Pujya Gurudev brought joy wherever he went. So did his letters. The bold and well-loved handwriting on the envelope would make the recipient’s heart jump with joy. Today in the world of emails and other electronic communication, that kind of joy is inconceivable. The inevitable waiting for the snail mail made the letters sweeter still.  He was a prolific writer, known to write hundreds of letters in a week. The Chinmaya Archives is fortunate to house a collection of over 15,000 of Gurudev’s letters.

This section of the website gives us a peep through the window of Gurudev’s words, thanks to some precious letters that devotees have saved and donated to the Archives. These letters have been categorized by topic and presented in their original format along with a typed version.

To purchase the book ‘Yours Forever’ which has the full selection of letters please contact:
eshop@chinmayamission.com.

Select a category below:

Guidance for Householders

In his extensive travels Pujya Gurudev stayed with many householders. This gave him the opportunity to keenly observe people in their home settings.…

Friend and Mentor for Youth

Swami Chinmayananda had a special affinity with the youth. He said that the future of our country lies in their hands. He had a way of connecting…

A Child among Children

Children loved Gurudev and Gurudev loved children. He made each child feel very special. He treated them as individuals and talked to them at their…

Master Manager

The spectacular growth of the Chinmaya Mission was in no small measure the result of Pujya Gurudev's acumen in understanding human nature and…

Letter Index

An index of all letters in this module, across topics, with the ability to filter by topic. Simply click on a thumbnail to view the actual page…

Introduction

Pujya Gurudev brought joy wherever he went. So did his letters. The bold and well-loved handwriting on the envelope would make the recipient’s heart jump with joy. Today in the world of emails and other electronic communication, that kind of joy is inconceivable. The inevitable waiting for the snail mail made the letters sweeter still.  He was a prolific writer, known to write hundreds of letters in a week. The Chinmaya Archives is fortunate to house a collection of over 15,000 of Gurudev’s letters.

This section of the website gives us a peep through the window of Gurudev’s words, thanks to some precious letters that devotees have saved and donated to the Archives. These letters have been categorized by topic and presented in their original format along with a typed version.

To purchase the book ‘Yours Forever’ which has the full selection of letters please contact:
eshop@chinmayamission.com.

Guidance for Householders

In his extensive travels Pujya Gurudev stayed with many householders. This gave him the opportunity to keenly observe people in their home settings.…

Friend and Mentor for Youth

Swami Chinmayananda had a special affinity with the youth. He said that the future of our country lies in their hands. He had a way of connecting…

A Child among Children

Children loved Gurudev and Gurudev loved children. He made each child feel very special. He treated them as individuals and talked to them at their…

Master Manager

The spectacular growth of the Chinmaya Mission was in no small measure the result of Pujya Gurudev's acumen in understanding human nature and…

Letter Index

An index of all letters in this module, across topics, with the ability to filter by topic. Simply click on a thumbnail to view the actual page containing the…