1 Bhakta Sammelan , 2018 at Mahamilan Math

2 Durga Puja at Mahamilan Math, 2018

3 Sri Sri Gurupurnima Utsav will be celebrated on 27th July,2018 at Mahamilan Math & other branches of ABJS. All are cordially invited.

4 JA JA NAM DIGE JA UTSAV , 2018 at Puri

5 Omkar Panchami ,5th February2018

6 Sri Sri Durga Puja will be celebrated at Mahamilan Math from 26th September to 30th September. All are cordially invited

7 JANMASTAMI & NANDOTSAV will be celebrated on 14th and 15th August respectively at Mahamilan Math

8 Shri Shri Guru Purnima will be celebrated on 9th July '17 (Sunday) at Mahamilan Math and other centres

9 "JA JA NAM DIGE JA" Utsav will be celebrated at Puri [Nilachal Asram &Lila Kunj] on 9th and 10th Baisakh [ 23.4.17.&24.4.17]

10 Sri Sri BasantiDurga Puja, Annapurna Puja, Ram Navami were celebrated at Mahamilan Math and other asrams from 3.4.17.-6.4.17.

11 Sri Sri Thakur's Advent Tithi [OMKAR PANCHAMI] is on 16th February, 2017

12 Sri Sri Durga Puja

13 Annual General meeting of Akhil Bharat Jai Guru Sampradaya was held at Mahamilan Math on 18.9.16. Jai Guru

14 Janmastami will be celebrated at Mahamilan Math and other Ashrams, on 25th August 2016, followed by Nandotsav celebrations on the next day.

15 Shri Guru Purnima is on 19th July 2016. Here is the Programme schedule for celebration at Mahamilan Math, the Headquarters of Akhil Bharat JaiGuru Sampradaya. All are invited. JAI GURU

16 Kumbh Mela at Ujjain is continuing from 22nd April at Gopal Dham Asram, and it will be concluded on 22nd May, 2016

17 "Ja Ja Nam Dige Ja" Mahotsav is being celebrated at Puri(Nilachal Dham) on 22nd & 23rd April

18 YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CELEBRATION OF 125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF SITARAMDAS OMKARNATHDEV AT OUR MAHAMILAN MATH,KOLKATA,INDIA, FROM 26TH-28TH FEB, 2016

Few of His messages are-

1) As long as a man doesn't become inward, his pains do not end. Keep calling Him, and become inward.

2) Lord has two feet- Right and Left. The Right foot has joy, peace, happiness; the Left foot has disease, grief, sorrows. Whichever foot He puts forward, hold it and say 'Guru Guru Guru' - The end of Joys and sorrows.

3) " Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare " .Always chant this Mahamantra .You need not worry about anything... More Naam More Bliss.

4) Blow away disease, grief, sorrow, pain, poverty, unrest with the Holy name, and proceed. Chant Naam while eating, lying down, rising, sitting - Hail Naam, Hail Naam.

5) You need not renounce the family, you won't have to go to the forest. Wherever you are, you can still progress on the spiritual path and dwell in the world of Bliss! The suffering is only because of the sense of 'me' and 'mine'.

6) Speak the Truth - Truth is Lord. One who can resort to Truth quickly reaches the Goal.

7) Leave evil company, evil discussion, all addictions. Always be pure.

8) Happiness is not in material pleasures - happiness resides in restraint, renunciation and prayers always.

9) The flame of a Lamp is not directed left or right, it directly rises upwards. If you try to curb it under a lid, the lid will be blackened with soot. Similarly, the Flame of Soul is Eternally directed upwards, the Prarabdha [consequence of past deed] tries to put a lid on it, and tarnishes the body with sins..

10) Pure food habit, holy acts, worship in Time-- With this, Oh Dear! You will see the Divine.

11) Instead of seeing the other's faults, always look at your own faults. Your faults are keeping you away from your blissful identity.

12) Lord is ready to appear - the mirror of your heart lacks mercury - how will you visualize His image there?

13) Even if you are sinner, agonized, having thousands of faults - still if you take shelter by saying ' I am dedicated to you' - you will surely attain Lord's grace - There is no doubt about it.

14) Bliss is within - it can be found when Man becomes inward.

15) By knowing Guru, Mantra, Deity to be One and by chanting 'Guru Guru', Bliss is attained spontaneously. Of all worships, none is comparable to devotion for Guru.

16) Knowing everything to be Lord's images, practice offering Pranam[obeisance]. He only has taken all forms, Man sees friend-foe, good-bad because of his sins.

17) Question arise in the mind of he who practices, the rest have no occasion for questions.

18) If you can't become desireless with effort, then fill your heart and mind with His Holy Name, .there will be no place left for any desire.

19) Those who are capable of chanting Naam ceaselessly, are ferried across automatically by Naam, to His abode. Nam Sankirtan purifies the moveable and immobile worlds, and unveils a new lease of Energy.

20) Why is it that people fall even after resorting to Naam? The principle reason is bad Prarabdha [accumulated fruits of deeds]. Despite the fact that prarabdha makes a person fall, Naam lifts him afresh.

