Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Photographs of Swami Vivekananda

The Vivekananda Vedanta network a project sponsored by Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston has provided a Photogallery of 106 photos & a brief Biography of Swami Vivekananda to make Swami Vivekananda’s ideas and insights easily accessible online. It also has got an Egreeting & a Build a Calendar section.
Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai has published the following books of Photographs of Swami Vivekananda which is available for online shopping.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA(English) compiled & researched by members of the Vedanta Society of Northern California. pages 286+xvii.
ISBN 81-7823-00-3. Rs. 200.00
This is a work to be treasured; it is an invaluable testament to the fact that the incomparable mind & heart of Swami Vivekananda were embodied in a uniquely beautiful human form. That such a person walked among us & loved us was one of the rare events in the history of humanity that assures us of our worth & of our potential greatness. one wants to gaze endlessly at every page of this carefully & thoroughly researched book & know that, afterall, we, the human race, cannot be nearly so bad as we seem. - Sister Gargi (Marie Louise Burke) from the blurb of the book.

The story of the Swamiji's life, as told through these pictures and their accompanying quotations or narative, has been divided into seven chapters, and each chapter is introduced by an account of the Swamiji's life during that period.
pages 120. ISBN: 81-7505-080-2. Rs. 130.00

"The Truths he preaches would have been as true, had he never been born. Nay more, they would have been equally authentic. The difference would have lain in their difficulty of access, in their want of modern clearness & incisiveness of statement & in their loss of mental coherence & unity. Had he not lived, texts that today will carry the bread of life to thousands might have remained the obscure disputes of scholars. He taught with authority & not as one of the pundits. For he himself had plunged to the depths of the realization which he preached & he came back like Ramanuja, only to tell its secrets to the pariah, the outcast & the foreigner." - Sister Nivedita from the dust jacket of the book.

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