Swami Vivekananda - London Photo series


Vivekananda House

Vivekananda House
Chennai, India

A charming story has come down to us that when Swami Abhedananda was to give his maiden speech in London in 1896, he said to Swamiji, who had just delivered his magnificent class-lecture, “God in Everything”: “You know, Naren, I don’t think I will speak this afternoon. Some other time. . . .” And Swamiji, who was a good deal more strongly built than Swami Abhedananda, replied fiercely, “Kali, you must speak, or I will throw you out that window!” 43 ❊ ❊ ❊ This little separate self must die. Then we shall find that we are in the Real, and that Reality is God, and He is our own true nature, and He is always in us and with us. Let us live in Him and stand in Him. It is the only joyful state of existence. Life on the plane of the Spirit is the only life, and let us all try to attain to this realization. (JY, 173)


  • Title: Swami Vivekananda - London Photo series
  • Date Created: 1894-12
  • Location: London
  • Subject Keywords: Swami Vivekananda - London Photo series, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Vivekananda in London
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math
  • Rights: Sri Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math
  • Accession ID: Photograph 51

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