Wednesday, 24 April 2013

10th February in Swami Vivekananda Life

10 February:
 
10 Feb 1896 : Lectures in NY: "The higher knowledge and the higher love are One to the True Lover ", "The triangle of love" and "The God of love is His Own Proof "....To love because it is the nature of love to love is undeniably the highest and the most unselfish manifestation of love that may be seen in the world. Such love, working itself out on the plane of spirituality, necessarily leads to the attainment of Para-Bhakti.....We may represent love as a triangle, ....The first angle of our triangle of love is that love knows no bargaining....The second angle of the triangle of love is that love knows no fear. ....The third angle of the love-triangle is that love knows no rival, for in it is always embodied the lover's highest ideal...."I will give You my all, and I do not want anything from You; indeed there is nothing that I can call my own." When a man has acquired this conviction, his ideal becomes one of perfect love, one of perfect fearlessness of love. ...
 
Letter to Mary Hale : I am a born idealist, can only live in a world of dreams; the very touch of fact disturbs my visions arid makes me unhappy. Thy, will be done!...The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.
 
10 Feb 1897 : Swami Vivekananda visits Social Reform Association in Madras