Babamani’s teachings combine to make intellectual understanding a firm foundation upon which to erect our devotional practices. He had the gift of weaving (moksha)etenlal life, wisdom, with bhakti, devotion. He tought an aspirant how to move from the intellectual contemplation of the whys and hows of creating a discipline, to the practical applications of actually sitting for prayer of the Great Mantra Pranava – “OM”. He clearly explained how to sit, how to breathe, how to attain oneness with the Guru and oneness with the God & Goddess.
Babamani dedicated his entire life to work & worship. His selfless love was visible in all his actions. He was generous beyond measure and had a truly divine sense of humor. He inspired by example, and to see Babamani performed Samabeta Upasana created a desire in the blessed observer to also worship the Divine. To hear him chant filled with the bhava of inspired enthusiasm, creates a desire in us to learn the mantras; to watch him, sparks a desire to experience that same depth of absorption.
Like a master craftsman, he utilised all the tools of chanting: mantra, pranayama and asana; with focused attention and profound respect, he transformed every ritual into an offering of love and surrender.
What is even more extraordinary is that he was able to maintain the same bhava in all actions. Whether he was performing a upasana, chanting at the Bigraha “OM”, tirelessly working for writing letters, chopping wood for the work, making brick for Ashrama or helping in construction or maintenance of the ashram, he maintained that same loving Bhava, because they are all offerings for the Beloved God. Babamani told being spiritual means giving more than we take. Living the life of a brahmin means conforming one’s behavior to those who have lived the ideal. It is only then that we can genuinely transform ourselves into really pure and silent divine beings. His deep love, his intuitive understanding and his spiritual experience is evident in every bani and books. He not only wrote books, but he was a living testament to its ideal and philosophy. He brings to life every character within the scriptures with such intensity, that we begin to realize that these very same characters exist within us. We then are able to learn how we can purify ourselves until we, too, realize our own Divinity!