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It was indeed a truly humbling and learning experience to read this 400 page biography of the great master, Swami Rama written by his disciple, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.
The peep into a yogi’s life of intense challenges, tapas and bliss comes alive in the life size potrait of master. His devotion to his Guru as Bhole Baba which sweeps across his entire persona and is the compass of his life, Swami Rama’s life made me see how the enlightened ones also go through a series of role plays in their life. moving from being a yogi to the Shankaracharya math Guru to family life and then its renunciation leading to establishing the himalayan institute and taking the teachings of Yoga to the western world, swami rama’s life embodies a constant letting go principle. he embraces all his roles with grace and aware intensity until he finds that he has completed the work and releases that identity. Not belonging to the stereotypes of any ways, he breaks open the shackles of deep cultural conditioning and offers scientific and evidenced methodologies of yoga to the west.
Kayapravesha i.e a yogic siddhi of entering a body at will and also many such miracles of healing and touching suffering lives, he continues to live ablaze till his end playing all his roles as guide, guru, mentor and many more.
Misunderstood by many and deeply accepted by many, he remains unmoved by fame or criticism, simply doing his Guru’s work in the world.
His valuable contributions to the yogic and shreevidya traditions is also very applaudable. With the divine mother in his heart and his Guru’s shining light, he has shown the light to many. I was humbly touched by his humility, devotion and nishta.
It is indeed an honour to walk the himalayan yogic path of immense grace of Mahavtar Babaji. The ancient techniques bring around very subtle changes in one’s awareness and are not mere postures or excercises. The kundalini shaktipath is for real and it can change the horizons of any human enabling him to exist here more mindfully, cheerfully and aware. May all walk the path and experience awakened and conscious living!