Bhagat singh narrated how Ramtirtha often wept while seeing the setting sun in America :" Now you are rising in my beloved country. Drop my tears like dew drops over the beautiful waterfed field of India."
Bhagat singh also praised Swami Vivekananda from Bengal. He felt proud that both men earned fame for propagating the glory of Indian metaphysics abroad. He woefully noted that Vivekananda's mission become a permanent institute in Bengal.
Hem Chandra said: It was Swamiji who first exposed the mean, insidious plot of the British to destroy India politically, morally,culturally and intellectually, so that Indians would remain slaves forever. Hence, you’ll find in my article this comment that Swamiji served the nation more as a National Patriot of the first order rather than as a Religious Awakener, as a Prophet of militant nationalism. India’s slavery agitated him profoundly. This agony burst forth in his speeches with a dazzling flame of fire. His speeches electrified the whole nation and his complete works served as a continuous stream of inspiration to the whole of India, particularly to the Revolutionaries of Bengal. In fact, every freedom fighter, derived strength and inspiration from the Bhagavad-Gita and the speeches and writings of Swami Vivekananda. In our youthful years, these were our constant companions. Whenever the British Police searched the homes of the Revolutionaries, invariably they found copies of Swamiji’s speeches, his letters, and the Gita. The Police were thus convinced of the close association of Swamiji with the Indian freedom struggle.
Swami Purnatmananda: Your last statement during our previous interview profoundly impressed me.
Hem Chandra: What had I said, can you tell me?
Swami Purnatmananda: You had said - I had the good fortune to see Swamiji in flesh and blood. I have never seen anyone else who can stand on an equality with Swamiji. I could not even bow my head or touch Gandhi ji’s feet after touching the feet of Swamiji.
(I am India)
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