SWAMI VIVEKANANDA-TRIBUTES

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A LOVING OFFERING AT HIS HOLY FEET BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: 2013 -14 SWAMI VIVEKANANDA 150 TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: 2010-14

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SWAMI VIVEKANANDA TRIBUTES TO

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SRI RAMAKRISHNA said about Swamiji (swami vivekananda ) : (1)“OH what power of insight he has! It is like the shoreless sea of radiant knowledge! The Mother, Mahamaya Herself, cannot approach within less than ten feet of him !” (2) "He has eighteen extraordinary POWERS, one or two of which are sufficient to MAKE a man famous IN the world."

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SRI SARADA DEVI SAID ABOUT SWAMIJI: “ If Sri Thakur [SRI RAMAKRISHNA] were there , did he not make him sit near him ? he would have Kept him on his lap. Naren was his crest-jewel.”

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SWAMI BRAHMANANDA [A BROTHER-DISCIPLE]: “THROUGH SWAMIJI THE WORLD HAS COME TO KNOW SRI RAMAKRISHNA. BUT FOR HIM, VERY FEW COULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD OUR MASTER’S GENIOUS.”

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SWAMI SHIVANANDA [A BROTHER-DISCIPLE]: “AS FOR SWAMIJI, HE WAS OUR CREST - JEWEL…. HOW CAN YOU EVER UNDERSTAND WHAT SWAMIJI IS? SWAMIJI IS A SEER WITH A DISTANT VISION. HE KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IN NEAR FUTURE…. THE MORE WE DISCUSS HIS WORDS AND TRY TO PRACTISE THEM IN LIFE, THE BETTER FOR FOR US.”

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SWAMI SARADANANDA [A BROTHER-DISCIPLE]: “NO ONE CAN UNDERSTAND THE MASTER (SRI RAMAKRISHNA) PROPERLY WHO DEVIATES FROM THE INTERPRATAION OFFERED BY SWAMIJI…. WE COULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD VERY LITTLE OF THE MASTER UNLESS SWAMIJI OPENED OUR EYES.”

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“SWAMI VIEKANANDA WAS ONE OF THOSE GREAT COMETS WHO APPEARED IN THE SPIRIRTUAL FIRMAMENT, ONCE PERHAPS AFTER SEVERAL CENTURIES …. AS A MAN HIS CHARACTER WAS PURE AND SPOTLESS; AS A PHILOSOPHER, HE WAS THE GREATEAST OF ALL EASTERN AND WESTERN PHILOSOPHERS. IN HIM I FOUND THE IDEAL OF KARMA -YOGA, BHAKTI –YOGA, RAJA-YOGA, JNANA-YOGA; HE WAS LIKE LIVING EXAMPLE OF VEDANTA IN ALL ITS DIFFERENT BRANCHES.” -SWAMI ABHEDANANDA [A BROTHER-DISCIPLE] BHAKTI YOGA JNANA YOGA RAJA YOGA KARMA YOGA FOUR YOGAS

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SWAMI TURIYANANDA [A BROTHER-DISCIPLE]: “HIS (SWAMI VIVEKANANDA) WORDS ARE WONDERFUL AND SO WERE HIS ACTIONS….I NEVER CAME ACROSS ANY OTHER GENIOUS LIKE HIM. HIS FORESIGHT WAS ALL COMPREHENSIVE. HIS IDEAS AND HIS EXPRESSIONS WOULD LIFT ONE UP TO A VERY HIGH PLANE.”

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“SRI RAMAKRISHNA AND SWAMIJI ARE THE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN. AMONG US (THE DISCIPLES OF SRI RAMA- KRISHNA), SWAMIJI ALONE TRULY UNDERSTOOD THE MASTER…. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND THE MASTER WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING SWAMIJI.” -SWAMI PREMANANDA [ A BROTHER-DISCIPLE]

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Sister Nivedita [A DISCIPLE]: “It is this which adds its crowning significance to our Master's (SWAMIJI) life, for here he becomes the meeting - point , not only of East and West, but also of past and future . ...To him, there is no difference between service of man and worship of God, between manliness and faith, between the true righteousness and spirituality.”

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Mahatma Gandhi: “My homage and respect to the very revered memory of Swami Vivekananda . After having gone through [ his works], the love that I had for my country became a thousand fold.”

