In the Presence of the Masters

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Item Code: IDD391
Author: Romola Butalia
Language: English
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 9788120819474
Pages: 130
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.5" X 5.5"
Weight 340 gm
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About the Book:

My own impressions of Guru Gorakh Nath are of a warm, immensely caring human being. Perpetually absorbed in deep meditation, he glances around him occasionally, almost as though his vision is of a different space. When I first met him, at my initial glance I saw a perfect yogi. With a stern and serious disposition, distant and aloof, he was completely still, a perpetual witness without any vibrations. Soon I noticed a gentle, playful, happy child in his interactions with Siddhartha. He was the immortal master when his blessing came in words of eternal wisdom. I saw a friend in his parting words, "I will talk to you again." I recognized him as someone very familiar whom I have always known.

About the Author:

Romola Butalia, a journalist of repute, completed her Masters degree from Delhi School of Economics. When satellite television came to India, she shifted to the visual media, latter making different kinds of films. With the advent of the Internet, she was one of the first to explore this new medium and is Editor of India. Travelogue, a widely acclaimed travel portal. Her search for wisdom and joy led to a prolonged tryst with the Himalayas.


One birth is given by your parents another birth is your own. The first birth is going to end in death. The second birth is the beginning of eternity no death no end no beginning.

The ultimate goal of earthly life is to experience self realisation oneness beyond all change. To be aware to be awakened is your very first step alone towards the ultimate realisation.

Be certain that where everybody is going cannot be the right path. The order of the day is to follow the masses without actually exerting your own intellect your own consciousness. You have to find a path where none are going. Choose a path that leads you deeper into solitude into aloneness. Choose a path that is not traditional not orthodox basically revolutionary each step a revolt against all that is past and old.

Only individuals have ever become enlightened. Others become part of a crowd as a Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jain, Parsi Crowds never become enlightened. Only individuals who have the courage to be alone are capable of stopping the movement of the mind to settle into their inner innocence.

The deeper you go within yourself the purer is the sources of consciousness that you will find. When you reach the very centre of your being, you reach the centre of the Universe. Then blossoms wisdom and you become a sage.

To experience Liberation you have to be free from bondage which is the outcome of your mind. Mind is a conjurer the creates all kinds of illusions beauty and ugliness success and failure riches and poverty. Mind tirelessly creates. Once an idea settles in you your whole life energy gets consumed in making it a reality. This makes you live in a kind of hypnosis. You can liberate yourself from his hypnosis or bondage. When you become aware that everything is the outcome of mind be it pain or pleasure birth or death and this is seen and known absolutely, the conjurer disappears and what is left is Truth. And that truth liberates you Realisation brings freedom.

The path to your self is through meditation. Lord Shiva the ultimate is constantly in deep meditation, deep penance. He never misses his austerities.

Allow reality to reveal itself. You will come to a state of consciousness where there are no questions left. This state is the answer. There is no answer as such. This consciousness without any question is the answer because this consciousness is the most mysterious thing in all of existence amongst all the mysteries of life.

Sankalpit Yoga is the science of creation. Like everything in nature Gyana has come through Sankalpa. Sankalpit yoga does not belong to anyone in particular nor is it registered by any organization. It belongs to all those who want to practice it. There is no one to command you. There is no market for it to be sold in. There is no bondage. There are no milestones. You have to walk away from the bridge away from the master.




  List of Photographs ix
  Foreword xi
  Enlightened Masters 1-29
1 Sacred Spaces 3
2 Spiritual awakening 8
3 Mahayogi Kapil Advait 13
4 Pieces of a Puzzle 20
5 Legends of Gorakh Nath 24
  Seeking out the Masters Again 31-44
6 Eternal Quest 33
7 Crisis of Faith 35
8 Bharatpur Calls 40
  Blessing of the masters 45-56
9 Guru Gorakh Nath’s Blessings 47
10 A Master is a Bridge 50
11 Glimpse of Truth 54
  Kriya Yoga 57-66
12 Initiation into Kriya Yoga 59
13 An Ancient Esoteric Science 61
14 Practice of Kriya Yoga 64
  Understanding the Kathopanishad 67-75
15 Das Mahavidya Yagna 69
16 Beyond Death 72
17 Flame Becomes a Raging fire 74
  Brief Time Magnified 77-95
18 Fellow Travelers 79
19 Consecrated Ground 81
20 Beyond the veil 84
21 Astral Journeys 86
22 Face of Suffering 90
23 Return tot eh world
  Shiva 97-108
24 Legends of Shiva 99
25 Masters of ascetics 103
26 Calls of Shiva 105
  Epilogue 109
  Glossary 113

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