About Babaji

Avdhoot Baba Shivanand is fondly known as the Father of Indian Healing, who has spent all his life in deep spiritual practices, the benefits of which He today shares with the world........ read more

About Ishan Shivanand

Acharya Ishan Shivanand is the son and disciple of the Master, who is an abundance of knowledge and skills, and assists his Master in the noble Divine mission of reaching the sacred wisdom of ancient masters to the seekers of the globe........ read more

About Guruma

Guruma has been Babaji's companion all life nurturing Babaji's missions and life goals, being a mother to her own children as well as the children of the world........ read more

What is Shiv Yog

Shiv Yog is the merging of one's consciousness with the Divine consciousness, thus evolving from finite and emerging infinite, which happens with the gradual process of disolution of one's Karmic influences through Shiv Yog practices........ read more

Guru Vakyam

Guru Vakyam consiste of weekly videos of Babaji's powerful teachings that serve as regular reminders to bring changes in the 'acharan' in our daily lives. The words of the Guru are ultimate. Guru Vakyam Param Vakyam........ read more

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Sadhak Sunday - 26 Oct 2014

Namah shivay! 

This Sadhak Sunday we would like to share with you just one contribution that has come from two sadhvis of one family. The letters from them and the beautiful creations that they offered this time to Babaji was worthy enough to occupy the whole Sadhak Sunday page this Sunday, especially due to the simplicity and deep emotions that came with it. One sister expresses some magical moments while she was preparing a large cloth napkin with her love embedded in embroidery on it for Babaji.
She also shares how a particular colour thread was over before she could complete it and how on a simple request to Babaji, she magically she found the exact colour thread and the exactly quantity that she would need to finish her love expression for her Guru. The other sister shares how she never knew about her talent in painting and after ShivYog, this talent just sprouted out of her, which she has made the perfect use to express her love for her Guru. They also share more wonders of how Babaji came to them in various ways and how their lives changed after ShivYog. This courier was a bundle of love with letters, poems, craft, paintings, embroidery, and love flying out as soon as we opened the package. Luckily or blessed they were as Ishan ji happened to see it and was so happy with the paintings and embroidery that he instructed this Sunday be dedicated to both sisters. Please ignore the grammar in the letters as we have shared it as it is, intentionally not wanting to change anything in it.

Blessed are those who have the Bhaav in them, for this is their most powerful quality and even more blessed are those who get the opportunity to reach it directly to the Master whom they are blessed to be connected with.

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Contribution from Santoshi Shivanand & Cibani Shivanand, Bardez, Goa

Sadhvi Cibani Shivanand writes:

Namah shivay Babaji and Guru Maa...

Gratitude to my Babaji, Guru Maa and Ishan ji.

Dear my lovely and sweet Babaji. Thank you Babaji for coming into my life and changing my life totally. The book which was closed for many lives, you have opened it, wiped the dust and made a new book. Thank you Babaji, thank you very, very, very much.

Without knowing the meaning of Guru I have got such a nice and wonderful Guru, like in the form of best friend and ya, you are my best friend only. You have held my hands and shown me the right path. I never thought I will get a Guru in so young age and move on the spiritual path. I never took interest to watch satsangs but my mom always used to watch any satsangs on Aastha channel and one day while watching she saw your satsang and she liked that satsang so much that she was waiting to see your satsang again and one day on Goa Plus channel my brother saw your satsang and told mom and after that we only don't know how you brought us in ShivYog.

We four attended the first shivir in Bangalore and we went alone for so long distance but with the grace of you Babaji, my mom took her three children out of Goa without any fear and without knowing anything. In the bus, Babaji had already sent sadhaks to help us and they took care of us like a family. After that we attended Goa shivir and you have become so close to us that whenever we are going to attend any shivir you only come in our dreams and call us. We never think of how we will reach but we just pray to Babaji that we want to come and Babaji however takes us. Before attending these two shivirs Babaji had come in our dreams and called us.

With lots of love, I have created a gift for Babaji (image below). When I was doing this blue thread got over, so I told Babaji that I want little thread and went to search if somewhere I found and it was surprising! I found that much thread only in old box and in that box no other thread was there, only blue thread was there. I felt like Babaji came and kept that thread. I was so surprised and happy by watching this miracle and I don't know how many miracles are waiting to take place in my life.

