Chaitanya Charan

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Chaitanya Charan is a monk, mentor and spiritual author. He has done his Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from the Government College of Engineering, Pune. He subsequently served as a software engineer in a prominent multinational software corporation. He also secured 2350 out of 2400 in GRE, gaining the top rank in Maharashtra.

Seeing the prevalent problems of stress, depression, addiction and overall misdirection – all caused by a lack of spirituality – he felt inspired to dedicate his life to the cause of sharing the spiritual wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita under the aegis of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness).

He travels all over the world from Australia to America, giving talks on spiritual subjects in universities such as Princeton and Cambridge and companies such as Intel and Microsoft. See Chaitanya Charan’s talks across the world

He is the author of the world’s only Gita-daily feature, wherein he writes daily a 300-word inspirational reflection on a verse from the Bhagavad- Gita. Till now he has written over seventeen hundred Gita meditations that are posted on www.gitadaily.com and are read through daily feeds by thousands from all over the world. He also answers questions by seekers on his site www.thespiritualscientist.com, where his over three thousand five hundred audio answers and several hundred articles are available.

His articles have been published in many national newspapers including Indian Express, Economic Times and Times of India in the Speaking Tree column. His writings in English have been translated into several foreign languages including German, Chinese and Romanian and several Indian languages including Kannada, Telgu, Bengali, Hindi and Marathi.

He is a member of ISKCON’s leading intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council, and is the associate-editor of ISKCON’s global magazine, Back to Godhead.

He is the author of sixteen books:

ENERGY – Your Sutra for Positive Thinking

Science and Spirituality; The Spiritual Scientist series, volumes 1

Science and Spirituality; The Spiritual Scientist series, volumes 2

Recession – Adversity or Opportunity?

Why do we need a temple?

Frequently Unanswered Questions

Idol Worship or Ideal Worship?

The Gita for Daily Enrichment

Oh My God! Re-answering the Questions

My Little Bhakti Companion

Timeless Insights on Today’s Issues

10 Leadership Sutras from Bhagavad-gita  

GK for PK!

Prabhupada: The moments that made the movement

The Eye to see the I: 121 reflections on Bhagavad-gita

Belong: 121 reflections on Bhagavad-gita

To read a few of the author’s articles published in The Times of India and The Economic Times, please click on the links below:

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