For the Love of All Created by Thee ~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Looking back over almost half a century of spiritual practice, I sometimes ask myself what was the greatest challenge, the most difficult lesson. On the spiritual quest we are faced with our love and longing, our darkest fears, our failings. We are taken into the darkness and then into the light. I do not believe that there is anything so demanding or exhilarating as this inner journey. And yet more and more I return to something so simple and essential, and almost unbearably difficult: learning to bow down before God.

As Rumi, the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic, tells us, “There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” Each in our own way we have to learn to bow down, to want nothing for ourself. But what does it mean to want nothing for oneself?

One of the dangers of much contemporary spirituality is a focus on personal fulfillment, on living a richer and more meaningful life. The inner journey does give us access to a depth of meaning that a focus solely on the outer, physical world, denies us. But central to mystical life is the understanding of spiritual or mystical poverty, a state of inner emptiness or surrender, of offering oneself completely. Again to quote Rumi,

Last night my master taught me the lesson of poverty
Having nothing and wanting nothing.

So simple and so difficult, this wanting nothing for oneself. For many years I wondered at the saying of Christ’s in the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Known as one of the “Beatitudes,” the idea of poverty of spirit mystified me until I began to understand how essential our inner poverty is before God, that we are nothing, that we have nothing of real worth to offer God except our surrender, our bowing down. In a culture dominated by acquisition, by images of material and even spiritual self-worth, it can be difficult to understand the deeper value of “having nothing and wanting nothing.” But in my own experience it is this inner longing, this “poverty of spirit” that allows us to live in the presence of God, that enables us to be of service. All we can ever be is an empty cup waiting to be filled. This is echoed in a Sufi prayer, “I offer to Thee the only thing I have, my capacity to be used by Thee.”

Meditation, longing, and prayer can take us to this inner space, this place that is deep within the heart of each of us. Here in the silence of our innermost being is a state of divine receptivity, part of the feminine mystery of the soul: how it bows down before God. Whatever inner experiences we are given on the path — experiences of love and light, longing and pain, the peace or bliss of our divine nature — we are finally taken to this place. It is our natural state of inner surrender, a state of service to God.

We all carry this secret in our inner being, but the challenge for each of us is to live this in our daily life, particularly in a culture that celebrates the ego and its accomplishments. How can we bow down before God in the midst of life’s many demands? Outwardly we can aspire to live as simple a life as possible, though even this is not easy if our outer life requires that we drive a car, have a mortgage and healthcare to pay for — even having a computer seems almost an essential part of today’s life! An uncluttered outer life can give us more space for an inner life, and for the time and attention this requires. But real poverty of spirit is an inner attitude, an inner recognition that only the deep connection in the heart can fulfill us, can meet our deepest needs. In essence it is a constant state of prayer, an inner emptiness that we carry with us, this space for the divine that is present amidst our daily activities, our work and family, shopping and cleaning, laughing and making love.

Spiritual poverty is not a denial or renunciation of life’s pleasures, its joys or sorrows. As one Sufi wrote, “it is turning away from everything that is not God, but there is not anything that is not God!” Rather it is a celebration of the divine that is present within everything, within every smile and every tear. Bowing down before God we give space for the love within our own heart and within all that exists.

The mystical path takes us to the center of life and to the center of our self. It is a simple way to live, awake to the oneness of love. In the words of an ancient prayer:

At Thy Command Only Will I Carry Out the Pilgrimage of Life
For The Love of All Created By Thee and for Thy Glory.

For the Love of All Created by Thee – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Published on May 26, 2015

The miraculous gift of a prayer and the cry of the heart.

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The Lightning Standing Still by Yogiraj Siddhanath

The Lightning Standing Still is the definitive book on Mahavatar Babaji, His divine work throughout the ages, and His secret avataric assistants, unveiling the most detailed and profound information about the Babaji mystery ever to be revealed.

Sanctioned by the divine Mahavatar Shiva Goraksha Babaji Himself, and authored by his direct disciple Yogiraj Siddhanath, this book serves the highest spiritual welfare of Humanity in the coming golden age. Emerging from the depths of Yogiraj`s anubhuti, his inner experience of the fathomless Ahirbudnya avastha, the Babaji phenomenon is extolled in poetic majesty.

