Brahmarishi Gurvanand to visit Auckland

Brahmrishi Gurvanand to visit Auckland

Public Programme on February 29 and March 1, 2020
Venkat Raman
December 24, 2019

Vishvasant Brahmarishi Guruvanand (Facebook Picture)

Thousands of devotees across religious, or otherwise persuasion, will be delighted to know that Vishvasant Brahmarishi Guruvanand will be in Auckland early next year and that he will appear in two public events sharing his wealth of knowledge.

Respectfully known as ‘Guruvanand Swami Ji,’ the Brahmarishi will speak at gatherings on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 3 pm at Shree Ram Mandir (located at 11 Brick Street, Henderson, West Auckland) and on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3 pm at Bhartiya Mandir (located at 252 Balmoral Road, Central Auckland).

Further details can be obtained from Contacts: Laxmi Jhunjhnuwala 021-778 322, Shivani Arora 021-870 012 or Usha Kumar on 021-0730829.

Posted by BRAHM RISHI Guruvanand SWAMI on Monday, January 25, 2016

Embracing humanity

One of the finest attributes of Brahmrishi (as I address him) is that he does not serve religious doctrines or promote any particular faith. He embraces all human beings with warmth and affection, spreading the message of love, peace and happiness.

 

His captivating smile and speeches carrying simple, and yet powerful connotations, have brought together millions of people around the world and here in New Zealand, his visits are always awaited with anxiety and excitement.

He does not propagate complex philosophies or Vedic teachings (which he perhaps does at high-level discussions with philosophers and people of yore) but delivers gentle messages that are easy to understand and practice in life.

 

Achieving happiness

“Happiness is not elusive to those who try and reach it,” is his Mantra.

“The time to be happy is now and the place to be happy is here. And the way to be happy is to make someone happy. And to have a little heaven right here. And to have a little heaven right here,” he said during a discourse at a private gathering in Auckland in 2016.

Brahmrishi always underscores the significance of achieving harmony and peace within the self, at home, in the neighbourhood, in the community, the society, the country and the world.

Millions of devotees across the Continents are spellbound by the magnetism of his voice and the power of his presence at every gathering- be it a large meeting of 25,000 people or a home-sitting of five persons. At each of these, his message comes through loud and clear:

“Self-Realisation helps a person to achieve a better perception of the world and its affairs; that human relationship need not be as complex as it looks.”

According to him, people have the responsibility to imbibe the serenity and the depth of the meaning for the Divine Teachings in their inner and external lives.

“In the tapestry of life, weave a story that is so inspiring and so meaningful that posterity can say with pride that you were indeed the heir of the ‘Santana Dharma,’ the eternal Dharma of the great Masters of the past. Your thoughts and actions today are indelible links that connect the great shining past and the glorious future unfolding of the Divine Life, of which you are an integral part,” he says.

“Live a beautiful life, so beautiful that its fragrance eternally permeates and pervades the memory of your fellow sojourners in the journey of life.”

Residents of New Zealand and visitors, who had an opportunity to converse, even briefly, with Brahmarishi would agree that he is full of compassion and love combined with humility and simplicity. They would have also realised that he is one of the most revered accomplished saints of the contemporary world.

About Brahmarishis

In Hinduism, a Brahmarishi (compound of ‘Brahma’ and ‘Rishi’) is a member of the highest class of Rishis (seers or sages), especially those credited with the composition of the hymns in the Rigveda. A Brahmarishi is a sage who has understood the meaning of Brahman or has attained the highest divine knowledge (‘Brahmajnana’). Below him are the Maharishis (Great Rishis).

The Saptarishis created out of Brahma’s thoughts are perfect ‘Brahmarishis.’ They are often cited on a par with the Devas in power and piety in the Puranas.

Bhrigu, Angiras, Atri, Vishwamitra, Kashyapa, Vasishta, and Shandilya are the seven Brahmarishis.

 

Refreshing Teacher

Defying his age (77) Guruvanand is a globetrotter, travelling to various countries in different time zones and yet retaining freshness, charm and alacrity. The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology`) topper, Master of the Four Vedas, a linguist and a symbol of resplendence, he brings together people of all faiths, propagating the philosophy of ‘Religion should unite and not divide humankind.’

His teachings are well founded on tenets of innate goodness of every person, transcending barriers of race, religion, language and other man-made barriers. He believes that everyone has something to contribute to the progress and prosperity of the human race as a whole.

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