An Indonesian national of Indian descent, Anand Krishna is acclaimed as a “phenomenon” by both critics and supporters. His critics wonder, “What makes him popular? There is nothing extraordinary about him.” His supporters appreciate his passion for promoting peace among different sections of society, and acclaim: “He comes from The Source of All Wisdom.”
The radicals and extremists in Indonesia consider him more dangerous than Salman Rudhdie, whereas the peace-loving majority of Indonesians consider him the Deepak Chopra of Indonesia.
Born in Solo, Central Java, on the 1st of September 1956, Anand had his early education in Lucknow, North India, where he met his first spiritual mentor, Sheikh Baba. The saint was a simple ice vendor unknown beyond the area he lived in, but he played a major role in the “making” of Anand Krishna who was already familiar with Sufi poetry and teachings of Shah Abdul Latief of Sindh, through his father, Tolaram.
Working while studying, Anand Krishna earned his Master’s degree from a reputable university and was at the top of his career as Director and Shareholder of a Garment Factory in Indonesia, when he fell ill. Medical diagnosis showed acute Leukemia. Thus, in 1991, at age 35, Anand faced certain death.
After months of suffering, a mysterious meeting with a Tibetan Lama in the Himalayas, and a miraculous recovery from his illness, Anand decided to devote his life to sharing his joy, peace, love and healing.
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