Teachings of Haidakhan Babaji | 11 part


19 OCTOBER 1983

You must intensify your courage and enthusiasm. I want all work to be done punctually - on time.

Whatever work you do, do it with a sense of duty. I do not need more work to be done but I want work done with concentration, efficiently and expeditiously. Everyone must do his or her work here as his or her own work. I want everybody to be very active and hard working. Activity – hard work - is the only way to infuse new life into your country.

There is a great possibility of war in many countries by December. Also, there are possibilities of civil wars. There will be fights between families and between groups within countries. They will destroy each other this way. That is why I want to emphasize unity.

Your aim in life must be to be always active. If you work hard, then you will be happy. You will get good sleep and a healthy appetite also.

In the name of Lord Rama, all your work should be done perfectly. May all of you be happy!.


27 OCTOBER 1983.

Shri Babaji spoke through Shastriji, whispering each sentence into Shastriji's ear to welcome the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, the Honorable C.P.N. Singh

Today is a blessed day because His Excellency the Governor of Uttar Pradesh has arrived here. On behalf of all the devotees, from India and abroad, we extend a hearty welcome to him. Shri Mahaprabhuji showers endless blessings and good wishes on him.

This Vishwa Mahadham is not an ordinary place. It is special because Lord Shiva, in His mortal body, is living and moving here. The earth which is touched by the Holy Feet of Shri Mahaprabhuji is holier than even the highest heaven.

Revered Shri Mahendra Maharaj himself has written that Hairakhan is a wonderful place - in all ways it is giving pleasure - the beauty of the place entrances the mind. Thousands of people are coming from thousands of miles away and experiencing the cosmic vibrations of this place. One who lives here for some time becomes a real Yogi.

We who are here even forget the date or day or time. The mind concentrates automatically because this is the holy place of Lord Shiva's penance. Gautam Ganga always flows here with a roaring sound and all siddha yogis, demons and the Gods worship in this place. Those who live here for some time automatically get many kinds of yogic powers.

This is true because the places that have been touched by the Holy Feet of the Lord have a divine power in them. If we call this place a heaven on earth, it will not be an exaggeration. Those who have a Darśan of this place have all their wishes fulfilled. Both material and spiritual desires are fulfilled, giving a person the assurance that this life is a complete success.

As far as we can see, doing penance in this world has great significance. In the atmosphere and vibration of Hairakhan there is such divine energy that a person gets the power to control the five elements and the five prāṇas of the body; so much so that some people come here even three or four times a year from abroad to enjoy this bliss. Today we are all blessed and we all pray to God for the Governor's good health, long life, and success, both spiritual and material. Shri Mahaprabhuji loves you and showers millions and millions of blessings on you.


The Governor's response to the welcome:

Whatever you heard from Shastriji was all the inspiration of Shri Mahaprabhuji. I do not know what words to use to reciprocate such a greeting.

We must remember that in this place, as a result of the appearance of Shankar Swyambhu (the Self-created Lord Shiva), the essential thing is that there are no differences here. Hindus, Moslems, Germans, Italians, rich and poor - all come to the Holy Feet of Bhagwan.

Your bodies are outside but your minds have merged into His Lotus Feet and achieved purification. The degenerated human race starts its purification automatically from His Lotus Feet to effortlessly spread throughout the world. For that purpose only, this forgotten, neglected land is now getting new life.

The work we are all engaged in here is for the purpose of making Man a true human being. At present, men have become like animals. Oh, Prahhu! By Your Grace save mankind!

28 OCTOBER 1983

With people going their own way and conflicting with each other, it seems that a time of great crisis is very near. The world needs change from its roots upwards. Oh, my children! Youth of the world! Be brave and courageous and be prepared to face life as it comes, because as long as there is no fundamental "root" change in the world, there can be no improvement.

Oh, brave youth! (It is right to call everyone "youth" now), go from house to house, in any area, wherever you live, wherever you go, and give them this message: "Awake! Arise! And be exalted! Make your life a success!"

Now the time is very near, there is no time to do anything else, no time to brood. Wherever you live, get organized, unite and awaken the people. Show the Path of Righteousness and Truth to all.

