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    TheVedanta KesariTHE LION OF VEDANTAA Cultural and Spiritual Monthly of the Ramakrishna Order since 1914

    103rd

    YEAROFPUBLICATION

    June2016

    Price:` 10

    Ramakrishna MaTamluk, West Ben

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    2T h e V e d a n t a K e s a r i J U N E 2 0 1 6~ ~

    Editor: SWAMIATMASHRADDHANANDAManaging Editor: SWAMIGAUTAMANANDAPrinted and published by Swami Vimurtananda on behalf of Sri Ramakrishna Math Trust

    from No.31, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai - 4 and Printed atSri Ramakrishna Printing Press, No.31 Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore,

    Chennai - 4. Ph: 044 - 24621110

    The outer layers of cakes are made of

    rice flour, but inside they are stuffed with

    different ingredients. The cake is good or bad

    according to the quality of its stuffing. So are

    all human bodies made of one and the same

    material, yet men are different in quality

    according to the purity of their hearts.

    Sri Ramakrishna

    Shrine of

    Ramakrishna Math,

    Tamluk, West Bengal

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    JUNE2016

    A CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL MONTHLY OF THE RAMAKRISHNA ORDER

    Started at the instance of Swami Vivekananda in 1895 as Brahmavdin,

    it assumed the name The Vedanta Kesariin 1914.

    For free edition on the Web, please visit: www.chennaimath.org

    VOL.103, No.6ISSN 0042-2983

    Cover Story: Page 6

    CONTENTS

    The Vedanta Kesari 103rd

    YEAROFPUBLICATION

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    Gita Verse for Reflection 205

    Editorial

    Bhagavad Gita: A Source of Eternal Wisdom and Values 206

    Articles

    In Search of TruthSome Reflections on Brahmasutras 216

    Swami Golokananda

    Musings on Indias Unity 219

    Michel DaninoYouth and their Problems: Lessons in Coping with Life from Swami Vivekananda 226

    Swami Satyapriyananda

    Holistic Development through Religious Harmony

    The Vision and Mission of Swami Vivekananda 234

    T V Muralivallabhan

    Reminiscences

    Reminiscences of Sargachhi 211

    Swami Suhitananda

    New Find

    Unpublished Letters of Swami Saradananda 232

    The Order on the March 237

    Book Reviews 240

    Feature

    Simhvalokanam (The Ethical aspect of the Vedanta) 210

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    4T h e V e d a n t a K e s a r i J U N E 2 0 1 6

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    Do you feel that Indias timeless heritageof spirituality, values and culture need to

    reach a wider section of youth?

    Do you wish to join in spreading themessage of Vedanta and of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda to larger number of people?

    Doing is very good, but that comes from thinking. . . .

    Fill the brain, therefore, with high thoughts, highest ideals,

    place them day and night before you, and out of that will

    come great work. Swami Vivekananda

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    The Vedanta Kesari Library Fund Scheme aims at a wider reach among the

    youth, especially in high schools, colleges / universities and other institutions

    of learning in India.

    Sponsorship for one library is Rs.1000/-. Under this scheme, donors can

    sponsor libraries, including public libraries, which would receive The Vedanta

    Kesari for ten years.

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    SL.NO. NAMES OF SPONSORS AWARDEE INSTITUTIONS

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    Ramakrishna Temple, Tamluk Ashrama, West Bengal

    The town of Tamluk is the district headquarters of Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal.

    An ancient place, present day Tamluk is believed to be the site of the ancient city variouslyknown as Tamralipta or Tamralipti and is located on the banks of theRupnarayan River close to the Bay of Bengal. A centre of RamakrishnaMath was started at Tamluk in 1914 and taken over by Belur Mathin 1924 and the Mission centre was also started in 1914 and wastaken over in 1929. Activities of the Math centre include religiousdiscourses in and outside the Ashrama premises, daily worshipand bhajans, celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, HolyMother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other prophets,and also Kali Puja. The activities of the Mission centre include anindustrial school which conducts a three-year course in carpentry, a

    primary school with 300 boys and 150 girls, a free students home,a library and a reading room and two charitable homoeopathicdispensaries, and welfare work by way of distribution of milk, clothing, pecuniary help, etc.,to the needy. The shrine of the temple, featured on the cover, is adorned with a marble imageof Sri Ramakrishna. The spacious prayer hall of the temple has the seating capacity of morethan 150.

    724. Dr. M.B. Aswath Narayan, Chennai

    725. Mr. H. Chetan, Bangalore

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    EACH SOUL IS POTENTIALLY DIVINE. THE GOAL IS TO MANIFEST THE DIVINITY WITHIN.

    The Vedanta KesariVOL. 103, No. 6,JUNE 2016 ISSN 0042-2983

    Gita Verse for ReflectionTr. by Swami Tapasyananda

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    Whence comes all this bondage of

    action? Because we chain the soul with

    action. According to our Indian system,

    there are two existences: nature on

    the one side and the Self, the Atman