About the Author
Swami Vivekananda was an influential Indian figure who played a key role in reviving Hinduism in modern-day India and introducing it to the rest of the world. Some of his books include Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, The East And The West, Pearls Of Wisdom, Jnana Yoga, My India, The India Eternal, Practical Vedanta, and the poem Kali The Mother. He also wrote many poems and songs. His writing was philosophical, lucid, and infused with humour. His writings adhered to his belief that language written or spoken must be simple and easy to understand. Swami Vivekananda was born Narendranath Dutta on January 12, 1863. Narendra s personality and thinking reflected his mother s religious temperament and his father s rationality. He was initially home-schooled and later attended the Metropolitan Institute of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. In 1879, he passed the entrance examination from Presidency College, Calcutta (now Kolkata). He earned a Fine Arts degree in 1881, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1884. Swami Vivekananda was interested in a variety of subjects including philosophy, religion, social sciences, arts, and literature. He was the chief disciple of saint Ramakrishna of Dakshineshwar, and established the Ramakrishna Mission and the Ramakrishna Math. He played a vital role in introducing the Indian philosophies of Yoga and Vedanta to the world. He eventually became a wandering monk and toured the Indian subcontinent, exploring and understanding its conditions. In 1893, he represented India at The Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, and gave a rousing, memorable speech. He died on July 4, 1902, while he was meditating.
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Go For It Mere Mortals are we, what to say about him and his electrifying words........more than a century has passed since he left his mortal frame and still one can always see his ever increasing influence on the world. "I cannot touch these sayings of his, scattered as they are through the pages of books at thirty years' distance, without receiving a thrill through my body like an electric shock." This is what Nobel Laureate Romain Rolland have once said about Swami Vivekananda's writings. So true right? My suggestion: If you truly want to know what is Swami Vivekananda, first read the works o --Bharath Dwarakanath Mar 24, 2013
Its an Art, Science and complete Knowledge of Innerself I have recently started reading the lectures and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and I am deeply touched and amazed that how much knowledge and truth he is being tellin to the people all around the world. I have purchased the compelte works of Swami Vivekananda so that I will know him and the knowlegde he is been sharing when he was here. I would recommend everyone to read and UNDERSTAND what he is being telling and why, and these books at very low cost can help everyone that you cannot get by roaming here and there and spending too much money. Just a small understanding will help all.... --Amrita Panesar Apr 30, 2013