Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1930-2015) is one of the most profound thinkers, philosopher, teacher and writer of our times. As a world renowned spiritual leader and master of Vedanta, his influence on a world stage have been enormous. His achievements traversed many domains:
Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati primarily saw himself as a traditional teacher of Vedanta in a long unbroken link of tradition from the great Adi Shankara to the present day.
Though deeply rooted in the richness of tradition he was contemporary in his thinking and approach to the issues of the day. Swamiji’s impeccable logic, brilliant analysis, erudition, precise use of the language, and humour made him the greatest teacher of Advaita Vedanta. His discourses taught the most profound truths is such a simple language that had the audience spellbound; many on hearing them became his life-long disciples. Swami Dayananda Saraswati did not confine himself just to Vedanta. His humanness and empathy extended to all civilizations, and all cultural forms. He strove to preserve, nurture and appreciate the diversity of human culture. There is no place for aggression or domination or conversion in his all embracing approach.