A publication of Advaita Ashrama, 360 Pages, Hardcover.
Mystic, Prophet, Monk, Guru, Evangelist, Paramahamsa Disciple, Master, lover of humanity, Patriot, child, brother, friend...innumerable facets of the great personality that is Swami Vivekananda stand here revealed through his own words. From his boyhood and discipleship under Sri Ramakrishna, to his founding of the Ramakrishna mission; from his wandering throughout India as an unknown Sannyasin, to his world-shaking triumph at the Chicago Parliament of Religions; from his struggles to lift the suffering masses of India, to his soaring flights in the Spirit; and to his final release from the body through Yoga; we follow here the Swami's life and experiences as he himself revealed them through his conversations, discourses, writings and letters. Who was Swami Vivekananda? Here a thousand word-pictures, carefully gathered together by his students, give the answer.