(Autobiography of Pujya Gurudev continued from the previous issue)
After the work at Mathura had been stabilized on a satisfactory footing, I received the third call from the Himalayas
in which there was indication about the next phase of the assignment to be given to me. There had been considerable pressure in the continuing phase of work, which had resulted in exhaustion, although success had been achieved. Under these circumstances, this invitation for recharging the battery was most welcome.
I set out for the pilgrimage on the prescribed day in June 1971. There was no difficulty as I was familiar with the route. The cold was also not as severe as it was at the time of my first pilgrimage. I also did not feel loneliness. I was escorted by Gurudev’s messenger from Gomukh to Nandanvan, as usual. The auspicious moment to which I was keenly looking forward throughout the journey ultimately arrived. After exchange of reverent courtesies and blessings, the impartation of guidance started.
Gurudev said, "You have to leave Mathura and shift to Hardwar and start the work of reviving the rishi
traditions. You will recall that when you came here for the first time you had met rishis living in this region in their astral bodies and each of them had expressed distress at the extinction of their traditions and you had promised that you would accomplish this task. This time you have been summoned for this purpose".
"God has no physical form. Whenever something epoch-making is sought to be achieved, rishis, who remain engrossed in tapascarya bestow their powers on Devatmas, great personages and get the work done through them. Vishvamitra took Bhagavan Rama to his Ashram (hermitage) on the pretext of defending his yagya, trained him in Bala (Gayatri) and Atibala (Savitri) Vidyas (spiritual knowledge) and got the citadel of demoniac forces demolished, thus paving the way for the establishment of Rama- Rajya (rule of truth
and righteousness). Shri KriÌna had gone for studies to Sandipan rishi
and returned after he had been duly imparted the message of the Gita, his role in Mahabharata epoch and in carrying forward the rishi
tradition of Sudama. Ancient scriptures are full of descriptions how rishis moulded great personages and got important work accomplished through them, although they themselves always remained engrossed in spiritual pursuits, sadhana, research etc. It is this work which you have to accomplish".