are few books that can take you on a
journey to faraway places and also offer amazing insights. Shiva Mahavatar
Babaji, by Pola Churchill is one of the those books.
Within the pages
of this short, concise narrative, the reader is taken on a journey into
the Himalayan mountains "Where great saints and yogis of the past and present
have made their ancestral homes since the beginning of creation.
Babaji is the incredible story of adventure of spiritual awakening
and spiritual awareness.
people who knew Babaji are fascinating and at times extraordinary. If one
is unfamiliar with Babaji this is an excellent book to provide information
on who he was, and what he taught. And, if one is already acquainted
with his teachings, the book offers other insights central to his message.
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excerpt: The next day, I went into the temple with everybody
else for morning aarati. I went up to the Murti and made my pranam (put
hands together and bow). Then it happened -–-
BANG! Babaji hit me in
the third eye with a giant gold OM sign, just like the one I'd seen on
His forehead in my dream. I nearly fell over backwards. I was in shock.
All I could feel Him saying is, "I am real, I am Babaji."
Another day, when
I was just falling asleep at siesta time, Babaji lifted my eyelid gently
and peered right into my being with His piercing eyes. He was saying, "Wake
up, keep alert!" I felt like He was protecting and watching over me, too. The
rest of the trip was very profound, but not without its dramas. The day
we all visited Babaji's cave on the goofa side of the ashram, where the
nine temples are across from the Gautama Ganga River, we all gathered,
as there was an announcement to be made by Sondra Ray, our leader.
She said, "I don't
want to alarm, you, but I think you should all know this. A pneumonic plague
has broken out, and it is airborne. We are all safe here in the ashram.
It has only reached certain areas, so far." Well, that was it;
everybody's worst nightmares about getting sick in India had just gathered
to a frenzy! A real test of faith sent to try us. A few days later, as
scheduled, we left for the nine day Navratri Divine
Mother Festival in the northern ashram.
Babaji's teachings can be exemplified
in three ways:
Truth-–-satayut); Simplicity-–-saralata); Love-–-prema):
truth is god's eternal law. The truth starts with your thoughts-–-body
mind and spirit. The mind controls everything, therefore a balance
of harmony within the individual is required for the expression of truth.
means living a simple, comfortable life, detached from the material world.
This does not mean complete renunciation of necessary things or giving
up an active role.
is the essence of all things: "love is god, and god is love" Requires a
sense of unity and harmony with the universe and with oneself. If you are
in alignment with the eternal law, you are living your truth. Babaji said
"I don't want you to talk about truth, simplicity and love, I want you
to live it!"
Human pain and suffering
are created by our ignorance and separation from the eternal law. The way
to heal this is through purification techniques and discipline and chanting
the mantra "om namah Shivaya".
It wasn't until after the India trip,
and I'd been back in Los Angeles for seven months, integrating everything,
that I had my most profound experience with Babaji.
I was assisting
on a Rebirthing Training Intensive in Mount
Shasta, where people are trained to become professional rebirthers, at
the beautiful Stewart Mineral Springs. On this particular day, May 4, 1995
(which happened to be my birthday) I went into a spontaneous rebirth. ...SHIVA
MY EXPERIENCE WITH BABAJI: After some intense breathing, I had an amazing vision. Suddenly, this ball of golden light entered my body, and I felt waves of incredible, pure love come through me. I then released all the core grief and sadness that I had held onto in my body,immortal being, author of the books AGELESS LIVING and LIFE
UNLIMITED. Creator of ENERGETIC BALANCING.
SHIVA MAHAVATAR BABAJI by Pola Churchill is one of the most popular
books in our Maha Lakshmi Shop at the Ashram. The stories of Babaji are riviting
and the book also includes His teachings which are so timely and important
in this age. His primary teachings were to be good human beings, live lives of
truth,simplicity, love, and to serve others while keeping the name of the
Divine in your heart and mind. The book is concise, but full of many important
things and worthy of every one's reading."
RAMLOTI, President of the Haidakhandi Universal Ashram- Colorado.
"Pola Churchill's beautiful book on Babaji is insightful, sincere, and inspiring. A must read for sanyone on the spiritual path."
FRANC TAUSCH, Phd. Actor and TV. Host. -
Beverly HIlls, Ca.
"A very simple and beautifully written book about Mahavatar Babaji. The
dreams and visions stories are inspiring, and then photographs of Babaji
transmit a strong energy."
REV JAMES SIA -
Los Angeles Ca.
"The book Shiva Mahavatar Babaji" radiates the Devotion and Faith of
TARA CHANDRA NATH, Babaji devotee -
"There is beautiful "light" flowing from the writing style and content
of this book. It touches the soul."
CLAUDE CHARLBOIS - photographer - Canada.
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