Swami Vivekananda, INDIA’S GIFT TO THE WORLD

(Brooklyn Standard Union, February 27, 1895) Swami Vivekananda, the Hindoo monk, delivered a lecture Monday night under the auspices of the Brooklyn Ethical Association before a fairly large audience at the hall of the Long Island Historical Society, corner Pierrepont and Clinton streets. His subject was “India’s Gift to the World”.  He spoke of theContinue reading “Swami Vivekananda, INDIA’S GIFT TO THE WORLD”

Swami Vivekananda, Letter to Mary Hale, 30th October, 1899

To Miss Mary HaleRIDGELY MANOR, 30th October, 1899. MY DEAR OPTIMIST, I received your letter and am thankful that something has come to force optimistic laissez faire into action. Your questions have tapped the very source of pessimism, however. British rule in modern India has only one redeeming feature, though unconscious; it has brought IndiaContinue reading “Swami Vivekananda, Letter to Mary Hale, 30th October, 1899”

V.I Lenin, The Awakening of Asia

Was it so long ago that China was considered typical of the lands that had been standing still for centuries? Today China is a land of seething political activity, the scene of a virile social movement and of a democratic upsurge. Following the 1905 movement in Russia, the democratic revolution spread to the whole of Asia—toContinue reading “V.I Lenin, The Awakening of Asia”

Excerpt: Bhagini Nivedita, The Master As I Saw Him

The summer of 1898 stands out in my”memory as a series of pictures, painted likeold altar-pieces, against a golden back-ground of religious ardour and simplicity,and all alike glorified by the presence of one who, to us in his immediate circle, formedtheir central point. We were a party of fourWestern women, one of whom was Mrs,OleContinue reading “Excerpt: Bhagini Nivedita, The Master As I Saw Him”

ART AND CAREER FOR YOUNG INDIA, PRABUDDHA BHARATA, Feb 1933

Notes and Correspondences Man does not live by bread alone. When the physical and material wants are satisfied, the human soul aspires for more refined and sublime expressions in the forms of art, poetry, music, and spiritual contemplation. The excellence in art attained by any people is a sure indication of the high level ofContinue reading “ART AND CAREER FOR YOUNG INDIA, PRABUDDHA BHARATA, Feb 1933”