Author: Prema NandakumarDavid Frawley/Several ContributorsPublisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of CultureYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 759ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789381325230
I cannot touch these sayings of his, scattered as they are through the pages of book at thirty years’ distance, without receiving a thrill through my body like an electric shock’-this galvanising impact of swami Vivekananda’s words on Romain Rolland ‘ at thirty years’ distance’(since swamiji’s appearance in Chicago’ parliament of religions’) holds equally true today as we find ourselves at a distance of 150 years since the birth of swami Vivekananda. Indeed, irrespective of clime and age , man cannot but be thrilled and inspired by the soul-stirring words of swamiji, for in all he did and said , Swamiji’s pre-eminent concern was man and his problems. Diverse as these problems were-social, economic, moral, intellectual and spiritual, Swamiji’s luminous mind probed each to its depth and the solutions that issued from his Buddha-heart unquestionably remain the pressing human issues.At humanity’s crossroads today, there cannot be a healthier exercise than to reflect on the profound message of this great prophet of humanity. During this significant year of 150th birth anniversary of Swamiji, this motivates us to bring out this current edition of articles on the various facets of Swamiji’s life under the title swami Vivekananda: New Perspectives.
ContentsPublisher’s Note Part 1Understanding Vivekananda• Swami Vivekananda :the personification of spirituality• The pendulum of the Purushottama’s personalityPart 2Swami Vivekananda in global perspective• Swami Vivekananda : inspirer of the 19th century• Religions of the world since Vivekananda: global harmony through dialoguePart 3Swami vivekananda’s legacy: a relook• The meaning and scop of Vivekananda studies• Swami Vivekananda and temple cultureThe Contributors