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Swami Vivekananda Tells Stories
Swami Vivekananda Tells Stories

Swami Vivekananda Tells Stories

by Swami Vivekananda

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Language

English

Publisher

Advaita Ashram

ISBN

9788175053977 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 224

Binding

Paperback

Swami Vivekananda

Author: Swami Vivekananda
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Swami Atmashradhananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 224
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788175053977

Description

As readers of Swami Vivekananda’s works may recall , Swamiji was a wonderful storyteller. His talks and writings are interspersed with numerous anecdotes and illustrations. Some of these are well-known, while others are not, but they are all relevant and thought-provoking, revealing his profound knowledge of human nature-its potential and its limitations. This collection contains most of the stories from his nine-volume Complete Works published by us.

These stories were serialized from January 2005 to January 2010, under various titles, in The Vedanta Kesari, the English monthly published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. The idea of publishing them in this manner was well received and welcomed by one and all. Some were even surprised that Vivekananda had told so many stories. And as all these stories are in Swamiji’s own words, there is an additional charm value to them.

The 106 stories contained in this volume have been classified under 10 headings. Some are just a paragraph, while others go on for several pages, but all are sure to give readers fresh insights. The compilation and arrangement has been done by Swami Atmashraddhananda, the present editor of the Vedanta Kesari. Sri Mahendra C. Zinzuvadia has created the beautiful line drawings for the book, for which we are very grateful. When the world is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, we are sure this book will be widely read.

Contents

Contents
Publisher’s Note

SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Human Understanding
Two Approaches
Not a drop of Water
Where were these rishis?
Story of the Deluge
Until you Know God
Freedom-the Only Condition of Growth
‘I Want Religion’

VASANAS OR HABITS
The Bugle Sound
‘Thou art That’
Bondage of Nature
The Old Chinaman
The Story of Vilvamangala
Lingering Hope
Lion and Sheep
Fisherwomen in a Florist’s House

ATTACHMENT OR NON-ATTACHMENT
Non-attachment
True Contentment
From Gross to Subtle
Neither Good Nor Evil
Story of a Young sannyasin
‘Getting Nearer to the Lord’
The Story of Jada Bharat
Why We Disagree

MYRIAD FORMS OF LOVE
Love for God
‘It is also Yours’
Four Travellers
‘I cannot Trade in Love’
Be Pure and Love Everyone
The Highest Love
Nishtha Or Devotion to One Ideal
The Way of One-pointed Devotion
Courage To Be
Truth Will Be Out, Sooner Or Later
Guru Nanak’s Insight
Great Indian Women
Arise, Awake!
Thief and a Non-killer
Believe in Yourselves

HAPPINESS
Concept of Heaven
Solon and Croesus
What Joy Really Is
And This Is Maya
Our Predicament
Resolving Our Conflicts
Going Round and Round
The Mirage Wonderland
Two Birds
‘I am Discovered’

MIND AND CONCERTRATION
Intensity of Prayer
All Power is within
The Tartar Inside
The Noseless Saint
All Powers are in the Mind
Be Like a Pearl Oyster

FAITH AND SACRIFICE
Pratika Or Symbolism
A Case of Complete Self-sacrifice
The bell-Eared Demon (ghanta Karna)
Each is Great in His Own Place
Shraddha or Genuine Faith

WOMEN OF INDIA
Sita-Rama, the Ideal Couple
A Heroic Act
Raksha Bandhan
The Status of Women in the Vedas

ATTITUDE
Be Active First
We, Not the World, Get Straightened Out
Narada and Two Aspirants
Universal Brotherhood
Sin of Killing Cow
So He Has Also Followed Suit
Who Serves the Lord the Best
It is the Heart that Moves, Truly
Strength is the Test
Do Something Religious
We are Lions, not Sheep

SELF-REALIZATION
Satyakama’s Story
How Upakosala Got Knowledge
‘You Have Known the Truth’
Gods and Demons
A Fable About Buddha
Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi
The Story of Vedanta
The Story of Nachiketa
Nature is Like Ferris Wheel
We Are Like Silkworms
The Intense Desire To Be Free
‘Where Shall It Fall?’
Eat the Mangoes
The Passing Away of Buddha
Have You Seen God?
‘Whosoever Will Save His Life’
Buddha’s Counsel

MISCELLANEOUS
The Transformation
The Story of Ramayana
The Danger of Frauds
A Leader Leads by Example
Blind Men and Elephant
‘This is Fanaticism’
The Greatest Birth
Your Doctrine Of Heredity!
The Story of Mahabharata
Real Prayer is Unconditional
Judge Ye Not
A Calcutta Youth in Father-in-law’s House

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