Category: Tributes

An Epitome of Wisdom

Swami Jyotirmayananda Pujya Swamiji’s name itself stands for his life and teachings; in a nutshell – Vedanta. He was an embodiment of humility, compassion and joy. Pujya Swamiji is undoubtedly one of the greatest teachers of Vedanta in modern times. A teacher of teachers, Pujya Swamiji has trained more than 200 disciples who are sannyāsīs  and highly respected as scholars...

Swamini Srividyananda

While it is a heart-warming privilege to pay tribute to Pujya Sri Swamiji, to do justice is a daunting task. The vast expanse of time is occasionally dotted with the birth of a true teacher, one who personifies the term Guru. This individual is gifted with the ability to render complex ideas into words that are easily understood and assimilated;...

Sri Swami Tadatmananda

I will speak of one aspect of Pujya Swami Dayananda’s greatness and that is his legacy – what he has left for all of us around the world. We can say so much about Swamiji but perhaps we can see most vividly his legacy in all the gurukulams he established. His legacy cannot be measured in terms of buildings and...

Swamini Vilasananda

In 2013, I came to see Pujya Swamiji and asked him for a message to take back to the Argentine students. He said, “I am really satisfied that you have enough number of Arsha Vidya teachers in Argentina to keep you all busy with the study of Vedanta. Vedanta study never ends. It has to be kept going. You can...

Swami Tattvavidananda

Many people have spoken wonderful things about Pujya Swamiji. However much we speak, it is like touching the tip of an iceberg. His contribution will be celebrated by the society for decades or even centuries to come. In India, great organizations like Rashtriya Seva Samiti and Vishwa Hindu Parishad have been working for the society for decades – RSS from...

Swamini Ramananda

Swami Dayanandaji has certainly been an inspiration to me and to all who have come in contact with him. Most people cannot help but be deeply changed after being exposed to Swami Dayananda’s clear unfolding of the ancient Vedic texts. The global influence of Swamiji is remarkable. Over the years students from many countries, including USA and India, attended the...

Sri Swami Shuddhananda

Swami Dayananda Ashram Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India The majority of the people are like birds flying in the sky leaving behind no trace of their footprints. But, one in a billion, bestrides the worldly stage like a Colossus leaving indelible marks of his sacred sojourn on the earth. Swami Dayanandaji was indeed such a Spiritual Giant! In 1963, when I was...

Swami Viditatmananda

Everybody knows that Pujya Swamiji was a teacher, but now we can share our personal experiences of how he was as a person. Pujya Swamiji is a many-dimensional great person. As I talked to different people I found how in so many different ways he has touched people. He was a teacher, of course, par excellence, but he was also...