They will spread my message from centre to centre until we cover the whole of India.”It will not be out of place here to give quotations from some of the most eminent thinkers of the world, both past and present, which have understood and appreciated Vivekananda’s influence in the sphere of thought and action. So, what Swamiji has written and said, is of interest, and must interest us, and is likely to influence us for a long time to come.
Rabindranath Tagore, the great poet and a Nobel laureate, says; “He gave us something which brings us, if I may use the word, a certain pride in our inheritance. He was no politician in the ordinary sense of the word and yet he was one of great founders— of the national modern movement of India.
Swami Vivekanand himself had said “it may be that I shall find it good to get outside my body to cast it off like a worn out garment but I shall not cease to work!
I shall inspire men everywhere, until the world shall know that it is one with god.”The process of this inspiration is spreading all over the world. The world is on the brink of total annihilation, and it is the message of Swami Vivekanand which can save humanity from a disastrous end.
Swami Vivekananda belonged to the 19th century, yet his message and his life are more relevant today than in the past and perhaps, will be more relevant in future because persons like Swami Vivekananda do not cease to exist with their physical death.
Their influence and their thought, the work which they initiate, go on gaining momentum as years pass by, and ultimately, reach a fulfillment which these persons envisaged.
Always follow the truth without caring about the result.
Very often you may have to suffer injustice or unpleasant consequences for holding to the truth; but you must not, under any circumstances, abandon it.' Many years later Narendranath proudly said to an audience, 'I am indebted to my mother for whatever knowledge I have acquired.'In his childhood, he used to climb a Champaka tree in his friend's house.
All other children fled from the fear of police, assuming the sailor to be dead.
Narendra stayed there and tore a piece of his cloth to wrap around the sailor's wounds, washed his face and helped him in fighting the injury.