By: Mohd. Salim Khan, Associate Editor-ICN
Many great souls have been born from time to time in this world who devoted their entire lives for the sake of humanity and for the welfare of global community.If in this world there is the greatest & exquisite job, then it is none exept the service of mankind.
Feeding the food to hungry, providing clothes to naked & to show the right path to misguided and misleaded person are the greatest and exquisite jobs of the entire world. Almighty GOD has been sent such the great souls in the world who sacrificed the luxaries of the world & adpoting a lot of calamaties, teasing their bodies and making a laughing a stone by the people they did the great jobs for the sake of the same people. Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, Annie Basent, Sir Allama Iqbal, Mother Teresa, Raja Ram Mohan Roy such as numberless great people have been born in the world and demolished the evils customs spreading in the society for ever. Today I am mentioning about such a great saint who illuminated the name of our country India in the world by his high dignity opinions and exquisite activities. The name of that great person is Narendra Nath Dutt. Globally he is known as Swami Vivekanand.
Swami Vivekanand was a spritual preacher, and social reformer. Swami Vivekanand tried his level best to remove the religious retuals, inconsistencies and the fake traditions spreading in the society. Youths have always been inspired by him. Through this article you will come to know about the facts related to Swami Vivekanand and his quotes ( openions)
Narendra Nath Dutt ( Swami Vivekanand) was born on 12th of January 1863 in Kolkata. Swami Vivekanand’s father Vishvanath Dutt was a prominent lawyer.His mother Bhuvneshwari Devi was a humble lady.His father was influenced by the Western culture and this is why teaching English language to his son, Narendra Nath Dutt, he too wanted to merge Swami Vivekanand in the Western culture. Swami Vivekanand was a very brilliant and sharp minded from his childhood and he had a keen desire to get a glimpse of Almighty GOD. For this purpose first of all he joined Brahma Samaj but he was not satisfied there.
In 1884 his father passed away and all the responsibilities of the family fell on the shoulders of Swami Vivekanand. The economic conditions of the home was very misrerable.Inspite of financial crisis Swami Vivekanand was very hospitable. The guest who would come to his cottage he was welcomed warmly by Swami Vivekanand more than his status..He served the meal to arrival guest he provided bed to the guest and he himself lied on the ground.
Narendra Nath Dutt was the childhood name of Swami Vivekanand.His teacher Swami Ram Krishna Paramhans gave him the name of Swami Vivekanand and after that Narendra Nath Dutt was populariy known as Swami Vivekanand in the world. Swami Vivekanand represented the Sanatan Dharm on the behalf of great nation India in a global religious confrence which was organized at Chicago city in America in 1893. Swami Vivekand added the beauty of four moons in the pride of India telling the features of Sanatan religion by delivering the brilliant speech & by introducing the Indian culture on global plateform. For the purpose of service of mankind Swami Vivekanand established the Ram Krishna Paramhans mission.
Listening to appreciation comments about Swami Ram Krishna paramhans Swami Vivekananda had gone to make a debate with him but as soon as Swami Ramkrishna paramhans noticed Swami Vivekananda he at once recognised that he is the same boy to whom he was waiting for many days. By the grace of Swami Ramkrishna paramhans, Vivekananda got the glimpse of divine and this is why Swami Vivekananda became the most dearest and nearest disciple of Swami Ramkrishna paramhans. Narendra nath Dutta became Swami Vivekananda sacrificing the luxuries of the world. Swami Vivekanand devoted his whole life in the service of his Guru Swami Ramkrishna paramhans. In the last moments of the life of his Guru Swami Ramkrishna paramhans when he was very sick, blood spit sputum came from his mouth due to the fatal disease of cancer and he cleaned all of these very attentively. Once, one of his disciples became careless in the service of Guru Ramkrishna Paramhans and Seeing the blood spit and sputum turned his face with negligence. Seeing this Swami Vivekanand was very disappointed and with the intention to teach the lesson to his classmate, service of the teacher he drank the whole spit box fillng with blood cough and spit. Affection of a disciple for his teacher, an incredible example is seldom observed. At the age of 25 years Narendra nath Dutt weared saffron colour clothes after that he completed a long journey all over India on foot.
An incident is striking in my mind at this time.Once an old man had gone to a doctor clinic to get some medicines. The old man was an asthamatic patient. After investigation the doctor assured the old man,” Uncle don’t worry you will be alright”. During the hours of talking the doctor asked the old man that how many sons he had. The old man replied that he had four sons. The doctor said very good what they are doing. The old man replied,”My three sons are well educated, well settled and they are having fun with their wives & children. They are doing jobs in reputed departments.This one my stupid youngest son couldn’t be educated, and he is cultivating the fields in the village and is looking after myself living at home. By this incident what I want to explain my respected readers I need not to mention it. All of you know it better than I. Not a single but thousands of such kinds of incidents are being committed in our country. On the other hand now a days mostly convent educated children who belongs to high profile modern society neglect and irritate at their old parents while they are coughing up due to illness. I have used the term of convent education especially because modern education is given in high profile institutions but there is is a lack of etiquettes. It would be bitter to hear but it is true to some extent and it is also known by the writer and the reader etiquette is more important than education. There is a need for rites it was the rites of Swami Vivekananda that caused him to drink blood and sputum of his Guru Swami Ramkrishna Paramhans. We should try our level best to be our children highly educated because an uneducated person is just like a blind man in this age but we should keep a sharp observation at the etiquettes of the children.
On 11th September, 1893 a global religion confrence was organised at Chicago in America. Swami Vivekananda represented the global religion confrence on behalf of India. At that time the people of Europe and America neglected and exploited the slave people of India.When Swami Vivekananda started to deliver his the most powerful speech addressing the people as brothers and sisters people more than 7000 presented in the hall all applauded him and welcomed him by clapping continuously for 2 minutes. Scholars who were presented in the conference hall surprised to listen to the speech of Swami Vivekanand and the Americans accepted & appreciated the wisdom of Swami Vivekanand. Swami Vivekanand made a group of of his disciples in America. Swami Vivekananda stayed in America for three years and there he spreaded the excellent brightness of great Indian culture. Swami Vivekanand believed that without spiritual knowledge and Indian philosophy the whole world would be orphan. 12th of January is celebrated as National youth day on his birth anniversary. Swami Vivekananda was the scholar of Hindu scriptures vedas puranrh and holy book Bhagwat Geeta.
On 4th July 1902 the great soul of Swami Vivekananda passed away from this mortal word forever but because of his great teachings and excellent thoughts Swami Vivekanand is stll alive in our heart. I would like to introduce excellent thoughts of Swami Vivekanand to my respected readers.
1. Arise awake and do not stop until the goal is reached.
2. To think our self weak is the greatest sin.
3. Truth can be defined in a thousand ways, yet each will be true.
4. External nature is the xerox copy of the inside one.
5. In the conflict of between heart and brain always follow your heart.
6. In a day when you don’t come across any problem then you can be sure that you are travelling on a wrong path.
7. Do a single deed at a time and doing it concentrate yourself in the same. Forget everything.
8. Learn till the last breath of the life. Experience is the best teacher.
9. You cannot trust on God until you trust yourself.
10. To be dependent on others is not wisdom. A wise man should be self depend and should mind his business determinatly.
I feel proud to narrate the excellent thoughts and facts related to the life of Swami Vivekanand if there is any error in this article, I apologize for the same.