Friday, March 3, 2017

Babaji Haidkhan was from God

In an age when false teachers and fraud spiritual gurus may be found a dime a dozen, how can someone be  sure that Baba Haidakhan/ Hairakhan was a true teacher and not just another one of those false gurus. In fact false gurus are as old as human civilization and even ancient prophets have warned about them. It is however not difficult to discover them from their fruit. This post in another blog gives seven signs to discover the false ones and the godly ones.

Babaji of Haidkhan passes all the simple tests described at this link unlike very many others who claim to be gurus and messengers of God in the modern age.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Lovely Mantra Recital

Have you heard the recital of the mantra - Om Mani Padme Hum  ?

If not do try at

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Babaji or Baba Haidakhan/ Hairakhan and Religion

Babaji was a mystic who appeared in the Nainital Himalayas between 1970 and 1984. Many believe that he was a divine being that appears repeatedly in human body since times immemorial in the Himalayas with his appearance at Haidakhan being the most recent one. While his origins must remain a mystery, there is no doubt that he added much peace, happiness and beauty in the lives of all he touched and that his life and works were magical. Haidakhan is also spelt Hairakhan because the actual consonant sound used in the word in local language does not exist in English. It is actually something that is a bit like a mix of an R and a D sound.

Like many other modern Gurus, Babaji did not accumulate any wealth or luxuries, did not ask anyone to change his religion or become his exclusive follower and devotee but rather encouraged all to remain free in heart and soul devoting oneself to God.  Babaji spoke little and his messages spoken in words were brief. First and foremost was to base one’s life in love, truth and simplicity. Next is to strive and work to improve self as well as lives of others as long as one lives.  Most important is love of God, the universal consciousness that pervades the universe.

Babaji advocated that one can express this love of God in any manner one is familiar with from one’s religious origins, that of another, or none at all, for while religious expression belongs to defined groups of humans, there is only one God in the universe who belongs to all. Babaji himself appeared in a Hindu environment and therefore he himself regularly performed Hindu rituals as an expression of his love for God which included the fire ceremony of Havan, recitation of the mantra – Om Namah Shivaya and also the singing of holy songs in praise of the Lord in His various manifestations.

The present author is an ardent admirer and follower of Baba Haidakhan. However I have been exposed to several religions in different parts of the world as well as much Science through my profession, therefore my own expression of love for God is based on all of it. Recently I started a new blog devoted exclusively to spiritual thought based on this.  If you are interested checkout the following link; if you follow that blog through a link in the side bar of that blog, I shall include you for a prayer in my next meditation session for increasing peace, happiness and beauty in your life too. The link to this blog is:

Monday, February 6, 2017

Reason for adding Babaji in profile name

Jai Ma Nanda, Jai Sunanda Nanda Devi and Sunanda Devi: Main and East Summits (photo: Alex Moran) With permission from  

Some visitors the blog may have noted that my profile name has changed from just Ashok to Ashok Babaji. There is an interesting history to this name change published in the companion blog at:

The title Babaji added to the name of person, place or some other word is often used for any person whose primary interest in life becomes the spiritual side of life rather than the material or worldly one and who has attained sufficient progress in same to be able to help others too in their spiritual evolution. Some are divine personalities who appear as humans for brief periods to share their message of love and peace with other humans. Baba Hiadakhan, or Babaji of Haidakhan/Hiarakhan of Nainital district described much in this blog has been a dominant spiritual force and guide to this author.

Essentially, to don any sort of spiritual mantle implies becoming a servant or loving child of the Ultimate reality and to do His bidding i.e. to make that the prime purpose of existence rather than their own will. Many such beings require neither any direct communication with the masses nor any recognition of this from them. Some of the evolved beings serve as His messengers while some merely assist in that task. For any such role, it seems, there must be sufficient lack of personal desire, ambition, and a reduced karmic baggage in order for God the Almighty and not just a human, howsoever elevated in the eyes of man,  to accept one in such a role and then to be able to execute that role with any degree of satisfaction.

Om Namah Shivaya