Only accomplished Yoga Masters, Saints, Sages and Self-realized persons are genuine sources of knowledge. While they might not wear a halo, they do know what God is. The difference between Saints, Sages, and persons who are Self-realized is not really there once we understand who or what the Self is and how the Self fits in with this all-pervading field of Awareness we have termed God.

God is not a person. God is neither a he nor a she. God is Self-energetic Mass-awareness. All matter is nothing but a condensation of this unlimited field of energy. Thus, our bodies are made of God's energy and our awareness is part of God's Awareness. But that needs to be realized. All those who have accomplished this realization have the necessary qualifications to guide seekers. All other guides and teachers of the Truth - without any direct knowledge of the Truth - are what the Bible calls: "the blind leading the blind".

Since we are better served to address live persons with our questions, this page introduces only contemporary yoga masters and self-realized persons.
Daya Mata
Roy Eugene Davis
Shree Maa
Ma Yoga Shakti
Mata Amritanandamayi (Ammachi)
Pandit R. Tigunait

Daya MataDaya Mata (1914-2010)
Since 1955 until her recent passing, Faye Wright (Daya Mata) was the president of the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) which is dedicated to carrying on the spiritual and humanitarian work of Paramahansa Yogananda. Her monastic name means "Mother of Compassion". Daya also means kindness.
Dr. Binay R. Sen, the former Ambassador of India to the United States, stated once: "Those who, like myself, were privileged to have met Paramahansaji find reflected in Daya Mataji that same spirit of divine love and compassion that so impressed me on my first visit to the Self-Realization Center almost forty years ago." - Calcutta Oct 20, 1990.

Her book "Only Love" shows Daya Mata in a deep state of Samadhi (Holy Communion) on page 152.
Yogananda's "Autobiography of a Yogi" also shows Daya Mata in deep blissful communion with the Divine.

Contact the Self-Realization Fellowship at: Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF),
Locations worldwide. International headquarters in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Roy Eugene DavisRoy Eugene Davis
Roy Eugene Davis is a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda and the Spiritual Leader of the Center for Spiritual Awareness (CSA).
Roy Davis is known for his keen intellect, as are most accomplished Yogis, and he has complete understanding of all major scriptures, especially the Bhagavad Gita and Pantanjali's yoga-sutras. He has been teaching and writing books since 1956.

You can contact Roy Davis at: Center for Spiritual Awareness (CSA),
Locations worldwide. International headquarters is in Georgia, USA.

Shree MaaShree Maa
Shree Maa teaches various Yoga disciplines with an emphasis on Bhakti Yoga in the tradition of the great Ramakrishna Paramahansa.
After decades of meditating in the caves of the Himalayas, her love for God led her around the world to share the wealth that she found. She conducts herself with grace, and her universal philosophy creates harmony wherever she goes. She is a divinely inspired Saint respected by people of every religious heritage in every corner of the world. Goodness transcends all sectarian boundaries, and Shree Maa is known as kindness incarnate.

Her life of prayer and meditation has been exemplary. She feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, heals the sick, all within the regularity of her worship, as a demonstration of her love for God. She transforms a life of tolerating responsibilities into one of appreciating opportunities, from bearing burdens and fulfilling obligations into enjoying the privilege to love: not just the love of our families, not just the love of our friends, nor even just the love for God, but the love of all of Life. Shree Maa teaches us how to go beyond.

The depth of her realization is expressed in her radiant Stillness and quotes like the following:
"We are all One. May everyone see that we are all One" - from Daughters of the Goddess by Linda Johnsen.

You can contact Shree Maa at: Devi Mandir - Temple of the Divine Mother

Ma Yoga ShaktiMa Yoga Shakti
Ma Yoga Shakti began yoga as early as 1959. She is a teacher, philosopher and Guru. She has received several honorary titles for her educational role in Yoga and for demonstrating the unity of Bhakti, Gyaan, Karma and Radja Yoga. She also has a M.A. degree in Political Science.
It is said that selfless service is Divine Wisdom at work. If this is true it is surely reflected in Ma Yoga Shakti's deeds. To her many accomplishments belongs a girls college she both founded and served as the principle for many years.

Contact Ma Yoga Shakti at the Yogashakti Mission in New York and Florida.

AmmachiMata Amritanandamayi (Amma, Ammachi)
Mata Amritanandamayi is from India and has visited the United States on several occasions.
That she is a genuine Saint becomes clear when we observe the spontaneous transformation and healing of seekers around her. Ammachi helps us understand that Self-realization is nothing else but the Realization of God within.

To find out if she might some day be at a place close to you,
contact the Mata Amritanandamayi M.A. Center in California.

Pandit TigunaitPandit Rajmani Tigunait
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., received his higher education from universities in Benares, Allahabad and the University of Pennsylvania. Pandit Tigunait is a Sanskrit scholar and a disciple of Sri Swami Rama. He is also an expert in Indian philosophy, author of fourteen books, instructor in Ayurveda and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute. The mission of the Himalayan Institute is to discover and embrace the sacred link that unites East and West, spirituality and science, and ancient wisdom and modern technology.

You can contact Pandit Tigunait at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Further reading on important Yoga Masters and Self-Realized Persons:
Anandamayi Ma
Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Paramahansa Yogananda
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Sri Ramana Maharshi

Also visit the Yoga Portal and our directory of Yoga Courses in India, Nepal Yogis, and Sri Lanka Yogis to connect with numerous contemporary yoga masters and worldwide yoga organizations!

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