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Swami vivekananda life and work


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Swami Vivekanand is great hindu monk who spread the message of vedants in western world. He leave this mortal world in the age of 39 years only but his world will give light to the world forver to the humanity.

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Swami vivekananda life and work

  1. 1. Swami Vivekananda Foremost Saint of Modern India The Man and His MessageDr. Kamal Singh RathoreBN Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9828325713(m)
  2. 2. Sesquicentennialanniversary
  3. 3. Early life… Born: January 12, 1863 in 3, Gor Mukharjee Street, Calcutta on Makara Sankaranti Day at 06:33:33 Morning. His name at birth was Narendranath (Naren, Durgadas, Vile, Bile, Vireshwar). Father: Sri Visvanath Datta (s/o Durgaprasad), a very successful and distinguished lawyer. Mother: Bhuvaneshwari, a very pious lady. Prayer of the Lord was a way of life. Siblings: Mahendra Nath, Bhupendra Nath and Swarnmayi
  4. 4. Childhood and Early Youth… Narendranath was highly inquisitive and bright in his studies and play. He was well read and had a remarkable power of understanding and retention. He completed Bachelor Arts degree from Scottish Church College, Calcutta in 1884. He was a great thinker and often challenged existing customs and rituals. He often wondered about this world and its Creator. He extensively studied different religious and philosophical systems of East and West. However, no one could satisfy his curiosity and he developed a feeling that the whole talk of God was a myth.
  5. 5. Transformation… Encounters with Sri Ramakrishna…  Silver Coin Test  Vision of the Lord  Asking Boons from God Narendranath spent about 5 years as a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and learnt everything concerning Spirituality based on Advaita philosophy. Sri Ramakrishna passed on all his spiritual power to Narendranath before going into samadhi. Narendranath takes charge of Ramakrishna mission at the age of 23, comes to be known as Swami Vivekananda.
  6. 6. Later Life… Swami Vivekananda travelled across the country from Himalayas to Kanyakumari, studying and understanding the motherland and her problems.  Episode with Maharaja of Alwar about idol worship Meditated deeply at Kanyakumari on the last bit of Indian rock for 3 days and had the “Vision of one India”. He also contemplated about going West. India had to be awakened, and that could be done only by making India’s message appreciated in the West.
  7. 7. Visit to the West… In 1893 Swami Vivekananda sailed to America to attend the Parliament of Religions at Chicago. Episodes from his initial struggle in US… His “Sisters and Brothers of America..” speech in the religious assembly. Swami Vivekananda stayed for couple of years in the US and in England, delivering an extensive series of lectures on Vedanta philosophy preaching universality and brotherhood in various Universities and congregations. Sets up Vedanta Society in New York and England.
  8. 8. Return to Homeland… In 1897 Swamiji returns to India and is hailed as the new Sankaracharya. Establishes Ramakrishna Mission on May 1, 1897, which is dedicated to the task of teaching self realization and service to humanity. Establishes Belur Math in early 1898 to be a permanent abode for the monastery and monastic order. Revisits the West in 1899-90 and establishes Vedanta society in San Francisco.
  9. 9. Teachings… Swami Vivekananda firmly believed in the equality of mankind and preached extensively to remove biases and exploitation based on caste, creed, race and gender. Swamiji sought to bring back the spiritual awakening of the nation by instilling faith and pride for India’s culture and heritage. Swamiji is widely regarded as the India’s foremost nation builders. Many other subsequent national leaders including Gandhiji, Nehru, Aurobindo were influenced by his teachings on spirituality and service to the fellow beings.
  10. 10. Swamiji’s contributions Contribution to World Culture:  New Understanding of Religion  Bridge between the East and the West  New Principle of Morality and Ethics  New View of Man Contribution to Hinduism:  Identity  Unification  Defense  Meeting the Challenges  New Ideal for Monasticism  Refurbishing of Religious Doctrines
  11. 11. Maha samadhi… Swami Vivekananda attained maha samadhi on July 4, 1902 at his Belur Math during meditation. He had a premonition about this. Three days before his death he pointed out the spot for this cremation—the one at which a temple in his memory stands today. In the morning of July 4, he gave instructions concerning the future of Ramakrishna mission to one of his disciples. He had remarked to several persons that he would not live to be forty. His teachings and mission continues to inspire us even after 110 years…
  12. 12. Belur Math Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission and Math. Situated over 40 acres on the banks of river Hooghly (Ganga) in Howrah, about an hour drive from Kolkata. Campus includes:  Temples dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.  It also houses the main monastry of the Ramakrishna Order.  Administrative offices for the mission.  Resident Training Center for Vedic education.  Charitable Dispensary to serve the sick and needy. “Service to man is the service to the Lord” is the founding principle of Ramakrishna Mission. Today there are mission centers in almost all states of India and several other countries.
