Paramahamsa Nithyananda was my first direct spiritual guide and I met him during extremely challenging personal times in 2006. His clarity of explanation and simplicity in solutions opened me to the arms of spirituality in the best possible way. Like the Buddha, his non-discriminatory approach, ease of language, avoidance of jargon and direct interpretation of life pulled me towards his teachings. I attended several of his meditation programs and most of what I teach today can be attributed to what I learnt during an extremely productive learning phase for me between 2006 and 2009. He opened me towards a new way of thinking and living, of living from my heart, of living through my spirit, of exploring my nature, in most peaceful possible ways. I have not seen anyone else who is as passionate to teach, and who is as articulate in his teaching, as Nithyananda. I have listened to several current and recent masters and have always felt that the passion Nithyananda exuded when he taught is unmatched..