When Swami Vivekananda called a person a fool

About Swami Vivekananda 

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian monk, Hindu spiritual teacher, and the chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian spiritual traditions to the Western world and is considered to be one of the most influential figures in modern Hinduism. 

Vivekananda was born in Kolkata, India, in 1863. He was a brilliant student and graduated from the University of Calcutta with a degree in philosophy. After graduating, he became a disciple of Ramakrishna, who taught him about the Hindu scriptures and about the importance of meditation and devotion.



In 1893, Vivekananda travelled to the United States to attend the World's Parliament of Religions. His speeches at the Parliament were a major success and helped to introduce Indian spirituality to a Western audience. After the Parliament, Vivekananda travelled throughout the United States and Europe, giving lectures and spreading the message of Hinduism.

Vivekananda returned to India in 1897 and founded the Ramakrishna Mission, a monastic order dedicated to spreading the message of Vedanta, a Hindu philosophy that emphasizes the unity of all religions. He also founded several schools and colleges, and he worked to improve the lives of the poor and the oppressed.

Vivekananda died in 1902 at the age of 39. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in modern Hinduism, and his teachings continue to inspire people all over the world.

There is an incident related to Swami Vivekananda. Swami ji was telling the glory of the names of God. Many people were listening to his words carefully. Everyone was quiet, but in the middle of the lecture, one person got up and started saying what are you saying the same words of God's names again and again. What is there in words? Why do you speak words by rote? Why do people keep chanting mantras and words given by sages and saints, what is their importance?

All the people sitting there listened to that person's words. Now everyone started waiting as to what answer Vivekadanand ji would give. 

Swami ji said to that person that you are a fool.

Everyone was surprised to hear this from Swami Ji. No one thought that he would say something like this. That person was also surprised. He said Swamiji, you are a saint. Keep calm, you don't even get angry, what have I said to you, because of which you are calling me a fool.

Vivekananda ji said that I have said only one word, you got angry on such a small thing. These are just words, I have not killed you. Our bad words can make anyone angry. When we repeat auspicious words again and again our mind becomes calm. God's names, and mantras are auspicious words, by pronouncing them we get God's grace, which calms the mind, ends negative thoughts and increases positivity. That's why we should keep chanting again and again so that unrest and evils stay away from us.

Lessons of Vivekananda

In this story, Swamiji has given the message that good words, and chanting God's name repeatedly increase positivity. When we chant the name of God, the mind becomes calm, and negative thoughts disappear. That's why one should keep chanting the names of God in worship and hymns.

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