Swami Vivekananda Short Story

Swami Vivekananda Short Story

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Short Story of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Short Story
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         Swami Vivekananda's birth centenary was celebrated in India and abroad in 1963. He was born in a middle-class Bengali family.

Early in life he showed signs of an earnest seeker of truth. After graduating from Calcutta University he came under the influence of the great spiritual leader Paramhans Sri Ramkrishna.

He became a Sanyasi at a very young age. He was the ambassador of Indian culture to other lands.

         He represented Hinduism at the first Parliament of Religions held at Chicago in 1893.His handsome and charming personality, his saffron coloured or flame coloured robes of a Sanyasi, his mind and heart, his winning eloquence and the fine spirituality of his message had a basic effect on his American audiences.

As a result of his missionary work there are many temples and ashramas in America where the best Hindu thought known as Vedanta is studied.

As a result of his labours thousands of Americans have become alive to the glories of India and Indian thought. He paved the way for a succession of Indian Swamis and Sanyasi who are today carrying on his message in America.

He discovered India for the Americans culturally, as Columb us discovered America for the Europeans geographically. His work marks the dawn of the Indian renaissance.
Swami Vivekananda Short Story
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          His writings and speeches are marked by their directness of appeal to the human head and heart. They give us a sense of the divine.

He does not preach other worldliness but a right and spiritually refined worldliness. The earthly life could be changed from a curse to a blessing.

          A rich and fine nationalism and patriotism inspired his speeches and writings. He had unbounded love for humanity and for the masses whom he called the poor Narayans.

India's political awakening owes not a little to swami Vivekananda, though he never directly entered politics.In England we won the admiration and regard of Max Mueller and other great orientalists.

He died at the early age of thirty-nine having won worldwide renown and having awakened India to her great past and her great future destiny.