Swami Vivekananda : Life
Swami Vivekananda, On September 11, 1893, religious thinkers from around the world were meeting in Chicago, USA. Distinguished personalities of all religions were invited to discuss their religion.
Swami Vivekananda came to the United States from India in an unusually ocher robe to speak about Hinduism. The onlooker did not think that he was worthy of that miraculous speech. Wherever religious leaders from around the world gathered, there were crowds of people showing off their splendor and wealth. Meanwhile, Vivekananda’s ocher-clad Lavai surprised everyone.
At the same time, two Americans of Indian descent came to meet Vivekananda. The question they asked Vivekananda was in Hindi. But Vivekananda introduced himself in English. When the American asked the question again in English, Vivekananda answered in Hindi. Surprised, when asked why, Vivekananda replied, “When you respected my mother (your language), I respected the language here.”
Whenever you honored your mother here, I also honored my own mother. ‘It is said that both of them then became disciples of Vivekananda. Today marks 127 years since Vivekananda made the world aware of the positive aspects of Eastern philosophy through this knowledge. Today, many had the opportunity to learn about Eastern philosophy.
Scholarship cannot stand within any political boundaries.
Vivekananda’s speech in the United States states that a large number of Americans became acquainted with Eastern scriptures and even became followers of many Eastern philosophies. Born on 12 January 1863 in Kolkata, Narendra Nath was succeeded by Swami Vivekananda.
Here are some features of Vivekananda’s speech in Chicago
1. Dear American brothers and sisters, my heart is filled with love for welcoming you. I would like to thank the world’s oldest saint and mother of all religions. I would like to thank on behalf of millions of Hindus of all castes and communities.
2. I would also like to thank the speakers who spoke at this forum, who made it clear that the concept of tolerance in the world has spread from Eastern cultures and countries that preserve those cultures.
3. I am proud to belong to a religion that has taught the world a lesson of tolerance and universal acceptance. We not only believe in universal tolerance, but we believe in the truth of all religions.
4. I am proud to be from a religion that sheltered the Parsi and is still helping them.
5. On this occasion, I would like to recite a verse that has been memorized since childhood, which is sung by millions of people every day. ‘Just as rivers originate from different places and reach the sea through different paths, so people choose different paths of their own free will.’ Although these paths look different, the destination of all of them is only to God.
6. The present conference is probably the holiest gathering ever, and the assembly itself is a testament to the teachings of the Geeta. “Everybody who comes to me, no matter who he is, I reach him. People choose different paths, face problems, but in the end they come to me.”
7. Communalism, bigotry, and the religious fervor of its terrible dynasty have long been entrenched in this beautiful earth. They have filled this earth with violence and how many times this earth has turned red with blood. I don’t know how many civilizations were destroyed, how many countries were destroyed.
8 Without these dangerous monsters, human society would be much better off now. But his time is up. I hope that the trumpet of this conference will destroy all bigotry, crookedness and misery. Whether it is with a sword or with a pen.