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
Chinmaya Mission Pledge.
SWAMI PRAKARSHANANDA - A Profile
Swami Prakarshananda, an alumini of Sandeepandy Sadhanalaya, Powai, Mumbai, comes to Delhi with an illustrous record of service to the Chinmaya Mission. A Veterinary Doctor by profession, he worked at the Bombay Veterinary Collage as an Assistant Professor for seven years. During this period he mastered the principles of Yoga by undergoing an Advanced course from the Mumbai University.
Exposure to the chanting of Sanskrit mantras through the Yoga training, was a transforming moment in life. As a result, Swamiji joined the Chinmaya Mission’s Vedanta Course and underwent an intensive two-year monastic training through the study of the Scriptures.
There, then arose a strong commitment to devote his life to propagate Vedanta, which resulted in his being initiated as Brahmachari Prahlad Chaitanya. He served as Acharya to the Chinmaya Mission Madgaon, Goa, from 2004 to 2016 and endeared himself to the members there. In 2014, on Shivaratri, he received Sanyasa Deeksha with the new name of Swami Prakarshananda.
Swami Prakarshananda conducts regular Study Classes and discourses with equal ease on the Upanishads, Bhagawad Geeta, Bhagawatam, Sri Ramcharitmanas, Das Bodh and other Scriptural texts.