Sri Radha Madhava

Sri Radha Madhava

Saturday, June 22, 2013

¸¸.•*`*•☆Baba Shripadji☆•*`*•.¸¸

  
      From the first day I met him, my life became a series of incredible events  The initial glimpse was classic; beneath a huge ancient tree that had been revered with a circular platform built up around it's base sat a lone man wrapped casually in hand loomed cloth, dread locks spread over his shoulders and he was surrounded by an air of deep contentment and peace.
      Shripad Babaji was a sadhu of the old school.  Once I had asked him what he had gotten from his Guru.  Without missing a beat he answered, "Vairag" ( total relinquishment).  This I found to be true.
      Until the day he left his mortal body, Babaji was true to himself and the sadhu tradition. He actually cared far too little for his own bodily existence.  He was full of care and also careless.  His own burning desire was to make anyone around him increase their love and complete attachment to God and nothing else.  Absolutely nothing else.  None were spared that came near.  It was not always easy, not ever initially easy to understand at the time, but his teachings by actual example and situation would unfold and their meaning would be revealed sometimes even several years later.  
      Babaji called it " the wholey man's workshop", (double meaning pun intended), the living teaching as handed down from preceptor to pupil for generations. Babaji's memorable teachings live on in his beloved's hearts.      

        Shantananda Bharti
        Dharamkot, Dharamsala
           June 3,2013

                                                        ☆¸.•°*♥ हरी ॐ *ღ☆¸.•°*

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