Releasing the biography of Swami Ranganathananda at Sri Ramakrishna Mutt, Puranattukara, Thrissur, on September 2, BJP stalwart and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Shri L.K. Advani said only a spiritual renaissance can solve the present, complex world problems and only a spiritually evolved nation like Bharat can lead the way and show light.
?Swami Ranganathananda, was the most ideal messenger of Swami Vivekananda and he shed knowledge and love like divine passion. The teachings of Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Ranganathananda are reliable guides to tackle problems and challenges of worldly life, which can be addressed only through spiritual orientation.?
?I used to listen to Swami Ranganathananda'slecturers during 1942-48 period at Karachi and was inspired by his discourses on Bhagavad Gita. Kerala can boast of two Shankaracharyas, Adi Sankara who was born in Kalady and Swami Ranganathananda who was born in Thrikkur?, Shri Advani concluded.
Swami Sakrananda, Swami Prashantananda, Mar Aprem, Arch Bishop of Syrian Church, BJP leaders O. Rajagopal, Balbir Punj, P.K. Krishnadas, CPM MP C.K. Chandrappan and Congress MLA and ex-speaker Therambil Ramakrishnasn shared the dias with Advaniji. (SC)