Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Yuva Prerna Shivir  -  3 & 4

Continuing the series of Yuva Prerna Shivir on 23 Dec. 2011, two programmes were organised.
One at Pragati Mahavidyalaya, where our local worker Shri Ramakrishaniaji, spoke on "The Message Swami Vivekananda to the Youth", Programme started with prayer and songs by Shri Subhramanyamji and introduction by Shri Bhaskar Sharmaji, Hyderabad Nagar Pramukh.
Other programme was organised at Shri Venkateswara College, Programme started with Prayer and Patriotic songs by Shri Sripad Kakdeji, which were very well received,  and Introduction by Shri Ramrajuji - Hyderabad Nagar Saha Pramukh, it was followed by speech on Swami Vivekananda an Ideal Inspiration for Youth, by Shri Ravi Sharma,  About 250 students attended these programme.
Students were informed about coming Quiz Competition and Youth Camp. On spot registrations also started.
A section of Students at Yuva Prerna Shivir

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Sarada Ma’s Jayanti

Sarada Ma's Jayanti was celebrated at Kendra's Ameerpet center, Programme started with Lalita Sahasranama, followed by bhajans, readings and small talks about Holy Mother.
Annapooja was also performed on the occasion with chanting of Annapurna Strotra's,  400 KG rice was given to a Old Age Care Center. About 50 devotees attended the function which ended with Lunch provided by a well wisher.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Yuva Prerna Shivir-2

In connection with on going series of  Yuva Prerna Shivirs for College Students, on 17th Dec. 2011, we had one such programme at Sardar Patel College, Secundrabad.
Programme started with lighting the lamp and prayer, led by Shri Sripad Kakdeji,  it was followed with Introduction by Shri Bhaskar Sharmaji.
Shri Ravi Sharma,  Spoke on Swami Vivekananda a inspiration for Youth, about 450 students participated in the programme, announcement for upcoming quiz competitions were made, and registration started.

A section of the Audience
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Yuva Prerna Shivir

Apart from our regular Programmes, we have started a series of Yuva Prerna Shivirsfor College Students, on 15th Dec. 2011 one such programme was organised at Vivek Vardhini College.
Programme started with lighting the lamp and prayer, it was followed with Introduction by Shri Ravi Sharma followed by Lecture on "Swami Vivekananda's message to the Youth by Dr. Subramaniyamji, and question -Answer session.
Yuva Prerna Shivir
Yuva Prerna Shivir
Yuva Prerna Shivir
Students were informed about up-coming Quiz competition on the book "Youth Arise Awake and know your strength" and Youth Camp on National Youth Day.
About 300 youth attended the programme, which was conducted by our Nagar Pramukh Shri Bhaskar Sharma.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sadhana Diwas

Today we had "Sadhana Diwas" (Birthday of Man. Eknathji) at Vivekananda Kendra's new premises at Errum Manzil, The programme started with prayers followed by chanting of Karma Yoga Sloksangraha, Shri Ravi Sharma Spoke on life and works of Man.Eknathji, which was followed by Bhajans, Shri Bhaskar Sharma, Nagar Pramukha, read a chapter from Sadhana of Service and talked about Swami Vivekananda Sardha Sati Programmes (Sesquicentennial celebrations - 150 year celebrations), The Donor of the House Smt. Leela Ranganathaswami was felicitated by our very senior worker Smt. Kalavati (Mataji), 3 hrs programme was attended by 32 local workers, which ended with Kendra Prarthana and Sumptuous  Lunch. In the Evening Anna Pooja and Health camp was organised.

The House "Nagmallika" Ground Floor and land at Errum Manjil given to Vivekananda Kendra by Smt Leela Rangnathaswami

Smt. Leela Ranganathswami  (Left) was felicitated by Smt. Kalawati (Mataji)

During Introduction - Discussion 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad

Sadhana Diwas

Sadhana Diwas, Man. Eknathji's Birthday will be observed on 20th November 2011 (Sunday) at 10 AM at Vivekananda Kendra's new premises at Errum Manzil (on Main Road - in between Taj Deccan and PCM-Khairatabad.) for more details you may contact on Phone no. 09440761066.