You have to be strong and capable of facing these coming difficult times. Oh, youth! Remove all differences from your minds and unite like one great chain. We have to do good, not bad, for the whole world. You have to gather your courage, leave behind the fear of death to face life with hope and courage. Forget profit and loss - do not be concerned for praise or abuse - march on!

You will have to walk through the blazing fire; only then can this world be saved..

29 OCTOBER 1983.

Shri Babaji again spoke through Shastriji, whispering each sentence into Shastriji's ear Highest Brahmarshi, Blessed One (speaking of and to the Governor of Uttar Pradesh), we give all good wishes to you during your stay here. As the great learned and respected Bhishma Pitamaha showed to the people in the Dwapara Yuga the correct path to Truth and Righteousness, so His Excellency, the respected Governor, is showing the correct way of life to the people of this Age. We all have this high expectation of him. We have a very high place for him in our hearts. We hope that he will guide us, time and again, like Bhishma Pitamaha.

Truth, Simplicity and Love are like a Triveni (a triveni is the joining place of three rivers). The way to success is to join Karma Yoga to this Triveni. Shri Mahaprabhuji is encouraging us to follow the path of Karma Yoga which is the only way to fulfill our wishes in this and future lives.

Shri Mahaprabhuji wants the creation of very brave and courageous people in the world. If, with full faith and devotion to God and with a firm determination, people follow the Path of Truth, Simplicity and Love with Karma Yoga, they will reach their goal. When the whole world is burning with the fire of sins and sorrows and the flames are about to swallow the world, this is the only way by which humanity can be saved. Only he who has firm determination will survive this destruction. That is why great Rishis have proclaimed: "Awake! Arise! Go to the wise and learn from them!"

There is no place for fear; people must work fearlessly in the world. Maharshi Markandeya has said that we must be fearless: when a man is fearless, no man can stand against him in battle - either a battle in material life or in spiritual life. He is victorious in all the battles of life.

Now Babaji is suggesting another point - that we must annihilate the feelings of "I-ness" and "my-ness" from our minds. You must march forward like a soldier, dutifully and bravely. The thing which brings man down is "attachment" to his own kith and kin. When you all belong to this whole universe, where is the place for "I" and "mine?" We must unite as one universal family and march forward in unity. By this means only will the world be benefitted. This is not the concern of one individual but that of the whole universe. The only true man is one who practices "humanism."

Every man must cultivate the qualities of "humanity" - this is the only way to success in life.

To teach us this way of "humanity" or "humanism," Sadgurudev Shri Babaji has appeared here. "Humanity" will not be elevated by lecturing and talking but we must awaken the spirit of humanism in all of mankind. Everyone must remove the differences between themselves and others and work in the world in unity; otherwise the disorder which is spreading in the world will go on increasing and there well be no cure for it.

There is only one way for mankind to be saved and that is by changing the hearts of all people. Shri Mahaprabhuji will give His full spiritual power to this, but every man and woman will also have to make their best efforts toward this end. As long as there is no change of heart, humanity is in great danger.


29 OCTOBER 1983.

The Governor's Response

If you so order, I will also speak a few words.

Mahaprabhuji Hairakhan Bihari, my hundreds and hundreds of salutations and pranams to you.

Swayambhu Hairakhandi has explained an ideal. There is no doubt about His incarnation, which is most significantly for the purpose of entering into the deep consciousness of Man - to awaken man. This could not have been accomplished without this incarnation. This incarnation happens only when the people do not accomplish those righteous works which Absolute Truth requires of them.

Thus it is clear, and you can understand Who He is, and why God has come, and what we have to do. In His teachings, His work and His daily routine of life, we can see that He not only gives us blessings but in His daily practical life He exemplifies what He says. There is no difference between His speech and His action.

An Urdu poem says that as long as there is a veil between you and Him, He is away from you; but as soon as you lift that veil (of ignorance) you see Him only - everywhere.

This saint is the Remover of the Veil. This One who is in human form is a tremendous Power. What is our responsibility? It is that we must obey His teachings which He gives us in very rousing words. We must always do our duties earnestly.

