Mission and Vision

The motto of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission is:

Atmano mokshartham jagad hitaya cha, “For one’s own salvation, and for the welfare of the world”.

The ideology of Ramakrishna Math and Mission consists of the eternal principles of Vedanta as lived and experienced by Sri Ramakrishna and expounded by Swami Vivekananda. This ideology has three characteristics: it is modern in the sense that the ancient principles help do my homework of Vedanta have been expressed in the modern idiom; it is universal, that is, it is meant for the whole humanity; it is practical in the sense that its principles can be applied in day-to-day life to solve the problems of life. The basic principles of this ideology are given below:

  • God realization is the ultimate goal of life
  • Potential divinity of the soul
  • Synthesis of the Yogas
  • Morality based on strength
  • Harmony of Religions
  • Avatarhood of Sri Ramakrishna
  • A New Philosophy of Work

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