Swami Vivekananda Quotes With Biography
Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Monk born in Calcutta, Bengal in a typical Bengali family on 12 January 1863. He was the chief disciple of 19th century Indian Mystic Ramakrishna. He was one of the key person that introduced Indian philosophies like Vedanta and yoga to the western world. He is also the persona that is majorly credited for raising that status of Hinduism as a major world religion during the 19th century. He is best known for his iconic speech at the Parliament of World’s religions in Chicago in 1893 which began with “Sisters and Brothers of America…”. In this speech he introduced Hinduism. Ever since he was young he was inclined towards spirituality. He was majorly influenced by his guru Ramakrishna Deva from whom he learnt that all living beings are embodiment of the divine self.
After his Guru passed away he traveled across the Indian subcontinent to study the conditions of British India. He traveled to the United States later to represent India in the Parliament of World’s Religions in 1893 where he gave a speech introducing the western world to Hinduism. He didn’t just stp there he conducted countless public lectures, seminars and classes where he taught Hinduism and its teachings to the people of US, England and Europe. He was widely known as the patriotic saint and his birthday till today is celebrated in the form of National Youth day.
After his Guru Ramakrishna passed away a lot of his disciples stopped following his teachings and opted for a household life when the unpaid rents started piling up. It was at that time that Vivekananda converted a dilapidated room into a monastery that later was termed as the Ramakrishna Math for the remaining disciples. On 4th of July 1902 he woke up early went to the chapel, taught the pupils and returned home and went to meditate asking not to be disturbed. He was found dead later and his pupils claimed that he attained Mahasamadhi. Later it was said that a rupture of Brain vessels could have been a possible cause for his death. Below are some of he best quotes by Swami Vivekananda.
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