Unity Beyond Division

The concept of "unity beyond division" was first made known to me through the teachings of Haidakhan Baba, or Babaji, a Hindu saint from the Kumaon region of Uttar Pradesh state in India. According to many of his followers, Babaji was a manifestation of Lord Shiva. He "assumed" his body around 1970 and "left it through his heart" on February 14, 1984. Babaji was an unusual saint as in his ashrams he encouraged people to celebrate not only Hindu festivals but also Christmas, Jewish New Year, Sikhs' and Muslims' holidays. During the fourteen years of his mission on Earth Babaji spoke many times about human unity and how to achieve it. These are Babaji's teachings that inspired me to create this site.  

For more information about Haidakhan Babaji and his other teachings, you may visit Wikipedia: Haidakhan Babaji

Haidakhan Babaji talks about Unity.

"We are all equal, despite the country we come from, and national differences should be ignored. We are all a unity. We must shed all jealousy and envy because they are harmful. We are all one with each other and with God." (1980-04-03)("Teachings of Babaji", P.3)

"Everyone should forget nationality: we are one here. This is a universal family. Have no idea of separation of identity: discard feelings of separateness. Serve the people with mind, body, wealth, brain.(...) Work as a unit; there is no caste or creed here; there are no difficulties." (1981-12-16)(P.11)

"The message to all of you is that the most important thing in the world is humanitarianism, or humanism. For this, we should sacrifice all our self-comfort. Do not think of yourself or your comfort, but think of others. This is the great humanitarian principle." (1981-12-24)(P.11)

"In any town there is always a central place; all the roads in the town or from out of town lead to that central place. Similarly, all religions lead to one point, and that is God Himself; and therefore following any religion you will ultimately reach God." (1981-12-24)(P.12)

"All religions are incorporated in this principle of Truth, Simplicity and Love." (1981-12-25)(P.13)

"What does one mean by humanitarian rules or humanity? Babaji says one should not have any hatred towards anyone; one should try not to let down other people; one should try to help others; one should try to love all." (1981-12-25)(P.16)

"Those who see the great God in the sun, moon, stars, earth, air, fire, and water, and always meditate on Him only, get success in life and are the true devotees.(...) He expects every human being to make this world beautiful." (1982-03-25)(P.19)

"In the eyes of God, no one is big or small. In very heart, the Consciousness there is His Reflection." (1982-03-25)(P.19)

"He (Babaji) is not preaching any new religion. He has come to preach the religion which occurred at the time of Creation, and that is the Sanatan Dharma - the Eternal Religion. He has come to preach the Sanatan Dharma only.

We can determine the date from which every religion started. For example, the Muslim religion was started by Mohammed 1400 years ago and this is recorded in their scriptures. Christianity started with birth of Christ, 2000 years ago. Before Christ and Mohammed existed, the world and its people were living. The Sanatan Dharma has been followed for thousands and millions of years and no one is able to trace the date it began. You may try to understand this spontaneous religion this way: the dharma (law or nature) of fire is to burn; the dharma of water is to be wet; the air has to blow. Can one tell on what day the fire started to burn, the water to be wet, and the air to blow? No one can say.

Sanatan Dharma is like a great ocean. From that ocean, each country has dug canals according to their needs and purposes. But canals cannot give total satisfaction as the ocean gives complete bliss. The Lord is showing a vision of the Sanatan Dharma, which is like the great ocean, and this is the greatest form of knowledge.

Until now, people only had knowledge of their canals. Now the Lord is showing us that we aren't just bubbles in a canal, but rather bubbles in the great ocean. As long as we have individuality, we are seen as bubbles; when we disappear, we are one with the ocean.

