JAGADGURU SHRI KRIPALU JI MAHARAJ

Through enlightening discourses and chanting of the holy name, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj (lovingly called Shri Maharaj Ji by His devotees) has been making unceasing efforts to reveal the true philosophy from the Vedic scriptures to mankind in the simplest form possible so that they can attain their true goal of God Realization.
His divine effulgence shines through all He says, all He does and all He is. Each and every seeker is amazed to see how approachable He is and enjoys the special privilege of receiving individual attention from Him. Thus, He makes each person feel that they belong to Him.
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Shri Maharaj Ji makes no distinction of caste, creed, colour or race. With His infinite love and
compassion, He gathers all into the purity of His divine embrace.

A MESSAGE FROM SHRI MAHARAJ JI

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Dear friends,

                            Shri Raseshwari Radha Rani and Krishna are your soul beloved and everything to you. Think of Them very closely that They are fully yours. Don’t think of Them as almighty God. They are always waiting to embrace you with Their open arms. Just turn your mind away from worldly attractions and attachments and wholeheartedly look to Them once. That is all you have to do. Then They will become yours and you will become Thiers, forever. They are Causelessly Gracious and Merciful. They don’t expect any spiritual practice from you. It’s Their nature to Grace causelessly. Just trust Them and entrust yourself in Their hands forever, They will do everything for you. See, in our history They have redeemed great sinners in this world, then why do you have any hesitation?

Trust me, do it once, and see for yourself…

Yours, Kripalu …..

LIFE HISTORY OF SHRI MAHARAJ JI

KRIPALU – A Name which describes Him who is Causelessly All-Merciful, Grace Personified, One who has nothing but Love for all, compassion for all, kindness towards all, Who does nothing but think day in and day out of the welfare of all, with no discrimination of caste, creed and country. Whose every breath is dedicated to aid us, any and every how in our quest for Divine Love and Happiness, every pore of whose body oozes nothing but Kripa and Kripa alone.

  • 1922-40
  • HIS APPEARANCE

    Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj appeared in a village called Mangarh, near Allahabad, India, on the auspicious night of Sharat Purnima in October 1922. His Mother Bhagvati Devi and Father Lalita Prasad named Him Ram Kripalu at birth. From the very first day, He delighted the hearts of everyone around Him with His sweet smile and serene look.

  • MIRACULOUS CHILDHOOD

    Since His childhood, His extraordinary virtues were noticed by people around Him. He spent His childhood in youthful fun, but at the same time, He excelled effortlessly in His studies and astonished His teachers and fellow students by His extraordinary intelligence and phenomenal memory.

  • HIS STUDIES

    He completed His schooling in a very short span of time, followed by the study of Sanskrit Grammar, Literature and Ayurveda. This brief period of study did not include study of the scriptures.

  • DIVINE SUBMERSION

    At around the age of sixteen, He suddenly gave up His studies and resumed His natural divine nature and remained engrossed in Divine Love as He disappeared into the dense forest near Sharbhang Ashram in Chitrakoot, and then into the forests near Vanshivat in Vrindavan. During this period, He graced the deserving souls who got to see a glimpse of the true form of Radha-Krishna Love appearing in its fullest charm and highest ecstatic excitement. He remained totally immersed in the ecstasy of Divine Love, oblivious to the outer world. He forgot to pay attention to His physical state and the world around Him, remaining unconscious for hours on end.

  • SERVICE TO SOULS

    He gradually controlled and concealed this Supreme Bliss and completely devoted Himself to gracing the souls by revealing His Divine Wisdom and knowledge of the scriptures and with His sublime chanting, which spread powerful waves of Divine Love and Bliss, inspiring devotion in even the most stone-hearted.

  • 1940-55
  • SATSANG

    In the 1940s and 1950s, Shri Maharaj Ji started conducting Satsang (true association) that brought about a revolution of Bhakti (devotion) in the states of UP and Rajasthan. He would lead Keertans (divine chantings) imbued with intense devotion which would continue throughout the night. These keertans which He wrote himself, have been compared by scholars with those of Meera Bai, Soordas, Tulsidas, and Ras Khan.

  • RADHA KRISHNA LOVE

    His Sankeertan programs of those days were like the vivid glow of Radha-Krishna Love that touched every heart, inspired everyone who was there and thrilled every soul who desired Love of Radha-Krishna. Quite often He revealed the most amazing ecstatic state of Divine Love. According to the known history of Rasik Saints, these eminent states of Radha-Krishna Love were revealed on the earth planet by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Ji for the first time in the last 5,000 years. The same expressions of Divine Love were seen in Shri Maharaj Ji when he chanted “Hare Ram” and “Hari Bol” in ecstasy.

  • HIS GRACE

    Shri Maharaj Ji’s Divine Keertans have secured a place for themselves, in the hearts of sincere devotees across the globe, who have understood the divine greatness of Shri Maharaj Ji’s Satsang and the extent of graciousness which He is showering upon all the souls.

