Friday, 10 November 2017

Web of Indian Life - 1

यतो धर्म: ततो जय:

Web of Indian Life - Introduction

Sister Nivedita - Margaret Elizabeth Noble a Lioness as Swami Vivekananda called her, dedicated her entire life for the service of this (Mother) Land. A European Lady - born and brought up in Irland- England, noted  there as an Educationist, a scholar comes to Bharat responding beaconing call of her Guru, becomes one with Bharat, serves her sons in many ways and eternally rests here in this very land.

The journey from Margaret to Nivedita was not the easy one. It was like carving out a beautiful statue out of a piece of marble stone. Swami Vivekananda was the sculptor and he carved Nivedita - the Dedicated. Margaret who was a proud English lady transformed herself into a proudest Bharatiya, fought for Bharatiya freedom struggle, inspired many revolutionaries, poets, scientists, historians to work for the cause of Bharat.

"Sister Nivedita's was a fiery spirit that knew no rest till her whole personality was spent for the cause of her dedication- Bharat. In the midst of her tireless efforts for the amelioration of Indian women, she found time to make a deep study of Indian Literature, philosophy, mythology and history. Combined with her comprehensive mind was a remarkable largeness of heart and deep insight of love. This helped her to interpret in an extraordinary manner Indian religion and thought, art and literature, custom and tradition." (Complete works of Sister Nivedita - Inside cover)

Web of Indian Life is a collection of essays written on Bharatiya way of life. This shows how deeply she has understood Bharat. The "Queen" newspaper on 24th August, 1904 writes beautifully about it, " ... if LOVE is the first qualification towards understanding the character of the people, Miss Noble was thoroughly qualified, for she writes of the East as a lover might write of his beloved, each intimacy, each familiarity..." (Complete works of Sister Nivedita - Preface -pg x)

Nivedita writes to Miss MacLeod about the book that, "You know that my book is out. I trust that you will really feel that it was written by Swami, I suppose it is. Early day yet to say whether or not it is a success.  Anyway  I hope, in Swami's name it will (1) end the Zenana Missionaries (2) clear up misconceptions about India (3) teach India to think truly about herself; this is the most important of the ends I hope for ; (4) to do a little to help earnest souls, to put themselves in the current of Swamiji's writings and teachings." (Complete works of Sister Nivedita - Preface -pg xii)

Here in this series we will see summaries of few articles from WEB OF INDIAN LIFE.

("Web of Life" will continue on every Friday)
Summarized by Pranjalididi, Life Worker & Rajasthan Prant Sangathak, VRMVK

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. . . Are you Strong? Do you feel Strength? — for I know it is truth alone that gives Strength. Strength is the medicine for the world's disease . . .
This is the great fact: "Strength is LIFE; Weakness is Death."
 
- Swami Vivekananda
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. . . Are you Strong? Do you feel Strength? — for I know it is truth alone that gives Strength. Strength is the medicine for the world's disease . . .
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- Swami Vivekananda
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. . . Are you Strong? Do you feel Strength? — for I know it is truth alone that gives Strength. Strength is the medicine for the world's disease . . .
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- Swami Vivekananda
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. . . Are you Strong? Do you feel Strength? — for I know it is truth alone that gives Strength. Strength is the medicine for the world's disease . . .
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- Swami Vivekananda
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- Swami Vivekananda
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