Mystics

Ramana Maharshi (India)

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Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950), born Venkataraman Iyer, was an Indian sage. He lived a renunciate life and attracted many devoted followers from both India and the western world. After experiencing at age 16 what was later described as liberation (moksha) or enlightenment, he left home for the sacred mountain Arunachala, Tiruvannamalai. He lived at the mountain for the rest of his life, first in temples and caves and later in Ramanasramam, the ashram which grew around him at the foothill of Arunchala. [...] 

Bruno Gröning (D)

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Bruno Groening was born on May 31st 1906. The fourth of seven children in Danzig-Oliva (East Germany) was born. Even as a young boy, he was able to perform a healing influence on sick people and animals. He later learned the profession of a carpenter and worked in various other professions, from a factory and dock worker to telegram-deliverer. During World War II, he became a German soldier in captivity.
In 1949 he got firstly known publicly because of healing a boy in Herford (Germany) that was written off incurable by the doctors. Worldwide attention was aroused by the mass healing on the Traberhof in Rosenheim / near Munich. Despite his indisputable healing successes Groening received a  healing ban and was no longer allowed to act in public. On January 26th 1959 he died in Paris.
Groening’s teachings
He says himself that he has neither studied nor developed his skills by thinking – they had been spiritually given to him. And in this way he passed it on to his audience. In his talks about beliefs Groening always expressed the influence of spiritual forces on the people, which he considered to be significantly stronger than often assumed. For him especially thoughts were part of these spiritual forces for him among the very thought.
Typical quote are:
– “God is the sender and man the recipient of healing power.”
– “I give you the rules of the game of life so that you become a master in life!”
– “My actions and undertakings should merely serve to bring all people of this world back to the correct path -to the divine path.”
– “Do not thank me, thank God, he did it.”
Groening always avoided to hear anything about a disease or to even only hear its name. He made no promises of healing. His work took place only through his lectures of faith in which he invited the people seeking help to a big reversal in their lives. It was his job to open the door to the divine understanding and experience for people and therefore to trust in God again. He saw himself as a guide, as mediator of divine power.
Bruno Groening compares a human to a battery. During the every day life everybody loses power. But often the needed new life energy is not taken back sufficiently. Just like an empty battery doesn’t work, the same way a powerless body can not fulfill his duties. Tiredness, nervousness, fear of life and ultimately disease are the consequences.
Bruno Groening explained now how individuals can get back to receiving new energy. Belief in the good is as much a prerequisite as the will to health. Humans are surrounded by healing waves everywhere which we only need to take in. According to Bruno Groening, there are no incurable disease, which is confirmed by his success stories approved by medicals. These healings only happen on a spiritual level and are therefore not bound to Bruno Groening’s material body.
To receive this healing power the person seeking help sits with palms up. Arms and legs are not crossed, to not stop the flow of healing power. Thoughts of illness and worry act inhibiting, thoughts of something nice, however, are helpful.
Once the healing stream flows through the body it hits the organs which are affected by disease and begins its purifying effect. This can lead to pain, which is an indication for the cleaning of the body. As the disease is not wanted by God it will be progressively eliminated. This can also happen spontaneously in individual cases. For this purpose it is necessary that the person  is no longer concerned with the disease but believes that there is no “incurable” for God.
To continue to stay healthy the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends meets every day to receive healing power. A healthy body is the foundation for a life in harmony with oneself, others and nature.
The aim of the teachings of Bruno Groening is to turn a sick person into a fun-loving man who is free from physical and emotional stress.
(Source: The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends)
More information:
http://www.bruno-groening.org
http://www.gh-film.de [...] 

Sai Baba (India)

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belongs to a family of the Kshatriya (“warrior”) caste. He was born on November 23rd 1926 in the southern Indian Putthaparti and the fourth of five children. He was named Sathyanarayana Rayu. In his childhood, Sathyanarayana stood out trough exceptional devotion and helpfulness. During his years at school he organized groups for singing and plays on religious themes, for example, about the life of Krishna, one of the most important figures in Hindu mythology. He also amazed classmates by materializing fruits and gifts out of nowhere. Sai Baba sees himself as an purna avatar, which is the perfect embodiment of the formless absolute, the Divine on earth. An avatar (“descent from heaven”) is describes in Indian philosophy as one for the good of man, Gods incarnate as man, whose task consists in restoring the divine order of the Dharma. He is considered omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. Sai Baba was raised in the context of a “Avatarian Design”, a succession of three incarnations. He himself was the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba, who was born in 1835, died 1918 in the western Indian Pathri Shirdi and is equally revered by Hindus and Muslims as a saint. After the initial rejection of his claims, the number of followers soon grew rapidly, and the formerly small gathering has grown in recent years to a huge and complex consisting of schools, a university, a museum, a hospital and residential facilities for the visitors. Every year tens of thousands of devotees come to Prashanthi Nilayam, where the defining event for the follower of Sathya Sai Baba is the daily darshan. Sai Baba feels connected to all world religions and emphasizes the importance of understanding, love and tolerance. [...] 

