Baba Shivarudra Balayogi Speaks About His Guru, The Great Shivabalayogi
Our beloved Guru, Shivabalayogi, is one of the greatest Yogis India has produced. If you have heard and read about Bhagavan Buddha, Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Shri Rama, Shri Krishna, Shri Ramana, Lord Dakshina Murthy: Swamiji is the embodiment of all these. He is the Yoga Vasishta Personified. As Maharshi Ramana puts it, "Even if He is gossiping a lot, a Yogi is the ever Silent One. His walking would not be on the earth, it is like measuring the sky by the sky."
When He lived with us physically, it was like God living with us.
How can anybody take His place? Even after doing Tapas, we are the dust at His Lotus Feet. I remember once Swamiji giving a wonderful example: there is a father who has a son. After some time that son would grow up, get married and gets a son out of his marriage and then becomes father himself. But he is father only to his own son, not to his father. To his father he is always a son, a child.
Coming generations may accept us as a Guru but to our beloved Guru Swamiji we are always disciples, we are always children and servants.Today Swamiji may have disappeared from the physical eyes of the world but He continues to show His presence to one who does sadhana seriously and sincerely. He is a Living Yogi. He is everywhere, we cannot limit Him to one physical body. There are so many who are working for Swamiji's Mission, inspired and guided by Swamiji. There are so many who are doing sadhana by the grace and blessings of our beloved Swamiji.
Baba Shivarudra Balayogi advocates that Swamiji is All-Pervading and is in every heart. He does not approve of any such ideas, of any human claiming to have become Swamiji Himself, or being possessed by Swamiji, or of the manifestation of Swamiji on any human body. Shivarudra Balayogi says that Swamiji is All-Pervading Divine. Swamiji need not and does not come from one place to another place in any way. To find Swamiji all you need to do is, do sadhana for mind control. When the mind concentrates and goes introverted, there you will find Swamiji within you, as you would find God within you.
(This statement is not in any way intended to criticize or accuse any individual or group of individuals in any way.)