Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171200001
This volume is the first to give us words spoken by Swami Vivekananda in the intimacy of an inner circle, and taken down by Miss S E Waldo of New York.
All who had the blessings of personal contact with Swami Vivekananda are of one accord that those who knew him on the lecture platform only, had but a small measure of his true power and greatness. It was in familiar conversation with chosen friends and disciples that came his most brilliant flashes of illumination, his loftiest flights of eloquence, his utterances of profoundest wisdom.
Unfortunately, however, his printed words so far have shown us only Vivekananda, the lecturer; Vivekananda the friend, the teacher, the loving master was known only to the happy few. Glimpses of this side of the great spiritual genius are revealed to us in his published letter; but this volume is the first to give us words spoken by him in the intimacy of an inner circle. They were taken down by Miss S Waldo of New York, who from the early days of the Swami's American mission served him with unremitting devotion. It was to her that he dictated his translation and explanation of Pantanjli's aphorisms, published in his Raja Yoga.
CONTENTS: Introductory Narrative * The Master * Note * Inspired Talks * The Song of the Sannuyasin * Index