In the loft snow-capped peaks of the mighty Himalayas hides some of the deepest secrets of the world. One such secret is of a land of immortal beings, a secret territory that has escaped all geographical surveys so far. A place that provides the perfect environment for spiritual evolution that leads to immortality. It is believed that this place can only be reached by flying over them with the help of ‘siddhis’ or spiritual powers and that only accomplished yogis can find it.
Several attempts by mountaineers and trekkers have been made to find its exact location, all ending in failure. Even new-age satellites and other mapping technologies have failed to map it. Only great saints devoid of any bad Karma can find a place in this spiritual land by passing through psychic barriers and dimensions. The exact location is unknown as it is believed that Gyanganj artfully camouflages itself from humans, as well as mapping technologies. Some also believe that Gyanganj exists in a different plane of reality and thus cannot be detected by satellites.
Buddhists trace Shambala to Gautama Buddha who is said to have assumed the form of the Kalachakra deity before his death and delivered his highest teaching to a group of adepts and gods in south India. Among those present was King Suchandra, the first king of Shambala, who wrote down the sermons and took them back with him.
Various Buddhist texts give instructions for finding Shambala, though directions are obscure. It is assumed that only accomplished yogis will find it. The kingdom is hidden in the mists of the snow mountains and can be reached only by flying over them with the help of siddhis or spiritual powers. James Hilton's novel, Lost Horizon, about the lost kingdom of Shangri-La, was inspired by the legend of Shambala. Shangri-La has since come to mean a remote, beautiful, imaginary place where life approaches perfection; utopia, in short.
Shambala was not a figment of the imagination for Madame Blavatsky , founder of the Theosophical Society . She considered it the abode of the mahatmas or spiritual adepts, in the mountains of Tibet, Mongolia and India. They live on through centuries in various incarnations, perpetuating the knowledge of earlier, more spiritually advanced, civilizations like the Egyptian and the Greek, and teach it to worthy pupils.
One of these adepts, Koot Hoomi (or Kuthumi Baba, at least 500 years old) was Blavatsky's guru.
In India, this secret, sacred land is known as Gyanganj or Siddhashram. References to Gyanganj or secret ashrams can be found in Hindu scriptures such as Valmiki Ramayan and Mahabharat. Guru Nanak called it Sach Khand.
Closer to our time, Paramahansa Yogananda, in his celebrated Autobiography of a Yogi wrote about meeting his guru's guru's guru, Mahavatar Babaji, an immortal of great age who looks forever young and continues to live in the Badrinath section of the Himalayas.
Babaji has also appeared to some other advanced seekers and is believed to be connected with Gyanganj. For a comprehensive account of Gyanganj, Sai Kaka directs you to the writings of Gopinath Kaviraj who died in 1976. A former principal of the Government College of Sanskrit in Benaras, Kaviraj wrote a book titled Siddhabhoomi Gyanganj, which has been translated from Bengali into Hindi and published recently by Bharatiya Vidya Prakashan.
Kaviraj's main source of information was his own guru, Swami Vishudhananda, a Bengali who settled down in Benaras, a holy city in India. Vishudhananda is believed to have sojourned many times in Gyanganj where he mastered Surya Vigyan or solar science. Surya Vigyan gave him powers to manifest objects or transform one object into another by manipulating the sun's rays. In his autobiography, Yogananda describes his meeting with Vishudhananda in Calcutta and witnessing his feat of creating any perfume on demand out of thin air. Paul Brunton in his book A Search in Secret India wrote that he not only witnessed Vishudhananda create perfumes, but also bring a dead bird back to life.
My theory suggests that all this might be possible in the 4th and 5th dimensions, the video clip here shows how a sphere appears to someone stuck in the 2nd dimension.
When we apply topology (branch of mathematics) we find that the Eucidean space no longer supports, because the ratio of distance from the shortest to the longest point tends to be 1.
Also, topologically in higher dimensions the same orange would have a very small pulpy center, and most of the space inside woul be empty!
According to Hindu mythology Gyanganj resembles the structure of a lotus having eight petals. It is surrounded by snow-clad mountains. The tree of life which unites heaven, earth, and the underworld, stands at its centre. It is described as a shimmering crystal. Its occupants are immortals who are responsible for guiding the fate of the world. Residing in this mystical kingdom, they protect and nurture the spiritual teachings of all faiths and beliefs. Imparting their wisdom to others, they delicately work to influence the destiny of mankind for the good. Through the science of yoga and meditation they have gained the knowledge to live eternally and have harnessed enormous energy and knowledge that is far beyond the conceivable limits of an ordinary man.
The reason behind immortality can be, to some extent, explained by modern science. Modern science describes that aging is a disease. Scientists from all over the world including countries after a long study of aging and death, have come to a conclusion that death is not inevitable. They say that if a method is found out by which cell renewal process can be kept intact and the efficiency of the life-sustaining mechanism of the organs can be maintained, a person can live on for 1000 years and more. This is exactly what ancient Ayurveda says.
Ramayana and Mahabharata and several autobiographies gives references to existence of this mystic land in the Himalayas. Gyanganj does not only find mention in Hindu mythology but Buddhism as well. The roots of this legend can also be traced to Tibet. In Tibet, this celestial kingdom is known as 'Shambala', a word derived from Sanskrit, which means "the source of happiness". The Buddhists believe that Shambala protects secret spiritual teachings of the world. Instructions to reach this mythical land have been given in some old Buddhist scriptures, however, the directions remain ambiguous. Buddhists also believe that Gyanganj defies the rules of death. No one dies in this immortal land, and consciousness always remains alive. If Tibetan Buddhists are to be believed, at the time of horrifying chaos in the world, the 25th ruler of this Kingdom will come into sight to delicately guide the planet to a better future.
We don’t really know whether to consider the tales of Gyanganj to be true or consider them as just a bunch of made-up folklores that trickled down through centuries but, there are stories that somewhat sound convincing. Several people claim to have visited Gyanganj. Paramahansa Yogananda, in his Autobiography of a Yogi, writes about his guru’s guru’s guru, Mahavatar Babaji, an immortal sage of great age who remains forever young. Yogananda mentions the sage’s abode to be a spot pulsating with the energy of siddhas and yogis—Gyanganj. Gopinath Kaviraj, in his book Siddhabhoomi Gyanganj, details the place and its superhuman inhabitants. He talks about the experience of his guru, Swami Vishudhananda, who visited Gyanganj to learn surya vigyan or solar science. This knowledge empowered him to manifest objects and transform one object into another by manipulating the rays of the sun.
From God's viewpoint, there is nonduality. Creation and dissolution are part of the continual flow." Though there can be no evolution in a flow, Sai Kaka concedes that Gyanganj is engaged in transforming world consciousness. Maybe with the collective consciousness rising, Gyanganj will become more manifest and easily accessible to human beings.