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The Teachings of Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru

Navajyotisree Guru, the Founder of Santhigiri Ashram was born on 1st September, 1927, at Chandirur, Alapuzha district in Kerala. The birth of Guru was marked by incidents associated with divine births. After His birth, Guru became aware of a unique spiritual experience. There was certain ‘Radiance’ inside Him until the age of nine, which He identified as that of Sri Krishna. He was only a child of 14 years when He left home in search of spiritual realization. He led the life of an ascetic in…


Added by Mukundan P.R. on April 12, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

The Forgotten History of Manu Parampara

What is the basis of Hinduism? Is it based on Manu Parampara or Trimurty System? This was the question asked by Navajyotisri Karunakara Guru, whose life mission was to enlighten not only the Hindus but also the whole humanity about the existence of a spiritual governance that is God’s alone. The Puranic tradition or the Trimurty tradition mentions that Brahma, Vishnu and Siva are the authorities of creation. The Vaishnavites claim that Vishnu is the Creator; the Saivites say it is Siva while…


Added by Mukundan P.R. on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Obsolete Spiritual Legacies and Dogmas

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If the present age is witnessing unprecedented clashes and turmoil arising out of socio-economic disparities, religious fundamentalism, plunders of nature and natural resources, it is because man has failed to comprehend the original spiritual script of the Creator. Unless humanity understands the correct spiritual perspective behind life and Creation, which has an un-patentable universality, the world will, as we see today, go on in opposite directions giving… Continue

Added by Mukundan P.R. on April 13, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments

The very secret of Guru–Disciple spirituality.

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The Very Secret of Guru-Disciple Spirituality

Swami Navananma Jnana Tapaswi, Santhigiri Ashram

Guru-Disciple Spirituality is a discipline to be learned by individuals in their life. It is not a matter of rituals; it is a way of life through practice. Therefore, there should be an authority to learn from. Spirituality is not a philosophy to be learned from books. Instead of books, the spiritual philosophy is decoded through the way of action… Continue

Added by Mukundan P.R. on April 13, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

Sishyapoojita- the Most Revered Among Disciples

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The concept of ‘Sishyapoojita’ is an original contribution of Santhigiri Guruparampara to the spiritual fraternity. Sishyapoojita, meaning the worshipful among disciples is the highest accolade bestowed by Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru, the founder Guru of Santhigiri Ashram to the chain of spiritual authorities in Santhigiri Guruparamapara, Sishyapoojita Amrita Jnana Tapaswini being the foremost after the physical departure of the Founder… Continue

Added by Mukundan P.R. on January 23, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Impending Spiritual Transition of Humanity

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Impending Spiritual Transition of Humanity

Mukundan P.R.

True globalization can happen only on the foundation of a global spiritual vision, a spiritual vision that does not balkanize spirituality. What we require today is a path of spiritual discovery that helps our transition into a higher plane of consciousness. Only standing upon the plateau of such a higher spiritual consciousness, the modalities for peace, value and progress… Continue

Added by Mukundan P.R. on January 8, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Verses from Guru Gita

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Gurumoortim Smaret Nityam, Guror Naama Sadaa Japet

Guroraajnaam Prakurveeta, Guroranyam Na Bhaavayet

Remember the form of Guru daily. Repeat Guru’s name always. Follow Guru’s instruction. Do not think (in prayer) on anything other than Guru.

You float like a withered leaf in the indescribable spiritual sky without the support of Guru, the personified abstraction of the Supreme Light. Can a little infant walk without the finger of… Continue

Added by Mukundan P.R. on January 6, 2011 at 6:49am — No Comments

The Conversion of a Christian Marxist

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Even a hardcore Marxist has a thirsting space in his heart for God. A heretic may not have a place among the believing flock, but certainly God has a door for him too in his kind kingdom. Sri Andrews was a hardcore Marxist and a heretic. He never went to a church when be became conscious of its institutional character. He objected to all forms of institutionalized religion. But I do…


Added by Mukundan P.R. on December 20, 2010 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Soul’s Separation from its Primal Source

Sri Shivashankaran’s mother-in-law eyed him with a frown. ‘Touch the feet of the Swami’, she ordered.  Shivashankaran was not familiar with such customs. He had visited temples and bowed in front of deities there. But this was a human being that too not attired like the swamis he had seen and heard about. Also the unpleasant comments from the people he came across on their way bothered him. It was in the late sixties. Shivashankaran, a tall healthy man, whose family lived near Pothencode,…


Added by Mukundan P.R. on December 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Guru Gita - the Science of Rishis

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Sirah Paadankitam Kritvaa, Yatha the chaakshayovatah:

Teertha Raajah Prayaago-asau, Gurumuurtyai Namo Namah


Prayag is considered the most holy of all holy waters and it is here the akshayavata - the everlasting banyan tree--stands. Devotion to the form of that Guru by prostrating at whose feet one earns the immortality (of the…


Added by Mukundan P.R. on December 16, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Manus, the Origin of Sin and Trimurti Tradition

Gurucharanam Saranam

Manus are the primordial human ancestors who guide mankind in the matter of dharma and spiritual realization. The whole mankind is the progeny of Manu. The words Man and Manushya originated from Manu. The primal father of humanity is thus one, the Manu. Sagely incarnations come into the world from time to time from the lineage of Manu in order to guide mankind. It is this concept of Sanatana dharma which gives it the resilience and tolerance to respect…


Added by Mukundan P.R. on December 15, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

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