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The Swami Sri Gurudev Comes to America By Joe Alexander


urudev now has millions of supporters from over 170 countries who follow his spiritual and life-transforming messages of family, faith and compassion. Real Housewives of New York City stars Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley were among the celebrities in the front row to hear spiritual leader Swami Sri Gurudev when he spoke at the Global Dharma Conference at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center. Savvy Sonja said, “I’ve always been interested in spirituality. Gurudev is the embodiment of the knowledge accumulated by all the iconic Gurus that have ever lived. He is the divine guru.” Devotee Dorinda said, “I saw Gurudev on his last visit to New York and found him to be an inspirational speaker. He taught me that every human being not only has the power to lift themselves but that we also have the power to lift the collective consciousness of humanity.” Brahmrishi Sri Guruvanandji Swamy, lovingly known to his devoted disciples as Sri Gurudev, says, “Service to Humanity is the best work of life.” The Sacred Journey Born in 1941 in Delhi, India into life-threatening circumstances due to near fatal kidney failure, Gurudev was taken in by a renowned Indian saint, Yogiraj Devraha Baba, who took him to his Ashram to cure his ailment and save his life. The yogi accurately predicted that Gurudev would one day achieve the pinnacle of spirituality and that Gurudev would use his energy to heal and serve humanity. From that time on, Gurudev was bestowed with wisdom by Baba. In addition to his spiritual prowess, Gurudev holds several degrees, including M. Tech. from IIT, Kharagpur, which is the equivalent to MIT and Harvard in the United States, a PhD in Astrology, and a Masters in Sanskrit, Vedas, and Literature. He was also an Honorary Principal and

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Professor at Banaras Hindu University. The Root of Mantra After 45 years of preaching love and compassion, combined with his meditation and self-discipline, many of Gurudev’s followers believe he has acquired the divine powers of the ancient sages. This position is attained by very few today and many disciples thought that the time of the sages had disappeared entirely from the modern world. Gurudev now helps hundreds of thousands of people who are in distress. He says, "A little faith will lead you to heaven. Full faith will bring heaven to you." Gurudev has devoted his entire life to helping guide the suffering masses to raise their human consciousness to Divine Consciousness. He has the innate ability to express the teachings of the grand Masters and correlate them with the contemporary lives of his followers. "Be a reason for someone's happiness, not just a part of it," he says. "Be a part of someone's sadness, never a reason for it." The Great Masters of the Past Gurudev wholeheartedly believes that the teachings from the great Masters of the past contain eternal Truth and are still relevant for all ages, people and places to this day. Gurudev has received many honors and awards including the "Personality of Knowledge," which was awarded by the All World Religion Conference, and the "Jyotish Murmagya,” awarded by the German Astrological Society.

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