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The Divine Lin­eage of the Guru Parampara

Sri Sai Kalesh­war Swami

Shirdi Sai Baba

“The mas­ter and stu­dent rela­tion­ship is beyond any rela­tion­ship on this pla­neet. That bond, that rela­tion­ship, is immor­tal. It’s for­ever and ever for many life­times. You really need to carry that rela­tion­ship with the Guru Parampara.” — Sri Kaleshwar

Sri Sai Kalesh­war Swami

Jan­u­ary 8th, 1973 – March 15th, 2012
Swami-PLBSri Sai Kalesh­wara Swami is a mod­ern spir­i­tual mas­ter in the lin­eage of Shirdi Sai Baba, Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, Babaji, Ramakr­ishna Parama­hamsa and Ramana Maharshi. Sri Kalesh­war, as he is called, was born on Jan­u­ary 8th, 1973 in a small vil­lage in the state of Andhra Pradesh in south­ern India. While remark­able occur­rences hap­pened around him as a child, Sri Kalesh­war had no real inter­est in spir­i­tu­al­ity until what he calls his “Enlight­en­ment Day,” when he was four­teen years old. On this day he was study­ing for exams in an aban­doned tem­ple when sud­denly an old man with a beg­ging bowl appeared. Though Sri Kalesh­war did not rec­og­nize him at the time, he would soon learn that it was Shirdi Sai Baba, one of India’s most revered saints who left his phys­i­cal body and took Mahasamadhi in 1918.

Soon after Sri Kalesh­war met his mas­ter again in this life­time, spon­ta­neous mir­a­cle heal­ings occurred around him. Shirdi Baba had opened his divine energy chan­nels and it was then that Sri Kaleshwar’s great spir­i­tual mis­sion began to unfold. For the next decade he trav­eled exten­sively through­out India, engag­ing in intense spir­i­tual prac­tice under Shirdi Baba’s guid­ance. It was Shirdi Baba who led him to numer­ous palm leaf books con­tain­ing ancient knowl­edge divinely revealed to saints and sages many thou­sands of years ago.

These books dis­close the mys­ter­ies of cre­ation, such as the mechan­ics of mir­a­cles and heal­ing, how to cre­ate divine chil­dren, and numer­ous ways to achieve direct expe­ri­ences with the divine. They con­tain sacred for­mu­las that when cor­rectly prac­ticed awaken the incred­i­ble capa­bil­ity hid­den within each of our souls. As Sri Kalesh­war said, “Every soul has the poten­tial to reach the level of a Shirdi Baba or Jesus and con­tribute amaz­ing things to the world.” Often he explained that the only real dif­fer­ence between a mas­ter and a stu­dent is knowledge.

Though he was already enlight­ened and pos­sessed immense super­nat­ural power, for years Sri Kalesh­war researched and prac­ticed the for­mu­las pre­scribed in the palm leafs. He did this to receive spe­cific bless­ings from the divine and also so that he could teach the for­mu­las to his stu­dents. They are the same ancient for­mu­las stud­ied and mas­tered by Jesus and other Mahar­ishis in India. In the past the infor­ma­tion in the palm leaf books was kept secret, given only to a few. How­ever, Sri Kalesh­war said that now was the time to make it read­ily avail­able to help heal the world’s suf­fer­ing and trans­form the way spir­i­tu­al­ity is prac­ticed on the planet.

Dur­ing this period of intense spir­i­tual study Sri Kalesh­war estab­lished his ashram, Shiva Sai Mandir, in a small vil­lage in Andrah Pradesh – Penukonda. From this ancient holy land Sri Kalesh­war began his global mis­sion to train super­nat­ural heal­ers and mas­ters to carry heal­ing and enlight­en­ment to the globe; to intro­duce Shirdi Sai Baba and his spir­i­tual mes­sages to the West; to bring back the ancient chan­nels prac­ticed by Jesus and to reveal the real­ity of Jesus’ life in India as writ­ten in the palm leaf books. At the core of this mis­sion is Sri Kaleshwar’s life­long ded­i­ca­tion to uplift­ing women, to pro­vid­ing them with the tools they need to not only remem­ber, but also to imple­ment their true divine power. One of the ways Sri Kalesh­war accom­plishes this is by recon­nect­ing all of his stu­dents, both female and male, to the Divine Mother. God is both Father and Mother, but the female aspect of cre­ation has largely been for­got­ten and ignored, thus giv­ing rise to a seri­ous imbal­ance in the world. It is the Mother who is the supreme cre­ator, receiv­ing the seed from the Father and putting every­thing into form. Sri Kalesh­war said, “Mother Divine is the mother to every soul in this uni­verse. She doesn’t belong to any reli­gion at all, the Mother is the uni­ver­sal God/​Goddess period.”

