His Holiness Shri Shri Nimishananda

When we fulfill a desire mechanically, the deeper levels of our being are not satisfied and we develop an obsessive craving for that object. Lack of awareness also generates indifference for others, while awareness creates complete connectivity with Divinity and all beings.

BIOGRAPHY

His Holiness Shri Shri Nimishananda , born as Shri. Harsha . V. Shastry is an Enlightened Master who guides and writes from the depth of inner realisation. Since 1996 His Holiness has been guiding thousands of devotees all over the world on the spiritual path to Truth. With His former background of engineering entrepreneurship, Shri Nimishananda presents age-old, timeless techniques with lucid clarity and down-to-earth practicality making them wholly relevant to the new age times. When we read and listen to His teachings through books and audio visual media, we realise that spirituality is not abstract theory, but the very fount of dynamic reality which empowers our personality. What is most unique about the teachings of His Holiness is that it has a tremendous transformative energy that effortlessly changes our lives.

Shri Nimishananda is also a fluent, multi-lingual, powerful and charismatic orator who builds a strong rapport with seekers and listeners. His live Q & A sessions at the end of each program are eagerly awaited and have won wide acclaim everywhere. The most popular empowering programs of His Holiness are ‘BLISS – Be Living In Spiritual State’, ‘HAPPY – Heightened Awareness Personality Powering Yoga’ ‘Living In Meditation’, Kaaya Kalpa Kriya, RAY – Reviving Awareness Yoga and so on. His Holiness travels all over India and abroad and His series of discourses have had a great impact in the metros of New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Trivandrum and in the tier two cities of Nagpur, Sholapur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Varanasi, Gaya, Allahabad, Guruvayur, Mangalore, Udupi, Hassan, Mysore, and Chidambaram. His Holiness regularly conducts Meditation and Self Empowerment Kriya Workshops by initiating the seekers to tap the power of their soul . He is also invited very frequently to the US, Canada, UK, Singapore and Malaysia to give discourses and conduct Experiential Workshops, Meditation, Sadhana and Interactive Sessions in prestigious forums for audiences of all age groups, backgrounds, professions and nationalities on an incredibly versatile range of spiritual subjects.

To mention just a few of the topics His Holiness has dealt with under various categories till now:

Philosophy – Who am I, The true goal of life, What happens after Death, What truly is Enlightenment, The nature of Destiny, The cause and effect of Karma, What is Reincarnation, The Three Philosophies of life – Advaita, Dwaita and Vishista Advaita, The three internal powers, Understanding oneself, Making Intuition blossom, The Third Eye, Self Realisation, etc

Day-to-Day Living: The Importance of Self effort, Shattering the past, The Power of Forgiveness, Simplicity, How to keep your mind and heart pure, Respecting Time, Beyond Time and Space, Spirituality for daily life, Nature – a prominent force, Techniques to get Good Sleep, A worry free life, Will power, The importance of a Satvic diet and lifestyle, How to overcome mental problems, How to avoid conflicts in family life, Our basic responsibility as human beings, Joyful Living, The Power of Resolution, etc

Inspiration for the Youth: Harnessing desires, Breaking habits and addictions, Balancing social and spiritual life, Vegetarianism, Harmonious Relationships, Managing your Mind, Non Violence, Effects of Alcohol, Don’t smoke God out of your Heart, Techniques to improve your Memory, Techniques to be Happy all the time, Bring out Your Inner Potential, Banish stress, fear and doubt, Inviting Abundance, How to be Lucky all the time, Mental programming, Success follow me, Harness your Soul Energy, Inner Balance and Outer Efficiency, How to understand Relationships, etc.

