Satyam Shivam Sundaram!
The principles to stand up for the truth and to look for your true self encapsulate surreal emotions and are meant to build beauty around us. These are just a couple of facets that are collectively touched upon by India’s deep-rooted literature of the Bhagvad Gita, Upanishads, Vedas, and more.
India has been a land of oral teachings for a long time and so the wisdom carried forward from teachers and masters has existed for generations; the secrets of life mantras, the reasoning for the working of mind, emotions and more. It’s with soulful reverence that we call them GURU.
GURU – the remover of darkness in Sanskrit; the one who guides towards light, shares knowledge and seeks answers that are greater than themselves.
In today’s times don’t we all wish to unravel the inner peace of our soul that will bring us a little closer to our meanings of spirituality, goodness and wisdom? Our lives are a constant chaos, our urge to understand ourselves better and our true calling has become imperative.
And so we bring you, our curated list of five of these wonderful Indian Gurus who have a mass global appeal – whose simplicity to decode the complex, whose connection to the divine enlightens us and brings us closer to the varied meanings of peace.
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama is considered to be the manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion – beings that are reborn in the world to help all living beings.
He believes in happiness, encourages harmony in every religious tradition, as Buddhist teachings explain all religions are committed to making good human beings. He is also dedicated to the cause of spreading Indian ancient knowledge in today’s youth.
His spiritual ways embed in your consciousness and change you in unexpected ways. What would have really happened in the world, if HHDL would not have crossed the Himalayas in 1959 and come to stay in India?
One can only wonder….
Check out Dalai Lama’s resources:
“Being Human Means Responding Consciously Instead of Reacting Instinctively”
The Guru of the Goodlife for a post-millennial generation – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, instils the thought of transforming oneself first, and then the world.
His constant endeavour is to make ancient yogic sciences relevant in today’s context with efforts from Isha Foundation. One of the many manifestations of his teachings is the famous Shambhavi Mahamudra – a 21-minute meditation to align the Inner Engineering of one’s body. The guru that flies the helicopter, is an author, poet and a yogi – with an extremely influential voice.
Check out Sadhguru’s resources:
“Everything humans call the external world is, in reality, the contents of consciousness.”
Words of wisdom from Deepak Chopra’s active twitter handle.
An author, an advocate of alternative medicine (that works with both mind and body approach) and a spiritual guru who never seems to stop thinking about life’s deeper issues.
An American with an Indian origin, who has changed minds with his books on God-consciousness, relationship with self, meditation and his contemporary approach.
Check out Deepak Chopra’s resources:
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A globally respected humanitarian and spiritual leader who has ignited the movement of a violence-free and stress-free society. A true example of sharp intellect and simultaneously a heart full of love & compassion.
Sri Sri’s teachings, unique & impactful programs from Art of Living empower, equip and transform individuals to tackle challenges at the global, national, community, and individual levels.
Spirituality is a broad concept with many perspectives. For some it is religion and for some the science of soul. These learned gurus just have one unanimous message for the humankind – to awaken the sense of self and the rest will follow!
Check out Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s resources:
Siddha Yoga – a spiritual path of self-realization founded by Swami Muktananda whose disciple is Swami Chidvilasananda. She is a prominent contemporary guru that came into the media’s topic of discourse with the famous “Eat Pray Love” written by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Gurumayi teaches a sacred tradition of shaktipat that focuses on the awakening of your spiritual energies and opening the gateway to your own potential. Her guidance dwells into the spiritual practices of yoga-like meditation, chanting and even selfless service that takes you to the goal of self-realization.
Check out Gurumayi Chidvilasananda’s resources:
Check out: What Does Mindfulness Actually Means?
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