Our Spiritual Influencers

Satya Yoga Ashram’s Spiritual Influencers

Ramakrishna Paramhamsa

was a great 19th century household saint who practiced all faiths. he exposed that each faith can be a ath to enlightenment. For more information about him and his life story, please refer to Ramkrishna Paramhamsa’s texts.

Below are some of his sayings:

“I had to practise each religion for a time – Hinduism, Islām, Christianity. Furthermore, I followed the paths of the Śhāktas (worshiper of Shiva), Vaishnavas (Worshiper of Krishna), and Vedāntists (Believer in non-dualism). I realised that there is only one God toward whom all are travelling; but the paths are different”

Swami Vivekananda

Hearing this genius’s words bring shivers to the spine. He was Ramakrishna Paramhamsa’s disciple’s and was the first Indian monk to sail to the USA in 1893. this is where established the glory of human life which universalized Yoga and spirituality. For more information about him and his life please refer to Swami Vivekananda’s text

Below are some of his sayings:

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far”.

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Sivananda Saraswati was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. He was born in Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. He studied medicine and served in British Malaya as a physician for several years before taking up monasticism

Below are some of his sayings:

To become wider and deeper and more inclusive in ones being and consciousness is the aim of Yoga and this is the goal of human life.

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Discussions on Tantra and Yoga as applied science in the 21st century were well renown by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. As one of Swami Sivananda Saraswati disciples, of Rishikesh, he was an authority in all branches of Yoga. For more information about him and his life story, please refer to Swami Satyananda’s texts.

Below are some of his sayings:

“Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow”.

Sri Anandamayi Ma

Born Nirmala Sundari on the 30th of April 1896, Sri Anandamayi Ma was one of the great Hindu Saints in the 20th century in the part of Bengal, which today is known as Bangladesh. Her name was given to her in 1920 by her devotees, as Anandamayi Ma translates in English to “Joy- permeated”.

Even though Sri Anandamayi Ma did not have a Guru or a teacher who could show her the path of spirituality, she held great wisdom and was noticed by all parts of the Indian population.

She emphasized the importance of detachment from the materialistic world and from religious devotion. She encouraged her devotees to serve others and, in her lifetime, she influenced many spirituality seekers from all over the world who came to her.

Her teaching was based on Vedanta (the ultimate goal of life is self-realization)

Below are some of his sayings:

“As you love your own body, so regard everyone as equal to your own body. When the supreme experience supervenes, everyone’s is revealed as one’s own service. Call it a bird, an insect, animal or a man, call it by any name you please, one service one’ Own self in every one them.”

Hari Om Tat Sat


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