His Holiness Bhaktaraj Maharaj : Guru of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale

Source of Inspiration for Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale’s mission

H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj – Sanatan’s Seat of Faith

Ever since H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj (H.H. Baba) accepted Paratpar Guru (Dr) Athavale as His disciple in 1987, He blessed Him immensely at the gross as well as the subtle level.

Educating Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale through various events and the consequent spiritual progress made by Him is only by H.H. Baba’s grace. A detailed account of their Guru-disciple relationship is given in Sanatan’s Holy text series ‘Ideal Disciple’, ‘Guru’ and ‘Teachings of H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj’.

H.H. Baba is the source of inspiration for the mission of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale. It is because of H.H. Baba’s resolve and blessings that the mission of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale is spreading rapidly and is simply beyond words. Yet, people should understand the love showered by H.H. Baba on Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, His blessings for the mission of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale. Some incidences are mentioned here.


1. H.H. Baba appreciated Paratpar Guru (Dr.)
Athavale while conversing with seekers 

Once H.H. Baba said, “Whatever Doctor (H.H. Dr. Athavale) is doing today is the most superior of sevas. You will see that how Doctor spreads my Name and my bhajans across the world. I will become world-famous.” – Mr. Shashikant Pandit (Nagpur, Maharashtra, 23.12.2013)


2. Words of praise from H.H. Baba
about the spiritual authority of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale

Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale pays obeisance to His Guru with bhav

A. In 1989, once when I sat with others for a meal, H.H. Baba said, “Do not sit there. Sit separately. You are different from others !”

B. In 1990, as per the tradition, the night before Gurupournima, H.H. Baba was to sing His bhajans in a hall at Narsobawadi. Before singing the bhajans, H.H. Baba asked me to sit in the first row and while introducing me, He said, “Whatever I say in poetry form, he narrates in prose form”.

C. In 1991, H.H. Baba would say to others about me, “He is liberated”.

D. In 1992, upon expressing a desire to remain in the state of equanimity, H.H. Baba said to me, “Equanimity is not your destination. You have to go beyond”.

E. During the Gurupournima of 1992, I was standing next to H.H. Baba to introduce Him to the devotees seeking His darshan. After paying obeisance to H.H. Baba, devotees seeking darshan would pay obeisance to me too with folded hands. I was not comfortable with this and asked them not to do so. At that time H.H. Baba said, “If they have bhav, let them pay obeisance.”

F. In November 1992, H.H. Baba said to Mr. Shivaji Vatkar (of Mumbai) on 4-5 occasions, “Dr. Athavale remembers His real self.”

G. In 1993, H.H. Baba said to Ms. Seema Garud, one of His disciples, “People will worship Him one day”.

H. In 1994, H.H. Baba said to one of His disciples, “Only two seekers chant continuously. One is Jyoti (Inge, a German lady-seeker) and the other is Doctor (Dr. Jayant Athavale) !”

I. In 1995, an astrologer came to H.H. Baba. He studied H.H. Baba’s horoscope. While introducing me to him, H.H. Baba said, “Our horoscopes are one and the same !”

J. On 15.5.1995, H.H. Baba said to me, “You are already dead (Your ego is dissolved). Any Saint you visit will say the same thing !”

– Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale


3. H.H. Baba commencing Paratpar Guru (Dr.)
Athavale’s mission to spread Spirituality 

During H.H. Baba’s stay at Nashik in 1991, He told Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale to carry out the mission of spreading Spirituality and educating people about it under the banner of ‘Sanatan Bharatiya Sanskruti Sanstha’. In this way, H.H. Baba Himself named Sanatan and in this manner, commenced the mission of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale to spread Spirituality.


4. Blessings of H.H. Baba
to the mission of spreading Spirituality 

H.H. Baba blessed me for the spread of Spirituality in next few years as given ahead.
In 1992 : Spread Spirituality all over Maharashtra
In 1993 : Spread Spirituality all over Bharat
In 1995 : Spread Spirituality all over the world

A. H.H. Baba gifting His own car
to Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale for spreading Spirituality

I said to H.H. Baba in 1993, “My car is old and I have no money to buy a new one; it is difficult for me to move around for spreading Spirituality”.

He immediately gave His car to me along with a flag on it as His blessings in 1993 and said, “Travel everywhere with this flag to spread Spirituality”.

Today, this car is in Sanatan’s Ashram at Devad, Panvel.

B. H.H. Baba provided funds for spreading Spirituality to
Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, who was short of money

After being blessed with a Guru, I used to offer some money to H.H. Baba from time to time. Yet, the bhav that ‘Everything belongs to the Guru, who am I to sacrifice ?’ did not touch me. Later, due to reduction in the number of patients, my ability to offer donations to H.H. Baba reduced substantially.

In January 1993, I offered Him Rs. 2,000. H.H. Baba returned the money and said, “I must be giving you money to spread Spirituality”. In February 1993, H.H. Baba came to Morchondi to celebrate Mahashivaratra. We could not offer Him anything at that time. डू On the contrary, He gave us money for filling petrol in our car and Rs. 500 for our return journey. Due to this, we were feeling bad. Instead of we donating to the Guru, it was He who was bearing our expenses.

We narrated our feelings to His chief disciple H.H. Ramanand Maharaj. Ramanand Maharaj said, “Once you have placed the entire burden on the Guru, He looks after your needs !”  In the same month, we offered a small amount to H.H. Kane Maharaj; He also returned the money. Thus, we again perceived that all Saints are the same.

– Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale (1993)

C. H.H. Baba presented a chariot
with Shrikrushna and Arjun to Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale

On 9.2.1995, during the Amrutmahotsav of H.H. Baba, He called Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, Dr. Pandurang Marathe and me.

He told us the importance and greatness of Shrikrushna-Arjun relationship for nearly 45 minutes. Later, He gave a silver chariot with Shrikrushna and Arjun to Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale and said, “Keep this in the proposed office in Goa”.

– Mr. Prakash Vasudev Joshi, Ponda, Goa.

Front view of Sanatan’s Ashram At Ramnathi, Ponda, Goa

(As predicted by H.H. Baba, Sanatan’s Head office as well as the Ashram are located in Goa. The silver chariot with Shrikrushna and Arjun given by H.H. Baba to Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale is still kept there. – Compiler)


5.‘I will manage the affairs of Sanatan !’
H.H. Baba assures Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale

In February 1995, Amrutmahotsav of H.H. Baba was celebrated at Indore. At that time, H.H. Baba stood up suddenly and said to Mr. Sharad Meher, “I will manage the affairs of Sanatan !”

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