Swami Vivekananda

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Shamotte
Location: ETNOMIR Cultural Education Center

Swami Vivekananda


Narendranath Datta – Indian thinker, reformer, social activist, who spoke for the unification of East and West

The origins of Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy are in the Veda teaching on the unity of Brahman and Atman. Every person is an incarnation of God, all people are equal as incarnations of the Light of the Divine Principle. He develops the doctrine of the single essence of all religions. As a reformer, he advocated the liberation of the peoples of India and of all mankind from poverty, illiteracy on the basis of recourse to the spiritual experience of the transformation of people’s consciousness.

The influence on the spiritual development of the world by Swami Vivekananda is enormous. An ardent preacher and founder of the “courageous Hinduism,” the philosophy of action, truly served mankind. In 1893, he traveled to the USA, England, China, Japan, where he spoke and set the task of uniting the consciousness of the West and the East. He was the first Indian to proclaim a message from the East about the unity of all forms of religions.

WORKS “Bhakti Yoga”, “Jnana Yoga”, “Karma Yoga”, “Para-Bhakti, or Higher Worship”, “Practical Vedanta”, “Raja Yoga” and others.

“Maybe, I will need to come another thousand times to this earth and suffer, but I will come until people realize that they are one with God.”