Really, I have got Guru in form of friend, God and parents and I am very happy for that. With the grace of Babaji we have got everything. I thank you Babaji for giving us such nice and wonderful methods to become one with Shiv Shiva. You have made our life very peaceful, wonderful and great.. I love you Babaji. I love you unconditionally. Bless us and shower your blessings and unconditional love on us always.

From your divine child,
Cibani Shivanand

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Sadhvi Santoshi Shivanand writes:

Namah Shivay Babaji. Namah shivay Guru Maa...

Thank you a lot Babaji for coming in my life. The hidden treasure of divine knowledge you have poured in our life. I am very, very happy to have you and receive your drop-drop of divine purest of the pure knowledge in my life. In return of that I have nothing to give you. For you, the word thank you is also less. These words are also not mine, they are yours.

The best gift  one can have in life is to know the Self and you have given me the chance to discover my true self. I was really in search of someone who would change my personality and my life. To bring change in myself, I read personality development books but I was wondering how to think positive and how to apply it in my life. You have listened to my inner voice and you entered in my life.

I was surprised that the knowledge and the change which I was searching, I found it in you. I just love it. At once for four of us you brought in ShivYog. First I didn't believe in any living Guru, only Sai Baba I was believing from my heart. You only brought me in your connection. Before coming to ShivYog, I was blaming my destiny and family for not having our own house but now I realized why. Because soon with your blessing our new house will be built. As you came in our life, our life is filled with miracles. You made all things possible for us. For 11 years we lived in one-room or two-room rented place and the place was very small. But we just prayed from heart to get a nice 2-bedroom flat for rent at cheap rate. With your blessings we got a 2-bedroom flat. We have now nice place to do sadhna. We are all thankful to you.


Going to Bangalore for Shree Vidhya level 1 shivir was also a miracle. My father gave permission. First time in life we four travelled alone for such a long distance. We even had not booked hotel to stay there but Babaji you were with us. While travelling, in the same bus some sadhaks were there. When early morning we reached to Bangalore, while getting down from bus we met them. We joined them and we stayed in the same hotel. They are all sweet and like family members. They cared for us and helped us. Babaji you came in their form. Thank you for that.

The biggest miracle was the Goa shivir. We did not have enough money and we just prayed to you and you really listened. Just 5-6 days before the shivir my mother got some money and one of the ShivYog sadhak, whom we don't even know helped with the registration and just two days before the shivir we got the confirmation message. We are really thankful to you and that sadhak. You again came in his form and helped us. You made all impossible into possible.

You have discovered the hidden talent of painting in me. Before I was not knowing I can paint beautiful paintings. One day while seeing someone painting, I just tried at home and really that painting was beautiful. Due to your blessing I can now paint beautiful nature's paintings. This talent of painting is your gift for me (images below). I am thankful to you.

We are all lucky to have a sweet father like you and sweet mother like Guru Maa. Babaji, always bless us, help us to become pure day by day and become spiritual. Help us to bring change in our life. We want your guidance for lifetime. Hold our hand, help us to walk on the path of ShivYog.

With lots of drops of unconditional love....  to sweet cute Babaji and for sweet cute Guru Maa. Namah shivay..

From your divine child
Santoshi Shivanand








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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sadhak Sunday - 19 Oct 2014

Namah shivay! 

This Sadhak Sunday brings you three lovely contributions. The first is all about being an example and an inspiration to all by following the Master's teaching of selfless service. The couple also share their story of how a very small intention of doing seva 5 years ago, that they attribute to Babaji's grace, began in a small way and grew to feeding 400 poor children every Sunday for the last five years. 

The second one is the contribution from a creative sadhak who sprung up his creativity on Mother Earth by sowing halim seeds or Garden Cress seeds and added a touch of divinity to it by creating the symbol of OM and "Namah Shivay Babaji" which he found as a creative way to greet his Guru everytime he looks at it.

The third is a simple expression of a sadhak's love for Babaji that he penned down in his own simple words. So, have your Sunday break, with these three inspirational notes from your Guru Bandhus, who are blessed by Baba ji and the Guru Parivar.
                                                     
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1. Contribution from Poonam & Parminder Shivanand, Kolkata

NAMAH SHIVAYA BABAJI,

We are a couple from kolkata and we are blessed with ShivYog since 2008. Since then Babaji, we have to thank you for so many wonderful changes that have happened in our lives. Often i have wished to write to you and today Sadhak Sunday has given this opportunity. Thank you Babaji.

