Swami Vivekananda was an inspiring personality and world-famous. He was born in Kolkata on 12 January 1863. He was a Social Reformer and spiritual figure. His lectures, writings, letters, poems, ideas motivated not just Indian youth but the whole world as well. He is the founder of the Calcutta-based Ramakrishna Mission and Belur Math who are still working to help the needy. He was a wise man and a very simple human being.
About Swami Vivekananda:
Childhood And Education:
Narendranath Dutta was the name of Vivekananda ‘s childhood, belonging to an affluent Bengali family in Calcutta. He was one of Vishwanath Dutta’s eight children, with Bhuvneshwari Devi. He was born on 12 January 1863, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. His father was a corporate lawyer and an influential personality. Mother of Vivekananda was a woman who believes in God.
Vivekananda was enrolled at the Institution of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar at the age of eight in 1871 and later at the College of the Presidency in Calcutta. He was introduced to science, Christianity, and Western philosophy. He has had an interest in both instrumental and vocal music
He had grown up in a religious family but studied several religious books and knowledge led him to question God’s existence and he believed in Agnosticism for some time. But he couldn’t deny the fact about God’s supremacy altogether. He joined Nava Vidhan from Keshab Chandra Sen in 1880 and became a member of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj, led by Keshab Chandra Sen and Debendranath Tagore.
World Religious Parliament Speech:
When he came to know about Chicago, America, organized World Parliament. He was keen to attend the conference, to represent the teachings of India and its Guru. He attended the Religious meeting despite various troubles. He came on stage on September 11, 1893, and shocked everyone saying “My American brothers and sisters.” He obtained a standing ovation from the audience for this. He described the Vedanta principles, their spiritual meaning, etc.
Returning to India around 1897 he reached Calcutta where he founded the Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Math on 1 May 1897. The mission ‘s goals were based on the Karma Yoga and its main purpose was to serve the country’s poor and suffering or disturbed population. This mission also involves numerous social services such as the establishment of schools, colleges, and hospitals
The teachings of Vivekananda were mostly based on the spiritual teachings of Divine manifestations of the Ramakrishna and on his personal internalization of the philosophy of the Advaita Vedanta. According to him, the ultimate goal of life is to achieve soul freedom and that includes one’s religion entirely.