Proud of his Sindhi-Indian ancestry rooted in the Glorious Sindhu Civilization and Culture, also referred to as Shintu, Hindu, Indus, and Hindia – of which Nusantara or the Indonesian Archipelago has been a part since ancient times – Anand Krishna was born in Solo (Central Java), which, as predicted by the Śukā Nādi (thousands of years old oracle), is his Karma Bhumi, his workfield.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India remarked upon seeing the child Krishna, “This is not ordinary boy”.
The prediction has come true. Standing high as the legendary Mount Meru, Anand Krishna wavers not an inch from his course of action, inspite of all kinds of trials and turbulences.
Beside the mother Organization, Anand Ashram Foundation (affiliated with UN), Anand Krishna has inspired several other social and educational institutions.
The 4th President of Indonesia, KH Abdurrahman Wahid recognized his contributions and said, “If we want to have peace, then we must hear what Anand Krishna is saying”.
He has a legacy of 170+ books to date with more than 1.5 million copies sold in the past 20 years.
People of all faiths attending his talks is a running commentary to his vision “One Earth, One Sky, One Humankind” – his interpretation of an age old Sanskrit Maxim, “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam”, this entire world is but one big family.
In the last 17 years, Anand has spoken to millions through television shows, radio talks, inhouse trainings, books, newspaper interviews and articles, as well as daily meetings and workshops held at Anand Ashram (affiliated with United Nations), One Earth Retreat Center, Anand Krishna Center and Graha Indonesia, the four centers of meditation established by him in the Indonesian Capital of Jakarta, the suburban city of Bogor, the palatial ancient city of Yogyakarta, and the beautiful island of Bali.
He has also inspired several popular movements, and Centers for Self Development, among others:
- The National Integration Movement, with almost 30 branches all over Indonesia and overseas representation, including one in the Middle East.
- Forum Kebangkitan Jiwa (Forum for Revival of Human Spirit) – which has given free Self Development Programs to more than 25,000 teachers within last 4 years.
- Anand Krishna Centres in many major cities, and L’Ayurveda Healing Centers in Jakarta and Bali.
- AK Global Co-Operation, a national co-operative society with branches in several cities.
- California Bali Friendship Association
- Secret Garden of The Mother Divine, Dedicated to Healing Mother Earth and All Her Children, located in Kuta (Bali)
- AK Education Foundation, First Interfaith School in Bali, for which land has been acquired (about 2,500 sq meters in the prime area of Kuta)
Anand has appeared on all major National Medias, several Regional Medias – both Print and Electronic. He has a weekly column in one of the Major Print Medias, and a monthly TV as well as Radio Shows – both in Bali Island. He also writes regularly for several other medias nationwide.
In Jakarta, he has just completed a 13-episode serial on “Q” and “Swara” TV Channels, entitled “Building Indonesia Anew with Anand Krishna”. Currently, the next season of the show is already on air, which is titled “Building The World Anew with Anand Krishna”.
Among other prominent members of Indonesian Society, those who have so far appeared on these shows are the 4th President of Indonesia, HE Abdurrachman Wahid; Special Police Commissioner in charge of Narcotics Bureau, Mr. Mangku Pastika of Bali Bombing Case Fame; Sultan of Yogyakarta; HE Ambassador of Australia for Indonesia; Several MPs, Artists, etcetera.
However, his most outstanding contribution and legacy are his 110 over books published within last 10 years with more than half a million copies sold all over Indonesia.
One of his recent books, in fact one of the three titles in English, “Voice of Indonesia” was released in California and discussed on the Campus Radio of University of California at Santa Barbara.
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