the Bhavan has published this lecture in volume two of "Eternal Values for Changing
Society Great Spiritual Teachers" by Swami Ranganathanandaji.
We are greatful to Swamiji for having given his consent to our request to bring out this
booklet as part of its Eternal Values Booklets Series.
As Swamiji says, "that Gospel of Jesus is a Gospel of Spiritual redemption. That Gospel
has a meaning only when we feel the bondage of worldliness irk-some and heavy and seek
for freedom in the freedom of God. There is the assurance given by the Master that we
shall then get what we seek. To ask and seek and knock is our share, and to give and
reveal and open is the Lord's. That is the Hindu way of acceptance and assimilation."
From 1949 to 1962, he worked as the Secretary of the New Delhi branch of the Mission,
and from 1962 to 1967, he was the Secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of
Culture, Culcutta, Director of its School of Humanistic and Cultural Studies, and Editor
of its monthly journal.
From 1973 to 1993 he was President of Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad. Now he is a
Vice-President of world-wide Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission and he continues
to stay at Hyderabad.
He has undertaken extensive lecture tours from 1946 to 1972 covering 50 countries. From
1973 to 1986 he visited annually Austraila, U.S.A. Holland and Germany.
In 1986 he was awarded the first Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration.
He has a versatile and facile pen, and has to his credit a number of publications, chief
amongst which are : The Message of the Upanisads, A Pilgrim Look at the World, Vols. I
and II; Four Volumes of Eternal Values for a Changing Society Vol. I : Philosophy and
Spirituality, Vol.2: Great Spiritual Teachers, Vol.3: Education for Human Excellence and
Vol.4: Democracy for Total Human Fulfilment; (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's publication);
Human Being in Depth (State University of New York publication) Practical Vedanta and
Science of Values (Advaita Ashram publication), 28 video-tapes expounding the entire
Gita Sloka by Sloka. 60 title of audio tapes expounding the ideas of Ramakrishna,
Vivekananda and Vedanta.
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