Compiled by Swami Nikhilananda, 974 pages, Hardcover.
Contains the Chicago Addresses, Jnana-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, Raja-Yoga, Inspired Talks, and Lectures, Poems, and Letters. Includes a biography of Swami Vivekananda.
"Swami Vivekananda is an unusual phenomenon in our time—a philosopher, a man of action, a devotee of God, and an introspective yogi, all in one. A writer, a poet, a dreamer, and a dynamic speaker, he was also the founder of the Ramakrishna Order of monks, which is dedicated to religious, educational, and philanthropic activities. But in his inmost heart he was a passionate lover of God. His message is not merely for the hour, but for the modern age, not for a particular nation, but for humanity. Even his message for India does not aim at partial social or religious reform, but at complete rejuvenation of her national life. The reader will be stirred, whether or not he agrees with the Swami; for every word he spoke is charged with power. And what he accomplished in the short span of his thirty-nine years will nourish humanity for centuries." SWAMI NIKHILANANDA