Tuesday 4 June 2013

16th May Swami Vivekananda Life

16 May: 
To Professor John Henry Wright

16th May, 1896:

Dear Adhyapakji,
Last mail brought the very very sad news of the blow that has fallen on you.

This is the world my brother this illusion of Maya the Lord alone is true. The forms are evanescent; but the spirit, being in the Lord and of the Lord, is immortal and omnipresent. All that we ever had are round us this minute, for the spirit can neither come nor go, it only changes its plane of manifestation.

You are strong and pure and so is Mrs. Wright, and I am sure that the Divine in you has arisen and thrown away the lie and delusion that there can be death for anyone.

"He who sees in this world of manifoldness that one support of everything, in the midst of a world of unconsciousness that one eternal consciousness, in this evanescent world that one eternal and unchangeable, unto him belongs eternal peace."

Your ever loving friend,

The letter was written on the death of his daughter, aged 16.

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