Religion ??Religion is the sigh of the oppressedcreature, the heart of a heartless world, Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exerciseand the soul of soulless conditions. It is that the human mind can havethe opium of the people. .
Narendra’s Hunger for Knowledge Spear head of thinking is Rationalism• David Hume – Scottish Philosopher• Immanuel Kant – German Philosopher• Hegel - German Philosopher• Milton’s Paradise Lost
Narendra & Brahmo SamajSOCIAL & RELIGIOUS REFORMS : Polytheism Idol worship Women empowerment Abolition of Sati system Against caste restrictions Belief in SINGLE GOD
Guru Vs Disciple• Ramakrishna teaches him ADVAITA : “All forms are GOD. You, me and everything around us is GOD.”• Refers to the identity of the Self (Atman) and the Whole (Brahman). Recognition of this identity leads to liberation.• Liberation through ‘LEARNING’.
Trip to Almora ( now in Uttarkhand)With a Muslim Fakir, ZULFIKAR ALI
Vivekananda’s Fraternity• Accepted the invitation of Maulvi for a meal• Agreed to stay in the home of a muslim lawyer in Mount.Abu. “I am above all your social conventions.” “Quran is an intellectual and spiritual possession”