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Jawaharlal Nehru: “Rooted in the past and full of PRIDE IN India's heritage, Vivekananda was yet modern in his approach to life's problems and was a kind of bridge between the past of India and her present .”

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DR. RADHAKRISHNAN ON SWAMI VIVEKANANDA: “MAN HAS INEXHAUSTIBLE SPIRITUAL RESOURCES. HIS SPIRIT IS SUPREME, MAN IS UNIQUE. THERE IS NOTHING INEVITABLE IN THIS WORLD, AND WE CAN WARD OFF THE WORST DANGERS AND WORST DISABILITIES BY WHICH WE ARE FACED . ONLY WE SHOULD NOT LOSE HOPE. HE GAVE US FORTITUDE IN SUFFERING, HE GAVE US HOPE IN DISTRESS, HE GAVE US COURAGE IN DESPAIR.”

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Subhash Chandra Bose: “A Yogi of the highest spiritual level in direct communion with the Truth, who had, for the time being, consecrated his whole life to the moral and spiritual uplift of his nation and of humanity… Modern India is his creation - if I err not .”

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EKNATHJI RANADE ON SWAMIJI : “A GREAT PATRIOT, REFORMER AND ORGANISER, HE WAS THE FIRST TO SET IN MOTION THE FORCES OF NATIONAL REVIVAL AND PUT IN PROCESS THE REBUILDING OF THE COUNTRY WHICH WAS SCATTERED AND DEMORALISED AT THE FIRST IMPACT OF THE BRITISH RULE. IT WAS HE WHO LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE REGENERATED BHARAT BY MAKING THE COUNTRY AWARE OF ITS LIFE- CENTRE WHICH WAS RELIGION ROUND WHICH ALONE, HE EMPHASIZED, COULD OUR HINDU NATION BE EFFECTIVELY AND PURPOSEFULLY REORGANISED.”

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C.Rajagopalachari : " Vivekananda saved Hinduism and saved India . But for him , WE would have lost OUR religion and Would not have gained our freedom . We therefore Owe everything to SWAMI Vivekananda."

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Sri Aurobindo : “Swami Vivekananda was a SOUL OF puissance, if ever THERE, ONE A very lion among MEN. WE perceive HIS influence still working gigantically , we know NOT well how, we know not well where, in something that is not yet formed, something leonine, grand, intuitive, up heaving, that has entered the soul of India, and we say, Behold! Vivekananda still liveS in the soul of his Mother, and in the Soul of her children.”

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Rabindranath Tagore: “If you want to know India , study Vivekananda. In him, everything is positive and nothing negative. Vivekananda's gospel marked the awakening of man in his fullness .”

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak : “It is an undisputed fact that it was SwamiJI who first held aloft the banner of Hinduism as a challenge against the material science of the West. It was HE who first took on his shoulders this stupendous task of establishing the glory of Hinduism in different countries across the borders. And he, with his erudition, oratorical power, enthusiasm, and inner force, laid that work upon a solid foundation. Twelve centuries ago SRI Shankara was the only great personality who not only spoke of the purity of our religion... but also brought all this into action. Swami Vivekananda is a person of that stature .” – BAL GANGADHAR TILAK [freedom fighter] SRI Shankara Swami Vivekananda

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Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (1908-1974) The Jnanapith Award winner: “The direction, which New India was to take, was hinted clearly by Vivekananda. He is the bridge on which Old and New India embrace each other. He is that ocean in which go and merge all—religion and politics, nationalism and inter-nationalism, Upanishads and science. The cyclone, which arose from the centre of English language and European Intellectualism, and proceeded to swallow Hinduism, got subsided after hitting the Himalayan chest of Swami Vivekananda. It is a solemn duty of Hindu race that as long as it survives, it must keep the memory of Vivekananda with the same regard, as with which it remembers Vyasa and Valmiki .”

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VINOBAJI: “VIVEKANANDA NOT ONLY MADE US CONSCIOUS OF OUR STRENGTH, HE ALSO POINTED OUT OUR DEFECTS AND DRAWBACKS… INDIA WAS THEN STEEPED IN TAMAS (IGNORANCE AND LETHERGY) AND MISTOOK WEAKNESS FOR NON- ATTACHMENT AND PEACE. THAT IS WHY VIVEKANANDA WENT SO FOR AS TO SAY THAT CRIMINALITY WAS PREFERABLE TO LETHERGY AND INDOLENCE.”

