My first meeting with Yogi Ramaiah

My first meeting with Yogi Ramaiah



I met Yoga Ramaiah in 1993. By that time, I had been studying yoga and meditation for many years. My meeting with Yogi Ramaiah happened completely unexpectedly. Of course, nothing accidental happens in life; everything is the result of causal relationships. What may seem spontaneous and even random, in fact with mathematical precision embodies a deep spiritual connection from past lives.


My father, Professor of philosophical and sociological faculty of Moscow State University, was open to all new ideas, concepts, theories and teachings by virtue of his nature, and also because of scientific interests. When somebody informed him that an Indian Guru was coming to Moscow with a seminar, my father decided to take part in the program without hesitation.


It was very interesting for my father to learn about meditation and the philosophy of Kriya Yoga, besides meeting a living Yoga Guru in the early 90s was interesting indeed. It is worth reminding, that in Soviet times meditation and yoga were officially banned in Russia. In the early 90s, many Indian and Tibetan Gurus began to visit Russia more frequently, and the Russians finally got the opportunity to travel to India and Nepal in order to learn meditation and yoga. It was an amazing epoch of hopes and dramatic changes in the life of the whole country and the destinies of people.

Strange might be the fact that I did not attend Yogi Ramaiah's seminar in Moscow, although it would seem that I should have been interested in the arrival of the Indian Guru much more than my father, because for me yoga was always a matter of life. Verily, all that happens is the providence of God.

Events developed rapidly

After the Kriya Yoga workshop, Yogi Ramaiah invited my father and a group of Russian students to visit him in India for a more in-depth study of Kriya Yoga and philosophy. My father decided not to go, instead of him I went as a part of a small group of about ten people. Thus, for the first time I travelled to India where I met Yogi Ramaiah.


Events developed rapidly. The final decision to go to India for a few months came literally a week before I left. When I arrived in India, for some time I could not believe that all this was really happening, the hot sun was shining above my head, cows roamed lazily through the streets.


Arriving in India, I had little idea who Yogi Ramaiah was. It was clear that everything that happened to me was subject to a higher will. I went to the Guru, whom I knew practically nothing about. Probably, it was the most ideal occurrence, because my mind did not take part in decision-making, I just watched the events happening to me.


On the way to India, I learned some details about Yoga Ramaiah from my new friends with whom I went on this unexpected trip. Our group consisted of approximately ten people, all were from Moscow, and by that time all of them were already familiar with Yoga Ramaiah, only I was traveling, having little idea where I was going and who the Guru, whose ashram the fate brought me to, was.


Only on the way they showed me a couple of photos of Yoga Ramaiah and told some fragmentary information about the tradition. Divine Providence has completely taken over all events, leaving not even the slightest opportunity for the illusion of my free choice to arise.


I walked through the magnificent park of the Theosophical Society

We arrived in Delhi, then took domestic flights to the very south of India in the city of Madras, which is now called Chennai. In the noisy and crowded Chennai, we stopped at the house of Yoga Ramaiah, although he himself was not there at that moment. He was waiting for us in his main ashram, which was located in his native village far from the south of Chennai.


In Chennai, I visited the church of the Apostle Thomas, which was located on the next street. To my great surprise I learned that the relics of the Apostle Thomas were preserved in this beautiful cathedral, he is also called the Apostle of India. I also managed to visit the Theosophical Society founded by Elena Blavatsky.


I walked around the famous and magnificent park of the Theosophical Society, admired the huge fabulous trees and enjoyed the aroma of flowers, vividly imagining how a hundred years ago Blavatsky could have walked along the same path.


I seemed to meet a well-known person

Three days later, we went on a long car trip to the village, where the main ashram of Yoga Ramaiah was located. I got out of the car, right in front of the entrance to the small ashram stood Yogi Ramaiah, thus, my first meeting with the teacher took place. Until that moment, I had already seen several of his photographs, so I had some idea of ​​what he looked like, but what I saw exceeded my expectations.


Despite his advanced age, by the time we met he was over 70 years old, Yogi Ramaiah was an amazingly athletic physique, by his movements it was clear that he was in great physical shape. He was dressed in traditional white Indian clothes, with long gray beard, and rosaries from the seeds of the sacred Rudraksha tree hung on his neck. He stood confidently barefoot on the ground, the long nails on his legs and arms immediately caught my attention.


The keen and penetrating look of Yoga Ramaiah was full of bliss and joy. It seemed that I met a well-known person. From the very first moment he talked to me as if we had known each other for a very long time.


The next day, he gave me some sort of household task with the appearance that I had always lived in his ashram. There was a feeling that everything around was well known to me, as if I had returned home after a long absence.




I walked through the magnificent park of the Theosophical Society

We we arrived to Delhi, and then domestic flights to the very south of India in the city of Madras, which is now called Chennai. In the noisy and crowded Chennai, we stopped at the house of Yoga Ramaiah, although he himself was not there at that moment. He was waiting for us in his main ashram, which was located in his native village far south of Chennai.


In Chennai, I visited the church of the Apostle Thomas, which was located on the next street, and to my great surprise I learned that it was in this beautiful cathedral that relics of the Apostle Thomas, who is also called the Apostle of India, rest. I managed to visit the Theosophical Society founded by Elena Blavatsky.


I walked around the famous and magnificent park of the Theosophical Society, admired the huge fabulous trees and enjoyed the aroma of flowers, vividly imagining how a hundred years before me, perhaps Blavatsky walked along the same path.


I seemed to meet a well-known person

Three days later, we went on a long car trip to the village, where the main ashram of Yoga Ramaiah was located. I got out of the car, right in front of the entrance to a small ashram stood Yogi Ramaiah, so my first meeting with the teacher took place. Until that moment, I had already seen several of his photographs, so I had some idea of ​​what he looked like, but what I saw exceeded my expectations.


Despite his advanced age, by the time we met he was over 70 years old, Yogi Ramaiah was an amazingly athletic physique, by his movements it was clear that he was in great physical shape. He was dressed in traditional white Indian clothes, a long gray beard, and rosaries from the seeds of the sacred Rudraksha tree hung on his neck. He stood confidently barefoot on the ground, the long nails on his legs and arms immediately struck me.


The keen and penetrating look of Yoga Ramaiah was full of bliss and joy. It seemed that I met a well-known person, he also talked to me from the very first moment as if we had known each other for a very long time.


The next day, he gave me some sort of household task with the appearance that I always lived in his ashram. There was a feeling that everything around was well known to me, as if I had returned home after a long absence.




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Dubravka
Dubravka
Thank you.
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Polina Boudko
Polina Boudko
Svatislav thank you very much .
It is extraordinary .
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Nikita Buyanov
Nikita Buyanov
Thank very good info
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Christine
Christine
I learnt so much about Yoga Ramaiah from your books. I am dreaming about seeing his house and learn more about this incredible person. Thank you so much revealing him to us!
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Thank you Svyatoslav. Very interesting Article
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Dario
Yogi Ramaiah wasn't so famous during his lifetime, but he made a significant impact on the world.
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