His aim was to awaken the masses by reviving Vedic religion, and to clean it of the dross and impurity that had clung to it for so many centuries. His father, Viswanath Datta, was a brilliant lawyer.
He was rarely absent from social parties. During these years of great struggle, his sheet anchor was his Guru, Sri Ramakrishna. Here Swamiji established a new, universal pattern of monastic life which adapts ancient monastic ideals to the conditions of modern life, which gives equal importance to personal illumination and social service, and which is open to all men without any distinction of religion, race or caste.
In the small hours of 16 August Sri Ramakrishna gave up his mortal body. Nine years of a national and international career were all that were left for him; yet, how filled with glorious work those nine years were!
For this they needed a life-giving, inspiring message. Swamiji found this message in the principle of the Atman, the doctrine of the potential divinity of the soul, taught in Vedanta, the ancient system of religious philosophy of India.
His ideology of Hinduism depicted that having narrow attitudes can never bring about a change in the society and religious universalism will only be a distant dream.
Another reason which prompted Swamiji to go to America was to seek financial help for his project of uplifting the masses. After delivering many lectures there, he returned to Belur Math in December His health deteriorated and the end came quietly on the night of 4 July After the Parliament he began to receive the homage and hospitality of all America.
As he sang, he sent thrill after thrill through Sri Ramakrishna until the saint fell into a state of ecstasy. It had lived there for a long time. He instantly became very popular in America. Swamiji had many Indian disciples also, some of whom joined Ramakrishna Math and became sannyasins. Seven years of travelling in India had broadened his outlook on life.
He preached the gospel of unity of faiths and scattered the seeds of purity, knowledge and faith. The reality is way too different from what we have interpreted religion as: One day he distributed ochre robes among them and sent them out to beg food. He never succumbed to despair, for he knew that India was capable of expansion and growth.
For this they should be taught improved methods of agriculture, village industries, etc. Well, one day another frog that lived in the sea came and fell into the well. He lectured at all the important centres. He gave specific instructions to Narendra about the formation of the new monastic Order.
This illustrious patriot-saint of modern India was born in Calcutta on 12 January, I shall inspire men everywhere until the whole world shall know that it is one with God.Swami Vivekananda, the great spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power, realized that a country’s future depends on its people.
So he mainly stressed on man, “man-making is my mission”, that’s how he described his teaching. Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as Narendranath Datta, was born in an affluent family in Kolkata on 12 January His father, Vishwanath Da tta, was a successful attorney with interests in a wide range of subjects, and his mother, Bhuvaneshwari Devi, was endowed with deep devotion, strong character and other.
Swami Vivekananda born on 12 Januaryborn as Narendranath Datta. He is the founder of Ramakrishna Mission. Vivekananda believed that a country’s future depends on its people, and his teachings focused on human development.
Born in a noble Bengali family, Vivekananda espoused the path of spirituality early in life. Right from a young age, he was fascinated by ascetics and took to practicing meditation.
However, life wouldn’t have been the same for this spiritual genius had he not met his mentor and guide – Sri Ramakrishna. A spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power, Vivekananda crammed immense labor and achievement into his short life, This illustrious patriot-saint of modern India was born in Calcutta on 12 January, He was named Narendra.
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