The enlightened Gurus in all faiths have guided mankind in the path of evolution and enlightenment. We do mention here some of those. They are the real masters who in their lifetime showed the expression of divinity and served the humanity. We revere them from the depth of our heart. Their remembrance is a form of prayer to their greatness. We pray they may guide us in our paths.
Ramakrishna Paramhamsa: He was a great saint of 19th century. He practiced all faiths. He revealed that “each faith is a path to enlightenment and liberation”. He expressed complex spiritual concepts into lucid manner. Born in a simple Bengali rural family in 1836, Ramakrishna Ramakrishna was the embodiment of spiritual salvation to troubled souls from all walks of life. He was a key figure in revival of Hinduism in India at a time when intense spiritual crisis was gripping the nation leading to predominance of many new cults and planned expansion of Christianity. His most prominent disciple Swami Vivekananda carried on his legacy, his teachings and philosophy to the world through Ramakrishna Mission. In essence, his teachings are traditional yet he remains contemporary throughout the ages.
Maa Sharada: She was the wife of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa. She helped Ramakrishna Paramhamsa into His spiritual discipline. Her husband granted her the height of spiritual experience. She observed the foundation of Ramakrishna movement after the early departure of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa.
Swami Vivekananda: He was the most brilliant disciples of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa. Swami Vivekananda is the first monk from India to go to USA in 1893 and propagate Yoga and spirituality. He founded Ramakrishna Mission in honour to his great guru Ramakrishna Paramhamsa.
Anandamayi Ma: She was a great Indian Saint enlightened by birth. Swami Sivananda Saraswati wrote about her as “the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced.” Paramahansa Yogananda had also mentioned about her in his famous “An autobiography of a Yogi.”
Haidakhan Babaji: He was popularly called Babaji or Bhole Baba by his devotees. He was a great spiritual teacher from northern India (Uttarakhand). He taught publicly from 1970 to 1984. Haidakhan Babaji maintained that: “All religions are incorporated in the principle of Truth, Simplicity and Love.” In his living years he taught intensively the importance to live a simple life with loving principles in truth.
Swami Sivananda Saraswati: He was a great spiritual teacher and an exponent of Yoga and Vedanta. He studied medicine and practised as a physician before taking up monasticism. Swami Sivananda wrote more than 200 great books on Yoga and Vedanta. He prepared several world-known disciples to propagate Yoga and Vedanta all over the world. He founded The Divine Life Society, Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy and Sivananda Ashram at Rishikesh on the bank of the Ganges where people from all parts of world come to receive knowledge and blessings.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati: He was a direct disciple of Swami Sivananda Saraswati. Swami Satyananda was a great propagator of Tantra and Yoga as applied science. During his lifetime, he was an authority in Yoga. He composed many book on Tantra and Yoga. He made also scientific experiments on the impact of Yogic practices on human body, mind, emotion and energy. Swami Satyananda founded Bihar School of Yoga which is one of the most famous Yoga Ashram in the world. He was a great spiritual leader who taught the practical aspect of almost all brances of Yoga and Tantra.
Baba Shantananda: Baba Shantananda was a great Guru of 21st century. He taught Yoga and Spirituality for 14 years as a wandering saint at the command of his Guru. During those years, he taught courses for 6 week duration at different places. His teachings are compiled in 72 sermons. His has many disciples who practice and teach his teachings.