Saturday, October 13, 2007

#95 , When a great soul appears there will be numbers to bark after him

Swami Vivekananda wrote to Ms. Mary Hale from New York on Feb. 1, 1895. After four long paragraphs of self-praise, he made two conclusions:

1. "... The elephant passing through the market-place is always beset by curs,* but he cares not. He goes straight on his own way. So it is always, when a great soul appears there will be numbers to bark after him." (Tulasidasa) ... ".

*cur = inferior dog, mongrel.

"Lord bless you all ever and ever — and may He lead you quickly out of this big humbug, the world! May you never be enchanted by this old witch, the world! May Shankara help you! May Umaa open the door of truth for you and take away all your delusions."


BLOGGER'S VIEW
*Was Swamiji an elephant? Were others just dogs?
*How does the world become a humbug, if Swamiji had some arguments with a Presbyterian!
*How can Swamiji say that Mary Hale had delusions?
*While eating barfis, ice creams and luchis, the world does not appear to him an old witch!
*While culling goats, shads, and turtles Swamiji does not call the world an old witch!
*While consuming alcohol with Prof. Deussens, Swamiji does not call the world an old witch!
*On all these occasions, he does not invite Sankara and Uma to remove his delusions!
*While roaming on the heavenly Alp Mountains in Switzerland, he does not call this world an old witch!

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