Guruji Kaulacharya Rajendranand
Teerth employs his God given gifts as a spiritual guide to motivate his
disciples toward a more enlightened life path. Gurujiís spiritual powers evoke
the highest forms of Tantra Sadhana, the most rigorous spiritual training
involving intense penance and preparation over a prolonged period of time.
Gurujiís life journey and the process of discovery of his own calling go a
long way in explaining his well-thought and rational world view that says, ĒDo
not fear God but love Him the way you love yourselves.Ē Furthermore, Guruji
teaches that elaborate rituals only work to frighten people about religion and
complicate the true understanding of divine love. Instead, he explains that God
is omnipresent and is a reflection of ourselves, and everything around us.
Gurujiís family background was not
one where elaborate rituals were performed on a daily basis. Quite naturally,
therefore, he did not exhibit an interest in spiritual questions as a child.
However, in his teenage years his interest in God and Hinduism was
generated quite suddenly. Although he endeavored to undertake activities and
interests typical of a young man, he was made aware that God did not want him to
do so and had a different path for him. It was at this stage that Guruji began
his own study and training of all aspects of Hindu thought and spirituality.
Gurujiís philosophy and
teachings: Guruji has conducted vigorous
scientific research into critical spiritual questions, and it is his own
convictions and answers to those queries that he teaches his disciples. He does
not attach undue significance to saffron as the predominant color signifying
purity in spiritual undertakings. Guruji remains accessible to disciples from
all walks of life and lives his own life as a householder. It is his belief that
one of the tenets of tapasya (penance) is that it cannot be separated from
living a normal life and fulfilling familial responsibilities. Guruji is also a
firm believer in the powers of a woman who he considers a true goddess and one
who gives significance to the notion of GOD (Generator, Operator and Destroyer).
The woman as Mother sows the seed of the very existence of God in a young
childís mind and therefore becomes the first teacher of God.
Guruji particularly appeals to the
younger generation in his teachings of Hinduism as a scientific way of life and
where he illustrates the significance of rituals for physical and spiritual
health. Guruji teaches an easy form of meditation where he is able to emphasize
the importance of detaching emotions and thoughts from the body and find
As far as the Hindu Shastras are concerned, Guruji extols the virtues of all the stories contained in these sacred texts and sheds new light on their inherent relevance for contemporary life. He believes that neglecting the health of the body and senses can never be favorable in the worship of God. He abides by the philosophy that it is imperative to connect with the material world and live your life to the fullest, never shunning worldly responsibilities. Guruji routinely encourages his disciples to look their best when visiting a temple as though they have come to a celebration. It is as though God is a father and is always happy to see his children cheerful and beautiful.