(Vasantapanchami - February 8th 2011 to Vasantapanchami - January 28th 2012)
In every person's life, there are situations where one overcomes adversity with sheer strength of thoughts. Param Pujya Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya is pioneer in creating thought revolution movement across the world. Vichar Kranthi Abhiyaan infuses confidence in one's self that energy follows thoughts. Millions across India and many other countries became members in this revolution and the foremost point on the revolution agenda is to replace the current negative and violent thoughts in human beliefs with positive, peaceful, all-encompassing thoughts leading to one universal family, called by sages of yore as “Vasudhaika Kutumbakam”.
The centenary celebrations of the birth of Pujya Gurudev Shriram Sharma Acharya would be celebrated in 2010 and the millions of members in the thought revolution movement vow to pass it to the entire mankind within this time, directly or indirectly, physically or spiritually.
Who was Acharyasri?
Yug Rishi, who revived and rejuvenated the great traditions founded by Viswamitra, Vasishtha, Vyasa, Yagyavalkya, Kanaad, Charaka, Narada and other rishis.
Yug Vyasa, who wrote contemporary commentaries on 4 Vedas, 108 Upanishads, 6 Darshans, 20 Smritis and 18 Puranas.
A world-renowned writer, who wrote 3200 books on various aspects of life.
Great Freedom fighter, who participated in the freedom movement of India along with Mahatma Gandhi and Madan Mohan Malaviya. He was famous as 'Shriram Matta' - one who was intoxicated with great passion for freedom.
Sanskriti Purush (An embodiment of Indian culture), who revived the tradition of Samskaras and educated the public about the importance of Shodash Samskaras ((16 rites from birth to death)
Jagadguru (World Teacher), who taught about the individual and collective goal of life to humanity that was lost in the dungeon of darkness. He initiated millions of people on the path of spirituality.
A great Tapasvi (ascetic), who performed the arduous sadhana of Gayatri and accomplished the feat of performing 24 Mahapurashcharans, each of 24 lakhs japa, of Gayatri mantra in 24 years.
A great philosopher, who liberated philosophy from the maze of confusions and mysticism and stood as a live example of the ideals.
A great thinker, who presented to the world a new thought process propagated through ‘Akhand Jyoti’
A spiritual person, who presented spirituality as true art of living.
The sculptor of the new era, who formulated ‘Shatasutreeya Yug Nirman Yojana’ (100-point plan for ushering in of new era) and laid a strong foundation for its implementation.
A spiritual scientist, who established Brahmavarchas Research Center, first institution of its kind, to integrate science and spirituality and proved - “Science and spirituality do not contradict but complement each other.”
The Acharya of this era, who revived the ancient tradition of Rishikul-Gurukul by establishing centers of excellence like Shantikunj and Devsanskriti University
The Leader of Thought Revolution, who offered solutions to all individual, familial, social and global problems.
The Seer of the era, who gave the slogan of “21st Century –Bright Future”; thus, giving the message of the advent of the New Golden Era to humanity that was lost in despair.
A Prophet, who proclaimed with certainty ‘The descent of Heaven on Earth’ and ‘Awakening of divinity in humans’ and also strived hard throughout his life towards this goal.
A great religious saviour, who liberated Gayatri and yagya from the shackles of blind faith and hypocrisy, thus making it a mantra for daily worship in every household.
A great organizer, who in his lifetime influenced millions of people with his love and formed All World Gayatri Parivar.
A social reformer, who focused his wholehearted efforts on women awakening, de-addiction, dowry-less weddings, removing discrimination based on caste, color and creed, thus presenting a model of society based on high ideals.
A great Brahmin, who presented himself as a living example of a true Brahmin. He adopted a simple and inexpensive lifestyle of an average Indian befitting a Brahmin; and inspired many others to follow his example.
A compassionate and inspiring Patron: Millions of people, who embraced him, felt the burning agony within him and wholly dedicated their lives to realize his noble ideals.
A great Siddhapurush, who accomplished intense penance and utilized the fruits of his Tapasya in transforming others.
A great guide, who inspired millions to tread the path of spirituality and noble ethics.
An incarnation, whose life’s goal was to make manifest ‘Descent of Heaven on Earth’ and ‘Awakening of Divinity in Man’.