Friday, October 07, 2011

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by Ravi Sharma
(These lessons are composed of notes of class talks given by Swami Vivekananda to an intimate audience in the house of Mrs. Sara C. Bull, a devoted American disciple, and were preserved by her and finally printed in 1913 for private circulation — Ed.)
Sushumnâ: It is very useful to meditate on the Sushumna. You may have a vision of it come to you, and this is the best way. Then meditate for a long time on that. It is a very fine, very brilliant thread, this living passage through the spinal cord, this way of salvation through which we have to make the Kundalini rise.
In the language of the Yogi, the Sushumna has its ends in two lotuses, the lower lotus surrounding the triangle of the Kundalini and the top one in the brain surrounding the pineal gland; between these two are four other lotuses, stages on the way: 
        6th. Pineal Gland. 
        5th. Between the Eyes. 
        4th. Bottom of the Throat. 
        3rd. Level with the Heart. 
        2nd. Opposite the Navel. 
        1st. Base of Spine.
We must awaken the Kundalini, then slowly raise it from one lotus to another till the brain is reached. Each stage corresponds to a new layer of the mind.
With this we complete the six lessons on Raja Yoga given by Swamiji. , next we shall be taking up Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali ....may be some time after meetings at Kanyakumari and Coimbatore. we may start it from Diwali. So be ready for deeper inquiry...

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad


by Ravi Sharma
(These lessons are composed of notes of class talks given by Swami Vivekananda to an intimate audience in the house of Mrs. Sara C. Bull, a devoted American disciple, and were preserved by her and finally printed in 1913 for private circulation — Ed.)
Pratyâhâra and Dhâranâ: Krishna says, "All who seek me by whatever means will reach me", "All must reach me." Pratyahara is a gathering toward, an attempt to get hold of the mind and focus it on the desired object. The first step is to let the mind drift; watch it; see what it thinks; be only the witness. Mind is not soul or spirit. It is only matter in a finer form, and we own it and can learn to manipulate it through the nerve energies.
The body is the objective view of what we call mind (subjective). We, the Self, are beyond both body and mind; we are "Atman", the eternal, unchangeable witness. The body is crystallised thought.
When the breath is flowing through........
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Monday, October 03, 2011

Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad


by Ravi Sharma
(These lessons are composed of notes of class talks given by Swami Vivekananda to an intimate audience in the house of Mrs. Sara C. Bull, a devoted American disciple, and were preserved by her and finally printed in 1913 for private circulation — Ed.)
Before we can control the mind we must study it. We have to seize this unstable mind and drag it from its wanderings and fix it on one idea. Over and over again this must be done. By power of will we must get hold of the mind and make it stop and reflect upon the glory of God.
The easiest way to get hold of the mind is to sit quiet and let it drift where it will for a while. Hold fast to the idea, "I am the witness watching my mind drifting. The mind is not I." Then see it think as if it were a thing entirely apart from yourself. Identify yourself with God, never with matter or with the...........
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Saturday, October 01, 2011

 Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad

Vivekananda and Gandhi

by Ravi Sharma

Vivekananda And Gandhi :

(A thought on Gandhi’s Birth Day 2nd Oct- by Shri Jagmohan)

 Reawakening the Slumbering Soul of India.

What is there in common between Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi? it is both interesting and instructive to reflect upon the bonds that existed between the spiritual emancipator and the political emancipator of India and also upon their overall contribution of putting “the Indian way” at the centre- stage of world thought. On Swami Vivekananda,s birthday, an elegant Vivekananda Centre is being opened at Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. This is an appropriate occasion to recall the great contribution made in reforming the Indian religion and society by these two great prophets of the Indian Renaissance of the late 19th and early 20th century.


Both Vivekananda and Gandhi had an original and powerful mind. Both had innate faith in the inherent strength of Indian culture. Both believed in practical Vedanta and viewed Hinduism as a service-oriented way of life ......... 

