Antaryogam – A three day spiritual camp for adults, was conducted at the Math from 25-July 2014 to 27th July 2014. As a part of the camp, guided meditation, bhajans, spiritual talks, music and drama presentations were organised. At the end of the day, a homa was conducted for the participants.
The 152ndBirth day Tithi puja of Swami Ramakrishnananda was celebrated with Special Puja and Homa at the Math on Thursday, 24th July 2014.
Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj delivered a wonderful speech detailing the life and teachings of Srimat Swami Ramakrishnanandaji Maharaj in English. Swami Atmapriyanandaji spoke in Tamil on the importance of sharanagati or total dependance on the grace of God as practised by Swami Ramakrishnanandji Maharaj. Swami Harivratanandaji beautifully etched the life and teachings of Srimat Swami Ramakrishnanandaji Maharaj in a Tamil Musical story-telling presentation (Kathakalakshepam). Members of the HarikripaMandali presented a beautiful rendition of the Divyaprabandam in music form.
The Dakshinamurthy stotram is a small hymn written by Adi Shankara. The stotram by no means is a mere eulogy to Lord Dakshinamurthy. It conceals within it’s simple verses, very deep and profound aspects of Advaita Vedanta.
The wisdom conveyed by its verses can bring about a radical transformation of one’s world view by removing ignorance about the world, about God, and about oneself. This transformative knowledge is capable of destroying the mula avidya (fundamental ignorance) that is the ultimate cause for all suffering. Thus the Daskhinamurti Stotram is moksha shastra, a scriptural teaching that can by itself lead to one’s liberation.
Swami Asutoshananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order will deliver the weekly lecture in Tamil every Monday at the Math Auditorium. The lecture will begin at 5.30 pm. All are welcome. Please refer to the monthly calendar for more information http://www.chennaimath.org/category/events/monthly-calendar
Guru Purnima was celebrated at our Math on July 12, 2014.
In the evening Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj gave a succinct discourse on the importance of accepting the right guru and surrendering ourselves to him, in order that we may realise God. A wonderful explanation of the dictum – Tad viddhi pranipatena pariprashnena sevaya.
Love in its varied aspects is the motive force behind all the actions of living beings. But love takes its highest form when directed towards the God. Among the different paths leading man towards the attainment of the Supreme Truth is the one of love, devotion, and complete surrender. In this book Swami Vivekananda expounds how this path of Bhakti leads man to God. Being an exposition by one of the pioneers in the religious and spiritual realm of the modern times, the value of this work need not be emphasized. Lucid, simple, and to the point, the words of the Swami touch the hearts of the readers and puts them on to the divine path of love supreme.
Swami Buddhidananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order will deliver the weekly lecture in Tamil on Swami Vivekanandarin Bhakti Yogam, every Thursday at the Math Auditorium. The lecture will begin at 5.30 pm. All are welcome. Please refer to the monthly calendar for more information http://www.chennaimath.org/category/events/monthly-calendar
Chapter 1: Bhaktiyin Ilakkanam (Defenition of Bhakti)
The Srimad Bhagavata (or Srimad Bhagavatam) is one of the few main Puranas and a great Book on Bhakti (devotion). It consists of 18000 verses and is regarded as an encyclopedia of spiritual philosophy. Attributed to the sage Vyasa the Bhagavata (also Bhagavatam) illustrates religious truths with stories of ancient India’s saints, seers and kings. The book also deals in part with the life of Lord Krishna.
Swami Paramasukhananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order will deliver the weekly lecture in Tamil every Tuesday at the Math Auditorium. The lecture will begin at 5.30 pm. All are welcome. Please refer to the monthly calendar for more information http://www.chennaimath.org/category/events/monthly-calendar