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A New Dawn The Suddhananda Foundation for Self-Knowledge is situated in Southern India about 20 km from Chennai (previously known as Madras) on a tranquil seaside location. Swami Suddhananda, a student of Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Dayananda Saraswathi, heads this learning centre. He has been teaching, conducting workshops on and giving lectures on Self-Knowledge all over the world for the last 25 years.
Floweral As a person who has achieved 'mastery over the mind' through the discovery of the ultimate happiness and inner peace, he is eager that everyone share this vision. To this end, he kindles interest in the student to go beyond the mind to the very source of happiness.
Lecture Hall The present educational system focuses on developing skills - physical and intellectual - and teaches one "how to make a living". It does not train people to face the emotional challenges of life. Caught in the whirlpool of day-to-day existence, people realise they have not learnt "how to live". The Foundation for Self-Knowledge fills this void created by the educational system and helps students discover the true purpose of life.
A Class As indicated earlier, Swamiji conducts lecture sessions, weekend camps and short residential courses in India and overseas (Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., U.S.A., West Indies, the Philippines and other places). He also offers long residential courses at Chennai for those who want to teach Self-Knowledge as their chosen profession.
Whatever your degree of interest in the pursuit of the ultimate happiness, this is where you come for answers.

The idea of Self-Knowledge is to introduce one to one’s own self which is Truth, Happiness and Immortality. ‘Who we are’ is always the same whereas ‘what we have’ varies. (In fact, it should vary for effective functioning in life). All of us, when asked to introduce ourselves never speak of ourselves as we are, but only recite our roles or the names of things that we have.

We ‘have’ a name. We ‘have’ a degree. We ‘have’ a faith. But we shall say, "I ‘am’ Ram, Rahim or David"; "I ‘am’ a PhD"; "I ‘am’ a Hindu, Muslim or Christian." We don’t describe ourselves accurately since we don’t know the Truth that is ourselves. We don’t lie either, but our version of ourselves is incomplete.

Water Lily Each individual must know himself not only to accept himself as he ‘is’ and all that he ‘has’, but also to effortlessly accept others first for who they are and thereafter for what they have.

Welcome to Self-Knowledge!


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Video tape (Auckland) "WISDOM ... The Uninterrupted Self Awareness".
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