Happy Birthday to Swami Vivekanand


Today is Swami Vivekanand’s 150th birthday.

Swamiji was a lion who roared on the soil of India and gave back to the Indians the self respect which they had lost under years of foreign rule and a systematic attack on their cultural values.

In the course of a short life of thirty-nine years (1863-1902), of which only ten were devoted to public activities, Swamiji travelled twice to the West, studied scriptures, wrote four classics – Jnana-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, and Raja-Yoga, established Sri Ramakrishna Math, Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Advaita Ashram, wrote inspirational articles and letters, delivered innumerable lectures, composed numerous poems, and acted as spiritual guide to the many seekers who came to him for instruction.

I join my fellow countrymen to salute this great Sanyaasi.

With great pleasure I have to inform you that on January 15 I have been invited by Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Sector 62, Noida to deliver a talk on Swami Vivekanand. It is a matter of great honour for me, and I feel humbled.

Standing tall between two giants – Swami Vivekanand and Sri Aurobindo – what more could have I asked for!

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