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Ramakrishna Mission and Order

I dont know how many people at the Army Institute of Management know about the Legendray Spiritual Hero of India Swami Vivekananda, and how much. Of course, anybody interested in him can access to easily available Swamiji literature. Also our college have subscription of one of the prominent publication of the mission "Vedanta kesari" which is a publication of the Chenni math.

Swami Vivekanda was having great faith in Youth. He never said to help the men but to serve the men as the living form of god. For this purpose he established Ramakrishna math and Order, at the Belur, which now function as the global Headquarter. Hyderabad math is the one of few maths established by himself.

Although from my childhood I have heard the name and the the name of the organisation but till I came in touch personally with the math and its workings in Hyderabad I was unaware about it. There I come in touch with many highly respectable Monks of the order among them I would like to name a few as Swami Tadananda JI Maharaj, Swami Srikantananda ji Maharaj and President of the Hyderabad math SRIMAT SWAMI PARAMARTHANANDA who left the mortal coil toreach the lotus feet of Bhagwan Ramakrishna yesterday 27th Jan 2006.

Among the 5 different kind of services identified by the monk (among which Spiritual preaching is of highest order) Hyderabad math is involved in all and it was swamiji's guiding lights among all.

Its various departments include: Ramakrishna Universal Temple, language courses in Vivekananda Institute of Languages, some 20 courses for the youth in the Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Vivekananda Health Centre, Vivekananda Library .

Now a days going abroad for the career is a good option but the language acts as a barrier. Although English have become a universal language but the coutries like China, Germany, Spane, France, Japan where different kind of languages are spoken still doesn't accomodate English very well but offers very good opportunities for career as well as higher studies.

Vivekananda Institute of Languages (VIOL) offers course up to diploma level in the above languages, that too at very affordable fee.

While I was learning German Language at the math I came in touch with the Swami Ji. Later I was a team member for the project of developing web site for the math http://www.rkmath.org/.

The news about Swami Paramarthananda ji came this morning, as a bolt from the blue. I last saw him in Feb 2005, when I visited the math for the last time before leaving for my native place.

One want to know how its feels to be with a monk then the only way is to be with a monk like swamiji. A great inspiring light for youth he was. I first saw him in the math itself during a 3 days residential youth camp organised by the math. I had just listened about the eyes which reflect intellectual and... and I dont know excatly what but this happens only with the great people... But I found something there... with sweet but still very impressive voice tone he was very inspiring for the youth. Although whenever I heard him publically, that was in telugu and I could not understand more than a few words but still there was something catching me towards him. Despite his poor health he was preacing Gita twoice a weak.

Math works for all sorts of good for the society and specially for the young generation, just people need to know, about the order. Then also when Swami Vivekananda visited West in the parliament of religion they recognised his greatness first. Now, also all his teachings are meaningfull in the completely changed world context, Its upon us how much we can adapt. Most of the young generation think that he was just a spiritual Yogi but he is still relevent for the young managers like us also.

He speaks on Leadership as "The difficulty is not in organisation and making plans; the test, the real test, of the leader, lies in holding widely different people together along the line of their common sympathies."


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