Religion: The power and effect of Chanting, How to Pray, The difference between Traditions and Superstitions, The Importance of Ritualistic Worship, The significance of Festivals, The significance of Traditions, What is Divinity, The importance of Pilgrimage, The Message of – the Bhagavad Gita, Narada Bhakti Sutras, Devi Mahatmyam, Kashyapa Sutras, Guru Gita, Upanishads, etc

Spirituality: Surrender, How to vanquish the ego, Activating our Bio-Energies, Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, Meditation, Spiritual Discipline, Awareness, Conquering the senses, The five natural elements, Becoming tools of Divinity, Information, Reformation and Transformation, The power of Thought, Transcending Thoughts, The dynamics of Divine Grace, Dharma – the stepping stone to Success, Satva, Who is a Guru, Why do we need a Guru, etc.

Charity: Unconditional Love, The more we Give; the more we Receive, Giving back to Nature, Service to Man is service to God, Patience and Tolerance, How You can be a Part of World Peace, Banishing Barriers, Annadana – Feeding the Poor, Caring for Animals, Selfless Service, The Joy of Giving, Wipe a Tear; Remove a Pain, etc

Shri Nimishananda has established Ashrams which are centres for Enlightened Living in India, Malaysia, Canada and the US. The discourses of His Holiness have been featured in English continuously on Aastha Channel for several months and on a daily basis in Zee-Kannada TV for over a year. He has also been on several interactive TV shows in Malaysia and Canada. Spiritual articles by Shri Nimishananda are published regularly in the national editions of The Times of India, Deccan Herald and other leading newspapers and evoke a very enthusiastic response from the readers. Please visit the Newsroom of our website www.shrinimishamba.org to read these articles.

His Holiness’s remarkable exposition of the very rare Scripture called the Kashyapa Sutras which was published by the Karnataka State Archives Department as a 300 page book in Kannada hit the best-sellers list in 2008 and is still in great demand. This book is now being translated into English and several Indian regional languages which will be published shortly. Many popular CDs, DVDs and MP3s of Shri Nimishananda’s discourses on over a 100 different topics in English, Kannada and Tamil have been released so far.

Shri Nimishananda has founded the humanitarian forums of Shree Public Charitable Trust in India – Registered with the United Nations, SPCT is working relentlessly to actualise Shri Nimishananda’s humanitarian mission of “Wipe A Tear, Remove A Pain” in education, healthcare, social welfare and eco-management [www.watrap.org] as well as partner with the UN to achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals.

Under the guidance of His Holiness, SPCT is striving relentlessly to improve the quality of life of those living below the poverty line and those who need our care and compassion. These programs aim at the eradication of hunger, illiteracy, ill-health, unemployment, ecological imbalance and also at enriching people’s lives with ethical values and unconditional love. Daily mass feeding, sponsoring the total care, education and vocational training of orphans, providing fees and educational accessories to poor students, free ambulance service, free health camps, awareness drives, nurture nature and reaching out to those who are elderly, differently abled or physically, economically and socially challenged are some of the ongoing activities in these forums.

To learn more about these activities, please visit our website at www.watrap.org.

The websites of Shri Nimishananda Ashram www.shrinimishamba.org and Shree Public Charitable Trust www.watrap.org are updated very frequently and feature the teachings of His Holiness in a very systematic manner. Each day the Quotes and FAQ section display something new for those who are looking for insight, inspiration and motivation. The informal dialogues between His Holiness and His devotees containing wonderful tips and guidelines for spiritual seekers and motivated leaders, discourses on a variety of topics, reports of events, photo gallery, video snippets, and specific spiritual techniques to be practiced on different occasions are uploaded on to the website very regularly. All this has made our website very popular and it is accessed by thousands of seekers from over 45 countries every month. You can also view more than 50 video discourses and question answer snippets of His Holiness in the video gallery of our Ashram Website www.shrinimishamba.org These are also available on YouTube. Please feel free to contact us for any additional information, clarifications or queries by E-mailing us at [email protected]

We welcome you to begin this most joyful, inspiring and empowering journey with His Holiness Shri Shri Nimishananda, the Enlightened Master who will walk with you every step of the way as your benevolent Guide, Mentor and Friend.