Swami Chinmayananda – A Tribute to the Master

He folded the letter slowly and deliberately and slid it into the waiting envelope. With his back ramrod straight and his head slightly at an angle, his fingers gently folded down the flap of the envelope. Turning the envelope over, with a black felt-tip pen he wrote out the name and address in a flowing,…

Tell, Never Teach, a Story

Historically, there has never been a time so badly cracked up. The maximum conflict that we notice today is not in politics or economics, but it is in the relationships in each home between parents and their children. Parents consider their duties towards their children are only to feed, clothe and groom them. And to help…

A Life of Insipiration and Service – Swami Chinmayananda, the Master

“Only in the silence of quiet mind can you realise your oneness with the supreme reality [Brahman].” –  Swami Chinmayananda Swami Chinmayananda: How He Taught In early years, Swami Chinmayananda held Marathon discourses of 41-100 days duration. Later, as he crisscrossed the globe, delivering one lecture series after another without respite, his jnana yajnas settled…

A Life of Inspiration – Balan to Swami Chinmayananda

The Formative Years “The future is carved out of the present moment. Tomorrow’s harvest depends upon today’s ploughing and sowing.” – Swami Chinmayananda In Kerala, the birthplace of Adi Shankara and many other spiritual giants, was born Balakrishnan Menon (Balan), who was to become Chinmayananda. He was born in the city of Ernakulam on May…