your longing to meet God. Keeping His form before you, pray to
Him to bestow His Grace. Let your heart melt in tears of love.”
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Mukundananda is a renowned spiritual teacher from India, and
is the senior disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj.
He is the founder
of the Yogic system called “Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog.”
Swamiji is a unique
sanyasi (in the renounced order of life), who has a
distinguished technical and management educational background as well.
completed B.Tech. from the world-renowned Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),
Delhi. He then did MBA from the equally distinguished Indian Institute of
Management (IIM), Kolkata. After that, he worked for some time with one of
India's topmost industrial houses.
However, distinguished material
education and a promising corporate career did not quench his thirst for
knowing the Absolute Truth. The longing for God was so strong that he
renounced his career and travelled throughout India as a sanyasi.
At the Lotus
Feet of his Spiritual Master
these travels, he closely associate with many elevated Saints of India, read
the writings of the great Acharyas of the past, and lived in many
famous holy places.
Ultimately his search took him
to the lotus feet of his Spiritual Master, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
(who is lovingly called “Maharajji” by his devotees). He was overawed by
the unfathomable scriptural knowledge and ocean of Divine love that he saw
manifest in his Spiritual Master. About this first meeting, Maharajji later
remarked, “He recognized me as one would recognize his mother.”
Under the guidance of Shree
Maharajji, he practiced intense sadhana while residing at the
ashram. He also extensively studied the Vedic scriptures, and the
Indian and Western systems of philosophy. Upon completion of his studies,
his Guru entrusted him with the key task of propagating the ancient
knowledge of the Eternal Truth the world over.
Swamiji was first introduced to
yogasans and Hatha Yog meditational techniques in childhood,
and he continued its practice while growing up. As he transitioned to
Bhakti Yog, he changed his meditational techniques, but continued with
his daily practice of yogasans. Seeing his interest in Yog,
Kripaluji Maharaj asked him to teach a holistic system of Yog, to correct
the anomaly in the Western world, where Yoga was being taught as a mere
physical science. On his Spiritual Master’s instructions, Swamiji visited
reputed Yoga Universities all over India, studying their yogic
techniques. He then incorporated the best practices of Hatha Yog,
and amalgamated it with Bhakti Yog, to formulate the system of
“Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog.”
For the last quarter of a
century, Shree Swamiji has been traveling far and wide, awakening hundreds
of thousands of seekers. Wherever Swamji goes, he attracts huge audiences.
Hearing the profound secrets of the Vedas from him is a rare privilege, for
he is able to explain the ancient esoteric knowledge with rigourous
scientific logic, in the modern context.
Using perfect logic, and a
simple-yet-scientific approach, Swamiji offers new ways of understanding and
applying the knowledge of the scriptures in our daily lives. The hallmark
of his lectures is the ease with which he dispels various myths and
misnomers associated with the various paths of God-realization, and his
ability to penetrate even the toughest minds and convince them with depth of
understanding and scriptural veracity.
lectures cover the teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, Shreemad Bhagavatam,
Puranas, Bhagavad Geeta, Ramayan, and other Eastern scriptures and Western
philosophies. Like the true Disciple of a true Master, Swamiji masterfully
quotes from the scriptures of all the great religions, to satisfy even the
most discerning of knowledge-seekers. He also reveals the simple and
straightforward path to God-realization that can be practiced by anyone.
Although Swamiji started
preaching in India two decades ago, he now preaches both in India and
abroad. He has inspired innumerable devotees in Singapore, Malaysia and
Hong Kong, where his visit is always anxiously awaited. Since 2008, on the
instruction of Shree Maharajji, Swamiji has increasingly begun spending more
time in USA, where his educational background and command over the English
language make his programs particularly charming to the intelligentsia,
professionals, and academicians.
cover the teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavatam, Puranas, Bhagavad
Geeta, Ramayan, and other Eastern and Western philosophies. Like the true
disciple of a true master, Swamiji masterfully quotes from scriptures of
different religions, to satisfy even the most discerning of knowledge
seekers. He also reveals the simple and straightforward way of
God-realization which can be practiced by anyone. Another special feature
about his lectures is that he establishes every spiritual truth through
scriptural quotations, irrefutable logic and humorous real-life
illustrations. His wisdom filled anecdotes, humorous stories and clarity has
the audience both enthralled and entertained for the entire duration of his
discourses offered by Swamiji are specially designed for those people who
have unanswered questions
spirituality, and are looking for satisfactory answers. Some of the
questions addressed in his lectures are:
is the goal of life?
are all searching for happiness, yet we remain discontented. Why?
is the nature of God? Why is He beyond our intellect, mind and
is the Grace of God? How is it attained?
is sharanagati or surrender to God?
do we experience lust, anger, greed, envy, illusion etc.? How can
Vedas mention three paths to God-realization: karm, gyan and bhakti.
