When we talk about the life of a monk, we always consider it to be boring, spiritual, less joyful, and difficult. When we picture a monk, we think of a person probably of age 50 or 60 plus. Yes, even I had the same mentality until I came across the life story of our very young Gaur Gopal Das who turned into a monk.
Gaur Gopal Das was born in a city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. His family was a read-written family, due to which he also got a chance to study. He got his primary education from a school in Maharashtra.
Later, he chose engineering for his further studies, and in 1991, he started his engineering at the College of Engineering Pune. He was good at studies, and so, he was selected by a good company during college. Later his interest shifted to social work and he left his job and worked for many years in Hewlett-Packard. At the same time, he was also associated with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Later, he chose to become a monk and, now, he is one of the senior monks of ISKCON.
Gaur Gopal Das and societal norms
Despite being a monk, he is on every possible social media platform addressing, not only the old generation but also, the youth. His TEDx talks are popular internationally and most of his fans are the young generation, mostly the students.
His life story is not only inspiring but also life-changing for many. We, humans, often mold ourselves into the description of society. We convert ourselves into who the world wants us to be.
All of us often restrict ourselves from becoming something we want to, in the fear of our family and familial responsibilities. But Gaur Gopal Das set an example for the youth out there, breaking all the stereotypes and became one of the most amazing inspiring and motivational life coach. He, also, called himself a person who changed from a Mechanical Engineer to a life-changing engineer.
In one of his videos, he admitted that he did not talk to his father for almost 2 years and when he came to know that he was wrong, he apologized to him and he apologized every day. He apologized for that mistake of his and explained to people that it was wrong.
Facts that make him an inspiring personality-
- He is a disciple of Radhanath Swami.
- GGD joined ISKCON in 1996 and still works in its service.
- He has been guiding people for more than 20 years. They have also traveled abroad for this.
- Gaur Gopal Das is also called for guidance by many big companies so that they can guide their employees.
- He also guides of many companies such as Infosys, Barclays, Bank of America, EY, Ford, Macintosh, etc..
- GGD has also appeared in TEDx Talk. Every day, they rotate many big stars in the Rotary Club and Lion Club too.
- He has also been called in the British Parliament.
- Gaur Gopal Das is a good motivational speaker, who is awakening reverence to God in youth and is also learning many good things.
- He has addressed people at the Ravindra Natya Mandir along with Sammi Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha on World Kidney Day.
Gaur Gopal is also known for –
He has been the recipient of many awards. Such as Rotary International’s Super Achiever Award, ‘Danveer Karna Award’, Best Spiritual / Motivational Show, by IWM Digital Awards 2018.
You should not assess his personality by hearing the words “Sannyasi”. He is very practical and cheerful at being a monk. He imparts knowledge to the people by his words, but while interacting with the people in his discourse, he has a lot of deep knowledge hidden in his discourses, huge learning, which he can very easily put in the hearts of the people.
Gaur Gopal Das is amazing in the way he talks or gives discourses. They tell such things related to life, which helps people to change their outlook towards life. Gaur Gopal Das is such a Monk who brings smiles to people’s faces with knowledge.
He is a qualified motivational speaker and great devotee of Lord Krishna.
His notable works
After turning into a monk, he also wrote many books to acknowledge the people who wish to transform into someone else.
A few of his literary works are –
- Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life.
- The Way of the Monk: The Four Steps to Peace, Purpose, and Lasting Happiness.
Gaur Gopal Das – What could we learn from him?
Well, if you think that being a monk, he would chant Mantra in front of you and teach you the long spiritual lessons of life, then you are wrong. Not only does he speaks fluent English, but also he can enlighten your mind in every aspect and transform your thinking.
He has the power to keep you captivated towards his words. His idea of success and how to deal with failure will make you his biggest follower or fan. He not only teaches you the new way of living but also tells you how to deal with the negativity of life and the significance of death, pain, and suffering.
In all his interviews and speeches addressing the youngsters, he has covered almost all the topics. Topics eginning from relationships to studies, profession, and success. You would not only admire his works and way of thinking but also his way of communication will keep you captivated towards him.
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