Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama

T. Nagar, Chennai

Rain water never stands on high ground, but runs down to the lowest level. So also the mercy of God remains in the hearts of the lowly, but drains off from those of the vain and the proud.

-Sri Ramakrishna

I tell you the truth : there is nothing wrong in your being in the world. But you must direct your mind towards God.

-Sri Ramakrishna

All religions are true. God can be reached by different religions. Many rivers flow by many ways but they fall into the sea. There all are one.

-Sri Ramakrishna

The earth is enjoyed by heroes”—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.

-Swami Vivekanada

A tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss.

-Swami Vivekanada

Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don’t die of fright. Die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.

-Swami Vivekanada

I am the mother of the wicked, as I am the mother of the virtuous. Never fear. Whenever you are in distress, just say to yourself 'I have a mother.'

-Sri Sharada Devi

Personality Development

Personality Development is the harmonious development of the Physical, Mental, Moral and Spiritual faculties of a person. The chief aim of this program is to instill faith in oneself and impart nobler values of life and to raise individuals to higher levels of moral and ethical life. There is an urgent need of such programs when there is continuous erosion of moral and spiritual values in every sphere of life. We feel that the younger generation needs life-giving ideas and ideals to help them overcome the problems of life and become enlightened citizens of our country. The inspiring and practical message of Swami Vivekananda should reach the younger generation who are in search of light amidst the encircling gloom.

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama has planned to organize Workshops on 'Personality Development & Human xcellenc' in as many schools and Colleges as possible in Chennai City. A CD on Personality Development for the student/teacher community conveying the inspiring message of the Upanishads and Swami Vivekananda through examples and graphics is available.

The Content

Programmes are being organized in Chennai by showing the CD followed by inter-active sessions with the students and teachers. The duration of the program may last for 2 1/2hours which will be as follows

Introductory talk on the importance of Personality Development CD show with the aid of LCD Projector and Computer

The Multimedia C.D gives a graphic description of the following

  • Meaning of Personality and its 5 Dimensions: The physical, energy, mental, intellectual and blissful selves.
  • The 5 basic concepts that are fundamental to Personality Development (Called Panchasheela): Self Confidence, Self Reliance, Self Knowledge, Self Control and Self Sacrifice.
  • Self Introspection session on ones' own personality.
  • Question-Answer session.
  • Interactive talk.
  • Self analysis & Self introspection session.
  • Guided Meditation session.

The Workshop is for:

  • Students of Higher Secondary Schools
  • College Students (General, Engineering, Medical, Management etc.)
  • Teachers of all Institutions
  • Employees of Public Sector undertakings
  • Professionals of other organizations

Ther workshops have already been held at some of the institutions like IIT, Chennai, AM Jain College, SDNB Vaishnav College for women, Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT, Sankara Netralaya and several Higher Secondary Schools in Chennai. For more details and to organize and to attend the workshop please contact:

Suggested books:

  • Personality Development
  • Thoughts of Power
  • Selections from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
  • Learns to Live (2 Volumes)
  • Faith is Power
  • Self Mastery
  • Mind and its Control
  • How to build Character

Competitions

In connection with the Combined Birthday Celebration of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda the schools conduct vasrious literary competition in Tamil, English and Sanskrit for the students of Chennai schools are conducted every year. Alumni Association conducts Quiz competitions for alumnis and other competitions to keep the alumnis in touch with the organization and with each other. Sports competitions are also conducted in the Misssion schools every year and sports day is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Bhagavad Gita recitation competitions are conducted every three months in the hostel. Ramakrishna Vivekananada Literature and medals and certificates are given to the winners.

Conventions

The ashrama conducts Personality Development, Effective communication and Self Imporvement Workshops for studentsone, teachers in ashrama premises as well in schools, colleges, industries and institutions and devotees conventions every year. It provides an opportunity to one and all to develop their spiritual life and a proper attitude towards secular aspect by which they can attain human excellence.

All the program/s consists of:

  • Question-Answer session
  • Interactive talk
  • Self analysis & Self introspection session
  • Guided Meditation session

This workshop is for:

  • Students of Higher Secondary Schools
  • College Students (General, Engineering, Medical, Management etc.)
  • Teachers of all Institutions
  • Employees of Public Sector undertakings
  • Professionals of other organizations