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (India)

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Born in 1915, he became famous over night as the spiritual teacher of the Beatles. Without money and a return ticket, he came in to the United States in 1959. He brought with him the legacy, the Transcendental Meditation, of his teacher, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, whose pupil he was for 13 years after completing his studies in physics and mathematics in Allahabad.This technique has been handed down orally by the tradition of Vedic masters of India. Maharishi multiplied himself in form of meditation teachers which he trained to achieve his goal, the spiritual renewal of the world in this generation. In 1971 the first Maharishi University was founded in the United States. 1975, the second in Switzerland. Since 1976, Maharishi also teaches the TM-Siddhi program. Because politicians didn’t introduce his awareness-technologies for the reduction of stress, Maharishi inspired the founding of the “Natural Law parties” in 60 countries since 1992. Maharishi is committed to the revival of the ancient Vedas, for example the Ayur-Veda, the oldest prevention-oriented health care system in the world and the Sthapatya-Veda, the knowledge how good living atmosphere, that protects the energy of life so that health and enlightenment are easily possible. Maharishi, now 80 years old, lives in Holland since 1992 and still leads a laborious life. His message: “The nature of life is happiness. Everyone is born to enjoy.” [...] 

Krishnamurti (India)

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Krishnamurti, Jiddhu was born on May 12th 1895 as the eighth son of a Brahmin family in Madanapalle, a small town in the southern Indian province of Andhra Pradesh. His name is derived from Lord Krishna, a divine incarnation of the Hindu beliefs. Krisha himself was the eights child to his parents. Krishnamurti made his way to Adyar, the headquarters of the theosophical society at a very young age. His personal charisma and his subdued nature impressed his teachers so much that in 1911 they founded the “Order of the Star of the East” and made the sixteen year old the main leader of this Order. [...] 

Franz von Assisi

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Francis of Assisi
Francis of Assisi was born in 1181 or 1182 as the son of wealthy merchants. With his baptism he was given the name of Giovanni (John). But since his father Pietro Bernadone, a cloth merchant, entertained close trade links with France and otherwise loved the French culture and way of life, he called his son “Francesco”. [...] 

Plotinus (Egypt/Greece)

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The Greek philosopher Plotinus was born in 205 in Lycopolis in Egypt. He went to school in Alexandria, where he learned all the important religious and philosophical trends – without finding what he sought.

Only by acquaintance with the living on the street mystic Ammonius Sakkas, he found the inner light. After his death in 242 he accompanied the Roman Emperor Geordianus III on his expedition against the Persians and Indians. After the assassination of the Emperor to Plotinus went to Antioch and Rome, where he worked until his death. Although Plotinus was not a Christian, his mysticism influenced the first church fathers like Gregory, Eusebius and Hironymus decisively, but especially Augustine. [...] 

Sokrates (Greece)

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It can be regarded as certain that Socrates was born in Athens as the son of the sculptor Sophronikos and his midwife Phainarete. He was married to Xanthippe. The widespread view that she was contentious woman through and through cannot be proven from the sources. From this marriage came three sons. Socrates had inherited a small fortune from his parents that allowed him and his family a modest but independent life.
He was a soldier in the battles of Potidaea (431-429), Delium (424) and Amphipolis (422). His bravery and courage are mentioned by Plato and Xenophon. [...] 

Zarathustra the prophet

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Zarathustra, or in the form of the Greek name, Zoroaster, was an old Iranian prophet and priest. His birthplace and its potential area of working are now limited to three areas. Firstly, the area around Bactria (Bactria), secondly, the area around Sistan and thirdly the region of Lake Urmia (media). There is no consensus between researchers about his lifetime. His birth is sometime between 1800-568 BC. Zarathustra created the new world of Zoroastrianism (also called Mazdaism or Zoroastrianism). Today there are about 120,000 members of this religion, mostly in India. [...] 

Krishna

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According to the chronology of Brahmanan the Indian religious founder Bhagavan Sri Krishna was born in the year 3000 BC in northern India. The story goes that he was begotten by the Spirit of God and of the virgin Devaki, sister of King Kamsa. At 16, he was transfigured on a mountain top – after his return he went healing and teaching all over India. He preached the doctrine of love and good deeds, and often spoke in parables. [...] 

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