Ram Nam

Earlier posts have mentioned the importance of jaap or repetitive recitation of a mantra based on holy words. The longest of mantras in Asia are the Chalisas, the Hanuman Chalisa being the most famous one, the briefest are a single word one of them being the divine name Ram. By itself or combined with other select words it creates a powerful mantra.
During my travel to the interiors of Nainital  Himalayan distinct in summer of 2007 I picked up a particular melodious way to recite this mantra. It was around this time that strangers I encountered in my travels began to address me as Babaji or baoji, some wanting to accompany me and it was a frequent struggle of mine to dissauade them. I have recorded that jaap  now and it is available for any interested person online as in this youtube video. My personal experience with it is that reciting it thus with a quiet mind and sincere heart, its effects are magical. For me they drove away persons with evil intentions and brought help from sin…

The Mystic and his Journey

Humans put much value in things of the world but they are like a dream lasting until one wakes up in a new life. Sweet seem pleasures of the world and senses. Both bitter and sweet are its fruits.
Deluded by pleasures and ambitions of world, billions of humans are running helter-skelter across the bosom of Mother Earth – falling, rising, laughing, weeping. 
Yet, there are some who refuse to put up with the pain for temporary gains.They would rather return to the place from whence they came. Father Universe smiles, ever ready to welcome back His children into His fold. Mother Universe smiles by his side for she is but a part of Him.
They take to paths some call spiritual, some mystic and some say the path of the crazy gone mad. They smile and say, hope you join me too, in this joyous madness, when you arrive at the edge of the bottomless pit and peer down its side for you are running towards it with great speed.
The path of the mystic is not the path of religion, that is for those w…

The Poem on my Name

They called me King in Piland Babaji in a cave A Doc or Prof at work But my mama just Ashok For that simply was my name
One’s journey through the jungle On one’s own one must make If the path is marked by love and beauty The Journey and destination Surely shall be lovely and a cutie Just LOL with your Laughter Jump on board for the journey

Life and Peace

Today I read a wonderful tweet by The Venerable Dalai Lama. I do not recall the exact words but it said something like this:
The strangest thing about modern humans is that they sacrifice  health in pursuit of money, next they spend money on restoring their health, then they get anxious about future and pursue more money thinking they will never die, then they die never having lived.
This is so true dear friends. A wise person realizes that:
The most valuable thing to earn in life is peace. Happiness and good health is impossible without it. Rooting oneself in simplicity, being contented with little, with whatever can be acquired with ease and reasonable effort and good human values; one attains peace. One can not attain peace if ever in pursuit of more and if good human values are sacrificed in that pursuit.

Towards a Wonderful Life

What ever is our condition at this moment is due to our choices, thoughts and actions from our past. Mystics stretch this past not just into this life but previous lives also in order to explain our varying conditions at birth. We cannot change our past but the present and future is in our hands. Our choices, thoughts and actions at the present time shall contribute to the kind of future that is to follow.
All of our choices, thoughts and actions are a result of our personality and it is worth working on it in a way that takes us towards a life that is more wonderful than ever before. When we try to increase love, truth and simplicity in our lives than our personality improves; our thoughts as well as choices improve, taking us towards a wonderful life.


There are those who say they love God but how can one know if they do? There are those who say they do not believe in God, but in fact they do; how can one know if it is so?
God is the entire universe and whatever else there is beyond and within it that can not be perceived by the senses. Everything is a part of God. There is nothing else besides Him. Everything is His creation and all the life within it his children.
There is nothing but God or as the Arabs say - La Illaha il Allha
If one seems to love gods, angels and saints too, it is because they are the means through which a godly soul may communicate with the infinite Lord besides directly from within the heart, for the Infinite Lord does not communicate with words, His language is silence.
If the physical universe dissolves and emerges repeatedly as mystics proclaim, it is because the physical universe is the physical body of the Imperishable Lord just as your physical body is that for your imperishable soul and they are born …

Human Story in two Sentences

They buzz around, day after day, millions of bees, from flower to flowers, day after day, going to rest at night in their hives. Buzzing, buzzing, a thousand flowers a bee may visit but at the end of the day, the final story is between a bee and its queen
They buzz around, day after day, billions of humans, between dung heaps and gardens, weeping, laughing, a thousand other humans may a human visit but at the end of the day, the final story is between human and God.
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