Dr Marella Sri Rama Krishna (14 October 1948 – 30 June 2014;24000 days) was a professor in Chemistry, a prominent scientific spiritualist, an expert in homeopathy medicine, an adept in Sri Vidya, a brilliant orator and founder of "Mission RK". He is a disciple of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya. Popularly known as ‘Mastaru’ among his followers, Dr.RK dedicated his entire life of 24,000 days as a mahapurashcaraña (recitation) of Gayatri Mantra to his Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya.
Dr. Marella Sri Rama Krishna was born on 14th October 1948 as the son of Shri.M.Kamaraju and Smt.Sakkubai in Machilipatnam, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
He reached the holy city of Banaras, at an age of seven, accompanying his paternal grandfather Sri Someswara Rao who had decided to spend his last days there. Sri Someswara Rao lovingly named his grandchild ‘Sri Rama Krishna’ out of his immense devotion towards Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. Sri Rama Krishna grew up Worshipping Lord Vishweswara, chanting the sacred hymns of the Bhagawad Gita and practicing the most complex forms of Yoga including the body balancing act (i.e., floating on water) in river Ganges. During this period in Varanasi, he got associated with 36 spiritual gurus who trained him in mastering the science of Mantra, Yantra & Tantra in a very short period. Dr.RK was the favourite student of many eminent spiritual teachers like Anandamayi Maa, Sri Gopinath Kaviraj, Keenaraam baba. The diversified training under these great souls led him to establish the concept of “The Avatar of Synthesis” in the later part of his spiritual life. Dr.RK always used to dedicate a considerable part of his time to social service and book reading apart from his routine college life at the Banaras Hindu University where he completed his Ph.D. in physical chemistry (Topic: Analysis of Charge Components and Adsorption of Neutral Organic Molecules at the Polarized Mercury/Electrolyte Interface). He also spent considerable time in cleaning the roads at Anandamayi Ghat, reading books at the Theosophical society’s library & other libraries. Like Swami Vivekananda, he was an avid reader with photographic memory. This capability enabled him to read thousands of books on a wide range of subjects in a relatively short span of time. He was an encyclopedia of various spiritual organizations and gurus with an in-depth knowledge on all aspects of spirituality. Thousands of books he has read are displayed at “Sri Mata sakkubai Universal Library” located at Shambala, The Global Power centre, Hyderabad. These are only but a few drops from the ocean of knowledge that Dr.RK assimilated in Himself.
Geoffrey Hodson, Director, International Headquarters of Theosophical Society, impressed by the article ‘How to contact angels’ written by Dr.RK, recommended him for High level initiations at the Theosophical society.
Destiny: Dr.RK meets his Guru Param Pujya Gurudev Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya
In his sleep Dr.RK had a repeated vision of a mysterious “Siddha Purusha“ asking him to come to him. Dr.RK had no recollection of having met him before. One day, while traveling in a bus, Dr.RK happened to see the photo of the person in his dreams on the magazine lying on the seat. That magazine was ‘Akhand Jyothi’ and the siddha purusha was none other than Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya. The book contained the details of a program to be conducted by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya in June 1971 where thousands were to be initiated into Gayatri Mantra. Dr.RK decided to participate in this initiation ceremony in Mathura and thus got initiated on 18th June 1971. He thus became an ardent follower of Param Pujya Gurudev Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya who pioneered the Thought Transformation movement and Scientific Spirituality that are the need of the present era. Dr.RK participated in the Prana Pratyavartana workshop conducted by Param Pujya Gurudev Pt.Shriram Sharma Acharya at Shantikunj, Haridwar, after which he decided to dedicate his entire life to his Param Pujya Gurudev as a celibate. On his Gurudev’s instructions, he later moved to Andhra Pradesh and worked to realize the objectives of Param Pujya Gurudev to spread the message of true spirituality in the southern part of India.
