Spiritual Masters are those rare beings who have realised their oneness with the Supreme, – the highest transcendental Consciousness. Spiritual Masters have not only realised their true self but also work selflessly to inspire humanity to seek the divinity within themselves.
A real spiritual Master is able to expedite the progress of his/her disciples through their close connection to God and the grace of God.
Spiritual Masters have taught the timeless spiritual truths in a variety of ways, Their teachings reflecting the environment and period in which they live.
Great spiritual Masters like Krishna, Buddha and Jesus Christ have led to the formation of religions dedicated to following the teachings of these avatars. Each spiritual master has offered their own unique path towards the highest Truth. However although the outer forms may differ the ultimate realisation is the same.
This is a selection of spiritual Masters who can be of service to aspiring seekers.
Sri Aurobindo (1872 – 1950)
Founder of Integral Yoga and Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. Works include “The Life Divine” and “Savitri”
Sri Anandamayi Ma (1896 – 1982)
Bhakti yogi and self-realised Guru. P.Yogananda referred to her as the “Joy-permeated” saint.
Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007)
Sri Chinmoy was spiritual Master, poet, artist and musician. He advocated a mixture of bhakti yoga, karma yoga and meditation on the heart.
Lahiri Mahasaya (1828 – 1895)
Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950)
Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886)
Swami Sivananda (1887 – 1963)
Swami Vivekananda (1863 –1902)
Vivekananda was chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. He helped spread Vedanta and Hindu ideas in the West.
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Writings about Spiritual Masters
by Sri Chinmoy