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: