year of birth : 1966 | place of birth : Punjab, INDIA
website : www.gurumaa.com
“ The Master never claims that he is god and others are not;
on the contrary the master gives us hope that we are similar to him,
very much like him with this little difference - we are not aware of
who we are and the Guru knows who he is.”
“ Truth cannot be given to you; especially if you are following
an organized religion, then truth will be
as far from you as darkness is from light. Truth is not
found by observing rituals, undertaking pilgrimages or
reading the scriptures. It is simply a waste of time.”
“ We are told that if you are not occupied with the mind
all the time, then you will invite the devil.
It is such a heightened misconception that people are
going crazy just because of this.
An empty mind is not the devil's home but
an empty mind is the home of the Buddha ”
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
"Know Thyself " ... " Quotes of the Unquotable " ... " Shivoham " ... " Rumi Aur Main " ... " Rays of Light " ... " Ath Kahe Narad " ... " Going beyond the mind(Gurumaa Vani) " ... " In Quest of Sadguru " ... " The Compassionate Buddha " ... " Sutras for Transcending Indulgence " ... " Health & Healing Through Yoga "
Anandmurti Gurumaa also known as Gurumaa born in Amritsar, Punjab India, is a New Age spiritual guide. She is respected by followers of many faiths including Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Sufism. Her message transcends gender, religious, political, geographic and material boundaries. She is well versed with varied subjects like Zen, Buddhism, Art, Upanishad, Yoga and fuses scientific aptitude with ancient wisdom which enables her to take a pragmatic approach to life and its varied shades.
Anandmurti means “an embodiment of Divine Bliss” and Gurumaa means “Master Mother” in Hindi. Gurumaa teaches the disciplines of meditation, yoga, present moment awareness and self-realisation, using meditation techniques from yoga, zen, tantra, sufism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Gurumaa's core teachings include meditation, self-realisation, evolving consciousness and non-duality.
Gurumaa is said to have attained enlightenment at age 16. She says she didn't put in years of austerities for enlightenment and she was a normal girl who used to enjoy all games, sports and extra-curricular activities, which she continued after college. Gurumaa conducted series of discourses on various spiritual texts of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, budhists like Bhagavad Gita, japji sahib, rehraas sahib, jaap sahib of Guru Granth Sahib, Guru Gita, Shankaracharya's Nirvana Shatkam and Bhaja Govindam, Narada Bhakti Sutra and poetries of sufi mystics like Baba Bulle Shah, baba farid and Rumi. In Gurumaa's own words, if her teachings are to be summarized in one thing, it would be awareness.