Part 10: Who is the Spiritual Master – Role of the Masters
Masters of the Past
There have been a whole universe of Masters and Gurus who have graced this Earth. They have stood as embodiments of Divinity, demonstrating the power, glory and love of the Divine. They have tangibly shown those around them and indeed the world the nature of God and what it means to have a relationship with Him.
Take Shirdi Sai Baba, he was a Muslim fakir that transcended religious boundaries and united whole communities. He was a humble wandering beggar who won the hearts and minds of the people. He answered prayers, cured diseases and performed many miraculous feats. In doing so he aroused the faith of his devotees and turned them towards a higher purpose. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886) was another such Guru. He was devoted to the Goddess Kali, and used to routinely get lost in ecstatic states of devotion. He was open to all traditions and embraced many different ways of attaining the Divine. Out of his disciples, the most famous was Swami Vivekananda, a stoic orator who spread the spiritual truths of India to the west.
Not long after Paramahamsa Yogananda also journeyed to America. He descended from a linage of Masters which stretched back to Mahavatar Babaji. In 1920 he brought the ancient Yogic science of Kriya to the West. He preached a philosophy of devotion and initiated many into Kriya practice, transforming their lives and bringing them to the spiritual path.
There are a number of living Gurus throughout the globe, one such is Paramahamsa Vishwananda. Having his main centre in Germany, he travels the world opening the hearts of people towards a loving relationship with God. He is established in the ancient devotional traditions of India but at the same time delivers a new, contemporary message. He has established an international organisation – Bhakti Marga which has numerous temples in various countries, with the main centre situated in Frankfurt Germany. Paramahamsa Vishwananda has introduced a number of spiritual techniques including Atma Kriya Yoga, Mantra chanting and deity worship. These practices are all geared to mastering the mind, and awakening the individual to their true purpose- a state of loving service to the Divine. The essence of his teaching lies in surrendering the mind at the feet of God, when this is done the Lord’s grace descends upon us, and spiritual realisation is attained. By engaging with thousands of seekers from all different backgrounds Paramahamsa Vishwananda blesses and ignites that connection with the Divine, a connection which grows and flourishes.
Meet the Master Online
Paramahamsa Vishwananda is giving the personal blessings online now, via His new online darshans. This event used to take place around the world in person but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is not possible. Therefore, Paramahamsa Vishwananda is entering the homes of 1000’s of people across the world by His online Darshans taking place via Zoom. Darshan means ‘divine sight’, the experience of seeing and being seen by the Divine. Receiving darshan from a fully realised Spiritual Master who lives in constant union with the Divine is rare, and a special treasure not to be missed. Despite the restrictions, Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s darshans are unique, in that He gives personal eye to eye blessings.
If you would like to attend on online darshan with Paramahamsa Vishwananda, either exclusively with only participants from the UK, Canada, USA and Ireland on 01 July 2020, 5:00pm.