Articles on Shivabalayogi
About Yogis, Teachers & Saints; Bhava Samadhi; The Living Yogi; Yoga Vasistha
About Shivabalayogi — in Brief
Forty More Years — “You are with Swamiji now and know the truth, but after I am gone people can say whatever they want about Swamiji.”
Yogis, Teachers & Saints — Shivabalayogi often spoke about the differences between yogis and spiritual leaders, and how politics and business mix with spirituality to form religions.
Shivabalayogi’s own life is an example of what it means to be Self realized without any sense of personal ego.
Bhava Samadhi: Spiritual Trance — Bhava, bhava samadhi, and spiritual trance are part of the path of devotion, bhakti, and part of all spiritual traditions. Bhava is through the presence of higher spirits. Shivabalayogi was unique in how generously he evoked such experiences over three decades.
Since Shivabalayogi entered mahasamadhi, spiritual trance continues but is being questioned. Yet Swamiji often described bhava samadhi as part of all yogis’ missions and an integral part of his own work.
The Living Yogi — Shivabalayogi dropped his physical body on March 28, 1994, two months after he predicted that he would be with his devotees another forty years. He insisted that yogis do not “die” in the ordinary sense. They remain ever present and, if their work in the world is incomplete, they continue using astral bodies.
Shivabalayogi is in mahasamadhi, the great samadhi. The Living Yogi explores many ways in which a yogi continues his mission of evoking spiritual experiences, enlightenment and understanding. “If I am in samadhi, I am very easily available.”
Yoga Vasistha Maharamayana — Summary and comments on Yoga Vasistha Mayaramayana, the spiritual treatise that Shivabalayogi recommended and Ramana Maharshi often quoted.
Yoga Vasistha is considered among the most valuable spiritual treatises and the most comprehensive exposition of non-dualistic (advaita) philosophy or Vedanta. According to Shivabalayogi, it is the only book that accurately preserves a yogi’s teachings.
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