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Researching A Hindu Saint
Religion and Theology
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Name 19 April 2012 Assignment Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna, is a world renowned Hindu saint who preached the teachings and goodness of the Gita and has worked on various Indian philosophies ranging from the Vedanta to the Yoga and has also contributed immensely towards marking Hinduism as a world religion.
Referring to the Bhagavad Gita, he has made use of the Yogas and Vedantas in order to help people understand the importance and implementation of the major themes namely Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga. (Vivekananda Kendra) Vivekananda was born in Calcutta on 12th January, 1863 to a Bengali Kayastha family and his birth name was Narendra Nath Datta. He was influenced greatly by both his parents; his father helped him to inculcate within him a sense of logical thinking equipped with rationality whereas his mother assisted him on thinking along the lines of religious spirituality. His guru Ramakrishna also played a major role in his life by teaching him about the faith and service that a man devotes to God and how this service is the same in all religions to all Gods. Swami Vivekananda also was heavily influenced by the teachings in the Bhagavad Gita and remarked on an allegory of the war taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. He stated that the war was a metaphor of the war that is constantly raging within the mind of a human being with respect to good and evil and what he should give in to. ...
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