On this auspicious day of Guru Poornima – 19th July 2016 – we pay a floral tribute to the Navaratnas of the spiritual world

Shri Shri Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar, commonly known as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, is a founder of the Art of Living Foundation.

“Your heart beats by itself – you do not make it beat. Your breath moves by itself, sleep comes, you feel hungry, you feel thirsty, you feel good, you feel bad.

All these phenomena are happening in your life. When this realization comes, a deep relaxation, a trust, a feeling of being “at home,” and a fullness arises in you. That is surrender.”



Dadi Janki

Dadi Janki is a founding member of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU).

“When there is a Barrier, People Move Back. But If there is a bridge they go across. Be a Bridge, Not a Barrier.”


Dada J. P Vaswani

Dada Vaswani is a spiritual leader and head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission.

“Call Him by whatever name you will, and He will respond.”


Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru is an Indian yogi, mystic and author, a founder of the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation which offers yoga programs around the world.

“Your anger is your problem – keep it to yourself.”


Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Pramukh Swami Maharaj (ordained Shastri Narayanswarupdas) is the current guru and Pramukh (president) of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, an international Hindu socio-spiritual organization. BAPS regards him as the fifth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan, following Gunatitanand Swami, Bhagatji Maharaj, Shastriji Maharaj, and Yogiji Maharaj.

“In the joy of others, lies our own.”


Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji is President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

“Travel light on your journey in life. Your desires and expectations are heavy baggage which slow you down and thwart your progress. Let them go.”


Swami Ramdev Baba

Baba Ramdev is a yoga teacher known for his work in Ayurveda, politics and agriculture and a founder the Patanjali Group of Institutions.

“You might be managing big businesses and enterprises. Yoga is important because it teaches you to manage your own self. It brings about a complete balance in your body making it healthy.”


Mata Amritanandamayi

M?t? Am?t?nandamay? Dev?, better known simply as Amma (“Mother”), is a Hindu spiritual leader and guru who’s form of giving darshana is hugging people.

“There are many kinds of powers in the world — military power, power of the written word, intellectual power. We’ve tried and failed to bring peace with these kind of powers. The greatest power is the power of love.”


Morari Bapu

Morari Bapu is a renowned exponent of the Ram Charit Manas and has been reciting Ram Kathas for over fifty years throughout the world.

“There is no discipline comparable to being yourself, to being true to your own nature.”


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