Chinmaya Mission Worldwide
Chinmaya Mission® was established in India in 1953 by devotees of the world-renowned Vedanta teacher, His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda. Under his guidance, these devotees formed the nucleus of a spiritual renaissance movement that now encompasses a wide range of spiritual, educational, and charitable activities, ennobling the lives of thousands in India and outside its borders. Administered by Central Chinmaya Mission® Trust in Mumbai, India, the Mission is now headed by His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda.
Following the Vedic teacher-taught tradition (guru-shishya parampara), Chinmaya Mission® makes available the ageless wisdom of Vedanta, the knowledge of the one Reality, and provides the tools to realize that wisdom in one’s life. “To give maximum happiness to the maximum number for the maximum time” is the tenet that drives Mission workers to uplift humanity beyond selfish and sectarian attitudes and activities. Each person’s gain is manifold: personal growth, heightened efficiency, contentment, and the ability to live with others in peace and harmony.
To give the maximum amount of happiness to the maximum number of people for the maximum amount of time.
To provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to society.
We stand as one family,
bound to each other with love and respect.
We serve as an army,
courageous and disciplined,
ever ready to fight against all low tendencies and false values, within and without us.
We live honestly
the noble life of sacrifice and service, producing more than what we consume and giving more than what we take.
We seek the Lord’s grace
to keep us on the path of virtue, courage, and wisdom.
May thy grace and blessings flow through us to the world around us.
We believe that the service of our country is the service of the Lord of lords, and devotion to the people is devotion to the supreme Self.
We know our responsibilities.
Give us the ability and courage to fulfill them.
Om Tat Sat.