Introduction

A Brief Biography

H.H. Brahmrishi Swami Vishvatma BawraJi Maharaj from Chandigarh, India, is the Chief founder and Spiritual Director of the internationally acclaimed Brahmrishi Mission. This Mission whose roots are firmly entwined in Indian soil has its branches in different parts of the world like Europe, North America, South America and Caribbean countries. This Mission can only be fully comprehended after understanding its Source:Gurudev Shri Vishvatma Bawra ji Maharaj. Reverend Gurudev was born on January 11, 1934, in village Kanwal Gyanpur, District Varanasi, the holy city of spiritual knowledge, situated at the bank of the Holy River Ganga, in India. He comes from a highly scholarly and noble Bhatt Brahmin family.Reverend Gurudev, being the last of three children, was afforded the comforts and protection that a child would receive from his elders. He shied away from school and had no formal education in his childhood.Who knew that this innocent shy child, keeping Himself busy with cow herding and wrestling,one day is going to be a Self-realized saint and will awaken the human kind to Brahmvidya – the holy Science of the absolute Knowledge.

At the age of eighteen He was attracted by a great Avdhoot Yogi of the Himalayas, H.H. Bhagwan Chandra Mauli Ji Maharaj. He surrendered himself unto the lotus feet of this great spiritual Master (GURU) as His disciple. He was enlightened by His divine touch and could recall and remember His many previous lives. Under His guidance, He left his family life and went to the holy city of Ayodhya. There He received formal initiation into the Shri Vaishnav Order by a great saintH.H. Vaishnavacharya Shri Swami Ram Swaroop Dass Ji Maharaj of Sugriva Patti, Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya.

He engaged and engrossed himself into the ancient system of education under the guidance of Swami Shri Ram Sundar Dass Ji Maharaj at Baba Mani Ram Chhavani of Ayodhya. He studied the philosophical treatises under the guidance of a great scholar saint H.H. Shri Swami Sarvabhom Shatdarshanacharya Vasudevacharya Ji Maharaj of Ayodhya.

He entered into the realm of higher spiritual practices and austerities under the direction of His Divine Master Yogeshvar Bhagwan Chandra Mauli Ji Maharaj. He practiced Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga, Hath Yogain sequence at Ayodhya, Chitrakoot, Udaipur (Rajasthan) Chintpurni (H.P.) and on the peaks of the Himalayas.He achieved the higher state of Laya Yoga Samadhi at Chintpurni (H.P.). He reached the culmination – highest level of consciousness (Samadhi), Kundalini Yoga (Raj Yoga) at Udaipur on December 27, 1962. At that time He remained in Samadhi for many days.During the course of His intense spiritual practices and austerities, He was blessed by many great Yogis time to time as: Swami ParamHans Abhayanand Ji Maharaj, YogiRaj Vishudhanand Ji Maharaj, ParamHans Avdhoot Yogi Swami Mani Ram Ji Maharaj, ParamHans YogiRaj Swami Ram Dass Ji Maharaj and many other unknown yogis of the Himalayas.

By the grace of His divine Master he was blessed with a very sharp memory and had memorized the ancient Holy Scriptures and other philosophical treatises. He studied all prominent religious scriptures of the World. He not only mastered religious philosophical treatises but also history, politics, social science, ethics, psychology and different educational systems in the light of modern science. Thus He matured as a learned Scholar and became a Great Yogi, accomplished Parivrajaka (roving) Vaishnav Sanyasi – a ParamHansa.

Reverend Gurudev had great love for his divine master Yogeshvar H.H. Bhagwan Chandra Mauli Ji.

“It is one of the main strengths of Sanatan Dharma that it accepts different practices people adopt in their pursuit of spiritual perfection. It does so without criticism. It adds a reminder that attempt in every practice should be directed at making chitta (intelligence consciousness) divine.”