Thursday, April 12, 2007

#013, Bengal brings Asthma

Swami Vivekananda wrote to Ms. Christina Greenstidel from Belur Math on Sept. 2, 1901:

"... Of course, Bengal brings Asthma now and then, but it is getting tame, and the terrible things--Bright's disease and diabetes have disappeared altogether."


"Within the last few months, I got two fits [of asthma] by going to two of the dampest hill stations in Bengal — Shillong and Darjeeling. I am not going to try the Bengalee mountains any more."

Swamiji wrote to Ms. Christina Greenstidel from Belur Math on Sept. 7, 1901:

"As on the one hand there is some risk of catching malaria in Belur this month. In Calcutta, on the other hand there is the danger of plague."

*Afraid of Bengalee plains
*Afraid of Bengalee mountains
*Afraid of Malaria, Plague, Asthma
*Which disease Swamiji was not afraid of?


xbhatnagar said...

45 might have been average age in bengal then.....Vivekananda chose to live to about 40
he was better then many fallen indian tantriks like shyam bhatnagar of princeton nj
trolling the usa and eu for babes

multisubj yb said...

Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

what is within one says so. (ie impurity within, makes one see impurity outside)

be careful now, do you know that while you breath you are killing millions of micro-organisms, you eat vegetables well they too have consciousness, infact ones whole life is dependent on others. one man's life means other's slavery... ponder upon it and you'll understand the irony of life.
i myself love non-violence, but to what extent can you take it..?

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."