Arise! Awake! And Stop Not Until The Goal Is Reached: Swami Vivekanand!

Editorials News | Dec-30-2019

Arise! Awake! And Stop Not Until The Goal Is Reached: Swami Vivekanand!

Born as Narendranath Dutta on 12th January 1863 in the holy and divine place of Kolkata, Swami Vivekananda was a great Indian saint. He was a figure with “high thinking and simple living”. He was a great pious leader, a philosopher, and also a devout personality with great principles. His eminent philosophical works includes “Modern Vedanta” and “Raj Yoga”. He was a principal disciple of “Ramkrishna Paramhansa” and was an initiator of Ramkrishna Math and Ramkrishna Mission. He thus spent his whole life in the dispersion of the values embedded in the great Indian culture.

Swami Vivekananda, the son of Shri Vishwanath and mother Bhuvneshwari Devi was called by the name “Narendranath Dutta” in the early days. Narendra was a child of unquestioned expertise and intellectual capability who used to take grasp of all his school teachings at first sight.

This excellence was recognized by his Gurus and thus was named “Shrutidhar” by them. He possessed manifold talents and skills comprising of swimming, wrestling which were a part of his schedule. Influenced by the teachings of Ramayana and Mahabharata, he had bottomless respect for religion. “Pavan Putra Hanuman” was his ideal for life.

Narendra was a lover of heroism and mystical by nature. Despite his upbringing in a spiritual family, he owned an argumentative personality in his infancy. His entire beliefs were assisted by an apt rationale and judgment behind them. Such a quality made him even put a question on the existence of the Almighty. He then visited several saints and asked everyone “have you seen God?”His spiritual quest left unanswered until he met “Ramkrishna Paramhansa”.

Swamiji carried the messages of the rich and varied heritage of Indian culture and Hinduism, non-duality, selfless love, and service towards the nation. His mesmerizing personality with the highest virtues illuminated the young minds. His teachings aroused the realization of the power of the soul in them. Thus, we celebrate his “Avtaran Divas” 12th January, as the National Youth Day with great zeal and enthusiasm all around the world.

By: Saksham Gupta


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