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                                                                  Swamiji’s Treasure
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One Hundred Eight Names ....................... 1                                      Construction of the Gopura ......................................... 57
                                                                                       Tapaswiji’s Service ...................................................... 58
                                                                                       Tapas in the Ashram ................................................... 58
Collecting Swamiji’s Treasure .................. 7                                     Family Difficulties ........................................................58
Collecting His Words .................................................. 10             His Body Restored ...................................................... 59
Those Who Made Collection Possible ....................... 13                          Sakshatkara — God Realization ................................. 60
                                                                                       Tapas in All Four Directions ........................................ 60
                                                                                       Siddhi of the Eastern Direction ................................... 61
One: Shivabalayogi ................................. 15                                Tapas of the Northern Direction .................................. 61
Previous Births ............................................................ 16        A Visit to the Sun .......................................................... 61
The Nadis .................................................................... 16      A Sadhu’s Visit ............................................................. 62
Swamiji’s Hands ......................................................... 18           Siddhi of the Northern Direction .................................. 62
Other Incarnations ....................................................... 19          Initiation into Tapas of the Western Direction ............. 63
His Life ........................................................................ 23   Tapas of the Western Direction ................................... 63
                                                                                       Bitten by an Unusual Cobra ........................................ 64
Two: Sathyaraju ...................................... 25                              Further Difficulties Facing West .................................. 64
                                                                                       A Struggle with an Old Man .......................................... 65
Birthplace ..................................................................... 25    Tempted by a Maiden ..................................................65
The Birth of Sathyaraju ................................................ 26            Siddhi of the Western Direction .................................. 66
Sathyaraju’s Childhood ............................................... 27              Tapas of the Southern Direction and Dikh Siddhi ...... 66
Goli Sathyam ............................................................... 27        Swamiji Questions His Guru ...................................... 67
Living with His Step-Mother ......................................... 28               Mahashivaratri and Annadanam (Mass Feeding) ...... 68
Return to Adivarapupeta .............................................. 30              Early Meditation Classes ............................................ 69
Stories from Swamiji’s Childhood .............................. 30                     Early Development of the Ashram ............................... 72
Near Drowning ............................................................ 31          Anticipation of Tapas Completion ............................... 72
Against ......................................................................... 32   Preparations for the Completion of Tapas .................. 73
With His Step-Mother Again ......................................... 34                The Final Sakshatkara (God Realization) ................... 73
Final Return to Adivarapupeta ..................................... 35                 Shiva Gives Swamiji His Mission ............................... 74
A Business Venture: the Beedi Shop .......................... 35                       The Name Shivabalayogi ............................................ 74
Devotion ....................................................................... 36    Ardhanarishwara — Half Man, Half Woman ............... 75
Premonitions of Tapas ................................................ 36              Monday, August 7th, 1961 ............................................ 75

Three: Tapas .............................................. 39                         Four: Adivarapupeta ............................... 79
Enlightenment & Initiation ........................................... 39              The First Bhajans on Swamiji ..................................... 79
Monday ........................................................................ 41     Divine Play in Adivarapupeta ....................................... 80
Swamiji & Adivarapupeta Balayogi .............................. 42                     Doubters ...................................................................... 81
Tuesday ....................................................................... 42     Bhajans in Rautulapudi .............................................. 83
Tapas under the Bodhi Tree ....................................... 44                  Darshan at the Ashram ............................................... 84
Offerings for Adivarapupeta Balayogi .......................... 44                     Ardhanarishwara Linga & Goddess Parvati ............... 86
Spying on His Bath ...................................................... 44           The Blood of a Sadhu ..................................................88
Physical Hardships & Abuse ....................................... 45                  Installation of Ardhanarishwara & Parvati Devi ........... 91
The Cyclone ................................................................. 47       Atmalinga ..................................................................... 91
Feline Thief .................................................................. 48
Tapas in Goru Mallana’s Yard ..................................... 48
Sojourn at Pasalapudi Ashram ................................... 49
                                                                                       Five: Dodballapur .................................... 93
In the Zamindar’s Field ............................................... 50             Swamiji leaves Adivarapupeta for Dodballapur .......... 93
