Anthony Strano: Australian Brahma Kumaris teacher who died on July 26 in Brazil. He ran centres in Greece and Hungary, loved nature and the arts.


Anthony Strano passed on, on the morning of July 26, while he was  on a speaking tour in Brazil. He suffered a heart attack at breakfast. Anthony had been suffering from a heart condition for some time.

 Anthony brought a freshness and a deep spiritual rigour to his life, his talks and classes. His quiet, steadfast. inclusive nature endeared him to many BKs outside of India, and to a wider public. His funeral was held in Sydney last Friday August 8, which Anthony’s family attended. He made many CDs and wrote a number of books, and had a great interest the arts and nature.He had a regular column in The Huffington Post.

 The depth of understanding he shared in his talks was unique in the BK world. He was an independent thinker within the BKWSU, who kept himself apart from the organisation’s ‘political wing’, and pursued his own quiet path (though his spiritual authority was taken advantage of by leadership on occasion, see link www.aboutbk + GOD )

 A friend, no longer a BK adherent writes:

‘I knew Anthony Strano well in the early days of his BK time. In the balance of virtue , intellectual rigour, philosophical integrity and moral insight, he brought much more to the BKs and Gyan than they ever brought to him.

Anthony Strano was born in Australia to Sicilian immigrant parents and raised in the Roman Catholic tradition by his devout parents who worked a market garden (small farm) on the outskirts of Sydney.

 He studied religion and philosophy at University of Sydney and was a Sunday school teacher for a number of years. He was primarily influenced by Platonic and Neo-platonist philosophy, St Augustine and St Francis of Assisi, and had considered entering the priesthood. 

 He came across the BKs in London in 1977 while Dadi Kumarka was on tour. Finding a community that followed monastic-like religious disciplines impressed him, as did the idea of a meditation practice that spoke in terms of a direct, personal connection to ”God the Father” rather than through an intermediary like Christ, the saints or the Madonna and which was confirmed, in his mind, by his meditation experience. 

 From his background and education, he brought to his talks and his writing a deeper, more universal philosophical base to BK thinking which has gradually seeped into the mainstream of BK beliefs and language, at least outside India.

 As the buddhists say, there are countless meditations and countless fruits of countless meditations. Anthony Strano took BK Gyan and fused it with his own character to create a post-christian, neo-platonist BK ideal which he lived out romantically, and shared with others. 

My sympathies go out to  his family and close friends’ (edited)

Nestor 21.07.2017 12:27

In memory of Anthony Strano we share with you this memorial video by A.Nestor a personal friend of his. Om Shanti.

True Seeker 14.03.2016 12:02

Bro Per has a point in the sense- don't we all know whatever is happening is necessary When there is giving without expectation of receiving its magic

True Seeker 12.03.2016 14:38

There is a sense of intolerance being discussed in India as a country- why do i see a sense of intolerance in the BK world- which I still respect

June di schino 08.11.2015 12:43

I found Anthony Strano's profound sense of humanity an the quality of his ethical inetellect and communication to be most engaging and of great inspiration

Cher 09.11.2015 02:02

Om shanti June

Of course you would feel this way about Divine Brother Anthony

We BK are spesh

We are seekers of the light

BK is the only way/truth

Much luv

Nestor 27.02.2015 07:03

A small tribute from his spiritual lessons.
It takes only a minute:

MABK INFO 27.02.2015 07:24

Thankyou Nestor...

Jillian 15.01.2015 06:45

This site seems to be run by a truth seeker with a sense of humour : I don't see any bitterness Per.

MABK INFO 27.02.2015 07:23

Thank you Jillian : just so,,,

per marshall 15.01.2015 02:40

quite a few bitter feelings get vented at this site...maybe its a high path but ya'll don't haft to be discouraging or discouraged

MABK 01.03.2015 07:09

hello per follow The Link bro!. And the exp. of AS was not written by us.Unlike BK which censors its story, teachings and web comments we don't ..abuse excepted

per marshall 28.02.2015 21:57

? Antony's spiritual authority was taken advantage of ? ..and the quote (brought much more to the BKs and Gyan than they ever brought to him) very

MABK INFO 27.02.2015 07:22

hello per :goodness me bitter?..what ru reading? we do marvel at this path, and respect it..but..see our reference to Dadi Prakashmani

MABK INFO 17.12.2014 05:32

Thankyou Nestor : Both practical and a warm reminder of Anthony.

Nestor 15.12.2014 10:03

It takes only a minute... by Anthony Strano:

hedy 13.08.2014 23:36

A lovely and well deserved tribute to this exemplar soul - his was a core strength infused with utter delicacy.

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18.07 | 05:20

dadi prakashmani was a great leader and one of babas favourite students baba use to take her name in sakar murli as an example. Baba used to call her kumarika.

18.07 | 05:16

baba uses destruction word so that brahmins do teevra purusharth

18.07 | 05:11

in murli baba has said sangamyug is 100years baba talks about destructrion so that brahmins purusharth can take lift.babas words are kalyankari

14.06 | 22:39

Goodonya Robin.