His Holiness Anant Shri Sadguru Sadafal Devji Maharaj’s life:-
Sant Kabir who appeared about 600
years back, has proclaimed that after the passing of 5025 years of
Kali-Yuga, a true spiritual discipline will be established and he will
himself come as Sadafal Dev for the salvation of both Hindus and
Muslims. Swamiji came for this
purpose and lived up to it. He was born in a Kshatriya family of Sengar
Rajputs in the year 1888 A.D. His father Rajarshi Hanuman Singh and Mother
Maharani Mukti Devi, were both sincere devotees of God and lived in the
village Pakari in the district of Ballia in Uttar Pradesh(U.P.) India.
This dynasty of Kshatriyas
owes its origin to Sringi Rishi who performed the Yagna of Raja Dasharath
and as a result of which Rama was born to him. This Sringi Rishi was then
married with Shanta, daughter of Raja Dasharath. In this dynasty, there was
one Sri Lalji Ray who was a renowned yogi of his time and even today people
gather at his Samadhi for paying homage to him. This family has produced a
galaxy of saints such as Abhiram Baba, Jungali Baba, Bulaki Das, and Nath
Sri Sadafal Devji
was drawn towards spiritual practices from his early childhood. When he
grew up as a young man, he dug up a Guha (a cave underground) and started
sitting in a state of Samadhi. He then moved to the Himalayas and found a cave, where he
started doing his spiritual practices. This place is named as Shunya
Shikhar Ashram and even today some disciples venture to visit this pious
cave. He spent seventeen years of his young age and as a result of his
Sadhna (spiritual practice). Eternal Sadguru Sri Sukrit Dev appeared before
him in the year 1936 A.D. and bestowed upon him the power of Jagat-Guru.
Since then Swamijee started preaching the Vihangam Yoga through out India
and soon he had followers all over the country.
From his early age Swamiji had
been visualising a free India
and he was educating people about it. In the year 1920 he delivered a fiery
speech at the Dinapur cantonment and as a result he was arrested and put
behind the bar on 26thDecember, 1920. He was freed from rigorous
imprisonment on the
12th October, 1922. His prayer to God for the
freedom of India
is famous and all his disciples including in the Jail repeated it regularly
became a free nation. This was an Adhyatmic Prayog (spiritual effort)
towards the attainment of her liberty. He wrote as many as thirty-five
books of which the “Swarveda”
in Hindi poetry is unique and unparallel in
spiritual literature. It is a guide book to all practitioners of Vihangam
Yoga. Other important books of Swamiji are Vigyan Darshan, Vishwa Rajya
Vidhan, where he has depicted a new world government, Shabda Prakash, Yoga
Chandrika etc. though educated formally up to the 3rd standard only.
Swamiji could write so many good books and a very good explanation on all
the four Vedas. He used to say that whatever he had experienced and seen
within himself during Samadhi (Deep Trance), he had reproduced them in form
of books and talks.
Swamiji never approved
miraculous show by Yogis. He used to say that for doing such action, a Yogi
has to descend from his true habitation to the Mundane physical level and
perform such function through the light of consciousness. Whenever any
disciple urged for any relief or miraculous Yogic power demonstration,
Swamiji never agreed upon, however, their grief was taken away by his
Blessings. There are thousands of such actions, which have been published
in the book named “Sadguru
Swamiji named his society as
Sant Samaj on the name of his Eternal Guru, who had been referred to as “Sant” in Vedic literatures. As per his Eternal
Guru’s advice, Swamiji designed a flag for the society,
which is rectangular in shape, white in colour with a symbol in red colour.
Swamiji further proclaimed that - This white flag with the
mark on it, would certainly fly one day all over the world as per his Guru’s instruction.
Swamiji decided to leave his physical body, he requested his only son, Sri
Dharam Chandra Devji, to accept the Acharyaship of the Vihangam Sant Samaj,
to which he was most reluctant. At that stage Swamiji told him that he had
been brought to the earth only for this purpose and he must accept this
assignment at least for a period of fifteen years, after which another
Acharya, who had been deputed for this work (hinting at the present
Acharya, who was seven years old at that time) would take over. He further
told him that he is transfusing the entire knowledge and power of Sadguru
to him through his special power, though he may not realise immediately but
within three years, he would clearly visualise everything. Swamiji further
advised him to translate “Swarved” in
Hindi in his life time, (for which he gave specific notes and explanations
of its contents) and wished to get it published positively.
