I am eternal, I am deathless. After this body falls, do not think that everything will come to an end. I will live in the hearts of all living beings in my subtle astral form. Whoever will seek my refuge, will always receive my Grace.
~ Baba Lokenath
Lokenath Brahmachari (Bengali: লোকনাথ ব্রহ্মচারী) who is called as Baba Lokenath or simply Lokenath was an 18th Century Hindu saint and philosopher in Bengal.
Lokenath was born on 31 August 1730 (according to Bengali calendar 18th Bhadra, 1137) on the holy day of Krishna Janmashtami to a Brahmin family in Chakla village also known as Chaurashi Chakla in North 24 Parganas. An often repeated legend tells that Baba Lokenath was an Avatar of Shiva, sent as a Messiah to redeem the world of sin. His father was Ramnarayan Ghoshal and his mother was Kamala Devi. Both his parents were devotional.
Long time later, Baba Lokenath finished his meditations, and went to eastern part of India, and settled at a small town village called Barodi,near Dhaka in Bangladesh and lived at Dangu Kormokar’s house. Dangu Kormokar was a poor family, and then after Baba Lokenath lived with them, the family changed and become rich. When Baba Lokenath was new to the village, he was taunted by the villagers. When the villagers found out Baba Lokenath’s superiority, they become Baba Lokenath’s devotees. From this on, Baba Lokenath’s name went all over India. On the 19th day of Jyestha, 1297(June 1, 1890 C.E.) at 11:45AM, at age 160, Baba Lokenath took his Mahasamadhi. As self-realized master, he proclaims to the world, “I am eternal, I am deathless. After this body falls, do not think that everything will come to an end. I will live in the hearts of all living beings in my subtle astral form. Whoever will seek my refuge, will always receive my grace.”
Baba Lokenath said to his devotees “Whenever your are in danger, whether in war, forest, ocean or jungle, remember Me. I shall save you.”