  • 1955-57
  • JAGADGURU IN MAKING

    Shri Maharaj Ji observed that people were misguided and totally ignorant of the actual essence of the scriptures and the true form of devotional practice. To rectify this dismal spiritual state of mankind, in the year 1955, He organized a huge conference in Chitrakoot which was attended by the most eminent scholars and Saints from Kashi, and various other parts of India. Another religious conference of a similar scale was organized by Him in 1956 in Kanpur. It was during these conferences that His scriptural omniscience was revealed to the world, and even the most learned scholars of Kashi who attended the conference were lost in amazement.

  • JAGADGURUTTAM

    Impressed by Shri Maharaj Ji’s extraordinary authoritative knowledge of all the scriptures, the Kashi Vidvat Parishat, a prestigious and exclusive body of 500 of the most revered Vedic Scholars who collectively represent the foremost seat of spiritual learning in India, invited him to Kashi (Varanasi). Shri Maharaj Ji delivered a series of discourses in Sanskrit which left all of them spellbound and speechless. With profound admiration, the scholars accepted Shri Maharaj Ji’s knowledge to be deeper than the combined knowledge of all 500 of them put together. They unanimously acclaimed him as “Jagadguru” (Spiritual Master of the whole world). This historic event took place on 14 January 1957. At the time, He was only 34 years of age.

  • SUPREME ACHARYA OF THIS AGE

    Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj is the only Saint of this age who has been honoured with the title of “Jagadguru”, the highest authority amongst all Hindu Vedic Saints and scholars. This title is given only to that Saint who brings about a spiritual revolution in the world through His divine teachings. Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj is the supreme exponent of Sanatan Dharm, the eternal Vedic religion and His reconciliation of all philosophies and faiths is unparalleled.

  • 1957-71
  • TRAVELLING

    After accepting the title of Jagadguru, Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj travelled throughout India continuously for around fourteen years. He delivered month-long discourses in various cities, in which He revealed the mysteries of the scriptures before tens of thousands of people. Masses gathered at the venue for a glimpse of an extraordinary scholar and a Saint whose words left them spellbound.

  • HIS DISCOURSES

    Since that time, He has continued to spread the knowledge and shower the nectar of Divine Love and Bliss. Shri Maharaj Ji’s lectures tantalize the masses with humour, everyday examples and practical instructions, delighting people of any age, language or country. It is a unique experience as He makes the deepest scriptural truths accessible to everyone in the simplest language. His penetrative words have such divine power that even an atheist’s heart can melt when Shri Maharaj Ji describes the nature of the ultimate and absolute truth.

  • Beginning to Present
  • RADHA KRISHNA LOVE

    Shri Maharaj Ji’s entire life is the revelation of the state of Radha Krishna Love. From the time He wakes up until the time He goes to bed, Shri Maharaj Ji is amongst the devotees showering nectar of Divine Bliss.

  • SHRI MAHARAJ JI’S ASSOCIATION

    Shri Maharaj Ji mostly resides in His Ashrams in Mangarh, Barsana, Vrindavan and Delhi. Thousands of people visit these divine centers to have Shri Maharaj Ji’s association and to participate in ecstatic chanting programs and celebrations. Sometimes Shri Maharaj Ji visits different cities and towns to enlighten the hearts and minds of huge audiences that gather to hear His explanations of the Divine Philosophy. His vivid descriptions of Radha Krishna pastimes and virtues thrill the audience with the experience of Krishna Love.

  • GURU OF THE ENTIRE WORLD

    Each and every individual soul who is naturally yearning for the attainment of happiness, finds solace in Shri Maharaj Ji. He shines with divinity and has been working tirelessly to uplift humanity. He dispels all doubts of spiritual confusion with great ease and effectively reveals a clear and practical path leading to God. He is, in true sense of the word, a Jagadguru, Guru of The Entire World.

DIVINE PHILOSOPHY

Shri Maharaj Ji’s repertoire of literary and spoken commentaries surpass that of all the previous Jagadgurus and prominent saints who wrote commentaries on various scriptures of Sanatan Dharm. He manifested a treasure chest of the Names, Forms, Virtues, Pastimes, and Abodes of God, in the form of the tens of thousands of Bhajans, Keertans, Padas, and Couplets that he composed. Shri Maharaj Ji eulogizs the glories of Radha Krishna Bhakti and inspires devotional sentiments in simple language.
Shri Maharaj Ji for the benefit of ordinary souls, revealed and documented the ‘Prem Ras Siddhant’ is Crown Jewel amongst many other priceless Gems of Divine Revelations that Shri Maharaj Ji has gifted us in his lifetime. Shri Maharaj Ji has also revealed the Divine Leelas of Radha Krishna and the Nectar of Divine Love in the form of 1008 songs called ‘Prem Ras Madira’. It reveals the seven step process towards God-realization, the highest level of bliss that can be achieved by a soul.
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SPIRITUAL MASTER OF THE WORLD

