Bhu Samadhi

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

The bhu samadhi of Swami Dharmashakti Saraswati has become part of the Basant Panchami celebrations. It is not a loss for me or anyone. What is lost? After all, this body is given, this nature is given, this mind is given by the parents and they are alive within, the guru is there, the mother is there, the father is there. We are the living replica of them. Therefore, there is no loss, rather, the shakti contained and confined in form has become free and the spirit is soaring, preparing for the next work, which Paramahamsaji will be giving, no doubt, for definitely in this world there is a relationship between guru and disciple.

For many lifetimes the connection remains until both become one and the same. Each person looks for a competent helper and assistant, and each guru looks for a competent and able disciple, who can aid the mission and the vision, and bring happiness into the lives of many. This was seen in the nature of Swami Dharmashakti.

In my whole life, I have never heard her speak ill or think ill or speak ill of anyone. Everybody who has encountered her has come out filled with contentment, for she gave them hope, she gave them conviction, she gave them faith, she gave them optimism, she gave them the vision of a bright future in their dark life. She has always spread positivity around, in a subtle, simple and gentle manner. Such people are rare in this world. There are many seekers, but there are only a few people with great spiritual attainments. She was one of them.

I am proud to be called her son. It is a matter of great honour for to be born of such a mother is definitely a boon of God and guru.

—13 February 2013, Ganga Darshan, Munger