VIVEKANANDA – A RATIONAL THEIST
Religion ??Religion is the sigh of the oppressedcreature, the heart of a heartless world,     Religion as a science, as a ...
Narendra’s Hunger for Knowledge       Spear head of thinking is Rationalism•   David Hume – Scottish Philosopher•   Immanu...
Narendra & Brahmo SamajSOCIAL & RELIGIOUS REFORMS :   Polytheism   Idol worship   Women empowerment   Abolition of Sat...
Sri Ramakrishna steps in………..
Guru Vs Disciple• Ramakrishna teaches him ADVAITA :    “All forms are GOD. You, me and everything  around us is GOD.”• Ref...
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 ...
In the Parliament of World’s       Religions,1893
Significance of his speech• New Dimension for HINDUISM• Religion was not the IMMEDIATE  REQUIREMENT to the nation• ‘ TOLER...
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  1. 1. VIVEKANANDA – A RATIONAL THEIST
  2. 2. 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. .
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Narendra & Brahmo SamajSOCIAL & RELIGIOUS REFORMS : Polytheism Idol worship Women empowerment Abolition of Sati system Against caste restrictions Belief in SINGLE GOD
  5. 5. Sri Ramakrishna steps in………..
  6. 6. 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’.
  7. 7. Trip to Almora ( now in Uttarkhand)With a Muslim Fakir, ZULFIKAR ALI
  8. 8. 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”
  9. 9. In the Parliament of World’s Religions,1893
  10. 10. Significance of his speech• New Dimension for HINDUISM• Religion was not the IMMEDIATE REQUIREMENT to the nation• ‘ TOLERANCE ‘ – Trait of a Rationalist

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