Included are the most treasured secrets of the Kriya Yoga science, the facts and origins of Babaji, Babaji`s mission and purpose, and the secret history of human spiritual evolution that He is tending. It illuminates Babaji`s role on earth from the cradle of consciousness to the fathomless futures of eternity, and reveals mysteries veiling Babaji`s disciples like Moses, Jesus, Krishna, Bhishma, Kalki Maitreya, Vaivaswat Manu, Lahiri Mahasaya and Sri Yukteswar Giri. Also revealed are never-before details about Shamballah, the White Brotherhood, the lost sciences of Alchemy, Magic and the Hermetic mysteries, the Mahatma rays, the Root Race lineages, the true meaning of 2012, and the identities of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Yogiraj corroborates his knowingness with dozens of images, writings and quotes from and about Babaji, derived from ancient and historic sources and collected personally from the length and breadth of India, making this a research and reference book of scholarly depth. Finally, each page is inundated with the powerful vibrations of Yogiraj`s consciousness, fused in the wondrous eternity of Babaji`s Nothingness. To the eagle-hearted reader, craving for Divine grace, this is more than just a book; it`s a pathway to the higher realms.

Yogiraj Siddhanath a born Siddha is descended from the ancient family of Rama of the Solar Dynasty. Spiritually realized from a very young age, he cast away his royal ties after completing his educational responsibilities and fulfilled his calling as a yogi. While traveling as a teenager in the Himalayas, Yogiraj was blessed and empowered by the spiritual supermen of the Himalayan caves. His divine transformation flowered after his deep and personal experiences with Mahavatar (Supreme Spirit Incarnate) Shiva-Goraksha-Babaji (the same mentioned by Paramahansa Yogananda in his “Autobiography of a Yogi”). With these blessings he was charged with the duty to spread the teachings of “Earth peace through Self peace” and spiritual evolution of Consciousness through the divine science of Kundalini Kriya Yoga meditation. Yogiraj is a TRUE MASTER who, unlike a teacher, awakens you to the next level of spiritual experience.

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Babaji The Lightning Standing Still – The Complete Truth about Mahavatar Babaji


Babaji – The Lightning Standing Still (Softcover)
Purchase at the Siddhanath Shop: http://www.siddhanathshop.com/Babaji-…

The DEFINITIVE book on Babaji, His Divine work throughout the ages, and His secret avataric assistants. The most detailed and profound information about the Babaji mystery EVER to be revealed. Sanctioned by the divine Mahavatar Babaji Himself, and authored by His direct disciple Yogiraj Siddhanath, this book serves the highest spiritual welfare of Humanity in the coming Golden Age.

The hardcover version of this book was first released by Yogiraj himself at Siddhanath Forest Ashram, Pune, on the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, July 15, 2011. This is is now available in soft cover.

The cover was designed by Yogiraj from his anubhuti, his inner experience of the fathomless depths of Ahirbudnya avastha. Dozens of images, writings and quotes of Babaji from ancient and historic sources have been collected by Yogiraj from the length and breadth of India, making this a research book of scholarly depth. Stories and personal experiences line the pages blurring the lines between myth, legend, history and fact, and impressing on the reader the realization that time is an astonishing ceaseless cyclical flow.

Finally, each page is inundated with the powerful vibrations of Yogiraj’s consciousness, fused in the wondrous eternity of Babaji’s Nothingness. To the eagle-hearted reader, craving for Divine grace, this is more than just a book, but a pathway to higher realms lit up in the fire light of eternal spirit.

Deepak Chopra on The Pursuit of Happiness


The Aspen Health Forum, 2009.

In times of joy our intellect is keener and our health more resilient. Everyone delights in good food, drink and entertainment, but these are passing pleasures. Dr. Chopra imparts insights on how to obtain lasting happiness and how it contributes to one’s overall well-being.

Deepak Chopra, MD; Founder, The Chopra Center
Introducer: Walter Isaacson; President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Born of the recognition that there is exploding interest in the future of health care, the Aspen Health Forum brings cutting-edge medical science and health care discussions to the public square. It is the world’s only public gathering that offers a lay audience the opportunity to exchange ideas with Nobel laureates, prominent officials from the National Institutes of Health, health care industry leaders and other top experts in health policy and biomedicine.

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