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K Geethanjali BalaKrishnan

K Geethanjali is a woman of many talents. A disciple of Mahavatar Babaji, she is a teacher, writer, and healer. K Geethanjali is currently based in Bangalore and has been a regular writer with Life Positive Magazine since past many years.





K Lakshmana Sarma

In the late 1920s Acharya K. Lakshmana Sarma had the rare privilege of having private lessons from Bhagavan. Their subject was the philosophy and practical teachings expounded by Bhagavan in Ulladu Narpadu. Lakshmana Sarma subsequently summarised the essence of these lessons in two works: his Tamil commentary on Ulladu Narpadu and Revelation, his expanded Sanskrit rendering of the original Ulladu Narpadu verses. In the 1930s Bhagavan remarked that Lakshmana Sarma’s commentary on Ulladu Narpadu was the best available on that work. In the late 1930s Lakshmana Sarma put many of these ideas and explanations into Maha Yoga, his English presentation of Bhagavan’s teachings.
br> In the 1950s Lakshmana Sarma made a further attempt to explain and summarise Bhagavan’s teachings. He composed a Sanskrit work of over 700 verses, entitling it Sri Ramana Paravidyopanishad. This work was serialised in The Call Divine, a Bombay magazine that regularly featured articles by Bhagavan’s devotees.
br> Acharya K Lakshmana Sarma is revered as the 'Father of Nature Cure' in India since he was not only the pioneer of nature cure movement in India, but also because he has worked for over half a century researching, studying, compiling his research results into books which formed the very basic texts for people to learn from. Today there are a few hundred students of his who are practicing successfully as professional nature cure doctors in India and other countries.
br> Practical Nature Cure is one of his master publications which became popular among health lovers all over the world. He trained his sons and grandsons in the field of health care and established a line of preachers who could in turn spread the message of good health around the world.
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K Satchidananda Murty

Professor K. Satchidananda Murty has taught philosophy at Andhra University for a quarter century. He was the Vice-Chancellor of S.V. University (1975-78), Vice-Chairman of the UGC (1986-89), and the Chairman of Indian Philosophical Congress (1980-94). He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1984 and Padma Vibhushan in 2001.

Professor Satchidananda Murty is the most thought-provoking philosopher of our times, whose books on Indian philosophy, culture, religion — particularly Vedanta — contain an instructive and penetrating analysis. Four Indian universities, including the Benaras Sanskrit University have conferred on him the Hon. D. Lit., apart from Wittenberg University in Germany, Sofia University of Bulgaria, Russian Academy of Sciences, and People’s University of China.

Books from this author - Evolution Of Indian Philosophy, Dialectics, Hinduism And Its Development



K Srinivas

Professor K. Srinivas (1955) is currently Head of the Department of Philosophy at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He received his PhD degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in the year 1983. His areas of interest include: Indian philosophy, analytic philosophy, epistemology (East & West), philosophy of science, and modern logic. He has published a number of papers and books on the above mentioned areas. His books include: A.J. Ayer’s Logical Positivism (1990), A Dictionary of Philosophy (1993), and P.T. Raju (2001). Professor Srinivas travelled widely and presented papers at the International seminars held in the U.S.A., West Indies, Germany, Austria,and Thailand. He was a visiting faculty at the University of Oregon (U.S.A.), Chemnitz Technological University (Germany), and Assumption University (Thailand).

Books from this author - A Concise Dictionary Of Philosophy



K Swaminathan

K. Swaminathan enjoyed a long and active life marked by many sided achievements. After studying in Madras and at Oxford, he taught English literature in Sri Meenakshi College, (later Annamalai University) in Chidambaram. He then worked in Presidency College, Madras. He was also the Principal of Government Arts College, Madras.

After retirement in 1959, he was given the monumental task of editing the Complete Works of Mahatma Gandhi (100 Volumes) in New Delhi.

He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1972.

K. Swaminathan visited Sri Ramanasramam in 1940. It was a turning point in his life. He spent many weekends in Asramam after that. He was associated with Asramam till his death in the ripe age of 98.

It seems he used to go to Bhagavan on every Sunday and on seeing him Bhagavan used to say jocularly "Oh Sunday came!"

Swaminathan was associated with editing of The Mountain Path for many years and after which, he became the Editor in Chief of The Mountain Path for many years in 1980s. He has translated 1254 verses of Guru Vachaka Kovai, of Muruganar titled The Garland of Guru's Sayings. He has also translated 470 verses of Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai, titled The Holy Presence of Sri Ramana. He has written a biography of Sri Ramana which was published by National Book Trust, New Delhi.

He started the Ramana Bhakta Sabha in Madras. He was also responsible for establishing Sri Ramana Kendra, Delhi. There were weekly satsangs in these Kendras, where he actively participated. Sri Ramana Jnana Bodham, a nine volume work of Sri Muruganar was published by Sri Ramana Kendra, Delhi.

He was also instrumental in the government bringing out postage stamp of Bhagavan Ramana in 1971. He was also a moving spirit in successful Ramana Maharshi centenary celebrations and seminar held in New Delhi in 1980.