The Tehsildar; Swamiji’s First Devotee ...................... 52                       Arrival at Dodballapur ..................................................93
Construction of the Dhyana Mandir ............................. 53                     Nandi Ashram & Yogis Doing Tapas ........................... 94
Tapaswiji Maharaj ....................................................... 55           Divine Play in Dodballapur .......................................... 96
Tapaswiji’s First Visits ................................................ 55           Trouble in Dodballapur ............................................... 97
Tapaswiji Helps Restore Swamiji’s Body .................. 56                           The Dodballapur Ashram ............................................ 101
The Mantra of the Sun ................................................. 56
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Six: Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore ..... 103                                               God’s Agent ................................................................. 194
                                                                                          Hinduism ..................................................................... 195
Bangalore Bhajan Group ............................................ 103                   Spirituality and Politics ................................................ 195
The Early Days at the Bannerghatta Ashram .............. 105                              Yogis and Spiritual Leaders ........................................ 197
Obstacles at Bannerghatta ......................................... 106                   Popularity and Business ............................................. 198
Tapas at Bannerghatta Road ...................................... 111                     Jesus ........................................................................... 199
Swamiji at Bannerghatta Road ................................... 113                      Jesus a Yogi ................................................................ 200
                                                                                          Jesus’ Mission ............................................................ 200
Seven: India Tours ................................... 115                                Buddha ........................................................................ 203
Traveling with Swamiji ................................................ 115               Work through Astral Bodies ......................................... 203
The First Tour to North India ........................................ 118                Scriptures .................................................................... 204
Bhag Singh Lamba - Spiritual Science ....................... 118                          Christianity ................................................................... 205
Swamiji Visits Dehradun ............................................. 121                 The Second Coming ................................................... 205
The Lambas’ Dog ....................................................... 122               Swamiji the Yogi .......................................................... 207
How Mataji Came to Shivabalayogi ............................ 123                         Swamiji’s Knowledge ................................................. 207
Swamiji Visits Mataji ................................................... 124             The Playful Swamiji ..................................................... 211
Swamiji’s Travels ........................................................ 125            Bathing with Swamiji ................................................... 216
                                                                                          Doubts about Swamiji ................................................. 216
Eight: North India .................................... 129
                                                                                          Thirteen: Guru & Devotee ....................... 219
Sambhar Lake ............................................................. 129
Swamiji Gives Discourses through K. L. Ghai ........... 129                               The Need for the Guru ................................................. 219
The Sambhar Lake Ashram ........................................ 131                      Shivabalayogi’s Guru .................................................. 219
The Dehradun Ashram ................................................ 132                  Recognizing the Guru .................................................. 220
The Himalayas ............................................................ 141            Reincarnations Together ............................................. 221
Agra .............................................................................. 142   Making the Physical Connection ................................. 222
Bombay ........................................................................ 147       The External and Internal Guru ................................... 222
Jhansi .......................................................................... 148     Swamiji the Guru ......................................................... 222
                                                                                          The Guru’s Astral Presence with Us ........................... 224
                                                                                          The Guru’s Blessing ................................................... 225
Nine: South India & Sri Lanka .............. 151                                          Trust in the Guru .......................................................... 225
The Hindupur Ashram ................................................. 151                 Swamiji Reflects the Devotees ................................... 229
Hindupur Experiences ................................................ 154                 The Guru Helping Despite Ourselves ........................ 229
The Hyderabad Ashram .............................................. 154                   Devotees Dropping Out ............................................... 234
The Anantapur Ashram ................................................ 157                 Swamiji Doesn’t Forget ............................................... 236
Rain Making ................................................................. 159
The Venkatapuram Ashram ......................................... 161                     Fourteen: Public Programs ..................... 239
The Guntur Ashram ..................................................... 161
The Ratnagiri Ashram & R. Thippana ......................... 162                          Silent Teaching ............................................................ 239