After completing his thesis for Doctorate in Chemistry, in 1975 Dr.RK went to Anantapur where his father was working as a Professor in Law. He not only introduced Gayatri mantra and Gayatri Yagna to the people around Anantapur, but also laid the foundation for Gayatri Parivar in South India. It was during this time that Dr.RK served as an apprentice with Dr.Gudluru Venkata Chalapathi and mastered Homeopathy. Together with Dr.Chalapathi, they saved thousands of children during the outbreak of brain fever in 1977. Dr.RK continued to use his knowledge in homeopathy to alleviate the suffering of many people and miraculously cured many chronic diseases which were hitherto known to be uncurable by other treatment methods.
Dr.RK then moved to Guntur and assumed his position as a lecturer in the department of chemistry at TJPS College in 1980. His residence ‘Sukruta Villa’ was the hub of activity during which thousands of enthusiastic volunteers were initiated into the mission and they carried this torch of knowledge and spread Gayatri Parivar in all the surrounding districts. Dr.RK developed this place into ashram and fondly named it ‘Saptarshi Ashram’.
Akhanda Jyothi, a spiritual monthly magazine run by Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya provided guidance to millions of parijans in Gayatri Parivar. Acharyaji gave timely sadhanas and goals to be achieved in the current month through the magazine. Dr.RK used to give the very same guidance to the volunteers who worked with him even before the magazine reached them. This shows the at-one-ment and spiritual synchronization that he had with his Guru in higher levels of consciousnessthat was established during Prana Pratyavartana workshop. Dr.RK mastered any topic that he came across and this gave him expertise in various schools of thought associated with different spiritual organizations. Many organizations welcomed him with open arms and requested him to deliver lectures so that they may understand their own organization better. This speaks volumes about the mastery and clarity on objectives of spiritual organizations and how their synthesis could bring harmonious transformation in a society which did not have this encompassing outlook. He soon became a prominent figure in many spiritual organisations like Theosophical Society, Sri Aurobindo Society, Jillellamudi Amma Sansthan and many more. While he advised these organizations on their activities, he also actively promoted these organizations and encouraged his followers to identify themselves with the institution of their choice and work for them.
Akhanda Gurusatta – The Avatar of Synthesis
In the year 1996, as part of continuing Param Pujya Gurudev’s Pancha Veera Bhadra Sadhana Dr.RK highlighted the importance of bringing together all the spiritual organisations working towards a single goal of the future of the world and conveying the message of the dawn of the New Era of Truth, during the 21st Century. Dr.RK explained the common underlying principle of various spiritual faiths to unify the people who are working for the divine plan of “Heaven on Earth”. From 1996 to 2000, he travelled extensively to preach the ultimate philosophy to common masses in a simple way through his speeches and workshops. He was instrumental in inspiring many individuals onto this path relinquishing their jobs and careers. For this purpose, he took voluntary retirement from TJPS College, Guntur in the year 2002 and by the end of 2013 he had translated considerable literature of Param Pujya Gurudev into Telugu.
The books of Alice A. Bailey, written in cooperation with a Tibetan teacher (Master Djwhal Khul) between 1919-1949, constitute a continuation of the Ageless Wisdom — a body of esoteric teaching handed down from ancient times in a form which is always suitable to each period. Dr.RK wrote commentaries on all the 24 books by Alice A. Bailey and correlated them with teachings of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya.
Dr.RK wrote commentaries and gave numerous discourses on variety of topics in Theosophical literature – The Secret Doctrine, Solar System, Etheric Double, Astral Body, Mental Body, Causal Body, Isis Unveiled, At the feet of the Master, Invisible Helpers, Thought Forms and many more.
Dr.RK explained various works of Sri Aurobindo in a simple language that encouraged sadhaks to study further. He conducted various workshops and gave lectures on books – The Synthesis of Yoga, The Life Divine, Savitri .
Dr.RK conducted workshops and camps to enlighten the people about ‘Sai’ principle and explained them about the scientific aspects of ‘Sai Parayana’. His lectures and discourses on a wide variety of topics including Bhagawad Gita as a guide for living a holistic life, Patanjali Yoga Sutras for physical and mental development, Srimad Bhagawata, Vedic Astrology, Vastu, Homeopathy, Psychology of richness and about how a man can identify himself as a indivisible part of the cosmos. This is just the tip of the iceberg and listing the topics itself can become a book!