Some of the articles written by him have been published by Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai, under the title Sri Ramana, the Self Supreme, in 1997.

Source: Sri Ramana the Self Supreme, K. Swaminathan. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.

Books from this author - Sri Ramaan The Self Supreme, Sri Ramana Gita



Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran





Kalindi Murthy

Kalindi was born to very devout family in a small town in Karnataka. She had a very strong Brahmin upbringing. She and her mother-in-law began taking keen interest in Poojas and singing songs written by saints like Jnaneshwar, Tukaram and Purandara Dasa. After meeting Ramesh she began to accept advaita quite cautiously until the concept of non-doership began to empty her mind of a lot of confusing concepts which had been infused into her over the years. Ramesh’s concepts turned a God fearing person into a God loving ego, ever grateful to her Creator.





Kamakhya Kumar

Dr Kamakhya Kumar, an eminent Yoga scholar and researcher, is a senior faculty member at the School of Yoga and Health at Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. Having an extensive research experience in Yoga science, in which he holds a PhD as well, he guides researchers in five universities, in India.

Dr Kumar has an extensive experience in teaching Yoga in various universities, facilitating Yoga training and addressing workshops on Positive Attitude, Life Management, Stress Management, Mind Management, etc.

Dr Kumar is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Yoga and Allied Sciences, and has over ten books and about fifty research papers to his credit. He has handled various administrative and organizational posts, including the Chief Co-ordinator of Yoga Arogya Polyclinic at Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya.







Kapali Sastry

T.V. Kapali Sastri was a Vedic scholar. He met the renowned Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni in Tiruvotiryur and became his disciple. His scholarship and spiritual sadhana endeared him to Ramana Maharshi. From 1916 onwards he was drawn to Sri Aurobindo's yoga and settled down in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Interpreting the philosophy of Ramana Maharshi and Sri Aurobindo became a lifelong vocation for him. Teacher, translator, exegetist, essayist and poet, Kapali Sastri was a philosopher attuned to Tantra. His monograph, the first full-length study of Kapali Sastri, is an introduction to his multifaceted writings. His Sanskrit commentary on the first Astaka of the Rigveda was inspired by the intuitive interpretation of the Vedic hymns by Sri Aurobindo; in his luminous analysis of the Upanisads, we watch how his great body of work is a natural continuation of the Vedic corpus; in the same manner, his study of Tantra shows how the Tantrik deities are descendants of Vedic divinities; his Sanskrit commentaries on Ganapati Muni's Umasahasram and other contemporary Tantric-philosophical classics are of vital importance to an understanding of the foundations of Indian culture as well as their unimpeded flow down the centuries.

Books from this author - Sat – Darshana Bhashya And Talks With Maharshi



Kapil Kapoor

Kapil Kapoor - Kapil Kapoor (1940-) is Professor of English, Centre for Linguistics and English, and Concurrent Professor, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was Dean of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, from 1997-1999 and Rector of the University from 1999-2002. His teaching and research interests include literary and linguistic theories - both Indian and Western, philosophy of language, nineteenth century British life, literature and thought, and Indian intellectual traditions. He has been lecturing on these themes and has written extensively on them. He has been teaching for almost forty-five years now. Literary Theory - Indian Conceptual Framework (1998); Canonical Texts of Literary Criticism (1995); Language, Literature and Linguistics - The Indian Perspective (1994); and South Asian Love Poetry (1994) are among his publications. His book, Dimensions of Panini Grammar - The Indian Grammatical System, is in press.





Karen Rajesh

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Karl Renz

Karl Renz was born in Germany in 1953, and, after some years of rather unorthodox "seeking" (including time spent in Mexico looking for Don Juan), experienced an Awakening in the late 1970s. He travels around the world talking about, well, what can't be talked about -- and does pretty well at it. He's visited Santa Fe each fall the last five years or so, offering evening "Self-Talks" ("the self talking to the self", as he puts it) at the home of a friend. You can read about him at his website: http://www.karlrenz.com

Books from this author - May It Be As It Is, Am I - I Am, Heaven And Hell



Kaushik Mitra

Kaushik Mitra has been a Corporate Executive for the past 25 years. He has lived in Kolkata, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chennai, Dubai and Ho Chi Minh City and worked in several Companies including the Tata’s, GE, Reckitt Benckiser and PepsiCo. He is currently SVP and CFO of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverages. Born in Kolkata, Kaushik went to a Boarding school in the hills of Kurseong and is an alumni of St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Indian Institute of Management (Kolkata). He is married and lives with his wife Reetika and seventeen year old son Arjun in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Crossing Over is his first fiction Novel.





Kavykantha Ganapati Muni

Vasistha Ganapati Muni (1878-1936), famed as Kavyakantha, and popularly addressed as Nayana, was a mighty spiritual personality in his own right and had a large following of illustrious disciples. It is a standing testimony to his spiritual sincerity, humility, and intellectual honesty that he recognized the uniqueness of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi's teaching, accepted Him as his Guru, and proclaimed him as the Maharshi to the whole world.

He had his first spiritual, historical meeting with Brahmanaswami (later, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi) at the Holy Arunachala Hillock November 18, 1906.

