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TRANSFORMATIONAL THINKER

Presented by :
SANJEEV PAL SANJAY KUMAR CHAUBEY SANJEEV KUMAR SANDEEP KUMAR JHA SACHIN SHARMA SATYA PRAKASH CHANDRAWANSHI

Golden words
Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless!..Once you have taken the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you..Even thought you know you are going to be killed, fight till you are killed. Dont die of fright.Die fighting. I loved my motherland dearly before I went to America & England.After my return every particle of dust of this land seems sacred to me.

PRESENTATION FLOW
INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND
DIFFICULT SITUATIONS BEGINNING OF MONASTIC BROTHER HOOD

DISCOVERY OF REAL INDIA


PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS AWAKENING HIS COUNTRYMEN CONTRIBUTION TO CULTURE TEACHINGS GOLDEN QUOTES CONCLUSION

INTRODUCTION
A spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power. The valiant monk who proclaimed in America the greatness of Hinduism and Indian culture. The beloved disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Living embodiment of sacrifice & dedicated his life to the country. Served the mankind: poor,helpless & downtrodden. He was the great thinker and mighty man of action. For ages he will be the source of inspirationhe was SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

BACKGROUND
Was known in his pre-monastic life as Narendra Nath Datta. Born in an affluent family in Kolkata on 12 Jan 1863. His father Vishwanath Datta was a successful attorney.His mother was Bhuvaneshwari Devi. He graduated from Scottish Church college, Kolkata. Narendra excelled in music,gymnastics and studies.

DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
Sudden death of his father in 1884. His guru was diagnosed with throat cancer. Narendra and his fellows took care of him. In spite of poverty& no job, he joined the group as its leader.

WITH SRI RAMAKRISHNA


At the threshold of youth, he passed through a period of spiritual crisisdoubt in the presence of God. One day, in November 1881, he went to kali temple at Dakshineshwar to meet Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Acquired faith in God & Religion. Thus began a guru disciple relationship.

This made him for rapid strides on spiritual path .

Beginning of monastic brotherhood


Sri Ramakrishna instilled in Narendra & other fellows brotherly love for one another & laid the foundation of new monastic order. He gave up his mortal body on 16th Aug 1886.

After that, 15 of his disciples began to live together at Baranagar (North Kolkata).
Under the leadership of Narendra they formed new monastic brotherhood. In 1887, they all became Sanyaasi & assumed new names. Narendra became Swami Vivekanada.

Discovery of Real India


After taking the blessings of holy mother Sarada Devi, Swamiji left out Barangore math & set out his journey to explore India.

During his journey, he got a feel of poverty & backwardness of Indian masses.
He was the first religious leader to declare the real cause of Indias downfall was the neglect of masses.

He infused faith in the masses who had lost it due to centuries of oppression, through teachings of Vedanta. He taught improved methods of agriculture, village and industries.
He emphasized on the importance of education to

uplift the standard of backward & downtrodden


masses. He founded Ramakrishna mission to carry out his plans for the spread of education & to uplift poor masses.

PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS
He left to America from Mumbai on 31st may 1893 to attend worlds parliament of religions at Chicago. His speeches out there made him an Orator by Divine Right & Messenger of Indian wisdom to the Western world

Awakening his country men


He returned to India in Jan 1897.
His lectures in different parts of India created a stir all over the country. Purposes of his lectures were to rouse religious consciousness of the people, unification of Hinduism,focus the attention of the educated people on the plight of downtrodden masses.

LAST DAYS
In June 1899 he went to west on a second visit. Spent most of his time in west coast of USA After giving many lectures there he returned to Belur math in Dec 1900. Rest of his life he spent in India inspiring people. His health deteriorated & he died on 4th July 1902.

SWAMIJIS CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CULTURE


Develop new understanding of religion .

New view of man. He has given new principle of morality and ethics based on the intrinsic purity and oneness of Atman. He has built bridge between the Indian culture and the western culture. He did it by interpreting Hindu scriptures and Philosophy and the Hindu way of life and institution to the Western people in an idiom which they could understand.

SWAMIJIS CONTRIBUTION TO INDIA


He gave Indians proper understanding of their countrys great spiritual heritage and thus gave them pride in their past. He pointed out the drawbacks of western culture and the need for Indias contribution to overcome these drawbacks. In his influence Indians have gained unprecedented self respect, self reliance and assertion from his teaching. He spoke about the role of the labour classes in the production of the country's wealth .

SWAMIJIS CONTRIBUTION TO HINDUISM


Identity : He was the first religious leader to speak about the common bases of Hinduism and the common ground of all sects. Unification: By applying Sri Ramakrishnas doctrine of harmony he brought about an overall unification of Hinduism on the basis of the principle of unity in diversity. Defense: He had raised his voice in defense of Hinduism when Christian missionary had given a wrong understanding of Hinduism and India in western minds.

Teachings of Swami Vivekananda


Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success. Whatever you think, that you will be.

Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.


They alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

I only preach what is good for universal humanity. Do not look upon what has been done. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell. Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience, there is no other way to know.

Those who have no faith in themselves can never have faith in god.
Perfection does not come from belief or faith. Perfection comes through selfless work. Put God behind everything human being, animals, food and work. Make this a habit. Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the self, the God of the universe. Strength is life, weakness is death.

A pure and strong will is omnipotent. You must be bright and cheerful. You must have friendship for all. We are suffering from own karma. It is not the fault of God. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should God be blamed?

Golden quotes
The earth is enjoyed by heroes - this is unfailing truth. Be a hero . Always say, I have no fear. A few sincere and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.

All power is with in you.you can do anything and everything .Believe in that.

VEDANTA
The doctrine of Vedanta is based on Karma (action), Athma (soul) & Brahma (god) . Vedanta a spiritual teaching that again and again saved India during periods of decline and crisis. Central theme is Harmony of Religions.

Vedanta asks a Christian to be a true Christian a Hindu a true Hindu, a Buddhist a true Buddhist,and Muslim a true Muslim.

The Relevance of Swamijis Preaching

In the era of Bush & Laden,

Will Swamiji's preaching be a solution?

YES...
Truth, purity and unselfishness- wherever these are present , there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof . Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.

CONCLUSION Swami Vivekanandas main concern was to help individuals to grow and evolve ; to develop an all-round personality. To develop an all round personality means to develop a strong body, strong mind, clear conscience and spiritual consciousness .