Friday, December 31, 2010





This Blog  greets all its readers a very joyful, prosperous, peaceful NEW YEAR, 2011, with new initiatives enlightening our path.

As the readers are aware, true to its declaration, this blog strove to bring the best of spirituality to your presence, from different religions of the world, during 2010.

The TOPICS which we covered in 2010 are :

I have had the privilege of undergoing coaching / teaching / training under some of the greatest contemporary GURUs of India at different points of time. This was because of my stay at different places of India throughout my service and my eagerness to avail the benefit of the Grace of every Great Guru who passed through those places.

The Gurus, under whom I took some coaching / training etc include :

(1)     Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
(2)     Sri Sri Ravishankar
(3)     Swami Sukhabodhananda
(4)     Swami RamDevji
(5)     Swami Paramarthananda

Each of these Great Gurus is Unique in his approach.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s training methods into Patanjali Yoga are simple, direct and  very far-reaching. He takes you to the peaks in Yoga.

Sri Sri Ravishankar, even while teaching Yoga, spreads the message of love and universal peace in a very effective way. His Sudarshan Kriya is Fantastic.

Swami Sukhabodhananda blends spirituality in a masterly way, with ordinary life. His Life Program and other programs touch the very core of the participants.

Swami RamDevji’s Yoga – Pranayama, Asana, Bandhas, Kriyas etc - coupled with his great attention on physical and mental health is benefitting  Crores of people in India and abroad. For Pure health benefits, there is probably nothing in the world like Swami Ramdevji’s combination of asanas, pranayamas etc.

Swami Paramarthananda is one of the  best traditional teachers who is teaching Vedantha for the last about four decades. Some of his students are also attending his classes for approximately the same time. I do not know if the complete gamut of Vedanta is being taught in this masterly fashion any where else at present. His classes are extraordinarily simple and deep.

There are many other great contemporary Gurus in India. But I have had the benefit of training / listening / coaching under the above Gurus. I am extremely grateful to these contemporary Gurus and I will endeavour to spread their message through this Blog in my humble way.

The Gurus of the past who influenced me in spirituality include all time greats like :

(1)     Adi Sankaracharya
(2)     Bhagawn Ramana Mahrshi
(3)     Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
(4)     Swami Vivekananda
(5)     OSHO
(6)     Bhagawan Buddha
(7)     Jesus Christ
(8)     Guru Nanak
(9)     Vardhaman Mahavira
(10) Patanjali Maharshi
And many others.
The names are in no particular order.

Whether to call Lord Krishna as Guru or almighty God  is a matter for thinking. His Bhagawad Gita is the best of teaching from India to any one. In 2010, I have covered his Karma Yoga in this blog to some extent and will endeavour to bring out the more subtle aspects  of Karma Yoga in my blog in 2011 and follow it up with other chapters of Gita.

Adi Sankara’s Advaitha philosophy is a master piece of all times. I have covered some of his works like Atma Bodha, Maneesha Panchakam and Nirvana Shatkam in 2010. I must acknowledge that my interpretation is on the lines of Swami Paramarthananda to a great extent, though, I may have added my own thinking gained from some other great philosophers also. In my view, Adi Sankara was a revolutionary and reformist of his times – but, in the sense that he only demolished existing superstitions and brought out the pristine purity of the most scientific, ancient Vedanta back to lime light.
I will continue my efforts to understand and bring to the readers’ attention his other works also in future.

Spirituality is not removed from worldly life. 

It is said – The body is a temple and the jeeva is the almighty and the beginningless one residing therein. We need to guard this temple, keep it healthy and clean too. 

The Journey in spirituality is - to enhance our joy and make it absolute and permanent. If 2010 resulted in more of joy, our journey is on the right lines. Else, not. Spirituality, as OSHO says, is not life negative. It definitely is not. A spiritualist enjoys his life much more than others. This is what all the Gurus teach. This is also the best indication of whether we are on right track in spirituality.

May our spiritual journey in 2011 result in the greatest Joy for all of us.


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