The Guiding Angel

Brahma Baba’s life and acts have left, in the minds of those who came in touch with him, very happy and charishable memories of the visit of an angel that he was, for his acts, one and all, were inspired by the highly noble intent of blessing the poor, the lowly, the fallen, the suffering, the ignorant and the deprived masses. His life was a guiding spirit to them all. It was an open book

which anyone could read to feel enjoyed. The immense wealth of wisdom that he so generously, lovefully, tenderly and unreservedly bestowed on all enlightened, enthrilled and enthused the spirit of them all and raised them from the position of toys of clay to the valuable replicas of the divine.

He was an excellent, illustrious and exemplary person whose every sense-organ was an instrument of genuine service. He had totally given himself to God, the Holiest among the holy masters, keeping absolutely nothing as his private property or possession. He did not own any material assets but he was his own self who made everyone his own by the magic touch of purity, peace, spirituality and service. His benign eyes were like the powerful lense of a slide-projector that projected before the people, whom he invariably called his “sweet and beloved children”, the glimpses of paradise and paramdhãm; his lotus lips curled and expanded to wax eloquent with the lyrical and titillating

divine knowledge that so enchanted the minds of listeners that they were filled with unforgettable supersensuous joy. His hands were always raised with the act of giving something out of profound love. They were always extended to offer help and spiritual friendship or to shower divine grace.

The words, he uttered, were so charged with the power of purity and peace that they recharged the weakened or the downed ‘batteries’ of the mind of those who listened to him.

In fact, the life of Brahma Baba had so many brilliant facets that one found it extremely difficult to decide as to which one to mention and which one to skip over for constraint of space. The discourses that he gave were an inexhaustible fountainhead of Knowledge. These have made a solid contribution, directly or indirectly, to all the present-day disciplines and have the potential of setting up some new ones. These have something of great value to health scientists, historians, educators, administrators, jurists, business persons and all others. Scholars, serious students and

researchers in the field of history, philosophy, physics, medical sciences, business management, general administration, etc., will find some new elements of value to them, related to their field of study and research as were yet unthought of or were unexplored but are crucial to advancement, enrichment, refinement or redirection of their respective discipline.

It would be hard to decide whether to remember him as the Founding Father of a great worldwide Spiritual University or a great teacher of Spiritual Knowledge, a great Master that guided, in theory and practice of Raja Yoga and esoteric knowledge, the Founder of a new world order or a new society, the Harbinger of a new age, the Crusader for the cause of woman, the living example of the life divine, the king-maker through his immense power of purity and spirituality; the great darling of the hearts of those who loved sincerity, service, sacrifice and sanctity, a symbol of simplicity, a convinced and convincing theist, an all-time great yogi, a spiritual father figure, etc? He was all these in one and much more. He was larger than life and greater than human expectation. Even after he gave up his mortal coil on 18th of January, 1969, he, in his subtle angelic form, has been guiding us all on our path towards liberation and beatitude. So, all hearts are full of gratitude and sincere thanks.

Brahma Kumar Jagdish Chandra