Sunday, December 6, 2009

Prajnanpurush Sri Sri Babathakur was a Self-realized divine soul who had realized the total identity of Truth Divine within His own Self, as also within the Self of all. 
The culture and education we cultivate in our daily lives aren't all perfect.  They are rather combinations of imaginary and speculative doctrines, thesis, theories, thoughts, ideas, actions, results and objects of the apparent nature that are transitory, ever changeable and perishable. The outer nature of life, though very helpful for the constitution and maintenance of physical body, is also a bar for the perfection of the same and realization of the inmost essence of life. For the perfection of one's total nature and the realization of the inmost Self, what is mostly needed is not the cognition of the outer changeable and perishable nature, but rather recognition of the inmost perennial light of ever-free unchangeable nature, i.e. unmixed, free, homogeneous, true, and eternal Consciousness. 
India is a land ordained to receive special divine grace.  It is  place where seers and realizers of extraordinary class are born to reveal the eternal and absolute Truth to her people. Such a realizer, Sri Sri Babathakur was born in a remote part of undivided Bengal at the end of the first quarter of the last century.  His was a family that was lowly in worldly possessions but rich in spiritual and psychic traditions. From His very childhood, Sri Sri Babathakur was inquisitive about everything, and especially about his own Self .  He was eager to know why was He born. He was told by his father that the answers to such queries had to be found out by Him alone. At a tender age, Sri Sri Babathakur commenced His spiritual journey to unfold the mystery of the eternal Truth. He soon became introspective and delved deep into the realms of His own Self/Truth Absolute. In due course, He became a true realizer to whom the Self-Reality revealed itself in full, in the nature of I-Absolute. Sri Sri Babathakur attained the highest state the spiritual seekers aspire to, and became verily Saccidananda - i.e. the Truth, Consciousness and Bliss Himself. The grace He received was the result of His own endeavor and He is a true Self-realizer-'Swanubhavadeva'. 
Alongside his spiritual pursuits, He continued His journey in the mudane world, training Himself as a painter-artist although by choice, He was a sitarist and a classical musician of highest genius. However as he proceeded further in His the journey of Self-discovery, His occupation began to dissolve, culminating in the revelation of the Divine Personality with 'missionless mission' and His identity with the TruthAbsolute. 
Pen would drop from his hands, the touch of money would cause shrivels in Him. Through His trances and novel way of meditation, He sailed into His eternal destination. Bet despite leaving His mortal remains, He returns to the mundane plane quite often to illuminate the minds of the people through His deliberations. 
A realizer of the highest order, Swasamvedya Swanubhavadeva Sri Sri Babathakur realized and narrated the 'Science of Oneness' which is the 'Knowledge of Knowledge'. His realization was so unique and original, it not unfolded the reality of non-duality in a celebrated unconventional manner, but also showered an unprecedented new light and dimension of Advaita-Vedanta Knowledge. 
His realization often been expressed itself through innumerable spontaneously revealed songs, some of which at a later period were sung by His devotees under His tutelage. His deliberations as well as these revealed songs pronounce the truth - 'Saccidananda is the I-Absolute and vice-versa 'This I-Absolute is the all-perfect Divine'.

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