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Philosophic Synergism of Two Great Indian Spiritual Masters and the Essence of Shivyog


In the words of the universally acclaimed self-realized yogi, Swami Vivekananda – “Each soul is potentially Divine. The goal is to manifest the divinity within by controlling nature external and internal. Do this either by work or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy – by one or more, or all of these – and be free. This is the whole of religion.

Doctrines or dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples or forms are but secondary details. Religion gives you nothing new, it only takes off obstacles and lets you see yourself. You have in you all and a thousand times more than is in all the books. Never lose faith in yourself, you can do anything in this Universe. Never weaken, all power is yours.”

Our contemporary, self-realized Shivyogi Avdhoot Shivanandji lovingly reminds us that we all are basically divine, but we are unaware of our real divine self due to the ignorance and the accumulated negative psychic impressions of many previous births. Shivanandji with his infinite wisdom and compassion has been kindly guiding all interested devotees of ShivYog to attain divinity within - through diligent practice of yoga, meditation, sankirtana, nishkam seva and unconditional love to all living entities. According to him, the true meaning of ShivYog is to unite with Shiv - the infinite and a dedicated ShivYogi striving for “Moksha or Self-Realization” can potentially attain the state of Sat-Chit-Ananda with sincere effort and rigorous sadhana.

What an incredible synergism between the philosophies expounded by the two great Indian Spiritual Masters while enlightening their disciples more than a century apart. It is truly amazing that some of us are fortunate to have the self-realized Shivanandji as our spiritual guide. While Swami Vivekanandji had revealed the true potential of every human being to attain Divinity, Shivanandji has been kind enough to devote his entire life to show the righteous path and guide an aspiring devoted shivyogi to attain the Divinity within.

Avdhoot Shivanandji, an enlightened master of Shivyog lineage has kindly revealed and spread among his shivyog disciples (sadhaks) the sacred knowledge of “Advait Srividya”, which is considered one of the highest form of sadhana to attain self-realization. As our compassionate Babaji says, there is no longer the need to seek refuge in the dark caves of Himalayas to attain one’s spiritual goals. Any aspiring family person sincerely practicing Shivyog and Advait Srividya sadhana at his or her own home under the continuing guidance of Babaji can manifest 200% success in life – 100% success in karmic life and 100% success in one's spiritual life. He also says that a Shivyogi never complains, but through sincere and diligent sadhana he attains the power to create whatever prosperity he or she seeks in life, both material and spiritual. In order to help numerous true seekers of good health and happiness in life, Shivanandji has been conducting Shivyog Shivirs in many countries around the World including here in the United States and in neighboring Canada - normally in the summer months. To assist the sadhaks, toward making rapid spiritual progress, magnanimous Babaji has introduced over past couple of years a “Worldwide Shivyog Forum”, which any serious seeker of enlightenment can join online at This has offered most Shivyog sadhaks the unique opportunity to receive the blessings of the caring Guru and also to practice his guided “Sukshma Kriyas”, “Prana Kriyas” and meditations through multimedia communications every Sunday of the year at the nearest Forum Centers spread across many countries.

In today’s troubled world beset with hatred, violence, religious intolerance and threat to the very existence of human life on Earth, Shivanandji truly represents a beacon of hope for all humanity to emulate his Divine teachings and the philosophy of “unconditional forgiveness and unconditional love for all”. In recognition of his spiritual teachings and the unique compassionate services rendered to the humanity, irrespective of the nationality or the religiou beliefs of the disciples, he has been held in high esteem and honored by the Mayors and local congressman of many U. S. cities where he held the Shivyog Shivirs over the past many years. Recently, Avdhoot Shivanandji was honored and felicitated by the Senators and the Congressman of the United States.

Namah Shivay!

Basant Parida

Boston, Massachusetts, USA