21) As long as there is a stock of accumulated evil deeds [Prarabdha], no joy is derived by Japa [chanting]. Even then, Japa shouldn't be considered futile. Keep doing Japa whether you realize any pleasure or not-I am sure that ultimately you will experience the grace of Divine Mother!

22) There is One Who is the Contoller of the whole Universe.. He regulates the sun, the moon, stars, planets, all the atoms and molecules.

23) Nobody is independent, everyone is a puppet in God's play, and has to dance to His tunes.

24) God is the Master of actions. we are his servants. Whatever we do, may it be for HIS pleasure. Let us not undertake any work that will displease HIM.' Those who work with this sentiment will succeed in gaining eternal Bliss on earth.

25) The only Object of a devotee's desire is GOD. A devotee should take exclusive refuge with God and undertake practices for realizing Him. Make sure, no other wish takes place in your heart..

26) Those who are undr My protection, why should they look at sense gratification? My Devotees cannot be insects in the excrement of sense gratification.

27) Renounce worthless concerns and just repeat 'Guru Guru' while standing, sitting, eating, lying down-keep repeating 'Sharanagatoham-I am surrendered to You'. thereafter what transpires in your favour will be beyond your grasp.

28) Scriptures are true, scriptures are flawless; one who takes the shelter of scripture will be embraced by the Lord.

29) Forsaking of path shown by the scriptures has led to the present tide of sufferings, torment, disease and sorrow.

30) The mass of men who have gone astray will not be able to gain peace until they adopt the Path prescribed by Shastras. Shastras are the streams from which peace can flow.

31) There are some miserable spiritual aspirants who ruin countless women by taking the disguise of a seeker. What is the meaning of such acts? What's the point? You didn't become a seeker to ruin yourself in lust! Mahamantra of your Sadhana is 'MA' Naam. Adopt this Mahamantra and eternally unite with the feet of the Divine Mother by conquering fatal enemies like lust.

32) If practices such as 'Karma, Yoga, Gyana, Tapasya' are undertaken without taking refuge with God, there is great possibility of a downfall. God always protects him, who takes refuge in Him.

34) It is good for all peace loving persons to keep away from saints who approve desire-driven or indiscrete lifestyles.

35) Sitaram proclaims to all students, men and women- how many books have you read, how many exams have you passed? Whatever merit u have obtained from them-regular study of Gita and other scriptures will offer u much much more. you surely stand to gain a lot more!!

36) You will conquer the world if you can keep 'RAM RAM' on your tongue always.

37) You should concentrate on your studies.do not read lustful novels and dramas. Do not associate with boys and girls who are accustomed to vice and improper conduct.

38) Work hard, always engage yourself in work. Sorrow is an eternal companion of lazy indolent people.

39) Eat satvik food. Don't consume addictions [alchohol, cigarettes, tobacco, tea etc], don't eat fish meat onion egg chicken. Don't eat to your stomach's full capacity, eat in moderation. Don't eat indiscriminately in anyone's hand at any place.

40)Don't engage in laughter and merriment in female company. Beware! Don't take to anything immoral!

41)Don't waste much time in useless play. Time that has passed will not return.

42)Whatever is done is indeed Karma. That which is done to please God is Karma Yoga.

43)Let me tell you the gist of all sadhanas in a nutshell: to hear of His Name and Divine attributes with ears, singing His praise through speech, and contemplating Him with your mind.

44)Despite the fact that influence of Kaliyug has reduced the adherents of Sanatan Dharma, no one has the power to destroy it. Even if thousands of wolves form packs, can they devour the Lion?

45) Indirect knowledge may lead to doubts. But direct realized wisom cannot be perturbed by any doubt~!

46) Self Restraint is the life of this Nation [Bharatvarsha]. Men and women become immortal with self-restraint. The selfcontrolled ones remain blissful in the last hour, and are ferried across by divine vehicle.

47)As a consequence of virtuous deeds, the desire for spiritual practice was born in you. As a result of sins, the mind suffered fall-it will lift up again! It is every person's destiny to rise and fall in spiritual Life, like tide and ebb of Ganga. The fall only helps in returning back with greater determination!

48)Human being is indeed the greatest creation of God, because it is only in a humanbeing that God has vested the freedom to exert all the sense organs according to will, God tests if this freedom of senses is abused.

49)Teach yourself and teach the world. Wisdom is not there in books, it is the fruit of spiritual practice, the soul of penances. By dry recital of scriptures like birds and animals, you won't attain Wisdom even in 100 births. By worshipping Him, Wisdom will be unveiled-- by religious pursuits, the Power of Creator will embrace you.

1) ‘I had attained intense bliss on meeting Baba Omkarnathji. His spiritual realizations and stature reminded me of ancient Sidhhatmas of Bharat. The images of Siddha Purushas of Bharat attract me because Buddhism arose from India and then came to Tibet… I was benefited from the spiritual interaction with Omkarnathji. He was worried about the pitiable condition of Tiber, and supported the spiritual essence of their moral warfare. Baba had given me a woolen mat during our interaction, and I still use it…’
--Dalai Lama.

