The ageless Monk with a benign smile


“From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by.” All this was going to change soon, she thought.

He came. She sensed his presence like always and turned to greet him. There he stood in his flowing monk’s robe with a benign smile! She lay down prostrate at the feet of her Guru (teacher). He had shown her how to direct her magical powers to a higher purpose.

She had aged with time but the monk had always looked the same. He helped her to her feet and blessed her. She noticed, he was holding a palm leaf manuscript.

No, she was not capable of the holy secret!

The monk smiled reading her thoughts. He just said, “You have been chosen. When it will be too dark, use this booklet for light.” He left unnoticed. The end was near, she had to do her bit!

The monk in the story is loosely based on Mahavtar Babaji. Mahavatar Babaji is said to have revived in this age the lost scientific meditation technique of Kriya Yoga. He guided Swami Yogananda, the 19th century mystic, and his Gurus time and again.

This story is a part of the wonderful ‘Mondays Finish The Story Challenge’ by Barbara Beacham. She provides us with a photo prompt, the first sentence, and approximately 150 words with which we are to use to write our story. To take up the challenge click here MFtS

30 thoughts on “The ageless Monk with a benign smile

  1. Oh my, thank you for sharing this lovely story. Now I am curious and will check to see if I can get more information about this famous “ageless” guru. Ever since I met Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi) at a retreat last year, I am so curious to learn more by reading about blessed souls and famous gurus.

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    1. Yes Oliana do check and do read this book if you find one – The autobiography of a Yogi by Swami Yogananda. You will be amazed. Thank you so much for reading and for your beautiful kind words😀


      1. Thanks so much, Shivangi!! I looked it up last night and found three books and was going to ask you for a recommendation.There are a few other books I want to get, I`ll check with you before…thanks again:)

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