Krishna is incomparable, Krishna is indescribable, Krishna is infinite… Yet my affinity towards the stories of Krishna’s glorious incarnations compels me to continue writing about Him.

This is an English translation of Sri Guru’s original Hindi article.

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Ours is a culture rich in the tales and legends of avatars, where they have been widely celebrated across generations through folklore, music, poetry and more. Having served as a useful medium to propagate the fundamental values, morals & ethics of life, they have taught us how to become righteous human beings. However, even though these songs and stories have prevailed since long, the morals behind them seem to have disappeared in today’s day and age. The meaningful lessons they intended to convey have not been as well-preserved. …


कृष्ण अनुपम हैं, कृष्ण अवर्णीय हैं, कृष्ण अनंत हैं… फिर भी अवतार कृष्ण की कथाओं का आकर्षण उनके विषय में मुझे बार-बार लिखने की अंतः प्रेरणा देता रहता है।

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The Leela of Krishna as Purushottam and Mother Nature — the Play of Masculine & Feminine, beautifully captured by India’s culture | © Aravind

भारतीय संस्कृति अवतार की लीलाओं की संस्कृति है। जीवन की मूलभूत शिक्षा, नीति, नियम आदि को इस संस्कृति ने अवतार-कथाओं के माध्यम से खूब गाया, सबको सुनाया और हर युग के मनुष्यों को जीवन जीने का ढंग सीखाया है। समय के इस बहते प्रवाह में गीत तो बहुत रह गए परंतु बोध खो गए, कहानियाँ तो बहुत मिलती रही परंतु शिक्षाएँ ओजल हो गयी। और इसलिए समय-समय पर कोई सद्ग़ुरु की चेतना अवतरित हो कर इन कथाओं में रहे रहस्य को पुनः उजागर करती है और तभी कृष्ण की प्रतिमाओं में प्राण-प्रतिष्ठा होती है।

कृष्ण की इस व्यापक परम्परा में विविध प्रकार की कथाएँ हैं जो हर उम्र के व्यक्ति को आकर्षित करती है। आज इस आलेख में हम कृष्ण के जीवन के तीन प्रमुख आयामों को समझेंगें जो कृष्ण के प्रति हमारा भक्ति-भाव बढ़ाए और साथ ही साथ हमारे जीवन को भी ऐसी समग्रता में विकसित होने का लक्ष्य…


दुःख में निराशा, और सुख में बढ़ती आशा, दोनो ही आनंद में बाधा है! समझते इस सूत्र को एक कहानी से।

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आज फिर उसने पूरा दिन कड़ी मेहनत की। कभी पत्थर ढोए तो कभी रेत मिट्टी के बोरे। परंतु इस मजदूरी के बाद भी उसे 100 रुपये से ज्यादा नहीं मिले। मोहन के साथ अक्सर ऐसा ही होता था। और कभी-कभी तो उसे इतने पैसे भी नहीं मिलते थे । इन्हीं पैसों में से वह अपने घर की गुज़र-बसर करता था और कभी-कभी ज़रूरतमंदों की मदद भी कर देता था। भले ही सब कठिनाई से होता था लेकिन उसकी मेहनत में कभी कोई कमी नहीं होती और वह इसी में ही संतुष्ट रहता था।

एक दिन गांव में एक अजनबी के आस-पास लोगों की भीड़ देखकर वह उत्सुकतापूर्वक उसके पास पहुंचा। उस व्यक्ति के हाथ में रंग-बिरंगे कागज़ के टुकड़े देखकर मोहन ने उसके बारे में उससे पूछा। वह व्यक्ति लॉटरी वाला…


Precise Spirituality of Shri Navkar Mantra

Note: This article contains Hindi and English meanings of the ancient prayer. Written by Sanjay Jain, based on “Shri Navkar Mantra — Spiritual Dimension by Sri Guru

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A Statue of Teerthankara | Image Credits: Wikipedia

सामान्यतः हम इस मन्त्र में अरिहन्तों, सिद्धों, आचार्यों, उपाध्यायों और साधुओं को, उनके गुणों और आत्मस्थिति का अनुमान लगाते हुए नमस्कार करते हैं। हम चाहे अरिहंतो की — सिद्धों की आत्मस्थिति तक की भी उपासना कर रहे हों, तो भी हमें देखना होगा कि कहीं यह केवल एक बहिर्मुखी उपासना तो नहीं? …