'Beloved Sri Sitaram is verily Naam Avatara. His entire  life and personality is a radiant example and expression of Naam-  Bhakti and Naam-Shakti. I bow in silent reverence and love at his holy  feet. I deem it a very great privilege and a matter of greater joy to  write these few lines as my tribute to his divine personality.'  - Swami Chidananda ,President: The Divine Life Society 

' ...Our fortune-- a fortune for all Bengalis, for all Indians, that we have such a Prophet amidst us, Who has attained the Ultimate state through renunciation, austerity and Sadhana since childhood, and has taken the great vow of spreading the Holy Name of Lord. I contemplate on Lord's promise of appearing at time of Dharma's downfall and Adharma's rise, and I thereby corelate the Divine Sitaram's appearance in the celebration of Sitaram's birth! This petty heart has no holy treasure to felicitate Him. I only have eternal thirst, deep agony, and tears of separation, and I offer all these to OmkarRupi SriOmkarnath~!' --Mahamahopadhyay Gopinath Kaviraj

'You have concealed your Identity [ Apan swarup chhipakar aya]. You have come from the SaketNagar [Nitya Ayodhya] to bestow grace on this earth. You are maintaining such a garb, so that nobody can recognize You. Lord comes in this way itself, with hidden identity. Sri KrishnaChaitanya had stressed on Krishna Nam. this time You have also propagated Ram Nam. You are an Embodiment of Love, and Incarnation of Prema. Getting Your darsan is a matter of immense fortune.' Srimad Ram Manohar Das ji , Chhota Chhawni, Ayodhya

'Baba, what causeless grace you have. You came yourself to render the nectar of your words. Baba, what causeless grace you have!' -Ma Anandamayi

'Later I had His Darshan... His frail body was dispersing majestic power! Actually in my opinion, He had the state of Qutub, which is the supreme spiritual condition of an Incarnation, as per Sufi laws...' -Peer Vilayat Inayat Khan

'When I was brought to Baba, His Srimukh [face] was radiant with extraordinary Light, which became brighter when I offered Pranm.' -Jain Guru Sushil Kumar Muni

'.There is no other Shelter in this world except Yourself. My earnest plea- do not make us orphans by departing early~! You have followed the Shastras throughout, I see no one like You.' -Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari

'His Whose powers run through the country, He always craves for preaching Harinam, That Master, Sitaram, is radiant in Omkar- He is the wish fulfiller, I offer Him Pranam.' -- Mahamahopadhyay Dr Srijeev Nyayteertha

'Its mentioned in Mahabharat, sign of Knower of Brahm is- He who covers His body with whatsoever, Who resides wheresoever, eats whatever little [like Sitaram]!' Later, Jogendra pandit had declared in writing- '. as a consequence of several recent incidents, it has been proven inspite of our unwillingness - Sitaram is SriBhagwan in the Leelavigraha of a human form!' - Mahamahopdhyay Jogendranath Sankhyavedantatirtha

'Amidst everyone, it is Prema[Divine Love] which helps us to identify Who is Lord.' Brahmachariji explained that Sitaram's Love for Naam and Mankind is beyond comparison, he hasn't seen such Love in anyone else.' - Rev Prabhudatta Brahmachari

'Sitaram, I was waiting for You. I was expecting that You will come after You leave Your Mauna... See Sitaram, after Sannyasa, one shouldn't offer Pranam to anyone except Guru, nor should have special love or attention for anyone. But You know, for some days, my mind is craving to see You.' --Shankar Purushottam Tirtha Ji

Messages

 
Messages 

1) As long as a man doesn't become inward, his pains do not end. Keep calling Him, and become inward. 

2) Lord has two feet- Right and Left. The Right foot has joy, peace, happiness; the Left foot has disease, grief, sorrows. Whichever foot He puts forward, hold it and say 'Guru Guru Guru' - The end of Joys and sorrows. 

3) " Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare " .Always chant this Mahamantra .You need not worry about anything... More Naam More Bliss. 

4) Blow away disease, grief, sorrow, pain, poverty, unrest with the Holy name, and proceed. Chant Naam while eating, lying down, rising, sitting - Hail Naam, Hail Naam. 

5) You need not renounce the family, you won't have to go to the forest. Wherever you are, you can still progress on the spiritual path and dwell in the world of Bliss! The suffering is only because of the sense of 'me' and 'mine'. 

6) Speak the Truth - Truth is Lord. One who can resort to Truth quickly reaches the Goal. 

7) Leave evil company, evil discussion, all addictions. Always be pure. 

8) Happiness is not in material pleasures - happiness resides in restraint, renunciation and prayers always. 

9) The flame of a Lamp is not directed left or right, it directly rises upwards. If you try to curb it under a lid, the lid will be blackened with soot. Similarly, the Flame of Soul is Eternally directed upwards, the Prarabdha [consequence of past deed] tries to put a lid on it, and tarnishes the body with sins.. 

10) Pure food habit, holy acts, worship in Time-- With this, Oh Dear! You will see the Divine. 

11) Instead of seeing the other's faults, always look at your own faults. Your faults are keeping you away from your blissful identity. 

12) Lord is ready to appear - the mirror of your heart lacks mercury - how will you visualize His image there? 

13) Even if you are sinner, agonized, having thousands of faults - still if you take shelter by saying ' I am dedicated to you' - you will surely attain Lord's grace - There is no doubt about it. 

