Swami Vivekananda on 11 Sept– Date of speech by Swami Vivekananda Ji, one of the best lectures in the world, 11 September. What was that speech which made not only America but the entire West a fan of India?
Narendra Nath Dutt, whom the whole world remembers as Vivekananda. Why should 11/9 be remembered, because on that day a young monk from India proved the dwarfs of the people in suits of the West.
Because on that day Sanatan culture was established on the world stage. September 11th should be remembered for Chicago, not New York.
Should be remembered for world peace not for destruction. Should be remembered not for terrorism. But for Sanatan Samvad. Should be remembered not for Laden, but for Narendra.
This magic of Vivekananda’s dialogue was about the ancient Indian culture, civilization, spirituality and the sacrificial life of that young man hidden behind the words.
Which originated from Chicago and spread all over the world. Even today the world cannot forget that speech. All the religions of the world can take a lesson from this speech even today.
This single incident created an image of India in the West which even hundreds of ambassadors before and after independence could not create.
After this speech of Swami Vivekananda, India started being seen as a country with a unique culture. The American press had described Vivekananda as the greatest personality of that Parliament of Religions.
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And had written about Swami Vivekananda. After listening to him we are realizing what a big foolishness we were doing by sending missionaries to an enlightened nation like India.
This happened at a time when the British rulers. And a section of Christian missionaries were engaged in contempt of India. And proving the superiority of Western culture.
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Swami Vivekananda on 11 Sept- bearer of the ancient and the ever new
Read the past, shape the present and move forward, this was the basic message of Vivekananda ji. The society which destroys the valuable things of its history.
And literature becomes lifeless and it is also true that the society. Which remains immersed in history also becomes lifeless.
In the present times, without logic and facts, nothing can be accepted by today’s generation just in the name of faith. Today, when Indian knowledge is presented with logic. The whole world seems to be accepting it.
Vivekananda had also demonstrated this in his Chicago speech on Swami Vivekananda on 11 Sept 1893. Where great scholars from all castes of the world were present on the stage.
A 30 year old bright youth reached the stage on the call of Dr. Burroughs. As soon as he heard the first four words of his speech. ‘American brothers and sisters’.
There was a storm of enthusiasm in the meeting and 7 thousand people stood. And clapped for him for 2 minutes. The entire auditorium echoed with the sound of Kartal.
He is A Young Sanatani
Swami Vivekananda, only 39 years old, who conquered the world with his intelligence. Who shook the youth to the core. Who established the pride of his culture and pride on the world stage.
In whom everything is positive, nothing is negative. Imagine that young man in the form of Vivekananda. There was no shadow of slavery in his thoughts. Behavior or speech.
Who had found the awakened state of Mother India within himself. Such a great man who makes the world his own in a moment or two.
Which encompasses the entire world within itself. Who gives recognition to the world and conquers it. From Vedas to Vivekananda. From Upanishads to satellites, we have grown up in this tradition.
By remembering and cherishing that tradition again and again, we will have to keep giving as much strength as we can to the bridge of goodwill to bind India in the thread of unity.
Just reading the life of Vivekananda gives goosebumps. How a child Vivekananda became an inspiration to the whole world in the form of warrior monk Vivekananda.
Swami Vivekananda’s entire life has been rich in multidimensional personality and creativity. Our current concerns are education. True form of Indian culture, comprehensive social reform, upliftment of women, advancement of Dalits.
And backward classes. Need of science for development, need of moral values in public life, responsibilities of youth, self-reliance. , sense of Swadeshi, future of India etc.
To regain and establish India’s former glory, we will have to listen to the ideas of Swami Vivekananda to solve the problems.
Swami Vivekananda protected Hinduism and India
Millions of people in the world were influenced by his ideas and are getting inspiration from him even today.
According to C Rajagopalachari, “Swami Vivekananda protected Hinduism and India”.
Creator of modern India
Subhash Chandra Bose said, “Vivekananda is the creator of modern India”. Mahatma Gandhi believed that ‘Vivekananda increased his patriotism a thousand times.
Swami Vivekananda has proved himself to be a precious and shining diamond for India. He will be remembering for his contribution for ages and generations.
Jawahar Lal Nehru has written in ‘Discovery of India’ – “Vivekananda came as a tonic to the suppressed and unenthusiastic Hindu mind. And made it realize its self-respect and its roots from its past.”
Overall, if it is says that Swami Vivekananda was the creator of modern India. Then there would be no exaggeration in that.
This is because Swamiji created an environment of self-respect in the minds of Indians for Indian independence. In today’s time, India and the world can be benefits only by following the path of Vivekananda’s humanism.
He used to tell the youth that we need such young human beings. Who have the brilliance of Brahmins and the semen of Kshatriyas. Today, on the day of the Chicago speech.
There is a need to read as well as memorize the life of Vivekananda. We are fortunate to have a great heritage. So let us move forward with a determined young mind based on the pride of that great heritage.
In the kind of intellectual discussion that is being seens all around today, being young. We have to showcase our intelligence and intellectual capacity.
This will indeed be the true sacrifice from our side today. For this, making all-round preparations. And living for the country will make this resolve even stronger. Swami Vivekananda also used to say, “Only those live who live for others”.
Author– Dr. Pawan Singh Malik
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