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Gaur Gopal Das is an Electrical engineer turned life coach and motivational speaker who is finding more fulfillment in life coaching others through it. Since he left Hewlett Packard to join the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in 1996, the Indian guru has transformed more lives than he has ever imagined. This he does through his motivational videos, books, speeches, and lectures not only in India but also across the globe.
He is also a monk and author who simply loves sharing deeper spiritual insights with the world, based on the timeless wisdom coming down from ages.
Gaur Gopal Das Bio
Gaur Gopal Das was born on the 24th of December 1973 in Maharashtra, India. Beside his given name, he is also known as Prabhu Gaur Gopal Das and Gaur Gopal Prabhu. He hails from the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Sampradaya lineage, practices Hinduism and is a follower of the Vaishnavism (Gaudiya Vaishnavism) denomination. This group worships and considers Vishnu or Krishna as the supreme god and thus the devotees are called Vaishnavas or Vaishnavites.
Gaur earned his first degree in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune in 1995. Following his graduation, he worked at Hewlett Packard as an engineer. However, one year later, he left the secular world to seek a path in religion with the intent of becoming a life coach. Consequently, he joined ISKCON in 1996.
Since he joined the body, Gaur Gopal Das has been active and is consistently thriving towards the goal of self-realization under the teachings of his guru Radhanath Swami, a direct disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the body. Das is a Brahmachari at Radha Gopinath Mandir, ISKCON Mumbai. A Brahmachari is a senior monk and one who observes brahmacharya (chastity) as well as lives as by the Hindu Vedic Scriptures. He is also a leader in the Chowpatty branch of the organization.
As a motivational speaker, Gaur Gopal Das delivers speeches and lectures at various prestigious academic institutions in India and beyond. His lectures boarders on different topics such as happiness, success, and relationships. Gaur Gopal Das is well sought after and has given lectures in the British parliament and Google’s head office. Corporate firms like SalesForce, Infosys, Barclays, Bank of America, E&Y, Ford are not exempted from his wealth of knowledge. He is also very actively involved in guiding professionals and leaders across the globe and has also spoken at several TEDx events.
Gaur Gopal Das serves as a role model and an icon for millions of people, especially young people worldwide. Through his quotations, which include ‘If you want to change the way you feel, change the way you live’ he has inspired many young minds to live life to its fullest potentials. As an author, he has written many novels and self-help books including Revival, Checkmate, and Conquest. His book Life’s Amazing Secrets: How to Find Balance and Purpose in Your Life was published in 2018.
In his more than two decades of life coaching and motivational speaking, Das has earned several notable recognitions and awards from multiple societies and organizations. He was the recipient of the 2016 Rotary International’s Super Achiever Award. He has also received an honorary doctorate from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT). KIIT also awarded him the Danveer Karna Award for his selfless contributions to encourage the ideologies of the Art of Giving.
Gaur Gopal Das was awarded The Ideal Young Spiritual Guru Award by the Indian Student Parliament, MIT in 2018 in recognition of his remarkable contributions in offering spiritual guidance to the world at such a young age. Furthermore, in 2018, his web show won the Best Spiritual/Motivational Show on the web by IWM Digital Awards.
His Family, Wife
The Indian guru was born into a loving and close-knit family of four as the only son. He has a sister. However, along the line in his adult life long before he became a monk, he fell out with his father because of some differences in opinion. For that, he did not speak to the man for two years but on the insistence of his mother, the two reconciled again.
Although the duo returned to speaking terms, one thing Gaur Gopal Das failed to do was to say sorry to his father. His ego kept him from saying the seemingly simple two-letter words, I’m sorry, even after becoming a monk. It was until 2009 when his father died after suffering from Parkinson’s disease that it dawned on the life coach what difference those words could have made not only in their relationship but in his life as well. What he couldn’t tell the old man in his lifetime, he did after his death. Since then, Das has been teaching others to apologize for their mistakes and to forgive people.
About his wife, Gaur Gopal Das is a monk and is not married. There is also no information about a possible relationship.
Facts about the Lifestyle Coach – Gaur Gopal Das
1. Das does not only have physical fans but millions of virtual others who are committed to his leading. He has over 1 million followers on Instagram, over 51k on Twitter, myriads of admirers on Facebook, and on YouTube, more than 2 million fans have subscribed to his channel.
2. His motivational videos are viewed by millions of people around the world who see him as an inspiration.
3. Young people especially, like the way he presents Ramayana and Mahabharata which he does through a series of humor, inspiration, and motivation.
4. Gaur Gopal Das is a very lively man who always has a cheery smile on his face. He stands at 5’8″ (173 cm) tall.