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Author: Swami Satprakashananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788175053472
In Swami Vivekananda the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and organizer of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, the universal spirit has found a loving, dynamic, and all-encompassing expression which is rarely to be found elsewhere.
In his scheme of life there is no inherent conflict between faith and reason, between poetry and philosophy, between action and meditation, between social and monastic ideals.
Swami Vivekananda interpreted the fundamental spiritual truths in modern terms, so as to enlighten mankind on the age-old problems of human evidence. He built a bridge between the ancient and the modern, between the East and the West.
In so doing he has fulfilled the vital need of the present-day for a universal message and a comprehensive view of life. Swami Satprakashananda, who in his early age had the blessed privilege of seeing Swami Vivekananda during the Swamiji’s short visit to Dacca, East Bengal, India, writes of Vivekananda’s Message with clarity and perception in this collections of essays.
From the book:
Swami Vivekananda’s special contribution to the present age is the deliverance of a universal message conducive to man’s moral and spiritual upliftment throughout the world and to the harmonious living of all human being irrespective of differences of color, creed, sex, age, social rank, cultural standard, political outlook, and so forth.
The Swami’s personal experience of East and West, his penetrating insightr, his erudition, life, and, above all, his realization of the ultimate one, the truth of truths beyond all diversities, made him specially qualified for the Divine Commission – The reconstruction of humanity on the spiritual foundation. No doubt, there will be warm response from all who are ready for the message.
Frontispiece – Empress of India
1. Introduction: The Unification of the World – How?
2. The Buddha, Shri Shankaracharya, and Swami Vivekananda
3. The Ramakrishna – Vivekananda Vedanta Movement
4. Swami Vivekananda’s Universality
5. A Classified Survey of Swami Vivekananda’s Message
6. Swami Vivekananda’s Brother-Disciple Swami Brahmananda as a Spiritual Teacher
Appendix A – The Buddhist Scriptures
Appendix B – The Vedic Scriptures
Appendix C – Folk Festivals in India
Appendix D – The Origin and the Restoration
of The Handwritten Manuscript
of Swami Vivekananda’s “Song
of the Sannyasin”
Appendix E – How a king become a Saint
Bibliography I – English Works Quoted from and Consulted in the Book
Bibliography II – Sanskrit and Pali Works Quoted from and Referred to in this Book
End piece – Empress of India