14) Bliss is within - it can be found when Man becomes inward. 

15) By knowing Guru, Mantra, Deity to be One and by chanting 'Guru Guru', Bliss is attained spontaneously. Of all worships, none is comparable to devotion for Guru. 

16) Knowing everything to be Lord's images, practice offering Pranam[obeisance]. He only has taken all forms, Man sees friend-foe, good-bad because of his sins. 

17) Question arise in the mind of he who practices, the rest have no occasion for questions. 

18) If you can't become desireless with effort, then fill your heart and mind with His Holy Name, .there will be no place left for any desire. 

19) Those who are capable of chanting Naam ceaselessly, are ferried across automatically by Naam, to His abode. Nam Sankirtan purifies the moveable and immobile worlds, and unveils a new lease of Energy. 

20) Why is it that people fall even after resorting to Naam? The principle reason is bad Prarabdha [accumulated fruits of deeds]. Despite the fact that prarabdha makes a person fall, Naam lifts him afresh. 

21) As long as there is a stock of accumulated evil deeds [Prarabdha], no joy is derived by Japa [chanting]. Even then, Japa shouldn't be considered futile. Keep doing Japa whether you realize any pleasure or not-I am sure that ultimately you will experience the grace of Divine Mother! 

22) There is One Who is the Contoller of the whole Universe.. He regulates the sun, the moon, stars, planets, all the atoms and molecules. 

23) Nobody is independent, everyone is a puppet in God's play, and has to dance to His tunes. 

24) God is the Master of actions. we are his servants. Whatever we do, may it be for HIS pleasure. Let us not undertake any work that will displease HIM.' Those who work with this sentiment will succeed in gaining eternal Bliss on earth. 

25) The only Object of a devotee's desire is GOD. A devotee should take exclusive refuge with God and undertake practices for realizing Him. Make sure, no other wish takes place in your heart.. 

26) Those who are undr My protection, why should they look at sense gratification? My Devotees cannot be insects in the excrement of sense gratification. 

27) Renounce worthless concerns and just repeat 'Guru Guru' while standing, sitting, eating, lying down-keep repeating 'Sharanagatoham-I am surrendered to You'. thereafter what transpires in your favour will be beyond your grasp. 

28) Scriptures are true, scriptures are flawless; one who takes the shelter of scripture will be embraced by the Lord. 

29) Forsaking of path shown by the scriptures has led to the present tide of sufferings, torment, disease and sorrow. 

30) The mass of men who have gone astray will not be able to gain peace until they adopt the Path prescribed by Shastras. Shastras are the streams from which peace can flow. 

31) There are some miserable spiritual aspirants who ruin countless women by taking the disguise of a seeker. What is the meaning of such acts? What's the point? You didn't become a seeker to ruin yourself in lust! Mahamantra of your Sadhana is 'MA' Naam. Adopt this Mahamantra and eternally unite with the feet of the Divine Mother by conquering fatal enemies like lust. 

32) If practices such as 'Karma, Yoga, Gyana, Tapasya' are undertaken without taking refuge with God, there is great possibility of a downfall. God always protects him, who takes refuge in Him. 

34) It is good for all peace loving persons to keep away from saints who approve desire-driven or indiscrete lifestyles. 

35) Sitaram proclaims to all students, men and women- how many books have you read, how many exams have you passed? Whatever merit u have obtained from them-regular study of Gita and other scriptures will offer u much much more. you surely stand to gain a lot more!! 

36) You will conquer the world if you can keep 'RAM RAM' on your tongue always. 

37) You should concentrate on your studies.do not read lustful novels and dramas. Do not associate with boys and girls who are accustomed to vice and improper conduct. 

38) Work hard, always engage yourself in work. Sorrow is an eternal companion of lazy indolent people. 

39) Eat satvik food. Don't consume addictions [alchohol, cigarettes, tobacco, tea etc], don't eat fish meat onion egg chicken. Don't eat to your stomach's full capacity, eat in moderation. Don't eat indiscriminately in anyone's hand at any place. 

40)Don't engage in laughter and merriment in female company. Beware! Don't take to anything immoral! 

41)Don't waste much time in useless play. Time that has passed will not return. 

42)Whatever is done is indeed Karma. That which is done to please God is Karma Yoga. 

43)Let me tell you the gist of all sadhanas in a nutshell: to hear of His Name and Divine attributes with ears, singing His praise through speech, and contemplating Him with your mind. 

44)Despite the fact that influence of Kaliyug has reduced the adherents of Sanatan Dharma, no one has the power to destroy it. Even if thousands of wolves form packs, can they devour the Lion? 

45) Indirect knowledge may lead to doubts. But direct realized wisom cannot be perturbed by any doubt~! 

46) Self Restraint is the life of this Nation [Bharatvarsha]. Men and women become immortal with self-restraint. The selfcontrolled ones remain blissful in the last hour, and are ferried across by divine vehicle. 

47)As a consequence of virtuous deeds, the desire for spiritual practice was born in you. As a result of sins, the mind suffered fall-it will lift up again! It is every person's destiny to rise and fall in spiritual Life, like tide and ebb of Ganga. The fall only helps in returning back with greater determination! 

