Bhagwati, bore him two daughters and four sons before her
death in 1949.
On June 3, 1922, Babuji first met his Master (Lalaji),
a man with the same name as himself, who lived in the town
of Fatehgarh not far from Shahjahanpur. Lalaji recognized
Babuji as the man who had appeared to him in a dream years
before, the one who was destined to succeed him as the leader
of a great spiritual renaissance. Though teacher and disciple
met only a few times before Lalajis death in 1931,
the thought of his Master remained constant in Babujis
mind and heart from their first meeting until he passed
away in April 1983 at the age of 83.
His conversation was punctuated by Lalajis name,
and no honour that Babuji could show his Master was enough
to express the great love that existed between them. I
went on with it regardless of all other things, wrote
Babuji in his autobiography, till I reached the level
expressed by my Master in the following words in a dream
when he left the mortal frame: I became Thee
and Thou I. Now none can say that I am other
than thee or that thou art other than me.
Babuji was by nature the humblest of men, yet moved by
a vast pride in his great Master. The communication established
between them after Lalajis death continued throughout
Babujis life and filled his diaries with both astonishing
visions into the nature of reality and practical instruction
on how to lead a spiritual life. He lived a balanced life,
neither pleased by good words nor displeased by bad, with
a temperament of humility without excessive modesty.
Of his spiritual condition he wrote, There seems
to be uniformity in love. Ties of relationship seem to have
been severed. I have as much respect for my servant as for
my respected father. I have as much love for the sons of
other people as I feel for my own son. I also consider gold
and earth to be the same. I see the pious and the wicked
with one eye.
In 1945 Babuji founded Shri Ram Chandra Mission, naming
it after his Master. In the early days, he would travel
to places where he had no friends or acquaintances, tour
the city or town transmitting divine energy. The fruits
of this labour are now visible in the widespread network
of Sahaj Marg centres throughout India. In 1972 he began
travelling to offer the method of Sahaj Marg to the people
of various countries outside of India. He was accompanied
on these travels by Chariji, who was General Secretary of
the Mission at that time.
Sayings of Babujii:
The end of religion is the beginning of spirituality.
The end of spirituality is the beginning of Reality, and
the end ofReality is the real Bliss. When that too is
gone, we have reached the destination.
Three obstacles in the path to Realisation: 1) We try
but there is no attempt; 2) We try too many things at
the same time; 3) We do not have confidence in ourselves.
We have set up a tiny creation of our own, in the form
of our individual material existence, having layers after
layers of grossness and opacity. What is now to be done
is to shatter off those layers of opacity one by one and
assume the absolute state as we had at the time of creation.
all the gist of the philosophy of our system, Sahaj Marg.
We are, so to say, to dissolve this tiny creation of our
making or to unfold ourselves.