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The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda  (Set of 9 Volumes)
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda (Set of 9 Volumes)

The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda (Set of 9 Volumes)

by Swami Vimalananda

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English

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Advaita Ashram

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8185301751 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 4972

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Author: Swami Vimalananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 4972
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185301751

Description

VOLUME 1

The year 1988 happens to be the 125th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, as he was born on 12 January 1863. His life's mission was to propagate the lofty teaching of the Vedanta, in the light of the realizations of his Master, Sri Ramakrishna, throughout the world, and to regenerate his Motherland in tune with her ancient tradition and inherent genius. Towards this end, he bent all his energies and passed away before he was forty.

His Complete Works contain his speeches and writings, as well as numerous epistles written to his brother-disciples, disciples, admirers, and friends. There are his conversations and dialogues with his disciples and intimate associates. In sending forth these volumes at a cheaper price, it is our earnest prayer that the Youth the world over may take advantage of this (Swamiji's) fountain of wisdom of spirit and fire, imbibe even in a small measure his immortal message of the Vedanta, and capture even to a small degree his intense love for the Motherland, which was to him the queen of his adoration.

VOLUME 2

The section Reports in American Newspapers, added newly, is from Swami Vivekananda in America: New Discoveries copyrighted by the Vedanta society of Northern California, San Francisco, U S A. The Index, introduced in the eighth edition, is revised to include the new references.

One of the greatest lesson I have learnt in my life is to pay as much attention to the means of work as to its end. He was a great man from whom I learnt it, and his own life was practical demonstration of this great principle. I have been always leaning great lessons from that one principle, and it appears to me that all the secret of success is there; to pay as much attention to the mans as to the end.

Our great defect in life is that we are so much drawn to the ideal, the goal is so much more enchanting, so much more alluring, so much bigger in our mental horizon, that we lose sight of the details altogether.

VOLUME 3

In this edition, Buddhistic India, a lecture hitherto unpublished in this series, is included. The Index has been revised to include new references.

In this edition are added some reports about Swami Vivekananda and his speeches appearing in the American press of those days. These were published in 1958 in our book, Swami Vivekananda in America: New Discoveries, copyrighted by the Vedanta society f Northern California, San Francisco, U S A. The reports are reproduced without any change of spelling or correction of factual mistakes, which are obvious, though footnotes are often added for helping the readers. The headings are mostly ours, and some explanatory words are inserted in the texts within square brackets. The Index which was added in the last printing has been revised accordingly.

VOLUME 4

The best definition given of Bhakti-Yoga is perhaps embodied in the verse: May that love undying which the non-discriminating have for the fleeting objects of the senses never leave this heart of mine-of me who seek after Thee! We see what a strong love men, who do not know any better, have for sense-objects, for money, dress, their wives, children, friends, and possessions. What a tremendous clinging they have to all these thing! So in the above prayer the sage says, I will have that attachment, that tremendous clinging, only to Thee. This love, when given to god, is called Bhakti.

VOLUME 5

In this edition the book has undergone thorough revision and as in other volumes an Index is added to help easy reference. Many of the epistles have been printed in full instead of the excerpts of the previous editions. The section Questions and Answers has been enlarged with corresponding matter form the seventh and eighth volumes, and the section sayings and Utterances ahs been similarly supplemented from the sixth volume.

VOLUME 6

In this edition the volume has undergone thorough revision. The three lectures, worshipper and worshipped, formal Worship, and Divine Love and reproduced from Vedanta and the West with the kind permission of the Vedanta Society of Southern California by whom is reserved the copyright for America.

VOLUME 7

The Index to the Complete works is in the Press, and will soon come out as a separate booklet. It is not appended to this book, with a view to benefit the holders of the other volumes, as well as to give facility for its frequent reprints necessitated by different paginations unavoidable in each subsequent edition of the several volumes. The proposed Glossary has been left out as unnecessary, since nearly every Indian word has been given its equivalent in its proper place.

VOLUME 8

Since the time the Seventh Volume of the Complete Works of the Swami Vivekananda was published, we have been able to gather much fresh matter unpublished before either in book form or in this series. Most of this matter was secure through the help of the several devoted admirers of the Swami in America and Europe, and the Section on Notes of class Talks and Lectures as well as many of the epistles belong to this category. We are also indebted to The Ramakrishna Math, Baghbazar, Calcutta, and The Ramakrishna Math, Madras for permission to include some matter from their publications in this Volume.


VOLUME – 9

Forty-five years have elapsed asince

In these volumes, we have what is not only a gospel to the world at large, but also, to its own children, the Charter of the Hindu Faith. What Hinduism needed, amidst the general disintegration of the modern era, was a rock where she could lie at anchor, an authoritative utterance in which she might recognize herself. What the world had needed was a faith that had no fear or truth. Both these are found in the words and writings of Swami Vivekananda.

