- His Hoiliness Paramahamsa Nithyananda as his successor at a press meet held on 27th April 2012, in Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam’s international headquarters in Bidadi near Bangalore, India.
Hinduism should reclaim the Upanishad- Paramahamsa Nithyananda
Los Angeles, Sep. 10, 2012
Paramahamsa Nithyananda expressed his deep concern at how humanity has reached a state where it has become hard for someone to just sit with themselves and do nothing. With the growing technology and materialism invading the minds and lifestyle of humanity, sitting with oneself without doing anything, has become a rare phenomenon. He said, "Humanity has lost its trust on the power of sitting, in Upanishad which is the basic truth of Vedic science. The very idea of simply sitting is lost. People worry that if they sit with themselves they may fall into depression, or miss out on something which others are doing, which keeps them constantly engaged in activities that is not even necessary for their spiritual growth."
In his live streaming message to the thousands of followers worldwide, Paramahamsa Nithyananda said, "Sit, sit, sit. Sit your way to enlightenment. That is why Upanishad has become a brand to Hindu tradition. Upanishad means simply sitting with the master, if you sit in pure aloneness, you are sitting with the Master. No prayer, no meditation, no mantra, no un-clutching, nothing. Don't even try un-clutching, just sit. Just as how a baby grows when a pregnant woman sleeps, same way the consciousness grows when initiated disciples just sit with themselves in aloneness. "
Paramahamsa Nithyananda said that the greatness of the Power of Sitting is evident from the importance given to it in the Vedic Tradition. He said, "In Hindu tradition the highest practice is sitting, the highest teaching is Upanishad- sitting with the Master, the highest seat and the place of sitting is called peeta. Buddhism is able to create more and more enlightened beings just because they held on to one truth, Zazen (seated meditation)." He added, "I really wanted Hinduism to get back to that powerful truth of Upanishad. The first word, one would hear even if they wanted to jump start learning Hinduism is learning Upanishad, because Upanishad is the first word, the essence of Vedas." He said, he was pained to see how main stream Hinduism has lost these basic truths which has only resulted in a great damage being done to our Vedic tradition and lifestyle. This happens to be the root cause of many of the lifestyle related diseases which is pervading the lives of global communities worldwide.
Paramahamsa Nithyananda envisions that in next couple of years at least 100,000 youth will be inspired to live, experience and spread the Vedic science of enlightenment. He expressed that the only hope for Hinduism and spiritual tradition in India is when millions of youngsters study these great spiritual truths as part of their academic curriculum. He said, "One of the most unfortunate thing is, even leaders neither talk about Upanishad nor practice it. They don't even have confidence that Upanishad is possible in their lives. We need large number of Universities, spirituality teaching organizations, seminaries, theological societies. Everybody bothers about the economical, political, social corruption. No one bothers about the conscious corruption which has happened to the Vedic civilization."
It is necessary for a society to be established in simple basic truths of the Vedic science. It is then that an incarnation can spend time in only sharing the higher Vedic sciences such as materialization, teleportation and ways to express extraordinary yogic powers such as awakening a person's kundalini energy. This will lead to a new generation, a new civilization of peaceful enlightened beings living the rich and graceful culture of enlightenment that is necessary to protect and save the future of planet earth.
His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda will be embarking on a World Tour to Europe & North America.
NRIs worldwide welcome Paramahamsa Nithyananda's Appointment as 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam
Paramahamsa Nithyananda Heads World’s Most Ancient Hindu Organization
Los Angeles, Sep. 04, 2012
In a landmark event in the history of Indian religious tradition, His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda has been declared as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, the world’s most ancient living Hindu religious organization. Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Arunagirinatha Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, the 292nd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam (the oldest and most ancient Hindu organization), declared His Hoiliness Paramahamsa Nithyananda as his successor.
At the press meet, which was marked by a mood of celebration, the current pontiff read out the affidavit declaring that “We hereby declare, nominate, enthrone, coronate and appoint Paramahamsa Nithyananda as 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam of Madurai Aadheenam, also called as Tirugnanasambanda Swamigal Adheenam. We hereby coronate with the title His Holiness the 293rd Guru Maha Sannidhanam Srila Sri Paramahamsa Nithyananda Sri Gnanasambanda Desika Paramacharya Swamigal”.
The current pontiff declared His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda as “my lawful successor, descendant and inheritor of Madurai Adheenam, Tirugnanasambanda Swamigal Adheenam, having all the powers, duties, obligations, ritual and customary rights that is being performed, enjoyed, vested in the Madurai Aadheenam.” He also declared His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda as “my lawful successor to deal with all the movable and immovable properties of the Tirugnanasambanda Swamigal Adheenam”, including over 1250 acres of land, several temples and properties owned by the Aadheenam in India and abroad.
The legendary Madurai Aadheenam has existed since time immemorial. However, it was revived around 1500 years ago by the young enlightened incarnation Tirujnana Sambandar, one of the four visionary saints of South Indian Shaiva Siddhanta philosophy. The Aadheenam is established in Madurai, one of the oldest cities of India with a history dating all the way back to Tamil Sangam period. The presiding deities of Madurai are Shiva and Devi in their incarnations as Chokkanathar and Meenakshi, enshrined in the world-famous Madurai Meenakshi-Sundareshwara temple.
According to the rules and regulations of the Madurai Aadheenam, only hereditary Saiva Vellalars (the religious community to which His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda belongs) are selected as the pontiffs of this ancient and premier religious institution.
The pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam is known by the title ‘Guru Maha Sannidhanam’ and inherits great responsibility in carrying forward the traditions of Tirujnana Sambandar's sacred work. The spiritual services offered by Madurai Aadheenam are well-known throughout India.
According to Shaiva Siddhanta philosophy, everything is preordained according to the judgment of Lord Shiva. Referring to His Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda as ‘a noble gift of Lord Shiva’ and ‘the avatar of saint Tirujnana Sambandhar’, the current pontiff declared His Holiness Nithyananda as the ambassador to the Almighty, appointed by the eternal Government of Lord Shiva. There is no tenure for this position and it is a lifetime honor.