Today I finished reading a very good book "Main Kya Hoon" by Pandit Shri Ram Sharma Acharya of Shantikuj, Haridwar.
In the book, Gurudev provides the practical methods of "Sadhana" for self attainment. He takes the readers from the knowledge of self: "What am I? my source of strength; place, time needs, means of resources and friends for me" to self realisation "So'ahamasmi-I am that " meaning My immortal soul is an inseparable and indivisible portion of the absolute spirit (Parmatman) in its ultimate state.
"What am I", written in 1940, was his first book and was intended to give the readers a sense of their own identity, based on the Vedic concept of the "Atma"-soul and its potential.
Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya was born in a well-off Brahmin family in village Anvalkheda near Agra (UP) in
, on September 10, 1911. At the age of fifteen, his Spiritual Guru (initiator), a great Himalayan Yogi, appeared in his vision during worship in astral form. At his instance he performed twenty-four lakh times (2.4 million) recitation of Gayatri Mantra each for twenty-four years. He visited Himalayas four times for higher spirit attainments and at the same time he took active part in India 's freedom movement. Fellow partners nicknamed him as "Shriram Mat" (the intoxicated) due to his dedication and devotion. India
On divine guidance of his guru Sarveshvaranand ji, formed Yug Nirman Yojna (a mission for resurgence of the individual, family, society and mankind at large thereby creating a new era based on true Vedantic spirit. He established Gayatri Pariwar for spiritually oriented people and developed Shantikunj as spiritual centre and Brahmvarchas Research Institute, a center for inter communion of science and religion to establish the ancient Indian Yogic philosophy. He wrote nearly 3500 books on vide range of subjects like spirituality, Gayatri and social issues.
For those who are interested in knowing more about the great organisation, its work & want to acquire knowledge may contact at the headquarters at under mentioned address:
Headquarter of Gayatri Pariwar