Placed before the sun in the sky, a thousand pitchers of water will reflect the sun. Then you will see that the sun in the sky is only one, but the reflections are many. (...)" (1982-03-25)(PP.20-21)

"The creation is vast and there are many doctrines. Adhere to one principle - that of truth, simplicity and love. Live in truth, simplicity and love and practice Karma yoga (the yoga of work.)." (1982-07-12)(P.34)

"Man has become enslaved by his lower nature. I have come to guide humanity to a higher path. I do not belong to any particular religion, but respect all religions. I seek the elevation of all mankind.(...)" (1982-07-12)(P.34)

"At Herakhan, no one is restricted to only one kind of devotion or learning. All have a right to their form of devotion to God. (...) We are all made from the five elements; we are all of one spirit. In all respects, we are one humanity, one human family. Limitations arise from political beliefs and world leaders who hold thinking to time, place and culture, thereby creating differences and separateness. The birthright of all mankind is to love and follow God. Limitations arise from erroneous human beliefs.(...)" (1982-10-30)(P.39)

"Remove hatred and jealousy from the heart. The same thing has been repeatedly written in the Bible and spoken through Christ. Where there is jealousy and hatred, there is no religion." (1982-12-24) (P.41)

"One can follow any religion, one can follow any practice or path, but one must be humane. At present, it is a most necessary thing for the world to become human, this is the first step.(...)" (1983-01-22) (P.47)

"Think of the earth as a mother. This is one earth. Don't be divided by thinking of yourselves as belonging to different countries. We belong to one earth. Proceed with this in mind. Look to the future with a vision of good deeds for the whole world, not just one country. Have great courage and patience - and be not afraid of water, fire or great storms - face them bravely." (1983-04-07)(P.54)

"To lead a true life, one must have firm determination and be aware that there is one Soul present in all people." (1983-04-08) (P.55)

"When the Supreme manifests and comes on to the stage of life, the ships of all world religions come to sail the seas. Books written some thousand years ago make it clear that God comes for the benefit of devotees of different religious paths and by doing so He unites the different paths - making them one. (...)" (1983-04-10) (P.57)

"The world now is in the state of turmoil. It is suffering from three kinds of pain - physical, mental, spiritual - and there is only one way of being cured from these. We have to root out inhumanity and replace it with humanity. (...) There are people in this world who, when they see someone else's house is burning, are happy. There are people who want to live in comfort at the expense of the labour of others. There is only one God, who created all men in His image. This is why we have to re-establish humanity." (1983-09-23)(P.92)

"May all be happy; may all be free from disease; may all realize what is good; may none be subject to misery." (1983-10-11) (P.95)

"(...) The thing which brings man down is attachment to his own kith and kin. When you all belong to this whole universe, where is the place for 'I' and 'mine'?(...) The only true man is one who practices 'humanism'. (...) 'Humanity' will not be elevated by lecturing and talking but we must awaken the spirit of humanism in all of mankind. Everyone must remove the differences between themselves and others and work in the world in unity; otherwise the disorder which is spreading in the world will go increasing and there will be no cure for it. There is only one way for mankind to be saved and that is by changing the hearts of all people.(...)" (1983-10-29) (P.99)

"You must have only one aim, one goal, to serve every living being in the universe." (1983-12-17) (P.109)

"Everyone must remove differences/distinctions from their hearts. There must be more stress on unity. We must put an end to all kinds of differences of opinion and other differences, too. We must step forward, keeping in mind the problems that the coming great crisis will bring." (1983-12-21) (P.110)

"We must live for humanity and die for humanity. We all must offer our lives for the welfare and security of society." (1983-12-25) (P.114)

"Calamities will fall not just on one country but on the whole universe; the whole universe is in danger. The terrible times which are approaching will engulf the whole world; the whole universe will be enveloped in this destruction." (1984-01-31) (P.119)

"Impossibilities can be turned into possibilities by sheer hard work." (1984-02-04) (P.122)

"I am everywhere - in your every breath. I come to help you realize UNITY BEYOND DIVISION. I will show you a freedom you have not imagined. You must seek that unity from whence there is an awareness that we are all one. Seek harmony in all that you do. I am harmony. If you are in peace, I am in peace. If you are troubled, I am troubled. If you are happy, I am happy. Be happy. Have faith - everything depends on faith." (back cover of "Babaji Mahavatar. The descent of Eternity into time.")


Above are a few excerpts from the "Teachings of Babaji" most relevant to the subject of human unity. You may request the whole book from Haidakhandi Samaj, P.O. Haidakhan, District Nainitial, U.P., India, PIN 263 126.

Haidakhan Babaji’s Biblio- Disco- and Filmography includes among others:

Here are some links to sites containing more information about Babaji and his teachings:

Collection of Babaji's pictures by Shamni Kapoor

Haidakhandi Samaj India

Haidakhandi Samaj UK

Babaji Net

Last modified: 2012/11/21