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Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad


by Ravi Sharma
(These lessons are composed of notes of class talks given by Swami Vivekananda to an intimate audience in the house of Mrs. Sara C. Bull, a devoted American disciple, and were preserved by her and finally printed in 1913 for private circulation — Ed.)
Kundalini: Realise the soul not as matter, but as it is. We are thinking of the soul as body, but we must separate it from sense and thought. Then alone can we know we are immortal. Change implies the duality of cause and effect, and all that changes must be mortal. This proves that the body cannot be immortal, nor can the mind, because both are constantly changing. Only the unchangeable can be immortal, because there is nothing to act upon it.
We do not become it, we are it; but we have to clear away the veil of ignorance that hides the truth from us. The body is objectified thought. The "sun" and "moon" currents bring energy to all parts of the body. The surplus energy is stored at certain points (plexuses) along the spinal column commonly known as nerve centres.
These currents are not to be found in dead bodies and can only be traced in a healthy organism.
The Yogi has an advantage; for he is able not only ........

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Thursday, September 29, 2011


by Ravi Sharma

(These lessons are composed of notes of class talks given by Swami Vivekananda to an intimate audience in the house of Mrs. Sara C. Bull, a devoted American disciple, and were preserved by her and finally printed in 1913 for private circulation — Ed.)
This Yoga is known as the eightfold Yoga, because it is divided into eight principal parts. These are:
First — Yama. This is most important and has to govern the whole life; it has five divisions:
1st. Not injuring any being by thought, word, or deed.
2nd. Non-covetousness in thought, word, or deed.....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

RAJA YOGA - FIRST LESSON..Swami Vivekananda

This is a lesson seeking to bring out the individuality. Each individuality must be cultivated. All will meet at the centre. “Imagination is the door to inspiration and the basis of all thought.” All prophets, poets, and discoverers have had great imaginative power. The explanation of nature is in us; the stone falls outside, but gravitation is in us, not outside. Those who stuff themselves, those who starve themselves, those who sleep too much, those who sleep too little, cannot become Yogis. Ignorance, fickleness, jealousy, laziness, and excessive attachment are the great enemies to success in Yoga practice. The three great requisites are:
First. Purity, physical and mental; all uncleanness, all that would draw the mind down, must be abandoned.
Second. Patience: At first there will be wonderful manifestations, but they will all cease. This is the hardest period, but hold fast; in the end the gain is sure if you have patience.
Third. Perseverance: Persevere through thick and thin, through health and sickness, never miss a day in practice.........

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Sunday, September 25, 2011


(These lessons are composed of notes of class talks given by Swami Vivekananda to an intimate audience in the house of Mrs. Sara C. Bull, a devoted American disciple, and were preserved by her and finally printed in 1913 for private circulation — Ed.)
Râja-Yoga is as much a science as any in the world. It is an analysis of the mind, a gathering of the facts of the supersensuous world and so building up the spiritual world. All the great spiritual teachers the world has known said, "I see and I know." Jesus, Paul, and Peter all claimed actual perception of the spiritual truths they taught.
This perception is obtained by Yoga.
Neither memory nor consciousness can be the limitation of existence. There is a superconscious state. Both it and the unconscious state are sensationless, but with a vast difference between them — the difference between ignorance and knowledge. Present Yoga as an appeal to reason, as a science. 
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Basis of Yoga -

"Work incessantly, but give up all attachment to work." Do not identify yourself with anything. Hold your mind free. All this that you see, the pains and the miseries, are but the necessary conditions of this world; poverty and wealth and happiness are but momentary; they do not belong to our real nature at all. Our nature is far beyond misery and happiness, beyond every object of the senses, beyond the imagination; and yet we must go on working all the time. "Misery comes through attachment, not through work." As soon as we identify ourselves with the work we do, we feel miserable; but if we do not identify ourselves with it, we do not feel that misery. If a beautiful picture belonging to another is burnt, a man does not generally become miserable; but when his own picture is burnt, how miserable he feels! Why? Both were beautiful pictures, perhaps copies of the same original; but in one case very much more misery is felt than in the other. It is because in one case he identifies himself with the picture, and not in the other. This "I and mine" causes the whole misery. With the sense of possession comes selfishness, and selfishness brings on misery. Every act of selfishness or thought of selfishness makes us attached to something, and immediately we are made slaves. Each wave in the Chitta that says "I and mine" immediately puts a chain round us and makes us slaves; and the more we say "I and mine", the more slavery grows, the more misery increases. Therefore Karma-Yoga tells us to enjoy the beauty of all the pictures in the world, but not to identify ourselves with any of them. Never say "mine". Whenever we say a thing is "mine", misery will immediately come. Do not even say "my child" in your mind. Possess the child, but do not say "mine". If you do, then will come the misery. Do not say “my house," do not say "my body". The whole difficulty is there. The body is neither yours, nor mine, nor anybody's. These bodies are coming and going by the laws of nature, but we are free, standing as witness. This body is no more free than a picture or a wall. Why should we be attached so much to a body? If somebody paints a picture, he does it and passes on. Do not project that tentacle of selfishness, "I must possess it". As soon as that is projected, misery will begin.

