Swami Vivekananda is an Universal Being and so also stands his Universal Messages. He is regarded as an incarnation of Lord Shiva and called as Modern Prophet,Patriotic-Saint,Seer etc. He declared: "MY IDEAL IS TO PREACH MANKIND THEIR DIVINITY AND HOW TO MAKE IT MANIFEST IN EVERY MOMENT OF LIFE." His 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations are observed from 2010 to 2014. Let us rekindle our aspirations and draw inspiration from his Life, Writings, Speeches,Stories etc. May He bless all .
My child, what I want
is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same
material as that of which the thunderbolt is made. Strength, manhood,
Kshatra-Virya + Brahma-Teja. Our beautiful hopeful boys — they have everything,
only if they are not slaughtered by the millions at the altar of this brutality
they call marriage. O Lord, hear my wails! Madras will then awake when at least
one hundred of its very heart's blood, in the form of its educated young men,
will stand aside from the world, gird their loins, and be ready to fight the
battle of truth, marching on from country to country. One blow struck outside
of India is equal to a hundred thousand struck within. Well, all will come if the
Lord wills it.
Persevere on, my brave
lads. We have only just begun. Never despond! Never say enough! . . . As soon
as a man comes over to the West and sees different nations, his eyes open. This
way I get strong workers — not by talking, but by practically showing what we
have in India and what we have not. I wish at least that a million Hindus had
travelled all over the world!
Yours ever with love,
*[You may treat these letters as if addressed to
Source:The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda [Volume-V; Epistles - First Series; Letter no.:LXVII]
On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birth Anniversary a postal stamp was released by HE Mahinda Rajapakse, the 5th Executive President of Sri Lanka on 7th June at Temple Trees.
(Temple Trees is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Currently it is used it
as the official residence by HE Mahinda Rajapakse, the 5th Executive President
of Sri Lanka.)
President of Sri Lanka and swamis of Ramakrishna Order.
8 April, Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, announced the
creation of higher research and education centres in the name of Swami
Vivekananda in nine universities of Tamil Nadu, namely Madras University,
Madurai Kamaraj University, Bharathiyar University, Bharathidasan University,
Mother Teresa University, Alagappa University, Manonmaniam Sundaranar
University, Periyar University and Tiruvalluvar University.
Selvi J Jayalalithaa
Math, Mumbai organized a programme on 31 May in commemoration of the 120th
anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic voyage from the Gateway of India
(Mumbai) to the West for participating in the Parliament of Religions at
Sri Pranab Mukherjee, President
of India; Sri K Sankaranarayanan, Governor of Maharashtra; Sri L K Advani,
former Deputy Prime Minister of India; Sri Manohar Joshi, former Chief Minister
of Maharashtra, and some other dignitaries addressed the public meeting held at
books brought out on Swamiji were released by Sri Sankaranarayanan. Besides, a small programme was held at the
Gateway of India. Altogether about 1000
people attended the programme.