would not be out of context to mention that there are four types of
Sadguru. The first is the Eternal and Immortal Sadguru Sri Sukrit Deva
himself. The second type of Gurus is those liberated souls, who are
assigned a duty to perform some specific function on Earth on the errand of
the Eternal Guru or God are called “Swayam
Sadguru”. Rishi Basistha was one
such Guru. The third type of Gurus are those, who through their Sadhna earn
the grace of Sri Sukrit Deva and
are conferred the knowledge and authority of Sadguru and are called “Abhyas
Sadguru”. This type of Guru was Swami Sadafal Devji Maharaj,
himself. The last type of Gurus are those, who are bestowed the knowledge,
power and authority by any Sadguru with the sanction of Eternal Guru, are
called “Parampara Sadguru”. This is handed over as a traditional heritage and Swamiji followed
the same tradition in handing over the reins of Sant Samaj to Sri Dharam Chandra Devji.
On the occasion of Maha Kumbh festival at
in 1954, Swamiji sat in Yog Mudra and then departed from his physical body.
After leaving his body he kept giving instructions from the sky for about
fifteen minutes, which thousands of his devotees and other people could
hear his resounding voice through the sky. This was exactly in the same way
as Sri Kabir Saheb had done some five hundred years ago.
From the year 1954-1969, Acharya Sri
Dharam Chandra Devjee Maharaj propagated this Yoga within the country. He
was a profound scholar of Vedic literature. He published many books written
by Swamiji and wrote exhaustive commentary on “Swerved” giving stanza wise meaning of it’s versus. This is a marvellous
commentary, which can only be verified by giving a reading of it. He wrote
two books on Swamiji named “Divya
Jiwan Katha” and “Sadguru Divya Charitavali”. Acharya Devji Maharaj was born on Maha
Shivaratri festival day in the year 1919. He finished the mission
of his life very early, and took Samadhi at the age of 51 only in the year
1969, after transferring all his spiritual power to his devoted son, Sri
Swatantra Devji and declared him “Dwitiya Parampara Sadguru”. Since then the present Acharya Sri Swatantra DevJi Maharaj is
continuing as Sadguru of this Sant Samaj.
Born on Independence Day of India i.e. on the 15th August 1947,
the day of fruition of Swamiji’s desire, he was named by him Swatantra Dev.
The present Acharya is bearing the torch light of Vihangam Yoga, which was
lit by Swamiji and enflamed by Acharya Dharam Chandra Devji Maharaj. While
Sri Swatantra Devji was a child, Swamiji used to tell people around him
that this boy had come for fulfilling his mission. He had said to Acharya
Dharam Chandra Devji that in the third generation this knowledge of
Vihangam Yoga would be propagated throughout the world under the flag of
Sant Samaj by this Sadguru of Independent India. He had also requested him
to send Sri Swatantra Devji to Sanskrit schools so that he could express
himself through the Sanskrit medium.
Always calm, composed and looking
somewhere within himself, the present Acharya, who is an erudite scholar of
Sanskrit language, immediately influences by his magnetic personality.
Those, who go near him, soon feel a divine aura emanating from his eyes. By
having seen the light of the day on the day of Independence of India, the
present Acharya had fulfilled the first desire of Swamiji. As for his
second desire, namely the propagation of this Yoga within the four corners
of the world, all those who are witness to the resurgence of a spiritual
wave in the country will testify to it during this short period of nine
years of his Acharyaship. Thousands of people all over the country have been
benefited by his grace.
is to undertake shortly an extensive tour of many parts of the world to
show the light of the divinity through Vihangam Yoga to waylaid and forlorn
people of the world. It is also to the credit of the present Acharya that
the unique and unparallel commentary on Swerved written by the first Acharya has been published. After
taking initiation from him and practicing for a very short period, a Sadhak
starts seeing many hidden things within him, the way our Rishis use to see:
the seers of Mantras - All the Mantras which are
mentioned in the scriptures can be seen by this method of Vihangam Yoga.
saints always see through their divine eye, the location where all pervading
God is situated as a bright sun. (Rig
The God who
has been described as a man (Purusha) with thousand heads, thousand eyes
and thousand legs, enveloping the body from all sides and is situated as a
distance of ten fingers.
I know that Purusha, who is
shining like a sun and is far away from darkness. By knowing him alone, one
conquers death and there is one and only one way for it. (Yajurveda 31/18)
The God, who has a name
(Sar-shabd) and infinite glory, cannot be represented by any image.
