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Vivekananda - Reader

by M Sivaramkrishna

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English

Publisher

Advaita Ashram

ISBN

9788175053649 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 360

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Paperback

M Sivaramkrishna

Author: M Sivaramkrishna
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Swami Narasimhananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 360
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788175053649

Description

This book consists of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings which provide a perennial source of inspiration to youths to attain success in life by overcoming problems and difficulties, to lead a moral and spiritual life, and to make one’s meaningful by rendering service to fellowmen, especially the poor and the sick.

This was the Exquisite and highly comprehensive response from Harriet Monroe, editor of Poetry journal. It points to a timeless moment in which an effortless blending of flawless language, infinite power of thought, and depth of emotion made it a monument of enduring, far-ranging significance. Behind that eloquence was the experience which made the words flaming, fiery carriers of touch.

When Vivekananda (1863-1902) addressed the vast variegated gathering at the Parliament of Religions, Chicago in 1893, as ‘Sister and Brother’s and the audience rose to its feet with a thunderous applause, obviously the words transcended the communicative dimension and transformed themselves into modes of irresistible communion. Yes, ‘we are all sisters and brothers!’ and the submerged layers of innate oneness surfaced unmistakably. The impact is perennial.

This Reader is designed to embody these concerns. Quite a few Vivekananda Readers exist. But the present one appears, obviously, in a global ethos, exposed to and affected by economic uncertainties, rampant consumerism, hedonistic ideologies, ethical conundrums in contexts of affluence on one side and intolerable poverty on the other, above all, strident political ideologies of varied hues.

Alongside visible empowerment of women and youth, and the IT revolution have shrunk the globe. But, though it is common notion that the world has shrunk into a neighborhood, it does not seem to have broadened into a brotherhood. In empowering women Swami Vivekananda saw in the Holy Mother’s life and work a radiant embodiment of Shakti and a unique blend of familial duties and spiritual ministration. We find the philosophy taking the form of the Ramakrishna Sarada Mission in both India and the west nurturing a remarkable number of women saints whom scholars call ‘daughters of the goddess’.

Contents

Contents

1 Publisher's Note
2 Abbreviations
3 Introduction

SECTION 1: ROOTS
4 My Master
5 The Holy Mother
6 Vivekananda on Himself

SECTION 2: WORD PROPHETS
7 The Great Teachers of the World
8 The Sages of India
9 Buddha
10 Christ, the Messenger
11 Mohammed
12 Krishna

SECTION 3: EPICS AND OTHER NARRATIVES
13 The Ramayana
14 The Mahabharata
15 The Lion and the Sheep
16 Jadabharata
17 Boy Gopala

SECTION 4: AS MANY FAITHS SO MANY PATHS
18 Addresses at the World Parliament of Religions
19 God in Everything
20 The Way to the Realization of a Universal Religion
21 The Methods and Purpose of Religion
22 Religion and Science
23 Hints on Practical Spirituality
24 Unity in Diversity
25 Steps of Hindu Philosophic Thought
26 Thoughts on the Vedas and Upanishads
27 The Claims of Vedanata on the Modern World
28 The Power of the Mind
29 Human Representations of the Divine Ideal of Love
30 Ethical Principles and Practical Life
31 The Essential Moral Virtues
32 Some Moral Precepts and Exhortations to our Youth
33 The Fourfold Interrelated Models

SECTION 5: DYNAMIC INDIA
34 First Public Lecture in the East
35 Modern India: Problems and Solutions
36 My Plan of Campaign
37 The Future of India
38 National Integration

SECTION 6: WOMAN POWER
39 Ideals of Womanhood
40 The Woman of India

SECTION 7: EDUCATION, CULTURE AND ART
41 Present Education
42 Technical Education
43 The Education That India Needs
44 Philosophy of Education
45 Higher Education
46 Character Building
47 The True Teacher
48 Society and Education
49 Art
50 Language

SECTION 8: INTERVIEWS
51 On Indian Women

SECTION 9: POEMS
52 The Hymn of Creation
53 Kali the Mother
54 The Living God
55 The Song of the Sannyasin
56 To the Awakened India
57 To a Friend
58 Bhartrihari's Verses on Renunciation

SECTION 10: CONVERSATIONS
59 Need for Self-Reliance

SECTION 11: LETTER
60 Letter to Maharaja of Mysore
61 Letter to Mary Hale
62 For Further Reading
63 Index

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