Anandmurti Gurumaa

Biography

An embodiment of love, grace, compassion, and empowered with the wisdom of the times, forward thinking and dynamic in her approach and outlook, Anandmurti Gurumaa stands as a constant source of inspiration for all. She is a source of light to those looking for an answer, peace, wisdom, and unconditional love. Defying definitions, pragmatic, realistic, of liberal views, she is open-minded like sky and intense like space.

Anandmurti Gurumaa was born on 8th April 1966. She had a wonderful childhood - when other children were learning nursery rhymes, she was listening to the philosophy of Vedanta. While other children dreamt of dolls and cars, she was learning the art of awakening. She was always seen meditating or sitting in silence.

She travelled in different parts of India, finally settling in Rishikesh - a holy city on the banks of the Ganges. While in Rishikesh, she went into silence and wanted to remain in this state forever. However, the world needed her presence to show light to the mankind groping in dark; seekers were flocking from everywhere seeking guidance. Out of her compassion for humanity she came out of silence and began to show the way.

At a very early age, life groomed her to be a master and a guide to seekers. Soon the fragrance of her spirituality spread and people from all over started coming to her seeking knowledge and guidance.

She started travelling to address conferences, meet people and to give them guidance. Later she started her meditation retreats which gave her a working ground. Thousands of people would come to unlearn the worldly ways; to rise above dogmas and doctrines of religion. She simplified meditation for the masses and made it of such ease that no one ever felt that this path was for a chosen few only.

As fish to water, so did poetry come naturally to her. Anandmurti Gurumaa has written hundreds of poems. She has also set them to music and sung them in her mellifluous voice.

Anandmurti Gurumaa teaches the essential precepts that we must understand and internalize, if we are to progress on the path of spiritual understanding. A pragmatic approach of her teachings empowers the seeker with the wisdom to live with absolution. With her characteristic humility, Anandmurti Gurumaa says, “I have nothing new to offer in terms of words; but much to offer in terms of the essence of truth.”

Redefining spirituality: Anandmurti Gurumaa says, “The Spiritual path is a warrior’s path where you have to wage a war against your own darkness, your own ignorance – not to fight with your own mind but to understand it so as to transgress it. It is like the seed that is always there but flowers only in the right climate, rich soil and with the loving nurturing of a gardener.”

Gurumaa says she does not belong to any one tradition, religion, path or label. She considers herself a citizen of world and is not limited by narrow considerations. She is a free-spirited, transendentalist and is carving out a path-less path for seekers. She says that no guru can grant you enlightenment; no master can awaken your kundalini; one has to toil hard oneself in the presence of the master- but without making the effort seem a strain. Seek, but with patience; meditate, but without any goal; sharpen your awareness so that you rise above the ‘me-mine-I’ syndrome of identification with the self.

Today Anandmurti Gurumaa resides in a beautiful ashram in Gannaur, Haryana, India. Ever welcoming to seekers; ever inviting to all; a hard task master who will not appease your ego, Gurumaa says, “People do not need a living guru; they need a look-alike guru, a toy. As one has to surrender totally to the guru, people, who love their selves so much, find it difficult to do so. Therefore most prefer to stay away!”

Anandmurti Gurumaa is a living master who is so ordinary in her extraordinariness! She is a challenge to the intellect, a pleasing sight to the eyes, humorous, and a lively new age Buddha.

Where to find Anandmurti Gurumaa online


Where to buy in print


Books

Thus Says Kabir
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,770. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion & Science
Kabir says a lot, and how! His no-nonsense style of rendition pierces the heart. He says the truth as it really is, unpalatable as it may be. One of the greatest saints, one of the greatest poets to have walked on this earth, Kabir has left such an indelible mark on mankind that even to this day, thousands and thousands of followers all over the world, are trying to follow his teachings.
Mind Undressed
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,980. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Embark upon this journey of inner evolution, the involution of mind wherein we will understand the functioning of the human mind, recognise its afflictions, the states it dwells in, and know the ways to manage it to go beyond it. In this way you will learn how to tame the shrew of this mind! Understanding the mind is transcending the mind. And going beyond the mind is going beyond all suffering.
Going Beyond The Mind
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,110. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization
This book is a rarest compilation of discourses by revered master Anandmurti Gurumaa where she talks about the mechanism of mind, its complexities and ways to transcend it. It contains sutras of the master whose vision stands undivided because the duality of mind has ceased to exist, where the vision has become so transparent that in all its touching clarity it will guide you towards freedom.
Health & Healing through Yoga
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,850. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga
Besides solutions to common afflictions - stress, heart disease, hypertension, their background, prevention and remedies, this book specifically elaborates on the various yoga asanas, pranayamas, shatkarmas and the immeasurable benefits of yoga nidra. In a nutshell, this book is a boon for all those who are in search of all encompassing health, well-being and conscious living.
In Quest of Sadguru
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,570. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Who is a Guru? How to identify pseudo-gurus and steer clear of them? How to recognise a true Guru? What is the need of a Guru? Who is a disciple? What is the code of conduct for a disciple? If you have any such query - well, this is the book for you, especially for you. In Quest of Sadguru is an ultimate guide for all those in search of a true master.
The Compassionate Buddha
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,980. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion and self-improvement
“The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it.” A ‘Buddha’ has written about, not only the Buddha that Gautama Siddhartha was, but the Buddha that resides within all of us. Revered Anandmurti Gurumaa is one such living Buddha. The language is simple as this is a compilation of live discourses given to a gathering of masses from all walks of life.
Sutras For Transcending Indulgence
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,500. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Sexuality
It has been said that nothing sells like sex. It is one of those topics that attract as much interest as controversy besides evoking diverse reactions. This book, therefore strikes a chord with everyone, for it is a part of all our lives, whether we admit it or not. This in-depth elucidation will be an eye-opener & will give you another dimension to this much misrepresented topic.

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