Vidyaratna Babaji (Swami Satyeswarananda Maharaj) was educated as a resident student for eight
years in the hermitage school.
He learned Kirya from Swami Satyananda with whom he was closely associated for long twenty
Graduated from the University of Calcutta with a B. A. Philosophy honors, received an M.A. in
philosophy specializing in Vedanta philosophy, concurrently received a LL.B.(Law) degree, and
also worked for Ph.D. program.
He was a professor of law and an advocate (attorney).
He entered into the order of Swami with the blessings of Jagatguru Sankaracharya Swami Krishna
Tirtha Bharati of Puri Gobardhan Math and Bidyananda Presided over the ceremony.
He lived in a small hut for twelve (12) years in Dunagiri Hill, Himalayas; sometimes with
Mahamuni Babaji who frequently visited him.
Suddenly, without taking a vow, he observed Continuous Silence...(akhanda mouna) for three
long years and was known as silent sage, Mouni Baba, Mouni Swami.
In 1974, he received "Kriya Sutra" the message of Mahamuni Babaji at Dunagiri Hill Himalayas.
In 1975, at the instruction of Babaji, he toured the world and lectured in European countries.
In 1976, Mahamuni Babaji initiated him into Purna Kriya in the Himalayas and commissioned him
to re-establish the Original Kriya.
In 1982, Mahamuni Babaji sent Vidyaratna Babaji to America. He was lived in America ever
He has authored more than forty-five (45) books. Some of them are as follows:
1. Babaji and His Legacy,
2. The Divine incarnation
3. Biography of a Yogi, volume 1
4. Kriya: Finding the true path,
5. The six systems (Sara Darsan), and
6. The Holy Bible: In the light of Kriya.
As a sannyasi, he lives and stays alone; and eats meals prepared by himself (swapak). Like
Mahamuni Babaji and Lahiri Mahasay, he is free of asrams, centers and organizations. As a
servant of all (sakaler das) he serves only the qualified, since and serious seekers of truth
form San Diego, California (U.S.A)
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