Ganpati Muni was born in 1878 at Kaluvarai village, near Bobbili in Vijayanagaram District, Andhra Pradesh. He left his mortal body on July 25, 1936 at Nimpura near Kharagpur in his ashram. It is said that that on that day Bhagavan Ramana came to know that it was Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni’s last day and since morning Bhagavan neither partook of any food nor allowed anyone else to eat. At about 5.00 PM that day he at last told everyone that Ganapati Muni is no longer in this world. Right after that, the news came from Nimpura that Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni had attained Siddhi.







Ketan V Shah

Mr Ketan V Shah has emerged as one of India’s most renowned and competent acupressure healers and teachers. His dedication and prowess have come to the rescue of kidney patients, asthma patients, those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and even cancer patients. The more difficult the case, the more enthusiastically he takes up the challenge. His unassuming nature, formidable knowledge and easy approachability have made him one of the most popular workshop facilitators in the country. Now, in this eagerly awaited work, Mr Shah has laid down years of accumulated knowledge to give you all you need to get well and stay well.





Kety K Dadyburjor

Kety K. Dadyburjor





Kimsuka Narsimhan

Kimsuka was born in Chennai and has lived and worked in various cities in India and abroad. Detective fiction has always fascinated her and the Golden Age crime writers have been her inspiration to kickstart her writing career. Her day job is in Finance in the corporate world, and she is the CFO of a leading company in Gurgaon in North India.





Krishna Bhikshu

Sri Krishna Bikshu, born Voruganti Venkatakrishnaiah (1904-1981), was a lifelong bachelor who held a degree in law, a profession that he scarcely practiced, however, preferring a life dedicated to spiritual pursuits. A man of sharp intellect and prodigious learning, Sri Krishna Bikshu authored several works besides the preceding Ramana Yoga Sutras. His published works were Sukti Sudha (Supplement to Forty Verses), a summary of Ramana Lahari and Tripura Rahasya all in Telugu, and Sri Ramana Gita (5th edition) in English are among those that merit special mention. He wrote Sri Ramana Leela, the Telegu biography of Sri Bhagavan, in the immediate presence of Bhagavan who went through every page of it. To our knowledge his magnum opus, Anasuya Ramayana, a complete and faithful translation in Telugu of Valmiki's Ramayana is yet unpublished.

Even as a teenager, Sri Krishna Bikshu made a deep study of Vedantic literature. In 1929, he came into contact with Sri Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni and was won over by the Muni's great intellectual power and spiritual radiance. That led him on to Sri Kavyakanta's guru, Sri Ramana Bhagavan, whom he first visited on May 17th, 1929. From 1931 on, Sri Krishna Bikshu committed himself solely to Sri Bhagavan and the practice of his teachings.

In 1945, when Sri Krishna Bikshu's mother died at Nellore, on the same day that Echammal died at Tiruvannamalai, Sri Bhagavan observed, "Poor Krishnaiah, he lost both his mothers on the same day!" Krishna Bhikshu gave up mortal frame in 1981 on the very day and month of Sri Bhagavan's birth in 1879! Just before his death at 6.05 a.m., December 30th, 1981, Sri Krishna Bhikshu joined his brother Dr. O. Ramachandraiah in chanting Arunachala Siva from 3.40 to 5.20 a.m





Krishna Roy

Krishna Roy





Kunju Swami

There was a man from the state of Kerala who had written a biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi in Malayalam (that state’s regional language). Before sending the manuscript to press he decided to visit the Ashram and have it read aloud before Bhagavan.

Because Kunju Swami was born in Kerala and spoke fluent Malayalam, Bhagavan asked him to read the manuscript aloud, and also to look after the author’s needs during his visit. As Kunju Swami began reading, he could not believe what was written. The book stated that Maharshi was married and was the father of several children, and that one day, while living in the South Indian town of Madurai, he closed his eyes and was somehow magically transported to the Arunachala Hill. The book went on like this, containing many fictional accounts.

After the reading took place, the author had to leave quickly in order to catch a train back home. Maharshi was very gracious to him and asked Kunju Swami to be sure he had something to eat before leaving, and see to it that he reached the train station on time.

After seeing off the visitor, Kunju Swami hurried back to the Ashram, anxious to hear what Bhagavan thought of this highly exaggerated manuscript, which was about to go to press. Back at the Old Hall, he found Ramana Maharshi quietly attending to some small chore, completely unconcerned about anything else. Kunju Swami waited as patiently as he could, wondering if Maharshi might raise the subject. But he just quietly chatted with those present and sat silently.

Finally, Kunju Swami could not contain himself any longer and asked: “Bhagavan, how could you allow this book to get printed? It is full of inaccuracies. In fact, most of it is untrue.”

Bhagavan looked at Kunju Swami for a moment then replied: “Oh, I see. You mean only this is untrue, and everything else is true?”







Kyla Plaxton

Kyal Plaxton is a registered Jin Shin Do Acupressurist. She has personally coached many people and her mission is to educate young females through the transition of womanhood to claim their own personal power.







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