Swami Vivekananda JI

Vivekananda was born Narendranath Datta (shortened to Narendra or Naren)[18] in an exceedingly Bengali family[19][20] at his ancestral home at three Gourmohan Mukherjee Street in metropolis,[21] the capital of British Bharat, on twelve Gregorian calendar month 1863 throughout the Makar Sankranti competition.[22] He belonged to a standard family and was one among 9 siblings.[23] His father, Vishwanath Datta, was AN professional at the metropolis court.[19][24] Durgacharan Datta, Narendra’s grandpa was a Indic and Persian scholar[25] WHO left his family and have become a monk at age twenty-five.[26] His mother, Bhubaneswari Hindu deity, was a devout wife.[25] The progressive, rational angle of Narendra’s father and therefore the non secular temperament of his mother helped form his thinking and temperament.[27][28] Narendranath was curious about spirituality from a young age and accustomed meditate before the photographs of deities like Shiva, Rama, Sita, and Mahavir Hanuman.[29] He was fascinated by wandering ascetics and monks.[28] Narendra was naughty and restless as a baby, and his folks typically had problem dominant him. His mother same, “I prayed to Shiva for a son and he has sent Pine Tree State one among his demons

In 1871, at the age of eight, Narendranath registered at Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s Metropolitan establishmentwherever he visited college till his family touched to Raipur in 1877.[30] In 1879, once his family’s come to metropolis, he was the sole student to receive first-division marks within the Presidency school entrance exam. [31] He was a zealous reader in an exceedingly big selection of subjects, together with philosophy, religion, history, scientific discipline, art and literature.[32] He was conjointly curious about Hindu scriptures, together with the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Bhagavad-Gita, the Ramayana, the Mahabharatam and therefore the Puranas. Narendra was trained in Indian musical style,[33] and frequently participated in workout, sports and unionised activities. Narendra studied Western logic, Western philosophy and European history at the final Assembly’s establishment (now referred to as the Scottish Church College).[34] In 1881, he passed the Fine Arts examination, and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1884.[35][36] Narendra studied the works of HumeImmanuel Kant, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Baruch de Spinoza, Georg W. F. Hegel, SchopenhauerComte, John Stuart Mill and Charles Robert Darwin.[37][38] He became fascinated with the evolutionism of Spencer and corresponded with him,[39][40] translating Victor Herbert Spencer’s book Education (1861) into Bengali.[41] whereas learning Western philosophers, he conjointly learned Indic scriptures and Bengali literature.[38]

William Hastie (principal of Christian school, Calcutta, from wherever Narendra graduated) wrote, “Narendra is de facto a genius. I even have cosmopolitan so much and wide however I even have ne’er come upon a lad of his abilities and prospects, even in German universities, among philosophical students. he’s absolute to create his mark in life”.[42]

Narendra was illustrious for his prodigious memory and therefore the ability at speed reading. many incidents are given as examples. In a talk, he once quoted verbatim, 2 or 3 pages from Pickwick Papers. Another incident that’s given is his argument with a Swedish national wherever he gave relation to some details on Swedish history that the Swede originally disagreed with however later conceded. In another incident with Dr. Paul Deussen’s at Kiel in Deutschland, Vivekananda was going over some poetical work and didn’t reply once the academic spoke to him. Later, he apologised to Dr. Deussen explaining that he was too absorbed in reading and thence didn’t hear him. The academic wasn’t happy with this rationalizationhowever Vivekananda quoted and understood verses from the text, departure the academic flabbergasted regarding his effort of memory. Once, he requested some books written by Sir John metropolis from a library and came back them the terribly next day, claiming that he had scan them. The professional refused to believe him till interrogation regarding the contents convinced him that Vivekananda was being truthful.[43]

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