Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji, now recognized the world over as the greater interpreter of the Bhagavad Gita, is our founder. It was the great Himalayan Sage Swami Tapovanam who taught him the scriptures and a spiritual way of life. According to Chinmayanandaji, Vedanta is the birth right of every human being and its earnest study and practice could make a Christian a better Christian, a Muslim a better Muslim and a Hindu a better Hindu as it is universally accepted. He travelled ceaselessly across India and the world touching the hearts of millions with his message of peace and happiness. His legacy remains in the form of the Global Chinmaya Mission that has made monumental contributions to the field of education.
Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
From a feudal, quiet, sleeping society our country is today marching into the modern, electronic age with our heads flaming with material ambitions and our heads shrunk into ugly selfishness. The over emphasis on materialism has made individuals twisted and ugly in their essential cultural grace.
The politician, the Economist and the Scienttist can not see anything beyond the material world and they shouuld be so. There is the job of organising and creating a rich, prosperous and peaceful world around with technology contributing to the comforts and achievements of the members of the society. The educationists are to bring about an extra beauty in the performance of man in the society as a result of this cultvated inner discipline and larger vision.
We are trying in our Vidyalayas to conduct the children to score in the material world, following the secular syllabus prescribed by the Government, but taught in an atmosphere of spiritual presence. We select, train and therefore expect our teachers to have such a spiritual balance in themselves, so that they can throw around them the grace and glory of the spirit in the class room. Under such gracious canopy of moral and ethical charm we find the students blooming into men and women, self controlled, disciplined and dynamically striving with a magnificent vision.
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H.H.Swami Tejomayanandaji, the Head of the Global Chinmaya Mission, comes closest to one's concept of a perfect yogi. His humility, simplicity, maturity and grace have left an indelible impression on the minds of all those who have been in touch with him. Under his dynamic leadership Chinmaya Mission continues its conquest of the hearts and minds of people all over the world.