About us

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.

Main contributors:

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.

You can find a more detailed profile here.

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14 Responses to About us

  1. Kate Tan says:

    Hi Gomu, I have just stumbled upon yr excellent website – thank you. I am thinking of visiting a friend in New Delhi later in the year and would like to combine the trip with something philosophy-related, eg. attending talks or lectures for a few days, or a short retreat. I have no academic knowledge of philosophy, just an interest in it. I know that Indian philosophy has had a huge influence on other philosophies – hence, would be great to learn more about it. Hoping that you can point me in the right direction, so that I can start making enquiries in New Delhi. Thanks very much.

  2. dinesh chandra says:


  3. Dr Thimappa Hegde says:

    Thank you very much. All the articles on this site are wonderful and excellent .
    I enjoyed reading and studying Gita Dhyana Shlokas and Chapters 1 to 4 Lecture Notes of Swami Paramarthanandaji. I will be grateful if you have notes on the other chapters too. Thanks again.

  4. Pragnesh says:

    Hi Gomu,

    Thank you very much for nice article and presentation. Please could you put some articles of “Veda” and “Upnisad” for beginner ?

    Is this your self initiative or along with Ramkrishna Mission organization?


    • gokulmuthu says:

      Dear Pragneshji,

      Thanks for your comments. Almost all the ideas here are based on the Vedas (which include the Upanishads) and the Gita. You can have look at the books in the e-library. There are some very good books there to download. Taking your suggestion, We will work on something directly on the Upanishads. Thanks.

      You can say this is an initiative inspired by our association with the monks, activities and literature of Ramakrishna Mission and Swami Paramarthanandaji.

      With regards,

  5. Tommy Verica says:

    Thank you Gomu, your site is wonderful and the articles are excellent. Tommy

  6. s.v.rangarajan says:

    very happy to go thro very effective.

  7. Viswanathan SV says:

    Good work. Congrats!

  8. R.G.Rajaram says:

    Swami paramarthanandaji’s Lecture notes are real inspiration to any new comer to the study of Bagavat Gita. I am currently engaged in Translating Holy Kurral of Tiruvalluvar into English.Rev.G.U.Pope compares chapter 35 of Kurral with Chapter 2 of Bagavat Gita.When I was searching for a suitable summary to incorporate in my Translation as introduction to Chapter 35 I came across this wonderful piece of work.Should I be free to make use of the same. I will be honoured by a reply. Thank you very much.

    • gokulmuthu says:

      Dear Rajaram-ji,

      Sure. You can use them. These are notes taken from the Gita lectures of Swami Paramarthanandaji. You can mentioned it that way.

      With regards,

  9. Prasanna says:

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    I may be contacted at gmybird@gmail.com

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