8 May 1916: Chinmayananda Saraswati, Indian spiritual leader, was born

“By realizing the best in us, not only do we open up a few windows in our own personality to bring in more light, but we become a source of joy for others to draw inspiration.”

~ quoted from Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati Discourses

This in short explains the life of Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati himself. One of the most famous proponents of the ancient Hindu religious scriptures, Swami Chinmayananda is a well renowned spiritual teacher, who spread the Holy word all around the world. His manner of teaching was so understandable, logical, and relatable that he is believed to have popularised the Hindu religion more than anyone before him. He is best known to have inspired the establishment of the international non-profit organisation, Chinmaya Mission. He is also the first person ever to have translated Bhagwad Gita into English.

Early Years