Akhand Param Dham Ashram
Address- Rani Gali, Sapta Sarovar, Haridwar, Uttarakhand
Email Id- firstname.lastname@example.org
(APD) is a non-profit organization that fosters numerous service programs and
manages Swami Paramanand Ji's vast array of social projects. Residential
programs for underprivileged children and those who may be physically and/ or
mentally challenged have been very effective and continue to expand. Entire
villages that are alternatives to orphanages, women's shelters and old age
homes are in successful operation and are being implemented in every state.
These are but a few of the many programs APD is operating that uplift those in
need. The organization also strives to support those who are on a dedicated
spiritual path, so that they may truly awaken. Once we are awake it is natural
to assist others in need. Swami Paramanand Ji says that unless someone has
their basic needs taken care of it is difficult to focus on one's spiritual
development. Akhand Paramdham is derived from the names of of Swami Paramanand
himself and his Guru Sri Akhandanand Ji Maharaj. Akhand means unbroken. Anand
means Bliss. Param means Supreme. Dham means abode. Akhand Paramdham means:
Abode of the Unbroken Supreme, or That where the Absolute dwells.
Once in a great while an enlightened being comes
amongst us to illuminate the truth and nudge us in our awakening. Krishna,
Confucius, Buddha, Jesus the Christ, Mohammad, and others have come and taught
those who would listen in a manner appropriate for the time.
Today, in India and abroad, one such
enlightened world teacher has been recognized,Yug Purush MahaMandeleshwar Swami
Parmanand Giri Ji Maharaj. Born in the late 30's in the small village of Mawie
Dham in U.P., India, he was recognized by many elders as being an exceptional
child. The Great Saint Sri Swami Akhandanand Ji Maharaji from Chitrakoot, M.P.
also recognized the nature of the boy and accepted him as a disciple.
Under his Guru's guidance, he became
versed in the ancient scriptures as well as becoming an herbalist and master of
yoga and mediation. After completing his education he took vows of sanyas and
chose the path of a Karma Yogi, dedicating his life for the welfare of
humanity. He became known as Brahmn Gyani, one who is Self-Realized, and was
soon after initiated into Sainthood as Swami Paramanand Ji Maharaj. After 50
years now, he continues to share the gifts of his experiential knowledge.
Today, his full title is, Yug Purush Mahamandeleshwar Swami Paramanand Giri Ji
Maharaj. He is notably being honored and recognized as the Yug Purush, a world
Guru of the present Yug (era).
As an enlightened scholar, yoga master,
teacher, philosopher, counselor and spiritual Guru, Swami Ji has a following
from all around the world. He first came to America when he was invited to
address the World Millennium Peace Summit of Spiritual leaders in 2000 at the United
Nations. He now travels worldwide through North & South America, Canada,
England, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. He is continually sharing his knowledge
by teaching, giving darshan, and imparting knowledge as an initiation, passing
on Divine dynamic power to those who are ready to receive it.
Over 150 books have been written about his
teachings and techniques and many have been written or translated into foreign
languages. Many audio CD's and VCD's are also available of Maharaj Ji's
Swamij Ji's personal lifestyle and concern
for humanity is evident by his tireless selfless service. His message is
simple: "Know Thyself" and his techniques to attaining this knowledge
are as vast as the ocean. Under his guidance, many have been led to recognize the
eternal divinity that resides within each and every one of us.
Swami Ji tells us that we are the Ocean,
but that momentarily we have forgotten who we are and think that we are an
individual wave instead. We are in the process of remembering our true essence.
It is through understanding and experiencing ourselves that we can reunite with
our true soul consciousness and remember who we are and why we have come here.