Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)

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  1. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

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    "Religion and religion alone is the life of India, and when that goes, India will die, in spite of
    politics, in spite of social reforms, in spite of Kubera's wealth poured upon the head of every one of her

    Narendra Nath Datta was born in Kolkata on January 12, 1863 into a middle-class family. He is perhaps, best identified with making
    the 1893 "World's Parliament of Religions" a memberable event where he unpreparedly represented India introducing Hindu
    thought to the west after roaming penniless in Chicago. This is only one of his achievements.

    From early age he was no ordinary boy, enjoying meditation during his childhood. He was a naturally born thinker. Growing
    up in British India he renounced superstitious worship and would debate and command sadhus, "Show me God". At
    age 18 Narendra was excitingly approached by Sri Ramakrishna after observing him and hearing him sing. He
    told this young man that he has come late and knows he is an incarnation of Narayan. Narendra looked at
    him with eerie suspision but later asked if he has seen God. Ramakrishna was the first to tell him that Yes, he has seen
    God, Narendra was surprised and was later showed God himself when Ramakrishna brushed his foot across the
    boy's forehead where then divinity flashed through his mind. From this time on Ramakrishna became his guru, and
    with time Narendra gained his respect to become his disciple.

    His dissenting questioning attitude lead him to
    his many contributions to Hindu Dharma. From many years as an unplanted monk and teacher through-out India he grew from a Brahmo Samajist duel Hindu to a whole Hindu who has experienced mankind's oneness with god.
  2. Babynology

    Babynology New Member

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience with us.

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