All you should understand about Swami Vivekananda, the saint who introduced Hinduism to the world
The whole country is commemorating January 12 as the National Youth Day or Yuva Diwas. This day marks the 158 th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the revolutionary who changed the way the world takes a look at India.
Born in 1863 in a Bengali family as Narendra Natha Datta, Vivekananda was an intelligent child standing out in athletics, research studies, and music. During his youth, he was an atheist. He met Swami Ramakrishna who resided in Dakineshwar near Kolkata and became his chief disciple where his spiritual journey started.
After Ramakrishna’s demise, Vivekananda took Sanyasa and embarked on a journey across India. During his travel, he was surprised to see the sight of hardship that was dominating in the masses, to eradicate poverty he began the Ramakrishna structure which aimed at religious, economic, and monetary upliftment.
His name is taped in history as the greatest scholar who believed in the service of mankind as his supreme religion.
It was the year 1893 which became annus mirabilis, Swami Vivekanandan made international headlines for his proficient speech in Chicago where he provided his master’s message to the world. His speech made him a standing ovation worldwide’s parliament. he presented the Indian approach of Vedanta and yoga to the western world.
Here’s an excerpt from the speech
Sisters and Brothers of America,
It fills my heart with pleasure unspeakable to increase in action to the warm and cordial welcome which you have offered us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks on the planet; I thank you in the name of the mom of religious beliefs, and I thank you in the name of millions and countless Hindu individuals of all classes and sects. My thanks, likewise, to some of the speakers on this platform who, describing the delegates from the Orient, have actually informed you that these guys from far-off countries might well claim the honor of bearing to various lands the idea of toleration. I am happy to belong to a faith that has actually taught the world both tolerance and universal approval.
His speech was well gotten by the westerners and triggered him to invest his next three and a half years in USA and UK spreading his master’s message of Vedanta.
After returning to India in 1897 Vivekananda offered a series of speeches which upsurged a movement of spiritual and spiritual awareness. Later the same year he started the Ramakrishna objective which offered various kinds of social service including running healthcare facilities, schools, colleges, rural advancement centers, and hostels and likewise does relief work.
Swami Vivekananda believed that through education, the genuine qualities concealed inside a person could be drawn out. But today, a temple of education has actually been trespassed upon by the ‘Tukde-Tukde gang’. If only these trainees comprehended the real meaning of education, they wouldn’t have actually raised mottos opposing the unveiling of Swami Vivekananda’s statue.
The best accomplishment of Swami Vivekananda’s life is that he made the world feel the power of India.
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