The emblem of the Ramakrishna Order designed by Swamiji is a unique and unparalleled work of art created by one of the richest minds in contemporary history in an exalted mood of spiritual inspiration. It is a profound symbol of harmony and synthesis for reverential meditation in this present age of conflict and disharmony. This symbol is the epitome of Swamiji’s message of harmony and synthesis, leading to life’s fulfilment. This is indeed the most eloquent expression of what he really preached, what he wanted every man and woman to be, to realize, either in the East or in the West. The goal is to realize, even in this very life, ones real Self, the self-effulgent Atman, the Swan in the emblem and through this realization to be free of all limitations, all bondages, all littleness. This spiritual freedom is one thing to be aspired for and achieved in this very life. It releases one from ones prison-house of limited individuality and confers upon him or her, the blessing of universal existence. He then becomes one with Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. Be free. This is the whole of religion said Swamiji. The meaning behind this emblem, in the language of Vivekananda himself: The wavy waters in the picture are symbolic of Karma, the lotus of Bhakti, and the rising-sun of Jnana. The encircling serpent is indicative of Yoga and awakened Kunadalini Shakti, while the swan in the picture stands for Paramatman. Therefore, the ideal of the picture is that by the union of Karma, Jnana, Bhakti and Yoga, the vision of the Paramatman is obtained”
Synthesis of the Yogas:
The removal of ignorance and manifestation of inner divinity leading to God realization are achieved through Yoga. There are four main Yogas: Jnana Yoga (Yoga of Knowledge); Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion); Raja Yoga (Yoga of Meditation); Karma Yoga (Yoga of Work). Each Yoga is an independent means of realizing God. But since each Yoga involves the cultivation of one of the faculties such as reason, feeling or will, a combination of all the four Yogas is necessary for the development of a balanced, fully functioning personality. It is this synthesis of Yogas that Swami Vivekananda regarded as the ideal of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. This ideal finds expression in the Emblem
EMBLEM of the twin organizations shown here was designed by Swamiji himself. In the emblem the wavy waters represent Karma Yoga; the lotus flower represents Bhakti Yoga; the rising sun represents Jnana Yoga; the coiled serpent represents Raja Yoga; and the Swan represents the Supreme Self.
The meaning of the ensemble is:
By the combined practice of all the four Yoga’s the Supreme Self is realized.
Ramakrishna Math in association with Chiranthana Charitable Trust, Surathkal is organizing Hindusthani Classical music Programme, “Panchamada Inchara – Viveka Smruthi” in the Ashrama auditorium on 12th & 13th August as per the details given below. Interested are invited to participate in the concerts and enjoy the renditions.
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore has organized a Spiritual retreat – Antaryoga on Sunday, the 13th August 2017. Programme commences at 9 am. Details of the programme are given below. Interested are requested to register their names beforehand.
Ramakrishna Math is organizing Swara-Laya-Sandhya special Classical Music Programme in association with Chirantana Charitable Trust, Surathkal & Sapthak, Bengaluru on Sunday, the 29th January 2017 from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Details are given below. We invite all the interested to attend the concerts and enjoy the renditions.
Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is observing 155th Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda in the Ashrama on 19th January 2017 according to the programme given below. All are invited to attend the programme.
Ramakrishna Math, Mangaluru in association with Vibhinna, Mangaluru is organizing Special Yakshagana Programme on 25th December, Sunday from 2.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Details are given below. Interested are invited to attend.
Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru took up 400 cleanliness drives in its 3rd phase of Swacch Mangaluru for Swacch Bharath Abhiyan initiated on 2nd October 2016. It gladdens our heart to share that thanks to the active support & involvement of our volunteers, friends and well-wishers, we have successfully completed 100 … Continue reading Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan – Volunteers’ meet on completion of 100 drives in 3rd phase
The 164th Birthday of Holy Mother Sri Sri Sharadadevi, the Divine Consort of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna will be celebrated in our Ashrama on Tuesday, the 20th December 2016 as per the programme given below. We shall be glad to have the pleasure of your company on the occasion.
Mangalore Ramakrishna Math is organizing Bhavasangama – Bhakta Samagama – Devotees’ convention for 3 days from 4th to 6th November. Devotees from all over Karnataka are participating in the programme. The programme consists of lectures, bhajans, guided meditation session and cultural programmes. Details of the programme are given below:
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore is organizing Bhavasangama – Devotees Convention from 4th to 6th November 2016. We invite all the interested devotees to participate in the three days’ event. Accommodation will be provided for 3 days for devotees coming from outside for a nominal charge. All the sessions will be … Continue reading Bhavasangama – Devotees’ Convention
Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore in association with Chirantana Charitable Trust, Surathkal has organized full-day music fest in Swami Vivekananda Auditorium on Sunday, the 16th October 2016. Programme commences at 6.30 am. Details of the programme are given below. We invite all the interested to take part in this programme.
Mangalore Ramakrishna Math will be celebrating Mahanavami on Monday, the 10th October as per the following programme. Devotees are invited to participate in the day long programme.
“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”, says an age old adage. Ramakrishna Mission at Mangalore took up the task of cleaning the city of Mangalore instead of blaming and cursing the filth and squalor that makes us turn our heads down in shame. … Continue reading Launching 3rd Phase of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan