Swami Vivekananda Analysis

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PHILOSOPHY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA AND SRI AUROBINDO A CRITICAL ANALYSIS ABSTRACT Sri Aurobindo , was an Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet. He joined the Indian movement for freedom from British rule, for a while became one of its influential leaders and then turned into a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution. Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as Narendranath Datta, was born in an affluent family in Kolkata. His father,Vishwanath Datta, was a successful attorney with interests in a wide range of subjects, and his mother, Bhuvaneshwari Devi, was endowed with deep devotion, strong character and other qualities. A precocious boy, Narendra excelled…show more content…
The world knows him as an inspiring Hindu monk, his motherland regards him as the patriot saint of modern India, and Hindus consider him as a source of spiritual power, mental energy, strength-giving and open-mindedness. An avid scholar of Western and Hindu philosophy and ever thirsty for the mystery of Creation and the law of Nature, Vivekananda found his guru in Sri Ramkrishna Paramhamsa. He toured across India to know his country and people, and found his spiritual alma mater at the Kanyakumari rock in Cape Comorin at the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula. The Vivekananda memorial is now a landmark for tourists and pilgrims, and a tribute to him by his countrymen. "Art, science, and religion", Vivekananda said once, "are but three different ways of expressing a single truth. But in order to understand this we must have the theory of Advaita."The formative influence that went to the determining of his vision may perhaps be regarded as threefold. . These are the treasure which it is his to offer. These furnish him with the ingredients whereof he compounds the world 's heal-all of his spiritual bounty. To him, there is no difference between service of man and worship of God, between manliness and faith, between true righteousness and spirituality. All his words, from one point of view, read as a commentary upon this central conviction. Swami Vivekananda was the chief disciple of…show more content…
· Love for all religion- The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth. · Being patriotic- We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. · Analysis of religions-I am a Hindu. I am sitting in my own little well and thinking that the whole world is my little well. The Christian sits in his little well and thinks the whole world is his well. The Mohammedan sits in his little well and thinks that is the whole world. · Acquaintance with science- The Vedas teach us that creation is without beginning or end. Science is said to have proved that the sum total of cosmic energy is always the same. · Goal of science- Science is nothing but the finding of unity. As soon as science would reach perfect unity, it would stop from further progress, because it would
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