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Pilgrimage and Darshan

"Pilgrimage and Darshan"

Pilgrimage & Darshan – II

Pilgrimage & Darshan Pilgrimage and Darshan Baba Rampuri talks about the significance of pilgrimage and darshan, “the beholding.” Tirthas as crossing over places. Magic happens anywhere worlds meet: at a crossroads, the seashore, graveyards, airports, hospitals, […]

History of Naga Babas

Baba Rampuri narrates the history of Naga Babas and Sannyasis from Guru Dattatreya in the age of the Ramayana through Adi Sankara to the present time.

History of the Naga Babas – III

History of the Naga Babas Baba Rampuri narrates the history of the Naga Babas and Sannyasis from Guru Dattatreya in the age of the Ramayana through Adi Sankara to the present time. “I was enchanted by […]

Becoming a Baba

Becoming a Naga Baba, in the Oral tradition of Juna Akhara

Becoming a Baba – V

Becoming a Baba Baba Rampuri talks about his trials and tribulations in becoming a baba. “Becoming a baba starts out as an exercise in copying and mimicking. This is to prepare the soil for a great […]

Secret Shakti of Matrikas

Baba Rampuri talks about the nature of sacred speech: syllables, aksharas, and matrikas living in the sacred geography of our articulation.

Secret Shakti of Matrikas

Secret Shakti of Matrikas Syllables of Sacred Speech Basel, Switzerland, 2008 Baba Rampuri talks about the nature of sacred speech: syllables, aksharas, and matrikas living in the sacred geography of our articulation. “For, as the stars […]

Adi Sankara and the Frog

The story of Sarada Devi and Sringeri Math

Adi Sankara and the Frog – IX

Baba Rampuri tells the story of how Adi Sankara established his main monastery, Sringeri Math, and the Temple of Sarada Devi, where he witnessed a pregnant frog trying to cross the deadly hot sands in the noon day sun, trying to reach the river.

Yogi and the Mother Goddess

The Yogi and the act of giving blessings in the tradition of Naga Yogis

Yoga Shakti & The Mother Goddess – X

The Yogi, having an uncluttered mind resembling that of a still mirror like lake, is connected (yoga) with the Mother Goddess, and acts like a conduit through which HER blessings flow.

Hindu Scripture

Hindu Scripture and oral tradition

Hindu Scripture – XI

Baba Rampuri talks about the role and nature of Hindu scriptures and sacred text in Indian tradition.

Disappearance of the Yogi

Disappearance of the Yogi

The Disappearance of the Yogi – XII

The noble, rigorous, and restrictive figure of the Yogi is to be forgotten.
The signs that mark him are to be thought of as the fantasies and charms of a knowledge that had not yet attained marketability.