01.09.2015 Community

Meditation for Self Realisation

In October, Perth will once again be blessed to receive Baba Shri Shiva Rudra Balayogi Maharaj, who will be touring to present public programs to the Australian public as part of his ongoing world tours. 
For the past 14 years, he has visited Perth once or twice each year, offering his spiritual guidance to genuine spiritual seekers. He will also freely offer initiation into the meditation technique of Jangama Dhyana - meditation of Eternal Existence -, which he practised to Self Realisation as did his beloved Guru, Shri Shri Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, before him. 

As a young boy, Babaji commenced his spiritual journey searching for a decade until he was guided to the feet of his Guru. At the young age of 19, he was placed in charge of his Guru's ashram in Dehra Dun in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he served selflessly for the next 20 years.

After the passing of his beloved Guru, Babaji was eventually led into a period of prolonged meditation referred to as Tapas. He retired into one of the rooms of the ashram in which he lived, meditating in seclusion for 20 hours a day for five years until he finally attained the glorious state of Self Realization, the culmination of the path of Yoga. 

Babaji now carries on the mission of his beloved Guru, teaching that this meditation technique allows the mind to gain the awareness of one's real existence, thereby overcoming unhappiness, cravings, and the tendency of the mind to wander uncontrollably. 

The mind searches for peace and happiness everywhere, yet it does not remain satisfied with anything in this world.  That is why it never stops, never finds contentment with worldly things.  When the mind expects a particular thing, if that does not eventuate according to its expectations, then the mind becomes agitated, analysing and judging. You lose control of your own mind.

The mind needs to be brought under its own control to eliminate stress, fear, and negative emotions.  Practising meditation helps you face the challenges of life in a better way and overcome unhappiness, once and for all.

Instead of the mind's consciousness identifying its sense of self totally with the physical body, during meditation the mind quietens down, becomes composed and purified, and finds peace.  Outside meditation, the full power of the mind is available, but it can also be kept quiet.  If the mind cannot be kept quiet when desired, there is no peace.

The goal of all knowledge, wealth, power, and experience is supreme peace.  If contentment is to be a reality at all times, the mind must be permanently at peace.  Supreme peace lies beyond the bliss, which is experienced when the awareness is brought back to the quietest levels of the mind.  With deep meditation, the activity of the mind recedes, coming to a state of complete stillness, beyond all imagination and thought.  Then the essential nature of the mind is realised as being pure awareness and supreme peace.  This state exists within the mind of every human being at all times.

This meditation is taught independent of any religious, spiritual, or philosophical views.  Babaji teaches the purest form of the sublime philosophy of Self Realisation as taught by the ancient sages of India.  Like his Guru, Babaji only wishes to teach meditation and share universal spiritual truths, while allowing everyone to come to their own conclusions about life.

Babaji's Perth programs in October are free and include a talk, meditation, bhajans, question/answer session and spiritual guidance.  All welcome.  Bookings not required.  Donations appreciated.  He is also holding a two day retreat with bookings essential.

Enquiries Anu 9448 8489 or Doris 9447 2126 or email australia@srby.org