Swami Vimokshanandaji Maharaj, Minister-in-charge of our Ireland centre, delivered a special discourse on Sunday, the 19th of August, 2018 at the Sarada Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi. The topic was “The Birth of the Unborn”.
Swami Vimokshanandaji was initiated into spiritual life by Swami Nirvananandaji Maharaj (a direct disciple of Swami Brahmanandaji Maharaj) at the Mumbai Ashram of the Ramakrishna Mission. Apart from his monastic training, after his joining Kanpur branch of Ramakrishna Mission in 1971, he worked extensively in the cyclone-affected areas of Andhra Pradesh from 1977 to 1979. He took his monastic vows in 1981 from Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj (a disciple of Sri Sarada Devi). From 1979 to 1986 he assisted in building the new Ramakrishna Mission Hospital at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. This is a leading Hospital serving the tribal population of that area. From 1986 to 1988 he was Vice-Principal of the Mission’s Secondary School in Aalo (Along) Arunachal Pradesh.
From 1988 to 1995 he was Assistant Secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission’s 550 bed Hospital called Seva Pratishthan and the Post Graduate Teaching Centre – Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences – Kolkata. His last assignment in India (1995 – 2007) was Head, Ramakrishna Mission TB Sanatorium, District Ranchi (150 beds). Treatment is provided to over 125 000 patients annually. On 27 March 2007 he was posted by the Belur Math Authorities as President of the Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa, Durban. After a long stint of nearly eight years of useful service in Durban, he handed over the charge to Swami Vishwatmananda on 7th November 2014. He was posted as Head of Singapore Ramakrishna Mission. He reached there on 6th June 2015.
Swami Vimokshananda regularly conducts scriptural classes on Gita, Upanishads, and Puranas and delivers religious discourses on any topic of interest concerned with spiritual ideas of Ramakrishna –Sarada – Vivekananda. He is deeply interested in promoting Vedanta as a suitable tool for the modern ways of Life.
He also facilitates a deeper understanding among various sects of Hinduism by interacting with intra religious group leaders. Likewise in multiracial, multireligious societies, he advocates Harmony of Faiths as the main plank for maintaining global peace.
He travels extensively. He meets readily genuine spiritual seekers and offers them spiritual counseling. He can communicate well in Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, and English. He has a personal Blog for public consumption!