Saturday, January 12, 2013

Holy Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

Ye are the children of God, the sharers of immortal bliss, holy and perfect beings.
Ye divinities on earth – sinners! It is a sin to call a man so;
it is a standing libel on human nature.
Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep;
you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal.

       Swami Vivekananda

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Try Again

It is very difficult to build our character neat and perfect, considering the present scenario. But, if we have a goal or aim in our human life, we must try utmost up to the end of our life. Character building is a procedure and this is a life long event. It is not a matter of five or ten year’s project.  First, we have to believe that we can reshape our human life. We can make our human life meaningful and beautiful. How we can make our life beautiful? By building our character neatly and perfectly. There is no other way. Early risers will get the advantages. We have to cultivate good and positive thoughts in our mind. Good and positive thoughts will bring good and positive results in our life. Gradually we can feel the strength of good and positive thoughts in our life. As a result, we can encourage ourselves and at the same time we can encourage others.

Encouraging and unfreezing ourselves is the main task before us. We love to lead the same and old pattern in our daily life. If we think that, this pattern is not positive and good for my human life, we must try to change the routine. A support from your mind is essential in this matter. We have to develop the `willpower` to change our life. Because, as we all know that, when there is a change, `resistance to change` is natural. Your mind will revolt to accept the new pattern. In this position, constant practice and prayer only can manage your inner resistance. Try again and again and develop yourself. By building your character, you can feel the joy of human life. Prepare your daily routine and strictly try to follow the routine. Increase your study hours and try to use your time in a meaningful way. Our human life is short and the time is going on like a flowing river. From today, please try again to build your life as our human life is precious and a gift of God. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012


Swami Ranganathananda
1908 - 2005

``One day we came to know that Maharaj (Swami Ranganathananda) was very sick and was admitted to the I.C.U. of a nursing home. I, being a doctor, was permitted to go inside. He was having drips for treatment of diabetes. The same evening he was to release a book written by somebody. I requested Maharaj not to leave the hospital and cancel the book-release that day, as he was very sick. But to my surprise, though he could not sit properly, he took permission from the doctors, went to the venue of the function and released the book, then went back to the nursing home. This showed his determination to serve the cause and keep his commitment. It also showed that he had no body consciousness.`` 1


  1. The Monk without Frontiers (Reminiscences by Dr. Shunila Malik), Swami Ranganathananda Birth Centenary Celebration Committee. Page No. 513-514
  2. Photo courtesy – Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Hyderabad – 500 029 

A life with a mission

Swami Ramakrishnananda
(1863 - 1911)

`One afternoon it was drizzling and the sky was overcast with clouds. A hackney carriage came in time to take the Swami (Swami Ramakrishnananda) to his class. The swami asked a brahmacharin [probably Shankarananda himself] to accompany him that day. The carriage arrived in George Town, where the swami used to hold on of his classes. …. There was no one else in the room. The swami waited for about a quarter of an hour but no one turned up. He then opened his Upanishad and began to read and explain with all ardour and amiability. After an hour he stopped, closed his book and said to the brahmacharin, ``Well, let us go.`` The brahmacharin followed him to the carriage which was waiting. On the way he asked the swami, ``How is it that you gave the class for fully one hour though nobody turned up.`` The swami replied, ``I have not come to teach anybody. I only fulfill the vow I have taken.`` 1

1. Reminiscences by Swami Shankarananda (God Lived with Them, Swami Chetanananda. Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata 14. Page No. 284)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Subho Vijaya

Mother Durga may bless us all
On the auspicious day of
Vijaya Dashami.

Subho Vijaya Greetings to you
and all of your family members.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Only 1% of your Annual Income

Please try to spend at least 1% of your annual income for others. You may consume 99% for yourself and for your family members. You can bring smile on the wrinkled faces of many helpless old persons and elderly mothers in your society during the coming festivals season. There are many people in our society who are literally helpless. At the same time they are also old. They are unable to earn anything. If you spend some money for them from your income, it will be fruitful. You can purchase some essential commodities and distribute them during this festival season. You can purchase some sets of new garments and distribute them to the needy. Yon can feel unlimited joy as you are expanding yourself. Real happiness will come through this seva (service) as you are going to worship man as God.

This is also one of the duties of the householders. Swami Vivekananda said: ``The householder is the basis, the prop, of the whole society. He is the principal earner. The poor, the weak, the children and the women who do not work – all live upon the householder; so there must be certain duties that he has to perform, and these duties must make him feel strong to perform them, and not to make him think that he is doing things beneath his ideal.`` 1   

1. CW. 1 , page 45