Friday, March 30, 2007


Swami Vivekananda and Mr. Narendra Modi has some similarities. One such similarity, is belief in "Big Folks". Swamiji liked globe-trotting. Mr. Narendra Modi too likes globe-trotting. Vivekananda tried to maintain, and succeeded in maintaining high profile. How can Mr. Narendra Modi lag behind? Mr. Narendra Modi making daily flights for electioneering in 2014 General Elections, using the aircraft of Adani Industrial Empire, is not a secret. Without the involvement of Big Folks nothing moves in India.

Swami Vivekananda wrote to Alasinga Perumal from US on the Aug. 31, 1894:

" ... Or if you think proper, you get some of the big folks to be named as office-bearers of the Society, while you work in the real sense. Their name will be a great thing."

*Poor Alasinga! Go and get some big folks.
*Poor Alasinga will work. Big folks and Vivekananda will get the name!
*Now, you can see why Swamiji did not want Akhandananda to see that poor peasants do not abuse wealthy classes.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it seems like you are misinterpreting things, oh god! how many times have swamiji condemned fame...

Theodore Roosvelt -"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."