Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

You have questions — they have answers. They travel a lot around the world with lectures and seminars — you can talk to them personally, if, of course, their life position is close to you, and you are looking for answers to your unsolvable questions of being.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

He is called one of the most beautiful people in the world. And it's really beautiful. Serbian-born Australian Nick Vujicic was born with a congenital anomaly: without arms and legs. And if people who have received, say, a spinal injury, who have lost the opportunity to fully exist, have a chance to get back on their feet, then Nick didn't have that chance.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

And yet he coped — Vujicic literally broke into the world of healthy people and suddenly turned out to be much better, stronger, bolder than those who had both arms and legs. Today, Nick is probably the most famous Christian preacher in the world. By his example, he instills faith and hope in the hearts of millions of people around the world every day.

Vujicic sees the meaning of his life in helping those who are in a difficult situation. Nick is the president of a charity organization, he has his own motivational company "Attitude Is Altitude". For more than 10 years, Nick has traveled all over the world, telling his story to millions of people, speaking to a wide variety of audiences.

Sai Maa, also known as Her Holiness Sai Maa and Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi, is considered one of the most famous modern gurus originally from Africa.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

She was born in a Hindu family on the island of Mauritius, but at the age of 21 she moved to France. There, Sai Maa received a medical education and a doctorate in spirituality, after which she began to engage in private practice. She combined traditional therapies with alternative therapies (such as naturopathy, homeopathy and osteopathy), and also offered her clients spiritual practices for energy healing.

Such a comprehensive approach to treatment, created by Sai Maa, turned out to be very effective. Soon the whole of Europe already knew about it. Since the 1990s, she began traveling around America, holding events and seminars. In the 2000s, Sai Maa founded the "Temple of Consciousness" in Colorado, which became a global retreat center and home for followers of the guru's teachings from all over the world.

She also performed together with the Dalai Lama and Tich Nyat Khan, and in 2007 was even awarded the title of Jagadguru ("Guru of the World") — the highest title in the Hindu tradition. Sai Maa became the first woman to receive this title in the last 2700 years.

She is also a well-known philanthropist. In the late 2000s, Sai Maa founded an Indian charity organization that promotes women's empowerment, distributes food and warm clothing to the poor, helps victims of natural disasters, and promotes free medical services.

German, studied in London and in Cambridge, and positions himself as one of the most original spiritual teachers of our time.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

At the age of 30, he experienced what he calls a "deep spiritual transformation", and since then he has devoted his life to spiritual healing. His books" Live Now! "(The Power of Now) and "New Earth" (A New Earth) have been translated into 33 languages and have long topped The New York Times bestseller lists.

Today, Tolle lives near London and works as a spiritual mentor and consultant.

Tibet is almost the most mysterious place on the planet. It seems that enlightenment there comes instantly, once you are in the space of centuries-old wisdom.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

A young Tibetan lama, recognized as the reincarnation of outstanding teachers of the past, "the happiest person on Earth" according to Time magazine and one of the main participants in American experiments on the effects of meditation on the brain. Yonge also speaks excellent English, understands modern science-from quantum physics to neuroscience, has written two bestsellers: "The Buddha, the Brain and the neurophysiology of Happiness" and "Joyful Wisdom".

The American philosopher and writer, with his encyclopedic knowledge, resembles a figure of the Renaissance.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

His "integral approach" is a map of all currently existing human experience — cultural, scientific and spiritual, both personal and collective. The integral medicine, integral psychology, integral art and integral business born from this approach claim to completely change not only our ideas about the world, but also the world itself.

A physicist and psychologist, Mindell used the ideas of quantum physics, Jungian psychoanalysis, shamanism, Gestalt and Taoism to create a "procedural psychology" and the Institute of Deep Democracy.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

By following the symptoms, rather than fighting them, people and organizations (and Mindell advises at the level of governments and major corporations) can not only solve their problems, but also move to higher states of awareness and integrity.

Yehuda Berg is a hereditary rabbi. His father, Philip Berg, is the founder of the Center for the Study of Kabbalah. The teaching of Kabbalah has always been considered an extremely closed religious movement, which not everyone was allowed to join, that is, almost like the Tibetan teachings — you can enlighten yourself, however, please, outside of monasteries.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

Yehuda Berg turned the teaching of Kabbalah from a closed religious system into a way of personal growth and transformation for millions. "Wisdom should not be complicated, dull and heavy," Berg says in the world bestseller "The Power of Kabbalah". Half of Hollywood and the financial establishment are firmly "hooked" on his light and cheerful wisdom.

One of the founding fathers of transpersonal psychology, a doctor of medicine from Czechoslovakia, moved to the United States half a century ago to study the effects of LSD on the human brain, and wrote several books about it.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

His main idea is that the perinatal experience (the experience of intrauterine life and birth) has almost a decisive impact on the entire future fate. With the help of techniques (for example, holotropic breathing), this experience can be corrected, not just changing life for the better, but even healing severe mental disorders.

The candidate of technical sciences, who has developed the "Technology of Conscious Personality Transformation" and has written many books about it, calls himself a Master of Positive Thinking.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

His approach is synthetic, using a variety of psychological and spiritual practices to increase the level of personal awareness. Sviyash conducts a huge number of trainings (for women, men, businessmen, on the development of sexuality, intuition, emotion management, attracting wealth, infertility treatment) throughout Russia, and also advises personally.

Everyone needs hugs, even psychologists say this. Therefore, Mata strives to hold each of his students and followers close to him.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

The essence of her teaching is simple — the divine resides in every person, plant, animal and even in stones. If you can feel this unity, your suffering will stop. By embracing her followers, Amma helps them experience the experience of unity with the divine — to date, she has embraced more than 24 million people.

One of the leading teachers of neoadvaita, who made this teaching extremely popular in the West and in Until the age of 29, he was a completely ordinary Venezuelan guy who managed to get married and have children.

Living legends: 11 main gurus of the planet

A turning point for him was a visit to India, where he visited the ashram of Ramana Maharshi. Impressed by this experience, Caesar left his family and became a disciple of Sri Ratan Lal in order to come to awareness and develop spiritually. It was 20 years ago.

Satsangi (translated from Sanskrit, it means "meetings with the Master") Caesar is usually collected by hundreds of people. And although Teruel does not give any method of meditation, many claim that they have gained an experience of Presence during his conversations. It is noteworthy that Caesar does not take money for his meetings, but accepts donations, on which he lives.

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