Advocates for inter-religious harmony
In the 19th century, Vivekananda took Hindutva to the global platform and encouraged the spirit of inter-religious harmony. His education demonstrated the co-existence of equality in the Western world. Vivekananda was born as Narendranath Dutt on 12 January 1863 in a Bengali family. His father Vishwanath Dutt was a judge in the Calcutta High Court while his mother Bhuvaneshwari Devi was a housewife. Since childhood, Vivekananda was interested in spirituality and used to meditate frequently in front of deities.
Here are some of his thought provoking statements that are relevant even today-
• You have to move from inside to outside. No one can teach you this. Nor can anyone make you spiritual. There can be no other teacher than your soul.
>bull; On the day when there is no problem in your life, then on that day you should definitely understand that you are going on the wrong path.
>bull; Arise, awake and keep going till the goal is achieved.
>bull; Take an idea in life. Make it a part of your life. Dream about this, think about this, live with this thought. You fill this thought in your mind, body, muscles, nerves and every part of the body. Leave other thoughts alone. This will open the door to success. From this thought great spiritual giants are born.
>bull; The same fire that gives us heat can also kill us. It’s not a fire fault.