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Dr. Yogi Vikashananda : - The spiritual Leader of the Manokranti Movement
Dr yogi Vikashananda is the Founder Spiritual Leader and Master of the Manokranti Movement. Ever optimistic and full of bliss gurudev is a Philosopher and a man of with broad vision and action. A sage brightened ones and other’s life via spirituality gurudev has developed practical tools serve humanity to live more balanced positive and spiritual lives.
Gurudev’s extra ordinary, challenging and eventful life’s story began in the year 1962. Maili Bajai, a women found him at the age of a few days lying abandoned near the Ganesh Temple in chhetrapati, Kathmandu. Feeling responsible for the abandoned child, Mail bajai handed him to a childless couple who readily adopted him.
The baby was later Known as Ekdantaman (who is now well recognized Philosopher and an enligntened person as Dr. Yogi Vikashananda). Gurudev writes in his autobiography that he was young he was one of the most notorious children in his neighborhood due to his intensely difficult childhood, Regular family quarrels fueled by his alcoholic father caused the young boy to become reckless and careless. He began avoiding school which seriously hampered his studies. When he was ten his parents divorced but the most painful part of his childhood years was the overwhelming sense of abandonment after being left in a temple by his biological parents. All of sudden at the age of 20,When he started the journey of Philosophy and knowledge his childhood and hardship encourage him to pursue his Philosophical journey. This proved to be a turning point in his life as he developed an entirely new perspective. He felt that his birth had in fact liberated him from the narrow boundaries of caste creed and color and that had made him purely a human being .
Vikashananda could have made his name as an artist, if not a Philosopher. He was trained formally to become an artist under the guidance of legendary painter Chandra Singh Maskey. Later in the year 1979 at the age of 17 his art took him to the former Soviet Union. Then he was exposed to Communist Philosophy and was greatly impressed by the life and work of Lenin and Marx.
After returning to Nepal, he was desperate to struggle against poverty and frustration. He shield himself from this by reading the work of great philosophers like Osho, Krishna murthy, Niestche, Kahlil Gibran, Vivekananda and Buddha. These reading and explorations led him to adopt the humble Philosophical path he would later develop into the Manokranti way of life.
Despite this intellectual development, his health greatly deteriorated due to poverty as a result he got tedious and dangerous stomach aliment. He consulted numerous doctors and hospital but all to no avail. After suffering physically and mentally, eventually he turned into yoga. It helped him recuperate from both physical and mental anguish, through yoga and Meditation. He learnt that there is immense power and possibilities inside human beings. This psychological transformation encouraged him to run away from home at the age of 20 and devote his entire life to yoga and meditation. He moved alone to Varanasi in northern India when he learnt yoga and different forms of meditation while studying for a Bachelors of Art in Philosophy and Sanskrit at Sampurnanada Sankrit University.
Vikishananda finally returned to Nepal with vast practical experiences of yoga, pranayama and meditation in 1987. In Nepal, he instructed yoga classes and with the objective to make people healthy both emotionally and physically and introduced healing and self empowerment technique like reiki, super learning and Mind technology. These diverse Psychological, healing, spiritual and life techniques culminated in creating Manokranti in 1997. He started 5 year’s leadership and self transformation programme in Manokranti Matex Gurukul. He is not limited within Manokranti Matrix at Godawari but has broadened himself in public programme. He speaks in every aspects of life including philosophical issues. He says“If you can control your mind then no matter what happens in the world, no matter what disaster strikes the world, it won’t make a least bit difference to you.” This is his positive thinking and he preaches to be same (positive thinker) to all his follower and people attending his discourse. He has framed his skills and thought in several books into words, among which 80 has already been published. His poetry and autobiography have been widely popular in Nepal.