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Nikhildarshan-Samanvayacharya

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj reconciled the ostensible philosophical differences that appear in scriptures like the Darshan Shastras and the bhashyas or commentaries of all the previous Jagadgurus, and did it in such a way as to make it understandable and acceptable to all. Traditionally, scriptures and the writings of the great acharyas including Jagadgurus were presented in Sanskrit, which is a language no longer commonly used or understood. Even if one claims to know Sanskrit, the related themes of these texts and the writings of their commentators more often than not appear contradictory, and due to the limitations of the human mind, people are totally unable to reconcile them, resulting in confusion and misinterpretation. And so for the benefit of humankind, the adopted method Shri Maharaj Ji used to reconcile all these philosophical and devotional texts was common language, filled with every day examples.

Shri Maharaj Ji revealed the true path to God that is open to anyone in the world, at a time when there was great confusion regarding the true path to God. Even during the time of Jagadguru Shankaracharya, some 2,500 years ago, there were hundreds of hypocritical teachers propagating imperfect paths to God. In fact, he went so far as to mention some of them in his Geet Govind song. Nevertheless, nowadays there are still a number of religions which present their own method of ritualistic devotion. There are thousands of self-proclaimed inauthentic paths in the world today, taught by ambitious teachers and preachers. The inevitable result is that sincere seekers of God are being turned away, confused and disenchanted, unable to decipher what to do or how to proceed. Shri Maharaj Ji worked tirelessly and dispelled this cloud of confusion. He revealed the true and practical form of selfless devotion to God, nishkam bhakti which can be practiced by everyone anywhere in the world. In so doing, Shri Maharaj Ji showed the world that Shri Radha Krishna are in fact the sweetest and the most loving form of God.

The greatness of this gift of knowledge Shri Maharaj Ji has left us cannot be overstated. People can spend years and years reading the Vedas, the Shastras or any other holy text and still fail to understand them properly. How can one proceed when he is unable to decide what is right and what is wrong? The truth is that we are only confused by the plethora of thoughts, ideas and opinions prevalent in the world today, not to mention the philosophies propounded by great scholars and philosophers like Shankaracharya, Ramanujacharya and Nimbarkacharya, etc. This perpetual state of confusion that had existed since time immemorial has been simply and comprehensively resolved by the great Spiritual Master of our times, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj. He explained the implied sense of all scriptures and sacred writings, and through those teachings, he is guiding us towards our ultimate goal. We ordinary mortals could never have achieved anything even remotely like this in millions of years, rather in infinite lifetimes!

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