Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Letter to Sister Nivedita

वीरेश्वराय विद्महे विवेकानन्दाय धीमहि । तन्नो वीर: प्रचोदयात् ।

Dear Nivedita,
 

All blessings on you. Don't despond in the least. Shri wah Guru! Shri wah Guru!  You come of the blood of a Kshatriya. Our yellow garb is the robe of death on the field of battle. Death for the cause is our goal, not success. Shri wah Guru! 

Black and thick are the folds of sinister fate. But I am the master. I raise my hand, and lo, they vanish! All this is nonsense. And fear? I am the Fear of fear, the Terror of terror, I am the fearless secondless One, I am the Rule of destiny, the Wiper - out of fact. Shri wah Guru!  Steady, child, don't be bought by gold or anything else, and we win!
 
     Vivekananda
 57, Ramkanta Bose's Street
  Baghbazar, Calcutta