Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati
|Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati|
The Chinmaya Mission has over 300 branches of the Chinmaya Mission in India and abroad. He was a learner (Shishya) of Sivananda Saraswati in Rishikesh, Sivananda Saraswati established The Divine Life Society. It was late informed by Sivananda to study under Tapovan Maharaj in Uttarkashi in the Himalayas. Youth and Education According to the Mission Chinmaya, Chinmayananda, who would later be took sanyasa Swami Chinmayananda, "was born 08 - 05 - 1916 as the son of Parakutti and Kuttan Menon in Ernakulam Kerala in a noble family that followed the traditions of Kerala. From birth, His father, an astrologer, Yogiraja Bhairananda, who said that was the birth of Balakrishna a great year and that he was doomed for greatness. At the age of 5 Balakrishna has lost his mother, his father again married. He science in Ernakulam and Liberal Arts at St. Thomas College, Trissur. He graduated from Old Chennai University in 1939 and went on to graduate studies in English literature with a secondary law courses at the University of Lucknow.
Meeting Ramana Maharshi Shortly after his high school exams completed, Chinmayananda undertook a long journey of South India with a ticket railway packaging. When that old train passing the Tiruvanamalai koil (Temple) travel companions bowed towards personage of Bhagavan Ramana. Although that time in his life he considered himself "an atheist," Chinmayananda described later How the word "Maha rushi" evoked in his mind retreats ancient forests and superhuman beings divine light and became intrigued enough to take the next available train to Tiruvanamalai to seen the Rishi's Ashram was told that the Bgavan Ramana was in the room And everyone was free to come and see. As I entered, I have seen on the couch of an old man dressed in a loincloth, but lying on a round cushion. I sat in the front of the couch. The Bhagavan Ramana suddenly opened eyes and looked into mine, Im also looked into him. A simple mere look, thats all. I found that Bhagavan Ramana was at this moment of sharing, deep research In me - and I was sure he had seen all my superficiality, confusion, Infidelity, imperfections and fears.
How to explain what happened in that 1 moment of sharing. I felt myself open, cleaned, restored, and Emptied! A whirlwind of confusion my atheism fall away, but skepticism flooding in question, wonder, and research. My reason gave me Strength and I said to myself "It's mesmerism, my own folly. "So to make sure I got up and went. But the boy Left the room was not the boy who had disappeared some 10 minutes before. After my college years, my political work, and after my years of living Uttarkashi to the feet of my master, Tapovanam I knew that I won on the banks of the Ganges was the one that was given to me years before The saint of Tiruvannamalai on this hot summer day - a simple look. Indian independence movement and imprisonment In 1942, Menon joined the Indian independence movement. He is involved in writing and distributing leaflets, Organizing strikes and public speeches. Because of these activities, a warrant was issued for his arrest The British Raj authorities. Despite hiding for a while, on his return, he was captured and imprisoned. He spent several months in an overcrowded prison in terrible conditions: near-starvation diet, poor hygiene and lack of ventilation Invited disease. While there, he reflects on his own life as well as life in general. The bodies of prisoners who had died The conditions of detention were made every day which made him reflect on the reality of death. Weakened by months in prison, he Finally fell ill with typhoid fever, and as there was little hope for his recovery, he was carried into the night and left on the side of The road on the outskirts of the city. He then described the event saying "The British officer threw me out when he realized that I had contracted Typhus in his prison. He did not want another body on his record! But fortunately for me, a Christian - Indian lady kindly took me to his house and Took care of me like a son. Later, she told me that my nose reminded him of his son who was with the army. I guess you can say I was" saved by the nose." Menon entered the field of journalism and worked for the National Herald, where he felt he could affect the political, economic and social reform in India. While working at the Herald, Menon went to meet Sivananda Saraswati Ananda Kutir his ashram in Rishikesh, because he wanted to write an article criticizing the Hindu monks. But instead of Menon life was changed forever as he is interested in the Hindu spiritual path. Balakrishnan Menon Sanyas deeksha (monk) from Sivananda day Maha shiva ratri February 25, 1949, and was thus given the name Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati - who is saturated in Bliss and pure consciousness. He remained at Sivananda Ashram , Rishikesh for several years, and the result Sivananda saw a potential Swami Chinmayananda saraswati and sent him to study under a guru in the Himalayas - Tapovan Maharaj (Chinmayananda Guru) under whom he studied for the following year.
Tapovan Maharaj was known for his rigid teaching style, to the point where he said Swami Chinmayananda that he would only say everything once, and every time he was asking him. Even with these extreme conditions, Chinmayananda Swami stayed with Guru Tapovan Maharaj until the end of 8 years. Being a journalist at heart, Swami Chinmayananda saraswati wanted to make this pure knowledge available to all people of all backgrounds, even though Guru Tapovan Maharaj initially advised against it. By gentle persuasion and the promise that he would like the Ganges, to the knowledge of the plain of benefit of all Indians, with the blessing of Tapovan Maharaj, he left the Himalayas in 1952 to teach the world the knowledge of Vedanta Jnana Yagnas (Gnana yagnas) Love is in the heart of man the sun is to flowers.
Chinmayananda Saraswati. Chinmayananda started the tradition of Jnana Yagnas in an effort to spread the message of the Gita (Bhagavad Geeta) and the Upanishads. Thus, the first of its kind Gita Gyana Yagna was held in Pune between December 31, 1951, April 1952. Throughout his life, He made almost 690 Gyana Yagnas .
Chinmaya Mission In 1953, his closest disciples founded the Chinmaya Mission, named to indicate that the purpose of his supporters was a real infinite happiness. During his forty years of traveling and teaching, Swami Chinmayananda saraswati opened numerous centers and ashrams around the world. He also built many schools, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics. He played a major role in the renovation of many temples. His interest in helping villagers to base necessities lead to the eventual creation of a rural development project, known as the Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development or cord. its National Director, Dr.Kshama Metre was recently awarded the PADMA SHREE National Award in Social Work.
Swami Chinmayananda saraswati died August 3, 1993 in San Diego, California, after suffering his fourth heart attack. He was 77 at the time of his death. His mortal remains were placed in a Samadhi August 19, 1993, at the Ashram Sidhbari in the Himalayas.