Thursday, May 22, 2008

#179, A cook, a servant, clean beds, and timely meals

FACTSVivekananda wrote from USA to Ramakrishnanda on Apr. 11, 1895.

"... A cook, a servant, clean beds, and timely meals — these are absolutely necessary. Please see that all these suggestions be carried out in toto. ..."


BLOGGER'S VIEWs
*See the post on 'Paramahamsas'. Vivekananda said that monks should live whatever they get from householders. (To justify his flesh eating)
*See the post Swamiji asking Swami Akhandananda (Spend from your pocket if you do not get alms).
*Swamiji was satisfied with cooks, servants, clean beds and timely meals. His disciples wanted marble buildings. See the post on marbles.
*Monks are supposed to be servants of people. At least, it was Vivekananda's aim. How can servants have cooks and servants?

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