Chinmaya Mission


Every good thought sent out rebonds with a hundred times its force on the sender himself; so too bo bad thoughts. Let us, therefore, avoid sending out even a single bad thought.

  • February 13, 2016
    We have often seen how a small and weak nation attacked by a strong and apparently unconquerable enemy, seeks the aid of a ‘superpower’. Arjuna tells Sri Krishna that he has understood the might of the foe, desire – a seemingly invincible opponent. He now requesRead More >>
  • February 3, 2016
    Having pointed out that desire is the constant enemy of the wise man, how it operates by veiling our discrimination and the places where it resides, Sri Krishna now reveals the strategy by which this mighty foe can be conquered. The first thing one has to do is to bring the senses under your contRead More >>
  • January 18, 2016
    Desire is the constant enemy of the wise man. In this context the term ‘wise’ refers neither to a man of enlightenment nor an ‘ignorant’ man who continuously seeks pleasure from the outside world. The man of enlightenment iRead More >>
  • January 10, 2016
    Desire is our greatest enemy. What happens when desire arises? How does it affect us? Sri Krishna presents three striking examples: fire covered by a screen of smoke; a mirror concealed by dust; and a foetus enveloped in the womb. Similarly, our knowledge is covered bRead More >>
  • January 9, 2016
    A New Year has begun. Does it bring any novelty for us? There should be something new in our lives besides the date on the calendar. Does it bring any external or internal change? External novelty refers to changes outside such as painting the house, buying a new car Read More >>
  • December 27, 2015
    In our life, we must distinguish between our needs and our desires. We have natural, physical needs - when you are hungry, you want food; when you are thirsty you want to drink something. These are natural; they cannot be categorized under desire or kaama. Read More >>
  • December 23, 2015
    Why does man compromise with his ideals, engage in actions which are below the dignity of a human being or perform deeds that have a negative impact on his mind, thereby creating more sorrow for himself? Why does it happen? In the Read More >>
  • December 14, 2015
    Compromising our ideals is also a form of paapam. We have a mental picture of an ideal life; but are we ready to make the necessary sacrifices to actualise it? Let us take the simple example of deciding to get up early in the morning. However, when the alarm rings, I Read More >>
  • December 6, 2015
    The last question posed by Arjuna to Sri Krishna in Chapter three is one that is of great relevance to all of us. Why does man commit sin? Even though he does not want to (anichchena), still, in spite of himself, he does so. What is that force, factor, or entity that Read More >>
  • November 28, 2015
    Whatever a great person or a Shreshta Purusha (leader) does, his example is followed by others (Bhagavad Gita 3.21). For instance, if you admire someone in the field of sports, music, theatre or spirituality, there is a tendency to imitate the behaviour of that personRead More >>
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