This year it will be the 23rd anniversary of Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi Tapas Purti that devotees are celebrating.
Whenever Shri Guru Maharaj was physically not in Dehra Dun, Babaji used to practice 6 to 7 hrs of meditation and finally guided and blessed by Shri Guru Maharaj Swamiji, Babaji did five years of Tapas.
As Shri Guru Maharaj always told when one can sit for more than 10 hrs in a stretch then one can do Tapas. It was purely Guru’s grace that one could do Tapas. You totally burn all habits of the mind and make it regain pure consciousness.
Then it merges with SELF. Before that your ability to keep quiet mentally. This was possible for Baba only with the grace of Guru. For others it could be faith, speculations, etc..only a Self Realized can know. Only Guru knows.
We pray on this auspicious day of Kartik Purnima at the lotus feet of Shri Guru Maharaj to bless you all with the purity of mind, peace, happiness, and to be fortunate always.
With love and blessings
Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi