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Om Sri Alakhpuriji Siddha Peeth

Since time immemorial, holy man and spiritual masters have been dedicating themselves to preserving and spreading the divine message of yoga and spiritual science for the wellbeing of humankind and for the whole globe. Similarly, His Holiness Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwarananda Puri of Panchayati Maha Nirvani Akhara, affectionately known as Swamiji, comes from a spiritual lineage of great masters.

All of life is like an open book to the Divine Master, whose knowledge and experience are unlimited — beyond the dimensions of space and time. But an ordinary person guided by a Guru may also gain the siddhi of trikaldarshitva through intensive meditation and the practice of Yoga. It is by no means easy to achieve and the guidance of a Master is absolutely necessary.

A perfected Master who sees the future also speaks for the future and thus he acts according to its laws. His words and deeds are valid not only for today, but forever.

All else can be wrong and be subject to human relativity. Parents, teachers and scientists can be mistaken, but the words of a Saint are always true. Whoever has achieved Divine Consciousness, where the knower, knowledge and subject of knowledge are one, has access to reality.

Once Sri Devpuriji was taking his morning walk when he met a man from Kailash.

"All the best and blessings for your forthcoming wedding," he greeted. He then gave the date on which this marriage would occur.

The man was bewildered at Sri Devpuriji’s words.

"Sir," he said, "you have confused me with someone else, for I am already married and have children. It is improbable that I will marry again."

However Sri Devpuriji answered, "I know very well that you are married, but your wife will only live three days more and your children will need a mother."

The man was rather perturbed at this news and he returned home unwilling to believe the words of Sri Devpuriji. However, all happened just as Sri Devpuriji had said. After three days his wife became seriously ill with an inflamed bowel and she died within a few hours.

The young widower married a second time on the exact date given by Sri Devpuriji.

The Divine Master always speaks the truth, of this we can be sure. No matter how pleasant, unpleasant or improbable they may seem, his word will always prove to be true.

The thakur[1] of Choti Khatu village had just purchased a camel for the considerable sum of 700 rupees. He was returning to his home when he happened to meet Sri Devpuriji.

"This really is a good camel, but unfortunately you will only get 20 rupees for it."

The thakur was most surprised at this comment.

"Even if I kept the camel for five years I would still receive at least 500 rupees for it!" he shouted excitedly.

"Exactly 20 rupees," was Sri Devpuriji's reply. "You will see."

That same evening the thakur was visited by an acquaintance who was interested in the animal.

"Sir, I would like to buy the camel from you."

"Why not?" the thakur answered. "Today I paid 700 rupees for it and you may take the camel for that same price."

His friend made the following offer: "I am unable to pay the whole amount at once, but if you agree I can give you 20 rupees now and the remainder when I have it."

The thakur agreed, they closed the deal and the man left with the camel.

But as fate would play, the following day the camel suddenly developed a mysterious illness and died. The new owner was desperately afraid of being in such serious debt and went to the thakur to inform him of the terrible news.

"What can I do now? I am unable to repay what I owed, for it was my intention to use the camel to earn money!"

The thakur sighed.

"Don't worry about it, my friend. I was warned by my Guru that I would receive only 20 rupees for the camel and never again will I doubt his words."

On another occasion the same thakur was riding through the desert when he noticed  Sri Devpuriji was standing some 300 metres away. Vigorously he spurred on his horse so as to reach his Master and greet him, but although the animal galloped quickly they didn't come any closer. Mile after mile the thakur rode in vain until finally his horse was completely exhausted. But the distance between him and Sri Devpuriji remained the same.

"Divine Master, ocean of love and kindness," he shouted in desperation. "Please, merciful one, stop your game so that I may greet you!"

Immediately the answer came, "It is improper to ride to a Saint on the back of a horse. Approach respectfully on foot! In a church or mosque, in a temple or ashram, respect is imperative always!"

The thakur realized his mistake and begged forgiveness by bowing to his Master.

Sri Devpuriji explained:

"Give up your ego before the Saint! Only such a pilgrimage will result in blessing. In one moment, the darshan of a Saint can free from ignorance and rebirth that one who approaches with a pure and humble heart. His blessing purifies and washes away the burden of countless sins and karmas from former lives."

The thakur received these words with an open heart and bid goodbye to his Master. After walking some metres away he turned, looked back and saw Sri Devpuriji's body dissolve and disappear into light. Furthermore, later when the thakur returned home he found a letter in which it was clearly indicated that Sri Devpuriji had been in his ashram at Kailash at the time of their meeting in the desert.

Paramyogeshwar Sri Devpuriji had several followers in the village of Sahjoli. One of these was Jaya Ramji, a carpenter by trade and close disciple who had lived with him for some time in the ashram. On paying a visit to Sahjoli, Sri Devpuriji stopped outside Jaya Ramji's house and called out. Jaya Ramji's elder brother Lashi had just retired to his bed and he pretended to be asleep.

"Is your hospitality so poor," Sri Devpuriji called, "that you cannot even rouse yourself to welcome the Saint who has come to visit you? For this lapse in good manners you will spend the next six months in the bed you so obviously enjoy!"

In a short time Lashi Ramji fell ill and really was confined to his bed for six months. This was a harsh but effective lesson.

Sri Devpuriji also gave Jaya Ramji some advice. He recommended that this devotee take his family and leave Sahjoli and move to another village by the name of Bugaradash.

"I see deer grazing here where your house now stands."

As the family could not imagine how and why this should happen they ignored the Saint’s advice. Soon after, they became involved in an altercation with other villagers and found themselves forced to leave their home under unpleasant circumstances. They settled in Bugaradash and there they have lived until this day, in unwavering devotion to Sri Devpuriji. At the place where their house stood in Sahjohli wild animals, including deer, are now thriving.

 


[1]thakur = sovereign, ruler

 

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