Human life is a very rare gem. By using the human body, we can realize the Self and know who we really are. We are more than our bodies - we are the Immortal Soul.
A life of Service, Devotion and Tapas
His Holiness Shri Shivarudra Balayogi, also affectionately known as Shri Babaji, is a Self-Realized Yogi - one who has completed the path of Yoga and attained union with the Divine Consciousness. A direct disciple of Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, He entered His Guru's service at the age of 19 and was later initiated into Sanyas, a monastic life of pure devotion and service to God and Guru. He was placed in charge of the Dehra Dun Ashram of the Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj Charitable Trust, where He attended to the Ashram visitors and His Guru's mission. Thus He spent 20 years absorbed in intense spiritual practice, combining selfless service, devotion to His Guru and deep meditation.
Following the Mahasamadhi (the passing from this world's physical form) of His beloved Guru in 1994, Shri Shivarudra Balayogi was initiated through a divine vision into the spiritual practice of Tapas, in which He meditated for an average of 20 hours a day continually for the next 5 years. The culmination of this was the attainment of the goal of all spirituality -Self Realization, the permanent union of the mind with the Supreme Peace of Infinite Pure Consciousness.
He now travels the world carrying on His Guru's mission of teaching dhyana meditation, true devotion and selfless service. Baba Maharaj is the embodiment of gentleness and compassion. His life itself is His teaching: devotion to God and Guru, selfless service to humanity and unrelenting effort in striving for spiritual perfection.
Shri Babaji offers initiation into the technique of dhyana meditation which He used to achieve Self Realization, freely and without obligation. He engages audiences worldwide with His profound spiritual insight, drawn from deep personal experience rather than scriptural study. His teachings are the purest form of the sublime philosophy of Self Realization taught by the ancient Sages of India.
His teachings are simple, but profound:
You have forgotten your Real Self.
You are that abode of Supreme Peace.
Through meditation, devotion and selfless service this illusory ego can be removed, and your true immortal nature of Supreme Peace and Permanent Happiness realized.