‘EVERYTHING THAT YOU GAIN ON THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL LEVELS HAS TO BE FOR THE SERVICE OF GOD. THEN IT HAS ITS USE. BUT IF IT IS FOR PERSONAL GAIN OR PERSONAL BENEFIT, IT LOSES ITS VALUE. ’ — PARAMAHAMSA VISHWANANDA
THE INITIATION OF SWAMI TULSIDAS
Swami VishwaTulsidasananda was initiated by Paramahamsa Vishwananda into the Swami Order of Bhakti Marga on October 10th, 2018. Though he has just been recently initiated, Swami Tulsidas’ spiritual path started long before. A landmark event in his life was meeting his Satguru, Paramahamsa Vishwananda on March 19, 2006.
At the time, Swami Tulsidas was just 18 years old, and despite his young age, he knew exactly what he wanted to do with the rest of his life – to devote it in service to the Love of God.
Six months later Swami Tulsidas moved to Germany to live in the direct presence of Paramahamsa Vishwananda. Thus began a new journey of spirituality, one that would last for over twelve years and be filled with experiences he could have never imagined.
A LOVE FOR TULSI – THE DIVINE MOTHER
The name “Tulsidas” means “servant of Tulsi" who is a form of the Divine Mother and perfect example of single-pointed devotion to the Lord. Swami Tulsidas’ relationship with Tulsi Devi has only blossomed more and more with the passing of time. Thus, it was perfectly arranged that when he was initiated as a Rishi in December of 2011 Paramahamsa Vishwananda gave him the title/name, “Rishi Tulsidasananda.”
The name has proven to be so befitting to his personality and special relationship with Tulsi, that Paramahamsa Vishwananda decided to keep this name to accompany his title as a "Swami" – typically one receives a new name entirely during a Swami initiation.
If one has ever had a conversation with Swami Tulsidas or been to one of his events, the topic of Tulsi Devi should be a familiar one. It doesn’t take long for one to learn that Swami Tulsidas always attributes the blessings he has received to two personalities – first, Paramahamsa Vishwananda, and next, the beloved incarnation of Bhakti itself – Tulsi Devi.
MISSION IN AMERICA
After 12 years of acquiring a vast amount of knowledge, wisdom, spiritual experiences, and most importantly, witnessing the Divinity of Paramahamsa Vishwananda firsthand it is now time for Swami Tulsidas’ assignment to spread Guruji’s mission in the United States of America.
Swami Tulsidas has known for quite a while from Paramahamsa Vishwananda that he would one day come back to America, but it wasn’t until 2018 that he knew for sure it would be this soon.
Over the years, Shree Peetha Nilaya has become Swami Tulsidas’ home and way of life. Now, he has returned to the United States, a completely different environment, to support the growth of Bhakti Marga in North America. This is an exciting time and marks a new chapter in Swami Tulsidas’ spiritual path. This is all happening due to the grace and instruction of Paramahamsa Vishwananda.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT SWAMI TULSIDAS AND GURUJI’S MISSION IN NORTH AMERICA
As Swami Tulsidas is going to be completely devoted to the growth of Bhakti Marga in North America, it goes without saying that financial support doesn’t fall from the heavens, but rather, it sprouts from the hearts of those who believe in the movement of Bhakti Marga and mission of Paramahamsa Vishwananda.
By supporting Swami Tulsidas financially, you will be directly supporting Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s mission in the United States of America. As the U.S.A. has a great influence in the world, the growth of Bhakti Marga is a presence that will also have an international impact.
Having traveled to 21 countries during his time in Germany, many devotees have experienced Swami Tulsidas’ sweetness and heartfelt words and inspiration. To support Swami Tulsidas is a way to give back the grace that we as devotees have received. In addition, the opportunity to give is in reality, the greatest blessing we can receive. Swami Tulsidas is one who has developed a dear relationship with Paramahamsa Vishwananda and Tulsi Devi, and what better way is there to show Guruji and Divine Mother just how much we love them, by taking care of the one that they love so dearly.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Swami Tulsidas and the future of Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s mission in North America. Jai Gurudev!
Our goal is to raise $24,000 annually for Swami Tulsidasananda, either through your monthly contributions or a collection of single contributions, Donating is easy. You can set up a monthly contribution through PayPal that will go directly to the Bhakti Marga North America account or you can set up a payment through Bank of America. It is a California Based non-profit called the “Bhakti Marga Foundation”. (Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the account number if you are wanting to make a deposit directly to the bank).