These are troubled times. The times that need restoration of peace in the world and balance in lives. In the crazy mania of exposed ego patterns, social media timelines and changing lifestyles, a guiding light comes and shines every once in a while, to set us on the right path.
My mother had once asked me to join her to listen to a Pravachanam, rendered by a certain man. The man emulated power and divinity. What a cliché, I thought at first. I sat with her through the session from across the TV, and there was no looking back. I look forward to listening to him every other morning after 8 AM.
Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao Garu, the name that is now prevalent in the Telugu communities all over the world, had become a pinnacle of hope. An eminent Pravanchana Chakravarthi, Chaganti Garu hails from a humble Brahmin family in Kakinada. Known to be blessed with Saraswathi Kataksham, he displays a certain spectacular command on spiritual Pravanchanams, Puranams and mythologies like Ramayanam, Bhagavatham and Lalithasahasranama Strotram.
Here, I talk about five important reasons why our generation needs the likes of Chaganti Garu to reinstate balance.
Surprisingly, he had never claimed himself to be some Saint or Avatar. Bramhasri Chaganti Garu speaks for the current times. Spreading the ideology of Sanathana Dharma, he brings in some very important aspects of the realms of our lives that we should be so aware of.
1. Applies Practical Solutions To Complex Problems
Brahmasri Garu never talks in difficult terms. He simply applies the finesse of Advaita Vedanta to the current issues at hand. His preachings about the negative forces ruling human mind such as ego, vandalism, lust and madness to conquer the world are thought provoking and life changing. These demons have existed from time immorial, only that we have enhanced our species with the same thanks to information explosion and fast paced life.
Chaganti Garu’s great examples taken from the age old incidents listed in the Puranas and relating the same to the current mindsets of men and women is a sure shot way to enlighten our minds about the kind of doom we are driving ourselves to.
2. Takes Valid Examples
Chaganti Garu’s examples from the past and present tend to be perfectly valid, something we can instantly relate and connect with. His engrossing speeches about the great characters like Draupadi and Arjuna in the past period, their connect with principles and ideals allure us like no other. In fact, Koteswara Rao Garu makes it tad simple for us. Human emotions and desires are timeless and continue to plague the world at times. His examples make us think of where we stand.
3. Incredible Sense of Humor
Brahmasri Garu never takes his spiritual self above other mortals. In fact, he keeps his elevated learning at a near access to all of us. His unique way of adding a dash of humor every now and then, makes people of all generations feel light and sportive, even while crusading through tough battles. His subtle humor is always well timed and in relevance. In fact, it is this human touch that makes us want to listen to him more and better ourselves.
4. Instant Connect With Youngsters
We are usually surprised and taken aback when a young man or woman pays attention to a divine rhetoric. But expect that to happen with Chaganti Garu’s musings.
His ever instant connect with younger crowd is strongly felt while his sayings and videos are shared actively among the student groups and working class. That is precisely the extent of approachability he carries along, never making feel anybody out of place.
5. Strong Affirmations for Life
Chaganti Garu never forces Vedantham down the throats. He always breaks the essence of core learning into simpler parts, and conveys the message effectively with rather strong affirmations.
It comes as no surprise that people of all ages would love to listen to him for hours, getting delved into many time frames and multiple learning. Every time sounds like the first time heard.
I am happy and thankful that I can relate to his sayings and talks. And like me, many others of my generation and the younger ones are able to connect with this spiritual embodiment of learning.
God Bless Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao Garu