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Some people say that Veda Vyasa is still alive with his body in the Himalayas. When I searched, I found this link. It is stated here also.

But where can we find him and how can we recognize him?

It is also said that with the perfection of the mystic yoga, one can live as long as he wants (one of the siddhis). By the way who is Maru here?

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    Not sure about the factual details, but about "where can we find him and how can we recognize him". With realized masters this is the general view: you cannot get to them, unless they want you. Even if you somehow found Sage's location, they would make themselves invisible or they would make sure you never are able to come there! But if they decide to show their Self to you, then it doesn't matter where you are! They can visit you in your Room! If one really wants to have darshan of Lord Vyasa then one needs to pray sincerely from Heart and Lord Vyasa will show Himself one way or another Sir.. – Sai Dec 2 '14 at 17:50
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    Yes, Vyasa is alive. Like most immortal sages (other than Agastya), he is currently somewhere in the Himalayas. – Keshav Srinivasan Dec 2 '14 at 18:34
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    Maru is described as the descendant of Kusa, son of Lord Ramacandra. It is in the same chapter of Bhagavatam that you cited: vedabase.com/en/sb/9/12 – srinivasacarya dasa Dec 3 '14 at 4:36
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    He is still alive. Judging by the accounts of those that have seen him, He is pleased by anyone who has read and mastered his works - vedas or puranas or brahma sutras. If he chooses to reveal himself to you, you will recognize him. – user1195 Feb 8 '15 at 19:35
  • I do not know how much true is this statement "Having achieved perfection in the power of mystic yoga". Since VedaVyasa is incarnation of supreme power NarayaNa, there is no need for him to achieve perfections in any yogas. He is there always, everywhere at all instance of time. Yes, VedaVyasa is still there in Badari Ashrama preaching the great souls. Don't go in search of Vedavyasa in Himalayas physically. You start deep diving into the scriptures (Mahabharatha, Bhagavata and other 17 MahapurANas) given by him and start growing up internally, he will only come to you – mukunda Feb 28 '15 at 6:20
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Yes, certainly Shree Ved-Vyasa is still alive. He being Chiranjeevi (immortal) is still alive.

The answer is clearly given about him in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana - Skandha 8 - Chapter 13 - Shloka 15-16.

It's said in those shlokas that Ved-Vyasa is still alive and living in their respective ashramas by Yog-Bala or Yogic Power.

गालवो दीप्तिमान्रामो द्रोणपुत्रः कृपस्तथा ।
ऋष्यशृङ्गः पितास्माकं भगवान्बादरायणः ॥15॥
इमे सप्तर्षयस्तत्र भविष्यन्ति स्वयोगतः ।
इदानीमासते राजन् स्वे स्व आश्रममण्डले ॥16॥

gālavo dīptimān rāmo
droṇa-putraḥ kṛpas tathā
ṛṣyaśṛńgaḥ pitāsmākaḿ
bhagavān bādarāyaṇaḥ
ime saptarṣayas tatra
bhaviṣyanti sva-yogataḥ
idānīm āsate rājan
sve sva āśrama-maṇḍale

O King, during the eighth manvantara, the great personalities Galava, Diptiman, Parasurama, Asvatthama, Kripacarya, Rishyasringa and our father, Vyasadeva, the incarnation of Narayana, will be the seven sages. For the present, they are all residing in their respective asramas.SB 8.13.15-16

I don't that think he is visible to us directly because it's said that these people are living in their ashramas with their yogic powers. I think we need some divine Power (Teja) to locate and to see him. But I believe that if we wish he can appear before us if we call him with pure devotion. Since he is an Avatara of Lord Vishnu. Good Luck.

  • "For the present, they are all residing in their respective asramas." - where exactly is this ashram? Somewhere close to his birthplace? "I think we need some divine Power (Teja) to locate and to see him." - do you have any sources to back up this claim? And why is that they've suddenly taken this non-physical form when they were all roaming freely in physical form visible to lay people during Ramayana and Mahabharata times? – sv. Oct 22 '17 at 20:59
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    "He being Chiranjeevi (immortal) is still alive" - Can you also add some sources from Hindu scripture that say Vyasa is a chiranjeevi? – sv. Oct 22 '17 at 21:04
  • @sv. - haha , I agree apart from Chiranjivi stotram there is no source for Ved Vyada's immortality , but if we look at another shloka from Vishnu Sahasara Nama i.e. "Vyasaya Vishnu Roopaya, Vyasa Roopaya Vishnave, Nmo Vai Brahma Vidaya, Vasishtaya Namo Namha" that does not only make him immortal, but eternal as Vishnu himself also. – SwiftPushkar Oct 23 '17 at 6:37
  • @sv. - I think their Ashramas i.e. their abods are not in this plane. Even though their physical abodes are here on earth. They are living in cosmic Planes (Ashramas) in subtle forms and can return to their physical state whenever required. And yes again it's just what i think , without scriptural evidence but the outcome of what i learned/seen so far from scriptures. – SwiftPushkar Oct 23 '17 at 6:44
  • BTW come to chat when free. Not seen u in many days. – SwiftPushkar Oct 23 '17 at 6:45
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Yes..they have many divine knowledges, Sciences and arts to manifest themselves either visible or invisible; either be on earth or beyond. They are beyond the limits of time, matters and nature, therefore we call them devas or god's while western people call them alians or extraterrestrials.

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    Welcome to Hinduism.SE! You should cite sources. – Just_Do_It Apr 23 at 20:02

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