Tuesday, 2 April 2013

“Ideas and Ideals of Swami Vivekananda” - Professor M.S.Rao

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success - that is the way great spiritual giants are produced." – Swami Vivekananda.

I attended a seminar on Swami Vivekananda organized by Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence as I am follower of Swami Vivekananda. I read his books 25 years ago and acquired lots of knowledge and share it with my students regularly. I attended the seminar to find out the latest developments and how Swami Vivekananda’s messages are spread across the country.

Swami Vivekananda needs no introduction as every Indian knows him and most of the Indian youth follow into his footsteps.  He was the proud son of India who awakened great interest on India and Indians at Chicago Conference.  He conquered America without any bullet. 

Swami Vivekananda believed in character building among Indian youth. He preached Indians to be original and implored to enhance their concentration to achieve great success. He emphasized not only on good Indians but also on strong Indians who can preserve Indian civilization and values forever.  

Currently Indian youth are flooded with western culture and technology and it is time for them to change their mindset. It is unfortunate that they believe more in ‘cell-confidence’ rather than ‘self-confidence’.  They must emphasize on inspiration, intuition and innovation to grow India as a strong nation. They must respect and love our culture and at the same time they must take the best from western culture as all cultures have unique advantages to understand and apply.

As you love your mother you must love your motherland. As you love your own brothers and sisters you must love all Indian citizens as brothers and sisters. It is time for Indian youth to take up the challenge and lead from the front to make an economically vibrant India.

Future of India is in your hands. Swami Vivekananda dedicated his entire life for religious toleration and universal brotherhood. He emphasized values among Indian youth and as a result, he is remembered forever as a youth leader. He is a legend who lived beyond his times and continues to live forever in the history of India. India celebrates his birth anniversary as a Youth Day. Therefore, the present youth must understand his ideas and ideals, and principles and philosophies to create a vibrant and great India.

Remember, when you awaken youth you awaken India. Therefore, all stakeholders including educators, parents, elders and NGOs must guide youth in a right direction to become good and strong citizens and leaders so that they can lead this nation with confidence.  

“A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.” – Swami Vivekananda

Life is great!

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  1. It is nice to see an article dedicated to this important topic. Thank you for sharing.
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  2. Investing in youth is important.