Swami Vivekananda - Signed picture


Vivekananda House

Vivekananda House
Chennai, India

(Harrison) Swamiji’s inscription reads: “Eka eva suhrid dharma nidhanepyanuyati yah. Virtue is the only friend that follows us even beyond the grave. Everything else ends with death. Vivekananda” This photograph was first published in Neely’s History of the Parliament of Religions and Religious Congresses at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 without the inscription, but bearing the caption Swami Vivekananda. It is interesting to note that Neely published more photographs of Swamiji than any other delegate to the parliament. ❊ ❊ ❊ If there is ever to be a universal religion, it must be one which will have no location in place or time; which will be infinite like the God it will preach, and whose sun will shine upon the followers of Krishna and of Christ, on saints and sinners alike; which will not be Brahminic or Buddhistic, Christian or Mohammedan, but the sum total of all these, and still have infinite space for development. . . . It will be a religion which will have no place for persecution or intolerance in its polity, which will recognize divinity in every man and woman, and whose whole scope, whose whole force, will be created in aiding humanity to realize its own true, divine nature. (CW [1984] 1:19)(Harrison)


  • Title: Swami Vivekananda - Signed picture
  • Date Created: 1893-09
  • Location: Chicago
  • Subject Keywords: Swami Vivekananda, Swami Vivekananda Signed picture,
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math
  • Rights: Sri Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math
  • Accession ID: Photograph 26

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