In May, our India Pilgrimage will visit the Kaali temple, Dakshineshwar, made famous by Ramakrishna’s enlightenment teaching. Come with us; we still have places available. For more details, see India Pilgrimage on the top line of SanskritMantra.com.
It is worth knowing in order to understand something about those beings like Ramakrishna who come to earth and are “realized” very young that, in fact, they are already enlightened before the incarnation. The rest is likely drama for teaching purposes.
Among those beings who are avadhuts (beings who come here from other solar systems, generally to get enlightened.) When they do get enlightened, many come back to help humans become enlightened. Those who were confirmed as enlightened avadhuts who were satgurus by Satguru Rama Mata, when Namadeva Acharya asked her about specific people: Ramakrishna and Sharada, Sivananda Saraswati of Divine Life, Saint Jneshwara (a Panduranga saint, whose temple containing his body which still projects divine energy in Pune,) and Yogananda’s guru, Sri Yukteshwar, who Namadeva said went on to become the Christ for another planet in a different solar system.
Born about 2500 years ago, Adi Shankaracharya was an amsha avatar (partial manifestation of Vishnu.) He had enough divine shakti to hange India back from a Buddhist country to a more scholarly Hindu country. He became a sanyasi (renunciate) at age 8 and left the body at age 30, having achieved his goal. He was a Shaivite with an emphasis on Divine Mother.
The title of Sadguru/Satguru means True Guru: already enlightened beings who come to Earth to teach us. A Satguru is a guru to gurus who are not yet enlightened. Thus we are truly blessed to have Satguru Sant Keshavadas and Satguru Rama Mata as the founders of our lineage. I urge all who have not yet met Satguru Rama Mata to travel to meet her as soon as possible. She was 79 this year, and we do not know how much longer she will be traveling to give programs.
There is definitely a lot going on in Bhu Loka (our planet and other dimensions) that boggles the Western mind. But there is much to learn from the Vedas and Upanishads.