Tuesday, May 13, 2008

#165, I hate the very name of marriage

Swami Vivekananda wrote to Saradananda from U.S.A. on May 18, 1894:

"... I can have but one opinion of that — condemnation! I hate the very name of marriage, in regard to a boy or a girl. Do you mean to say that I have to help in putting someone into bondage, you fool! If my brother Mohin marries, I will throw him off. I am very decided about that. . . . "

*If somebody campaigns for anti-smoking or anti-alcoholism, Swamiji calls them fanatics and curses that they will suffer from bad liver, dyspepsia etc. He will not like others marry. Foreigners are welcome to marry, provided they give some money.
*Why marry? Spend hours looking at photos of women to observe whether they have become plump or lean?

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