18 July 2009

Interview with Swami Suddhananda

Swami Suddhananda was born at Satapura, a little rustic village near Cuttack in Orissa, India. He studied Vedic scriptures under Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Dayananda at Sandeepani Sadhanalaya, Mumbai.

He says: "I was thirsty and went for a drop of water and found that I am the water.' He travels widely in the world teaching Vedanta. He has an ashram off the Girivalam Road after Adiannamalai Village at the west side of Arunachala. He often spends time at his Arunachala Ashram giving Retreats and Seminars.

For more information about his life and his Samvit Sagar Trust go to this link here. You may view his official website with full particulars of Retreats and Programmes at this link here.

In the following interview Swami Suddhananda was asked: “It appears essential to meet a guru and stay with that guru. Who is the guru? What is the guru's role? How to recognise a true guru?”

His reply starts: “This is a very beautiful thing. The first thing is Guru is not a title, Guru is not a role . . . please . . . there is no such person . . .”

Click on this link to watch and listen to the rest of his response to the question: ‘Who is the Guru?’


phanimitra said...

I have seen the videos of Thuli Baba on the website http://www.conscious-websites.com/blueprints/low/popup/thulibaba/thulibaba2.html linked through your page.

Can you tell me where is his Ashram? I have a great desire to meet him. Please let me know.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Hi, thanks for getting in touch. Am trying to locate the contact information for Thuli Baba and hope to post it, in this comments section, during the upcoming week.

For the time being, if memory serves me correct, his ashram is at Mettur near the Godavari River in Karnataka. More exact information soon.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Hi there the full contact information for Thuli Baba at his ashram is as follows:

Mettur (near Bhavani)
Tamil Nadu

Phani Mitra, now @ phanimitra.wordpress.com said...

Thank you so much for providing this information.