Friday 17 May 2013

3rd May Swami Vivekananda Life

3 May :
3 May 1893 : With Raja Ajit Singh of Khetri
3 May 1894 : Newspaper Reports: "Lecture by Swami Vivekananda" and "A Lecture on India and Reincarnation"
3 May 1898 : Visited the house in Calcutta of the Holy Mother. Sister Nivedita was also there.
Miss E Waldo's Notes on Swami Vivekananda's Jnana Yoga : Om Tat Sat! To know the Om is to know the secret of the universe. The object of Jnana - Yoga is the same as that of Bhakti and Raja Yogas, but the method is different. This is the Yoga for the strong, for those who are neither mystical nor devotional, but rational. As the Bhakti - Yogi works his way to complete oneness with the Supreme through love and devotion, so the Jnana - yogi forces his way to the realisation of God by the power of pure reason. He must be prepared to throw away all old idols, all old beliefs and superstitions, all desire for this world or another, and be determined only to find freedom. Without Jnana (knowledge) liberation cannot be ours. It consists in knowing what we really are, that we are beyond fear, beyond birth, beyond death. The highest good is the realisation of the Self.

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