48)Human being is indeed the greatest creation of God, because it is only in a humanbeing that God has vested the freedom to exert all the sense organs according to will, God tests if this freedom of senses is abused. 

49)Teach yourself and teach the world. Wisdom is not there in books, it is the fruit of spiritual practice, the soul of penances. By dry recital of scriptures like birds and animals, you won't attain Wisdom even in 100 births. By worshipping Him, Wisdom will be unveiled-- by religious pursuits, the Power of Creator will embrace you.
 
THAKUR USED TO STATE WITH AN INNOCENT SMILE THAT HE HASN'T LEARNT HOW TO CURE DISEASES, MAKE PROPHESY OR TO REVIVE DEAD. HOWEVER MIRACLES USED TO OCCUR AROUND HIM AS SPONTANEOUSLY AS BREATHING. HE USED TO SEE THESE CALMLY AND RENDER ALL RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE GLORY OF NAAM OR HIS GURUDEV. HOWEVER, HIS INNUMERABLE EXPRESSIONS OF GRACE, WHICH SEEM UNBELIEVABLE TO WORLDLY EYES, HAVE ENHANCED OUR BELIEF & DEVOTION... LIBERATING DEVOTEES FROM SPIRITUAL & MUNDANE ADVERSITIES. 

The inexplicable enigmas of Thakur have been manifested long before HIS arrival. Achyutananda, one of Mahaprabhu's pancha sakha. had prophessed more than 400 yrs before Thakur's birth-- Lord reappear on this earth..in the westbank of the Ganges in Hoogly ...in the name of Probod Chandra..whose Charan will be stiffened..who will carry his Guru-Paduka as a constant wear..who will come and propogate the Holy Naam in the streets of Puri. .he will command a hundred thousand devotees...on his arrival to Sreekhetra....do please take him down to this Ashram at Cuttak....and make him deliver the Purnahuti of a few century long Akhand Naam Yagna..'... The prophesy concludes- 'Prabhuka udeku thibusi chahi, punah asibe Probhu narotonu bahi' [LORD will come . Devotees, wait for HIS arrival. LORD will come again in human form]... 

An incarnation foretold by Achyutananda had embodied Himself as Namavatar and had performed [and is still performing] countless leelas-- 

Thakur had revived Sri. Padmalochan Mukherjee from the jaws of death at Calcutta Medical College ... this incident had become the headlines in news papers. The declaration of the attending nurse is given below: '' I am Sister.G.Wood,attached to Noronha's Beaureau of 25 Ripon Street,Calcutta-16. I came on a case in cabin 4MLS Ward M.C.Hospital on last sunday 11th May at quarter to eight in the morning, The patient was suffering from portal cirrhosis plus haematemesis with malaena.the patient was in a dying condition. When I came,the doctor had given him only two hours to live and another doctor four hours. 

At about 10 o'clock , the patient after receiving aminophylline injection through drip i.v.,worked into a convulsion and then was dead for ten munites. I informed the doctor,i called the doctor, but till the doctor was coming,his Guru arrived. GurudevOmkarnath Baba arrived and i told him, 'you are too late,the man is dead.' And he showed me his closed fist and he said, 'no,he is here.' And he walked into the room amd immediately touched the chest of the patient, and the patient revived, and his breathing was shallow and that too it was rapid at 52 to the minute, and the pulse was 152 to the minute. 

Q-How are you treating him now? ANS- I am treating him with something not from this world at all.... As Christ was,he is the second. this is one miracle i have seen with my own eyes. 'THE DEAD ARISEN'. The patient involved is MR.Padmalochan Mukherjee of Bally. Even DR. PROF.L.B. Bannerjee and his senior H.P. DR. Bimal Bhowmik all confirm that 'it is a miracle'. .......my patient is now eating everything,standing,sitting and able to help himself in many ways,where last sunday we had no hope at all. /-sd [sr. SISTER] G.WOOD,HOLLAND, 19.5.68.'' 

Once a person brought his only son, who was suffering from double Pneumonia, to the feet of the Master and sought his help, as he was too poor for meeting the expenditure on his treatment and that Doctors also had told him that his child would not survive. Master asked him to recite the Name of the Lord and touched the child, which cured him, but brought the disease upon the Master. The child went home cured by the miraculous feat of the Master, but the Master was left lying in the bed for two weeks with double Pneumonia. 

In another incident, a panel of eminent Doctors, who were either his disciples or admirers and who were regularly examining him, discovered in an X-ray, that the Master had large patches of T.B. in both the lungs. They had examined him two months earlier and had found that the lungs were clear. They could not understand as to how this disease could attack the Master so extensively, within two months. In their natural anxiety they advised him to take complete rest and prescribed appropriate drugs, to which the Master said: "Can this treatment be postponed by one week? During this week, I shall try to clear it myself by meditation. If in a week's time, you find that the disease still persists, you can start your treatment". The Doctors agreed, but they were certain that no amount of meditation could cure T.B. A week later, the X-Ray showed that both the lungs were clear to the astonishment of these eminent physicians. All that they could say was that he was beyond their comprehension. It was obvious that the Master had absorbed the disease of a disciple and he had cleared it by meditation. 

