The moon is waning now,
but when she waxes to this month’s first quarter
the Appearance Day of
Baba Siri Chand, Maharaj.
He appeared 1494.
He disappeared 1643.
Baba Siri Chand is known as the holder of all Yogic Wisdom. Such was the legacy of this blue-bodied yogi that he was revered by Muslims, Sufis, Lamas, Hindus, Yogic Sects, ascetics, and householders alike. His being is too vast to describe in words. Below is a modest summary of some achievements of his life.
Siri Chand was the eldest son of Guru Nanak.
He inherited his father’s Udasi Robe — that is the robe Guru Nanak wore while he traveled around the world sharing wisdom. By gifting this robe, Guru Nanak entrusted Siri Chand to care for all the yogis, so Siri Chand travelled and quickly came to be known as the leader of the renunciate yogis who chose the Udasi Path.
He united all yogis.
At a time when there was much divisiveness amongst the various sects of yogis, Baba Siri Chand restored harmony. Eventually, he was able to unite all the schools of yoga. With grace and ease, he taught ways to awaken radiant oneness consciousness among clashing yogis. Baba Siri Chand’s presence induced these yogis to relate to a genuine sense of ultimate connection.
He sealed peaceful co-existence
of renunciates and householders.
Baba Siri Chand is also honored for his act of conferring the seal of Raj Yoga during his famous encounter with Guru Ram Das. During this one particular meeting between the lead Yogi and the Guru, a significant interconnection crystalized. From this meeting onward, it would be vastly understood that even if a yogi has perfected every yogic teaching in the universe, his powers mean nothing if that yogi does not have humility.
In the words of Yogi Bhajan …
“Sri Chand was the eldest son of Guru Nanak. He was Baal Yogeswar. 151 years he served the entire humanity and never looked more than 12 years in his appearance. He was always in his subtle body. Very few people met him in physical terminology, but everywhere he appeared in his radiant body, in perfect form and shape.”
~ Yogi Bhajan
Ageless Body / Golden Body
Baba Siri Chand perfected the ability to harness his Ojas to preserve his vitality such that his physical body did not advance into puberty and old age. This is called the Golden Body. Achieving this demands extraordinary inner mastery of combining refined Ojas (purified sexual energy) with crystalized Chitta (purified consciousness). For deeper explanation of this, please see the Moving Breath and Moving World video.
The Subtle Body is the energy of willpower. The Subtle Body gives us the Keep Up spirit. The Subtle Body carries the soul when a human life ends and it is time to leave the body. Everyone has a Subtle Body. Advanced yogis know how to travel in this Subtle Body and can appear in their Subtle Body almost as if they are physically present.
The Radiant Body is the projective power with which the purified consciousness can beam. Consciousness can reach far into the sensitive space and sacred space. Every being has a radiant body. Master Yogis can beam their consciousness and even transfer consciousness with the energy of the Radiant Body. When a yogi has a magnetic being that attracts treasures and blessings, it is because he has refined his Radiant Body.
The Rainbow Body is mastery of all five elements. This means the physical body is no longer influenced by the five elements. This does not mean that the body turns rainbow color; it has nothing to do with color. The Rainbow Body means that none of the elements can destroy or effect the physical body. When the yogi chooses to discard a body that has achieved the Rainbow Body, he must destroy himself from within himself.
The Blue Body can refer to the ash yogis spread over their bodies to remember death, but the color blue has other significance, too. Baba Siri Chand is recognized as blue because he embodies the vastness of sky blue and ocean blue. The color blue also signifies that he was a being who attained the greatest spiritual heights, yet he chose to remain active in the human world. Instead of living as a recluse in a cave, he chose to unite the yogis. He chose to meet with Guru Ram Das to seal the throne of Raj Yoga so that both renunciates and householders could live in harmony and mutual respect.
From The Third Eye to the Crown Chakra
We bow to Baba Siri Chand whose guidance we must call upon when we want to journey from Self Realization to Ultimate Realization. If you wish to connect with him, begin by learning some of his mantras. Become receptive and let him guide you.
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