The great enlightened Master Hui Neng is the Sixth and Last Patriarch of Zen Buddhism. We begin with His wise insights gleaned from His lectures and recorded in the Platform Sutra. Hui Neng was born to the Lu family in 638 AD in Xinzhou, Lingnan, now part of Northern Au Lac (Vietnam). Young Hui Neng needed to mature quickly, growing up fatherless and in vulnerable conditions. He was a quick learner, picking up knowledge from everyday life in the marketplace and from the people He spoke with.
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Abbé Pierre this multifaceted modern-day Saint was a monk, priest, parliamentarian, spokesperson and author. Founder of Emmaus International, he organized food and shelter for those in need, and stood for peace in the French Resistance. The Reverend Abbé Pierre’s deeds became a beacon of true altruism in his native France and far beyond.
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Like a multifaceted diamond, Swami Rama was a man of many brilliant talents. He was an extraordinary spiritual Master, a medical doctor, renowned scientist, prolific author, gifted singer, artist and humanitarian. Throughout his life, he wrote dozens of books about spirituality, yoga and holistic health. Perhaps his best-known work is “Living with the Himalayan Masters.” He encouraged people to live a simple but saintly life and emphasized the importance of meditation.
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This feature takes us on a journey to explore the life, philosophy, and mission of revered spiritual Master Baba Sawan Singh. During his lifetime, Baba Sawan Singh had given refuge to over 150,000 disciples from all walks of life, guiding them back in the path of light. His legacy lives on, and with it, his radiance and teachings.
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Today, on the 351th Prakash Parv, the sacred birth anniversary of the tenth and great Sikh Master Sri Guru Gobing Singh Ji, we still remember his wisdom, courageous sacrifice, and benevolent dedication for a peaceful humanity.
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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as The Hare Krishna Movement was founded in 1966, in New York City, USA, by his Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, and is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu religious organization. The Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage in India dated back to the 16th century, to a Master named Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who explained to his disciples that the ultimate goal of living was to experience the eternal bliss of life, the Ananda, through service to Krishna, who was the embodiment of Vishnu.
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In 1920, Yogananda, this extraordinary spiritual Master from India came to live and teach in the West, to share his wisdom and scientific techniques for attaining direct, personal contact with God. His gentleness, grace, humility and eloquence won the hearts of thousands of the followers.
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Bodhidharma was born in the 4th century in the southern India. He was the third son of a Brahman king; he forsook his princehood early on to become a monk. Bodhidharma attained enlightenment at a very young age and became the 28th Master in the Buddhist lineage. He was sent to China by his Master around 524 AD to transmit the Mahayana teaching and help people reach enlightenment within one life, so he was also known as the first Patriarch of Chan Buddhism in China.
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Today we are going to introduce revered philosopher and spiritual Master of Bulgaria Peter Deunov, also known as Beinsa Douno, who started his illuminating spiritual journey here on Earth in 1864. He went on to form the “Society for Elevation of the Religious Spirit of the Bulgarian People” in 1897. Over the years, the society would develop into the Universal White Brotherhood, welcome spiritual seekers of all backgrounds to reunite with the light of God.
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Lahiri Mahasaya is one of the main persons responsible for the renaissance of Yoga in modern India. He is considered a Yogavatar or “Incarnation of Yoga”. He became known in the West through Paramahansa Yogananda.
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