It is my wish — my intense, sincere wish — to be even of the least service to the world, and above all to my own country and countrymen. -Vivekananda
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
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
Modern civilisation as represented by the West of today, in my opinion, has given Matter a place which by right belongs to Spirit. It has therefore put violence upon the throne of triumph and held under bondage Truth and Innocence. It is this error which enfeebled India is trying to fight, and I have noContinue reading “Gandhiji, The Perils of Modern Civilization”