Sri Lanka ..................................................................... 164       Swamiji on His Programs & Mission .......................... 240
                                                                                          Swamiji’s Mission ....................................................... 240
                                                                                          Darshan ....................................................................... 241
Ten: J.P. Nagar, Bangalore ...................... 167                                     Swamiji on Darshan ................................................... 248
The Meditation Hall Complex ...................................... 167                    Initiation into Meditation ............................................... 248
The Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara Temple ................. 168                                 Vibhuti .......................................................................... 250
The Ashram Gardens .................................................. 171                 Prashad ....................................................................... 254
Experiences at the Bangalore Ashram ....................... 172                           Feeding His Children .................................................. 256
                                                                                          Ashrams & Property .................................................... 263
Eleven: In the West .................................. 179
Swamiji Turns towards the West ................................ 179
                                                                                          Fifteen: Meditation .................................. 265
England ....................................................................... 179       Initiation into Dhyana Meditation ................................. 266
Swamiji Brought to the United States ......................... 180                        Allowing for the Guru-Disciple Relationship ............... 268
U.S.A. Experiences ...................................................... 182             Dhyana Meditation ....................................................... 269
                                                                                          The Practice of Meditation ........................................... 270
Twelve: Yogi .............................................. 187                           Visions ......................................................................... 274
                                                                                          Will & Effort .................................................................. 276
The Need for Tapas ..................................................... 188              Sleep & Meditation ...................................................... 278
Yogi More Powerful than God ...................................... 189                    The Third Eye ............................................................... 279
Many Yogis; One Line .................................................. 190               Children & Meditation .................................................. 279
Different Traditions, One Truth .................................... 191                  Meditation and Bhava Samadhi .................................. 280
Judging Appearances ................................................. 192                 Spiritual Currents & the Kundalini ............................... 283
Avatars ......................................................................... 193
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Other Gurus & Practices ............................................. 283                In the Form of Light ...................................................... 388
Pranayama .................................................................. 285
Prayer ........................................................................... 286   Nineteen: Some Devotees ........................ 389
Mantra .......................................................................... 286
Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga ...................................... 286                    Parvatamma, Swamiji’s Mother .................................. 389
                                                                                         Swamiji’s Second Mother, Mataji ................................ 392
                                                                                         A Life Learning to Trust God for Every Need ............... 394
Sixteen: Samadhi & Tapas ...................... 289                                      From Despair to Ecstasy ............................................. 400
Shivabalayogi’s Tapas ................................................ 289               Living without Food ...................................................... 401
Bhava Samadhi and Tapas ......................................... 291                    A Prior Birth Mother ...................................................... 405
Samadhi; Enlightenment ............................................ 293                  Running a Truckers’ Lodge ........................................ 408
Tapas ........................................................................... 294    Swamiji’s Ashram Manager ........................................ 409
The Environment for Tapas ......................................... 296                  An Agra Businessman ................................................ 418
Suffering ...................................................................... 297
Tapas for a Limited Purpose ....................................... 297                  Twenty: Family ........................................ 421
Obstacles .................................................................... 299
Distractions in Tapas .................................................. 300             The Foundation ........................................................... 421
Tapas Experiences ...................................................... 300             Family Relationships ..................................................423
Tuni Pullayya ............................................................... 301        Blessings for Weddings ............................................. 424
Pichiya ......................................................................... 302    Blessings for Children ................................................ 427
Bikkini Saraswati — Shrungavriksham Swami .......... 303                                 Blessings for Family Relationships ........................... 431
Sathya Shivabalayogi — Kondangi Swami ................. 303                              Blessings for School ................................................... 433
Rajmata Rewati Devi — Nagendra Swami ................ 304                                Blessings for Those Running Away from Home ........ 434
