Shri Shri Brahma Gopal Bhaduri and Smt. Reeta Bhaduri
Shri Shri Brahma Gopal Bhaduri Smt. Reeta Bhaduri
Shri Brahma Gopal Bhaduri was known for his wisdom from an early age, and was called ’Sruti-Dhar’ - he who is able to contain knowledge and remember it after hearing it only once. Even as a child, many Yogis and spiritual figures came to consult him and asked for advice; among them was Gopinath Kaviraj [the senior disciple of Swami Vishuddhananda Saraswati and the one who helped Sir John Woodruff studying the Tantric scriptures], who used to consult Shri Brahma Gopal Bhaduri when he was only 13 years old.
Dr. Bhaduri has three Doctorates [in Sitar, Philosophy and Poetry], and fourteen degrees of Post Gratitude in various fields. Today, Dr. Bhaduri is known as a Sage and as a Yogi who controls the secrets of Tantra, Ayurveda and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). He is considered a great ’Tantric Caulachari’. He has dedicated his life to helping the poor and needy, and cares for people from all casts and origins, using Ayurveda, Tantra and Jyotish.
Shri Brahma Gopal Bhaduri has decided that the time has come to spread the knowledge concealed in the Bhrigu-Chinta, a knowledge that had been secretly passed on from Master to disciple over the centuries. The scriptures were recovered from various parts of India and Tibet by his father, Sudhir Babu, and himself. Dr. Bhaduri has, then, recruited his disciples for the task of translating the hidden knowledge in the 75,000 parchment scriptures available, the oldest which is 1000 years old.
Shri Brahma Gopal Bhaduri is perfect example for a Yogi who is also a householder. His life manifests how the purpose of Yoga can be achieved, while carrying out worldly duties, such as being a husband, a father and a grandfather. Guruji portrays the purpose of Yoga quite vividly – practicing Yoga in order to strengthen our inner forces and develop our capacity to give, so that eventually we would be able to help others.
Guruji and his wife, Reeta Bhaduri, have twin sons, who follow their footsteps – Dr. Jayant Kumar Bhaduri, a physical doctor and a scholar of Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra, and Dr. Heymant Kumar Bhaduri, a lawyer and a scholar of Jyotish [Vedic Astrology].
Dr. Jayant Kumar Bhaduri Dr. Heymant Kumar Bhaduri
In order to spread this knowledge in the West, Dr. Bhaduri was looking for just the right people; he has chosen two of his disciples, Shivshankar Tripathi [Shibuji] and his wife, Dr. Ratna Chowdhury [Ratnaji], who have been working since on the unique task of bridging East and West.
The following sentences by Guruji, conveyed in the opening of one of the workshops in Varanasi, express his attitude of unity –
“If I feel, or we shall feel difference because of religion, place, atmosphere or languages, we shall have no brotherhood at all. Let us try feeling we are all one. That is because of the supreme force that had created us and we are part of. It does not matter if we believe in God or if we call it a supreme force or any other name, we are still all equals. Suppose a person is called a sage or enlightened, it is only because the knowledge and the soul have been awakened in him. That is why from today on we have to treat everybody the same. There is no difference between one another. We shall talk, move and feel as equals, and in this way brotherhood will be developed. After we receive the spiritual knowledge, it is our duty to help others, to teach others, and we must do something humanitarian for humanity. That is the way of expressing brotherhood. You are coming from Israel and I am supposed to be an Indian. But remember that Israel and India are parts of the same world. Only if you feel limitations, you are supposed to be called ’people of different country’. Feel you are people of the wide world as this feeling is very important for Yoga practice. The meaning of the word ’Yoga’ is to unify, to converge. And when spirituality and worldliness are combined in the right way, Yoga occurs"(Varanasi, September 1999).