gave no discourse and he preached no doctrine. His only verbal teaching is
that people should meditate for an hour each day. Everything else we need to
know we will learn through our own meditation.
Shivabalayogi continues his work of spiritual guidance in
silence. He gave
darshan, the spiritual energy which
radiates. When people ask for his help, he gives them specially blessed ash
(vibhuti). He enjoys distributing
blessed food (prashad), a form of blessing which he always considered
very important. During
bhajans, he gives
spiritual trance and bhava which
typically manifests as a peaceful exhilaration, but in some cases he
completely immerses a person's ordinary consciousness in a divine bliss.
Most importantly, he freely gives to all who want initiation into
Shri Swamiji's yoga meditation programs consist of initiation
dhyana, meditation practice of about
45 to 60 minutes, then about an hour of
bhajans during which he gives
Shivabalayogi serves all people without regard to origin,
background, religion, or beliefs. His blessings and initiation are given
without obligation. It is up to each individual whether they adopt him as
guru, teacher or friend. His blessings serve to deepen whatever spiritual
path or commitment we wish to pursue.
What is Swami’s teaching?
Vibhuti. Bhajans. Bhava samadhi.”
(Meditation. Blessed ash. Spiritual song. Spiritual trance.)
When one is in Swamiji’s
presence there is meditation, singing and music, and questions and answers,
is that correct?
There is meditation and there are bhajans. People do come and ask Swamiji
about their health. They ask for healing. Then you have bhava samadhi. All
these are in the programs. Anybody can come and see that. The same programs
are held all over the world.”
“The same things
happened during the time of Christ. Christ started teaching this type of
meditation. He also employed astral bodies to induce bhava samadhi during
What is Swami’s message to
reduce their tensions and do their work well. This is his blessings to the
From reading Tapas
Shakti (the book on Swamiji published in 1992), I get the impression
Swamiji seems to be interested in the West. Does he have clear and precise
plans for the next few years in the West, like coming in the West?
“It’s not a
question of spreading his message. His interest is to train people in the
line of spirituality, in the line of meditation. His intention is to reduce
the tension of the people.”