Last Updated on December 15, 2022
Mahavatar Babaji, whose name means “Great Avatar (Revered) Father,” was the guru of Indian yogi Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya and several of his pupils. In numerous publications and biographies, these individuals refer to Babaji as their master. It is said that Babaji appeared to them between 1861 and 1935.
Mahavatar Babaji is a revered spiritual master and yogi who is said to have lived for over 400 years. He is considered by many to be a manifestation of the divine, and his teachings have inspired countless seekers on the path to enlightenment.
Born in the Himalayan region of India, Babaji is said to have received his spiritual training from the great sage, Shiva. He spent much of his life in seclusion, practicing intense spiritual disciplines and meditating in remote caves.
He emphasized the importance of spiritual practices such as yoga and meditation in achieving this goal, and taught that the key to happiness is to let go of the ego and surrender to the present moment.
Today, Babaji’s teachings continue to inspire spiritual seekers around the world, and his legacy lives on through the many students who have been touched by his wisdom. He is known for his wisdom and profound insights on the nature of reality, consciousness, and the path to enlightenment. Here are some of his most inspiring quotes.
Mahavatar Babji Quotes
1. “Even in the world, the yogi who faithfully discharges his responsibilities, without personal motive or attachment, treads the sure path of enlightenment.”– Mahavatar Babaji
2. “For the faults of the many, judge not the whole. Everything on earth is of mixed character, like a mingling of sand and sugar. Be like the wise ant which seizes only the sugar, and leaves the sand untouched.” – Mahavatar Babaji
3. “Few mortals know that the kingdom of God includes the kingdom of mundane fulfillments. … The divine realm extends to the earthly; but the later, illusory in nature, does not contain the essence of Reality.” – Mahavatar Babaji
4. “I only came here to give. If you come to doubt, I’ll give you every reason to doubt. If you come suspicious, I’ll give you every reason to be suspicious. But if you come seeking Love, I’ll show you more love than you’ve ever known.” – Mahavatar Babaji"I only came here to give. If you come to doubt, I'll give you every reason to doubt. If you come suspicious, I'll give you every reason to be suspicious. But if you come seeking Love, I'll show you more love than you've ever known." – Mahavatar Babaji Click To Tweet
5. “Love is the undisturbed balance that binds this universe together.” – Mahavatar Babaji
6. “The Divine realm extends to the earthly; but the later, illusory in nature, does not contain the essence of Reality.” – Mahavatar Babaji
7. “I love those who love others.” – Mahavatar Babaji
8. “The way to the Supreme Spirit lies through unceaseless service to humanity through the performance of one’s allotted work without a selfish thought.” – Mahavatar Babaji
9. “Wisdom shines from the temple of the pure heart. Wisdom is the crown for the structure of life.” – Mahavatar Babaji
10. “To talk of God is no belief. A man believes in God when he really believes in himself because God lives in the core of our heart.” – Mahavatar Babaji
11. “Remember that true religion does not divide but unites; does not injure but heals; does not kill but saves.” – Mahavatar Babaji
12. “Silence and meditation (mounam and mananam ) are the twin aids to peace, power and prosperity.” – Mahavatar Babaji
13. “Let the heart, the Inner Man in the heart guide you, rather than emotion and intellect.” – Mahavatar Babaji
14. “The best way to understand the state of purity is to look at the children.” – Mahavatar Babaji
15. “As the impure mind has an evil influence and infects others with evil, so pure mind has an influence for good and so transforms others in their innermost character.” – Mahavatar Babaji"As the impure mind has an evil influence and infects others with evil, so pure mind has an influence for good and so transforms others in their innermost character." Click To Tweet
16. “When somebody hits at you, do not hit back but be silent.” – Mahavatar Babaji
17. “Jivatman, the dweller in this body passes through childhood, youth and old age and then with the same ease into another body through the door of death, hence the wise are not deceived by the phenomenon of death.” – Mahavatar Babaji
18. “The wise mourn neither for the dead nor for the living.” – Mahavatar Babaji
19. “Riches maintain the societal equilibrium, or so say the people who have wealth. They tell you that similar to the balance of nature — survival of the fittest — there must be the rich, the poor and the middle classes. In one sense, this is true because man has made it so. There is another way! In the new era to come, there will be balance and harmony restored to .nature and man. All will freely find the vocation for which they are suited and love, and all shall be provided for all mankind. Swami Vishwananda often has spoken about controlling the, mind, pride and the ego. These characteristics in man will be controlled, and love will flow freely from the heart of all, for all will realize they live and have their being in the one heartbeat of the Divine.” – Mahavatar Babaji
20. “For the faults of the many, judge not the whole. Everything on earth is of mixed character, like a mingling of sand and sugar. Be like the wise ant which seizes only the sugar, and leaves the sand untouched.” – Mahavatar Babaji
21. “There is no separation for us my beloved child. Wherever you are, wherever you call me, I shall be with you instantly.” – Mahavatar Babaji
Bonus Mahavatar Babji Quote
22. “Babaji has promised to guard and guide all sincere Kriya Yogis in their path toward the Goal. Hundreds of thousands, not dozens merely, of Kriya Yogis are needed to bring into manifestation the world of peace and plenty that awaits men when they have made the proper effort to reestablish their status as sons of the Divine Father.” – Autobiography Of a Yogi
23. “”The scene was a Kumbha Mela at Allahabad,” Lahiri Mahasaya told his disciples. “I had gone there during a short vacation from my office duties. As I wandered amidst the throng of monks and sadhus who had come from great distances to attend the holy festival, I noticed an ash-smeared ascetic who was holding a begging bowl. The thought arose in my mind that the man was hypocritical, wearing the outward symbols of renunciation without a corresponding inward grace.” – Autobiography Of a Yogi
24. “‘I am washing the feet of this renunciate, and then I shall clean his cooking utensils.’ Babaji smiled at me like a little child; I knew he was intimating that he wanted me to criticize no one, but to see the Lord as residing equally in all body-temples, whether of superior or inferior men. The great guru added, ‘By serving wise and ignorant sadhus, I am learning the greatest of virtues, pleasing to God above all others—humility.'” – Autobiography Of a Yogi
25. “Be it so,’ Babaji said solemnly. ‘I shall never leave my physical body. It will always remain visible to at least a small number of people on this earth. The Lord has spoken His own wish through your lips.” – Autobiography Of a Yogi