Mahavatar Babaji is the renowned immortal yogi from the Himalayas who manifested Himself 5000 years ago. He is still on Earth, choosing to remain in a physical body until everyone on Earth has attained the Divine.
‘Maha’ means great and ‘Avatar’ means the decent of divinity into physical form — Mahavatar. ‘Babaji’ is a term that means revered father and ‘Immortal’ means one who lives forever. And, ‘Jagadguru’ means, ‘the Guru of the world.’ Therefore, He is the world teacher, the Immortal Jagadguru Mahavatar Babaji.
Known as the Father of all Kriya Yoga traditions, through generations of Masters He has shared a variety of Kriya Yoga meditation techniques with the world to help practitioners realise themselves (Self-realisation) and God (God-realisation)
Mahavatar Babaji – The Immortal Yogi
Throughout human history, the snow-capped peaks of India’s sacred Himalayan Mountains have been known as the home of the Immortals. Those soaring mountain regions of the Himalayas are also known as the physical home of the eternal, youthful form and spirit of the Physical-Light-Being that we know as Jagadguru Mahavatar Babaji
For centuries, and perhaps even longer, many have encountered Babaji. Identified by various names, the ones most common today are ‘Jagadguru Mahavatar Babaji’ and ‘the Immortal teacher’.
All the forms of Babaji come and go at will. Many people throughout the ages have interacted with Him in the etheric form while in the seemingly-physical form. Others have interacted with Him in dreams, visions and meditations. The various forms of Babaji exemplify the divine attributes that He has, and invariably, He bestows many blessings and teachings upon those He encounters. In fact, it is said that whenever someone speaks the Name of Babaji with reverence, that person is given an instant spiritual blessing.
“I am Babaji of the Great Himalayas, the sacred mountains of India that stand as eternal sentinels of Love, Devotion, Trust, and the everlasting Divine Will of Unity. My offer of assistance is eternally vigilant, even as the great Himalayan Mountains have stood throughout time as spiritual sentinels for mankind. I sincerely ask: Are you ready?”
One of the most well-known facts about Babaji is that in the late 19th century, He brought back the long-forgotten practice of Kriya Yoga to His disciple Lahiri Mahasaya. Since times have changed immensely since then, Mahavatar Babaji has introduced a new form of Kriya Yoga for the modern age, Atma Kriya Yoga, through His disciple Paramahamsa Vishwananda.
Atma Kriya Yoga is available for everyone, no matter their spiritual tradition, as the purpose of Atma Kriya is to experience the Love that God is.
GRACE OF THE MASTERS
A vital part of Atma Kriya Yoga is the Shaktipat initiation that one receives. Shaktipat is truly what gives Atma Kriya Yoga the immense power that it has. In essence, the Shaktipat initiation is the infusion of unlimited Divine Love into the limited body of the initiate. This is the key for one to attain the same universal Love that Sri Swami Vishwananda and Mahavatar Babaji have. Atma Kriya Yoga has been given to the world so that humanity may be uplifted and can experience the fullness of life with each and every action one takes. Babaji has made Himself known to the world, and has given Atma Kriya Yoga, so that one may forever be in Love and may forever be in ever-lasting communion with God. Babaji has spoken many times about Atma Kriya Yoga, saying how blessed one is to be able to learn and practice these yogic techniques.
Guru of Paramahamsa Vishwananda
Paramahamsa Vishwananda is a direct disciple of Mahavatar Babaji. Through His Guru’s Grace, Paramahamsa Vishwananda brought Atma Kriya Yoga to the world. Atma Kriya Yoga cultivates bhakti so practitioners can experience a uniquely personal relationship with the Divine which allows them to rapidly advance on their spiritual path.
Mahavatar Babaji was the one who specifically instructed Paramahamsa Vishwananda to seek initiation into the Sri Sampradaya as a high-level teacher, known as an Acharya
Mahavatar Babaji teaches one thing. If He can attain the Divine, so can all of you.
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda