Essay On Swami Vivekananda
Among the people who started a new awakening in India, Swami Vivekananda is unequivocal. Swamiji was born in the year 1863. His name was Narendranath. He was gifted with sharp intelligence and high thinking. He was from a highly educated and rich family. He persuaded his primary education in English. He completed his graduation in 1884. His mother wanted him to become a lawyer. But there was a thirst to get spiritual knowledge in Swamiji’s mind.
To quench this urge he used to spend maximum time with saints and monks. He wandered in search of truth but could not get peace. Then he came in contact with Swami Ramkrishna Paramhans. He became a follower of Ramakrishna Paramhansa due to his simplicity, straightforwardness, strong self-confidence, philosophy, and gentle oration. He learned Philosophy and Vedanta from his Guru.
Swami Vivekananda had an impressive personality. He knew Indian Philosophy and religion thoroughly. He traveled the whole country. He was instrumental in highlighting the Hindu traditions and culture. He went to attend the world religion conference in Chicago in the year 1893. The people were highly influenced because of his intelligence, inspiring and fluent oration. He stayed for many years in America and England to spread the teachings of Vedanta. He then returned to India. He founded the Ramkrishna Mission to spread the message of peace and equality to the masses.
Swamiji believed that serving humanity is serving God. He kindled the will of independence in the minds of Indians. Swamiji constructed groups of preachers and saints to help the poor and weak people. He opened charity homes at Murshidabad, Dhaka, Kolkata, Madras, etc. He gave the message of confidence, nationality, brotherhood, humanity, and no cast discrimination. Vivekananda emphasized education and opened several educational institutions throughout India.
Swamiji died on 4th July 1902. He is no longer with us today, but his life is guiding us like a lighthouse. He is a symbol of courage and loyalty to the nation.
Ramkrishna Mission is still perching the knowledge of Indian Philosophy through its branches situated at different locations.