Swami Chinmayananda: How to set your goal in life?

"Reaching the goal is not the goal.
Striving to reach the goal is the goal.
Try to reach out to the goal.
You will grow day by day... week by week."

- Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

CORD: Celebrating 25 Years

Hari OM !!

Guided by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji’s spiritual and philanthropic inspiration, Dr Kshama Metre – “Doctor Didi” has dedicated her past 25 years in service of CORD. Let us continue to support the CORD mission. Each and every “giving” done by CORD supporters has made a huge difference to the lives of rural villages in India. Please check the URL http://www.cordusa.com/CORD_Success_Stories/CORD_Success_Stories.aspx for inspirational changes, which has resulted in the empowerment of many. Please encourage everyone to register for CORD http://bit.ly/cordwalk and utilize this opportunity of responsibility towards the larger society, “Our” society.

Please reflect on the teachings below and share the message of “giving” in our Balavihars, to our family and friends and help make CORD walk-a-thon and the program a Grand Success!!

  • The Taittiriya Upanisad says: “Srddhaya deyam, Asraddhaya'deyam, Sriya deyam, Hriya deyam, Bhiya Deyam, Samvida deyam - “Give with faith. Do not give without faith. It should be given in plenty, with modesty, with sympathy, with sensitivity. Give with a feeling of abundance. Give with right understanding”

  • Lord Sri Krishna in Bhagavad Geeta taught us ”That gift which is given, knowing it to be a duty, in a fit time and place, to a worthy person (or cause), from whom we expect nothing in return, is held to be Sattwic”

  • Our great Saint Kabir sang “Mutti Bandhe Aye Jagat Me Haath Phasare Jaage Bhai” - “You came into this world with fists closed and you go away with open palms. So even while living stretch your hand open and give liberally.”

At His Feet,
The CMTC CORD Walkathon 2010 Team

2010 CORD Info

CORD Walkathon 2010

Hari Om Everyone,
Our annual fund-raiser for the Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development is in four weeks. CORD-Walk 2010 will be on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Mercer County Park, NJ.

Swamiji has asked us to meet on a Balavihar Sunday – so that we can have 100% participation. As in prior years – all registrations, donations, and pledges will be online: http://bit.ly/cordwalk Please sign-up and make your donations ASAP – we need EVERYONE’s help.

More information about CORD and the walkathon will be coming soon. And we’ll post important links and announcements on our blog: http://cordwalk.blogspot.com/

Thank you in advance for your service and generosity for CORD!

Kind Regards,

The CMTC CORD Walkathon 2010 Team
CORD-Walk Blog: http://bit.ly/cordwalkinfo

Should my family fill out more than one registration form?

Yes - you should fill out one registration form per person. Each registered walker will get their own fund-raising web-page. We want EVERYONE (even the Toddlers) to have a personal connection with CORD, and an individual sense of accomplishment when we are done.

Can I use last year's account?

If you want to keep the same user account (name, password, and web URL) that you used last year please visit this page for instructions: http://bit.ly/cordwalkagain

But you MUST register early - to avoid having your account recycled (for good).

Where is the 2010 CMTC Walkathon?

CORD-Walk 2010 will be at Mercer County Park, NJ.

Click here for directions (from the ashram)

When is the 2010 CMTC Walkathon?

CORD-Walk 2010 will be on Sunday, October 24, 2010.

Where can I donate?

The CMTC CORD Walkathon web-site accepts General Donations here:

The CORD USA website accepts donations here:

The CORD India website accepts donations here:

What can I do to help?

1. Make a donation by supporting someone in a CORD walkathon
2. Participate in a walkathon and gather pledges from others
3. Learn about CORD’s ongoing programs from the websites below
4. Tell your family and friends about CORD (email them these links)
5. Ask your employer if they will make a matching contribution*
6. Help organize a fundraiser in your community
* CORDUSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

CORD's Mission Statement

To facilitate integrated and sustainable development in rural India through self-empowerment processes.

India's population in 2009

At the end of 2009, it was estimated that:
  • 1.1 billion people were living in India
  • 750 million of them lived in rural villages
  • 360 million of the villagers were women
  • 225 million of the villagers were under 15
  • 45 million of the villagers were disabled
And India’s population is expected to continue to grow by about 20 million people per year

CORD’s community-based programs

1. Support groups for adult women
2. Education and Literacy programs to help teach villagers to read
3. Informal Legal Aid to help resolve abuse within families
4. Health and sanitation programs focused on local village issues
5. Support groups focused on the needs of adolescent young women
6. Rehabilitation programs for the disabled
7. Local natural resource management projects
8. Local self-governance projects
9. Village development groups for adult men
10. Village Enterprise projects to establish economic self-reliance
11. Micro-lending programs to help support new entrepreneurs

All of CORD’s programs strive for self-empowerment and independence.