Dharma and Sampradaaya

Swamini Vimalananda

A word may have different meanings in different languages. For example, 'terima' means 'do you know' in Tamil and 'your mother' in Hindi. But the meaning of the word must always be understood in the language in which the sentence is spoken, otherwise a lot of misunderstanding can result.

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Not an Idol – an Ideal

Swami Swaroopananda

The word worship has been badly misunderstood to be a mere ritualistic exercise of no significance to a person living dynamically trying to fulfil his ambitions and seeking success in the world.

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Attrition of time

Swami Chinmayananda

Wear and tear is natural for everything that is constantly in use.

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Mission and Vision

Swami Chinmayananda

God alone does nothing. He is aboktha. Man must strive to improve the world. Man alone, also, would not be able to do anything. He needs the blessings of things which are called God - the blessings of nature.

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Immortal Values

Swami Chinmayananda

Civilization flourishes with the promotion of culture, but when the cultural values deteriorate, the civilization of a society breaks down, as we have known from the fall of the Egyptian, the Greek and the Roman civilizations.

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Let us be Hindus

Swami Chinmayananda

A Hindu Swami to talk. A Hindu temple for its background. A crowded hall of a Hindu audience, and the subject for discussion. " Let Us Be Hindus." Strange! It sounds like a ridiculous paradox and a meaningless contradiction. I can very well see that you are surprised at the audacity of this sadhu (swami)!

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