Madhukar (author)

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advaita teacher and author

Madhukar (Sanskrit, literally: „Beloved, sweet like honey“; * November 4, 1957 in Stuttgart) is a German author, teacher in the Advaita tradition and guru. He established the Yoga of Silence.


Madhukar grew up in Stuttgart, Germany. He studied economic science and philosophy and worked as a TV journalist after his graduation. In the early eighties Madhukar travelled for several years through Asia and studied with the Tantric-Buddhist Dzogchen-Master Namkhai Norbu. He experienced what he calls a "spontaneous Kundalini-enlightenment." [1] In 1992, while staying in India, he met his master H.W.L. Poonja, a disciple of the Indian sage Ramana Maharshi.[2]

Present activities[edit]

Since 1997 Madhukar passes on his knowledge in world wide events and retreats, traditionally called Satsang (sat = truth, sangha = community). His retreats are focused on self-enquiry (Atma vichara) with the question: “Who am I?” and dialogues on nonduality.

Madhukar emphasizes that there are close connection between spirituality and the findings of modern science. He says that quantum physics says that a transcendent energy underlies everything existing and that this finding is in harmony with spirituality. Madhukar says everybody can experience it, because this energy is the essence of the entire universe and of all beings. In this consciousness everything is unity, everything is one.

Philosophical core issue[edit]

According to Madhukar the human being is living in the erroneous belief in a real “I”: “The human being believes to have freedom of action and to live in an objective world. This perception is limited. In reality each living being is pure consciousness, in which the world subjectively illustrates. With the question “Who am I?” the perceived, limited reality can be questioned and pure consciousness (the Self) can be experienced. Doubtless identification with the Self is absolute freedom, over-all love and silent happiness”.[3]



  1. ^ Vgl. Interview “Der erleuchtete Schwabe” in Balance Magazin, 04/2003,
  2. ^ Vgl. Madhukar: Einssein – Klarheit und Lebensfreude durch Advaita, Lüchow Verlag, 2007
  3. ^ Madhukar: “The Simplest Way”, Editions India, 2nd edition, USA & India 2006


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