Maria Wirth

Maria Wirth

Maria Wirth
About the Author:

Maria Wirth is a German who stopped in India (that’s at least what she thought) on her way to Australia after finishing her psychology studies at Hamburg University. She visited the Ardha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar in April 1980 where she met Sri Anandamayi Ma and Devaraha Baba, two renowned saints. With their blessing she continued to live in India and never went to Australia.

She dove into India’s spiritual tradition, sharing her insights with German readers through articles and books. For long, she was convinced that every Indian knows and treasures his great heritage. However, in recent years she noticed that there seemed to be a concerted effort to prevent even Indians (and the world) from knowing how valuable this ancient Indian heritage, so she began to point out the unique value of Indian tradition also in the English language and shared them via a blog.

She is also the author of the book Thank you India – a German woman’s journey to the wisdom of yoga.

What is the Meaning of Life?

By Maria Wirth This question is natural for any human being and is asked in every generation by many of the youth. I remember it troubled me a lot when I was young. I don’t think I could have found the answer on my own because some basic philosophical knowledge about us and the universe is needed, but luckily I …

What Is Sanatana Dharma According to You?

Someone asked me this question recently. Sanatana Dharma is so vast; it has so many aspects. How to put it briefly? Let me try. Sanatana means eternal and Dharm is difficult to translate. It means: to do what is right in a given situation, to do one’s duty. How to know what is right? Our conscience tells us in most …

Book Review of From the Beginning of Time By Maria Wirth

Book Review of From the Beginning of Time

By Maria Wirth It hardly ever happened in recent times that I read a book from cover to cover within a few days, due to the huge daily influx of information via the internet. But it happened after I received From the Beginning of Time – Modern Science and the Puranas by Ganesh Swaminathan. The Puranas fascinate me ever since …

Don’t Lecture India: Look at Your Own Record

Don’t Lecture India: Look at Your Own Record

By Maria Wirth Europeans have a horrifying record regarding human rights violations. Germany is well known for an unprecedented, systematic holocaust of Jews and gypsies right in the middle of Europe only 80 years ago. Yet Britain, France, Portugal and others were as brutal with equal or even higher numbers of humans killed in their colonies. Their victims count many …

Love In India By Maria Wirth

Love In India By Maria Wirth

Author by Maria Wirth There is no other country where basic questions crop up as quickly as in India,” a young Spanish woman recently told me. I fully agreed with her, as it reminded me of my early time in India some 30 years ago. One basic question then was about love. In the west, love refers mainly to the …