When it comes to Rishi Nitya Pragya ji, only one word comes to mind "ENERGY!". He is a dynamite! Specially when he is on the stage and has a mic in his hand. One of the two Rishis whose grace has flowed through us from the Master ( the other being the awesome Rishi Vidyadharj ji) he has shown by his own life how an ordinary human being can attain the heights of spiritual wisdom and balanced living through dedication, devotion and surrender.
Rishi is a Sanskrit word which means "A divinely inspired poet or saint". Nitya means "Ever" and Pragya means "Alert". It fits perfectly. Ever conscious of the need of others and supremely aware of the happenings in the surroundings Rishiji sets an example for everyone to follow. If there is anyone who can be given the title of "ever-alert" then it is Rishi Nitya Pragya ji.
|Young Rishiji 1993|
He says " I was a chemical engineer and I searched for the meaning of life. I felt this structure, this conditioning given to us by society cannot be the purpose of life.This search took me to a lot of places and somebody told me about the Art of Living course. During the Advanced Course I met Sri Sri and I knew I was home!"
Rishi Nityapragya shortly became an Art of Living Teacher and began organising and teaching the Part I Program of the Art of Living. Gifted with a melodious voice, his speciality seemed to be in mesmerising the crowd with his wonderful and energetic rendition of the Bhajans during Satsangs. He has taken the simple talent and mixed it with grace to produce an effect which can only be experienced when he is singing on stage.
Guruji bestowed upon him the title of 'Rishi' to declare the high level of spiritual capacity he has developed. Today he travels around the world teaching the Advanced Meditatioin Course and Divya Samaj Ka Nirman. He is most famous for his energetic satsangs which is packed with deep wisdom and sharing of his experiences and learnings from life.
In this video Rishiji speaks about Vrittis or tendencies of the Mind.. Really amazing knowledge...