Om Shri Gurudevaya Namah
Time has come to
share with you our sorrow. Baba Buddhanath Das has left his mortal body
on 2nd-September-2006, at Cuttack. It took us time to get over the
sudden jolts we all experienced. It was unannounced and sudden for us,
though, it was no surprise for him.
Although the news
came as a sudden shock, Baba was aware in advance as we surmise from the
incidents following his passing of the mortal body.
He had ordered a
special chair to be seated on and buried in Garoi Ashram, which arrived
a few hours after he left his body. His mortal coil was taken to Garoi
and buried before the next sunrise, as per the instructions of Shri
Achyuta through Tamrapothi. Many of his devotees followed his last
wishes in minutest details. Few days before when Baba left for Cuttack
from Garoi, he had made “marks” at two spots at the backyard of Ashram.
Shri Achyuta, through Tamrapothi, instructed to give Baba “Samadhi
(bury)” at one of those marks; that was Baba’s wish and intention of
“marking” the spots. Some months before, on several occasions, Baba
started giving indication of his “demise”, often mentioning that his
body is becoming old and he has to leave it, although he would continue
to look after his devotees when called from heart. Two days before the
day he departed from his mortal body, he started singing Bhajans and
Songs, instructing what to do with his body and belongings when he
leaves the body. On the particular day, in the afternoon, Baba went
inside his room in Cuttack, after meeting and talking to all who were
present. Having solitude, he sat in a meditative posture and left his
body through the medium of Yoga; a few hours later, two of his devotees
realized that it is a long while and went inside the room only to see
his lifeless body in a meditative posture. He was taken to Garoi Ashram,
being seated on the special chair that he had ordered in advance, and
was given "Samadhi". The last rituals were performed as per the
instructions of the Pothi.
Even if Baba has
left, Pothi is working under his instructions getting advice from
Mahapurusha Achyutananda, and is expected to work until the Karma
(spiritual tasks) of Baba are completed. Baba still continues to advise
devotees in need through the medium-of-mind (Swapnadesha- dream
instructions), and provides instructions on performing the Yuga Karma.
His physical body is no more there, but his “Spiritual existence” is
beyond these limitations and he continues to fulfill his tasks of Yuga
Karma. Recently, the much awaited Sialdah Yagna, as written in Achyuta’s
Malika, was completed in Sialdah, West Bengal under the instructions of
Baba/Pothi and the intentions of Yagna were fulfilled.
We all believe that
Baba is present in ethereal form and showering his blessings on the
devotees. But, human being human, we all miss him a lot, we miss those
direct interactions and talks, we miss his direct “Darshan”, and he and
his words will always live in our hearts.