Monday, June 26, 2006

Swami Vivekananda On Hinduism


SWAMI VIVEKANANDA'S inspiring personality was well known both in India and in America during the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth. The unknown monk of India suddenly leapt into fame at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893, at which he represented Hinduism. His vast knowledge of Eastern and Western culture as well as his deep spiritual insight, fervid eloquence, brilliant conversation, broad human sympathy, colourful personality, and handsome figure made an irresistible appeal to the many types of Americans who came in contact with him. People who saw or heard Vivekananda even once still cherish his memory after a lapse of more than half a century.

Here you can read through his speech at the World Parliament of Religions and also listen to his voice. Hope you enjoy...
  1. WELCOME ADDRESS - Chicago, Sept 11, 1893
  2. WHY WE DISAGREE - Chicago, Sept 15, 1893
  3. Paper on Hinduism - I
  4. Paper on Hinduism II
  5. Paper on Hinduism III
  6. Paper on Hinduism IV