Swami Vivekananda Biography And Life Story

The one person whom follows the world and will be followed forever. Lot of great personalities have taken inspiration from him like Subhas Chandra Bose, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mahatma Gandhi a well known scientist Tesla and the list goes on.

He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. The person who spread the power of Ved & Upnishad knowledge across the world. Who waved the flag of Hinduism in the whole world, he is Swami Vivekananda.

Swami Vivekananda Biography | Life Story And Unknown Facts

Swami Vivekananda Biography

Hey everyone, welcome to Todayquotes. Today we are going to see the biography of Swami Vivekananda, who founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission.

He introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893. Vivekananda received a two-minute standing ovation from the crowd of seven thousand.

Highlights of his speech say, he believes in oneness of god. He told people to know the god, leave the luxury and everyone should come forward & uplift the humanity.

Childhood of Swami Vivekananda :

He was very kind hearted. One of his incident is, whenever he would see a monk or a Sanyasi, Swamiji used to give all the things he had. His parents saw this & locked him in a room. And when he would see a monk through the window then he used to throw things towards them.

Vivekananda was born on 12th January, 1863 few moments before sunrise. His birth name was Narendra Nath Dutta. He got many visions. He visualized Bhagwan Gautam Buddha infront of him talking, "Come here, your home is not your place. Your place is here."

One of his vision in sleep was that, one man is living luxurious life, is married, well settled. and another vision was another person left everything & started to walk on the path of god. The process of becoming a Sanyasi stared right from his childhood. 

Student life of Vivekananda :

He was very brilliant and favourite to teachers, intelligent and very straight forward. He actively participated in every aspects of school. His literacy work: Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga are famous.

He was not very religious at start. In 1879, when he graduated, he entered Presidency college of Calcutta Where Subhash Chandra Bose , C.V.Raman also had studied.

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Yet he didn't know about Ramakrishna Paramhansa that time, who, in later life became the spiritual master of Swamiji. When he entered the college, he started following Brahmo Samaj.

The Brahmo Samaj was formed by Raja Ram Mohan Roy to reform Hindu society of social & religious evil and eradicate practices like Sati & Caste system, denounce polytheism and idol worship. This influenced him a lot.

Once after delivering the speech, Swamiji fell on the floor and cried a lot. He then thought and thought. He thought that, here are people who are spending thousands of money on this program and there are people in my country, who are not getting food to eat, clothes to wear, they are dying of hunger.

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People here are spending money on their dogs and pets and, there my people don't even have enough money for their own children. Being emotional is not a weakness, it’s a strength. Many powerful people were emotional like A. Lincoln, M. Gandhi.

The last words of Ramakrishna Paramhansa to Swamiji were, "I've given you all the knowledge I had. Now it is your responsibility to spread that knowledge to whole world."

Vedanta Philosophy of Vivekananda :

He summarized the Vedanta and given it a modern and Universalistic interpretation.

In his lectures on Raja Yoga he said, He stayed in the West for almost two years. He travelled England, France, Germany, Italy to spread his teachings. People were electrified and many became his disciples. He also founded Vedanta Society in New York. Basically, he taught the whole west his philosophy and people were lost in him. 

Famous Persons about Vivekananda :

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar said, The greatest man India produced in recent centuries, was not Gandhi but Vivekananda.

The first Governor General of independent India, C. Rajagopalachari said, Vivekananda saved Hinduism, saved India.

According to Subhas Chandra Bose, a proponent of armed struggle for Indian independence.

India's Independence :

Vivekananda influenced India's independence movement. His writings inspired freedom fighters such as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Aurobindo Ghosh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bagha Jatin.

In 1899, he again travelled the West and India. But his health kept on declining and he knew that, his final time is coming. He already announced that, he will not see his 40th birthday. He also felt that, his mission on Earth was over.

Death of Swami Vivekananda :

And in his last days, he was completely lost in gods through meditation. Finally, while he was in his samadhi, he got salvation in 1902 at the age of 39. All wept like a child, but there was a sudden breeze, assuring everyone that, Angels never die.

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