• Introduction
  • Spiritual Journey
  • Leadership
  • Works

Swami Tejomayananda is the former Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, a position he held since 1993 after Swami Chinmayananda attained Mahasamadhi. If Swami Chinmayananda served the cause of Vedanta with his service, knowledge and pioneering qualities, Swami Tejomayananda – fondly addressed as Guruji – completed that with his natural attitude of devotion. This is richly and abundantly evident in his talks, his singing, and his demeanour.

But the gentleness of devotion arrived riding on the back of an intense education in physics, going up to a Master’s degree. Born, Sudhakar Kaitwade to a Maharashtrian family in Madhya Pradesh, this physicist had a close encounter that changed the velocity, direction and path of his life.

Wit & Wisdom

“Respect, don’t suspect.”

“If you have an Altar, you alter.”

“Remember the ‘dead line’ for the project of Life.”

“When all fails, His name prevails.”

“An unexamined life is not worth living.”

“Think big, act wisely and show results.”

“If your heart is full, then you don’t feel that hungry.”

“If you want to realize your dream, you will have to stay awake.”

“Do something and allow something to happen. Balance the two.”

“If you do not stand for something, you will fall for everything.”

“Respect a person for what he ‘is’ rather than what he ‘has’.”

“Do not work without rest and do not rest without work.”

“Remember others rights over you. Forget your rights over them.”

“Be tender towards the faults of others. Be strict towards your own.”

“Thoughtless actions and action-less thoughts are the cause of failure.”

“Formula for unhappiness: Ignore what you have and long for what you don’t have.”

“Hold yourself responsible for maintaining standards greater than what others expect from you.”

“Valuables are valuable but, values are invaluable.”

“There is no gain without pain and no pain without gain.”

“Don’t tell God how big your trouble is. Tell your trouble how big your God is”.

More By Guruji

Speaking Tree

The Vedas declare that the one indivisible Truth, the Parabrahma Paramatma, is all-pervading and ever-present in all names and forms of the universe. Yet we do not see it. Just as the unmanifest fire in the wood manifests in a visible form on rubbingRead more

Guruji - In Action

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