It takes an extraordinary being to consummately conclude the extraordinary journey to truth. Anandmurti Gurumaa is one such rare paragon of virtue and purity, an enlightened master. Moved by the pervasive plight of the masses, she has been bestowing upon people the greatest gift ever viz eradicating the root cause of all suffering. And she has been doing this relentlessly for over thirty years through innumerable discourses and meditation camps held in India and abroad. She is emphatically secular, declaring herself to be religion-less and bears no allegiance to any one particular religion. Everyone irrespective of their cultural and religious background and belief systems is welcomed. And yes, atheists are welcome too, for Gurumaa is a sound rationalist and never advocates unquestioning faith in anything or anyone. Her exhaustive know how of various paths of spirituality is indeed unparalleled. She has a comprehensive mastery and in-depth knowledge of ancient scriptures including the Upanishads, Bhagawad Gita and the Gurbani, to name but a few! She effortlessly expounds on the teachings of a myriad of sages from different parts of India and oversees. Essentially Gurumaa can adeptly guide any seeker, any aspirant, no matter which path he or she wants to follow. And herein lays the uniqueness of this splendid master. What’s more, the compassionate Philanthropist that she is, she spearheads a noble mission called Mission Shakti which is aimed at empowering girls and women. An awakened being, a rationalist, a visionary, that is Gurumaa, may mistakenly invoke an image of a person with an austere disposition. A prolific poet, singer and composer, a delightful orator, contemporary and liberal, a sparkling sense of humor and a certain je ne sais quoi marks this unique and endearing persona named Gurumaa.
has extensively spoken on plethora of subjects,
elucidated numerous scriptures, explicated the works of innumerable mystics,
unravelled the mysteries of various paths and
put to word a vast
treasure of wisdom.
Master Speaks features few
drops from this ocean...
Vedānta is indeed the highest possible knowledge, for it is the knowledge of the ultimate truth, the absolute reality. When correctly imbibed, this knowledge radically transforms one’s life such that the person arrives at the goal of his human birth by realizing his pure, real Self. This knowledge is so cryptic that it is simply not possible to truly fathom these profound, esoteric teachings without the unraveling renditions by the master. A master who has lived and breathed the aphorisms, who has reached the pinnacle of the ultimate glory by actually realizing the truisms declared in the Vedānta. Anandmurti Gurumaa is one such hallowed being who has simplified the essential message of Vedānta, making it easier for the seekers to comprehend, assimilate and evolve. Her expositions are widely available in the form of books and DVD’s.
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Anything that is experienced by the mind cannot be meditation. Whatever we do, is done through our mind. And releasing ourselves from the clutches of our mind is called meditation. Meditation is not a state where you are fighting with your thoughts, where you are fighting with your memories, where you are fighting with your urges or your bodily sensations. When all modifications, all fluctuations of the mind are gone – now that is, the state of meditation. Meditation cannot be done, it happens. It is an effortless effort wherein you take efforts in making the background preparation for the meditation to happen effortlessly. Usually when one sits with closed eyes, the mind embarks upon its habit of compulsively thinking. And this is a big hindrance, hence the master gives various techniques to stabilize & calm it down so that one day the mind can become totally thoughtless, thus awakening the consciousness.
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It is by no means easy to decipher, to grasp the essence held in the works of mystics and that is why they need to be understood from an awakened being. As at the plane of their highly evolved consciousness, self-realized beings speak the same truth albeit in a different manner, in different styles. Anandmurti Gurumaa has thoroughly expounded upon the essence present in the messages given by several renowned mystics who have graced earth at different times. She has explicated the teachings of a myriad of sages from diverse backgrounds, from different parts of India and oversees – then whether it is the Sikh Gurus or Buddha, Kabir or Rumi, Meerabai or Sahajobai, Charandas or Bulleh Shah, Namdev or Dnyāneshwar, Sufi mystics or the Zen masters. Most of her expositions on the teachings of these mystics are available as recorded CD's or DVD's and some are also compiled into books.
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Gurbani means bani or the word of the Guru. It refers to the sacrosanct teachings imparted by the ten hallowed Sikh Gurus to dispel the darkness of ignorance enveloping mankind. Initiated by the pioneering master, the revered Sri Guru Nanak Dev, each successive Guru added to the teachings which were then concluded by the tenth Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh. Anandmurti Gurumaa has beautifully & thoroughly expounded upon the timeless work of great Gurus with utmost reverence, love and ardor. To the good fortune of aspirants, these invaluable pearls of wisdom are available in the form of CD's and book. There is an extensive range of discourses comprehensively encompassing her lucid interpretation of the texts viz. Veetragata, Ananda Sahib, Chaupai Sahib, Sukhmani Sahib, Rehras Sahib and scores of shabad kirtans to include Waheguru jaap, Guru Meri Pooja, Chamkan Taare, to name but a few!
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Truth is not of different kinds. There is only one universal truth. And the one who has experienced that truth, has shattered his ignorance forever, broken free of all bondage and delusions, is a Buddha. Thus explains Sadgurudev Anandmurti Gurumaa in her expositions of the teachings of Buddha's precepts, offering tremendous inspiration to commence the journey from the Buddha without to the Buddha within. Her riveting explications are assembled in a book called The Compassionate Buddha in English which is also available in Hindi as a set of two books: Dhamma & Karuna Hridya. These compilations elaborately discuss the fundamental principles that Buddha gave to mankind whereby man could become free of all negativity & suffering and evolve to great spiritual heights. The principles focus around suffering, how the nature of this world is suffering but there is a way out of it, and the insight into the practical techniques that he advocated for living in awareness.
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