Swami Mukundananda is the senior disciple of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, the fifth authentic Jagadguru in the last 5,000 years. Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is an eternally liberated divine personality who dedicated His entire life for the welfare of humanity. As the undisputed authority of Vedic religion and the reconciler of all spiritual doctrines, He revealed the essence of all Scriptures and extolled Bhakti Yog as the supreme path to God. Ever absorbed in the divine bliss of Shree Radha Krishna, He extensively revealed the science behind devotion.
Swami Mukundananda, ever devoted to His beloved Gurudev, today carries forward the teachings of Bhakti Yog and inspires love for God amongst the masses. With every fibre of his being, Swamiji has dedicated himself to the service of Shree Radha Krishna. As the eternal servant of God, his only goal in life is the selfless service to God and Guru.
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The senior disciple of the fifth original Jagadguru of the world – Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, Swami Mukundananda instantly qualifies as atrue spiritualistwith deep understanding of Divine Vedic wisdom and a practitioner of the same. Another interesting insight into Swamiji’s personality is that he holds similar outstanding credentials in his academic career. Swamiji is a unique sanyasi who has a notable technical and management educational background. He completed his B.Tech from the world-renowned Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He then went to acquire his MBA from the equally distinguished Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata. After completing his education he worked for a short period of time with one of India’s topmost corporate houses.
Swamiji’s training as an engineer and management graduate appeals very highly to the intelligentsia who like to learn spirituality with as scientific approach. His unique and highly methodical system of presenting the true philosophy about God is extremely rare to find in today’s world. Even the most erudite find answers to the toughest questions when explained with remarkable clarity of thought by Swamiji.
Over the years, Swami Mukundananda has delivered enlightening talks at some of the premier technological and management institutes of the world and global companies like; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Stanford University, Kellogg Business School, Google, Oracle, etc. Everywhere he goes, his audiences are enthralled by his ability to analyse modern scientific and management theories and to correlate them with ancient spiritual wisdom. Such rational yet deeply devotional discourses by Swamiji have inspired many young students, professionals and intellectuals to follow the path of spirituality.
Swami Mukundananda’s early life as a renunciate took him to many a famous holy places in India where he associated closely with several elevated Saints. Finally his insatiable spiritual hunger landed him at the lotus feet of his Spiritual Master, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. Swamiji was overawed by the unfathomable scriptural knowledge and ocean of Divine love that he saw manifest in his Spiritual Master.
Under the guidance of Shree Maharajji, he practiced intense sadhana while residing at the ashram. He also extensively studied the Vedic scriptures, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavatam and the Indian and Western systems of philosophy. He also perfected the principle meditation technique called “Roopydhyan”, as revealed and taught by Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. 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.
For the last quarter of a century, Swamiji has been travelling far and wide, awakening hundreds of thousands of seekers. Wherever Swamiji 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 rigorous 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.
A 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. Swami Mukundananda has been preaching in India for 25 years and also takes his words of wisdom to many seekers abroad. He has inspired innumerable devotees in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong,Nepal, UAE and parts of Europe, where his visit is always anxiously awaited. Since 2008, Swamiji has been teaching the divine knowledge of the ancient scriptures in USA and has received phenomenal response over the last 7 years.
In an age where spiritual awakening and knowledge has taken significant importance, Swami Mukundananda has been working tirelessly to help people march forward on the path of Bhakti. With the inspiration of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, he has taken the ancient and esoteric wisdom of Vedas, Upanishads and Shastras to people all over the globe and made them accessible to one and all.
Swamiji’s lectures, words of wisdom, guidance and quotes are most sought after by devotees, seekers, students and people from all walks of life.
In his constant endeavour to instil love for God in the hearts of all who come across him, Swamiji has written over 12 books on diverse spiritual topics. His readers range from kids to elderly people who are benefiting immensely by learning the science of spirituality and then applying its simple techniques in everyday life.
In 2013, Swamiji published a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, called ‘Bhagavad Gita – The Song of God’. Bhagavad Gita is undoubtedly one of the greatest jewels of spiritual wisdom in the history of mankind. Swamiji in his commentary has revealed the original meaning of its verses with great clarity. Any sincere aspirant who reads Swamiji’s commentary on the Bhagavad Gita gains an astounding insight of holy wisdom and experiences an ever increasing desire to love and serve God.
Today, Swamiji is an inspiring beacon for many hundreds of thousands of followers on the path towards God. Contrary to the stereotype of a ‘Swami’ created by the many generations, Swamiji is a very active, lively and extremely affable person. He starts his day well before dawn and works tirelessly well into the night. Most of his time is spent in serving people and helping them grow on the path of God-realization. In between his hectic schedule, he writes books, commentaries, answers tons of emails and letters. He lectures, teaches Yoga & Meditation almost every day of the year. His magnetic personality instantly attracts people from all walks of life towards his very cordial and loving nature.
His presence radiates love for the Divine and for all the souls who approach him for guidance. His ability to find time for almost every person who seeks his help is astonishing.
Swami Mukundananda is a Pioneer in the true sense as he formulated the unique system of Yog known as “Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog”. This is a revolutionary system of Yog that incorporates both – material and spiritual knowledge – for the physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual heath of mankind.
Swami Mukundananda was first introduced to yogasans and Hatha Yog meditational techniques in childhood, and 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. With direct instructions from his spiritual master, Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj, Swamiji began 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. Swamiji has studied the techniques used in many reputed Yoga Universities all over India. He then incorporated the best practices of Hatha Yog, and amalgamated it with Bhakti Yog, to formulate the system of “Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog.”
The techniques of Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog are not new; as they have been practiced by “true Yogis” in India for eons. They are described in the Vedas, and are taught in varying degrees around the world. Nonetheless, in their practice of Yoga, the mind is invariably ignored. The most shocking revelation is that most Yoga therapists and practitioners instruct and perform Yoga only as a form of physical exercise. They rarely pay heed to the mind-dimension and soul-dimension. Whatever benefit is obtained while improving the health, is only transient, due to negligence of the mind factor. The maladies of the mind, such as greed, envy, anger, and illusion, can only be cured through remembrance of the Supreme God. The Shreemad Bhagavatam states:
Etavan Yog AdhisthoMachhisyeihSanakadibhih
(Shreemad Bhagavatam 11.13.14)
“True Yog means removing the mind from all objects of material attachment, and fixing it completely on the Supreme.”
While most of the Yoga institutes of the world, stop at the level of the physical Asans,and the management of the mind is ignored. In contrast, JKYog offers rock solid techniques of Yog that enable us to relish both the Bliss of Divinity and sound material health with ease and simplicity.