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Subramania Bharathiyar [ FAMOUS TAMIL POET AND A FREEDOM FIGHTER]: “AFTER SRI KRISHNA TAUGHT GITA, REMOVED ALL DOUBTS MAN IS PRONE TO, AND ESTABLISHED VEDIC KNOWLEDGE ON A FIRM BASIS, IT IS SWAMI VIVEKANANDA WHO HAS EXPLAINED IN A LANGUAGE EVERYONE CAN UNDERSTAND THE TRUE IMPORT OF HINDUISM.”

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T.S.AVINASHILINGAM [FREEDOM FIGHTER & EDUCATIONIST ]: “ SWAMI VIVEKANANDA BELONGS TO T HE CLASS OF PROPHETS, WHO APPEAR ON OUR PLANET FROM TIME TO TIME TO DELIVER A MUCH NEEDED MESSAGE TO HUMANITY . HE WAS NOT A CLASSROOM TEACHER, BUT WAS ONE OF THE GREAT TEACHERS OF MANKIND LIKE BUDDHA, CHRIST, MOHAMMED AND GANDHI.”

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Pandit Shivananda [A Sanskrit-philosophy SCHOLAR and A sadhAKa OF THE HIGHeST ORDER] said about SWAMIJI: “I am fully convinced that the lectures and other preachings which have made so renowned are but secondary to his soul-uplifting force. The divine Shakti plays in him and very little of it is manifested. It is impossible to judge his greatness and power - he seems to be an ocean without bounds .”

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BRAHMABANDHAV UPADHYAY: “IS IT EVER POSSIBLE THAT PASSION FOR THE MOTHERLAND BECOMES EMBODIED? IF IT IS, THEN ONLY ONE CAN UNDERSTAND VIVEKANANDA.”

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INDIRA GANDHI: “THE GREATNESS OF VIVEKANANDA WAS NOT ONLY DUE TO HIS GREAT INTELLECTUAL POWER AND DISCRETION BUT ALSO HIS BURNING PASSION TO DO SOMETHING NOT ONLY TO THE WHOLE OF INDIA BUT TO THE ENTIRE WORLD.”

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“ On the platform (at Chicago parliament of religions) another side came out. “The dignity and inborn sense of worth and power still were there, but all was subdued to the exquisite beauty of the spiritual message which he (swami vivekananda ) had brought, to the sublimity of the matchless evangel of the East which is the heart, the life of India, the wondrous teaching of the Self .” Annie Besant :

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“ This new Shankar- acharya (SWAMIJI) may well be claimed to be a unifier of Hindu ideology.” - Kovalam Madhava Pannikar (1895-1963) a scholar, journalist, historian, administrator, diplomat AND Indian statesman. ADVAITA DWVAITA V I S H I S T A D V A I T A

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K . Sundarama Iyer : “The Swami’S (VIVEKANANDA) towering personality AND marvelous career must be said to mark an epoch in history whose full significance can become discernible only in some distant future time. But to those who have had the privilege of knowing him intimately, he seems to be only comparable to some of those immortal spiritual personages who have shed an undying lustre on this Holy Land. ...(HE) enchanted and enchained the heart of human society in the East and in the West in his time and generation .”

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“TO US (STUDENTS) SWAMI VIVEKANANDA WAS “INDIA INCARNATE” AND GOD’S HOLY MESSENGER.” - K.S . RAMASWAMI SASTRI

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“In Vivekananda's passionate tirades directed against the contemporary bourgeois civilization, in his affirmations of the priority of the spiritual essence of man over his material cover.” Leo Tolstoy [RUSSIA ]

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THOMAS ALLAN: “WHO IS THAT? (VIVEKANANDA) AN EMPEROR? HIS WALK WAS THAT OF A GOD, A MAN ACCUSTOMED TO RULING.”

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“IT IS FROM ONE LIKE SWAMI VIVEKANANDA THAT WE CAN FORM AN IDEA OF WHAT THE ANCIENT ASCETICS LIKE SRI SHNAKARACHARYA WERE LIKE.”

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HARIPADA MITRA (SWAMIJI’S DISCIPLE): “I HAD NEVER BEFORE MET A MAN SO FREE FROM WANTS, SO HAPPY AND CONTENT AND HAVING SUCH A SMILING FACE... IS HE A MAN OR GOD?