Sri R. Anjeneyulu has written somewhere "I was doing Japa on the day following that of initiation from Sri Guruji when a Flood of Light emanated from my forehead and in that I saw my Ist. From that time I derive immense anandam during Japa". 

And after one year of this experience another incident accrues, Sri R.Anjeneyulu wrote "Sri Guruji came here and touched my head when I was doing Japa. At once my Ista smiling and surrounded by divine light stood before me. Words fail to describe my Ista's appearance and the experience I had on this occasion". 

In yet another incident, one of his disciples narrated that his wife was chronically ill and bed ridden for years, during which time, medical treatment had failed to help her and that she was on the brink of death. In a desperate effort, he went to the local village temple to pray. On the way he was intently thinking of the Master, perhaps for the first time, as all his efforts had failed. On reaching the temple he found that it was locked and that the priest was no where to be found. When he was helplessly crying at the temple door, someone touched him and when he opened his eyes, he saw the Master standing close by. The Master asked his disciple to take him to his house in the village. The disciple was extremely grateful to his Master for arriving in the nick of time to save his wife and led him to his village. On the way, there was a big lake and the disciple walked straight into the water and would have been drowned, had he not been saved by some villagers, who saw him walking into the lake so recklessly. He talked of his Master who was following him, but nobody could see him. His story of leading the Master to his village through the lake made others think that he had gone made. Everybody sympathized with him because of his wife's sickness and his own poverty and assumed that his distress had caused mental imbalance in him and took him to his residence. They were also amazed to find his wife standing outside the house, while a few minutes earlier she was unable to move from her bed. She was looking for a Sadhu, who, she said, had come into their house asking for alms, which she had given after getting up from her bed with great difficulty. Immediately afterwards, the Sadhu had left. She had never met him earlier, but her description of Sadhu was exactly like that of Master. But where had he gone? Having met both husband and the wife separately, the proof of his physical presence was unmistakable. As an irrefutable proof, the ailing woman had left her bed and appeared fully recovered. All of them were wondering about the powers of his Master, who was perhaps hundreds of miles away from them at that time. 

In yet another case, a retired I.G. of Police has confirmed that he was suffering from Hernia for seven years and one day when the Master jokingly caught hold of his hand and gave a sudden jerk, his Hernia disappeared. 

Smt Aditi Devi [a related Grand daughter of Rabindranath Tagore], resident of Santiniketan, had written- 'we were staying at Boro Akhra, Nabadwip. where an elaborate Yagna was being conducted by Thakur [Omkarnathdev].... a large festival indeed.. on the 2nd day, Thakur was doing Paath [spiritual recital], and the Natmandir was filled with thousands of listeners... after about half an hour of recital, there was a flash of light, which moved over Thakur's face and torso from left to right. I thought that someone might be clicking a photo, but then I visualized an unworldly sight! Thakur's upper part was transformed into Four Armed Gauranga murti...! I thought that it must be my illusion, and rubbed my eyes several times, but I saw the same Sight everytime! ... Whenever whenever I contemplate that Image, my hairs stand on end..! 

Once a devotee plucked branches of 'bel' flowers of his garden, and took the bunch to his Gurudev -Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnathdev. He sprinkled water at every station, trying to keep it fresh. On reaching the asraam, he heard that Thakur was in 'mauna',and wouldn't meet devotees. He kept the flowers near Thakur's room,and kept weeping.He thought that why Thakur will not accept that flowers he had brought with care.The bunch got covered with sweets and garlands brought by other devotees. Thakur suddenly came out, removed the other items, took the bunch of 'bel' flowers, and went into His room again. such is Thakur's grace, He always responds to earnest call of devotees. 

Bhadreswar Asram has a sweet history, which is love to repeat! At the beginning of Bhadreswar asram construction,the residents had received a news that Thakur would come next morning to do 'bheet-puja' [puja at the base for construction]..... they were all astonished, telephone facility wasnt there, and they didnot know what to arrange. After enqiring from others, they came to know that some sand, cement and bricks had to be bought. Money was scarce, and the shopkeeper said that there was no small sales, a full sack of cement was rather too costly. So, they gathered some cement and sand from a neighbour's construction-site, and few bricks from a brother's shop. When Thakur came next morning, they received Him with a smile- 'Baba, everything is ready'. Thakur observed the items with a smile and exclaimed- 'E to sob chorai maal!' ['oh!all these are stolen items.'] this humorous remark indicates the Omniscient swarup of our beloved Master... 

Kinkar Sevananda, an intimate sevak of Sri Sri Thakur, has encountered many divine incidents while accompanying Thakur. Here is a recollection from his early days- Sevanandaji was returning to his village after seeing Thakur. A senior neighbour, Aditya De scolded him, telling him not to go to saints. these sadhus are frauds. Kirtan groups are like flock of jackals, shouting behind the leader.. etc etc.. Sevanandaji was very much hurt. Later, when Sevanandaji told Thakur about this ridicule, Thakur started laughing aloud. Thakur instructed him to send 'Abhay vani', 'Sudhar dhara' and some books through parcel to the address of Aditya De. Then started Thakur's invisible leela. Aditya De used to remain in a pensive mood, he once 'saw' Thakur playing sitar,. once he dreamt that Thakur is coming in a bullock cart, and took him in the cart when he offered pranam. Just few days after this dream, it all came true. He saw Thakur coming in a cart.. the same scene of the dream. Thakur called him and took him in the cart. Aditya De prayed for diksha, and his wish was fulfilled on that day itself~! 

