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🤔The Root of All Troubles🔻
(Story told by Sri Ramakrishna)

In a certain place the fishermen were catching fish. A kite swooped down and snatched a fish. At the sight of the fish, about a thousand crows chased the kite and made a great noise with their cawing. Which-ever way……
As desire increases, so increases the power of pleasure, so the power of pain.
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🙏And This Is Maya🔻
(Story told by #SwamiVivekananda)

We are all like this in the world. A legend tells how once Narada said to Krishna, ‘Lord, show me Maya.’

A few days passed away, and Krishna asked Narada to make a trip with him towards a desert, and after walking for…… Image
When the Hindu says the world is Maya, at once people get the idea that the world is an illusion. This interpretation has some basis, as coming through the Buddhistic philosophers, because there was one section of philosophers who did not believe in the external world at all. But……
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🙏The Passing Away of Buddha – Swami Vivekananda🔻

Those last dying words of his always thrilled through my heart. He was old, he was suffering, he was near his death, and then came the despised outcaste—he lives on carrion, dead animals; the Hindus would not allow them to come…… Image
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💞‘I cannot Trade in Love’❤️
(Story told by Swami Vivekananda)

One of the disciples of Krishna, the then Emperor of India, was driven from his kingdom by his enemies and had to take shelter with his queen in a forest in the Himalayas, and there one day the queen asked him how it……
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🧘The Story of How Totapuri Gave up Anger😡

One evening Sri Ramakrishna was seated with Totapuri near his sacred dhuni. Both of their minds were almost completely absorbed in nondual knowledge as they talked about God. The Atman, as if dwelling in the flames of the dhuni, was……
In one who dwells longingly on sense objects, an inclination towards them is generated. This inclination develops into desire, and desire begets anger.
(BG 2.62)

Anger generates delusion, and delusion results in loss of memory. Loss of memory brings about the destruction of……
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#BirthAnniversary #SwamiVivekananda
The year was 1893. A young monk from India opened the World’s Parliament of Religions with an electrifying speech that brought the assembled representatives of the world’s major faiths to their feet. Image
The monk was Vivekananda, who had come to Chicago without a formal connection to the parliament but nonetheless managed to secure an invitation to give not only an opening address but several more speeches.
More than 6,000 people crowded into the assembly hall of the Permanent Memorial Art Palace, now the Art Institute of Chicago, to hear the young man speak.

Passionately and eloquently, Vivekananda called for the end of religious bigotry and intolerance.
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#SwamiVivekananda discussing his Kayastha caste and associated humiliation.

Source - His speech at Victoria Hall, Madras. Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. Vol-3

“I shall take this opportunity of thanking the people of Madras for the uniform kindness that I have received at their hands…I read in the organ of the social reformers that I am called a Shudra and am challenged as to what right a Shudra has to become a Sannyasin.”
“To which I reply: I trace my descent to one at whose feet every Brahmin lays flowers when he utters the words — यमाय धर्मराजाय चित्रगुप्ताय वै नमः — and whose descendants are the purest of Kshatriyas.”
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While we celebrate Jayanti of #SwamiVivekananda today, it's also Jayanti of another great person, not so well known.
. Yellapragada Subbarao, a genius who made some of the most outstanding discoveries in medicine on par with the likes of Dr. Alexander Fleming, Ronald Ross.
Dr. Subbarao was born on the same date as Swami Vivekananda, January 12th, in the coastal Andhra town of Bhimavaram. He would go on to make some of the most significant discoveries ever in medicine.
Remember the deadly plague that struck Surat in 1994, a 3rd generation tetracycline called Doxycycline helped in combating the plague epidemic, and controlling it. And the man who discovered that was none other than Dr. Subbarao.
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This will be a #Burnol moment for many. I will give you proof that all the history we are taught in schools & colleges in pure junk. They were all written by a certain vested political class. We need to fix it now. This tweet is about who founded the great #CalcuttaUniversity +
The 1st ever letter drafted towards establishing a state of the art University in India in lines of Oxford and Cambridge was drafted than none other than my GGGG grandfather #RajaJoykrishnaMukherjee in 1846. @primrose, you wanted it, I got it. The entire proposal! Earlier I ++
(3/n) just published the first page of the handwritten proposal. Here is the entire letter and everything is available at #UttarparaJoykrishnaLibrary if you want evidence. So here's the sequence of events in the run upto establishing one of the best Universities in the world++
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Let’s explore a controversial topic : Food

Why controversial ? We assume we can eat anything. It’s left to the individuals.

