Question: Can Babaji please explain to us about Shivabalayogi's Jangama dhyana meditation, insofar as it's meaning and how Babaji came to refer to it as such.


When Swamiji, as young Sathyaraju, was trying to squeeze out juice from the fruit that He had in his hand, first the OM sound came out continuously and then a dazzling light around the fruit had formed. After that, the fruit took the shape of a shivalingam and breaking into two pieces fell down, from which appeared a strange person glowing with long matted hair. Swamiji thought Him to be a Jangama Devar (Sage).Well it is history, this Jangama Sage made Sathyaraju to go into tapas, after which Sathyaraju became Shivabalayogi . Throughout His tapas Swamiji thought this strange wonder man to be a Jangama Devar (Sage), who used to appear often to guide Swamiji in tapas.
It was in the end of Swamiji's tapas that, Swamiji came to know that the Jangama Devar was none other than Lord Shiva Himself who had appeared as a Jangama Devar to make Him go into tapas. In fact, whenever Swamiji spoke about His tapas, He always referred to the Divine as, “The Jangama Devar came...”, “The Jangama Devar spoke...”, etc. One day in 1983 I had the chance to have a midnight conversation with Swamiji in Dehra Dun on the Ashram's balcony. Swamiji said, “Hey! will it not be nice if we call Swamiji's meditation as Jangama dhyana meditation?" Swamiji said "Jangama means eternal existence." That is why Babaji refers to this meditation taught by Swamiji as Shivabalayogi's Jangama dhyana meditation.


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