Going to Himalayas. Does anyone know of a REAL Guru/Sadhu/Saint near Hardwar/Rishike

#31 Aug 6th, 2009, 15:55
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Hello Himalayangirl,

perhaps by now you would have found who you were looking for...
your story seems similar to Paramhans Yoganandaji... he was also not ready to settle for anything lesser than to go to himalayas and finding a Guru. but as one of the members has put- when the disciple is ready, Guru will come. in a more humble manner, when the disciple surrenders- the Guru comes to hold his hand.

Take Care.
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Thanks for your words of wisdom. I met tons of very good souls in the Himalayas. I definitely will be going back. Have not quite found my guru; the good thing is that now I am not so desperate to do so. I am at peace with myself. I know when it is meant to be, it will be. In the meantime, I have learned to appreciate and live in the now. I think it is the peaceful, uplifting vibrations of the Himalayas that quietens the souls.

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Good to see you back on the forum HimalayanGirl.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. - Benjamin Franklin
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Hi Himalayangirl,

If itz possible kindly post your experience had at Himalayas.

Being in India I dont have that much luck to visit & experience the great mountain mystery.

In that way you are very lucky.....

Finding peace in soul are all subject to mood & circumstances around us. Human mind is something like monkey & it doesn't sit firmly at one place. Till any one thing get accomplished we are behind that & later for some other and so on.... Life keeps moving & destiny NOBODY knows.... Isn't it ? Itz crazy feelings...

Please share your experience here or PM it...

May god bring peace to all our souls in this universe!

Jay
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Hi HimalayanGirl
Glad you enjoyed your visit. I am an atheist(even if it is a wrong spelling!)..but do check out Parmarth Niketan Ashram in
Haridwar next time.Muni Chidanand Saraswati is a great soul(known as Muniji).His Shishya(deciple) is a Jewish girl called Bhagwati. You can check out their website and enrol for a free monthly newletter. I vouch for some good spiritual work they do.
Good Luck.
P.S. I am sure they visit USA and UK regularly.
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Thanks all, for your good wishes.

I spent two weeks in the Himalayas. It was all good--even the bad (when we got sick, our plans changed because of unforeseen circumstances, etc.), because it taught me lessons. I cannot possibly write this all out. Nothing INCREDIBLE happened -- for example, I did not see swamis materialize things or levitate or anything--but I became more peaceful and accepting and happy of all that life offers. This is better than seeing all the magic--because it is our own inner transformation that is the hardest to do. I really think it is the Himalayas. Lucky for us--so many saints and sages have been meditating there for thousands of years--that it is truly uplifting.

I am planning to go back in 5 years--when my kids are older--and stay for a few months. I am going to hire a car and a driver and just go through the Himalayas--stop where ever I want, talk to any sadhu I want to, perhaps write a book. Waana come, livinhimalayas )

To London Gujji: I did go to Parmath Niketan. I did not stay there because I did not even know about the ashram--I only knew there are tons of ashrams there. I stayed in a hotel right next to Parmath Niketan. We did go for the evening aarti, done by Parmath Niketan. I did not even know they did that. But as we were walking thru the ashram to get to the Ganges around 7:45 p.m., the Guru of the ashram walked out, with his entourage. I guess he was running late that day. He crossed our path. I just stared at him because he looked like Shri Shri Ravi Shankar, but older and absolutely beautiful. He looked at my family and said, "Come for the Ganges Aarti and then I will give you an interview." We were whisked by his folks to the Ganges. We got to sit a step away from him. It was a cool evening, the wind was blowing gently, the Ganges was flowing, the Himalayas were in the background, and the Guruji sang all my favorite Krishna bhajans (those sung by Anup Jalota). Then they had that beautiful Ganges aarti. After that, the Guruji took us in for a private interview. I was bowled over. There were apparently a lot of VIPs waiting to talk to him. He talked to two of them, then put us ahead of the group. We talked to him for about 5 minutes. It was one of the best days of my life. The man is truly God-like.

India is amazing!!!!
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Originally Posted by HimalayanGirl View Post Thanks all, for your good wishes.

Nothing INCREDIBLE happened -- for example, I did not see swamis materialize things or levitate or anything--but I became more peaceful and accepting and happy of all that life offers. This is better than seeing all the magic--because it is our own inner transformation that is the hardest to do. I really think it is the Himalayas. Lucky for us--so many saints and sages have been meditating there for thousands of years--that it is truly uplifting.
I am happy for you HimalayanGirl. I can see a clear sense of contentment in your post. I can see that as one of the traits that prepare for a Guru in your life. Even these times of peace and contentment might have been actually remotely triggered into you by your Guru. He is preparing/cleaning his child before accepting her. This might look like a far fetched illogical statement, but I strongly beleive in it. Accepting someone as a Guru is all about complete surrenderance and blind beleive in is actions.

