Speech On Swami Vivekananda

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Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902) or Narendranath Datta was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introducing the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and also in raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He worked for the revival of Hinduism in India, and also contributed to the concept of nationalism in India. He is best known for his speech which starts, "Sisters and brothers of America ...,"where he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893. He was born into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta and was…show more content…
So he gave them a message to rouse themselves as life is actually too short and for this there is a far greater work which is the sacrifice of themselves for the benefit of the race and the welfare of humanity. I will tell you in plain language that you work best when you work for others. “Arise! Awake! And Stop not till the goal is reached ’’this was the thunderous message from Upanishads spoken in equally thunderous voice by Swami Vivekananda which roused the Indian nation and called upon the youth to give their best for India’s spiritual and national restoration which somehow made hundreds of them embrace death and suffer during the struggle for independence. But he was not a politician. His aim was to get back India’s freedom with the most powerful weapon of spirituality. Swami Vivekananda had great faith in the youth of the country and he considered them as the greatest asset and wealth of India. He believed that they were full of energy, idealism, enthusiasm, hope, optimism and adventurous spirit. He often expressed that if we were to win back our ancient glory, power and prosperity, it is in the hands of our youth. It is the youth of the country, he said, who can educate and inspire the masses; it is the youth of the country who can rouse the spiritual consciousness of the people and awaken them to a sense of…show more content…
He made National reconstruction with the ideals of ‘Tyaga’ and ‘Seva’ the most important purpose of living for the young. He has, in very simple terms given the youth a higher ideal to strive for and in this striving he found answers to the material problems of the suffering millions. The only qualification that Swamiji wanted our youth to have was this wonderful ability to ‘feel’. To those who wanted to go beyond just feeling and take to concrete action – he gave this potent mantra. The power of the 3 P’s – Purity, Patience and Perseverance. These three words in my opinion are the qualities that every young person desiring to do social work needs to possess. According to him all good

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