SUBMITTED BY RAJAN ZED
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and spiritual master Swami Rishi Avadhootanandaji met in Reno on June 22 and discussed bhakti-yoga (yoga of devotion) and its importance in our lives.
Swami Rishi Avadhootanandaji, founder of Rishi Center for World Consciousness and headquartered in Pune (India), said that the path of complete surrender as outlined by bhakti-yoga would always lead us towards liberation. Ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) beautifully expounded it, he added.
Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism and based in Reno, pointed out that the path of bhakti-yoga, very inclusive and available to all, formed a close bond between human and divine. It was the way of love and besides Hinduism, many mystics of other religions had also treaded on this path by and large.
Two leaders also discussed role of youth in religion and how to attract young persons to spirituality in this consumerist society full of distractions. Topics of harmonious co-existence, nature of reality, realization of Self, etc., were also explored.
Besides bhakti-yoga, Avadootanandaji has expertise in kundalini, mudra and kriya yoga; pranayama; various forms of meditation, etc. Zed is a Hindu statesman who has taken up interfaith, religion, environment, Roma and other causes all over the world.
Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about a billion adherents and moksh (liberation) as its goal.