It is very difficult to introduce Shri Swami Shivom Tirthji, because what
he appears to our worldly perception and what he really is are two
different things. Understanding his inner state, his high spiritual
echelon, and his authority is elusive because these attributes are enigmatic and beyond the grasp of a worldly person. Whatever would be
said -about him is likely to be incomplete and only fragmentary.
Whatever we may be able to know and understand about him will
depend totally upon his grace and his willingness to reveal his real self.
One example given by Shri Shivom Tirth Maharaj himself during his
discourses applies to him very directly and perfectly. He said that
scriptures are like those drops that spill from a full bucket of water (of
inner experiences) into which a person merges. The commentaries on
the scriptures are like the dust on the roadside that gets mixed with those
drops of water. Similarly, whatever we may say about Guruji is like
describing those drops of water that get spilled and mixed with the dust
on the roadside, The contents in the bucket of water will be known only
to himself and the few lucky ones whom he would select to reveal the
His Holiness Shri Swami Shivom Tirthji is a very powerful, capable,
Siddha yogi from a lineage of Shaktipat tradition. He has been blessed
with the experience of the individual Self and the Cosmic Self, and he
constantly dwells in the cosmic joy. People around him get sprinkled
with his joy. By listening to his words the aspirant's mind starts an
inward journey. At his discourses the audience is listening to his words
with their eyes closed in a meditative inward journey, and their faces
beaming with ethereal joy. His presentation of highly elevated and
complex philosophical concepts is clear, simple, digestible and experiential. At times some people actually experience the spiritual truths
and high levels he is describing.
Guruji's gift to serious seekers is priceless. At first he takes his own
time to ascertain the earnestness of an aspirant's desire for spirituality.
But once he is convinced, his grace is powerful, immediate, direct,
bountiful and unfailing. In a few days most aspirants start to uncover
and reach inner depths never experienced before. The greatest gift of
Swami Shivom Tirthji is the self-propelling or autonomous process of
inner cleansing of samskaras (the impressions of past actions and
experiences on the psyche) which starts with Shaktipat Initiation. This
is followed by a tranquility of mind that accompanies spiritual progress
and eventually the experience of Self ... Sat-Chit-Anand (truth- con-
His Holiness Swami Shivom Tirthji is master of Shaktipat-the process
of awakening the Shakti or the consciousness of the aspirant inwardly.
In the life of Shri Shivom Tirthji the three rivers of sadhana, satsang
and selfless service come together, and those who come to him get
purified and uplifted by a bath in this holy waters. His love for all is so
pure, real and touching that it almost feels as if divinity has touched the
heart. His love for everyone and childlike playfulness bring Krishna
alive. In his personal meditation the steadiness and bliss on his face
remind people of Shiva in human form. The rest of the time Guruji is
busy helping people who are engrossed in worldly attachments and
afflictions. Ayogye api yogyatamapadya shri gurusuryo bodhati.
This means the guru, like the sun, shines over all and makes them
worthy and enlightens.
Swami Shivom Tirthji received his Shaktipat initiation from Swami
Shri Vishnu Tirthji Maharaj. Looking at his disciple's surrender, ever
readiness to serve, and spiritual worthiness, Swami Shri Vishnu Tirthji
Maharaj made him his spiritual heir. He empowered him to uphold the
torch of spiritual flame and appointed him as his successor.
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