How do we fulfill these duties? Only by firm determination. How do we cultivate this firm determination? By repeating daily, like a mantra, "I will control my desires and fulfill my duty." When this thought dominates your mind, then you are blessed by Him and His Shakti. Even those who have no physical contact with Him are graced by His blessings.

Universal peace will be established in the same way as the rays of the sun and the moon shine on all the world. Like that, the aura and the rays of Light which emanate from Shri Mahaprabhuji will reach everywhere and give Light to all. If you have any responsibility in the spreading of His Light, it is to work with faith. Everyone should share this Message with ten more people. If you are able to spread the Message and transform lives, then your life is lived at its best.

A few moments ago, when Baba was talking about humanity, a dog came in and wagged his tail as if to tell us "Don't look at my wagging tail - look into yourself!" Oh, people! We should not live like dogs - like animals. We must be human!

For this purpose only, He had to come - to manifest the Ideal. He has to take a human form to guide and show the Ideal, not by talking, but by living it.

Here we see a wonderful thing which we do not see at any other place - there is no differentiation here of caste, creed, religion, rich or poor. All are treated equally here. And that is a great thing.


30 OCTOBER 1983.

The Kumaon Commissioner, Shri A.K. Das, spoke on behalf of the State Officers from Nainital who came to Haidakhan with Governor C.P.N. Singh.

By the grace of Shri Mahaprabhuji, the Governor came here yesterday and Shri Shastriji told the Governor that he was like Bhishma Pitamaha. It is true that the Governor is like Bhishma Pitamaha because it is through him that all we officers and other staff have got the Darśan of Shri Mahaprabhuji and have been able to stay in this ashram.

We are all very much impressed to see that people from thousands of miles away have sent their offering of thousands of rupees and have themselves come here to sit, without distinction of caste, color and creed, at His Lotus Feet. We have never seen such gatherings anywhere else.

The Message of Shri Babaji about Karma Yoga is so great that it elevates human beings. He has come to awaken humanity which is now sleeping in ignorance. The love and grace which He has showered upon us all is great. We are all forever indebted to Him.


The Italians have shown great enthusiasm and courage. Everyone must follow their example because this Earth is a field of Karma (work). Everyone must be active, working. The great people who lived in the past thrived by doing Karma Yoga - now, also, people who thrive are those who are working diligently. I have told you before that only through Karma Yoga can you make progress. That is why I tell you that you must always walk on the Path of Karma Yoga and teach others to follow this Path, too.

Until you breathe your last breath, you should not abandon Karma Yoga. Inaction is like death - that is why you must go on working, advancing, and making progress.


Mahaprabhuji has control over Kāli (Time), the God of Death. Mahaprabhuji can create many worlds and can destroy many Creations at His will. If you are His devotee or disciple, why should there be any fear in you? You should not worry at all. Be fearless!!!


At a tea party given at the dhuni in the Company Garden

On behalf of everyone, 71/2 kilos of congratulations to you!

This kind of organization and celebration is good. You should get together in one place at least once a week. This kind of meeting is "Phuro!" - complete. All people will be awakened by this kind of meeting; your contacts will increase. It is of great significance to have such meetings.

For the sake of Lord Rama, the time of ideal kingdom of Lord Rama (the Ramaj) will come.

This kind of program must be held in every village and city. This will bring about a great reform in society. You will know each other better by meeting like this - the differences among people will be reduced.

For the sake of Lord Rama, we must progress in Karma Yoga.

For the sake of Lord Rama - "Phuro!" This is a complete and inspiring mantra.

For the sake of Lord Rama, we must not hesitate to do any service, any work that comes to us.

For the sake of Lord Rama, we must progress - advance!.


10 NOVEMBER 1983.

The fact is that your daily routine work from morning till night is the real Kriya Yoga. The union of morning and evening (that is, the work of your whole day) is the real Kriya Yoga.

