Babaji: The Best Roommate Ever!

By Narayan Romano
March 21, 2017

“‘Whenever anyone utters with reverence the name of Babaji,’ Lahiri Mahasaya said, ‘that devotee attracts an instant spiritual blessing.’” – Autobiography of a Yogi

This past week we had a work day to prepare our new South Bay temple. The old South Bay center had a large murti (statue) of Mahavatar Babaji. During our transition from the old space to the current temple, one of our friends took Babaji for a number of months as a roommate.

She said he’s a great roommate. He’s very quiet and clean. He meditates constantly. He’s very positive – he never stops sending out infinite blessings to the world. Plus he doesn’t even use a bed! Not to mention he rarely eats. He’s the best roommate she’s ever had!

Keshava and I drove over to pick up Babaji from her home and bring him to the new temple. She had a couple of malas (prayer beads) around his neck. I held Babaji in my arms so she could take her malas off him.

She was looking directly at Babaji and as I was looking at her I witnessed a beautiful moment. This woman, a long time disciple and kriyaban, had such a look of reverence for Babaji when she was taking the malas from his neck. Her face began to glow with a serene smile. She was saying goodbye to her divine friend and softly uttered, “Babaji.”

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” She clearly saw God in Babaji. And I saw the simple purity and sweetness of her heart as she offered her love to the Master in that moment.

Now that Babaji has moved out of her home she has invited him to move into every corner of her consciousness.

I’ve asked him to move into our home as well! You can too, as he doesn’t have a problem with multi-locating.

Comments 11

  1. What a wonderful coincidence! I, too, live with Babaji here in my Bay Area apt.
    This wonderful deed of apt. blessing by Babaji became beautiful for all of us in
    your essay, Narayan. I know that beautiful roommate of Babaji’s pretty well.
    Joy, ramani

  2. Dear Narayan,
    Thank you for your beautiful post. It brought tears into my eyes!
    Yes, Babaji is now everybody’s roommate!
    Namaste!
    Dilza

    1. Oh, Dilza, I’m so fortunate I got to witness that moment. Thank you for taking good care of our supreme guru. With love in Him, Narayan

  3. Hello Narayan,
    Intriguing question, but as I contemplate it I see the answer is yes! I have been a kriyaban
    since 1987. I studied with Roy E. Davis in Georgia and was initiated there. I have found Anada
    and finally feel at home. A framed picture of Babaji and some other important friends ex. Jesus, Krishna,and
    Guruji Paramansa Yogananda complete the spiritual wall arrangement. I look at, pray 7

    .
    Dear Naranda,
    Intriguing questiom. But the answer is yes. Babaji as well as several other Masters , Jesus,
    Krishna, Guruji & Sai Baba complete my wall shrine. I pray there, meditate and often
    just contemplate silently. Thank you for the wonderful new title, Babaji-Roommate-Soulmate.
    Namaste,
    Richard

    Masters daily. Never thoought of them as roommates. They are that as well as the closest of friends. Thanks for the
    beutiful post and the new title. Babaji-Roommate.

    1. I’m so happy to hear that, Enrique. It was one of those precious moments you get to witness in life. Blessings, Narayan

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