Thursday, 15 October 2015

Why Vivekananda?

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji tells us how the organisation is named after Swami Vivekananda.  He says :
Often we meet people who have strong views about something. Some of them become fanatics. "We have a cause," they say. But we must not deal with such persons in a fanatic way or with an extremist attitude. Our Kendra is named after Vivekananda, for whom all have respect in their hearts. But still people try to interpret our activities as a cult. It is their mistake.

We have accepted the name of Vivekananda for two reasons.

Firstly, on the occasion of the birth-centenary of this noble patriot of our Motherland, we have erected the Rock Memorial and this Kendra is just the second phase of the same activity.

Secondly, Vivekananda's name stands for universality which transcends all parochialism. His mission is as expansive as the sky. His words of wisdom still ring in our ears though more than hundred years have rolled by. He attempted to unify and to utilize the spiritual forces of the monk order. We aspire to make the Kendra as the meeting place for all the multifarious spiritual forces in the country for the cause of the nation.