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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakhrishnan

State of Religion in the Contemporary World by Dr S Radhakrishnan

‘The state of religion in the contemporary world’ formed the subject of an illuminating talk by Dr S Radhakrishnan, given by him at the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi (Early 1952). In a brief but lucid survey, he unveiled, before a crowded gathering, the true spirit and purpose of religion and observed that unless men transformed their […]

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Brahman’s nature remains unaltered

Sri Ramakrishna would often explain to his devotees the true nature of Brahman. He would say that Brahman is beyond vidya (knowledge) and avidya (ignorance). It is beyond maya, the illusion of duality. However, he would say that the world consists of the illusory duality of knowledge and ignorance. Good and evil apply to the […]

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Swami Vivekananda on his mission

Swami Vivekananda on his mission

One day at Balaram’s house in Calcutta, when Swami Yogananda, a brother disciple, said that the Master (Sri Ramakrishna) had emphasized bhakti alone for spiritual seekers and that philanthropic activities, organizations, homes of service for the public good, and patriotic work were the Swami’s own peculiar ideas, the result of his Western education and travel […]

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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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