SWAMI VIVEKANAND

SWAMI VIVEKANAND

(Philosopher Saint)

In 23 April 1936, Baba mentioned Vivekananda again in reference to Deshmukh's recently released book, My Master and His Teaching. Baba said it would appeal to "those who have heart." Baba added, "Devotees of Krishna are interested in his life, but pundits are only interested in Vedanta and the Gita. The Gita and Vedanta are very good indeed, but they only touch the head, whereas the life of Krishna touches the heart.

Baba quoted the instance of Ramakrishna Paramhansa of Calcutta and his disciple Swami Vivekananda. Eruch narrated some incidents from Vivekananda's life which showed how he tested his guru in many ways. Baba concluded, "Had Vivekananda come in contact with a wali [saint] instead of a Sadguru like Ramakrishna, he would have been doomed for life!"

Vivekananda's best work is My Master, though it is a slim volume. Why? Because it was written with love. Other of his works are more intellectual."