Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is an Indian yogi and mystic. He is the founder of Isha Foundation which administers yoga centres around the world, including India and the United States. Jagadish Vasudev was born in Mysore, Karnataka and claims that he had a deep spiritual experience at the age of twenty-five.
Sant Sri Asaramji Bapu, is a saint from India, endearingly called 'Bapuji' by his followers. He was born in Berani village of the Nawab district in Sindh (Un-Partitioned India) on the on the sixth day of Chaitra month (Hindu Calendar), 17 April 1941 (Gregorian calendar), as Aasumal. His father was wealthy businessman Thaumal Sirumalani and his mother was Mehngeeba.
Ramdev was born as 'Ramkishan Yadav' in Alipur, in the Mahendragarh district of Indian state of Haryana. He attended school through the eight grade in Shahjadpur. Thereafter, he joined a yogic monastery (gurukul) in Khanpur village to study Sanskrit and Yoga. Eventually, he renounced worldly life and entered into Sanyas (monastic living) - taking the name Swami Ramdev.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (born January 12, 1917) , the founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, has inspired numerous schools, colleges, universities, health-care facilities, Peace Palaces, and Invincibility centers that bear his name. In approximately 1939 Maharishi became a disciple of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati , who, from 1941 to 1953, was the Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) of Jyotir Math,
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (born : May 13, 1956) is a spiritual and humanitarian leader, born in India. He is often referred to by the self-chosen double-honorific "Sri Sri" or Guruji.He is the founder of the international Art of Living Foundation that aims to relieve stress at an individual level, and to relieve disease and violence at a societal level. Shankar is also a driving force behind charitable organizations such as the International Association for Human Values, which conducts the 5H program.
Osho Biography 1981–1990 On 1 May 1981, having discoursed daily for nearly 15 years,Osho entered a three-and-a-half-year period of self-imposed public silence, and satsangs (silent sitting, with some readings from his works and music) took the place of his discourses. In mid-1981, Osho went to the United States in search of better medical care (he suffered from asthma, diabetes and severe back problems).
Osho was born Chandra Mohan Jain in Kuchwada, a small village in the Narsinghpur District of Madhya Pradesh state in India, as the eldest of eleven children of a cloth merchant. At the time, an astrologer predicted that he might die before he was seven years old according to the birth chart. His parents, who were Taranpanthi Jains, sent him to live with his maternal grandparents until he was seven years old.
Osho taught that the greatest values in life are (in no specific order) awareness, love, meditation, celebration, creativity and laughter. He said that enlightenment is everyone's natural state, but that one is distracted from realising it – particularly by the human activity of thought, as well as by emotional ties to societal expectations, and consequent fears and inhibitions.