Bhagwan Gopinath (3 July 1898 – 28 May 1968), born Gopinath Bhan, also called Bhagwan Gopinath Ji, was a mystic saint of early 20th century in Kashmir in Northern Part of India. He has been called a jivanmukta (liberated soul) and his spiritual state has been described as Shambhavi avastha (state of Shiva). Contemporary Saints of his times have also called him an Aghoreshwar. It was sometime during 1946–1956 that he came to be called as Bhagwan (God) by his devotees.
Teachings of Bhagwan Gopinath are as:
- One should cultivate and preserve the three virtues of righteous moral conduct, viz straightforwardness, honesty and purity in thought, word and deed.
- Self Realisation comes when one bids farewell to ones ego.
- Lust is the biggest impediment in ones spiritual development.
- Keen intellectual contemplation and self scrutiny helps one to realise all aspects of God.
- Serious spiritual seekers should not be afraid of taking on the road which is filled with difficulties of Self-Realisation.
- One should rise above the narrow division of religion, caste or creed and make peace with all humanity.
- One can consider Bhagavad Gita as ones Spiritual Master.
- Sincere spiritual efforts and Guru’s Grace lead a seeker to Self-Realisation.
- A seeker must surrender onto Guru’s feet with all his heart and soul.
- One should always contribute to charity to not let greed settle in.
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