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Swami Sarvapriyananda (monk Ramakrishna Order)

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Swami Sarvapriyananda (premonastic name Biswarup) is a Hindu monk (Sannyasin) belonging to the Ramakrishna Order. He is the current resident Swami and director of the Vedanta Society of New York, founded by Vivekananda, a position he has held since January 2017.

Swami Sarvapriyananda (monk Ramakrishna Order) Gita and Vedanta

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Swami Sarvapriyananda was born in Kolkata and grew up in Bhubaneshwar in the Indian state of Odisha in a pious Bengali family (India). Since childhood, he was inclined towards spirituality and was inspired by the lives of Ramakrishna and Vivekananda. His family was also devoutly religious. His parents and grandparents were devout initiates into the tradition of the Ramakrishna Order. Sarvapriyananda joined the Ramakrishna Order in 1994 and took his monastic vows when Swami Ranganathananda granted him Sanyasa Diksha in 2004. His family initially opposed his decision to become a monk, but later accepted the decision. of the. After passing school, he completed his degree in Business Administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.

Swami Sarvapriyananda was assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of Southern California in 2015. He was later appointed director of the Vedanta Society of New York. Swami Tathagatananda was his predecessor.

He also work as an Acharya or teacher at the Belur Math centre. He also served the Ramakrishna Order by becoming the vice-principal of Deoghar Vidyapith Higher Secondary School and becoming Principal of the Ramakrishna Mission Shikshanamandira (teacher training college), Belur Math.

Sarvapriyananda frequently participates in symposiums and events focused on the teachings of Advaita Vedanta. He is a strong advocate and scholar of the Upanishads. Fortune India mentions Sarvapriyananda as “one of the best-known lecturers of Vedanta in the world today and the West.”

“The unreal has no being, the real has no non-being. The final truth of these two has been seen by those who have experienced the essence of things”. Bhagavad Gita II-16 The Yoga of Knowledge (Sankhya Yoga).

Commentary by Swami Sarvapriyananda on this verse of the Bhagavad Gita:

Atman-Jnana (the knowledge of the Self, its nature), the philosophical essence of the Bhagavad Gita, is defined in this verse. In Vedanta, the Ultimate Reality is: SAT (existence, truth, absolute Being, that which is immutable) CHIT (pure consciousness, total knowledge) ANANDA (happiness, bliss)

In this verse, the Lord proposes the fundamental preposition of Vedanta: 'Brahma Satyam, Jagat midhya” (Only Brahman is the truth and this world is false, illusion or delusion) Shankara”. Swami Sarvapriyananda

Speaking to Time on the occasion of International Yoga Day in 2018, Sarvapriyananda stated that “doing (yoga) the right way can change the way you live, work and love” while criticizing the “vulgarization and distortion of current yoga.”

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