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Yes, he is Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya. Totally agree with the post below. Pandit was the title he earned, and so was Acharya. He was from a brahmin family, and so Pandit was the title. Acharya refers to the educational degree in religious science that was conferred on to him. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:30, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
About the name:
Clarification regarding the name:
He is not named "Ram Sharma". His name is Shriram Sharma. If there is use of "Shri" it will be Shri Shriram Sharma. The proof of this can be found in various places:
1) http://www.awgp.org/akhandjyoti/hindi/1990/1990_08-09_August_September-Smriti-Visheshank.pdf page 49. The name appears in his Janma Kundali.
2) http://www.awgp.org/books/hindi/chetna/Chetna_ki_Shikhar_Yatra_Part1A.pdf page 48, this is his Biography and this page refers to why his name was Shriram.
About the Acharya title:
This article is not written as an advertisement, as the subject of the article has passed on, its just for information of people and thier benefit.
How the title of Acharya was conferred upon him:
On this occasion of Gayatri Jayanti of Samvat 2009 (around 1953), Swami Sacchidanand from Rishikesh, Pt. Shivshankar Dwivedi, Ramanuj Upadhyay and Shaiva Sadhu Bhole Baba from Varanasi and from Prayag, Pt. LaksmiKant proposed for the title of Acharya. This was also under consideration from Kashi Vidwat Parishad. In the presence of Pt Vitthal Chaturvedi, Prof Avadh Sharan for Dampier Park, Anant Bihari Goswami and other saints, Title of Acharya was honored to Gurudev. This snaskar was called as "Pattabhishek". After this event Shriram was called upon as Acharya. A person who is a living example of his own teaching, called Acharya.
References: 1) http://www.awgp.org/books/hindi/chetna/Chetna_ki_Shikhar_Yatra_Part2A.pdf page 66, last paragraph. page 67, 4th paragraph. page 68, last paragraph.
Who was he ? How was he ? What is his legacy ? A glimpse:
He has authored more than 3000 books.These are on all walks of life from how to raise kids to music to pregnancy, to nutrition to potential of mind to holistic healing.In April I saw Larry king live on holistic living and he had three doctors on the panel.
They discussed about holistic living....the next day when I was reading books authored by Shriram Sharma he talked of exactly the same thing.
Well that's called scientific thought process
Read what he wrote not what others wrote about him... make a mind of yourselves... Isn't that the best approach ?
See a list of few books in varied walks of life http://www.awgp.org/gamma/LiteratureEnglish
Note: The names of the books are in alphabetical order except the first and the last book
21st Century Revolutionary Literature – Importance
- Who Am I? – The First Book - A Glimpse of the Golden Future - Astonishing Functions of Human Brain and Miracles of Mind - Colleagues in Solitude - Deep Yagya - Divine Message of the Veds – Part 1: Brahmanism - Divine Message of the Veds – Part 2: Aatmbal – Spiritual Power - Divine Message of the Veds – Part 3: Character Formation - Divine Message of the Veds – Part 4: Family & Health - Divine Message of the Veds – Part 5: Eradication of Evil Activities - Donation of Time – The Supreme Charity - Eternity of Sound and the Science of Mantras - Form and Spirit of Vedic Ritual Worship : Procedure of Yagya - Gayatri Sadhana – The Truth & Distortions - Gayatri Sadhana – Why and How? - Hansa Yoga: The Elixir of Self-Realization - Human Brain – Apparent Boon of the Omnipotent - Indian Culture - In the Angelic Light of Rishi Thoughts - Jap Tap Dhyan – The Triple Path of Sadhana - Mahapurascharan – Unique Spiritual Experiment on Collective Consciousness - Manual of Hindu Marriage - Music – The Nectar of Life (.pdf, 490 KB) - My Life – Its Legacy And Message - Our Yagya Movement - Pragya Tales for Children – Part 1 - Pragya Tales for Children – Part 2 - Problems of Today: Solutions of Tomorrow - Recitation and Meditation - Refinement of Talents – Need of the Present Era - Revival of Satyug - Sensitization Program for Parents - Sleep, Dreams & Spiritual Reflections - Spectrum of Knowledge - Spiritual Science of Sex Element - Super Science of Gayatri - Support is Needed for Self Evolution - The Absolute Law of Karma - The Astonishing Power of the Bio-physical and Subtle Energies of the Human Body - The Extrasensory Potentials of Mind - The Glory of Human Life - The Integrated Science of Yagya - The Life beyond Physical Death - The Spiritual Training and Adoration of Life Deity - Three Fold Path of Sadhana - Twenty First Century – The Dawn of The Era Of The Divine Descent On Earth - The Great Moments of Change – The Last Book
- To, My Soul-Descendents – My Disciples - Clarion Call of the Timeless Spirit, Mahakal - Hark to the Clarion Call of Mahakal (The Timeless Spirit) and be Blessed and Glorified ( Translation of Hindi - article Mahakal Ke Tewar ) - Deeds of One, Credit to Another - Demand of Times - Develop Worthiness - Difference Between Voice & Virtue - Do not Demolish the Temple of God - Education and Knowledge for All-Round Development - Gayatri – Universal Solution - Herbal Medicines - Look Only for Your Own Faults - Lose Not Your Heart - Mental Balance - Mental Tension - Our Internal Mahabharata - Outline of Yog - Pause and Think - Pragyavatar – The man making phenomena - Realize Yourself - Rishi Chintan – 1 - Rishi Chintan – 2 - Science and philosophy of Yagyopathy - Science of Gayatri Mantra - Secret of Healthy Life - Social Education through Religious Establishment - Solutions of Today’s Problems - Spiritual Endeavor - Swadeshi (Use of Indigenous Goods) Movement – A Necessity - The Aims and Objectives of Spiritual Disciplines - The Art of Living - The Philosophy of Self Knowledge - The strong capability of Mahamantra - Three Bases of Personality - Upasana, Sadhana & Aradhana - What Does Sadhana Do? - What is the form of Religion?