Babaji, it was my husband's birthday and I had heard from you to do seva, to feed the poor. Usually on occasions like this I use to plan surprise parties etc, but to my surprise I decided to make 50 packets of food. I cooked aloo poori and went down the street to distribute the food. There were a lot of children, those who got food packets were very happy but so many of them who didn't get and were sad. They were running behind me and saying "humko nahi mila."

While walking back home I just said "Baba, I wish I can feed 500 poor some day." It was just a  wish which i didn't think about. I came and narrated this episode to my husband, he just said so what if kids were left, we can feed them once again. I was very happy, i arranged for a cook and prepared khichadi on a Sunday morning. On the night before we went around my area and asked all the children to come at 9 am on sunday at a lane near our house.I told a few ShivYogi friends about this,so that they could help distribute the food.

We were surprised when we reached with the food, Babaji there were about 100 children and some adults.We distributed the khichadi and we were all very happy. Babaji, that day I was feeling blessed, but least bit i knew this seva would continue. Because as Sunday approached, the feeling that they we should do this seva again. So next week we made same arrangements for all of them and Babaji, this continues since. Babaji,we know that its only and only your grace. We are very, very grateful to you that you to give us the bhaav to do Seva. Today, Babaji our SHIVANAND BHANDARA is 5 year old and BABAJI, YOU are feeding 400 children every sunday at 9 am.

Babaji we wait for sunday to come, now the food is ordered at a shop, a group of friends together help to distribute the food. When we read Guru Khand, they all fold hands in prayer to you. BABAJI, they haven't seen you, but just like we feel your presence, they too feel, because Babaji, they all have a smile on their face, a peace and satisfaction that  they all will receive food.

Babaji, we thank you for all the seva you have given us till today and thank you for all the seva opportunities you will give us.

NAMAH SHIVAYA
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2. Contribution from Sadhak Sanket Shivanand, Sangli, Maharastra, India
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2. Contribution from Sadhak Ayush Shivanand, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Namah shivay,

Sadhak Sunday is now also open to students who have taken Saraswati Deeksha from Babaji and have witnessed transformation in their studies, extracurricular activities, personality, behavior, etc. Thousands of children have been blessed by Babaji in these years with this precious deeksha. For those of you, who have benefitted, we welcome you to record the child's statement on your cell phone and send the video to us. Selected videos will be shown to Babaji and Ishan ji for their blessings and also used on our video channel. The video must be clear in visual and audio, preferably taken at a silent location. The video must not exceed 1 minute. It is advised that the child speak while the parent or guardian can record it and send it to us.

We just are finding more ways for you to express yourself and for your love to reach and bounce back from your Guru. Send us your ideas too!

Namah Shivay!

See you next Sunday. Namah Shivay!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Sadhak Sunday - 12 Oct 2014

Namah shivay! 

This Sadhak Sunday we share two contributions from two sadhaks. The first one is what the mother calls the youngest UK ShivYog Sadhvi who is a tiny tot of 2-1/2 months. She shares all the special moments she has had in conceiving this little one and how ShivYog has impacted the child since she was in the womb. The results of following the Guru's teachings on how parents should prepare themselves before bringing a life on earth, brought them the results that had to invariably follow when one follow's the Guru's words as Param Vakyam. The second one is a poem written by a sadhak who shares his feeling of how he sees the Guru as his life. He expresses in very simple and plain words what Babaji teaches that you name the divine with any name, it is the same one. Many other teachings he has put it in simple words, and the reason it appears here is because of the noted emotions behind the simple words. Everything is in the bhav! So read on and enjoy your Sunday with the snippets from the lives of your Guru Bandhus, who are blessed by Baba ji and the Guru Parivar.
                                                     
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1. Contribution from Neelu Shivanand, London

Deepest Gratitude from Youngest UK Sadhak (Eva ~ 2-1/2 months old)

  I would like to share my experience and my heartfelt gratitude to Baba for blessing us with our divine daughter (Eva, our Bala Tripurasundari).