When the Vedas say that there
is only one way to know Him, how is it that thousands of methods have
sprung up? When the true method of realisation was lost after Mahabharata
war in India,
people started searching Him at
the mental and intellectual levels and as a result, thousands of ways have
been formulated, and that is why the present chaotic situation exists in
all the religious institutions of the world.
Those, who know Brahman (God),
speak of two types of learning, one the Apara Vidya and the other the Para Vidya. The Apara Vidya covers the
four Vedas, namely Rigveda, Yajurved, SamVed, AtharvVeda, the teachings of
Siksha, Kalpa, Vyakaranam, Niruktam, Chhandah and Jyotisha & Upnishads.
Para Vidya is the true concept of the real universal
science of consciousness by which the “Supreme Being” is realised.
That Vidya, by which Akshar Brahman is seen, is Vihangam Yoga, which
can be learned at the feet of Sadguru Acharya Sri Swatantra Devji Maharaj.
Atman and Parmatman are not the subject of
imagination, rather they are to be
experienced. You need to get insight of divine-eye, through which they can
Brahman cannot be viewed through our physical eyes, not heard through the
ears. He cannot be perceived through other sense organs, nor by penance or
by rituals too. It is only through the grace of Sadguru, Brahman can be
experienced & seen.
The secret knowledge, by which Brahman can be seen, is available,
under the sanction of the Eternal
Guru, with the present Acharya as a traditional heritage. The same Yoga
was taught to Arjuna by Lord Krishna and there is a clear cut mention in
the Geeta that this Yoga remains in tradition.
Krishna mentioned in Bhagvad Geeta, “This knowledge was imparted by me to Sun God, Sun God conveyed it to His son Manu, and Manu passed on to
his son Ikshwaku”.
Thus handed down from father to son, this Yoga
remained known to Rajarshis (Royal Sages) and by great efflux of time it
has disappeared. This very Yoga has been taught to you by me, proclaimed
Each person experiences through his sense organs, and he is not
aware of any internal experience within himself. He finds himself in a
state of continuous tension and is unsatisfied and unbalanced due to
excessive sensual enjoyments. He is seeking peace of mind through his sense
organs but sometimes get more agitated and desperate. There is no perpetual
peace anywhere; cruelty and violence are increasing day by day. As a
result, there is mutual distrust, dissension and despair with its climax in
the effluent society of the world, where all the physical facilities are
late more people are inclined towards religion and are sincerely performing
their religious rituals with a view of achieving peace of mind. The present
civilisation and culture depends on sensualism and advertisement. The
deluded people, along with some genuine seekers, not knowing the true method,
are flocking around so called Self styled Sadguru/Gods, who of late have a
mushroom growth and are capable of showing magic (deluding tricks) based on scholastic knowledge. All
their practices are at the physical level of the body, mind & Intellect
and hence Seekers are not getting internal peace, they need most. This
civilisation and culture, which has the senses based for its practice and
propaganda is bound to disintegrate
with the dawn of true method of internal experience and Realisation. This
need is being fulfilled by Vihangam Yoga, where everything is done through
the light of consciousness at the conscious level of Chidakash.
the properties, knowledge, behaviour and functions of this level of
Vihangam Yoga are also conscious. That ever blissful Brahman is conscious,
which is base and origin of Sar-shabd. (Swerved)
The conscious soul (at the
level of Chidakash) hears everything without ears, moves without legs,
performs various actions, without arms, enjoys every taste without mouth
and is a great Yogi who speaks without voice.
(Ram Charita Manas)
Let the sincere and unbiased seekers of true knowledge and
Realisation come to this saint, Sadguru
Acharya Sri Swatantra Dev Jee Maharaj, earn his grace and learn the
secret method of Vihangam Yoga. This method is the easiest of the easy and
can be practiced by people of every age, gender, cast, creed, and of any
religious faith. Even a daily practice of 10-15 minutes leads to immediate
internal experience and realisation.
flow of knowledge of Atman-Vidya is from that all-pervading Brahman which
is fountain head of all the knowledge’s. Its propagation cannot be checked by any power howsoever strong it may be.
This is the proclamation of the Eternal,
Immortal Guru of the creation who is no less than God.
lord Sri Sukrit Deva, Swami Sri Sadafalal Devji, Acharya Sri Dharam Chandra
Devji and the present Acharya and my Guru Parampara Sadguru Sri Swatantra
Devji Maharaj inspire and guide those sincere seekers of knowledge, who
happen to read this article, think, introspect dispassionately and learn
this immortal and everlasting method of Vihangam Yoga for true Realisation
and Jivan Mukti (Salvation).