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Nikola Tesla and Swami Vivekananda


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 OUR TEAM

Swami Sunirmalananda President
Mev Mary Saaleman Vice-President
Mr Bhushan Renuse Secretary
Mr Nilay Saha Treasurer
Mr Chittabrata Saha Member
Mr Douwe van der Meulen Member
Mr Hugo van Doorn Member
Mrs M. Wessendorp Member
Mr Pramit Chaudhuri Member
Mrs Suchismita Deb Member

Ramakrishna Vedanta Vereniging Nederland is a registered charitable religious institution. Our Centre is a branch of the worldwide Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, whose headquarters is Belur Math, located in Howrah District near Kolkata in India. The Vedanta Vereniging (Society) follows the ideals of the Ramakrishna Order, which are the ideals of  Vedanta. The purpose of the Centre is to help people know, understand and emulate the universal ideals of Vedanta, as taught and represented by Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sarada Devi, and Swami Vivekananda.

These universal ideals are the following: (a) Whatever religion, country, race or group you may belong to, your life's goal is to attain perfection. (b) You are not  merely the body. You are potentially divine. (c) By concentrating on your higher nature or Self, you attain peace and lasting happiness. (d) Your goal, whatever your affiliation, is to know who you are, or, to know God. (e) You can do this by any means--meditation, prayer, repetition of God's names, service, etc. (f) You may believe in God's forms or you may not--that is your choice. This is because, no creature can limit God and say, "O God! You should be this alone and not that." (g) Oneness of all living beings, because of the spiritual Oneness, is the fundamental principle of Vedanta.

In accordance with these Vedantic ideals, our Centre conducts day-to-day activities for the good of all. Prayer, worship, meditation, courses, spiritual retreats, yoga, all form part of our Centre's activities. All are welcome.

PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA SPEAKS ABOUT SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

 

 

 

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In 1906, Protestant Minister, Dr. Louis A. Bähler(1867-1941) wrote the book Ramakrishna: En Hindoe Heilige in de 19e eeuw.

 

The first-ever European novice was Henry J van Haagen. Henry van Haagen, along with J.J. Goodwin and Miss Ellen Waldo, received the vows of brahmacharya from Swami Vivekananda on February 20 1896.

In 1906, Dr J.H. Mees, with Mrs Mees, visited Belur Math, the Headquarters of the Ramakrishna Order. They met the Direct Disciples of Sri Ramakrishna including Swami Brahmananda. Dr Mees wrote the book, The Message of Sri Ramakrishna.

The Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are twin institutions, inspired by Sri Ramakrishna and Holy Mother, founded by Swami Vivekananda, and run by monks (sannyasins). The twin institutions run 185 centres worldwide (as on 2017). The Organisation runs numerous hospitals, colleges, schools, and so on, and conducts immense social welfare activities. The monks undergo thorough training for years to conduct numerous activities for the spiritual benefit of themselves as well as for the good of the world. The goal of the monks is God-realisation. All work is done as service to God in the human being. All work is worship, and all living beings are manifestations of God. The monks worship and pray, meditate and work, study and discriminate between the Real and the unreal, and respect all religions as different paths to the one Supreme. For details about the Ramakrishna Order of monks, please visit www.belurmath.org.

The Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Holland was started in Amsterdam on 18 February 1986, on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna. It was affiliated to the Ramakrishna Order in 1990. A monk of the Ramakrishna Order resides here as president and spiritual leader, conducting diverse activities for the benefit of all sections of society--irrespective of race or nationality, religion or culture. For, Vedanta is for all.

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Our Centres in Europe

1. Duitsland VEDANTA GERMANY

2. Frankrijk VEDANTA FRANCE

3. Engeland: VEDANTA UK

4. Zwitserland VEDANTA SWITZERLAND

5. ITALY VEDANTA ITALY





The ORIGINAL PRINTED COPY of
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA'S
most famous talk AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY ON 25 MARCH 1896
ON VEDANTA PHILOSOPHY
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