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Sanskrit chants at MIT graduation

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From The Times of India


Amid chants of Sanskrit prayers, some 2,300 students of MIT received their graduate and undergraduate degrees in Cambridge.


Swami Tyagananda, the institution's chaplain, offered an invocation in Sanskrit to reflect the large international crowd's spirit of unity and goodwill.


"May we come together for a common purpose - common be our prayer, common our goal. May the one and the same divine reality lead us. May we be granted clear understanding and the courage to pursue the goals of social justice, non-violence, harmony and peace. Peace. Peace. Peace be unto all.", Tyagananda told the institution's 139th commencement exercise.


The institution has a vibrant Vedanta Society, which even holds a 'satsang' of prayers and discourses every Tuesday.


The hour-long programme also comprises guided meditation, study and discussion. Even though the programme is primarily designed for the MIT community, students from other campuses also attend the programme.

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