The entirety of Nature and each per­son liv­ing within it is in fact an expres­sion of the Divine Mother. Sri Kalesh­war said, “In each per­son there is a fire, a light. See that light. That is She.” It is through recon­nect­ing to the Mother that we receive both the deep­est heal­ing and heal­ing abil­i­ties. When we expe­ri­ence Her we rec­og­nize the truth of who we are. By the immea­sur­able grace of the guru and prac­tic­ing the for­mu­las pre­scribed in the palm leaf books one may have a direct and per­sonal rela­tion­ship with the Divine Mother. Sri Kalesh­war teaches that it is through the fem­i­nine energy that change will hap­pen on this planet and both women and men must reawaken their essen­tial con­nec­tion to Her. It is only then that bal­ance will be restored. This was the same mes­sage of Jesus’ life and mis­sion, but the real­ity of that has been lost until this time.

At his ashram in Penukonda and pro­grams around the world Sri Kalesh­war demon­strated the mirac­u­lous energy and gave direct expe­ri­ences of the divine to his stu­dents and devo­tees. He is also the author of numer­ous books, includ­ing Shirdi Sai Baba – The Uni­ver­sal Mas­ter, and his sem­i­nal work The Real Life and Teach­ings of Jesus Christ. For fif­teen years Sri Kalesh­war ded­i­cated the major­ity of his time to train­ing thou­sands of west­ern stu­dents par­tic­u­larly from Amer­ica, Europe and Japan. Sri Kalesh­war said that the jour­ney must come “From the West, to the East – not from the East to the West.” The West needs to become a holy place where the knowl­edge is believed in and prac­ticed, a place where mirac­u­lous heal­ing energy is gen­er­ated and enlight­en­ment expe­ri­ences hap­pen. Once this is real­ized the energy will flow to the rest of the world. This is the ful­fill­ment of the ancient divine mission.

In addi­tion to teach­ing heal­ing tech­niques and enlight­en­ment chan­nels, Sri Kalesh­war placed equal empha­sis on his stu­dents prac­tic­ing Bha­ga­van Seva – serv­ing God by help­ing human­ity. He said, “There is no enlight­en­ment with­out help­ing the human­ity – be loyal to the human­ity. Be loyal and royal, help the poor.” Through­out his life Sri Kalesh­war tire­lessly served the needy in the name of his beloved mas­ter Shirdi Sai Baba. He is known for a vast num­ber of human­i­tar­ian projects in Andhra Pradesh that focus on hunger relief, edu­ca­tion, med­ical assis­tance, social wel­fare and infra­struc­ture devel­op­ment. Hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple have ben­e­fited from these pro­grams. Sri Kalesh­war embod­ied his teach­ing that our lives and actions must serve to take care of soci­ety in all angles, leav­ing a divine fra­grance long after we are gone.

On March 15th, 2012 Sri Kalesh­war left his phys­i­cal body and took Mahasamadhi. With each pass­ing day since then the chan­nel Sri Kalesh­war has with his stu­dents only expands and deep­ens. Dur­ing his life he often said that when he was no longer restricted by his body his con­scious­ness would be a mil­lion times more pow­er­ful and acces­si­ble to his stu­dents. This is cer­tainly not lim­ited to those who were with him when he was alive. In fact, when Sri Kalesh­war was in the body he shared that he spent 50% of his med­i­ta­tion time con­nect­ing with the souls of his future stu­dents. He said, “I am work­ing with mil­lions of stu­dents to come.” Just as Shirdi Baba was a liv­ing force in Sri Kaleshwar’s life direct­ing his spir­i­tual prac­tice, Sri Kaleshwar’s con­scious­ness is very much avail­able to all those seek­ing his guid­ance, teach­ings, and of course his love.

While Sri Kalesh­war per­formed count­less heal­ings and mir­a­cles dur­ing his life­time and spent thou­sands of hours reveal­ing extra­or­di­nary knowl­edge, he always said that his great­est gift to the planet was his stu­dents. He worked to cre­ate a divine lin­eage of mas­ters and super­nat­ural heal­ers who would in turn help other souls to become the same. There are numer­ous stu­dents all over the world who were cer­ti­fied by Sri Kalesh­war to give heal­ings and to teach the same knowl­edge that he him­self taught. Through Sri Kaleshwar’s grace many have per­formed mirac­u­lous heal­ings and have given oth­ers direct expe­ri­ences of the divine. Dur­ing this period of great dark­ness and neg­a­tiv­ity on the planet Sri Kalesh­war said there also exists a very spe­cial oppor­tu­nity for accel­er­ated heal­ing and soul devel­op­ment. Now is the moment to become what he called a soul sci­en­tist because, “In front of God, once you know the per­fect for­mula, the right chan­nel and the right energy, every­thing is possible.”

For more infor­ma­tion on find­ing a teacher, healer or pro­gram in your area please go to www​.kalesh​war​.org and also www​.divine​lin​eage​.org. To order a book or tran­script please go to www​.sri​-kalesh​war​-pub​lish​ing​.com.