Baba Shivarudrabalayogi ............................................ 306
Shiva Rama Yogi ......................................................... 309            Twenty-One: In the World ...................... 439
                                                                                         The Source of Direction ............................................... 439
Seventeen: Bhava Samadhi .................... 319                                        The Purpose in Life ..................................................... 440
Bhajans, Songs of Devotion to God ............................ 319                       Faults ........................................................................... 441
Swamiji on Bhajans .................................................... 320              Bad Habits ................................................................... 441
Bhava & Bhava Samadhi — Divine Trance ................. 321                              Diet .............................................................................. 447
Some Different States of Bhava .................................. 322                    Drugs ........................................................................... 447
A Story How Shri Swamiji Started Giving Bhava .......... 323                             Work ............................................................................. 448
Swamiji on Trance, Bhava and Bhava Samadhi ........ 324                                  Blessings for Money .................................................... 450
Uniqueness of Swamiji’s Bhava Leela ...................... 326                           Blessings for Failure ................................................... 455
Devotees’ Perspectives on Bhava .............................. 326                       Blessings for Problems .............................................. 456
The Astral Presence of the Gods ................................ 331                     Blessings to Do Work Well ......................................... 458
Starting a Bhajan Group .............................................. 334               Blessings for Tests & Promotions .............................. 460
Bhajans ....................................................................... 335
Experiences of Bhava .................................................. 337              Twenty-Two: Healing .............................. 463
Play in Bhava ............................................................... 343        Blessings to Heal the Mind ......................................... 463
Bhava for Different Purposes ...................................... 344                  Blessings to Heal the Body ......................................... 464
Skeptics & Doubts ....................................................... 346            Swamiji on Illness ....................................................... 477
Injuries in Bhava .......................................................... 349
Control the Bhava ........................................................ 349
Talking in Bhava .......................................................... 351
                                                                                         Twenty-Three: Accidents, Death & Karma
Channeling .................................................................. 355           ................................................................ 479
Misusing Bhava ........................................................... 355           Accidents ..................................................................... 479
Healing through Trance .............................................. 356                Blessings to Restore Life ........................................... 483
Bedridden in a Body Cast ........................................... 360                 Swamiji on Death ........................................................485
The Tailor’s Experiences ............................................. 361               The State of Mind at Death .......................................... 486
Living in Bhava ............................................................ 364         Rebirth and Karma ...................................................... 487
                                                                                         Astrology ...................................................................... 491
Eighteen: Other Forms ............................. 371                                  Devotees Passing ....................................................... 492
Divine Forms ............................................................... 374
In the Form of a Sadhu (Holy Man) .............................. 377                     Twenty-Four: Divine Beings & Spirit
In the Form of Animals ................................................ 379                Worlds ................................................... 497
Swamiji’s Fragrance ................................................... 380
Dreams ........................................................................ 381      Divine Beings ..............................................................497
Telegrams & Other Odd Communications ................. 385                               Swamiji Does Puja ...................................................... 498
Astral Appearances ..................................................... 386             Other Worlds ............................................................... 500
                                                                                         God and Creation ........................................................501
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The Formless and the Forms of God ......................... 502                        Twenty-Seven: Mahasamadhi ............... 577
Ancient Lingas on Sriharikota ..................................... 502
The Gods, a Common Tradition ................................. 504                     Falling as if Dead ........................................................ 577
Stories of the Gods ...................................................... 506         The Yogi’s Body ........................................................... 578
Swamiji Installs God’s Presence ............................... 508                    Kaya Kalpa .................................................................. 580
Ganesha ...................................................................... 509     Chronic Health Problems ........................................... 581
Worship to God ............................................................ 509        Kuwait .......................................................................... 582
Experiences of the Gods ............................................. 511              Three Indications after the 1991 Tour ......................... 583
