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C P Ramaswami Aiyer

Evolution of a National Culture by C. P. Ramaswami Aiyer

[A Symposium on 'Nation-building and Our Tasks' was held at the Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, in February 1954. Evolution of a National Culture is largely based on the learned speech delivered on that occasion by Dr. C. P Ramaswami Aiyer, till recently Member, Press Commission of India, and now Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University(in 1954). Published […]

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Body is a means to spiritual progress

Sri Ramakrishna would often draw the attention of the devotees to the limitations caused by the body in our struggle for spiritual progress. It is very difficult to get rid of the idea of identification with the body. People in general cannot think beyond the idea of body and mind. But true spiritual progress is […]

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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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