THE EPITOME OF SPIRITUALITY GURU ATMA NAMBI
UNIQUE TIMES|November - December 2020
Guruji is the founder of Upanisha Ananda Mandir which is a spiritual and meditation centre run by enthusiastic seekers under the guidance of enlightened Guru Atma Nambi in Tamil Nadu, India. The aashram aims to spread the message of love, compassion and brotherhood, good health, prosperity and meditation for all.
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Guru Atma Ji's life is an apt example for many to how to live a joyous and peaceful life despite divers inconveniences. He has immense and myriad life experiences, eliciting wisdom from it, and continues to lead through stability. Since the age of 10, five teachers of different spiritual domains have guided him.

‘Om lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu’ is the principle he upholds and strives to make the world a better place to live, with his meticulous efforts and teachings. Atma ji has pledged to his spiritual life to bring a radical change in the lives of the deprived and has been ushering HRDS INDIA, a long standing Non-profit Organization in accomplishing the dream of releasing the Tribal Community from the clutches of indigence and destitution.

Born on March 17, 1955, Atma Nambi, a mystic from Tamil Nadu, is a source of enlightenment for the aspirants of true knowledge. At a very young age, Atma Nambi or Guruji as widely known was introduced to his very first spiritual teacher, Nataraja Gurukkal, who was a priest at Shiva temple. “My spiritual journey began in my childhood when my mother sent me to my first teacher, Nataraja Gurukkal. He initiated me into Bhakti Yoga: rituals, chanting of mantras and performing yajnas,” said Atma Ji. Over the years, Guruji completed his higher studies and also kept his learning in spirituality. On October 7, 1994, Guruji had an indelible experience of enlightenment.

With the inner drive of diving deep into the self and spirituality, five different masters and teachers passed through his life and left various experiences and practices. Following his self-realization, after 2 years of silence, he decided to clear the paths for seekers and to lead them into spirituality through meditation, yoga, and kriya. He has dedicated himself to being part of creating a new humanity. All my spiritual expeditions ended with the experience I had on October 7, 1994, which transformed me completely,” said Guruji. Throughout his journey, he focused on providing help to everyone around him. He wanted to propagate inner peace and happiness over one’s insecurities to a composed niche of mankind.

Guruji said, “he believes that the purpose of my life is to be a part of creating a conscious humanity and a healthy world for mankind to thrive.” According to Guruji, enlightenment happens spontaneously; its attainment is neither planned nor scheduled. Speaking about spiritual enlightenment, he explains that the description for enlightenment varies from person to person. For one it will be a powerful force pulling one’s self towards the light and for some, it's an ignition sensed inside. However, it consists of an irreversible separation of the spiritual self, which is divine, from the mind.

His healing is shared through energy wisdom practices and effective meditation techniques. He guides his followers dynamically to his or her natural state of consciousness to become master of his/her own self and thereby attain the inner peace. “People who came to me seeking guidance expressed that they felt intense peace and calm in my presence, said Guru Ji with a smile. When asked about kundalini initiation, Guruji explains that it is a very powerful initiation and only possible on well-qualified people that will be handpicked by the master. He believes that a human, need not be taught what he or she should desire or be ambitious about. But to achieve them he or she requires a certain amount of energy which can be attained with yoga and spiritual discipline.

Guruji is the founder of Upanisha Ananda Mandir which is a spiritual and meditation center run by enthusiastic seekers under the guidance of enlightened Guru Atma Nambi in Tamil Nadu, India. The aashram aims to spread the message of love, compassion, and brotherhood, good health, prosperity, and meditation for all. Atma Ji conducts Mass Awakenings across the globe for which he travels to many countries for inducing Spiritual harmony in the thirsty hearts of people. He has devotees across the globe, and spiritual convention centres in Brazil and Chicago (US).

Guruji has also participated in the 1st World Parliament on Spirituality, in December 2012, held at Hyderabad, India. He also supported in requesting the United Nations Organisations (UN) to announce June 21st as the International Yoga Day. He was honored with Baba Saheb National Award in the year 2016 for his contributions towards the society.

Guruji, a travel enthusiast, feels that learning is an integral and continual part of one’s life and it should be a never-ending process. One can learn indefinitely from different people, countries, and life experiences. Atma Ji guides us on how to live a happy and contented life, sharing simple, practical, and powerful techniques to people of all ages and families, in schools, industries, institutions, and organizations. In the last few years, people have been helped worldwide by Atma Nambi’s wisdom techniques as well as by his transformative and healing energy.

As recognition of his spiritual guidance and services throughout the world, he has been awarded by Global Achievers Foundation, New Delhi, 2016. Currently, he is an Honorary Advisor with Peace Society Worldwide which is a Global Civil Organization for Universal Peace and Harmony. He conducts counseling sessions for the students to nurture their abilities. He creates a sense of service in every individual, steering their way to help others for a better society. He believes that spirituality can bring harmony and he propounds to make the world a Temple of Peace.

A traveller and nature lover to the core, Atma Nambi Ji believes that it is important to experience empathy with all life and be in tune with mother earth. On his spiritual visit to Rishikesh, years ago Guru Ji met Aji Krishnan, the Founder Secretary of HRDS INDIA. Since then Guru Ji has maintained a close association with HRDS INDIA and its noble activities.

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