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A great miscarriage of justice has been perpetrated against Mr. Krishna Kumar Tolaram Gangtani (Anand Krishna) in that he has been denied the right to the protection of the law and has been unlawfully imprisoned since February 16th, 2013 even though he is in poor health and is in danger while in prison, of attack from people who oppose his religious views.Indonesia is coming under increased scrutiny from the international community regarding issues of religious tolerance, human rights and the independence of the judiciary from a number of organizations including the UN, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Asian Human Rights Commission which is not conducive to presenting Indonesia as a country which is ideal for foreign investment... More (SIGN THIS PETITION)
Anand Krishna: Last Man Standing (A Film by Humanitad)
- Marilyn Salas Introduces Anand Krishna at Soul Centered, Ojai, California, September 9, 2007
- No Run-of-the-Mill Spiritual Guru (Michele Lee - American Journalist - Interviews Anand Krishna)
An Indonesian national of Indian descent, Anand Krishna is acclaimed as “phenomenon” by both. his critics and sympathizers. His critics wonder, “What makes him popular? There is nothing extraordinary about him.” His sympathizers appreciate his passion for promoting peace among different sections of society and acclaim: “He comes from The Source of All Wisdom.”
Born in Solo, Central Java, on the 1st of September 1956, Anand had his early education in Lucknow, North India, where he met his first spiritual mentor, Sheikh Baba. A simple ice vendor, the saint was not known beyond the area he lived in, but played major role in the “making” of Anand Krishna who was already familiar with Sufi poetry and teachings of Shah Abdul Latief of Sindh, through his father, Tolaram.
Working while studying, Anand Krishna earned his Master’s degree from a reputed university and was at the top of his career as Director and Shareholder of a Garment Factory in Indonesia, when he fell ill. Medical diagnosis showed Leukemia in critical stage. Thus, in 1991, at 35, Anand faced certain death.
After months of suffering, mysterious meeting with a Tibetan Lama in the Himalayas, and miraculous recovery from his illness, Anand decided to devote his life to sharing his joy, peace, love and healing.
In the last 17 years, Anand has spoken to millions through television shows, radio talks, inhouse trainings, books, newspaper interviews and articles, as well as daily meetings and workshops held at Anand Ashram (affiliated with United Nations), One Earth Retreat Center, Anand Krishna Center and Graha Indonesia, the four centers of meditation established by him in the Indonesian Capital of Jakarta, the suburban city of Bogor, the palatial ancient city of Yogyakarta, and the beautiful island of Bali.
He has also inspired several popular movements, and Centers for Self Development, among others:
Anand has appeared on all major National Medias, several Regional Medias – both Print and Electronic. He has a weekly column in one of the Major Print Medias, and a monthly TV as well as Radio Shows - both in Bali Island. He also writes regularly for several other medias nationwide.
In Jakarta, he has just completed a 13-episode serial on “Q” and “Swara” TV Channels, entitled “Building Indonesia Anew with Anand Krishna”. Currently, the next season of the show is already on air, which is titled “Building The World Anew with Anand Krishna”.
Among other prominent members of Indonesian Society, those who have so far appeared on these shows are the 4th President of Indonesia, HE Abdurrachman Wahid; Special Police Commissioner in charge of Narcotics Bureau, Mr. Mangku Pastika of Bali Bombing Case Fame; Sultan of Yogyakarta; HE Ambassador of Australia for Indonesia; Several MPs, Artists, etcetera.
However, his most outstanding contribution and legacy are his 120 over books published within last 10 years with more than a million copies sold all over Indonesia.
One of his recent books, in fact one of the seven titles in English, “Voice of Indonesia” was released in California and discussed on the Campus Radio of University of California at Santa Barbara.