The characteristics of sattva, rajas, and tamas are very different. The scriptures describe sattva as white, rajas as red, and tamas as black. Sattva preserves, rajas creates, and tamas destroys.
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News & Notes from Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission
Reminiscences of Sargachhi
(Continued from previous issue. . .) Swami Premeshananda (1884 – 1967) was a disciple of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi. For over two decades he lived at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Sargachhi, West Bengal. Under his inspiration countless people led a life of spirituality and service, and many young men and women entered into monastic life. His conversations – translated from Bengali and presented below – were noted by his attendant who is now Srimat Swami Suhitananda Ji, one of the Vice-Presidents of the Ramakrishna Order.
The Three Gunas
Under the spell of God’s maya man forgets his true nature. He forgets that he is heir to the infinite glories of his Father. This divine maya is made up of three gunas.
The Story of Periaazhvaar
Srimat Swami Tapasyananda Ji (1904 – 1991) was one of the Vice-Presidents of the Ramakrishna Order. His deeply convincing answers to devotees’ questions raised in spiritual retreats and in personal letters have been published in book form as Spiritual Quest: Questions & Answers. Pariprasna is a selection from this book.
This is the ninth story in the series on devotees who had a role in the divine play of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna.
Naren Worships Mother Ganga
A fictional narrative based on incidents from the childhood of Swami Vivekananda.
The Katha Upanishad states, “Arise, awake, and learn by approaching the excellent ones. The wise ones describe that path to be as impassable as a razor’s edge, which when sharpened, is difficult to tread.”1
Swami Shivananda: A Living Light
(Continued from the previous issue...) In this article, Swami Shraddhanandaji reminiscences about his interaction with Swami Shivananda, one of the direct-disciples of Sri Ramakrishna and the 2nd President of the Ramakrishna Order. From 1957, Shraddhanandaji served in the American centres of San Francisco and Sacramento until his mahasamadhi in July 1996. This article was sent to The Vedanta Kesari by Lali Maly, a devotee of Vedanta Society of Sacramento, USA.
Shiva: Interval Between Enjoyment And Its Negation
Swami Nityabodhanandaji was a disciple of Swami Shivanandaji, the second President of the Ramakrishna Order. He was editor of The Vedanta Kesari, from 1942-1948 and later for three decades he was the head of Geneva centre of the Ramakrishna Order in Switzerland. This article is reproduced from the March 1968 issue of Prabuddha Bharata.
An Art Essay Expressions - PART 2
In this delightful interview and art essay, BHAMINI SHREE shares her journey of expression through painting with MEGHANA ANAND. Through art, gradually she was able to manage her depression, expand her self expression, and also develop her art as a career. In part 2, Bhamini tells us more about Madhubani Folk Art.
Litro Gas Lanka introduces new Premium Hybrid 18-litre cylinder
As the national LPG provider, with a legacy of 150 years, Litro Gas Lanka has always sought to keep in step with the expanding consumer needs by providing innovative LPG solutions, said Litro Gas Lanka Chairman and CEO Anil Koswatte.
Marred by violence, 76% vote in 4th phase of polls in Bengal
A total of 373 candidates from different parties were in the fray in nine Assembly constituencies in Cooch Behar, five in Alipurduar, nine in Howrah, 11 in South 24 Parganas and 10 in Hooghly
Men and boys in Uttar Pradesh become gender equality champions to tackle rising cases of domestic violence
Indian High Commissioner visits Trincomalee terminal
On his maiden visit to Lanka IOC’s Trincomalee oil terminal on March 14, Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka was briefed about various activities and initiatives of Lanka IOC.
Suspects could be held for 2 years in Lanka
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities will be given sweeping powers to detain people suspected of hate crimes for up to two years, the government announced on Saturday, for “deradicalisation” under controversial anti-terror laws.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni AUTHOR: PURVEYOR OF A NEW WORLD
She is known for retelling Indian epics from the perspective of their female characters. Currently a resident of Texas, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni talks to ADILA MATRA about the outsider’s gaze, her latest book, feminism in Indian literature, and unique travel experiences.
DOORS TO AUTOMATIC
THE TECHNOLOGY HELPING TO MAKE THE REGION’S AIRPORTS SAFE
WE ADOPT END-TO-END APPROACH IN INTRODUCING NEW TECHNOLOGY
In response to the distancing requirements enforced by COVID-19, the aviation industry has made great use of technology to ensure passenger safety while also following pandemic safety norms. As a result, the air travel experience has changed dramatically, and the technological transformation is set to continue in 2021. Biometric checkpoints, self service kiosks, distancing-friendly processes and self bag-drop stations will be familiar sights even after COVID-19, says Maneesh Jaikrishna, Vice-President, Indian Subcontinent, Dubai, Eastern and Southern Africa, SITA. In this interview, he also speaks about privacy worries, point solutions vs. common-use solutions, industry standards and stakeholder role. Excerpts:
The Yoga Sutrasof Patanjali – A Perspective Dr. Hansaji in Parisamvada
Only Change Is Constant - A meditation on the nature of change