Hey all beautiful people out there!Especially all my non Indian friends..many of u know who swami Vivekananda was,and for those who don’t, at first let me give u a small insight – he was an Indian Hindu monk and a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world. He was one of the most influential philosophers and social reformers in his contemporary India and the most successful and influential missionaries of Vedanta to the Western world. Indian Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore suggested to study the works of Vivekananda to understand India. He also told, in Vivekananda there was nothing negative, but everything positive.
Now, let’s start with my words – Swamiji’s thoughts and their contributions in making today’s India~
Swami Vivekananda always believed that India is the Blessed ‘punyabhumi’ , i.e., ‘the land of virtue’. And his believe in those words can be clearly seen by his all fantastic and heroic thoughts and practices of building a better India and it’s overall development. Even after the death of Swami Vivekananda, he kept inspiring and guiding all Indians towards building and developing a better India through his inspirational, rational and spiritual thoughts which played a vital role in India’s overall development. Swamiji always believed that it is coordinated will power that leads a country to overall success. He gave the example of British colonial System and said, British were all 40million Englishmen who had an intention to own the land and rule over it and this United thinking helped them to rule over us for all those 200 years and also it was the unity and coordination that Indians have shown to them which made them quit the country and go back. Thus, Vivekananda always preached this message to the nation’s people that coordinated will power always lead to overall victory. Talking about his thought’s significances, after all these years today we are thinking the things that he said a lot earlier during his times. His words till today are stimulants for youths in order to carry on the overall Development of India. Following are the thoughts of swamiji he shared at his time which eventually became a very important thing in today’s time in this competitive world:
•He always said it was very important to learn a universal language or another language along with one’s own mother tongue: Though it’s now very usual and common to know English as a universal language as we are growing up in such an environment. But along with that also many of us are joining various foreign language classes and courses so that we can increase the circle around us and connect to larger mass which is very much essential for a country’s growth. But along with that one should also know their own mother tongue properly to keep themselves attached to the origin while touching the skies.
• He always said it’s necessary to keep oneself up with the new technological generations and operations otherwise we will be lagging behind: Now, is there anyone who would come up and place argument against this statement said by swamiji? I don’t think so. Because what can be more true than this? What swamiji said that time is now one of the most important necessity of our lives!
Swamiji always said & believed “a country’s future depends on it’s people” stating “man making is my mission”. And all of us today shall agree with the fact that to develop a country it is the people and their morals and skills which matters a lot along with it’s funds as nothing can be done with surplus fund if we don’t have anyone to use brain and labor with it. We all may have followed earlier and are even noticing today that Vivekananda was a man having very far vision in terms of overall development of India as what he said then are now that we are bound to do for development, one of the apt example for this would be a hundred year ago swamiji said “education is that which enables one to stand on one’s own legs” and today we know how much true those words were.
Let’s not forget.. he was the man who around 128years ago on September 11th, at The Chicago Convention of Parliament of Religious delivered the iconic speech addressing America with ” Sisters and brothers of America” then giving that groundbreaking speech which touched all for lives regarding religious tolerance and saying –“I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true.”
It’s a matter of great pride and blessing for me to be born in the same country where a man like him took birth.. he was an Indian Bengali .. and it makes me more proud to say I’m also an Indian and as well a Bengali girl..and I speak the mother tongue which he used to . Hope this helps all to know at least bits and pieces more about the real hero.. recently on 12th January it was this man’s birthday which is observed in India as the NATIONAL YOUTH DAY as till today he is the youth icon for lakhs of people
I would rest my pen today by mentioning a simple yet powerful message which swamiji preached mentioning country’s development, it’s youth and it’s citizen’s merit:
“ See for the highest, aim at that highest and you shall reach that highest”