So Karma-Yoga says, first destroy the tendency to project this tentacle of selfishness, and when you have the power of checking it, hold it in and do not allow the mind to get into the ways of selfishness. Then you may go out into the world and work as much as you can. Mix everywhere, go where you please; you will never be contaminated with evil. There is the lotus leaf in the water; the water cannot touch and adhere to it; so will you be in the world. This is called "Vairâgya", dispassion or non-attachment. I believe I have told you that without non-attachment there cannot be any kind of Yoga. Non-attachment is the basis of all the Yogas-

Swami Vivekananda

Monday, April 11, 2011

Report of the Activities of Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad-2010-11

Dear Friends


We are happy to present the report of activities of Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad for the year 2010 – 11. (April to March)

  • Kendra has 4 centers in Hyderabad at Ameerpet, Dilsukhnagar, Baghlingampalli and Kachiguda
  • This year we could organize / conduct more than 200 programmes and classes in which more than 15,000 people participated / got benefitted.

Daily Programmes -

  • Usually we start the day with Pranayama and Meditation Class of 45 minutes, which sets the Day for us.
  • Followed by, two sessions of Yogasanas at Ameerpet and one Session at Dilsukhnagar, Immediately followed by Classes on Spoken English etc.
  • Again in the evening regular Yoga/Pranayama Classes at Ameerpet , Dilsukhnagar and Kachiguda are conducted. Followed by personality development /spoken English advanced course at Ameerpet.
  • A regular, free coaching class for the class ten students is conducted at Dilsukhnagar.

Weekly and Monthly programmes-

  • Apart from regular programmes we could conduct many weekly/Monthly programmes of Satsang,Bhajans Sandhyas, Free Medical camps, Eye camps, visits to Old age homes and orphanages , Deep Poojas etc. Competitions for school and college students, personality development camps etc were also conducted from time to time.

Occasional Programmes-

  • All celebrations like National Youth Day, Universal Brotherhood Day, Sadhana Diwas, Gita Jyanti, Shankara Jayanti etc were conducted with full piety and grace.

Please go through detailed report for further information.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dear Friends -

Due to a Meeting at Kanyakumari-April months Meditation class is post-pond. Next batch will be from May 1st, those who have already joined can shift to next batch or take the refund, inconvenience is regretted

With regards

Ravi Sharma

Sunday, January 16, 2011

National Youth Day

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
-National Youth Day -

National Youth Day was celebrated at Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad at Dilsukhnagar, with a competition on Life and Massage of Swami Vivekananda, for College students, 700 college students participated in this competition out of them 80 were selected for youth camp. 72 students participated in the second level of competition. 6 groups discussed and presented on different topics from Swamiji's lectures from Columbo to Almora. Shri A. Balakrishnanji, vice president Vivekananda Kendra, Addressed the participants.

A public function was also orgnised on the occasion, where apart from Shri Balakrishnanji, Shri Hari Kumar Ek, General Manager State Bank of Hyderabad and Prof B. Nageswar Singh Divisional Manager (Retd) APRSTC also spoke.

During 5 Days Stay at Hyderabad Manniya Balkrishnanji also talked to a group of Youth at Vivekananda Kendra Hyderabad Ameerpet, He Visited Tulza Bhawan and Baghlingampalli Centers. He also talked to Local Workers.

Manniya Balkrshnanji addressing Youth During -Youth Camp

Presentation by a student at Ameerpet

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Monthly Annapooja was performed with traditional festivity, rice and other material were distributed among the poor and needy, Manniya Balakrishananji was also present on the Occasion.

Worker's meeting was addressed by Manniya Balakrishananji. During his visit to Hyderabad.