|An old tree on the
outskirts of Ramanathpur where Baba used to meditate and do sadhana (spiritual practices).
Picture was taken in 1986.
"Baba told me he used to come and sit inside this tree to do worship and
meditation. He pounded on the ground at a spot just near here and recited some Sanskrit
and I was told it was the place, in not-so-ancient times, where women performed
"sati," or self immolation. He said that at that time it was all jungle, and the
roots of this tree formed a complete enclosure with just enough room for a man to
"She is the only Mother of the Universe. In Her only lies all the Forces of the
cosmos. It is Her sole desire to manifest Her Force in all the living and non-living
objects. Her manifold disintegration into endless combinations, both in the sphere of form
and formless, shall not confiscate Her wholesome Energy.