Swamiji Does Homa ................................................... 515              His Body Poisoned ...................................................... 583
Astral Bodies & Ghosts ............................................... 517             On Dialysis .................................................................. 584
Destructive Forces ...................................................... 518          Scolding Devotees ...................................................... 585
Black Magic .................................................................. 520     1993 Kaya Kalpa ......................................................... 586
Ghosts ......................................................................... 521   Final Indications in Bangalore .................................... 587
Divine Cobras (Naag) ................................................. 528             59th Birthday ................................................................ 588
                                                                                       Injury to His Left Foot ................................................... 588
                                                                                       Leaving for Adivarapupeta ........................................... 590
Twenty-Five: Serve the People ............... 533                                      The Last Trip to Adivarapupeta .................................... 592
Swamiji’s Global Protection ........................................ 533               Consecrating the Adivarapupeta Temple .................... 593
Swamiji on Politics & Misconduct ............................... 533                   The Body Won’t Go on any More ................................. 596
Politics in India ............................................................ 534     Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) ............................................. 598
Politicians & Spirituality ............................................... 536         Five Days of Darshan .................................................. 600
Politicians .................................................................... 537   The Mahasamadhi Rites ............................................. 602
Rama, the Embodiment of Law .................................. 541                     The Living Yogi ............................................................ 603
Swamiji on Avoiding Politics ....................................... 541               Bangalore after the Mahasamadhi ............................. 604
                                                                                       The Bangalore Samadhi ............................................. 605
Twenty-Six: End Times & a New Age ... 543                                              Adivarapupeta after the Mahasamadhi ....................... 606
                                                                                       Experiences after the Mahasamadhi .......................... 613
Swamiji on His Role ................................................... 543            Swamiji on His Mission .............................................. 618
Tapas for World Peace ................................................ 544
Protecting India ............................................................ 544
The Indo-Pak War of 1971 .......................................... 544
Nuclear & Environmental Disaster ............................. 547
Mysore Press Conference December 28, 1965 ......... 549
Bangalore Newspaper Reporter Interview ................. 549
Visions of the Future ................................................... 553
The Purpose of Swamiji Traveling in the West ........... 553
Mother Earth ................................................................ 554
Cycles of World Problems .......................................... 555
International Politics .................................................... 556
U.S. Politics ................................................................. 556
Another World War ...................................................... 557
Swamiji in Kuwait ........................................................ 558
Devotees’ Experiences in Connection with Kuwait .... 566
Hinduism Today Interview ........................................... 567
Conversations with Swamiji about Kuwait ................. 569
The Role of Meditation ................................................ 571
Meditation for Peace .................................................... 572
Peace Movements ....................................................... 572
The Foundation for a New Age .................................... 573
The End of an Age ....................................................... 575
Kalki Avatar .................................................................. 576
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Appendix A: Chronology of Shivabalayogi                                              Appendix D: The Practice of Dhyana ... 643
  621
Map of India ................................................................. 624   Appendix E: The Yoga Vasishta ............. 659

Appendix B: Shivabalayogi’s Birthplace                                               Appendix F: Books on Shivabalayogi .. 663
  625                                                                                Early Books .................................................................. 663
Bheemeshwara Linga ................................................ 625              Shri Shri Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj, Life and Spiritual
The Story of Mahadeva and Sati .................................. 625                     Ministration ........................................................... 663
Map of Adivarapupeta area .......................................... 626             Darshan ....................................................................... 664
Lingas around Draksharama ..................................... 627                  Tapas Shakti ................................................................ 665
                                                                                     The Living Yogi ............................................................ 666
Appendix C: Shivabalayogi’s Astrology                                                Divine Play, the Silent Teaching of Shiva Bala Yogi .... 666
                                                                                     Swamiji’s Treasure, God Realization & Experiences of
  629                                                                                     Shivabalayogi ....................................................... 667
The Bhrigu Nadi .......................................................... 629
The Kumar Nadi .......................................................... 635
A Reading of Shivabalayogi’s Birth Chart ................... 640
Hand Analysis .............................................................. 642

				
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