Avdhoot Baba Shivanand Ji
Avdhoot Baba Shivanand is a Master of Ancient Vedic Practices, who has been sharing the sacred wisdom of ancient Siddhas that was only transmitted from the Guru to worthy disciples, thus being protected within the lineage. He is fondly known as \"Baba ji\" meaning father in Hindi. Babaji was blessed at the tender age of 8 when a great Himalayan yogi 108 Jagannath Swami, one day called Babaji and initiated him with a mantra and quickly left the place. From this tender age, Babaji began his spiritual practices, all the while being guided and blessed by His masters. After attaining His self, Babaji decided that He must reach out to the people at large and share these divine wisdom with everyone as He felt it was everyone's birthright to learn and ascend. Babaji soon began teaching these practices in mass workshops where he also taught the common man how to heal oneself and others physically, emotionally and burn one's karmic structures that were responsible for sufferings in their lives. Soon, Babaji came to be known as the \"Father of Indian Healing\". Babaji always taught that in order evolve spiritually and to liberate oneself, it was not necessary to leave the world or one's worldly responsibilities. Babaji himself led by example that it was possible to attain self-realization even being a grihasth (house-holder) practicing spirituality and at the same time taking care of worldly responsibilities. He taught how one can be in the world and yet remain out of the world by observing an attitude of detachment by witnessing everything around as the play of consciousness. At the same time, Babaji laid emphasis on unconditional forgiveness, unconditional acceptance and unconditional love, which is the hallmark of a Siddha (liberated being). A Siddha is a liberated being beyond the barriers of language, religion, and even boundaries that differentiate life in any form - man, animal or plant. Babaji sees no distinction in any religion and accepts all religion as one. He says every religion preaches truth in it's own way and it is ignorance to see everything as separate because everything sprouts from one source. Babaji focuses on what all great masters of all religion have preached and often makes mention of the sayings of Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mahavira, Indian mystics and sufi saints.