Ramakrishnananda Saraswathy



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Ramakrishnananda Swamigal, Sri Sri Sri Ramakrishnananda Saraswati Swamigal
Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Atharva Veda, Sri Vidya, Vedanta
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
06/06/1947
Place of Birth: 
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Other Related Gurus: 
Sri Satchithananda Saraswathi, Sri Vasudev

Biography

Ramakrishnananda Saraswathy is a scholar and sage well versed in four Vedas but His mastery is Atharva Veda.

Ramakrishnananda Saraswathy has performed many Athirudra Yagnas and ChathurVeda Maha Yagnas שמג has attained Sarvanga Peetam at Varanasi – the Highest honour for Spiritual Leader /Acharya in his path.

Apart from spiritual activites, Ramakrishnananda Saraswathy often visits schools & colleges and interacts with Younger generation and motivates them for better Creativity.

He has also done extensive research in Herbal medicines for chronic diseases and cured patients of incurable diseases with Atharva Veda. He performed Varuna Maha Yagna with Atharva Veda Prayoga and brought rain in drought areas and is also performing Yagnas for Environment Protection .

Teachings

Swamiji has expounded the Vedas and chanted the mantras in orginal vedic style for benefit of mankind

Rig Veda {In the Rig Veda, the universal truths propounded explain the universal order of life in three planes
* Internal ( to the Soul )
* External ( to the body in terms of Dharma or worldly life )
* Spiritual ( in terms of the cosmos )
The universal order of life in these three planes is then linked to the Supreme encompassing the three planes. Thus all terms / names mentioned such as Indra, Agni, Vayu etc. have exoteric and esoteric significance in each of the three planes as understood by the individual Soul depending on the spiritual evolution of the Soul.

Sama Veda
The Sama Veda consists of hymns (many of them common with the Rig Veda) which when sung in the appropriate manner will strike a chord in enabling one to understand the universal truths and order of life depending on their stage of spiritual evolution. The source of the musical patterns of the Sama Veda hymns is derived from the vibration / sounds of the cosmos. This reveals that spiritual evolution can be achieved through music (by hearing as well as singing).

Yajur Veda
The Yajur Veda consists of hymns from the Rig Veda along with other hymns which when recited in the performance of a yajna / havan will enable the Soul or the beneficiaries to understand the universal truths of the Veda in any or all of the three planes of its meanings depending on the individual's stage of spiritual evolution. Though the Yajur Veda is associated with performance of Yajna for worldly gains, it is understood that the individual beneficiaries will ultimately evolve spiritually and subsequently undertake these Yajnas for the spiritual and material benefits of mankind as a whole. The Yajur Veda has two distinct schools of presentation and following as explained below.

Shukla Yajur Veda
This Veda is followed in the Northern parts of India and has mantras in the form of the Veda and Brahmanas (explanatory notes to the mantras) presented in the Satapatha Brahmana. The Shukla Yajur Veda is said to have been taught by the "Sun" to sage Yajnavalkya and hence the name "Shukla" or "White" Yajur Veda.

Krishna Yajur Veda

This is followed in the Southern parts of India and has Veda mantras and Brahmanas intermixed - that is, the Brahmanas follow the mantras as explanatory notes in the Veda text itself. Since Shukla Yajur Veda is known as "White", this Yajur Veda has been denoted as "Krishna" or "Black" Yajur Veda. Both the versions are accepted as authentic and both schools are practised widely.

The Atharva Veda,
when understood in the external plane, is generally known to contain hymns common to the Rig Veda including others for the sole purpose of performing "Magic" or to communicate with ghosts and spirits or for curing ailments. However, when viewed in the spiritual plane, the Atharva Veda expounds universal truths of the oneness of the universe, the way to live in communion with the world of evolved souls, to pray for a healthy life and finally to merge with the Supreme.

Essence of the Vedas -All the Vedas provide the same knowledge to experience the Supreme through different paths.

The Rig Vedi would approach this goal through prayer and intellectual pursuits.
The Sama Vedi through musical renderings of the hymns
The Yajur Vedi through Yajna and invocation of Agni to carry the message of the hymns to the Supreme.
The Atharva Vedi through tantra or other rituals.

All the Vedas provide the same knowledge to experience the Supreme through different paths. The Vedas propound and accept all forms of religious practice in the pursuit of understanding and merging with the Supreme. Hence it is highly secularand tolerant in its teachings by ultimately preaching.

"May Happiness and Peace come to One and All irrespective of Faith, Creed, Colour and Social order of the Society including Beings of other forms of evolution."

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