NO. Our dharma, traditions, rishis have categorically stated what kind of food one should partake of and which ones to be avoided. A 🧵 1/n Image
Swami Vivekananda's writings in Prachya o Pashchatya (East and West) show that he pondered deeply on this question. He also discussed it at length with his disciple Sharat Chandra in Belur and their discussion is reproduced in the book …++ 2/n Image
++…Swami-Shishya Sambad which is an invaluable document on Swami Vivekananda and forms part of the authentic literature on Swamiji in Bengali. 3/n
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On this day in 1893, #SwamiVivekananda delivered the famous Chicago speech. Presenting some archives culled from the pages of PM @narendramodi's history

Here Modi discusses how Vivekananda explained Advaita to the Western world.

[Audio excerpt, Sangh Shiksha Varg in Pune, 1985]
#SwamiVivekananda had a profound influence on young Modi's mind, inspiring him to dedicate his life to service.

A journey of inner discovery began at the Ramakrishna Mission, where Modi lived with sadhus and saints. During his stay, he got to spend time in Vivekananda's chamber.
What are duties or Kartavya?

A voracious reader by mind and a curious young man at heart, Modi collected #SwamiVivekananda's quotes in his diary. Modi regularly discussed the philosophy and contributions of the Hindu monk with youngsters.

[Handwritten, Personal Diary]
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उद्या, म्हणजे ५ सप्टेंबर रोजी शिक्षकदिन साजरा होणार, त्यानिमित्त खरे शिक्षण कशाला म्हणावे जाणून घेणे अगत्याचे वाटले. म्हणून स्वामी विवेकानंद याचे शिक्षण विषयक विचार जाणून घेऊयात, जे मला भावले.

#TeachersDay #teacher #SwamiVivekananda
1. शिक्षण म्हणजे मनुष्याच्या ठिकाणी जे पूर्णत्व आधीचेच विद्यमान आहे त्याचे प्रकटीकरण.

2.शिक्षण कशाला म्हणावयाचे ? पुस्तके वाचण्याला ? नाही. निरनिराळ्या प्रकारचे ज्ञान मिळविण्याला ? नाही.
ज्या शिक्षणाद्वारा इच्छाशक्तीचा प्रवाह आणि अभिव्यक्ती ही आपल्या स्वतःच्या ताब्यात येतात आणि फलद्रुप होतात त्यालाच शिक्षण म्हणावे.

3. मी शिकवितो ही भावना जर शिक्षकाच्या मनात जागृत राहील तर सगळेच काम बिघडले म्हणून समजावे.
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स्वामी विवेकानंद ने जीवन पर्यन्त भारतीयों को गुलामी और विशेषकर मानसिक गुलामी से मुक्त कराने का प्रयास किया. पर सब बेकार. भारत में आज भी स्वामी जी की पहचान शिकागो भाषण ही है क्योंकी इस घटना का सम्बन्ध विदेश से है. स्वामी जी के वेदान्त, गीता ज्ञान,
धर्मों का अध्ययन, अमेरिका के अन्य नगरों में दिए गए व्याख्यान, इंग्लैंड में उनके प्रखर कार्य, स्वतंत्रता आन्दोलन, शिक्षा चिंतन, युवाओं में चेतना और प्रखरता भरना, उनमें आत्मविश्वास भरना, सुभाष, तिलक, गांधी जैसे कितने लोगों को स्वतंत्रता संग्राम की प्रेरणा देना, राष्ट्र भक्ती,
आदि कार्य इस देश के बच्चो को कभी बताये नहीं जाते. बताएगा कौन...बड़े?..उन्हें खुद नहीं पता.
स्वामी जी को पता था कि उन्हें कब “लम्बे आराम के लिए जाना है”. वो अनेक वर्षों से कहते आ रहे थे कि उन्हें 40 वर्ष से पूर्व शरीर छोड़ देंगे.
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Passing of Swami Vivekananda - a *thread*


In his youth, while as a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, Narendranath had got a taste of Nirvikalpa Samadhi. When it was over, his Master had said, "This is your mango, Look! I lock it in my box.

You shall taste it once more, when your work in finished." Sri Ramakrishna had made one more prophecy about Naren - that when he should know who and what he was, he would refuse to remain a moment longer in the body.

Years had passed. It was the summer of 1898. Vivekananda was well renowned in the world by then. He happened to visit the Amarnath Cave with his disciples. On returning from the cave of Amarnath, he had told that he had received the grace of Amar Nath -
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The Lingam represents Shiv's creative n destructive power. Invoking the Atharva Veda, #SwamiVivekananda characterised #ShivaLinga as the symbol of the Eternal Brahma.

