संस्कृतेर्मानवाः संस्कृता भूरिदा:।। Cultured people share abundantly.
Founder – Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
On Monday, September 11th, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi commemorates the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Address to the Parliament of Religions, Chicago in 1893 and the centenary celebrations of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay with an important speech to students and teachers nationwide.
Given that Swami Vivekananda is such a central figure in the evolution of our consciousness as the inheritors of a glorious Indic Knowledge tradition, we invited our students and faculty to pen a few lines of their personal thoughts & reflections on Swami Vivekananda from any angle.
Reproducing them here:
Harshvardhan, MA (Sanskrit & IKT) Student
Swami Vivekananda, India’s spiritual giant, is strength personified. Yogi and Advaita Vedantin, he took the cream of the Veda’s to the world. ‘Viveka’ and ‘ananda’, the discriminative ability of humans to discern the drashta from the drashya leading to the state of sat-cit-ananda is what is evoked when he is remembered! Let’s invoke the ‘viveka’ and ‘ananda’ in each one of us and together carry forth the torch of Oneness that he revived so brightly!
Harsh, (BA – Sanskrit, Vyakarana) Student
When Swami Vivekananda addressed the Parliament of Religions in Chicago on 11 september 1863 his first line is so impressive “Sisters and brothers of America” for his emotion and sense the whole parliament gave a standing ovation for three minute. It is pride of india
So please analyse his thoughts which gives new direction to youth.
“Who is helping you, don’t forget them;
Who is loving you, don’t hate them;
Who is trusting you; don’t cheat them “
Simonetta, (Acharya – Sanskrit Vyakarana) Student
Swami Vivekananda have the most important role in the diffusion of Indian culture thought the world. He become a bridge between cultures and it is thanks to him that Indian culture is so appreciated in Europe and America. It is thanks to his contribution that Yoga became popular and spread.
Vinay, MA (Sanskrit & IKT) Student
Here are some of my thoughts on Swami Vivekananda:
Swami Vivekananda’s greatness lies in the fact that he was hostile to none. Neither religion nor nationalism prejudiced his vision. Yet he worked tirelessly for India, its religion, and its people. He showed by his own life that we need not hate other nations and religions to love our own. He pointed out that such high ideals were only a natural outcome of the philosophy of the Vedas –“That which exists is one; sages call it by various names.” He declared that it is India’s mission to teach such ennobling ideas to rest of the World and bring love and peace among its people.
Nishchhal, (BBA & IKT) Student
He was truly a motivator. His knowledge was rich and immense. Truly a ideal for all the youths. His thinking capability his logic be it in every field – spirituality, education, country. The way he inspired the youth to fill with immense power to excel in every aspect of life.
Sradha, (BA – Sanskrit, Vyakarana) Student
For us youth, Swami Vivekananda represents strength , energy and commitment to do the right things. He urged us to have faith, ‘shraddha’ in our inner self and to work towards the welfare of our nation and humanity as a whole.
Anagha, BA (Sanskrit, Vyakarana) Student
Swami Vivekananda was a lamp who destroyed the darkness in us and lead us in the path of culture and divinity…
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Isha, (B.Com & IKT) Student
Swami Vivekananda Ji was an inspiring and pure spirit known for his deep spiritual insight. He was a great Indian philosopher who looked at the world with different angle and tried to enrich the religious consciousness…
सः सर्वे मनुज कुलस्य आदर्श अस्ति।