Sunday, April 15, 2007

#17, These are countries of gigantic scholars. Is it a joke to make disciples of such people?

Swamiji wrote to Brahmananda (Rakhal) from Reading, England, in 1895.

"...These are countries of gigantic scholars. Is it a joke to make disciples of such people? You are but children and talk like children. ...".

*Gigantic scholars?
*Is it a joke to make disciples?
*You are children!
*What a great boaster, was Swamiji!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why do you always see from negative perspective...? swamiji is only pointing out the scientific mind of west and how he is trying to harmonise it with the eastern philosophy, as they were quite reluctant..
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."