The following articles are selected on the occasion Swami Vivekananda
Jayanti on January 12th.
Swami Vivekananda [1863-1902]
Vivekananda - A biographical sketch by Sri Swami Sivanandaji
Maharaj reproduced from "Yoga Lessons for Children" by Swami
Sivananda. Swami Vivekananda's gospel was one of hope, faith and strength.
He never succumbed to despair, for he knew that India was capable of
expansion and growth. His clarion call to the nation was: "Awake,
arise, and stop not till the goal is reached."
Vivekananda to Youth - This article also contains a short
address of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda
at the World's Parliament of Religions - This contains the
memorable and soul stirring famous speeches delivered by Swami Vivekananda a
century ago At the World's Parliament of Religions, Chicago in 1893.
- The Song of the Sannyasin
- Composed at the retreat of Thousand Island Park, New York, in July 1895,
where Swami Vivekananda lived for seven weeks with some of his disciples in
order to give them spiritual training . ' There were 12 of us,' a disciple
writes, ' and it seemed as if Pentecastal fire descended and touched the
Master . One afternoon, when he had been telling us of the glory of
renunciation, of the joy and freedom of those of the ochre robe, he suddenly
left us, and in a short time he had written his Song of the Sannyasin , a
very passion of sacrifice and renunciation.