Friday, February 15, 2019


In the United States, a Christian had invited Swami Vivekananda to his home with the intention to mock the Swami's religiosity. He welcomed the Swami at home and showed the latter his book rack. He pointed towards a pile of books which were placed in such a way that the Bhagavad Githa was placed at the bottom of the pile, followed by other religious books and the Biblewas placed at the top of the pile.

He then questioned the Swami, "I usually do my reading here. Don't you like the way I arranged my books?"

The Swami replied, "I sure do. The books are very organized and arranged neatly. The ones on the top stand firmly because the foundation is exceedingly strong."


Once swami Vivekananda was travelling. He was wearing this typical orange monk robe.
Someone asked him, "why don't you wear some good clothes?"

Swami replied, " For you it is the clothes that makes the gentleman, but for me It is the character that makes one."


As a boy, Vivekananda was called Narendra.
Once in school, a teacher doubted narendra for a mischief he didnt did.
When naren denied it , the teacher became furious and gave him punishment. But still naren denied the mischief.

After some time, the teacher realised that what he did was wrong and error was of someone else's. He went to naren and apologized. Then after everything was played by respect and regard.

Naren came home and narrated the incident to his mother.
His mother said, " it doesn't matter if you got punished, but always do what is right and what is true. No matter what."

He followed this lesson throughout his life.


one time after visiting a temple, swami vivekananda was crossing a place which had a tank on one side and wall on the other.
there was a group of monkey not allowing swami to cross.
They started to snatch him and trying to get hold of his belongings.
Swami after some trying, started to run. But as Vivekananda ran, the monkeys got even bolder.
After failing to escape, Vivekananda heard a monk shouting, " Face the Brutes!"
Words had a magical impact on Vivekananda, he turned back, stood his ground and faced the monkeys.
As he did that, the monkeys their ways and ran away.
Vivekananda thanked the monk with traditional 'namaste'. The monk started walking his way and swami his.

Like those monkeys, there will be mischiefs, negative thoughts, trouble and difficult situations coming your way. Never run. Turn back and "Face the brutes". they will disappear.


Swami Vivekananda was travelling in a train. He was wearing a wrist watch gifted to him by a raja.

There were some girls making fun of Vivekananda by the way he looks and his clothes. They decided to play a prank.

They said to swami to give the watch to them or else they will complain the cops that Vivekananda was physically harassing them.

Swami acted as a deaf and made a sign to the girls that to write what they want to say.
Girls wrote and gave the paper to vivekananda.

Then Vivekananda spoke,
"Call the cops, I have a complaint to make."

This was Vivekananda, wity and present in every moment.

Swami Vivekananda shooting the eggshell

While Swami Vivekananda was in America, some boys were standing on the bridge and trying to shoot eggshells that were floating in the water. They failed almost at every try, Vivekananda who was watching them from a distance went close to them, took the gun and fired twelve times, and every time he fired, he hit the eggshell. The inquisitive boys asked him how he did it? He replied "Whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it. If you are shooting, your mind should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson. In my country boys are taught to do this."


Swami Vivekananda was a voracious reader. While he stayed in Chicago, he used to go to the library and borrow large volumes of books and return them to the librarian in a days time. The frustrated librarian then asked Swami Vivekananda why he borrowed books when he doesn't want to read them, she was all the more annoyed when he said he finished reading all of those books. She said she would take a test and selected a random page from a book and asked him to tell what was written there; without even a glance at the book he repeated the lines exactly as they were written. She asked him several more questions and he answered all of them without a flaw.


In the United States, a  Christian  had invited Swami Vivekananda to his  home  with the intention to mock the Swami's religiosity. He ...