Kṛpā kā Jharanā
The Waterfall of Grace

Part VI

An Account of the Gurupurnima Celebration Satsang
with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Shree Muktananda Ashram and Gurudev Siddha Peeth
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Living and Serving
Gurumayi Chidvilasananda’s Tribute to Shri Devendra Paliwal

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During the Gurupurnima satsang Gurumayi spoke with great love about
Shri Devendra Paliwal, one of the managers of Gurudev Siddha Peeth, who passed away on June 28.

Gurumayi said:

Just yesterday evening I decided that I would celebrate this auspicious occasion of Gurupurnima with all of you. The joy I felt in my heart was indescribable!

When I decided to talk with you and listen to you, first and foremost I remembered Devendra Paliwal ji. I came to know about Paliwal ji’s passing by chance; no one specifically told me that Paliwal ji had passed away. But there is always someone who knows—Bade Baba knows, Baba ji knows.

Before his passing, when I had first learned that Paliwal ji’s condition had worsened, right away I asked a sevite to call Mrs. Paliwal ji, Manish, and Hansita and Manav, to let them know that Gurumayi ji remembers them a lot. And after Paliwal ji passed away, I asked the sevite to call them again and share that Paliwal ji was a great soul and will always remain so for us.

Many amongst you know him because you offered seva with him. And many of you may not know him; so Ami, after this satsang please let everyone know about him and what an extraordinary sevite he was. Paliwal ji was a great center leader in Udaipur in the 1980s. He loved Baba very much.

We will miss him a lot. In 1987 when I was traveling in India, holding satsangs and Shaktipat Intensives, Paliwal ji oversaw the teachings visit in Udaipur. I will always remember his incredible dedication to ensuring that as many new seekers as possible could receive the Siddha Yoga teachings.

When I heard that he had passed away on June 28, I felt that he was being so considerate—he waited until my birthday celebration had concluded before leaving this world. For me, that is true anukampā in action. His timing reminded me of how he never wished to create any kind of obstacle for the work of Siddha Yoga. His only focus was getting the work done. He offered his mind, his heart, and his life completely to Siddha Yoga. This will always be true for Paliwal ji.

He was about to become a grandfather in a few weeks. He was about to receive so much happiness from this occasion. However, since now Paliwal ji will not be physically present for this celebration, I would like to request that you all share amongst yourselves the happiness he would have felt. And may your heart's wish, the call of your heart, reach this new life that is about to take birth, this soul soon to be born. Make sure to send this soul the blessings from Bade Baba, Baba ji, and all the Siddhas.

I also heard that although Mrs. Paliwal ji, Manav, Hansita, Manish, and all his family members and friends are mourning Paliwal ji’s passing, they have accepted it with grace and dignity—which were two of Paliwal ji’s most memorable qualities. They shared that not long before he became ill, Paliwal ji had distributed copies of Baba ji’s book Does Death Really Exist? to family members and friends. He told them, "When someone dies, you should not cry; it is their time to go. Remember them with love and live your life well." His loved ones felt that Paliwal ji knew that soon he would reach Baba ji.

But it is all right to still be a little annoyed with him about his leaving all of us. What was the great hurry, Paliwal ji? There is so much seva to be done in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, and you excelled in offering seva—so why this hurry?

My mandate to all of you is that you wish to live a long and healthy life, and that every plan you make in your life support the fulfillment of this wish. And may you wish the same for others. There is no reason to run hurriedly anywhere. The experience of merging with Baba ji is available to you now, while you are still living and serving on this planet.



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Shri Devendra Paliwal

December 24, 1953 – June 28, 2014
Devendra Paliwal ji

Shri Devendra Paliwal, the Facilities Manager of Gurudev Siddha Peeth in Ganeshpuri, India, passed away peacefully on June 28 in Mumbai.

Paliwal ji began following the Siddha Yoga path more than three decades ago, after receiving shaktipat initiation from Baba Muktananda in January 1982. Soon afterwards Paliwal ji introduced his family to the Siddha Yoga path and established a Siddha Yoga meditation center in his home in Udaipur, in Rajasthan, India. He worked in Udaipur as chief engineer for the Taj Group of hotels. He offered seva for many years as the center leader and as a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher, facilitating teaching and learning events.

Paliwal ji’s devotion to Gurumayi and the Siddha Yoga mission led him to apply to become a Gurukula student in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, beginning in 2001. He served as the Facilities Manager for the Ashram. His wife, Pushpa, and their children, Hansita and Manish, were also inspired to offer seva in the Ashram.

A dedicated Siddha Yoga student, Paliwal ji loved to meditate, chant, and contemplate the Siddha Yoga teachings; he often expressed his sadhana experiences and understandings through poetry. Those who offered seva with him were inspired by his unstinting devotion and commitment to serving Shri Guru. Paliwal ji was appreciated by all who knew him for his ability to listen, his kind and soft-spoken manner, and the warm encouragement he gave others to succeed.

Paliwal ji is survived by his father, Shri Atmaprakash and his mother Shrimati Lakshmi Devi, of Udaipur; his wife, Pushpa; their son, Manish Paliwal, and daughter-in-law, Yuvika, of Mumbai; and their daughter, Hansita Gupta, who lives with her husband, Manav, in New Jersey, USA. Hansita and Manav are expecting their first child in September 2014.

Shri Devendra Paliwal
Devendra Paliwal ji
Bio of Paliwal ji in Hindi
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