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Free education to poor students

Dear All,
              If you have come across any bright students hailing from poor financial background(orphans are also allowed) who have finished their 10th/12th standard this year and who are eager in pursuing their higher studies, please ask them to contact Sri Ramakrishna Mission polytechnic college. Ramakrishna Mission polytechnic college offers Food,Hostel and Education, completely free of charge for poor/orphan students(details attached below).

Please pass this valuable information to all our friends and relatives in an effort to eradicate illiteracy and poverty in India.

In China, a rediscovery of Sanskrit

(A class in session at Peking University with renowned Indian Sanskrit scholar Satyavrat Shastri teaching Chinese graduate students.) 
The Sanskrit programme at Peking University has a long history, set up in the 1960s and subsequently expanded by renowned Indologist Ji Xianlin, who translated dozens of works 
Almost two millennia after the language first came to China through Buddhist scriptures, renewed interest in Buddhist studies and recent discoveries of long-forgotten manuscripts in Tibet have sparked a revival of the study of the ancient language among Chinese scholars. 
Beijing’s Peking University has now launched an ambitious programme to train more than 60 Chinese students in Sanskrit, with the hope of creating a team of researchers to help translate hundreds of manuscripts containing scriptures that have been found in Tibet and other centres of Buddhism, such as Hangzhou in China’s east. 
“There is a rich manuscript collection in Tibet, particularly. Many of the …

Influence of Swami Vivekananda on Anna Hazare

Anna Hazare was greatly influenced by Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. It was at that particular moment that Hazare took an oath to dedicate his life in the service of humanity, at the age of 26. He decided not not to let go of a life time by being involved merely in earning the daily bread for the family. That’s the reason why he pledged to be a bachelor.

At times, Hazare used to be frustrated with life and wondered about the very existence of human life. His mind yearned to look out for a solution to this simple and basic question. His frustration reached the peak level and at one particular moment, he also contemplated suicide. For this, he had also penned a two page essay on why he wants to live no more.

Fortunately for him, inspiration came from the most unexpected quarters ?at the book stall of the railway station of New Delhi, where he located then. He came across a book of Swami Vivekananda and he immediately bought it.

He was inspired by Vivekananda’s photograph on …

Make Mahavira your ideal!

Disciple:-What ideal should we follow now?

Swami Vivekananda:-You have now to make charachter of Mahavira your ideal. See how at the command of Ramachandra he crossed the ocean. He had no care for life or death! He was a perfect master of his senses and wonderfully sagacious. 

You have now to build your life on this great ideal of personal service. Through that, all other ideals will gradually manifest in life. Obedience to the Guru without questioning, and strict observance of Brahamacharya- this is the secret of success. 

As on the one hand Hanuman represent the ideal of service, so on the other hand he represents leonine courage, striking the whole world with awe. He has not the least hesitation in sacrificing his life for the good of Rama. A supreme indifference to everything except the service of Rama, even to the attainment of the status of Brahma and Shiva, the great World-Gods! Only the carrying out of Shri Rama's best is the one vow of his life! Such whole-hearted devotion i…