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On the Occasion of Chinmaya Aradhana Day, this is an attempt to share important events in Pujya Gurudev's Life. We have tried to keep the narratives first hand. ;xNLx;;xNLx;This is an evolving project and as Chinmaya Archives grows more and more events and insights shall come to light. ;xNLx;;xNLx;We are very thankful to members and devotees who have preserved Gurudev's life work and to all departments of CCMT without whom compiling tese life events would not be possible. ;xNLx;;xNLx;- Chinmaya Archives Team

1916-05-08 15:14:00

If I Exist It Is Only In Your Imagination!

Advaita boldly declares that the waking world is nothing but an endless dream. This declaration is reflected in the life and writings of Swami Chinmayananda. "Your kind letter of 1st May with all its load of greetings could come up the ghats and reach me only today. Thank you very much. Pune celebrated Birthday 5th in the series that I had to go through this year. Every centre seems to have definitive news that my date of birth was the one they have chosen! Clearly indicates it is a delusion since no human can be born on more than one date!" - Swami Chinmayananda

1920-02-12 00:00:00

Secret Initiation

They have been my silent inspiration. They have helped me more often than I dare to confess. It cannot be explained; because it all happened when I was only three, or perhaps, four years old. I remember the unique smell of the long, white beard, the rough hairy chest, and the rounded soft belly. This I remember clearly of Sri Chattambi Swamigal, in the early twenties. - Swami Chinmayananda

1921-04-04 15:14:00

Balan the Graduate!

|1921 1928: Sree Rama Varma High School, Kochi Primary Schooling| |1928-1932: Vivekodayam School, Thrissur, Secondary Schooling| |1932-1934: Maharaja's College, Ernakulam - FA (Fellow of Arts)| |1935-1937: St. Thomas College, Trichur - BA (Bachelor of Arts)|

1936-02-01 00:00:00

Ramana Maharshi

In the summer of 1936, Balan had a chance darshan of the eminent sage, Shri Ramana Maharshi.

1940-07-09 22:08:42

University of Lucknow

Balan went on to Lucknow University (1940-1943) to earn postgraduate degrees in literature and law, while completing courses in journalism. Varghese, of Vadakanchery, near Thrissur, recounts Lucknow University Days

1944-07-09 22:08:42

Quit India Movement & Abbottabad

Meet The 92 Year Old Founder Of The Leela Hotels Who Wanted To Be A Sanyasi (Excerpts From A Web Article On 2nd April, 2014)

1945-12-29 04:43:58

From the Pen of PBK Menon

Sri K Rama Rao, eminent editor, noted freedom fighter and member of the first Rajya Sabha, gave Balan his first job as a journalist sub-editor at the National Herald at Lucknow and later at Delhi. He wrote a series of articles—short, critical satires—on the imperative of socialism in a society where the vast majority of people were poor. These were soon published regularly in Indian national papers. By the end of 1945, he started to write for The National Herald, a popular Indian newspaper, on subjects ranging from history and culture to social and political issues.

1948-02-25 04:43:58

Days with Swami Shivananda

Days at Anand Kutir, Rishikesh

1948-02-25 04:43:58

Chardham Yatra

...a sojourn that tore from him the last traces of scepticism and placed him in the sacrificial altar for the Truth to claim him. (The travelogue was also printed as articles in National Herald from 9/5/1948 - 12/12/1948)

1949-02-25 04:43:58

Chinmaya Is Born


1949-08-25 04:43:58

Days with Shri Swami Tapovanam

He is rather an Upavanam full of fragrance of the flowering of Vedanta and filled with the fruits of his mature realization. It is an Upavanam wherein countless bees in the form of seekers, sadhaks and sannayasins crowd to drink of the honey of true wisdom - Swami Shivananda

1951-12-23 22:08:42

Let Hindus be Hindus

"My words shall be headed", said I in a lecture. And I added as an explanation, "I do not say, 'You shall heed my words' I say 'My words shall be heeded'. I address myself too! I too must heed my words." - Swami Chinmayananda, Scraps & Bits

1951-12-25 22:08:42

First Yagna

"The evening discourses and the morning classes are going on smoothly and to the full satisfaction of the Swami. Although the attendances in the Satsang are sufficiently strong, to the unsatiable missionary zeal, Chinmaya feels dissatisfied. And this dissatisfaction shall be ever in this bosom until the last living human being also reaches us to listen to Vedanta and act up to it." - Swami Chinmayananda

1953-04-25 22:08:42

Second Yagna & Birth of CM

"He is a magnetic revolutionary in the spiritual field - with a martyr's heart and a mystical face." - Swami Chinmayananda, Scraps & Bits

1955-12-09 22:08:42

Geeta Begins

|Geeta Begins after completing the Eight Principal Upanishads| |Shortly before his mahasamadhi I asked,” 'How are you, Swami?'" "Physically, I am not well but I have attained shanti. Only one vessel within my heart is working. Until it stops, I will preach Bhagavat Gita." - Sant Keshavadas told Hinduism Today |

1957-01-16 22:08:42

Shri Swami Tapovanji Samadhi

On the 16th of January 1957, on the Full-Moon day, at 4:30 A.M., in the Brahmamuhurtha, Shri Swamiji attained Mahasamadhi.

1968-12-09 22:08:42

Back to Uttar Kashi

On his way to Uttarakashi, Pujya Gurudev wrote from Haridwar to the Mission members: After sixteen years of continuous work, I am feeling tired and inwardly cracked up. I am going back to the Ganges - to rest and serve from there - perhaps, to feel again the Whole... Now learn to five in spiritual sadhana, lo serve in discipline and to achieve the maximum for the helpless society around you... Bring out with joyous abandon and irrepressible heroism, the beauty of the Hindu culture in every act and thought of yours. Cultivate them through study and abhyasaand with a mad exhilaration, share them in your life, dazzling the world with your love, charity and service, and the courage to live the righteous life.

1989-07-19 00:00:00

Birth Centenary of Shri Swami Tapovanji Maharaj

Tapovan Mahima Excerpts from PUJYA GURUDEV'S speech at the unveiling ceremony of Swami Tapovanji Maharaj's Statue. (1978)

1991-12-24 00:00:00

Suvarna Tulabharam

In his lifetime Swamiji’s devotees performed three Tulabharams with different offerings. One at Sidhabari, one in Bangalore and the grandest of them all in Mumbai called the Suvarna Tulabharam @ Leela Hotels. Leela chain of hotels was owned by Capt Nair, a friend Gurudev made in Abbottabad prison.

1992-12-02 22:08:42

Hindu of the Year

Received by Swamiji at the age of 76

1993-08-01 22:08:42

Last Message - The Mission & the Vision

This is the last article Gurudev sent to Tapovan Prasad. Herein he imparts clear instructions on how the Mission members should carry the Mission forward in the absence of the Master. It seemed as if Gurudev wrote this in anticipation of the attainment of his Mahasamadhi which followed soon after.

1993-08-03 04:43:58

Unto Him!

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1993-08-10 22:08:42

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