गुरुवार, 8 दिसंबर 2011
Revered Gurudev, Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
(A seer-sage and a visionary of the New Golden Era)
Gurudev, Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharyas personality was a harmonious blend of a saint, spiritual scientist, yogi, philosopher, psychologist, writer, reformer, freedom fighter, researcher, eminent scholar and visionary. His life and work represent a marvelous synthesis of the noble thoughts and deeds of great personalities like Swami Vivekanand, Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, Socrates and Confucius.
He pioneered the revival of spirituality and creative integration of the modern and ancient sciences and religion, relevant in the challenging circumstances of the present times.
He successfully practiced and mastered the highest kinds of sadhanas of Gayatri and Savitri. He also practiced higher-level sadhanas on the arduous heights of Himalayas several times and had established enliven contact with Rishis (Sages) of Himalayas.
His volumes on Gayatri Mahavigyan (Super Science of Gayatri) stand as most authentic and comprehensive treatise on the philosophy and science of the great Gayatri Mantra.
He initiated programs of spiritual and intellectual refinement of millions of people without any discrimination of religion, caste, creed, sex, or social status.
Revered Mata Bhagwati Devi Sharma (Mataji)
Born on September 1926, in a famous priestly family, Mata Bhagwati Devi (Vandaniya Mataji), was extraordinary in her own way and unlike other children, was not interested in regular childhood activities such as playing, etc. Instead, she was more interested in worshiping God. She spent most of her time in singing devotional songs. Her favorite pastime was to make the offering of the Bilva tree leaves at the idol of Lord Shiva, and write OM NAMAH SHIVAYA.
During the early stages of her education, she studied Bhagwad Gita, and Ram Charit Manas. After her marriage to Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya (Gurudev), Mataji took over the responsibility of looking after visitors and guests. She willingly donated all her personal jewelry, which she received at her wedding, to Gurudevs Yug Nirmaan Yojanaa (Movement for the Recreation of the Era) for establishment of Gayatri Tapobhoomi at Mathura.
In 1975, under the leadership of Mataji, Mahilaa Jaagaran Abhiyaan (Movement for Emancipation of Women) was initiated. Soon, about 4000 branches of Mahilaa Jaagaran Abhiyaan were established with more than one million active participants. Its work was not limited to mere slogan-raising, but also womens education, economic self-support, sacramental rites, acquiring self-respect, abolition of dowry and fight against the discrimination of women.