 I heard Baba say that husband and wife should take conceiving a child as a one year project – and follow ShivYog wholeheartedly for one year in order to purify themselves and then conceive a child. That way you will attract a very divine soul in your womb. We wished to have a child as divine as my Baba. Therefore, after listening to this advice I delayed having a baby by one year in spite of a lot of family pressure. And in that one year both me and my husband attended many shivirs, meditated regularly – often together, hosted and attended satsangs every week and did as much sewa as possible. We began to see beautiful changes in our lives and lot of bliss.

 In the healing shivir in London in October 2013, I got an opportunity to volunteer for a healing experiment and went up to the stage. After the experiment both Guruma and Baba blessed me. And then right after that shivir we conceived Eva (after one year of both of us doing the sadhna together). With Baba’s grace came a brand new home in a beautiful area where we had always dreamt of living. Another wish got fulfilled as Baba says all ShivYogis must have their own house with a separate meditation room.

 Throughout the 9 months of pregnancy I continued my ShivYog practice daily. Eva probably learnt to meditate in the womb itself with Baba’s grace! During my pregnancy I had attended the Prati Prasav Sadhna shivir with Ishan bhaiya in Dec'13 and made Eva listen to a lot of Babaji's videos. I read somewhere that no one can clear your karma but you yourself. But only a mother can do that for her child when the child is in her womb. This was my intention for my baby which made me carry on my practice thoroughly. The 9 months flew by easily and Eva never troubled me. She was a very quiet baby in the womb which made me feel as if she is meditating inside!

 The actual delivery experience was so divine – a natural delivery without any pain killers, divine ShivYog environment in the birthing room with Om Hrom Jhum Sa playing throughout and very helpful and caring midwives. All ShivYog friends were sending me healing and my husband Gaurav was invoking Babaji. Once Eva arrived Gaurav felt/saw Babaji, Guruma and Ishan bhaiya (who were winking at him) blessing us.

 Eva is now 2.5 months old. She is so well behaved, keeps smiling, never troubles us and never cries. We are trying to provide her a ShivYog environment at home. We take her to satsangs, Mata Ki Chowki and do Durga Saptshati and meditation with her sleeping / sitting besides us.

 We are so grateful to Baba for all the miracles that have happened in our life. Thank you Baba for changing our lives completely in such a short span of time. It is getting more and more beautiful everyday. I only wish to be able to repay this debt of gratitude back to you and hope to become as divine as you one day.

 Love you Baba
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2. Contribution from Sadhak Amit Shivanand, Madhya Pradesh, India

Namah shivay,

Sadhak Sunday is a gift from the master to all his followers. Once baba said it in a shivir that "I am ShivYog". I was surprised because I used to think that it is the name of a spiritual foundation. I didn't know I myself am going to be "ShivYog". Whether you call me a ShivYogi or call me ShivYog both are same. Because ShivYog is the way of life. The one who has accepted to live life in ShivYog way, is ShivYog itself.

Thank you Babaji, every word from you is beyond millions of positive words. Bless us that we can decode the science of the self and can live our live the ShivYog way.

Namah Shivay

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Sadhak Sunday is now also open to students who have taken Saraswati Deeksha from Babaji and have witnessed transformation in their studies, extracurricular activities, personality, behavior, etc. Thousands of children have been blessed by Babaji in these years with this precious deeksha. For those of you, who have benefitted, we welcome you to record the child's statement on your cell phone and send the video to us. Selected videos will be shown to Babaji and Ishan ji for their blessings and also used on our video channel. The video must be clear in visual and audio, preferably taken at a silent location. The video must not exceed 1 minute. It is advised that the child speak while the parent or guardian can record it and send it to us.

We just are finding more ways for you to express yourself and for your love to reach and bounce back from your Guru. Send us your ideas too!

Namah Shivay!

See you next Sunday. Namah Shivay!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Calendar ~ October 2014

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Desktop Calendars are the best way to adorn your desktop, especially if it of your Gurudev. An image that will emit the divine vibes from the Guru and also act as a reminder to always stay connected to His aura and receive the blessings that is emitting from Him at all times. The best way to keep oneself in check and spiritual alignment every single day of the month. Namah Shivay.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sadhak Sunday - 5 Oct 2014

Namah shivay! 