  13. 13. SwamiVivekananda– the photowas taken inBushnellStudio inSan Francisco, 1900
  14. 14. Swami Vivekanandain Greenacre, Mainein August, 1894
  15. 15. Vivekananda at Chennai 1897
  16. 16. Swami Vivekananda with other Religious Leaders at Parliament of theReligion
  17. 17. Swami Vivekananda on the platform of the Parliament of Religions September1893. On the platform (left to right) Virchand Gandhi, Dharmapala, Swami
  18. 18. Relief Work and Service to Humanity
  19. 19. Relief Work and Service to Humanity
  20. 20. Belur Math…  Click to edit Master text styles  Second level  Third level  Fourth level  Fifth level
  21. 21. Ancestral house
  22. 22. Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati, a branch ofthe Ramakrishna Math, founded on 19March 1899, later published many ofSwami Vivekanandas work, now publishes
  23. 23. Swami Vivekanand Way..The Chicago Art Institute was the venue of the famous Hindu monk Swami Vivekanandaaddressed the Parliament of the Worlds Religions in 1893. On September 11, 1995, theArt Institute put up a bronze plaque to commemorate Swami Vivekanandas historicaddress. The plaque reads:"On November 11, 1995, the stretch of Michigan Avenue that passes in front
  24. 24. plaque of Swami Vivekananda at theprestigious Art Institute of Chicago
  25. 25. Monks from Belur Math…  Click to edit Master text styles  Second level  Third level  Fourth level  Fifth level
  26. 26. Relief Work and Service to Humanity
  27. 27. Bhuvaneshwari Devi- Mother of Swami Vivekanand ji
  28. 28. Ram Krishna Paramhans-Guru of Swami Vivekanand
  29. 29. Maa Sharda
  30. 30. Elder Sister of Swami jiSwarnamoyee devi
  31. 31. Maharaja Ajit Singh ji Khetri, who gave Narendra name as Vividishnand to Swami Vivekanand
  32. 32. Sister Nivedita
  33. 33. Mary Tappan Wright
  34. 34. Goodwin
  35. 35. Jamshed ji Tata Lokmanya Swami Ramtirth Tilak Swami Yoganand Johnrench writer M. Romaine Rolland Lyon Maharshi Arvind
  36. 36. Alasinga Perumal, Maisur Bhaskara Sethupathi, Ramnad Alwar King Mangal Singh
  37. 37. Pearls of Wisdom no ep u sle yo nd a ch of o ve e ak n ea o rem , aw thi t s. se Wi ri . er serieA re ow mi o s th ep d m e i ts an er wanth ll a
  38. 38. " This is the one centralidea in the Gita: workincessantly, but be notattached to it "" That wonderful poem,without one note in it, ofweakness orunmanliness "
  39. 39. Pearls of Wisdom Ma r Any ch o thin n! you g th wea at minte k ph ake llect ysic s uall ally, y an reje d sp ct a iritu s po ally, ison .
  40. 40. Pearls of Wisdom er pow e to t he mor li mit d. T he ore i s no m in e m on he re an t is, th ear um d iT e h a te o b cr et. f th en tr ht t e seo onc is br oug s th c ti ow er tha p p oi nt, on e
  41. 41. Pearls of Wisdom Blam fault e none s, s t fo r y feet and ourresp , an upo own o n si d ta n yo bility k e th ur o upo e wh wn n yo ole u rs e lves .
  42. 42. Pearls of WisdomConquer yourself, and the whole universe is yours.
  43. 43. Pearls of WisdomLet us work without desire for name or fame or rule overothers. Let us be free from the triple bonds of lust, greed of gain, and anger.
  44. 44. Pearls of WisdomTake up one idea. Make that one ideayour life. Think of it, dream of it. Live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, everypart of your body be full of that ideaand just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to “SUCCESS”
  45. 45. Pearls of Wisdom A few whole hearted,sincere, energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.
  46. 46.  Click to edit Master text styles  Second level  Third level  Fourth level  Fifth level
  47. 47. If you want to know India read SwamiVivekananda Nobel laurette Rabindra Nath
  48. 48. When I read Swami ji, I become highly motivated, he is anchorNetaji Subhash Chandra Boseof my life.
  49. 49. ‘Our people have lost faith in themselves,’ said Swamiji sadly ‘I will bringback that faith to them. Now I go; but when I return, I shall awaken thesleeping millions of my people.’
  50. 50. ‘Whatever you are doing,’ he said, ‘put yourwhole mind on it. If you are shooting, yourmind should be only on the target. Thenyou will never miss. If you are learning yourlessons, think only of the lesson. In mycountry boys are taught to do this.’- Swami Vivekananda
  51. 51. "My whole ambition in lifeis to set in motionmachinery which will bringnoble ideas to the door ofeverybody, and then letmen and women settletheir own fate.Let themknow what our forefathersas well as other nationshave thought on the mostmomentous questions oflife. We are to put thechemicals together; thecrystallization will be doneby nature according to herlaws. Keep the mottobefore you "ELEVATIONOF THE MASSESWITHOUT INJURINGTHEIR RELIGION” -SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
  52. 52. But, mind you, this is lifes experience; if you really want the good of others, thewhole universe may stand against you and cannot hurt you. It must crumblebefore your power of the Lord Himself in you if you are sincere and reallyunselfish.
  53. 53. "Religion is the realization of Spirit as Spirit. Not spirit as matter."