Smt. Navaneeta Devsen, well-known professor at the Jadavpur university and a writer, has given a thrilling account of how Sitarambrought her father, the renowned poet Naren Dev, from the jaws of death in the article 'Karuna tomar kon path diye' (To how many paths does your compassion extend!) in 'Desh' journal: "At that time my father was eighty-one years of age. Suddenly he got a stroke of coronary plus cerebral thrombosis. My father's blood sugar was also quite high; he was lying inert in coma for twelve full days. The left side of the body had been paralyzed; the left hand had been numbed. There was no possibility of survival. There was an oxygen tube in the nose, glucose was being pumped up through the hand and there was one more needle for some other medicine. The Fowler's bed made of iron had been ordered. Two senior nurses had been posted on duty for day and night. I flew from Delhi and reached. Everybody was quite sad at heart. Just then Sitaramdas Omkarnath, who was like a sannyasi- friend of my father, came to know that my father was on deathbed. The author of 'Nirakshar' and a childhood friend of my father Charandas Ghosh was a classmate of Sitaram - it was through him that he knew my father. Hearing of my father's illness, one day Sitaram came to see him. Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnath was always surrounded by Ram Naam. So when he came to the hospital, a group of disciples who sang Naam Samkirtan followed him. I, who am a great sinner, heard the Samkirtan and ran; I entreated: "Thakur! Though my father is unconscious, he must be conscious somewhere deep down, but if he hears Hari Naam there is a possibility he might die from fear. One hears; in order to recover from disease it is extremely necessary to have the self-confidence to fight the disease and live. If my father hears Hari Naam he will think his time is up. Therefore please don't stop the struggle that is in him. Stop Naam Kirtan!" Omkarnath Thakur smiled and said, "Let the singing of Naam go on down there. Come, I shall come up alone." My father's eyes were closed. The doors and windows were closed! It was summer. Eleven in the morning! One electric bulb was on. The quarrelsome nurse wasn't allowing anyone in: 'Visitors not allowed.' We requested the nurse to go out - she refused! She had already warned, "Until the doctor comes you cannot feed the patient any prasad etc." She was scared seeing the sadhu baba. She probably thought; 'Now he will perform some mantra tantra and get the patient to drink the washing off his feet and do such other (ridiculous) things.' Sitaram went to my father and bent down. He fondly caressed his forehead and called out, "Naren! Naren! Naren! What's the matter, brother?" The eyes that had been closed for twelve long days suddenly showed signs of animation -the eyelids trembled. My mother, my aunt, the nurse and I looked on nonplussed -my father had opened his eyes and he was looking at us. Red, blazing eyes -red as blood! As such there was no focus in the direction of his sight; even then he looked at Omkarnath who stood on the side. "How are you brother?" asked Omkarnath, laughing and in tones of notorious mongering. What a surprise! My father's lips moved. He said casually but in indistinct tones, "I am exactly the way you have kept me. How else, I say?" Omkarnath broke into laughter, "Ah! Back to your pranks? Not now! When you get well and stand up I will check you out!" My father became quiet. Sitaram consoled me: "Don't worry! Your father will get up after three or four days." Then, offering a namaskara, he went away. Hari Naam Samkirtan assumed a greater momentum. 

My father was not an initiate; he wasn't even a devotee in that sense of the word. His human relationships were extremely heartfelt, very fond and affable! Omkarnath Thakur indeed went away but the nurse was perturbed. She had never seen anyone effortlessly call back a patient from twelve days of coma. I don't know how Sitaram Thakur divined it, but my father became fully conscious within four days. What's more, there was movement in the left hand and foot that had been crippled for fifteen days. My father started going to the bathroom unassisted. Dr. Shailen Sen said: "This is a medical miracle! With pure will power he has made the impossible possible." That Indian nurse was however completely overwhelmed. If she had not been in the room at that time God knows if the doctor had believed us. One never heard of Sitaram working out any charms or magical spells. Besides, whatever had happened was not a medical miracle. I think Thakur had spoken in the most ordinary way to my father. He had merely awakened the latent consciousness that lay deep down even in the state of coma. This is not too difficult a job for the yogis and sannyasis. My father lived for two years after this; he walked about in perfect health, climbed up and down the four floors of the house - everything was normal. When we told him about this incidence after he returned to consciousness, he said, "Yes, I remember, Sitaram had come!" Chronicled by Kinkar Vitthal Ramanuja 

Once, Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnath went to Lavkush Asram, Bithur. A group of dogs came and surrounded Him lovingly, and was sniffing and squeaking with endearing submissive attitude. Thakur stared at them and said- 'What will I do? You all have acquired the body of dogs [Kukur yoni] because of your previous life's misdeeds. I can only give you Prasadam.' Thakur took a piece of paper, and wrote- 'Oh My Kukur Babas, you and your associates are all being invited to my Ashram tomorrow for Prasadam at noon time.' Thakur tied a string to the paper and garlanded it on the neck of a dog. A strange incident occurred next day. Many dogs came to the Lavkush asram at noon time. As per Thakur's instruction, enormous quantity of Khichri prasadam had been cooked. Thakur said- 'the Khichri should be fanned and cooled before serving, as hot food may hurt the tender tongue of dogs.' Thakur told the stray dogs to take their seats, and the dogs took their positions in lines. Prasadam was served in small clay containers, and the dogs relished the feast. Thakur said- 'those who want to eat more will remain in their seats, others may move aside', and astonishingly, many dogs took a 'repeat serving' of the Prasadm. 