Shirdi Sai Baba

(? – Octo­ber, 15th 1918)
Nityaananda and Monika Shirdi Sai Baba is one of India’s great­est and most beloved saints. He is an incar­na­tion of Shiva and a Dat­ta­treya avatar, as well as Sri Kaleshwar’s mas­ter. Revered in India as Yogi Raja, the King of Yogis, Baba pos­sessed the high­est super­nat­ural capa­bil­i­ties. Though he could have lived like roy­alty, Baba spent his entire life as a men­di­cant, beg­ging alms in the tiny vil­lage of Shirdi in Mahar­shasta State. Over time he came to receive mil­lions of rupees from his devo­tees, but always gave every­thing away to the poor.

Baba came to live in Shirdi by the order of his mas­ter Venkusa, who told his young stu­dent that he must spend the rest of his life in the remote town. Before send­ing Baba on his way Venkusa gave him a brick with strict instruc­tions that he was to sleep on it every night with­out excep­tion. Upon arriv­ing in Shirdi, Baba was met with extreme hos­til­ity from the vil­lagers. So he sat under a nearby neem tree where he engaged in aus­tere spir­i­tual prac­tice while open to all the ele­ments. There he remained for 18 years until the vil­lagers finally rec­og­nized his great­ness as a healer and invited him in.

For the next fifty years Baba lived in a dilap­i­dated mosque he named Dwarka­mai. Yet inside this mosque Hindu rit­u­als were per­formed. Adding to everyone’s con­fu­sion, Baba was also known to reg­u­larly quote from the holy scrip­tures of both Islam and Hin­duism. No one knew for cer­tain what faith he belonged to and each group wanted to claim him as their own. How­ever, Baba was every­thing and belonged to every­one. Never answer­ing the ques­tion, he only replied, “All human beings are one. Our reli­gion is human­ity. God is One.” Truly a liv­ing embod­i­ment of the unity of all reli­gions, Baba was reg­u­larly wor­shipped by Hin­dus, Mus­lims and Chris­tians alike.

An impor­tant source of infor­ma­tion on Baba’s great and often mys­te­ri­ous life is his autho­rized biog­ra­phy the Sri Sai Satcharita, which describes his teach­ings, mir­a­cles and day-​to-​day inter­ac­tions with devo­tees. Much of Baba’s time was spent in the Dwarka­mai sit­ting in front of his dhuni, sacred fire, tak­ing on the pain and suf­fer­ing of the world. Count­less won­ders were demon­strated by Baba dur­ing the course of his life­time includ­ing giv­ing sight to the blind, heal­ing the incur­ably sick, res­cu­ing devo­tees from dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions, chang­ing water into oil, appear­ing in dif­fer­ent places at once, and also dying and com­ing back to life after three days. Through his unique, one-​on-​one style of work­ing with those who came before him Baba called for tol­er­ance and peace between all peo­ple. His mes­sage also placed pri­mary impor­tance on strong devo­tion to God and ded­i­cat­ing one­self to human­ity through service.

On Octo­ber 15th, 1918 Baba left his phys­i­cal body and took Mahasamadhi. In doing so he saved the life of one of his most beloved devo­tees and friends, Tatya. Though he left behind no for­mal teach­ings or dis­ci­ples, before exit­ing his body Baba gave “Eleven Assur­ances” to his devo­tees that he would be for­ever “active and vig­or­ous” in the their lives from his tomb. One must only call on Baba with faith and his help is imme­di­ate. He said, “If you look to me, I look to you. If you cast your bur­den on me, I shall bear it. If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once. Even after I leave my body, I shall come to the aid of my devotees.”

Today The “Shirdi Sai Baba move­ment” is the fastest grow­ing spir­i­tual move­ment on the planet. Hail­ing from all cor­ners of the globe his devo­tees are a rich and var­ied tapes­try of peo­ple from every faith and socio-​economic back­ground. The vil­lage of Shirdi has now blos­somed into the one of the world’s lead­ing pil­grim­age sites, with mil­lions flock­ing to visit Baba’s tomb and Dwarka­mai each year. Typ­i­cally it takes cen­turies for a saint’s tomb to develop such an extra­or­di­nary level of prominence.

Pro­tec­tion, guid­ance and mirac­u­lous heal­ings con­tinue to flow from Baba in ever grow­ing abun­dance. Just as he did when he was in his phys­i­cal body, Baba devel­ops a deeply per­sonal rela­tion­ship with each of his devo­tees and becomes a vital pres­ence in their lives. When describ­ing his beloved mas­ter, Sri Kalesh­war said, “Baba is the soul doc­tor to make your soul healthy, happy and glo­ri­ous.” Shirdi Sai Baba is a grand­fa­ther to the entire planet, for­ever work­ing to uplift and unite all of humankind. Sim­ply take one step towards Baba and he will take 99 towards you.

We would like to share with you the Eleven Assur­ances that Shirdi Baba gave to his devo­tees just before tak­ing mahasamadhi. Down­load Shirdi Baba’s 11 Assur­ances here


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