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From the moment we arrive in this world, Mother Nature binds us in numerous roles and relationships such as our family, friends, religion, community, nation etc. But there is one relationship that is unlike any other, one that is blessed by the omnipresent God Himself — the everlasting connection between a Guru and a disciple. From ancient scriptures and yogis to enlightened souls like Saint Kabir and Guru Nanak Dev, the importance of a Guru in transforming humanity has been well articulated in our culture. But over the centuries, the word ‘disciple’ has seemingly lost its true meaning. It has been narrowed down to being a religious scholar or a student in an educational institution. There are many ways to describe what it actually means to be a disciple. Sri Guru explains that a disciple is a being who has the ability to rid himself from the miseries in life and invoke happiness within. Thus, attaining discipleship isn’t as straightforward as it has been presumed. There is so much more to being a disciple than accumulating scriptural knowledge, following religious rituals and surrendering before a Guru. Having the clarity of purpose behind our surrendership and self-efforts is just as essential. …


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Our daily life is like a pendulum that constantly oscillates between action and reaction. Be it our childhood, youth or old age, our whole life is, in a way, a portrayal of the way we have reacted to various thoughts, actions and situations. Whether we are joyful, sad, disappointed, hopeful, anxious, delighted or scared, react is what we do. The habit is so deeply entrenched within our mind that one may consider the ability to react as a sign of life itself, as visible as a beating heart! Anger is one of the most familiar emotional reactions in the world. It takes many forms — words, gestures, actions of all sorts. Moreover, this emotion isn’t unique to humans. It is very much prevalent in all kinds of animals, big of small. So the question arises, what makes us human beings different from other animals, when it comes to expressing anger? Are we the same as a street dog barking at people or a pair of deers locking horns in the wild? …


In this era of intellect, we all are busy reading, listening and thinking about the words of Masters without contemplating upon the deeper and actual meaning of those words. The story, here, portrays the case of lack of actual understanding of words that leads to fatal consequences.

By Avneesh Singh Shisodia

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One morning, Mullah Naseeruddin decided that he had had enough. In his newfound determination, he gathered his family members, friends and neighbours and announced that he has vowed to give up all his possessions and embark upon a journey of spiritual realization. And thus, Mullah Ji set out in search of a higher truth. After months of wandering in distant towns and villages, one day he overheard a group of people talking about an awakened saint who had been residing in the nearby forest since a year. Whoever became his disciple would be free from the perils of worldly pleasures. Hearing this, Mullah Ji’s eyes lit up in exhilaration. …


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In this global situation, there is a visible stress of an invisible epidemic that has somehow managed to put everything into a lockdown. While such measures are important for everyones safety at gross levels, one must ensure that he or she is taking the individual measures to support this global crisis on human life.

7 Roles of a Seeker Amidst the Crisis

Talking from a Spiritual perspective, Sri Guru sums down following 7 points that a seeker must take care of during such times.

  1. The moment you wake up — keep calm and connect deeply with God and Guru.
  2. Send positive affirmations while entering in this day instead of creating unnecessary fear and worries. …


An Event Report by Bharat Bhushan after immersing into the 4-day Retreat of the Sadanishth Group (Samvedan 2020)

Out of the four values of SRM (Love, Service, Discipline, Meditation), meditation (sadhana) is the most subtle. It helps expand the consciousness, lets one sink deep into self and get to the actual experiences that work as catalysts in any seekers spiritual journey.

Samvedan, a dedicated four days retreat in the conducive surroundings of Himalayas is all about intense meditation in the gracious aura and focussed guidance of Sri Guru. It is for carefully selected and limited seekers of a specific age group and paves the path for accelerating and maturing their experiences. Sixty-five seekers between the age group of forty-five to fifty-nine, lovingly called by Sri Guru as Sadanisth, were the blessed ones to be a part of the Samvedan Retreat from 20th to 23rd February 2020 at Sterling Resort, Nainital. …


Event Report • December 2019, Vrindavan

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Meditation inside the Satsang Hall

The most awaited celebration of SRM is its Annual Retreat where seekers come from around the world to be in the aura of their living master Sri Guru.

Sri Guru says that “Dharma” means “Anand” i.e. happiness, joyfulness, glory, and celebration. Therefore, in SRM our retreats are full of grand celebrations through Bhakti, Sadhana, and Satsang — the DNA of SRM.

SRM’s 2019 Annual Meet was held from 25th to 28th December in the pious land of Vrindavan at Anandam Clarks Inn & Suites that became our spiritual village where we could feel the love and grace of our Sri Guru flowing in the air. …

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