Swami Veda Bharati took his Mahasamadhi July 14, 2015. He holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. Swami Veda was also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He authored approximately 18 books on Indian spirituality including a 1500 page comprehensive commentary on two of the four chapters of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras. Before taking the vows of Swamihood in 1992, Swami Veda Bharati was known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya.
Every morning is a creation of God,
the spring of the new year, your childhood.
Every midday is the continuity of that creation,
the summer of the year, and your youth.
Every evening is the dissolution of the Universe.
It is the winter of your years, the evening of your lifetime.
The grass is akin
to the tallest shoots of bamboo.
And to crush an ant with your feet,
is to be crushed by the elephant’s foot yourself.
See this order in the Universe and how it affects you,
your life, your problems.
Your realization will be the dawning of the Great Truth
that everything is a part of the whole Cosmos.
Then your little problems will be very little;
then the Truth will be very great.
- Swami Veda Bharati in The Light of Ten Thousand Suns, page 24