Friday, 28 September 2012

Gurus, and Saints..

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Kabir said: "If all the land were turned to paper and all the seas turned to ink, and all the forests into pens to write with, they would still not suffice to describe the greatness of the guru." Here're some select sites on Hindu Gurus and Saints.

Baba Ramdev

Swami Ramdevji or Baba Ramdev, as he is popularly known, is one of India’s most popular spiritual leaders in the field of Yoga, Ayurveda and social activism. Arguably, no other Swami in recent times, has been so successful in making the art of Yoga a common practice in every household, and especially among India’s huge middle class population.

Who's A Guru?

Guru is the God, say the Hindu scriptures. The English word 'guru' has its etymological origin in the Sanskrit term and means a "Hindu spiritual teacher or head of religious sect; influential teacher; revered mentor." Let's delve deeper for the real meaning of guru...

The Gurus of Sergeant Pepper

Did you know that the Beatles' all time great rock/pop album "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" featured four Hindu gurus on its album cover? Find out who these saints are, and what's so special about them...

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Top 20 Quotations

Here is a selection of the best quotes on Hinduism gleaned from the works of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former President of India and among the most prominent of Hindu philosophers of the 20th century.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living movement, believes in spreading the knowledge of living a healthier life through spirituality and techniques of breathing and meditation.

Sathya Sai Baba - A Short Bio

Despite the myriad controversies surrounding him, Sathya Sai Baba continues to be a popular Guru with a huge number of followers around the world. Here's a profile of the Sai Baba of our times.

Amma: India's Hugging Saint Mother

Known globally as India's "hugging saint mother", Ms “Amritanandamayi”, which literally means "Mother of Absolute Bliss", was born in a poor fishing village in the southern Indian coastal state of Kerala.

Top 5 Books on India’s Saint Mothers

Among the most respected Holy Mothers of India are Sri Sarada Devi, Anandamayi Ma, the Mother of Auroville, and Mata Amritanandamayi, popularly know as Amma. Here’s a selection of books that bring out the greatness of character and spiritual wisdom of these woman gurus revered the world over.

Shree Maa

Shree Maa is a Hindu mystic who was born near Kamakhya, Assam, India from where she traveled to the US in 1984. Shree Maa teaches the meaning and method of worship through the tantric traditions of prayer and meditation.

Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

About the American Hindu monk, well-known author and Ayurveda practitioner based in New York state.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Shot at

An unidentified assailant shot at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's convoy as he was leaving from a public Satsang at around 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 30, 2010, in Bangalore. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was unhurt.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Passes Away

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi passed away peacefully on February 5, 2008 at his international headquarters in Vlodrop, The Netherlands. An obituary

The Mysticism of Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, the first Hindu Nobel Laureate - brought out the essence of Eastern spirituality in his poetry like no other poet. His spiritual vision, as he himself said, is imbued "with the ancient spirit of India as revealed in our sacred texts." Here's a selection of his poems that give us a glimpse of Tagore's spiritual vision.

10 Commandments for Success

Swami Sivananda spells out 10 simple ways to be successful in life and live happily. He says, "Success often comes to those who dare and act". So, go ahead...

The Power of Satsanga or Holy Company

Swami Sivananda explains the power of 'Satsanga' or pious company in very simple terms. Learn how holy company transforms a human being, how to benefit from Satsanga.

Swami Pratyagbodhananda

A disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. The swami follows the traditional methods of teaching Vedanta in three languages - English, Gujarati and Hindi.

Swami Nikhileshwaraand

About the saint, who introduced himself as Paramhans Swami Nikhileshwaraanand to become "the most revered of masters of the divine land of Siddhashram and bring in a spiritual transformation in social circles".

Swami Maheshwarananda

A disciple and successor of Paramhans Swami Madhavanandaji, this guru lives and works in Europe. He has developed a comprehensive system of yoga called "Yoga in Daily Life".

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

One of India's saint mothers, and the founder of Sahaja Yoga.

Shraddha Saburi

Site on the Shirdi Sai, contains a photo gallery, Shirdi books in Telegu, and Shirdi links.

Meher Baba

Website of Meher Baba, the "Avatar of the Age". Full of links and useful religious resources.

Haidakhandi Baba

Website dedicated to Babaji who lived in the foothills of the Himalayas, at the remote village of Haidakhan, from 1970 to 1984.

Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji

He is the pontiff of Avadhoota Datta Peetham at Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysore, India. He is renowned for his healing and meditation music and considered a divine guide who cultivates the ancient Vedic traditions.

Gregorian Bivolaru

About this Romanian tantric master yoga guru who lives in Bucharest. He heads twelve 'ashrams' plus centres of research, teaching and healing according to the yogic principles.

Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati (1824-1883)

Swami Dayanand Saraswati was a Hindu spiritual leader and social reformer of the 19th century most famous as the founder of the Hindu reform organization Arya Samaj. Read about his life and teachings.

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534)

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was one the most prominent Hindu saints of the 16th century and the most renowned and celebrated proponents of the Vaishnava School of Bhakti Yoga that centers around the unwavering devotion to Lord Krishna.

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