His actual name is Ram and family name is Sharma. This way his name is Ram Sharma. Shri is Title in Hindi. Thus he is addressed Shri Ram sharma. Aacharya in Hindi means 'a learned person in spiritual knowledge who can lead others spiriyually'. So He is also addressed as Shri Ram Sharma Aacharya. During his freedom fight period he was also addressed as Shri Ram Matta (Matta word is derived here from Hindi word 'Matwala' means high dedication). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pradipsoni 00 (talk • contribs) 05:12, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
His real name is Ram Sharma. He added Shri and Acharya to make himself appear more like a learned person. Its disappointing to see such reverent words about such an ordinary person on wikipedia. Guys! edit the article to include some facts about his real life. Gayatri Pariwar is not any different from the thousands of other religious groups that try to exploit innocent people's fears and insecurities. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pravk (talk • contribs) 14:17, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
Shri is a title in Hindi, but is more often added as a "Mr." or "Ms." title, not as an emblem of learning as has previously been suggested. 'Acharya' is never "added to make [oneself] appear more like a learned person," as is suggested above. As with any honorific, it is added by the people who know someone, and NEVER by the person himself. It is true that this term has no place in an encyclopediac article, but it is also true that one should familiarize oneself with both a person's history and the usage of basic Hindi before mistakenly attacking the depiction of either on a public forum. Incidentally, in a discussion regarding neutrality, personal opinion is usually not included. Therefore it is questionable as to why the above found a generalization, namely, "Gayatri Pariwar is not any different from the thousands of other religious groups that try to exploit innocent people's fears and insecurities" to compose a relevant part of the argument. 23:40, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
Clarification about 'Shri' No doubt Shri is used for Mr. in Hindi but it is also in wide use as a part of name like Shrikant, Shrinath or in female names as Shridevi or Shrinidhi. So the name Shriram should be acceptable. Moreover this name is evident in Janmakundali which was prepared during his childhood. Shri is not added as a title with a child's name, rather, titles like Chiranjiv are preferred. If Shri is there, it can only be a part of name. So there is no question of adding Shri to make himself appear learned person. Same is with Acharya which was conferred upon him by a scholar's board of Kashi. Anusut (talk) 06:45, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Dear brothers, One elite or normal based on our perceptions! If my outlook is biased, I may not identify the greatness of even Jesus or Mohammed! In such case, it is not fault of those revered messengers. Similarly, if other famous institutions conferred honorary degrees on him, he is not to be blamed. How else can one explain tons of literature in a life time where google or wiki is not accessible, but instances and quotes of events and persons across the globe find mention in his articles..how can we decipher very highly spiritual books on Gayatri from him? Where there is merit, we should accept without getting conceited! He never proclaimed himself as God or as Godman! It would be his followers mistake if they convey such notions..but he did help multitudes of disciples in refinement of physical, mental and spiritual selves! In India, Pandit is used for people who wrote tons of literature and he is very much eligible for such honor. He also was conferred Acharya by a very famous Benares educational institution and no question of doubt in it. Every person in India is addressed with Shri similar to Mr/Ms in western English. So, lets put aside our simple limitations and dont let our dust on such good Samaritan's page in wiki! Janakinath PS..Though many people have better credentials than mine, I ventured to write just to request everyone to focus on what he wrote and professed, rather than what is his name or his limitations! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 17:16, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
It is not clear that this article relies on reliable sources. It reads like a devotional tract rather than an encyclopedic article. If reliable sources are available, they should be used. If no such sources can be found, the article may need deletion. Can editors find such sources? Richard Keatinge (talk) 11:35, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Shantikunj, headquarter of AWGP, was established by Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya. Though a small establishment then, now it has become a big institution spread over a large land. It works as the head office as well as training center for the organisation. It also serves as training center for various govt and non govt organisations like Scouts & Guides. It also finds a place in the tourist map of Uttarakhand (India).
I think that existing page containing the biography of Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya is not enough to give information about Shantikunj. so I have decided to create a new page on Shantikunj. You are welcome to share your views. --Anusut (talk) 13:34, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
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|His life is like open book. This great saint never tried to be popular.whatever is written here is true in best of my knowledge.220.127.116.11 (talk) 17:22, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
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