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16.1) "The story begins at the end of Swami Vivekananda’s pilgrimage across India.
He swims through the shark infested sea, unafraid, to what is now called Vivekananda rock at Cape Comorin.
As he sits on the rock, he thinks of the terrible poverty he has seen in his country.."
16.2) "He agonises over how he can pull his people out of misery.
Swami Vivekananda comes to Madras. His disciples support his plan to go to North America to raise funds.
Raja of Khetri anoints him with the name of Vivekananda & gifts him a turban & ochre raiment of fine silk.."
16.3) "Swami Vivekananda arrives in Chicago but is told that the Parliament of Religions has been postponed by a couple of months to September.
Also He needs credentials certified by a recognized org.
He has none.
It is too late to register.
Someone tells him to go to Boston.."
16.4) "A fortuitous meeting with Kate Sanborn & Professor Wright of Harvard helps him get the necessary credentials
The problems don't end.
He has to spend the night in Chicago in an empty wagon, hungry. He goes begging for food like Hindu monks & is given shelter by Mrs. Hale.."
16.5) "At the Parliament, he kept postponing. He had never addressed a public gathering before, & hadn't prepared a speech
But his opening ‘Sisters & brothers of America’ got a 2 min. ovation from the 7000 people assembled
Rest is history"

(Sourced from: speakingtree.in/blog/swami-viv…)
16.6) The above story shows the power of action one derives from a true surrender to the Divine, thus overcoming all difficulties.

The Mother gave the significance of 'Power of Action' to the 'Hibiscus rosa-sinensis' flower (Rose of China).
(Image from - nature.desktopnexus.com/get/1599313/?t…)
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