A View of Santhigiri Ashram

A View of Santhigiri Ashram
Lotus Parnasala and Sahakarana Mandiram , Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Prophesies About the Arrival of a Great Supremely Enlightened Guru

Gurucharanam Saranam

Prophesies About the Arrival of a Great Supremely Enlightened Guru
By M. Chidambaran, Dy. Director of Education- Retd., Haripad)

The Vedas, the Sastras, the Upanishads, the Puranas and the Epics have been written centuries ago. Scholars have interpreted and commented on them in accordance with their knowledge, wisdom, imagination and reasoning power so as to make those interpretations authoritative documents. Prophecies are not such authoritative interpretations. They are the knowledge attained by rishis and other divine men through revelations and enlightenment from the Eternal Light. The prophecies made by great acharyas after Sri Krishna such as the Buddha, Jesus, Mohamed, Aurobindo Maharshi, Nostradamus, Narayana Guru and Vivekananda are of this type. The great acharyas have predicted that a great Soul will incarnate to this world to fulfill the will of Brahman and lead mankind to the Eternal Truth. Let us look into some of those prophecies:

Sri Buddha

In ‘The Gospel of Buddha’ compiled by Paul Carus and published by the Publications Division, Govt. of India, it can be read that the Buddha had predicted that a great Guru by the name ‘Kindness’ or ‘Karuna’ will manifest in due time to reveal the Eternal Truth, establishing a pure and perfect lineage of human race to this world (page-210 Mettayya):

‘Before the passing away of the Buddha, Ananda the principal disciple of the Buddha asked the blessed one suppressing his tears, ‘who will teach us when you are gone? The blessed one replied. ‘I am not the first Buddha who came upon the earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time another Buddha will arise in the world, a holy one, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. He will reveal to you the same eternal truth which I have taught you. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at the climax and glorious at the goal in the spirit and in the letter. He will proclaim a religious life wholly perfect and pure, such as I now proclaim. Then Ananda said, ‘How shall we know him? The blessed one said, ‘He will be known as Mettayya’, which means he whose name is Kindness or Karuna.

As predicted by the Buddha, Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru cleanses the spirits of our ancestors (mortals) and angels (the deities they worshiped) by will or by His spiritual brilliance. These purified souls will be placed at appropriate places for rebirth to form a new pure lineage in the coming generation. No other acharya could ever do such cleansing of manes and deities for establishing a pure and virtuous lineage of human race with ability and fortune devoid of the evil effects of past karmas or actions, as done by Karunakara Guru. Guru reveals to his disciples through darsan and self experience the eternal truth which the Buddha had taught. We can see the incomparable leader of men and master of angels and mortals known by the name Kindness or Karuna or Karunakara in Santhigiri Ashram and know about him through self experience.


The gospel according to Saint John in the Holy Bible predicts the coming of the Spirit of Truth as follows (Chapter 14- para 15-17, chapter 16-para 5-14).

‘If you love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father and he shall give you another Comforter that he may abide with you for ever.  Even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knowth him, it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you. And when He comes He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment. I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now. How be it where the Spirit of Truth is come, He will guide you into all truth; for He shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever He shall hear that shall He speak; and He will shew you things to come…..’

We can see the Spirit of Truth with the above mentioned qualities in Santhigiri Ashram. He spoke only that is heard from the voice of God and that is known through spiritual or divine wisdom. He reveals these things to His disciples and devotees through darsan or vision.  He didn’t speak anything about Himself. He informs us before hand what is going to happen and the reason for it and guides us to fullness of truth.

Aravinda Maharshi (Aurobindo Ghosh)

Maharshi Aurobindo had the darsan of the descent of Supramental Light to the earth, followed by Sri Krishna. He narrates it as follows: (The vision of Aurobindo by Dr. Velayudhan Nair, Page 58).

‘An extremely powerful oceanic flood of light rushed down from above. Sri Krishna is not the Supramental Light. Sri Krishna is the Over Mind Godhead that prepared the path for the descent of Supramental Light to the earth. This happened on 24th November, 1926.

Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru was born on 1st September 1927, after 282 days required for pregnancy and delivery since the descent of the oceanic flood of Supramental Light and Sri Krishna on 24th Nov. 1926. During the time of completion of the stages of spiritual evolution of Guru who has manifested as per the will of God to free mankind in this Kaliyuga from the evil effects of past bad karmas or deeds, it is said that Sri Krishna came to the atmosphere of the precincts of the Ashram in a chariot and nullified the opposition of the forces in subtle state. This was witnessed by the disciples in the Ashram, who were having darsan. The Overmind Sri Krishna cleared the way for the descent of the super conscious Supreme Light to complete the karmas which could not be completed by the other acharyas born after Sri Krishna.