What is the difference between them? Who is qualified for which
all paths of karm, gyan and bhakti lead to the same goal or
it possible to attain God even while staying in household life? What
is the karm yog of the Bhagavad Gita?
is the difference between the worship of the personal and the
impersonal forms of God?
is Divine love and how is it different from worldly love?
can one establish a personal relationship with God?
is the basis for choosing one's worshipped form of God?
do the scriptures say about the need for a Spiritual Master? How do
we recognize a genuine Guru?
is meditation? How and when should Sadhana (devotional practice) be
ancient Hindu scriptures like the Vedas, Upanishads, Shreemad Bhagavatam,
Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, etc. are all treasure houses of Divine
knowledge. They were either directly spoken by God in his various
descensions on earth, or were inspired by him in the hearts of the
Saints. But when these great scriptures are read individually, they
appear to have many contradictions. This has led to much confusion in
the minds of people.
lectures, Swamiji answers such questions which have always puzzled
people and shows the clear, simple truth. Some of the confusions and
contradictions which he addresses are:
God can never be seen or understood by our material senses and intellect
because He is Divine.
b) God can be seen, attained and understood, even through our material
senses and intellect. The God-realized Saints in the past have done so.
God is attained through His Grace, and not through our self-effort.
b) Unless we exert effort and do sadhana, we cannot attain God.
Everything happens by the will of God. Without his inspiration, not even
a leaf can move.
b) We are responsible for our own actions. God is only an impartial
judge of our activities.
What we get in this life is the consequence of our actions in past
lives. We are all controlled by our destiny.
b) We all have the free-will to act. We are the makers of our own
This world is mithya or unreal since it is made of maya.
b) This world is
satya or real, and necessary for the maintenance
of the body. Without it we cannot live.
Liberation from material bondage is the ultimate goal of spirituality.
b) The desire for liberation is a selfish desire, and only when we give
it up can we attain pure Divine love.
Service to man is service to God. One who performs his worldly duties
sincerely, does not need to worship God.
b) Devotion to God is not the same as the performance of worldly duties.
It must be separately accomplished.
Our surrender and single-minded devotion should be towards God alone.
b) Unless we surrender to a Guru, we cannot reach God.
The aim of meditation is to think of God and establish the mind in God.
b) The aim of meditation is to stop the thinking process and quiet the
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invaluable treasure attainable in the human form is Selfless Divine Love.
This Divine love is the culmination of all spiritual knowledge. It is
experienced not through the intellect, but through the heart. When our heart
melts for our Beloved Lord, an intense longing for His Divine Vision
develops. This cleanses the mirror of the mind and destroys its
negativities. The consciousness is united with God in love, and the devotee
experiences perfect Bliss.
programs, Swamiji chants the sweetest bhajans that inspire devotional love
and transport the consciousness to subliminal heights.
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the System of Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog
Shree Swamiji has founded many
organizations in India with permanent centers and ashrams, such as Jagadguru
Kripalu Yog Trust, India, Radha Govind Dham, Delhi, Radha Krishna Bhakti
Mandir, Cuttack, Radha Govind Dham, Berhampur, Shyama Shyam Dham, Jajpur,
Radha Govind Dham, Parla Khemundi, Radha Govind Dham, Karanjia, etc. In USA,
Swamiji has inspired the formation of Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog, a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. In the space of a few years, JKYog centers have
opened throughout the length and breadth of USA.
information on Jagadguru Kripalu Yog, please visit
Swamiji cares deeply about
imparting Hindu cultural and religious values to the younger generation,
especially in the West. Towards this end, he has conceived a special
Personality Development program for children and young adults. This program
is called “The Bal-Mukund Playground for Vedic Wisdom.” It includes
character building, yog, meditation, devotional singing and religious
training. Many Bal-Mukund centers have been started for the benefit of
children, both in USA and in India.
Shree Swamiji’s has a
God-gifted ability to keep all kinds of audiences enthralled and entertained
through wisdom filled anecdotes, humorous stories and irrefutable logic. He
has inspired innumerable people, of all ages, towards the path of God
Realization, the world over. Swamiji's warmth and humility touch all those
who have the fortune to have his association. In fact, his very presence
radiates Grace and Bliss.
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