Thursday 21 March 2013

10th January in Swami Vivekananda Life

10 January
10 Jan 1895 : In Lincoln Evening News under the title 'The Listener' it appeared - Swami Vivekananda, the Brahman high priest now living in this country can trace his family record for more than 20 centuries.... Very interesting, isn't it? ...
Tell now, what exactly it means?
10 Jan 1896 : Swamiji in NY -Morning Lecture 'Freedom' Evening - 'The Ideal of Karma Yoga'
In 'Freedom' he says : What is Karma-Yoga? The knowledge of the secret of work. We see that the whole universe is working. For what? For salvation, for liberty; from the atom to the highest being, working for the one end, liberty for the mind, for the body, for the spirit. All things are always trying to get freedom, flying away from bondage. The sun, the moon, the earth, the planets, all are trying to fly away from bondage. The centrifugal and the centripetal forces of nature are indeed typical of our universe. Instead of being knocked about in this universe, and after long delay and thrashing, getting to know things as they are, we learn from Karma-Yoga the secret of work, the method of work, the organising power of work.

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