Although moving to distant lands was not exactly what he wanted to do, Rudi— not one to hesitate— began liquidating his business and huge art collection in preparation. He made a trip to India with the intent of disbanding his network of people there who had been assisting his business endeavors. While in Bombay he stayed with his friend, Beebee, a multimillionaire with a penchant for saint-hunting. The first impression was overwhelming. There were people crowded in every corner in a state of religious hysteria. In the front of the room sat a large, dark man in a semi-trance.
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Although moving to distant lands was not exactly what he wanted to do, Rudi— not one to hesitate— began liquidating his business and huge art collection in preparation. He made a trip to India with the intent of disbanding his network of people there who had been assisting his business endeavors. While in Bombay he stayed with his friend, Beebee, a multimillionaire with a penchant for saint-hunting.
The first impression was overwhelming. There were people crowded in every corner in a state of religious hysteria. In the front of the room sat a large, dark man in a semi-trance. I was completely repelled. What was I, a sophisticated westerner, doing in this weird scene? How could this utterly strange man have anything important to give me? For one long moment, I was filled with the impulse to turn around and walk away.
But I have learned not to trust my instinctive reactions. Instead, Beebee and I watched as people streamed by the saint, receiving a blessing or asking him a question.
Then, to my dismay, we were led to the front of the room. Before I could say anything, I found myself being presented to the holy man, who seemed completely indifferent to me.
I was asked if I had a question. Only one thing occurred to me, so I told him I was planning to move to New Zealand shortly and asked if this was the right thing for me to do. Any decision that you make must be wrong. Go home! With one stroke, he had cut through the fabric of my whole life. I left the room in a daze.
Before I could answer he told me that Nityananda was considered to be an incarnation of the elephant god, Ganesh. I asked him who Ganesh was, trying to cover my shocked condition. Rudi journeyed back to India the following year in hopes of visiting with him again, only to discover that Sri Nityananda had taken his mahasamadhi the conscious act of passing where the body dies but the soul-force remains. Shortly thereafter Rudi discovered that the experience of meeting Nityananda had had a tremendous effect on his inner life, taking a whole year to realize it.
Even in childhood, Nityananda seemed to be in an unusually advanced spiritual state, which gave rise to the belief that he was born enlightened. He started building an ashram near Kanhangad, Kerala state. He dived in and then produced handfuls of money, which was apparently enough to satisfy the police.
There, his reputation as a miracle worker attracted people from as far away as Mumbai, though he never took credit for any miracles. Nityananda set up a school, as well as providing food and clothing for them. The family that looked after the temple agreed and built a hut for him. As his visitors and followers increased, the hut expanded and became an ashram. To the people around him, he was an avadhuta: one who is absorbed in the transcendental state.
Starting in the early s, his devotees in Mangalore would sit with him in the evenings. Most of the time he was silent, though occasionally he would give teachings. A devotee named Tulsiamma wrote down some of his teachings and his answers to her specific queries. Later, these notes were compiled and published in the Kannada language and came to be known as the Chidaksha Geeta.
Bhagawan led an extremely simple life. He took his bath before dawn, and ate very little. Another person tied his langoti loincloth , his only clothes, if it fell off, or fed him by hand.
He was usually deeply immersed in divine consciousness, with his eyes closed and a beatific smile on his face. With knowledge of Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Marathi he guided seekers in different paths according to their capacity. He was beyond sleep. He never slept through the night and was wide awake during the day. Those who came in pilgrimage with sincere burning questions often found them spontaneously answered in their heart before they were even in his presence.
Nityananda was an inexhaustible reservoir of love and compassion who had taken on a body to take his devotees towards the divine. He could also be extremely fiery and intimidating in his behavior, even to the point of throwing rocks on occasion. This was his way of deterring people who were not serious in their spiritual aspirations, or who came to him with ulterior motives.
Over a thousand children from nearby villages were given free morning meal everyday. Like one of them, Bhagwan used to play amongst the children giving them sweets, toys and clothes. His departure, which was a conscious one, was tearful and sad for Bhagawan, but not for the reasons one might suspect.
It is reported  that many, if not most, came to him window-shopping, seeking maya illusion — seeking the fulfillment of material desire— instead of the highest spiritual gifts that Nityananda had to offer. On the evening of August 7, , sometime after midnight Nityananda was reported to have said: Everyone comes here for money and only money. The more they are given, the more they seek; there is no end to their greed.
When they come they are pedestrians sometimes without a proper dwelling place; and when they get the necessities, then comforts and luxuries are demanded: a car, a bungalow, and so on. When earlier prayers are granted in the hope that contentment would follow and that they would then seek higher values, another demand is placed in a never-ending series of wants and desires.
Not much point in allowing this body to continue— hence samadhi tomorrow. Similarly the mind should be kept untainted by the mud of desires and the water of distractions, even though engaged in worldly activities. Then, just as the stalk, stem, and leaf, when properly cultivated and not disturbed, will culminate in the lotus blossom, similarly if the detached mind and faith in the Sadguru God or his incarnation are firmly established in the lotus of the heart, and never allowed to wax or wane with happiness and difficulties, his grace will be invoked.
There are various tests to which a devotee is subjected: they could be of the mind, of the intellect, of the body and so on. A number of such tests are there. In fact God is conducting tests all the time; every occurrence in life is a test.
Hence one must be always alert and aloof, conducting oneself with a spirit of detachment, viewing everything as an opportunity afforded to gain experience, to improve oneself and go on to a higher stage. Desires are the only cause of sorrows in this world.
Nothing is brought into this world and nothing can be taken. Everything that happens, happens automatically by the will of God.
Der Guru – Bhagavan Nityananda
Alle 3 beobachteten wie die Schlange den Neugeborenen 3 Mal umkreiste und dann verschwand. Als Baby litt Rama an einer sehr ernsten Krankheit und wurde auf wundersame Weise geheilt. Als Uniamma mit dem Kind spazieren ging, sah sie einen Fremden, den sie um Hilfe bat. Die beiden Fremden verschwanden so schnell wie sie aufgetaucht waren. Chatu starb, als er 3 Jahre alt war und Uniamma, als er 6 war. Er nahm Rama mit, der offensichtlich bereits in der Kindheit spirituell sehr weit fortgeschritten war und so nahm man an, daser bereits erleuchtet und als Avatar geboren war.
About Bhagavan Nityananda
Sri Bhagawan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri. His love is so beautiful that nothing else matters. Welcome to BhagawanNityananda. He is the great sage of modern India who relieved the suffering and removed the spiritual ignorance of thousands of people on every continent on the globe. Bhagawan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri came here from Siddhalokha, the subtle realm of the Siddhas where so many saints continue to dwell in their subtle forms. He took a Guru, Ishwar Iyer, in order to set the example and stress the necessity of a living Sadguru in leading others to Liberation.
According to his disciples, Nityananda was found as an abandoned infant in Tuneri village, Kozhikode , Kerala, India by a lady named Uniamma Nair, who was married to Chathu Nair. The Nair couple adopted this child and took care of him along with their own five children. Nityananda was named as Raman by his foster parents. The Nair couple were farmers, who also took care of the farms owned by a wealthy lawyer named Ishwar Iyer, who greatly trusted them. Before dying she handed over her responsibility of Nityananda to Ishwar Iyer. He was eventually given the name Nityananda, which means, "always in bliss". By , he was back in southern India.