We are a group of people who are zealous that philosophy should have practical use and religion must be founded on rationality. After a long search, we found a lot of ideas of Swami Vivekananda to cater to this. We found that the age old tradition of Vedanta as interpreted into “Practical Vedanta” by Swami Vivekananda is the solution to most of the problems of individuals and society today.
That does not mean that we have closed all doors for further searching and exploration. As Sri Ramakrishna said, “As long as I live, so long do I learn.” The process of learning is continuous and never ending. We welcome everyone to explore the world with us. There is a lot that we can learn from interacting with you. We are sure that you may have a few things to learn from us too.
We welcome people of all beliefs, countries, cultures and ages. The only criteria is to have an open mind to question and learn.
Gokulmuthu Narayanaswamy (Gomu) has been associated with Ramakrishna Math and the teachings of Swami Vivekananda for more than 20 years. He was instrumental in starting the Vivekananda Study Circle at IIT-Chennai and IISc-Bangalore. He is a mentor of the Vivekananda Yuvak Sangha at Ramakrishna Math, Ulsoor. He regularly conducts classes and workshops on the teachings of Vivekananda, Leadership Development, Hinduism, Vedanta, etc. for children and youth. He is a Trustee and trainer of Vivekananda Janoththana Trust, which conducts Lifeskill Development Workshops in schools and colleges.
He is a regular contributor of articles and reviews to Vedanta Kesari, the monthly magazine of Ramakrishna Math, published from Chennai. He has authored a few books like Tenets of Hinduism, Message of Swami Vivekananda for Youth, Essence of Gita, Death – What to do about it, Message of Gita, etc
He is a Software Engineer by profession. He holds B.Tech from IIT Chennai and M.S from IISc Bangalore. He works as Senior Principal Software Engineer at Itron, Bangalore. He lives in B.T.M Layout in Bangalore with his wife and two children.
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