Thursday 30 th August 1979 was the day that our beloved Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa had chosen to end His divine leela upon this earth.
Thursday 30 th August 1979 was the day that our beloved Gurudev Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa had chosen to end His divine leela upon this earth. Jeevanpran Swamibapa awoke as usual at 2.00 am and performed His daily rituals of meditation, chanting and scripture recitals. Jeevanpran Swamibapa then bathed and performed His puja before He and the sants then went to the Mandir for darshan and aarti. Jeevanpran Swamibapa, His sants and devotees then departed to visit the Lake District . At 10 am, they arrived at Lake Windermere. Hundreds of disciples had also gathered from throughout the country and many other people who were in Windermere on that day became attracted towards Jeevanpran Swamibapa and came to have this divine darshan.
The visit began with a tour of the huge Lake Windermere on a cruiser boat. Jeevanpran Swamibapa and our beloved Acharya Swamishree were sitting on the same seat, and Swamibapa was chanting with a mara. All of a sudden, Jeevanpran Swamibapa stood up, grabbed Acharya Swamishree and They lovingly embraced. This embrace was captured by the photograph we all know as the “bhet na murti,” and because of this photograph, we are still able to have the divine darshan of this famous leela.
Throughout the boat ride and the rest of the day, there was a constant dialogue between Jeevanpran Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree. No one knows what They were saying to each other nor could anyone understand Them, as if they were speaking in a divine language. After the boat ride, everyone congregated on a hill by the side of Lake Windermere and a sabha was held. Swamibapa showered His divine ashirwad over everyone. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day. Swamibapa pointed to the sky and said, “Look at the sky. It is covered with what looks like lines of clouds that have been drawn over it. These are not clouds. These are the marks of all the deities and incarnations, who have come for the darshan of this sabha, seated on their divine aircraft.” The deities knew that this was the last day they would have the darshan of Jeevanpran Swamibapa so they had come for this final opportunity. Photographs of this sabha clearly show these streaks in the sky, the marks that these deities had left behind.
After returning to Bolton from Windermere, Jeevanpran Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa ended His jeevan leela upon this earth.