A Concordance to Swami Vivekananda (Vol. II: I - M)

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Item Code: IDF002
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Language: English
Edition: 2013
ISBN: 8187332123
Pages: 630
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.8" X 7.5"
Weight 1.14 kg
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From the Jacket :

A Concordance to Swami Vivekananda is not simply a collection of quotations culled from the vast Vivekananda corpus. Rather, it is a useful guide that enables scholars and general readers to ascertain what Vivekananda said on different subjects and where those statements can be found. We often need this sort of ready reference for locating a quotation or for studying a particular issue in depth. We hope this Concordance will save those, who are eager to know Vivekananda's thoughts on various issues much time and labour.

A distinctive feature of this Concordance is its emphasis on projecting Vivekananda's ideas, rather than his words. The entries were chosen so that the reader can form a fairly clear picture of what Vivekananda wanted to convey.

This second volume, like the first, is primarily based on The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. However, it includes additional material from Reminiscences of Swami Vivekananda by His Eastern and Western Admirers, The Master as I Saw Him by Sister Nivedita, Letters of Sister Nivedita edited by Prof. S.P. Basu, and the six volumes of Swami Vivekananda in the West : New Discoveries by Marie Louise Burke.

In addition, this second volume of the Concordance includes two appendices composed of entries culled exclusively from volume IX of the Complete Works, which was published after the first volume of the Concordance was released. The first appendix (Appendix A : A-H) corresponds with the first volume of the Concordance, while the second appendix (Appendix B : I-M) corresponds with this volume.

Swami Vivekananda on:


Ever rising, ever falling with the waves of time,
still rolling on I go.
From fleeting scene to scene ephemeral,
with life's currents' ebb and flow...

I am in every body. Through all hands I work; through all feet I walk, I speak through every mouth; I live in every body.

Whom to seek, whom to avoid? I seek none, nor avoid any, for I am all the universe. I praise myself, I blame myself, I suffer for myself, I am happy at my own will, I am free.


What makes a man a genius, a sage? Isn't it because he thinks, reasons, wills?

Man has infinite power within himself, and he can ....realize himself as the one infinite Self.

Man is man's brother because all men are one. A man is not only my brother, say the Vedas, he is myself.


Not politics nor military power, not commercial supremacy nor mechanical genius furnishes India with that backbone, but religion....

This is the motherland of philosophy, of spirituality, and of ethics, of sweetness, gentleness, and love... India is still the first and foremost of all the nations... in these respects.

The philosophy of India percolates throughout the whole civilized world, modifying and permeating as it goes.

Excerpts from Review:

'The most eminent of modern Indian thinkers is Vivekananda and he should by published.'

- Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy and Vivekananda, quoted in D.P. Makovitsky's
Yasnopolyanskie [Notes from Yasnaya Polyana], Vol. IV

'.... if you will read anything of Hinduism, read Swami Vivekananda's works.

- Mahatma Gandhi, The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Vol. 81

'The great-souled Vivekananda....had the genius to accept, harmonize and recreate, and he dedicated himself to the exchange of ideals between India and the West.'

- Rabindranath Tagore, Towards Universal Man

'His words are great music, phrases in the style of Beethoven, stirring rhythms like the march of Handel choruses. I cannot tough these sayings of his, scattered as they are through the pages of books at thirty years' distance, without receiving a thrill through my body like an electric shock.'

- Romain Rolland, The Life of Vivekananda and the Universal Gospel

' Vivekananda was a soul of puissance if ever there was one, a very lion among men, but the definite work he has left behind is quite incommensurate with our impression of his creative might and energy.'

- Sri Aurobindo, The Hour of God and Other Writings

' I cannot write about Vivekananda without going into raptures... Reckless in his sacrifice, unceasing in his activity, boundless in his love, profound and versatile in his wisdom, exuberant in his emotions, merciless in his attacks but yet simple as a child-he was a rare personality in this world of ours.'

- Subhas Chandra Bose, Prabuddha Bharata, July 1932


Appendix A: Entries from Vol. IX of the Compete Works (A-H)1045
Appendix B: Entries from Vol. IX of the Complete Works (I-M)1113

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