From certainty to uncertainty; Mundanity to transcedentality; Sojourn in the realm of unexplored world for the ultimate truth in life; Acharya Shri has long nurtured a deep desire towards welfare of the downtrodden who remain neglected from the mainstream. In the realm of Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram, an enlightened soul emerged out and bloomed as a lotus in the remote hamlet of Mubarakpur under Sitamarhi district of the North Bihar on 2nd June 1937. A man, who had little interest in studies in his formative years evolved to become a profound scholar. Acharya Shri’s distinctly suave style is derived from his exhaustive formal education which include an M.A. in Hindi as also ornate degree and accolade like Ph.D., Sahitya Ratna, and Sahitya Visharad.As a visionary whose quest for knowledge has impacted the face of education both in Bihar and abroad, Acharya Shri has been acknowledged for his untiring enthusiasm with numerous awards both in the field of education and spiritualism.
Acharya Shri`s simplistic and articulate methods of teachings with his trademark humane touch make Acharya Shri`s discourses potent in today`s ever growing environment of stress. Acharya Shri preaches with the aim to orient the present day human beings towards self realization of their need to maintain a healthy body, healthy mind and propagate the same thought through a healthy family.In his discourses, Acharya Shri emphasizes on the fact that pleasure is an abstract feeling which can be generated from the inner self. Like all great men who are in harmony with the environment, Acharya Shri feels that life is barren if one’s life is void of music. His teachings guide us to abstain from the hallucinations of the external worldwhich leads us to frustration, agony, infliction, restlessness and ostentation. He encourages us towards an attitude of introspection which is achieved through meditation (Dhyan). Meditation according to him should form the essence of our daily routine in today’s’ fast paced life. Meditation only is the permanent cure of modern man’s mental and physical ailments. His lucid teachings explain that vacillation of our minds today is attributable to adoption of falsehood and arrogant attitudes in modern instrumentated lives.
Acharya Shri has been ever pondering over the modern methods of education. His concern for children education has been instrumental in establishing his chain of schools all over India and abroad. Acharya Shri has authored over 80 books on varied subjects. The major subjects on which he has penned his thoughts include Yoga, methods of life, child psychology, abandonment of the elderly and mounting materialistic approach in modern society. Though Acharya Shri has been a thinker from his formative years, his outwardly transformation to spiritualism has come to fore in the form of Acharya Shri establishing his own welfare Kendra, popularly known as ATAM KALYAN KENDRA, at Badsahpur in Gurgaon, Haryana.
Acharya Shri is distinctly different from the present spiritual gurus, has a modern scientific outlook and fathers no belief in traditional trends,taboos and blind faith of our old system. He has paved his own path to create novelty and new refreshing changes in modern society. He advocates that there should be no room for any ‘ism’ except ‘humanism’. As a breath of fresh air in our polluted surroundings, Acharya Shri has established himself as a social reformer, polymath, pantheist, linguist, philosopher and above all a spiritual Guru, whose signature style of love for mankind and the environment would certainly bring in a change in the times to come.
Acharya Shri at a Glance
Acharya Sudarshanji Maharaj is an eloquent orator with an enormous experience in the field of education. Acharya Shri has gained enormous knowledge through both books and practical experience. Acharya Shri has worked in the field of education for over 47 years and has founded over 40 schools todate both in India and abroad.
Methods of Life.
Acharya Shri has written books on the subject “Methods of Life” in six parts for different genre of students. A number of talks on the same subject have been aired on various channels across the globe. The unique method has found wide initial acceptance in Singapore and Malaysia and thereafter Methods of Life Pvt Ltd. has been established in Singapore. Branches would ensue in various other countries. His main belief is that education should not be confined to closed class rooms and the endeavor should be to apply education to life itself. His simplistic thoughts amalgamated with eloquent delivery make Acharya Shri`s discourses spellbinding.
Atma Kalyan Kendra.
In the course of his spiritual journey, Acharya Shri has founded the Atma Kalyan Kendra which proposes a parallel thought of “Self- welfare”. The Atma Kalyan Kendra is located at Badshahpur, Sohna Road, Gurgaon. It is a symbol of Acharya Shri`s purity and aims to spread the message of humanity and magnanimity so as to dispel ignorance, vanity, superstition and immorality.This Ashram runs without giving priority to any sect, religion, and caste. The aim of the Kendra is to bring out the latent talent of the people. At the Kendra, the disciples follow the guidelines of Acharya Shri and connect their bodies and thoughts with nature. As a practicing Yoga guru asanas such as Suryabhedan Pranayam and Chandrasevan Pranayam are a way of life at the Atma Kalyan Kendra. Through his teaching, devotees are able to control their cravings, anxieties and restlessness.
Another endeavor of Acharya Shri is to motivate people to realize their self worth. Individuals today are challenged with low self esteem and therefore reports of rash and reckless actions by individuals are on the rise. As a reformer and guru, Acharya Shri motivates people to focus on their positive points thereby ensuring high self esteem. The sprawling ashram boasts of a huge lawn, Meditation Hall, Prayer Hall, rest room for elders and a medicare centre. CDs, Cassettes, Broachers, Books can be obtained from the reading cum library of the Kendra (as also ordered onlne).
The growing intolerance amongst youth, inability to adjust coupled with materialistic attitude are prime reasons why many elders find themselves abandoned (after they have toiled hard to make the life of their children). Acharya Shri has set up an old age home in Gurgaon for such unfortunate elderly people. Acharya Shri`s interactions with such individuals have ensured that many such individuals have a reason to re-celebrate their existence. Over the years, Sudarshan Dham has evolved as a centre of support for the elderly and with active participation of the members, the dham with each passing year is growing from strength to strength.
Acharya Shri understands the nuances of rising costs today as also its impact on needy individuals requiring medical care. To address the issue, Acharya Shri has taken various initiatives to provide medical aid to the needy such as free cataract operation camp, blood tests, blanket distribution for elders and destitute.
Hamein Bhi Padhao (HBP).
Acharya Shri has always borne in mind that a sect of our society who have not been fortunate inadvertently remain left out. Therefore, under the aegis of ATAM KALYAN KENDRA, ‘Hamen Bhi Padhao’ program (social revolution for the neglected class) is also being run free of cost by Acharya Shri throughout India. Acharya Shri launched the HBP initiative (without any cooperation from government or non-government organization) reflecting his moral responsibility (of being an educationist) to educate the underprivileged children. Acharya Shri understands that lack of education and ever increasing gap between rich and poor would in successive years translate into increase in instances of crime by under privileged. Therefore, as a visionary he urges us to ensure that the children of our country are equipped with education/ knowledge so as to participate in the growth of this country.
As a nature lover, Acharya Shri`s love for the environment needs no emphasis. He has written numerous books on the subject. Through his teachings, Acharya Shri highlights the importance of Environment on human well being. Through simplistic and lucid examples, Acharya Shri is able to draw attention of the best minds of the country towards creating Environment awareness. Acharya Shri encourages all of us to draw energy from both the Sun and Moon and its creations thereof.
Times of India.
To acknowledge the exhaustive contribution of Acharya Shri, Times of India has published his Biography “SUDARSHAN – Man Without Mission”. The book has been released by H`nble Speaker of Lok Sabha Mrs Meera Kumar. A must read for individuals who dream of making a difference both in their own lives and in the lives of millions of others.