#GyanvapiShivlingExpose Image
Swami Vivekananda gave a lecture at the Paris Congress of the History of Religions in 1900 during which he refuted the statements of some Western scholars that referred to #Shivalinga as phallic worship
"It is a description of the infinite beginning and limitless of the Eternal Brahma, and it has been denied as an imaginary invention," he explained. Image
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It was at Mount Abu, on 4 June 1891, that Naren first met Ajit Singh, the Raja of Khetri, with whom he was to form a lasting bond of friendship and mutual respect. In fact, it was the Raja who later conferred the name Vivekananda’ on him by Image
which he would be known in the West. This is the name by which he is known all over the world and in his own country today.
After the first meeting at Mount Abu & during Narendranath’s stay at Khetri between 7 June 1891 to 27 October 1891, Ajit Singh became a close friend and
disciple of Narendranath. He started considering Narendranath as his spiritual mentor. It was Ajit Singh who suggested Narendranath to wear a turban and also showed him how to wear it in the Rajasthani style.
Narendra Nath Datta, was born in an affluent family in Kolkata on
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On #SwamiVivekananda's 159th birth anniversary, today we take a look back at some of his sports exploits. Vivekananda’s love for sports and physical activities is quite well documented (1/n) Image
He exercised regularly, was adept at wrestling (kusti), horse riding among others and was also an admirer of football (2/n)
According to a recently circulated picture on social media, one might even conclude that his bowling action may have provided inspiration for Hedley Verity! (3/n)
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Today as we celebrate #NationalYouthDay on occasion of #SwamiVivekananda JI’s Jayanti here is a detailed thread on the work & various contributions of PM @narendramodi ji for youth & especially in area of employment about which lot of lies are spread routinely

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PM @narendramodi ji treats skill development as vital thus launching ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana’. Under this scheme, MSDE ensured a direct bank transfer of an average of Rs 8000 to candidates undergoing skill training.

● For 2nd phase (2016-2020), Cabinet set a target to make a total of 1 crore people skilled and outlay was of Rs 12,000 crore.
● 3rd phase launched on 15 Jan 2021 aimed to train 8.00 lakh people
● This scheme benefitted around 1.37 crore candidates as on July 10, 2021

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A small #Story aka Incident whose morals have more importance during our present fast paced life. #Thread 🧵

A Monk🧘‍♂️ of the Ramakrishna Mission was being interviewed by a journalist from #NewYork🇺🇸. The journalist started interviewing the Monk🧘‍♂️ as planned earlier. 1/13
Journalist - "Sir, in ur last lecture, u told us about "Contact" & "Connection." It's really confusing. Can you explain?"

The Monk🧘‍♂️ smiled & apparently deviating from the question asked the journalist:
"Are u from #NewYork ?"
2/13. source - fb
Journalist: "Yeah..."

Monk🧘‍♂️: "Who are there at home🏡?"

The Journalist felt that the Monk was trying to avoid answering his question🤔 since this was a very personal & unwarranted question.. 3/13
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Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana will address an event to mark 128th anniversary of the Chicago address of Swami Vivekananda.
#CJIRamana Image
#CJI Ramana has been very close to the Ramakrishna Mathha: Swami Jnananda
We have the young advocates of Hyderadad to introduce #CJI NV Ramana.
I am Advocate Aditya Prasad, here to introduce the Chief Justice of India.
Extending a warm welcome to him. Image
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Chief Justice of India N V Ramana to be the Chief Guest at an event to mark 22nd Foundation Day of Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Hyderabad & 128th anniversary of Chicago address of Swami Vivekananda. Event begins at 11 am today #supremecourt #SwamiVivekananda
The event will be live streamed at

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Rev. Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj, VP, Ramakrishna Math Mission delivers the introductory speech
#supremecourt #SwamiVivekananda
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#SwamiVivekananda #ChicagoSpeech

Today is the 128th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 Speech in the World Religion Congress. A great turning point in our history.

I dont even know when I learnt of it first. I seem to be knowing it forever. There is a reason for it.

For us Kannadigas, Swamiji is like a Kannadiga. We think of him of born next door and one who lived in the midst of us. Such is his impact on our minds.

Kamarapukura is how we we refer to Sri. Ramakrishna’s village. We have Kannadised it.

Literally, every stalwart of Karnataka in the 20th Century was either influenced by Sri. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa or by Sri. Aurobindo. And universally by Swami Vivekananda.

Most small towns have a statue of Swami Vivekananda. Some institution or the other is named after him.

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“Bharat is in need of Bomb and Bomb Alone”.

Do you know who said this?
It was #SwamiVivekananda.
While most of us see Swami Vivekananda as a Sanyasi who spread Sanatana Dharma to the world, very few know his contribution for freedom struggle.
The Message,
“Rise, Awake & Stop Not Till The Goal Is Reached” was given to kick out British from Bharat.
UNFORTUNATELY Ramakrishna Matt, Swami Vivekananda websites have fallen into the hands of FAKE SECULARISM & APPEASEMENT of Gandhi Nehru.
There are loads of articles which propagates how
Gandhi was inspired by Swami Vivekananda whereas the truth is Swami inspired 1000s of revolutionaries to take Bombs & Guns to fight against British Oppression.

Swami Vivekananda’s youngest brother Bhupendranath Datta was one of the key members of Anushilan Samithi,
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