Wednesday, March 19, 2008

About Swami Rama (1925-96)

Swami Rama is a name of one great saint of India, who transformed the lives of many people in India and abroad. Swami Rama’s life is full of many inspirations and provides an insight on the great Indian wisdom. He was born in 1925 in a small village in North India. However, he was raised by a Yogi living in the foothills of Himalayas. During his life, Swami Rama studied both western education and great Indian spiritual education.

He got his higher education from leading universities of India and England including Oxford. He also studied and practised various yogic and spiritual practises only known to great saints of India by visiting monasteries situated on higher altitudes in Himalayas and in Tibet. Therefore, he combined both educations to provide more realistic solutions of spirituality to whole world. He also remained Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham in South India for 1949-51.

However, he renounced this highest position for knowing more about the spiritual practices and returned to his great Guru and master living in Himalayas. He even visited Tibet for meeting his great grand master and learning spiritual practices from him. He lived in number of cave monasteries to understand spiritual practices and power of nature. Later he also lived in England and Moscow to become part of research and giving consultation there.

He also opened an Ashram in Rishikesh and later reached United States in 1969 for giving the wisdom of Himalayan sages to western world. During his life, he always believed himself as a messenger of great Himalayan sages for providing their wisdom to world and west. He also remained great inspirational force for lot of people, scientists, yogis and great thinkers across the world.

He has also written number of books related to yoga, spirituality, meditation etc. He books include “Living with the Himalayan Masters”, “Art of Joyful Living”, “Wisdom of the Ancient Sages” etc. He also founded the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, and the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust. Today people can easily benefit from his great wisdom by reading number of books written by him.

Also visit-Book Review-“Living with the Himalayan Masters”

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