From the time when Guru could recall as a child, till his 9th year, He saw a light and luminous figure within His chest. Guru could realize only later that the figure He had seen was that of Sri Krishna. He thought that everybody would be having such experience. Guru who was like a dumb in the early years could utter only those words heard from the face of the figure seen internally. This figure and light vanished slowly when He became 9 years old. He began to speak normally and started primary education only after that.

What Maharshi Aurobindo had seen in his vision, the experiences of Guru from birth to the present time, and His messages throw light to the part played by Sri Krishna to liberate mankind and establish the ultimate Sanatana dhama as per the Will of Almighty, through Karunakara Guru. The completion of this dharma could be fulfilled only through a Supreme Guru who reached the highest state of spiritual evolution and got the authority to do so as per the will of God.


The predictions of Nostradamus (Century-1, stanza 50,53, 71, 72, 73, 76)…. Summary

‘He who is born at a place where 3 seas meet together will treat Thursday as a Holy Day. He will conquer many things and will become famous throughout the world. He will act like a whirlwind and will take India (Orient) to the highest point. A person, not from a Semitic religion (not a Christian nor Islam), not from white race (not a European) and who considers Thursday as a Holyday will become conqueror of this world. That Messiah (Savior) will rise up during the fag end of 20th century. He will be known by an ancient name. He will be more famous and enlightened than anyone else and will send true message to all’.
Where the three seas meet – at the southern most end of India in the southern part of Kerala, where the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal meet together, a Messiah has risen at the fag end of 20th century (Guru lived between 1926 -1999), with an ancient name ‘Karunakaran’. He treats Thursday as a Holyday and conveys the real message from Almighty to the human race. You can see that Messiah in Santhigiri Ashram at Pothencode, Thiruvananthapuram Dist., Kerala. The message of that great Guru that shows the path for the liberation of mankind will spread throughout the world like a whirlwind and will take India to the zenith of eternal fame.

Guru predicts that the message of Guru and the pure lineage of Guru will spread throughout the world in 350 years and a pure world society that considers human race alike will be formed and will give guidance and leadership to the mankind.

Sri Narayana Guru

Compassion is a great divine quality that is essential for all to reach God. Narayana Guru had the darsan of the arrival of a great Guru who is the incarnation of compassion and love – Karunakara Guru. Narayana Guru narrates his wonderful darsan and divine experience in his verse ‘Anukamba Dasakam’ as follows. Narayana Guru sees the qualities of all known acharyas and divine things in the great Guru he had seen in darsan. He names and describes the peculiarities of each one of them and asks whether the Guru in darsan is that one.

‘O, Karunakara! Kindly let me always have your compassion and love that do not hurt even an ant and the thought about your divine figure. Let me always have the fortune to see your divine body. Is this compassionate figure that of Lord Sri Krishna who acted as the charioteer of Arjuna in Mahabharata war and revealed to him the ultimate truth? Are you Sibi who is an ocean of patience and love towards fellow beings? Or are you Sankaracharya who wrote simple and lucid explanation of Advaita Siddhanta or the principle of monotheism? Are you God himself who has taken human form as an embodiment of dharma? Are you Jesus Christ who is the Holy son of God? Are you the precious Jewel Mohammed Nabi who is the embodiment of compassion and kindness? Are you the divine spirit that cures diseases using vibhuti or divine ash and do things which cannot be done even with the power of all kinds of siddhis? Are you Kamadhenu, the heavenly cow that has taken human form full of compassion? Are you the divine Kalpa tree that gives gift to devotees as per their wishes and request? Are you Thirnavakarasu? Are you Thiruvalluvar? or the Rishi Agastya? Are you Nandanar, who reached the heaven with human body?’

 Those who have direct experience of Karunakara Guru will realize that all descriptions given by Sri Narayana Guru are suited to Navajyoti Sri Karuanakara Guru.


In the Part IV of Vivekanda Sahitya Sarvasvam, Vivekananda tell us who a Guru is:

‘Guru is God, nothing less than that. Guru is the divine mask worn by God to come near us. When we continue looking, the mask dissolves and vanishes very slowly and God appears before us’
Vivekananda informs us that God comes near man and leads him to the path of truth in the form of a Guru. It is our duty to find out that Guru.


It is realized by direct experience that the Mettayya predicted by the Buddha, the Spirit of Truth predicted in the Holy Bible, the Supramental Light described by Maharshi Aurobindo, the Messiah who had risen up during the fag end of 20th century in the Orient at a place where three seas meet and would conquer the whole world as predicted by Nostradamus and the Guru as described by Vivekananda is none other than Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru.

For the disciples as well as the faithful through the experience of darsan in jagrat, swapna, sushupti, turiyam and thuriyateetam the greatness of the Guru becomes perceptible. The distinctive characteristic of Santhigiri is nothing but the revelation through darshan. It is obvious to the disciples and the faithful that Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru holds the divine power and authority to correct and lead the great souls who have achieved the position of deva, sanyasin and rishi.
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