The Holy Tradition of Masters begins at the feet of Lord Narayana, the Supreme Lord of this universe and all the universes that have come before and will come after, during the current breath of Mahavishnu (see Âtmavedî, Part I for a detailed cosmological account).
- Lord Narayana to
- Brahma to
- Vasishtha to
- Shakti to
- Parashara to
- Veda Vyasa to
- From Shuka the tradition is passed on from Guru to disciple.
- Shuka to
- Patanjali to
- Gaudapada to
- Govinda to
- Adi Shankara to his disciples
- Padma Pada,
- From the Shankaracharya tradition to
- Swami Krishananda Sarasvati to
- Swami Brahmananda Sarasvati to
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
The Shankaracharya tradition is our immediate historical link to the Holy Tradition and has had a far-reaching effect on the world, being responsible for bringing many to the realization of Brahman Consciousness. Adi Shankara lead a remarkable life and contributed a significant body of literature that serves to guide millions today.
Our current link to the Holy Tradition in these modern times is the presence of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi whose accomplishments for the world are amazing, beginning with the revival of Transcendental Meditation more than 50 years ago. In this age when few are qualified to tread the path of yoga as traditionally prescribed, Maharishi has given us a simple, effortless, mental technique by which anyone can rise to Unity Consciousness.
S'rî Vyuha is the blessing of the Holy Tradition for those sincere seekers of Truth who aspire to the blissful service to humanity in Brahman Consciousness - the highest ideal for a human life achievement. Brahman Consciousness is that state of consciousness which resonates in complete harmony with the vast consciousness of the Creator, Lord Brahma. One who lives in Brahman Consciousness is literally the Divine incarnate, always acting in perfect accord with all the Laws of Nature and radiating a life supporting and uplifting influence to everyone he or she contacts.