Welcome dear to the website of Yoga Monk Swami Gyaneshwarpuri.
I was born Marek Šenkyřík (*1968) into a Christian family in which everyone went to church on Sundays as far back as I can remember. In the Catholic Church, in 1986,
I reached the sacrament of Christian maturity, Confirmation. On July 23, 2021, I was ordained a monk, but no longer as a Christian, but as a Hindu.
I became historically the first Hindu monk - swami ordained in the Czech Republic. Here you will learn something about what I was in the Moravian Karst speleologist. I am the discoverer of a total of four
smaller, but very interesting caves. I consider my most significant contribution to be the now legendary exploration of the historical underground of the
Church of the Virgin Mary in Křtiny, during which a crypt with so-called painted skulls was discovered, one of the most important speleological discoveries
in the Czech Republic in the 20th century.
I would also like to draw your attention to my spiritual biography, only now on the orange monastic Hindu robes. Thank you for visiting me. Which lucky
karma brought you here? Now I stay as a hermit in the Moravian Karst. Many of the caves here are for my meditation purposes. In the first place, however,
it is the Hermit's Hole, on the Rudicko - Habrůvec plateau. However, I also meditated at the sources of the Ganges and over Rishikesh in the Indian
Himalayas, in the Chey Gorge in the Romanian Carpathians, on the Old Mountain in the Giant Mountains and in the Slovak Paradise. I kept looking for a
place where I could be alone and meditate undisturbed, until finally I found - it seems - where else than here in the Moravian Karst, thanks to the empathy
and understanding of the Administration of the Moravian Karst PLA, where they know about my extraordinary unusual spiritual needs...
So I am spiritual and I am trying to inspire you to Something positively. But only my Enlightened Spiritual Master His Holiness Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar
Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwarananda from India can understand me correctly. If you might miss someone like that in your life, someone who will understand
your soul well, try to sign up for a Yoga in Daily Life course in your place of residence. I bless you from the bottom of my heart. Will you write me what
you have to say ? I will try to answer you... I will immerse myself in my meditation before the altar and see... I have had thousands of days and nights
in solitude in meditation caves and mountain hermitages. I know something for sure. That is my qualification. I work primarily through Love and Knowledge
(bhakti and jnana). The power of Love is what I believe in., then, I am a hermit, I am not a spiritual teacher! That is my mysticism.
I have Devpuriji's heart. The supremely enlightened Yoga Master, endowed with miraculous powers, the hermit Sri Devpuriji lived in the Himalayas at the
turn of the 19th and 20th centuries and then settled in Rajasthan in central India. By force of His will, He demolished the ashram and drove out the
bhaktas, His disciples, and sent snakes upon them. People thought that the saint had gone mad. The motives for his actions were beyond human comprehension.
From then on he spoke only to those who had a deep serious interest in Knowledge. In this Kali Yuga he preferred the company of animals to the company of
men (vayragya). On the Path of Yoga, I consider myself a follower of this saint. In some ways he reminds me of our Saint Francis of Assisi, my former
mountain companion. I thank You, God, for guiding me on this Path; God guides me from birth. So my God is Shiva, the eternal Master of all yogis,
ascetics, and praying people.
He is the most compassionate and benevolent God in the entire Hindu pantheon. A bhakta who meditates on Shiva quickly attains the final Liberation
(moksha). So I am a yogi and a Hindu, knowing for sure that I am not of Christian birth, although I have had respect for Jesus in my heart since childhood.
In this life (and never) I will not be a Christian monk, because most of the time they do not observe the important rule of vegetarianism, which I consider
to be a very serious offense of Catholic doctrine. Let them not be angry with me for reproaching them. I am very clear on this issue and, in accordance
with my conscience, I am a strict vegetarian. So I'm going back home to India. My current birth in the Czech Republic and Europe was only temporary.
Not only meat, but also alcohol, tobacco and drugs I do not use. I am an opponent of them, including the now very popular supposedly "harmless" marijuana.
Unfortunately, some sadhus set a very bad example to the world, because marijuana - contrary to the original yogic teachings - is used, for example, in
meditation to alter states of consciousness, which can really mediate very beautiful, harmonious and even incredible experiences. But I consider these
sadhus to be essentially unconscious (maya). Although, who can know for sure?
