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The Penguin Swami Vivekananda Reader

The Penguin Swami Vivekananda Reader
$36.00
Item Code: IDE250
Author: Ed. By. Makarand Paranjape
Publisher: Penguin Books India (P) Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 0143032542
Pages: 327 (B & W Illus: 16)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.4"
From the Jacket:

On 11 September 1893, Swami Vivekananda (1863 - 1902) made his first public appearance on the world stage as a last-minute, uninvited participant at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago. There he proclaimed his message of tolerance and universal acceptance in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects'. Speaking against sectarianism and bigotry, this young speaker in flaming robes sounded the death-knell of all fanaticism.

In the last nine years of his brief life, Swami Vivekananda taught, lectured, wrote and traveled tirelessly. After his death, his message spread all over India and in many parts of the world through the various activities, efforts and services of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, the monastic order and service institution that he had founded in the name of his guru.

The Penguin Swami Vivekananda Reader is the first independently edited selection of Vivekananda's works. It includes speeches, essays, letters, poems, conversations and excerpts on subjects that have contemporary relevance: the condition of India, karma, spirituality, reincarnation, and the realization of the Absolute. Swami Vivekananda's writings do not merely inspire, but propel action. With a detailed biography and a scholarly introduction, the Reader provides a rare insight into one of the India's greatest minds.

CONTENTS

Prefaceix
Acknowledgementsxv
Introduction1
Address at the Parliament of Religions40
From Karma Yoga61
From Raja Yoga72
From Bhakti Yoga79
From Jnana Yoga85
Reply to the Address of Welcome at Pamban105
Real Worship109
The India of the Future112
'Our God is the Cooking Pot …'121
'The Distinction Between the Essentials and the Non-Essentials'125
The Mission of the Vedanta131
Shall India Die?152
My Plan of Compaign157
From 'The Sages of India'176
The Future of India182
Work and Its Secrets201
Reincarnation209
Translations from the Bengali223
Poems230
Selections from Letters241
Notes from Lectures and Discourses273
Sayings and Utterances285
Interviews290
Conversations301
Bibliography308

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