Thou brave one, be bold, take courage, be proud that thou art an Indian, and proudly proclaim, “I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother.” Say, “The ignorant Indian, the poor and destitute Indian, the Brahmin Indian, the Pariah Indian, is my brother.” Thou, too, clad with but a rag round thy loins proudlyContinue reading “Swami Vivekananda, Modern India”
The Swami’s intrepid patriotism gave a new colour to the national movement throughout India. More than any other single individual of that period Vivekananda had made his contribution to the new awakening of India. Even without being connected with the Congress, he largely shaped its policy and promoted its evolution. -Charles Freer Andrews
Dear friends, As I am supposed to be the spirit behind the much discussed and equally well abused resolution of the Working Committee of the Indian National Congress on independence, it has become necessary for me to explain my position. For I am not unknown to you. I have in America perhaps the largest numberContinue reading “Mahatma Gandhi, Letter To American Friends, August 3, 1942”
1. Paradox 2. Awakened India 3. Flowers for the Departed 4. Wave in the Ganges 5. Going Home 6. Woodsong 7. Rhapsody in Satchidananda 8. Why Weepest Thou My Child?
“Then only will India awake, when hundreds of large-hearted men and women, giving up all desires of enjoying the luxuries of life, will long and exert themselves to their utmost, for the well being of the millions of their countrymen.” —Swami Vivekananda
Remember, O God, thru’out the world this night those who struggle for better government and freer institutions…Help us to realize that our brothers are not simply those of our own blood and nation, but far more are they those who think as we do and strive toward the same ideals. So tonight in Persia andContinue reading “A Prayer for Dark Folk”