Who is Ben Baba?
Ben Baba is 29 years old saint originally from Switzerland, and currently lives in India. Baba is also a web designer by profession. Apart from his parents, he also has a brother. His mother used to work at a yoga centre in Switzerland. He used to live in the same Yoga centre, and subsequently, acquired an interest in Yoga, Spirituality and Hinduism.
Why Ben Baba from Switzerland is so much famous?
Ben Baba used to earn about 10 euros per hour in Switzerland by web designing and other IT services. Baba has everything like home, car and a luxurious life, but his heart’s contentment was amiss. Baba declares that he read about Indian culture and yoga, and left Switzerland to pursue a spiritual path.
Baba told that in the journey to reach here, whoever gave them whatever food he ate that to satiate his hunger. It is being told that Ben Baba speaks very good Hindi, but remembers Gayatri Mantra and Ganga Aarti by heart. . Sometimes he is seen walking on the banks of the Ganges. Baba remains barefoot not just while walking, but all the time. Barefoot, he reached Haridwar after 25-days of walking from Kangra, Himachal.
Such stories are extremely inspirational as it epitomizes how inner peace is most important. Just like Ben Baba who had everything including comforts of life, but he gravitated towards peace. Keeping his feelings ahead of comfort was a motivation. Let us tell you that this Ben Baba, who hails from Switzerland, has walked a distance of six and a half thousand kilometres. While traveling on foot, he crossed 18 countries from Europe including Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China and Pakistan.
Traveling on foot, it took him 4 years to reach India. Baba further explained that whenever he reached the country and whatever border was about to come, he applied for a visa in advance. Ben says happiness can never be brought with money. Happiness comes from yoga and meditation. Now he has left his old life behind and is rooted in spirituality and yoga. Ben is a nomad and doesnt not believe in owning things.
He neither has the money nor his whereabouts. When he feels tired of walking during his journey, he stops and find a place to rest for the time being.
On the journey, People who give him things to eat, he fills his stomach by eating those without having a choice of his own. People also jokes that he can speak Hindi better than Sonia Gandhi, who has been living here for amuch longer time than Baba Ben.
Devotees are also surprised to see Ben reciting the Gayatri Mantra and performing Ganga Aarti.
Ben Baba Personal information:
Owned: Car, Home, and other Luxury items.
Profession: Web Designer and Spirituality.
Family : Father, Mother and One Sibling.
Monthly income: 1.3 Lacs to 2 Lacs INR/per month (1500 Euro to 2000 Euro).
Marital Status: Unmarried
Relationship Status: Single
Religion: Christian ( by birth) and Hindu( by heart).