Sources of Inspiration
Inspiring influences to heart and soul have been many in both our lives. We share a mutual interest in art, music and literature that has been a source of inspiration since youth.
There are Goethe and Shakespeare, Bach, Mozart and the Beatles, Van Gogh and Michelangelo as well as Rumi, Hafiz, Hesse and Terry Pratchett ...
Here you can see the significant - in the sense of life-changing - masters and teachers, most of whom we were fortunate to meet in person and study with.
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Influences during childhood and youth - right
was like a sign post, a touch in the heart, an inspiration indicating a deeper knowing, a true taste of religiousness ... always a warm hearted connection while not really joining the churches which built around him.
|St. Francis of ASSISI
Innocence is what touched us through him. His compassion and love for humans, animals and nature, equally.
Rajneesh Chandra Mohan Jain - Mystic, spiritual master, author of more than 800 books in over 60 languages
Born in 1931 as the oldest son of a cloth merchant in Kuchwada, Madhya Pradesh, India, he was a very gifted and rebellious child who challenged authorities with questions from early age on. As a professor of philosophy he traveled India as a public speaker winning many debating contests.
In the 70s seekers from all over the world visited his ashram in Pune, India to learn meditation and receive his guidance for personal and spiritual growth. The movement around him grew all over the world.
Osho's teachings have had a notable impact on Western New Age ideas and the development of psychotherapy. He left the body in 1990.
One of his famous statements is "Easy is right."
Adima and Sudeva became disciples of Osho in 1984 and spent the last years of Osho's life in his presence in Pune, India
Sri Harilal Poonja - The Lion of Lucknow
Poonjaji, later called Papaji, was born in Gujranwalla in Western Punjab (now Pakistan).
During childhood he felt a strong connection to Buddha and Krishna.
In his 20s he joined the Indian army as an officer, got traditionally married and fathered two children. He left his family in search of enlightenment and became a disciple of Ramana Maharshi who helped him realise the truth.
Papaji returned to his family and supported them by working in the mining industry.
In the mid 80s he began to share his wisdom and humour with seekers from all over the world who came to see him in Lucknow. Many people awakened in his presence. Papaji died in 1997.
Adima met Papaji in person in 1991
|SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI
The "Saint from Mount Arunachala", Papaji's Master.
The famous question for all seekers of truth "Who am I?" originates with Ramana.