This incident happened like a miracle in front of numerous devotees, and the startling decorum and obedience of the dogs was nothing but a unique expression of His omnipresent charm. Thakur, in general, discouraged the practice of keeping pet dogs within the house, because Vedas have described dogs to be Tamasik creatures. But adherence to scriptures didn't prevent Him from showering His love on every creature, even the neglected stray dogs. His grace was a source of liberation from Prarabdhas and sufferings, and that overwhelming power even nourished the nonhuman beings. His mission of 'keho na rohibe khunno' [no one will be deprived], is explicit in this Leela amidst stray dogs. 

THAKUR'S Grace always dispelled the queries of sincere aspirants, and drenched the searching souls with eternal Nectar. Prof Amalendu Bhusan Bhattacharya, scientist of Delhi IIT, went to a religious gathering at Panchsheel Park, where Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnath was giving Darsan to numerous devotees. Prof Bhattacharya went there as a critic, and not as an admirer. But on seeing Thakur, he felt an inner change, and thought that he had been waiting for Thakur throughout his life. When he went near Thakur, Thakur wrote on a piece of paper- 'Gurudev is acceptin you'. Later,at Hrisikes, he heard that Thakur was narrating different aspects of spiritual pursuit, including Naad upasana. The concept of Anahata Naad [spontaneous divine Sound] was absolutely weird to the Physics Scientist. Being an established researcher in Sound, the physicist was a bit annoyed at the 'unscientific' concept of inner music. Suddenly, the platform of his scientific studies was shaken by a strange experience, he started hearing 'hare krishna' mahamantra in various tunes. Prof Amalendu Bhusan Bhattacharya had written- 'I don't have the capacity to describe the melody of that Divine Sound. Each line was perfect and impressive and articulate.. each sound seemed to be a wave of the Eternal ocean of universe. All the sounds which I have heard till date seemed distorted and dry. the sounds of the world are connected with external ear and intellect, the Anahata Naad is connected with inner consciousness.' 

Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnath had revealed His swarup to devotees and disciples on several occassions, most of which are hidden in the womb of Time. But some incidents have been revealed, and these drops of nectar help us to contemplate our Master's Identity. It helps us to relish the priviledge of having Lord as our eternal Guru... Once, Thakur went to the residential village of Kinkar Pranabananda.. crowd had gathered for Thakur's darsan. Thakur continued to render blessings till late night. Thereafter, everyone went to sleep. Only Pranabanandaji was awake. Thakur took a lantern and started to supervise, who was sleeping where, whether everyone had got proper opportunity to rest etc. When Thakur saw that Pranabananda was awake, He pulled him to a desolate corner. Thakur stood in front of His disciple, and Pranabananda visualized: the Four-Armed LORD is standing with Shanka Chakra Gada Padma. Pranabananda remined engrossed in this vision for quite sometime. The rest of the night was spent sleeplessly, and a strange gesture was noticed from next morning. Pranabananda was hugging every person he met, and was kissing everyone indiscriminately [because he was seeing Lord in all creations]- 'jotro jotro netro pore, totro totro Krishno sfure'. Thakur heard this, called Pranabananda, and said 'ohh.. have u lost control over yourself?' Thakur held Pranabananda's hair lovingly and shook his head. The Mahabhava was hidden, and Pranabanandaji was normalized. 

Sri Madhav Swamiji, used to recollect---- " I had the duty of cooking prasada everyday. As there was no fixed number of visitors and devotees, adequate quantity would be prepared. So,often the excess food had to be discarded into the Ganga. Oneday, Baba saw this and exclaimed-'so much food is wasted!' I said-' Baba , there is no other way. what to do?' Baba replied softly- ' do one thing. Everyday, ask me beforehand how many persons are going to come. Then cook accordingly.' Henceforth, I would ask Baba before cooking, and his prediction would be accurate. There was no excess or shortage thereafter.".... 

.....THAKUR's leela is still being manifested in Nitya leela. Just to mention a recent incident, a Dada had come to know about Thakur, and had started to love HIM. Oneday, he started having palpitition. The stressful condition continued, until THAKUR appeared... he heard THAKUR's sweet unworldly voice saying 'tui AMAR' [you are MINE]... He thereafter recovered rapidly, and got initiated in our Sampraday!!
 

 

THAKUR SITARAMDAS OMKARNATH

The Saint of Dumurdaha

To us in India one eternal enigma is India herself, this young old country which is as old as the hills and fresh as the morning dew.
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