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Shri Maharaj Ji observed that people were misguided and totally ignorant of the actual essence of the scriptures and the true form of devotional practice. To re-establish the greatness of Bhakti and at the same time, rectify the dismal state of spirituality in the country and this world, Shri Maharaj Ji began a revolution of spiritual awakening through his manifestation of Divine knowledge in different forms. Shri Maharaj Ji was honoured with the title of Jagadguru on 14th January 1957 by the Kashi Vidvat Parishat. With profound admiration, they declared him as JAGADGURUTTAM (Supreme amongst all five Jagadgurus).
After accepting the title of Jagadguru, Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj travelled throughout India for over a decade. For the benefit of souls who craved for devotional inspiration the world over, he started to deliver extensive lectures on many topics related to Bhakti, Sadhana and God-realization. He delivered month-long discourses in various cities, in which he revealed the mysteries of the scriptures before tens of thousands of people. Masses gathered at the venue for a glimpse of an extraordinary scholar and a Saint whose words left them spellbound.

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Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj was honoured with the title of Jagadguru on 14th January 1957 by the Kashi Vidvat Parishat. With profound admiration, they declared Him as JAGADGURUTTAM (Supreme amongst all five Jagadgurus). Furthermore, they honored Him with the following accolades:

Shrimatpadavakya-pramanaparavarina

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj not only validates His teachings and discourses to be the only true eternal Philosophy of God by citing the Vedas and the Vedic Scriptures, but He also reveals and explains the facts and intricate secrets buried in these Divine Scriptures in the simplest manner through everyday examples experienced by individual souls, that would otherwise be incomprehensible for an ordinary person.

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Vedmargapratishthapanacharya

The Vedas are the topmost treasure amongst all scriptures in the Hindu religion and are eternal, boundless and are in fact the Divine words of God Himself. Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj has manifested the quintessence of all Vedic Scriptures by revealing and establishing the easiest path to God Realisation – the true goal of every individual soul.

Nikhiladarshana-samanvayacharya

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj validates all existing philosophies of Spiritual Masters from the past, and at the same time, He presents His own philosophy in the simplest form, which reconciles all contradictory viewpoints and discrepancies found in these existing philosophies and scriptural teachings.

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paramacharya

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj neither makes any disciple nor He forms any ethnic group. With due respect to all existing philosophies and religions in the world today, He establishes selfless devotion to Radha-Krishna as the only true eternal path for the individual souls to attain the ultimate goal of life – God Realisation.

Bhaktiyogarasavatara

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj is not only complete authority over the Vedas and the Vedic Scriptures, but also He is the embodiment of Divine Love Bliss, and hence has been honoured with the title of “BHAKTIYOGARASAVATAR”. In the current dark age (Kaliyuga), He makes the Divine Love of Radha-Krishna flow into even the most sinful hearts, proving Him to be Bhaktiyogarasavatar (An Embodiment of Divine Love Bliss).

SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION

To further help people progress on the path towards God-realization, he built several Ashrams & Satsang centers, with the support of devotees from across the world. Prominent amongst them is JKP-Bhakti Dham in Mangarh, Rangeeli Mahal in Barsana & Shyama Shyam Dham in Vrindavan. Shri Maharaj Ji also dedicated ‘Bhakti Bhavan’ in Mangarh, the unique and massive dome shaped hall for Satsang programs with a capacity of over 15,000 people, which makes it one of the biggest congregational halls in Asia. A very similar hall is currently under construction at Prem Mandir in Vrindavan.
He dedicated the temple of devotion, ‘Bhakti Mandir’ to his beloved devotees in 2005. the incomparable ‘Prem Mandir’, is aptly known as The Temple of Divine Love in Vrindavan, in the year 2012. Never short of compassion, Shri Maharaj Ji has dedicated three Large Charitable Hospitals for the poor and needy, one each in Mangarh, Barsana and Vrindavan. He has also built a school and a college for women with over 1000 students near Mangarh Ashram and a Management College in the offing. His every step was for the glorification of Radha Krishna and His act of causeless grace for the benefit of souls.
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The Supreme Spiritual Master of This World, the descension of Divine Love, the undisputed authority of Vedic religion and the reconciler of all spiritual doctrines, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj was the personified form of Divine Love.

“Shri Krishna said: Just fix your mind upon Me and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt.”

“Realizing the Grace of God and Guru, be grateful to them all the time and try to shed tears”

“We never know when our life (body) is coming to an end. Hence, keep thinking about God all the time. Never ever forget Him”

” Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open ? “

“Every auspicious action should be performed with humility and while constantly remembering that God alone is our all‐in‐all.”

“Unless Shri Krishna Himself comes and wipes your tears with His own Pitambar, consider your ‘Sadhna’ as hypocritical”

“This world is a poisonous tree bearing poisonous fruits and the Guru is a never ending source of nectar”

“ Spiritual practice is possible only under the guidance of a True Saint or Master ”

“The way to achieve fearlessness is to become detached. That is also the science of work. Do your duty, but be detached from the results”

“Always Retain The Thought Of Hari-Guru In Your Mind And Heart”

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