A transforming presence

By Shivi Verma

September 2012

Shivi Verma comes back uplifted after an encounter with Dadashreeji, a direct disciple of Mahavtar Babaji

The opening sentence of the letter inviting me to profile Dadashreeji, a master living in the outskirts of Mumbai, had a mystical appeal which was hard to dismiss. The appointment was on the auspicious Guru Purnima day.

As I readied to meet him in his ashram called Shantikshetra Premagiri Ashram near Karjat, I envisioned a huge building somewhere in the foothills of the Western Ghats. The picture of a big white-pillared structure, populated with scores of milling disciples, making a beeline to bow before a grave and important-looking man crept up in my imagination. After an unimaginably long and exhausting journey lasting upto four hours, I met Mitra Shankh, Dadashreeji’s disciple at the Neral junction. Soon the car had left behind the settlements and was bumping along the snaking road at high speed, in the interiors of uninhabited, untamed terrains of hilly wilderness. After almost an hour we reached the destination.

I stepped out of the car. Green hills, an overcast drizzling sky, and the earth bursting with unruly vegetation, welcomed me cheerfully along with two other disciples. There was no tall edifice in sight. Vast swathes of green but rocky and uncultivable land surrounded the area.

  “Use all the resources to uplift or improve yourself. When all your efforts ends, allow me to work on you. You will witness that transformation you needed for long.”

A narrow pebbled path led to two huts, lined one behind the other on an isolated patch of earth. Behind the bigger hut was a small tent (presumably a makeshift kitchen) where a few women disciples in ochre robes pottered about. The road ended there because tall hills blocked the passage beyond.

Explaining the remoteness of the ashram, Shankh said, “Dadashreeji chose this place over others because it is divinely blessed by his guru, Sri Mahavtar Babaji. Moreover the difficulty of terrain ensures that only sincere
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