I would pray for you to my Guruji.
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Thanks,jyotipg.

I really am enjoying just being now--instead of thinking in the past or to the present. )
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Hi HimalayanGirl, yes game for that trip across the Himalayas in 5 years or so. Want to travel all across from here to Narayan Ashram and back . Let me know when you plan.
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Originally Posted by livinhimalayas View Post Hi HimalayanGirl, yes game for that trip across the Himalayas in 5 years or so. Want to travel all across from here to Narayan Ashram and back . Let me know when you plan.
i want to do the trip across himalayas, iam game this year,
baba.
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Dear Himalayan Girl....

Dear Himalayan girl......i adore the Himalayas too & am always fascinated about the stories of the true n rare Himalayan sages.....especially when i read LIVING WITH THE HIMALAYAN MASTERS, SWAMI RAM OF THE HIMALAYAS, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI...ETC.
I deeply experienced an urge to run away to the Himalayas to search a real guru n the compasionate illumined sage of the Himalayas....just like Bengali baba, the master of Sri Swami Ram [Please do read the book At the eleventh hour - biography of swami ram, Living with the himalayan masters...which speaks alot of the Himalayan masters n sages] or tatwale baba or mahavtar babaji etc.......finally it dawned to me that AM I REALLY READY TO ACCEPT THEIR GREAT TEACHINGS.....OR HAVE THAT GREAT INTENSE DESIRE FOR GOD TO ACTUALLY HAVE THEIR DARSHAN.....IF IT WAS THEN I WUDNT HAV TO SEEK THEM,,, THEY WUD COME TO ME.....so i have now decided to dedicate my life in purifying myself ....so that one day i shall be fit enough to understand their lofty message & teachings.
ALSO... i feel that GOD APPEARS TO U IN THE FOM OF GURU WHEN ONE IS FULLY PREPARED, just like you even i felt like searching a guru in the Himalayas, but now i have realised THAT I NEED TO SPEND QUALITY TIME IN CLEANSING MY INNER SELF....SO THAT WHEN IM PREPARED THE TRUE GURU WILL APPEAR....IAM content i shall wait for that glorious day and as of now its time for preparing to meet that divine guru who shall unite me with the guru within me .....just like Swami Ram of the Himalayas says...HARE KRISHNA....MAY GOD BLESS ALL TRUE SEEKERS N THOSE WHO ARE STRUGGLING ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH...SO THAT WE MAY ALL ACHEIVE GOD WHO DWELLS WITHIN US & EVERYWHERE.....,with a request to be friends, please do keep in touch with me by mailing me at ;
theindianmystic (at) gmail.com

lookinf forward to your reply....god bless!!

~Radhika.
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@atthylotusfeet , wonderful first post. welcome to the IM family
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Dear Radhika/atthylotusfeet;

You have a very mature attitude towards life. I think that the journey there is sometimes sweeter than the actual goal itself. I seem to have found that out in my time in the Himalayas. Now I am actually ENJOYING living in the present instead of constantly trying to look into the future.
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Judging by your postings, you seem to be very enthusiastic. But, please be very careful because you might also be very gullible. There are a lot of sex crazed swamis. There are stories of Swami Rama and Swami Kriyananda and not to mention the well publicised Swami Nityananda.
The best swami is within yourself.
As a sample please look at this -

http://www.rickross.com/reference/sw...ami_rama2.html

If you are looking for spiritual upliftment, you may end up providing a true tantric upliftment for the swamis until you become fat or they find someone else for their sexual needs.

Best of luck. I personally think it is a waste of time, going around the Himalayas searching for sex-crazed swamis.

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Originally Posted by HimalayanGirl View Post Thanks ALL of you for caring and for your help and advice. I know most are swindlers but I hope in my heart of hearts I will actually come across a REAL one. I have looked in so many places but have not yet gone to the Himalayass. Maybe Babaji himself? tilak2909, thanks for the piece of info. I will let you know what happens.
If you really want the true saint of the Himalayas i.e Babaji, you need to forget physically looking for him. He wont come to you just like that. You need to develop the purity within yourself first, and having cleansed yourself you will find him. Your first indication that this is happening is when you start getting clairvoyant visions, a sixth sense of what is going to happen and a deep insight into events before they happen etc. These are indications that you have progressed up the spiritual path sufficiently.

The way you are now, you are highly susceptible to the fake swamis and gurus. Keep away from the Himalayas until you are truly ready.

Like I have said before, please be careful.
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@ NageshRao..

I fully endorse your views!

Jay
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