Someone needs to somehow wake up from the sleep of worldly illusions. However, it is paid for by impaired health. That is why I say that drugs, here I am
talking only about natural ones, are dangerous and unpredictable. I had to mention this topical topic today, for it imprisons many people, as a result
of which they never truly set out on the Path of God. Because I once had the same problems, I decided to interview you here. That's all me, I won't hide anything, because I'm of the opinion that my knowledge can help someone.
In the past, before starting the spiritual Path, I had very varied experiences to the necessary extent. As a result, I can understand (viveka) and tolerate
much with the right discernment. But I have learned that the spiritual Path is the purification of all bad tendencies to attain only pure (sattvik)
qualities. Therefore, I seek the company of spiritual and wise people (satsang), for example, in our ashram in Střílky. Further, with joy and serenity,
I already observe monastic celibacy (brahmacarya) and recommend it to everyone prepared for greater comfort, harmony and inner understanding and
contemplation of the mystical science of saints (anubhava). The closest to me is the teachings of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, Paramhansa Yogananda,
Sri Mahaprabhuji and of course my Master Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, but I have drawn a lot from all the mystical authors of all religions
(Francis of Assisi, Anthony de Mello, Thomas of Kempis, Padre Pio, Anonymous Pilgrim, Anthony the Hermit, Epictetus, Ram Dass, Buddha, Milarepa, Babaji,
Ramana Maharshi, Black Deer, Morihei Ueshiba, Han-shan, Lao Tzu, Sai Baba, Therese of Lisieux, Therese Neumann, Johannes Eckhart, Sri Chinmoy, Břetislav
Kafka, Květoslav Minařík, Eduard Tomáš etc.) and each of them enriched My Way and My Heart in some way. Eventually, I found everything I was looking for
in a coherent form as concentrated knowledge in Yoga in Daily Life.
It is undoubtedly one of the purest teachings in the world. No wonder, for it is the teaching of one of the greatest living saints on earth, who in India
has the titles of paramhans and Vishwaguru, which means Enlightened Soul and Master of the Universe. This yoga teaching best suits my inner knowledge
from mountain caves. That is why I am Swami's devoted disciple (bhakta). I would like so much to pass on this teaching, which frees from all suffering,
but so far I do so in a meditative way, following the example of the Himalayan Masters, because my knowledge is still insufficient despite all my
efforts. I still consider myself basically a beginner in inner yoga. May I be pardoned by all those who are already beginning to turn to me. I want to
keep silence (mauna), silence and solitude in nature. God is separate. Therefore, I will live alone in the seclusion of a hermitage. I believe that
in this way I will receive those inner gifts that I will then be able to distribute in public. And that's what God asks.
That is why Jesus was also in the desert to clarify his spiritual vocation. So I want to fulfill it romantically, following the example of the old Masters.
"What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?" say the elders of Mount Athos who refuse to go out in public (Matthew 16:26).
In solitude I become whole. "Dive into your roots in nature and you will find yourself." (Anthony de Mello). I believe in the mysterious power of God's
name, my mantra, Silence and solitude with God. But it all depends on whether I find understanding from conservationists and foresters. So far, I have
mostly encountered misunderstandings. Who will let a hermit live in the forest?
Contact me! Offer me your forest with a spring of drinking water? A place where I could build my little wooden hermitage and be alone. Just as St.
Francis of Assisi received from a nobleman, a generous donor, the deserted Mount Alverna for his prayer and meditation... I rely on this Universal
principle and believe in it. "Lord... who may dwell on Your holy mountain." (Psalm, 15:1). So far, however, the question of the existence of my
hermitage on Děravka is completely open, see above Býčí skála in the Moravian Karst - center... So we'll
I hope I have answered some of your important questions right in the introduction to this site.
Naham karta. Prabhu Dip karta. Mahaprabhu Dip karta hi kevalam.
"Let no one neglect his own end for the sake of others, however grand it may seem. Whoever understands what his true aim is, let him strive for it consistently."