To accomplish the diverse initiatives under one umbrella, ‘Mission RK’ was conceptualised on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami in 2004. The objectives of Mission RK are:
- 1. To manifest “One World – One family” Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam which is the dream of all the spiritual Masters.
- 2. To Realise Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya’s dream of Heaven on earth and Divinity in humanity.
- 3. To implement the concepts of One Language (inner silence), One religion (Love).
As Scientists who collaborate to share their knowledge and theories to establish correlation between different branches of science and technology for the development of mankind, Spiritualists should also share their experience and knowledge in their field of study to help the progress of humanity towards divinity.
Institutions and Ashrams under the aegis of Dr.RK
To realize the objectives of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, Divinity in humanity and Heaven on earth, Dr.RK created an institutional frame work for the growing activities of Missionrk and as a means of surrender to his Param Pujya Gurudev Missionrk was merged into Gayatri Pariwar in 2008. DR.RK directed thousands of his followers and ashrams to work for Param Pujya Gurudev Pt. Shriram Sharma acharya on the occasion of Gurudev’s centenary celebrations in 2011 and travelled across the globe to implement the divine plan.
Creations of DR.RK:
Dhyana: Samardha Sadguru Sparsha Dhyana
Mantra: Anugraha Mala Mantra
Goddess: He visualised and depicted goddess Maha Yogeswari Devi (the yoga maya behind Sri Krishna) with 7 heads and 14 hands protecting mother earth.
Yantra: Mahakaala Chakravarthy yantram
Yagna: Viswa Ekeekarana yagnyam, Mahakaala Yagna
Sadhana: Antaryaaga sadhana, Datta pradakshina
Yoga: Based on his Gurudev’s Biography, Dr.RK designed 108 principles in a simple way to practice them as Kundalini Yoga Sutra
Under the guidance of Dr.RK, many unique and innovative yagnas were performed to achieve specific spiritual results for the welfare of humanity. Sri Mahalakshmi yagna, Dwadasha Rashi Navagraha Ashtottara Shata Nakshatrapaada Mahakala Yagna and Viswa Ekikarana Yagnas were performed both collectively and in millions of households. His teachings in various spiritual workshops, speeches, writings, translations are available at www.missionrk.com website. More than 1000 books authored by him are available in print.
Ashrams founded by Dr.RK:
1. Smartugami Siddha Kshetra, kakivoy, Nellore
2. Saptarshi Ashram,Guntur
3. Sri Hamsa Rama Sahyadri Ashram,Odarevu, Chirala
4. Nityavatara Dattakeshatramu – Vetapalem, Chirala
5. Shri Agastya Ashram,Repalle, Guntur District
6. Mount Shamballa - The Global Power Centre, Hyderabad
7. Ashta Siddhi Nava Nidhi Gayatri Shakti Peetham,Lakshmi puram, Guntur District
8. Sri Gayatri Anugraha Peetham,Ongole
All these Ashrams were established with clear Aims, Objectives and Goals and the responsibility of the complete administration of these bodies were handed over to dedicated enthusiasts with periodic guidance and help in times of need which shows his simplicity, true piety, commitment and dedication towards the Divine Plan.
DR.RK’s ill health was never his hindrance. He insinuated his physical absence 3 years before his last breath. A series of instructions for three continuous days on the future course of Mount Shambhala and the development plan he was foreseeing. He served his guru with immense Bhakti, taught his disciples the supreme Gyana of the divine plan of the New era and executed his role in this plan with utmost perfection like a Karma yogi till the final moment. Master R K is an ascetic, a true confluence of Bhakthi, Gyana and Karma yoga.
Dr RK’s last message:
There was never an end to his love for mankind. He continued to guide sadhakas and gave specific message about the goal for humanity till his last breath. He emphasized thus – “Savitha dhyana and Gayatri Mantra” are the simplest ways available to the mankind for entering into the 4th dimension from the 3rd dimension by the end of the year 2100. This is the ultimate goal of this human race.
Pt. Shrirama Sarma Acharya preserved the true humanity in this universe through his penance. But to save this mankind from the present day problems that put its very existence into a question, it is quite essential to evoke divinity in humanity.
Consciousness development should become a part of our education.