Saturday, 20 April 2013

23rd January in Swami Vivekananda Life

23 january :

Subhasbabu says about Swami Vivekananda : “Swamiji harmonized the East and the West, religion and science, past and present. And that is why he is great. Our countrymen have gained unprecedented self-respect, self-reliance and self-assertion from his teachings.”
 
23 Jan 1896 : Swami Vivekananda's Letter to Alasinga Perumal :I would have no traitors, I tell you plainly, I would not be played upon by any rogue. No hypocrisy with me.... I give you very plain words indeed. I shall have one man only to follow me, but he must be true and faithful unto death. I do not care for success or no success. I am tired of this nonsense of preaching all over the world. .... I must keep my movement pure or I will have none.
 
23 Jan 1898 : Weekly meeting of the Ramakrishna Mission at Balaram Bose's house. Turiyananda, Yogananda, Premananda, M were there. Swami Vivekananda sang "Keep with loving care the darling Mother Shyâmâ in thy heart. . . ."
 
On Mukti he said : Shri Ramakrishna used to say that pure knowledge and pure Bhakti are one and the same. According to the doctrine of Bhakti, God is held to be "All-Love". According to the doctrine of Jnana also, He is realised by one everywhere. ... a Bhakta and a Jnani is in the preparatory stage — one sees God outside, and the other sees Him within.
 
23 Jan 1902 : Swami Vivekananda writes from Belur Math to Sister Christine : I am rather anxious in not hearing from you for weeks. I pray you are not ill, anyway. To Mother have I given you over. She protects Her own, ever and ever, I have no fear.



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