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Romain Rolland, FR ENCH NOBLE PRIZE WINNER: “I cannot touch these SAYING OF his, …without receiving A THRIL THROUGH my body LIKE an electric shock And WHAT SHOCK, what transport , must have been produced when, in burning words, they issued from the lips of the hero !.. The thought of this warrior prophet of India left a deep mark upon the United States... He was the personification of the harmony of all Human Energy.” USA

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Christopher Isherwood ( WRITER, GERMANY ): “(SWAMI Vivekananda is) one of the very greatest historical figures that India has ever produced. When one sees the full range of his mind, one is astounded."

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William James [THE FATHER OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY, USA]: " The man ( swamiji ) is simply a wonder for oratorical power... The Swami is an honour to humanity."

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Sir John Woodroffe [ pseudonym Arthur Avalon] a British orientalist ( 1865 - 1936 ): “The qualities I most admire in Vivekananda are his activity, manliness and courage. . . . He spoke up and acted. For this, all must honoUr him, who, whatever be their own religious beliefs, value, sincerity, truth and courage, which are the badges of every noble character .”

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Prof. Arthur Llewellyn Basham [ Indologist , Professor in Oriental Studies, Asiatic Society, KOLKATA, 1985]: “swami Vivekananda will be remembered as one of the most significant figures in the whole history of Indian religion, comparable in importance to such great teachers as Shankara and Ramanuja , Since the days of the Indian missionaries who traveled in Southeast Asia and China preaching Buddhism and Hinduism more than a thousand years earlier. he was the first Indian religious teacher to make such an impression outside India….he will be remembered as one of the main moulders of the modern world, especially as far as Asia is concerned.”

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“He ( SWAMIji ) preached to his countrymen a more virile creed than any Hindu had them since Vedic days.”- William James Durant ( 1885-1981), an American writer, historian & philosopher:

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DR.M.H.LOGAN,USA :“NO BEING LIVED SO MEAN OR LOW, BE IT A MAN OR A BEAST, THAT HE WOULD NOT SALUTE. HIS WAS NOT ONLY AN APPEAL TO THE POOR AND LOWLY BUT TO KINGS AND PRINCES AND MIGHTY RULERS OF THE EARTH, TO GRAND MASTERS OF LEARNING, OF FINANCES, OF ART, AND OF THE SCIENCES, TO LEADERS OF THOUGHT ON ALL ITS HIGHER LINES. GREAT TEACHERS BOWED REVERENTLY TO KISS THE HEM OF HIS GARMENTS; NO OTHER SINGLE HUMAN BEING WAS REVERENCED MORE DURING HIS LIFE THAN WAS VIVEKANANDA.”

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Sarah Ellen Waldo(New york), Editor of swami vivekananda’s Books: “to know vivekananda was To love him, and to know him well Was to revere him, his memory will Never die in our hearts and our Gratitude for his loving service To us can never fail it is a priceless Privilege to have known such a man. He was truly a mahatman and did a great work, work that will long be An influence in the lives of his own Countrymen as well as in those of His European and American friends.”

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Helen Huntington [USA]: “Swami Vivekananda has preached to us a religion that knows no bonds of creeds and dogmas, is uplifting, purifying, infinitely comporting, and altogether without blemish- based on the love of God and man and on absolute chastity.”

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MADAME.E.CALVE: “IT HAS BEEN MY GOOD FORTUNE AND MY JOY TO KNOW A MAN WHO TRULY “WALKED WITH GOD”, A NOBLE BEING, A SAINT, A PHILOSOPHER, AND A TRUE FRIEND.”

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Mrs.Hansbrough : “Frank Alexander tried to paint Swamiji as a great man in every little detail. My Inclination has always been to do just the opposite. that is to remember him as the real human being he was-to take off any paint of artificiality others tried to apply to him . For he was so great in himself that no paint was ever needed to make him so.”

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E . P. Chelishev (RUSSIA): “Together with the Indian people, Soviet people who already know some of the works of Vivekananda published in the USSR, highly revere the memory of the great Indian patriot, humanist, a democrat, impassioned fighter for a better future for his people and all mankind .”

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Mrs . Wright [wife of Prof. John Henry Wright who recommended Swamiji to the Chairman of the Parliament of ReligionS ] once wrote in a letter: “He is about thirty years old in times, AGES IN civilizations.”

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MAY SWAMI VIVEKANANDA BLESS US

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