Saturday, August 4, 2007


Mrs. Ole Bull was widow of Mr. Ole Bull ,a famous Norwegian violinist. Swami Vivekananda addressed her "Courageous Mother - Dhiira Maata". Unlike some other American women, Mrs. Bull befriended Vivekananda till his and her death.

Here is a newspaper clipping available at,%201911.pdf.

Mrs. Ole Bull was very philonthropic and helped several noble causes. She helped Belur Math also financially. Vivekananda inducted her into monkhood in 1899 (his second visit) at Ridgely Manor resort.

She died in 1911. It appears that she suffered from visions of the spirit of Vivekananda visiting her. Vivekananda died in 1902. The newspaper clipping available at the above link is a deposition by one of her heirs in an American court stating that Mrs.Ole Bull suffered from visions of the spirit of Swami Vivekananda.

Shri Aurobindo also in one of his conversations claimed that he saw the spirit of Swami Vivekananda.

1 comment:

nvisionthefuture said...

Yes, you are very true my friend but no matter how long the distance , a brave warrior never gets overawed by the magnitude of it.So we must try and be brave all the time and above all have faith on ourselves.