Today is the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Everyone knows and admires Swami Vivekananda’s knowledge, assimilation and his speech in the Parliament of Religions held in America. He taught the lesson of Hindutva and spirituality to the whole world. He gave the basic mantra of success to the youth of the country, but you would not know many things about this spiritual master who gave up his life at the young age of 39.
He had stayed at Gopal Lal Villa in LT College campus before his death. Here Swami Vivekananda wrote seven letters during his stay. Many surprising things are mentioned in these letters. At the same time, his speeches, debates and many interesting stories have been recorded in history, about which you would also like to adopt the greatness of Swami Vivekananda and his qualities. Let us know about interesting stories related to Swami Vivekananda.
In his letter, Swami Vivekananda has mentioned the astonishing truth that when he was in Kashi, he had an impression that he was about to die. He went to Kashi five times in his lifetime. But after realizing his death, this was his last visit to Kashi.
After this Swami Vivekananda was absorbed in Mahasamadhi on 4 July 1902. When he died, Vivekananda was 39 years, five months, 24 days old. In the same year, he went to Banaras. Stayed there for a month and took health benefits due to illness. The decision taken by Swami Vivekananda during this time was recorded as an important event in the history of India.
Swami Vivekananda took two decisions after realizing his death. One of which was extremely harsh. It was during his visit to Kashi that he decided to move to Chicago, where his speech at the Parliament of Religions became a landmark event. At the same time, he vowed that he would achieve mantra or sadhyaami i.e. ideal, if he could not do so, he would destroy the body itself.
Swami Vivekananda also got knowledge of Buddhism in the last days of his life, about which he has written in his letter. These letters were written to Swami Swaroopanand. Swami Vivekananda wrote in his letter that the Buddhists tried to take the place of pilgrimage for the Shaivites but failed to build new places near them. Like Bodh Gaya, Sarnath etc.
Swami Vivekananda wrote his last letter to Brahmanand on 24 February. In which he had expressed displeasure over not responding to the letter and wrote. Later on 4 July 1904, he was absorbed in Mahasamadhi.
Once there was a dialogue between Swami Vivekananda and the cow protector. The cow protector dressed like a sage-sannyasi. When the cow protector met Swami Vivekananda, he asked the purpose of coming. The cow campaigner said that we save the cow mothers of the country from the hands of the butchers. By setting up cowsheds from place to place, they take care of the sick, weak, and cow mothers bought from butchers. On this Vivekananda asked what is the source of income of your assembly? The preacher said- The meeting runs with the grace of great men like you.
Referring to the famine in central India, Vivekananda said that 9 lakh people are hungry, do any help for them, then Gau Rakshak flatly refused, talking only about protecting cow mothers. Then the cow protector said that this is the result of their actions. There was a famine because of sin.
Vivekananda responded to the argument of the cow preacher that if there was a famine due to the sin of man, then due to the deeds of the cows, she could not reach the butcher. He further said that ‘The assembly committee which does not sympathize with humans, cannot give even a handful of grain to the brothers starving, but distributes food grains on a large scale to the animals and birds, with that assembly-committee, I am a little I don’t sympathize either.