Sanath Kumara, the ever-youthful Ascended Master, appears in both Hindu and Buddhism texts. Chiefly, he is said to be the Chief of the great white brotherhood who help humanity. It is also said that Sanath Kumara represents the Sahasrara chakra in which signifies the Enlightenment.

Chandogya Upanishad mentions of his Bodily Ascent and there’s a famous story related that he lived a simple life, focused on God-Within and Shiva appeared before him but not acknowledged him being busy knitting his ‘mattress’ a synonym for human embodiment. When Shiva asked him what he wants, he told him that he wanted to be a young boy of eternal youth with the consciousness of a little child. Thus he’s said to be blessed with such.

There are also stories telling that Sanath Kumara became the king of Shambhala later on. There were other versions of the story that says, the son of Krishna, Pradyumna, who after his ascent was known as Sanath Kumara. However, this great being truly inspires the enlightenment enthusiasts to acknowledge the divine within.    

– Viswanath Venkat Dasari

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