(1836-1886) represents the very core of the spiritual realizations of the seers and sages of India. His whole life was literally an uninterrupted contemplation of God. He reached a depth of God-consciousness that transcends all time and place and has a universal appeal.
Seekers of God of all religions feel irresistibly drawn to his life and teachings.
(Excerpt from an article by Swami Adiswarananda)
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Holy Mother Sarada Devi
was an unusual awakener of souls. With her disciples she served as teacher, dissolving their doubts, as mother, who through love and compassion won their hearts, and as the Divinity, who assured them of liberation. Herself nearly illiterate, through simple words she taught them the most profound truths.
(Excerpt from an article by Swami Nikhilananda)
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was energy personified, and action was his message to men. For him, as for Beethoven, it was the root of all the virtues….His pre-eminent characteristic was kingliness.
When this quite unknown young man of thirty appeared in Chicago at the inaugural meeting of the Parliament of Religions, opened in September 1893, by Cardinal Gibbons, all his fellow-members were forgotten in his commanding presence… The thought of this warrior prophet of India left a deep mark upon the United States.
But the flame of that pyre is still alight today .From his ashes, like those of the Phoenix of old, has sprung anew the conscience of India – the magic bird – faith in her unity and in the Great Message.
(Excerpt from an article by Romain Rolland)
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