Tuesday, 30 April 2013

26th February in Swami Vivekananda Life


26 February :
 
Oakland Tribune 'Vedantism and what it is and what it is not' - Newspaper report : Lecture of Swami Vivekananda on the Religion of the Hindoos ...It is the Only Creed, He Says, that Can Be Taught Without Lies and Without Compromise.. The Hindoo believes he is a spirit. Him the sword cannot pierce, him the fire cannot burn, him the water cannot melt, him the air cannot dry. He believes every soul is a circle whose circumference is nowhere, but whose center is located in a body. Death means the change of this center from body to body. We are the children of God. Matter is our servant..... The great cornerstone of Vedantism is the recognition of Self. Man, have faith in yourself. The soul is the same in every one. It is all purity and perfection and the more pure and perfect we [you] are the more purity and perfection you will see..... Vedantism is the only religion that can be taught without lies, without stretching the texts, without compromise.