New Delhi: Twitterati remembers Swami Vivekananda on his 150th birth anniversary. Vivekananda was born as Narendranath in Calcutta on 12 January 1863 around the Makar Sankranti festival. He had an insatiable desire to know the truth about God. He used to ask people, if they had seen God. He found a mentor in Sri Ramakrishna, who became his master and gave him God vision and transformed him into a sage with authority to teach.
He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world and was credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India and contributed to the notion of nationalism in colonial India. He was the chief disciple of the 19th century saint Ramakrishna and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his inspiring speech beginning with "Sisters and Brothers of America," through which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.
People shared some of the important quotes of Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. Swami Vivekananda. Even after 150yrs no one can forget his words.
A desperate nation is now recalling & looking to Swami Vivekananda & his great thoughts for course correction.
It is that timeless aspect in his teachings that we call relevance that makes Swami Vivekananda stand out.
As we remember Swami Vivekananda, lets remember that he said work and work alone is the path for salvation.
Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is achieved' Tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 150th bday.
"Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything." Swami Vivekananda. We need to remember this always.
Man comes from God in the beginning, in the middle he becomes man, and in the end he goes back to God—Swami Vivekananda
If we need to revive the spirit of Swami Vivekananda, we have to discard the narrow confines of religion and replace it with humanism...
There was one swami Vivekananda, but lot of pretenders today.
Superstition is our great enemy, but bigotry is worse. Swami Vivekananda