Release of Bangla version of the book “BABA-May I Answer”

On  5th January 2012, admist a huge gathering of devotees in the sanctum sanctorum  of Sai ka Angan, at Gurgaon, Revered Gurujee Shri Chandra Bhanu Satpathyji released the Bangla version of His English book “BABA-May I Answer” to the thunderous applause of the devotees. Exhorting the gathering to adopt a simplified life in the(ir) usual daily routine , as depicted by Sadgurus like Paramhans Shri RamaKrishna Thakur of Bengal– the first Shri Guru of Revered Gurujee Himself– which  would enable  the devotees to walk  the path & goal  shown by the Masters.Shree Gurujee offered the first copy of the Bangla book at the lotus feet of Shri Sai Nath .

Shree Gurujee said that in India one can see the influence of five  groups of Sadgurus who manifested in different parts of land at varied moments in time-scape of history moulding the spiritual  -cultural lineage : Firstly in ancient  India in the north , the Seers made their appearance .Saints like Shri Guru Nanak were so strong and powerful that they established new religions(paths) .One can also witness the manifestation of Nath Gurus like Guru Gorakhnath, Gura Machindernath et al (Nath Yogis who travelled all around propounding nirgun ) . Another  group comprising of Sadgurus like Paramhans Shri Ramkrishna Thakur, Shri Ram Thakur, Bama Khepa, Shri Loknath Brahmachari ,Shri Nigamanad,  Gurus of Panch Sakha Yuga of Odhisha  (Saint AyuchatanadDas, Shri Yeshwant Das, Sh Balram Das, Shri Jaggannath Das, Shri Anant das—all great Seers and mystics ) , Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu , Swami Vivekanand et al  manifested in Assam-Odhisha-Bengal segment of the country. Third group of Sadgurus who influenced the masses  made their appearance in Maharashtra belt like Shri Akkalkolt Maharaj, Shri Gajanan Maharaj, Shri Babajan, Shri Hazrat Tajudin, Saint Tukaram, Saint Namdev, Saint Gyaneshwar, Saint Nivritinath, Saint Muktabai  et al  who with their absolutely simplistic keertan style ( of devotional songs & tradition )helped plant the seeds of devotion in  the heart of common folks .Fourth group of Sadgurus like Saint Hathras, Saint Kabir, Saint Raidas, Saint Tulsidas,  et al  who manifested in central India-UP –Delhi belt and their poems/ devotional  literature  disseminated the bhakti movement in India. Sufi Saints  too appeared on the scene during this time .  The fifth group of (Sad)Gurus manifested in South reflecting the advent of Madhvacharya cult, Vaishnavism, Shri Shankaracharya who propounded the path .

Shree Gurujee said all these Sadgurus reflected a simple lifestyle shorn of any regalia and depicted lack of ego in a state of  absolute surrender .(Shree Gurujee stated that He was using Guru as synonym for Sadgurus).Shri RamKrishna Paramhans did not have a trace of ego  ;he did not even experience the presence of His gross body .Similar was the case of Shri Gajanan Maharaj who partook food sitting near a dirty stream in the company of animals , birds etal oblivious of his surroundings   . Of what use is the paraphernalia of show, embellishments for these Sadgurus then,  who are beyond the gross ? This is the most important indicator of their being  Sadgurus .None of them amassed name, fame, wealth. So much so, they refused to be photographed and rarely acceeded to the request of being photographed despite repeated entreaties from their devotees—Of what use are imageries for the Master who have transcended the realm of time & space constraints ! Shree Gurujee informed the gathering that the English translation of the book “Shree Guru Bhagwat-Volume  I contain the photographs of these Sadgurus. He stated that, perhaps, Shri Devraha Baba & Ma Anandmayi Ma   were the last of the Sadgurus that present generation in India had good  fortune of  being blessed by..! (their photos are also in the book).

Shree Gurujee on this auspicious occasion also released two audio CDs in Oriya   featuring the first 4000 melodious lines (stanzas set  in nine syllable metre) of His epic poem “Shri Guru Bhagvat”  in Odiya Keertan style in voice of leading singers of Odhisha . He informed the gathering that   the pious  stanzas of  “Shree Guru Bhagwat” is regularly being sung all across in Odhisha today–in  muths, temples, in Keertans in traditional bhagwat style (akin to “baul” sangeet of Bengal). Shree Gurujee informed the gathering that “Shri Guru Bhagwat “ has been published in Odiya language in  four volumes and the first two CDs now being released comprise of rendition of  stanzas set out in the first volume of the epic Odiya treatise “Shree Guru Bhagwat” . The release of other  audio CDs featuring rendition of stanzas set out in“Shree Guru Bhagwat” Volume-I,II&III in Odiya  would follow.

 After an efflux of around 400 years , by  penning the   “Shree Guru Bhagvat”- an epic treatise comprising of 16000 lines (8000 stanzas set in nine syllable metre in Odiya poem) Shree Gurujee has reconnected the present with the rich ancient past of Odiya literature  bringing  the rich “Bhagwat” heritage  to the fore,  thus rekindling the interest of masses in devotion, literature, arts alike as the “Bhagwat” is an integral part of mainstream of Odiya culture depicting its essence.

 Revered Shree Gurujee thanked the gathering ; devotees later  sought blessings from  Revered Shree Gurujee which was followed by Prasad distribution .

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