Bhaktaraj Maharaj



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Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Baba
Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Bhakti, Advaita Vedanta
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, USA, Australia, Europe
Date of Birth: 
7/ 7 1920
Place of Birth: 
India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
17/11/ 1995.
Other Related Gurus: 
Shri Bhramanand,Shri Chandershekaranand,Shri Omkaranand,Shri Anantanand Saish

Biography

Satguru Shri Anantananda Saish, The Great saint who was blessed by Shri Saibaba of Shirdi had gifted two great disciples to the world viz. H. H. Baba (H. H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj was fondly addressed as Baba by His devotees). The former (H. H. Bhuranand baba) became a sanyasi staying in a small cottage at Mehtakhedi near Badwah in M.P. and practiced penance for years together on the banks of the river Narmada serving countless sadhus and sanyasis who visited his cottage. The other disciple was turned into a Rajyogi for the liberation of the devotees trapped in the illusions of the worldly life. “It is not the things and objects that should be abandoned but rather their temptation that should be given up”, says he.

Even in his early life before meeting the Guru he was essentially a righteous and pious man with a deep passion for Bhajans and compassion for the poor and the helpless. Once he had distributed all the crackers in a shop to the poor children on the road and paid all the money he had to shop-keeper.

Shri Anantananda Saish had transformed him after keeping him a spiritual trance continuously for six months when people took him to be a lunatic and a mad man. His Guru said “he will make the whole world mad-a prophecy that did come true since he did make the world mad with his Guru had said that they are not different form the Ramayana and the Geeta .These Bhajans contain his philosophy, his message to the world and the depths of his spiritual experiences. These Bhajans have proved to be the search lights for the spiritual aspirants and a perennial source of rich fragrance for the devotees.

Teachings

Naam Mantra Jap or chanting the Lords name is a spiritual practice primarily intended to bring about spiritual advancement of an individual. It consists in the person choosing a word or stanza and sitting in quiet solitude, repeating the same. Regular practice of Naam mantra Jap has, apart from spiritual, many other uses and benefits. It brings about physical relaxation, slows down breathing rate, reduces blood pressure, slows down aging process and brings about a general feeling of well-being. It serves as an anti-stress measure and boosts up immune system. During illness it aids healing and promotes early recovery.The Jap promotes mental peace, increases the capacity for mental concentration and ability for putting in sustained mental work for long periods. Thus, regular practice of Naam jap makes a person mentally more efficient and productive; he acquires freedom to think only of that which is of benefit to him and /or to others. When mind switches off, at random, from one thought to the other in a continuous row, lot of mental energy is wasted; Naam enables an aspirant to conserve mental energy by slowing down the process of thinking. The chosen word for the Naam Japna should represent the Divine Reality or Deity of the individual according to his religious belief or the chosen stanza should reflect the ethical and spiritual values of the individual. The word is so chosen that it draws aspirant’s attention to the Spiritual Reality during the jap. Those initiated in a mantra by a Guru or spiritual orders are requested to chant that specific mantra with sincere dedication and seek regular guidance from their Guru.
Here is a tutorial on the scientific principle behind Chanting http://www.slideshare.net/SSRFINC/how-does-chanting-work/

Naam Jaap or Chanting can help in various illnesses
Here are Chants to over come Physical illness
http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/spiritualhe...

And Chants to over come Mental illness
http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/mentalhealt...

And chanting as per own religion for General Happiness
http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/happiness/g...