Gita which has become part of my daily Life for the last 37 years.
    Sunil Thapliyal
    Sunil Thapliyal

  25. Dear Jyotish and Devi, as always, I am eternally grateful for your ‘spot on, timely reminder to open the curtains and let in the light. One definition of ‘sin’ that I found years ago in an old ‘antique’ Webster’s Dictionary: Sin: a term used in archery; you missed the center of the target. Re-align your bow and arrow and shoot again, more carefully. Namaste

  26. Thank you for blessing me with Babaji’ s message
    & may I be a part in resonating this in Universe!

  27. Jai Babaji !!!

    Inspiring us all to keep INCREASING the LIGHT !!!

    Thank You!

  28. Namaste. Sir, Thank you so much for the beautiful messages. May God and Guru bless you all for lighting up the path of others.

  29. Thank u so much ,Jyotishji ,for this lovely message of Revered Babaji, as to how v can increase and spread more light in us and in the world.

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