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.