The Chinmaya Mission Pledge
We stand as one family,
bound to each other,
with love and respect.
We serve as an army,
courageous and disciplined,
ever ready to fight against,
all low tendencies and false values,
within and without us.
We live honestly the noble life of
sacrifice and service,
producing more than
what we consume,
and giving more than what we take.
We seek the Lord’s Grace
to keep us on the path of
virtue, courage and wisdom.
May Thy grace and blessings flow
through us to the world around us.
We believe that
the service of our country
is the service of the Lord of Lords,
And the devotion to the people is
the devotion to the Supreme Self.
We know our responsibilities,
give us the ability and the
courage to fulfill them.
OM TAT SAT
For explanation on Pledge, read
Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati - A Profile
Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati, a spiritual master of the Chinmaya lineage, is the Regional Head of Chinmaya Mission in New Delhi and its centres in Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.
Born in Mumbai, Swamiji grew up strongly influenced by the lives and teachings of many saints. It was whilst studying for a Master’s degree in Geology, that he developed an interest in spirituality. Thereafter, he studied Vedanta under Swami Tejomayananda, the present head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.
Swamiji presents Vedanta as a contemporary science of life, vitally important in a modern world. Having studied the scriptures, Swamiji’s persona is a pure reflection of that wisdom.
People are attracted to his discourses primarily due to the significance and simplicity of his words. He presents the most profound and complex thoughts in a simple and effective manner and most people are amazed to discover the relevance of his talks when applied to everyday situations and relationships.
Swami Nikhilananda has spent more than thirty years reaching out to individuals and groups, bringing about a transformation in their thinking and subsequently in their lives. All those he interacts with – be they students, householders, professionals or corporate leaders, are attracted to his subtlety of thought and his vast experience in sharing this ancient knowledge.
Swamiji has served in Mission centres in India and the U.S. and continues to tour and lecture in many countries. A true teacher, he is always available to any questions put to him from any age group or background. Anyone who meets him is struck by his humility and heartfelt personal concern which he extends to everyone.
He spends his time in guiding spiritual seekers, teaching, lecturing, participating in conferences and overseeing the Mission activities. He conducts regular discourses, study groups, workshops, seminars and spiritual retreats. Swamiji is a regular participant at inter-faith panel discussions in and outside the capital and has frequently appeared on various television channels. He was invited to the prestigious World Economic Forum at Davos, in January 2011 and to the Indian Economic Summit, at Mumbai, in the same year.
Swamiji has authored many booklets and articles. His discourses on several Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita,and other scriptural texts are available in audio and video formats at the Chinmaya Vani Bookshop. Video recordings of his talks are also available on the Speaking Tree Website and on YouTube. Through them he continues to inspire and guide people on the path of inner peace and outer harmony.
Books by Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati (available at Mission Bookshop)
Articles by Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati
Br. Navaneet Chaitanya