Sunday is here and this time we offer you two selected contributions from two ShivYog Sadhaks - one shared by a mother for her son and another shared by a daughter for her mother. Isn't that something wonderful that a sadhak enthusiastically tries to do for those family members, who are themselves unable to participate in Sadhak Sunday? First one expresses the cuteness of children, when what they perceive in their mind is birthed into a form by them. In the first contribution, the mother of this child expresses how her son's creation literally brought it to life, for all is in the emotions. Second contribution is from a Sadhvi, whose daughter shares the wonders of healing on plants. Babaji is all out with gifting farmers with Holistic Agriculture, but few sadhaks on learning this, practically put their Master's teaching into practice by sending Sanjeevani to plants, saw the results, and shared it with us. Read what the sadhaks have to share and if you feel inspired, nothing can stop you too, for this is the right and easiest platform to reach your love to your Master, in your own unique way. Blessed be your love and emotions, the priceless bond between a Guru and Disciple. Namah Shivay!
                                                     
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1. Contribution from Vyom Shivanand, Gujrat/London

Namah Shivay Babaji,

Last Diwali, my son was going to make two peacocks saying Happy Diwali. I said to my son, "Look Vyom, you are good at drawing. Please make some more." My son said, "Mummy you go inside finish your work" and in 15 mins, he made a huge Shree Yantra. I was so happy I started crying and thanking Babaji for blessing Vyom. Again, after 10 mints Vyom called me and said, "Mama, look at this. This is for you. You Love Babaji na." What I saw was that Our Guru sakshaath came to our home on Diwali. We were so happy that we can't express it in words.The best gift in the world that a son can give to parents. Babaji, please keep blessing us all. My daughter Shailja also got blessings from Babaji Himself in Ahmedabad Shivir in 2012. Thank you so much Babaji for coming into our life as Our Guru. Humara toh jeevan safal ho gaya Babaji aap ke blessing se. Thank you so much from bottom of our hearts." ~ Amish, Jigna, Vyom and Shailja, from London.

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2. Contribution from Sadhvi Rikta Shivanand, Bangkok, India

Dearest Babaji,

Namah Shivay and thank you for giving us this golden opportunity to share our beautiful experiences. One of the many that I wish to share is my mother's which I am doing on her behalf as she has asked me to do. I am enclosing her experience in her words. ~ Shahana.

The term Shivyog holistic agriculture is a new concept which has been introduced by His Holiness Babaji in the Narsinghpur Shivir. No, I wasn't a participant but can't resist the temptation of writing a few lines of my own personal experience  as to how the sanjivani shakti works wonders with the plants. I shifted to this house in 2010 and just before coming to Bangkok was initiated in Shambhavi Deeksha and also had the opportunity to do seva in Gurgaon Ashram which is most memorable in my life.

 I have a passion for greenery... love flowering plants, trees, the chirping of birds around me. Though the house is big, well planned but without a gardening space. Behind the wall of the boundary a small patch of soil with two small flowery plants approximately two feet high. So all I could see from my living room was the wall and high grills. Babaji had mentioned during the Shivir how the sadhaks of Lucknow Ashram had grown flowering plants and fruit bearing trees on most infertile land. So I started  sending sanjivini to my two little plants. After few months I noticed few green leaves above the walls... and soon they were growing higher and higher. Within two years the grilled wall was covered with red flowers and green leaves together with nice fragnance from the other Mallika plant which has climbed on the grills and provide me flowers for my pooja... and chirping of the birds stats early in the morning. Love to watch the little sparrows hopping around the whole day long and Also butterflies flying around in different colours. Koti Koti Panama Guruji.

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Sadhak Sunday is now also open to students who have taken Saraswati Deeksha from Babaji and have witnessed transformation in their studies, extracurricular activities, personality, behavior, etc. Thousands of children have been blessed by Baba ji in these years with this precious deeksha. For those of you, who have benefitted, we welcome you to record the child's statement on your cell phone and send the video to us. Selected videos will be shown to Baba ji and Ishan ji for their blessings and also used on our video channel. The video must be clear in visual and audio, preferably taken at a silent location. The video must not exceed 1 minute. It is advised that the child speak while the parent or guardian can record it and send it to us.

We just are finding more ways for you to express yourself and for your love to reach and bounce back from your Guru. Send us your ideas too!

Namah Shivay!

Lots more to come every Sunday. See you next Sunday. Namah Shivay!