SWAMI CHINMAYANANDA

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 SWAMI CHINMAYANANDA

Born in 1916, he obtained a degree in science, a PG degree in English and studied Law.   After a short stint as a journalist, he was involved in the freedom struggle and got arrested for his thought provoking articles against the British.    He later went to Rishikesh to expose the sages there, but got convinced by the approach of Vedanta and became Swami Chinmayananda.

He established Vedanta Universities in India and abroad and started more than 75 schools.   He wrote more than one lakh letters guiding people and started 250 centres worldwide.   He trained 600 men and women in Vedanta to carry on the message all over the world.     His lectures on Bhagavadgita transformed the lives of millions.

His famous statements are –“Youth are not useless, but used less.”      “Youth are not careless, but cared less”.    He attained Mahasamadhi in 1993.

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