Author: Romain RollandPublisher: Advaita AshramYear: 1997Language: EnglishPages: 382ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185301018
In this volume, Romain Rolland, the great French savant and one of the finest examples of gallic grace in intellectual culture presents a fascinating and graphic account of Swami Vivekanda's life and message. About his teachings he says: Vivekananda's words are great music, phrases in the style of Beethoven, stirring rhythms like the march of Handel choruses. I cannot touch these sayings of his, scattered as they are through the pages of books at thirty years' distance, without receiving a thrill through my body like an electric shock. And what shocks, what transports must have been produced when in burning words they issued from the lips of the hero.