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.
Guidance from the Guru
Satguru Swami Tapovanam, known to the mahatmas as the vibhooti of the Himalayas spent half of his life amidst these ancient mountains. A number of sadhus and other aspirants had sat at his feet and received his grace and guidance in spiritual knowledge. Well informed as he was in our scriptures, his teaching was considered the most authentic. As a master renunciate, his guidance in solving problems faced by the spiritual seekers was always sought after.
It is the good fortune of the seekers that his spiritual guidance to a devotee couple in the 50s in the form of letters is now available in this book. Written by Sri Satguru’s own hand in Malayalam, the letters help one gain spiritual strength and devotion to the Lord.
We are sure that this book will be welcomed by aspirants all the world over.
We are grateful to H. H. Swami Mahadevavanam for bringing these letters into light by publishing the originals in a book form. On his request Sri T. N. Keshava Pillai has translated these letters into English, at once lucid and close to the original. We are grateful for his services. We also acknowledge our gratefulness to the couple Mr. and Mrs. Chandrasekhara Menon who were the happy recipients of the grace and the graceful letters of Satguru Sri Swami Tapovanam, who not only permitted us to publish them but also parted with the original letters for being preserved in our ashrama at Powai, Bombay.
Bombay 400 072
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust