Vedas are the signposts informing people about the route to be taken by one who wants to realise the Fundamental Cause, The Reality, the Brahman.
This can be only through experience and not by logic alone.
Logic is to be used to reinforce Faith, not to destroy it.
Logic can take only a few steps, while experience with honest Logic can take you places.
What is Honest logic?
The Logic that tells you that Logic ends here and only experience alone can take you further.
This is done by the Vedas.
The Vedas were not written by any one.
They are the experiences of great realized souls and as such contain gems of Truth.
As with experiences, they are varied.
People react differently to experiences.
The impression en experience leaves on one differs from the other.
Some times the same experience might leave different impression at different times.
And our grasp of, reaction to Experience is determined by Disposition.
So the though the Truth is One, the Perspectives are Many.
All are correct.
For, each perspective is unique.
Therefore the Path to God is varied.
The experiences are given in the Vedas, and other Texts of Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma.
Each experience is unique.
They are expressions of experiences which ae, as I said earlier, by Dispositions.
One might like to be busy, work.
Yet another highly intellectually disposed.
To suit these dispositions there are three various Paths in Hinduism.
Broadly classified as,
Gnyana Yoga, the Path of Knowledge.
Karma Yoga, Path of Action,
Bhakthi Yoga, Path of Surrender,Bhakti,Love to God,
Raja Yoga, Path of Mind Regulation.
There are two systems in Raja Yoga.
One is Yoga by Patanjali and another is by Thirumoolar.
Though essentially they are the same, minor differences in application may be noticed.
Then we have Siddhas, both from the South and North of Vindhyas in India.
Generally these Siddhas of the North follow Patanjali, and in South the Siddhas follow Agastya, Bhogar.
Patanjali is reported to be a disciple of Bhogar.
For all the First Siddha is Shiva.Shiva
Of the Siddhas of from the Himalayas, Kriya yogi Mahavtar Babaji is well-known.
But some basic details, most of us are unaware of.
It is presumed that He is from the North of Vindhyas,possibly from Himalayas.
Though it is incorrect to assign geographically limit these realized Souls, I am providing some information for the records,
‘Mahavatar Babaji (IAST: Mahāvatār Bābājī) is the name given to an Indian saint and yogi by Lahiri Mahasaya and several of his disciples who met Mahavatar Babaji between 1861 and 1935. Some of these meetings were described by Paramahansa Yogananda in his book Autobiography of a Yogi, including a first hand telling of Yogananda’s own meeting with Mahavatar Babaji.Another first hand account was given by Yukteswar Giri in his book The Holy Science.All of these accounts, along with additional meetings with Mahavatar Babaji, are described in various biographies of those mentioned by Yogananda.
..There are very few accounts of Babaji’s childhood, one source of information is the book Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga tradition by Marshall Govindan. According to Govindan, Babaji was named Nagarajan (king of serpents) by his parents. V.T. Neelakantan and S.A.A. Ramaiah founded on 17 October 1952, (they claim – at the request of Babaji) a new organisation, “Kriya Babaji Sangah,” dedicated to the teaching of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga. They claim that in 1953 Mahavatar Babaji told them that he had been born on 30 November 203 CE in a small coastal village now known as Parangipettai, in Tamil Nadu, India. Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas Trust (Kriya Babaji Sangah) and their branch organisations claim his place and date of birth.He was a disciple of Bogar and his birth name is Nagarajan’
Mahavatar Babaji – a drawing fromAutobiography of a Yogi, commissioned by Yogananda and based on his own meeting with Babaji
30 November 203 CE
Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu,India
|Titles/honours||Deathless spiritual master; Mahamuni Babaji Maharaj; Maha Yogi; Trambak Baba; Shiva Baba|
|Notable disciple(s)||Lahiri Mahasaya and others|
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