The union of that work which is started in the morning and finished in the evening ifs real Kriya Yoga. I don't want to brainwash people; they have already been brain-washed! Those who are doing the brain-washing themselves do not understand the meaning of Kriya and Yoga (union). There is nothing like Kriya Yoga. There is nothing in this world that is not Kriya Yoga. Perfection in work is the real Kriya Yoga.

Every action in this world, including eating and drinking, is Kriya Yoga. The digestive process in your body is Kriya. The process of uniting any two or more things is Kriya Yoga.

The people of the world are being confused by others. Doing your own duty perfectly, ADVANCE! GO FORWARD! That is Kriya Yoga, that is Karma Yoga - by this means only can you make progress. Perfection in work is Kriya Yoga.

All the scientists now thriving in this world are Kriya Yogis. Concentrated and meditative people are all Kriya Yogis. There is no such separate thing as Kriya Yoga. People have been misled -thousands and millions of people have been ensnared in this trap. Only that is Kriya which brings peace and happiness and all kinds of benefits to people. To do good actions is Kriya Yoga. Worship (Puja) is also Kriya Yoga, worship of any deity is Kriya Yoga.

You must all do service to humanity, THAT is Kriya Yoga. The times now demand this of you in this world. In every way, in every manner possible, do good to others and make them happy – that is Kriya Yoga. To each individual and to every country, provide what they lack.

17 NOVEMBER 1983.

The food which we eat must be clean and nutritious, like it was today. (There had been a fine birthday feast that noon.) We should pay special attention to everyone's health. Wherever there are centers, people should try to grow and cook good vegetables and make halvah and distribute them to others! Food should be nutritious so your strength for working will increase and your mind will be strong, too. It is necessary to keep the body in good health in order to do good Karma. If your body is not strong, how will you work? We should eat nutritious food so our bodies become energetic and our brains work better.

I want a Creation of strong and healthy people - there is no place for weak people. I want people in this Creation to be as fast in their actions as the Wind. I want people who work with all their bodily energies. At this time, the world needs such brave, strong people.

If you are weak, how will you work and how will you live? You must generate energy in order to exist. Everyone must always be working hard. You should never cultivate inaction here. There is no use to be a deadweight to the Earth. Whatever wars were fought during the past centuries were only to relieve the world of the dead weight of idleness. You must be hard workers.

If you are engaged in doing good deeds and go on doing good acts, you will have good sleep, good appetite and bad thoughts will not cross your mind. Otherwise, you will always be criticizing others. In inaction, your minds will always be engaged in thinking critically of others. Karma - activity - is the only thing which can drive out all evils.


20 NOVEMBER 1983.

The fact is, a great fire of sins and sorrows is burning throughout the world. Everyone living walks and works through this fire. People have become disheartened; Death is dancing before everyone's eyes; everyone has this experience.

Those who are present here, from whatever place they come, live here in unity, as one - and so must you live in your own country.

At present, not only humanity is in danger, but all sentient and insentient beings of the universe are in danger. I have not only to consider human beings but I have to save the entire Creation. How is this possible? (A long pause.) It is quite impossible. The calamities which are coming to this world are unavoidable. Only he who has a strong determination to do good acts and who is strongly devoted to God can survive this destruction.

Whoever lives in whatever place or country, there is no necessity of your coming running here. Please do not waste your time like this! The time and energy which you waste in coming and going to and from here should be used by doing sadhana (religious worship and work) in your home place. The coming and going is just a waste of time. Wherever you live, you must work hard to provide whatever your country lacks. Go on repeating God's Name and go on working, doing good deeds.

Only by Karma Yoga can you advance and be successful in your life. This is the only invincible weapon - like Vajra (the divine weapon of Indra, the King of Heaven). If you use this weapon, even during the time of total destruction you will not be moved or shaken. That is why you should never cease action.

You should not do anything which will do harm to others. You should do those good deeds which benefit the majority of the people. That is why all of you should advance by giving first priority to Karma (work). Karma is the only Yoga which brings success to a person. This Yoga is so powerful that even the least practice of it relieves a person from sorrow and sickness. Only that work which benefits the majority of people is truly called "Karma."

You must organize and unite people more and more wherever you live.