He was the eldest of four sons. His early schooling was done in the District Board School at Kodavasal. His father’s death when he was eight, meant Natarajan had to shoulder a significant portion of family responsibility bhagavad gita and management pdf with his education. While in his absence his younger brother MG.
Srinivasan took charge of the agricultural fields of the family household and made sure that the family had the income to survive and live peacefully off the income. Subramania Iyer, a retired Professor of English. It was Iyer who introduced the mode of chanting the Gita verses that is still followed by Chinmaya Mission centres, Arsha Vidya centres and others as well. Swami Chinmayananda instructed Natarajan to set up Chinmaya Mission’s Madurai branch which Natarajan was able to fulfill.
In 1955 Natarajan accompanied Swami Chinmayananda to Uttarakashi and helped him in the preparation of a Gita manuscript for publication. In Uttarakashi, he met Swami Chinmayananda’s Guru, Tapovan Maharaj, who advised him, ‘You have a duty to yourself which is also important. Natarajan could not take up that offer at that point in time. However, he promised Swami Tapovana Maharaj that he would be able to come after one year and he did. Natarajan returned to Madras and took up the editorship of ‘Tyagi,’ a fortnightly magazine of Chinmaya Mission. During his stay there, Natarajan joined the Sanskrit College in Chamrajpet and had the privilege of studying one on one with Prof.
I saw the Swami giving direct knowledge to the people he was teaching. This resolved all my conflicts. My problems with Vedanta had been my mistaken notion that it was a system. This critical shift in his vision about Vedanta impelled Natarajan to once again study the sastra with Sankara’s commentaries. Swami Chinmayananda and was given the name Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
In addition, Swami Dayananda taught chanting of the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads to the students of Sandeepany. In November 1963 Swami Dayananda undertook a study-pilgrimage to Rishikesh and stayed in a grass hut in Purani Jhadi now known as Dayananda Nagar. Swami Tarananda Giri at the Kailash Ashram. Around 1967, due to the declining health of Swami Chinmayananda, the Mission approached Swami Dayananda to give public talks and lectures.
Accordingly, between 1967 and 1970, Swami Dayananda travelled to different towns and cities in India spreading the teachings of Gita and the Upanishads. In 1971, Swami Dayananda agreed to conduct a long-term study program at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Powai, Mumbai and formulated a curriculum that would systematically unfold the vision of Vedanta. Between 1972 and 1979, Swami Dayananda conducted two three-year residential Vedanta courses in Mumbai. In his words, ‘At Sandeepany the teaching is traditional and rigorous.
Himalayas nine years to learn, the students at Sandeepany learned in two-and-half years. In 1982, he returned to India and continued to spread the message of the Upanishads through public talks and lectures. These traditional teaching centres carry the banner ‘Arsha Vidya’ or ‘Arsha Vidnyana’, i. The word ‘Arsha’ has also been used by many of Swami Dayananda’s students in naming their facilities to mark their lineage. Hindus, men and women alike, an opportunity to study the profound knowledge of Vedanta.