About Anand Krishna

Proud of his Sindhi-Indian ancestry rooted in the Glorious Sindhu Civilization and Culture, also referred to as Shintu, Hindu, Indus, and Hindia – of which Nusantara or the Indonesian Archipelago has been a part since ancient times – Anand Krishna was born in Solo (Central Java), which, as predicted by the Śukā Nādi (thousands of years old oracle), is his Karma Bhumi, his workfield.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India remarked upon seeing the child Krishna, “This is not ordinary boy”. 

The prediction has come true. Standing high as the legendary Mount Meru, Anand Krishna wavers not an inch from his course of action, inspite of all kinds of trials and turbulences.

Beside the mother Organization, Anand Ashram Foundation (affiliated with UN), Anand Krishna has inspired several other social and educational institutions.

The 4th President of Indonesia, KH Abdurrahman Wahid recognized his contributions and said, “If we want to have peace, then we must hear what Anand Krishna is saying”. 

He has a legacy of 170+ books to date with more than 1.5 million copies sold in the past 20 years. 

People of all faiths attending his talks is a running commentary to his vision “One Earth, One Sky, One Humankind”  – his interpretation of an age old Sanskrit Maxim, “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam”, this entire world is but one big family.

 

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Living Meditatively

There is very famous Zen anecdote of a disciple asking his master, “Master, Master, what were you doing before your enlightenment?” And, the Master answered, “I was tending my garden.” “And,” the disciple asked again, “what did you do after your enlightenment?” “Don’t...

Becoming Mastermind

Having written last week that “hypnosis or hypnotherapy can be used as tools to open one to meditation,” or to strengthen an already weakened brain, I must, once again, emphasise this. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not the only tools; there are several other, much,...

What Is Meditation?

There was a vigorous debate last year whether yoga and/or meditation were part of certain religious rituals, belief systems, science or some sort of physical training. The census among those who raised the issue was that as long as yoga was done for physical wellbeing...

The typical Malaysian problem

Anand Krishna ,  Jakarta   |  Sat, 01/30/2010 12:52 PM  |  Opinion As pointed out by Azmi Sharom of University of Malaya in his dissertation (www.projectmalaysia.org), "at the crux of the problem facing plurality in Malaysia" are the twin issues of race and...

Promoting faith-based secularism

Anand Krishna , Jakarta | Mon, 01/18/2010 10:44 AM | Opinion When the British writer George Holyoake first used the term secularism in 1851, he likely had no idea that his brainchild would be so dreaded by so many prominent religious establishments. In our country,...

The voice in the wilderness

Anand Krishna ,  Jakarta   |  Sat, 01/02/2010 12:58 PM  |  Opinion The "voice" is gone. And we are left with wilderness. Gus Dur, the voice that made the wilderness less terrifying, shall no longer be heard. His was the voice of hope, the voice that kept the flame of...

Preserving and living the Balinese heritage

Anand Khrisna ,  Jakarta   |  Tue, 12/29/2009 9:07 AM  |  Opinion The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has chosen Bali as the pilot project for environmentally friendly tourism. Geoffrey Lipman, the UNWTO assistant secretary general, praised Bali for...

Lessons of leadership: Why do our politicians fail?

Anand Krishna ,  Jakarta   |  Thu, 12/17/2009 8:59 AM  |  Opinion In spite of their “purportedly” common vision toward a better and more livable world, our politicians have failed. Certainly not all of them were, or, are insincere. Nevertheless, they have failed to...

Solidarity in action

In December 2008, I met Anand Krishna (of Anand Ashram) in Singapore on the sidelines of a conference on religion and politics in Southeast Asia. He told me how that June members of the FPI had attacked a pro-pluralism gathering at Monas (the National Monument in...