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Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda: Review

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Who does not know Swami Vivekananda today? If you are one such rare person who does not know much about Swami Ji and his works, philosophy and wonderful thoughts, this is a post that you must read very carefully and you must also purchase the set of 8 volumes, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. You will certainly love the bundle of books because thoughts and writings by Swami Ji is nothing lesser than treasure by reading which you can get a glimpse of the great Sanatan philosophy that we Indians have been practising all the years.

The complete works by Vivekananda begin with the wonderful speech in the Chicago assembly of religions which was the beginning of modern recognition of the Sanatan Dharma worldwide, one can certainly say that owing great gratitude to the efforts of Swami Ji who acquainted the modern, deluded and illusionary world to the great philosophy that we Hindus have been harbouring for ages. The different volumes also contain occasional writings by Swami Vivekanand, his speeches, his letters and also his discourses with his disciples and others. Examples come from various sections of life and you will just love them if you have an eye for the details and our ancient wisdom.

By reading the different books packaged in the complete works of Swami Vivekananda, you will understand that his philosophy did not only limit itself to eulogise the Indian ancient wisdom and propagate it without any base or authenticity. He was a daunting reader and he read almost all the important religious scriptures and was well-versed in the doctrines of all the leading sects of the world. And therefore, what he said in his writings, speeches and discourse matter a lot. He always tried to show to us, the Indians, that we don’t have to look outwards or externally to understand what life is and what should the purpose of life be. He believed that we have more than enough in terms of literature and scripture that can enrich our soul and heart.

Moreover, you will also learn from your experience of studying the words of Vivekananda that he was a very humble person, irrespective of being an erudite and almost an agnostic, who always inspired others to join him in an improbable task of national revival of values, dignity and self-respect that we had lost by the lucrative offers made to our civilisation by the British and by the Mughals. In Volume 3 of Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, on page number 320, you will find the words of Swami Ji:

“I have done nothing as yet; you have to do the task. If I die tomorrow the work will not die. I sincerely believe that there will be thousands coming up from the ranks to take up the work and carry it further and further, beyond all my most hopeful imagination ever painted. I have faith in my country, and especially in the youth of my country.”

And what have the youths of this great country done? We will have to ask ourselves as we stand facing this day, the Mahaparnirvan Divas of our beloved, great and Godly Swami Vivekanand. We have a task ahead and we have to prove that Swami Ji’s expectations from us, the youth of this great country, was not futile and exaggerated.

What you can do is at least buy the books packaged as The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda and try to understand his vision and philosophy. You will understand what we have been missing all these days and how can we take India back to its glorious heights. You can buy the collection from Amazon India by clicking the link below or get it from any bookshop near you.

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