Publishing Date: 2010
Edition: 2nd Reprint – Feb 2012
This book, Vedanta and Vivekananda, has been compiled mostly from some published articles in journals and books. This is a collection of self-contained articles and not a planned book. Those who are interested in a particular topic and not its entire philosophy or background may find these separate treatments more useful. These topics had been dealt with separately in lectures, essays, television talks and University lectures.
In spite of his acceptance of all faiths, Sri Ramakrishna is the epitome of the high ideas of Vedanta. Swami Vivekananda also emphasizes practical aspect of Vedanta. As a matter of fact Swamiji?s concept of service (seva) is quite in conformity with the high ideas and ideals of Vedanta. The message of Vedanta being universal actually holds good for the world at large. Vedanta is quite relevant for modern man. The idea of love for all is the sum and substance of the thoughts and ideas of Vedanta. Both Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda teach the great Vedantic idea that love for man is love for God and service to man is service to God.
Excerpts from Table of Contents:
Swami Vivekananda’s Concept of Service
Vivekananda to Modern Youth
God or Humanity?
Vivekananda And Spirituality
The Universal Message of Swami Vivekananda
The Inspiration That is Vivekananda
Vedanta for Modern Man
The Role Of Vedanta In Shaping Our Nation
Vedanta and the Democratic Spirit
National Emotional Integration And Vedanta
Vedanta for The Global Village
Vedantic Practice in Everyday Life
The Role of Religion Now
Social Service – Personal and Impersonal
Service and Power
Peace and Unity Through Religion
Self-Exertion in Spiritual Life
The Clarion Call