For the first time in history Hinduism itself forms here the subject of generalization of a Hindu mind of the highest order. For ages to come the Hindu man who would teach her children, what was the faith of their ancestors will turn to the pages of these books for assurance and light. Long after the English language has disappeared from India, through that language, to the world, will remain and bear its fruit in East and West alike. -- Sister Nivedita

Forty-five years have elapsed since the Eighth Volume of the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda appeared for the first time speeches and writings of Swami Vivekananda which came to light after the publication of the Eighth Volume in 1951were accommodated in some of the earlier Volumes.

But more material continued to be discovered; most of it was published in the monumental works of Marie Louise Burke and Prof. Shankari Prasad Basu and in the monthly journal Prabuddha Bharata. The rest of the material was preserved in different archives in India and America. The need for bringing together all the new matter in a separate Volume has been felt for a long time. It is with the idea of fulfilling this need that the Ninth Volume of the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda is now being brought out.

Contents

VOLUME 1
Introduction

Addresses at the Parliament of Religions
Karma-Yoga
Raja-Yoga
Lectures and Discourses

Index

VOLUME 2
Work and Its Secret
The Powers of the Mind
Hints on Practical Spirituality
Bhakti or Devotion
Jnana-Yoga
Practical Vedanta and Other Lectures
Reports in American Newspapers

Index

VOLUME 3
Lectures and Discourses
Bhakti-Yoga
Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion
Lectures from Colombo to Almora
Reports in American Newspapers
Buddhistic India

Index

VOLUME 4
Addresses on Bhakti-Yoga
Lectures and Discourses
Writings: Prose and Poems Prose
Poems
Translation of Writings: Prose & Poems Prose
Poems

Index

VOLUME 5
Epistles-First Series
Interviews
Notes from Lectures and Discourses
Questions and Answers
Conversations and Dialogues
Saying and Utterances
Writings: Prose and Poems

Index

VOLUME 6

Lectures and Discourses
Notes of Class Talks and Lectures
Writings: Prose and Poems
Epistles-(Second Series)
Conversations and Dialogues

Index

VOLUME 7
Inspired Talks
Conversations and Dialogues
Translation of Writings
Notes of Class Talks and Lectures
Epistles

Index

VOLUME 8
Lectures and Discourses
Writings: Prose and Poems
Prose
Poems
Notes of Class Talks and Lectures
Sayings and Utterances
Epistles

Index

VOLUME 9

Preface

Acknowledgment and Abbreviation
LETTERS (FIFTH SERIES)
LECTURES AND DISCOURSES
The women of India
The First Step towards Jnana
Bhakti-Yoga
The Mundaka Upanishad
History of the Aryan Race

NOTES OF LECTURES AND CLASSES
The Religion of India
Christ’s Message to the world
Mohammed’s Message to the world
Class lessons in Meditation
The Gita
The Gita – I
The Gita – III
Gita Class
Remarks from Various Lectures

WRITINGS: PROSE AND POEMS
(Original and Translated)
The Ether
Notes
Lecture Notes
Macrocosm and Microcosm
Footnotes to the Imitation of Christ
The Plague Manifesto
One Circle More
Facsimile of one Circle More
An Untitled Poem on Shri Ramakrishna
An Unfinished Poem
Bhartrihari’s Verses on Renunciation

CONVERSATIONS AND INTERVIEWS
EXCERPTS FROM SISTER NIVEDITA”S BOOK:
Notes of Some Wanderings with the Swami Vivekananda
Contents
Foreword
Chapter I: The House on the Ganges
Chapter II: At Nainital and Almora
Chapter III: Morning Talks at Almora
Chapter IV: On the way to Kathgodam
Chapter V: On the way to Baramulla
Chapter VI: The Vale of Kashmir
Chapter VII: Life at Srinagar
Chapter VIII: The Temple of Pandrenthan
Chapter IX: Walks and Talks beside the Jhelum
Chapter X: The Shrine of Amarnath
Chapter XI: At Srinagar on the Return Journey
Chapter XII: The Camp under the Chennaars
Concluding words of the Editor

SAYINGS AND UTTERANCES
NEWSPAPER REPORTS
Part I: American Newspaper Reports
Part II: European Newspaper Reports
Part III: Indian Newspaper Reports

APPENDIX I: Chronological, Index
To Swami Vivekananda’s Letters (Complete Works, I-IX)
APPENDIS II: Addressee Index
To Swami Vivekananda’s Letters (Complete Works, I-IX)
APPENDIX III: Source Index
To Swami Vivekananda’s Letters (Complete Works, IX)

Glossary
Index

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