Swami Vivekananda in india: A Corrective Biography attempts to inform the reader accurately about his life both before and after his historic visits to the West. Much material has been translated anew from original Bengali books. At the same time it challenges current popular and pious notions held about this humanitarian-monk. The four major chapters in this book are about his meetings with Sri Ramakrishna, his travels in India during 1886-1893, media waves about him in India, and his triumphant return from the West in 1897. Analysis of original eyewitness reports in both India and Western newspapers and periodicals forms an integral part of this biography.
The present work is a modest attempt to systematise Vivekanandas political ideas and preachings for the glorification of todays politics. It deals with a rich legacy of political ideas, conceived and believed by Vivekananda in the context of social, political and economic tendencies of his time. A careful study of Vivekanandas philosophy in preparing the ground for the politics of independence and giving the country a new political ideology through his re-interpretation of Vedanta and the Hindu religion. The present work is divided into five distinct chapters, the political, social and economic crisis, the early days of Swami, the concept of Vedanta, and the concept of his political ideas, besides preface and bibliography.
To,Swami vivekananda,a poet's poet par excellence,poetry is the vibrant voice of man,the Divine Being,always in search of purity,poignance,discipline and excellence.The first of its kind in the exhausitive.detailed and pin-pointed appreciation to Vivekananda's poetic genius,Swami Vivekananda;Poetic Visionary signals further avenues of the study and research on the poetry of Swami Vivekananda.
Publisher: Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
This book published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India is a representative compilation of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda covering the wide spectrum of his teachings. We hope the present volume gives the reader an idea of the vastness of Swami Vivekananda's mind and also inspires the reader to realize the divine within through knowledge, devotion, mind-control and service to fellow beings.
Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda was born in Shimla Pally, Calcutta on 12 January 1863, during the Makara Sankranti festival in a traditional Kayastha family, and was given the name Narendranath Dutta. His father Vishwanath Dutta was an attorney of Calcutta High Court. He was considered generous and had a liberal and progressive outlook on social and religious matters. His mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi was pious and had practiced austerities and prayed to Vireshwar Shiva of Varanasi to give her a son. According to Vivekananda, the important teaching he received from Ramakrishna was that “Jiva is Shiva” (each individual is divinity itself). This became his Mantra, and he coined the concept of daridra narayana seva-the service of God in and through (poor) human beings. As the book addresses this crucial issue quite deftly, it is hoped that it would prove to be a source of great information for the reader. CONTENTS • Life Sketch of Swami Vivekananda • Birth and Early Years • Swami Vivekananda: Life and Teachings; Our Master and His Message • As Disciple of Ramakrishna; Bhakti Yoga • Training of the Disciple • A Wandering Monk • Swami and Parliament of Religions; Vivekananda in America • Vivekananda Experiences in the Western World • Sayings of Swami Vivekananda • Quotation of Swami Vivekananda • Last Days of Vivekananda
Publisher: Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
This book assesses Swami Vivekananda's teachings, his personality and his contributions to the building of modern India. This biography has four sections - the life, the teachings, the man and Vivekananda as a Builder of Modern India. The author calls Vivekananda's "Practical Vedanta" as "Vedantic Socialism". He holds that the ideas put forward by Swami Vivekananda have a tremendous influence on the political thinking and action in India and embraced the mass dynamism of Gandhi and the socialistic ideals of Nehru.
Swami Vivekananda, the nineteenth-century Hindu monk who introduced Vedanta to the West, is undoubtedly one of modern India's most influential philosophers. Unfortunately, his philosophy has too often been interpreted through reductive hermeneutic lenses. Typically, scholars have viewed him either as a modern-day exponent of Sankara's Advaita Vedanta or as a "Neo-Vedantin" influenced more by Western ideas than indigenous Indian traditions. In Swami Vivekananda's Vedantic Cosmopolitanism, Swami Medhananda rejects these prevailing approaches to offer a new interpretation of Vivekananda's philosophy, highlighting its originality, contemporary relevance, and cross-cultural significance. Vivekananda, the book argues, is best understood as a cosmopolitan Vedantin who developed novel philosophical positions through creative dialectical engagement with both Indian and Western thinkers. Inspired by his guru Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda reconceived Advaita Vedanta as a nonsectarian, life-affirming philosophy that provides an ontological basis for religious cosmopolitanism and a spiritual ethics of social service. He defended the scientific credentials of religion while criticizing the climate of scientism beginning to develop in the late nineteenth century. He was also one of the first philosophers to defend the evidential value of supersensuous perception on the basis of general epistemic principles. Finally, he adopted innovative cosmopolitan approaches to long-standing philosophical problems. Bringing him into dialogue with numerous philosophers past and present, Medhananda demonstrates the sophistication and enduring value of Vivekananda's views on the limits of reason, the dynamics of religious faith, and the hard problem of consciousness.
The book advances the creative ideas of Swami Vivekananda on education. The great saint was sad that education in India was very poor. He said that India would remain poor till education remained poor. This book, for the first time ever, provides a revolutionary teaching technique which can fulfill Vivekananda's dream of a rich and prosperous India. No book has ever provided a fully tested teaching technique which can fulfill the dreams of Vivekananda and the aspirations of the 300 million students of India.