Statue of Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar in the Senate House, University of Madras

The Message of Swami Vivekananda by Dr. A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar

[The Message of Swami Vivekananda by Dr. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar, Vice- Chancellor, University of Madras, is largely based on the illuminating address delivered by him at a public meeting held at the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi in March 1954. Published in Prabuddha Bharata June 1954] Though Swami Vivekananda may be a historical figure to many, to […]

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Road to truth is through Sadhana

Sri Ramakrishna would often caution his devotees about the pitfalls in their attempts to understand the Truth. He would say that people are often blinded by limitations such as past samskaras, etc., and fail to perceive the Truth. To illustrate this idea he used to narrate a beautiful story. Once, a group of blind men […]

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Swami Ranganathananda

Sri Ramakrishna as Guru by Swami Ranganathananda

The Guru-power was manifested to its highest degree in Sri Ramakrishna. The Yoga-Sutras say: Sah ptirvesam api guruh, kalena anavacchedat, ‘God is the Guru of all ancient gurus, because He is not subject to time.’ To Sri Ramakrishna the word ‘guru’ applied in its fullest sense. Although he never had the consciousness of being a […]

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Be attentive and fix your mind on God

Sri Ramakrishna would often explain to the devotees, in his own simple and inevitable style, how to fix their mind on God. He would explain this in various ways using instances from daily life as illustrations. He was born in Kamarpukur, a village in rural Bengal. He had a keen power of observation. He would […]

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Jayaprakash Narayan

The Message of Swami Vivekananda by Jayaprakash Narayan

[Talk by Sri Jayaprakash Narayan at the Swami Vivekananda birthday anniversary celebrations held at the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi on the 17th February, 1952. It is translated from the original Hindi.] Swami Vivekananda belongs to the class of great seers of Truth. His intellect was great, but greater still was his heart. He once told his […]

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