Last Updated on 4 July 2023 IST | Swami Vivekananda Death Anniversary: 4th July is the 121st death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. In his short lifetime, he spread Indian culture and spirituality all over the world. Even today his thoughts are used as a priceless mantra by his followers. On the occasion of his death anniversary, read a few things related to Swami Vivekananda which he never understood himself even being an icon and a declared saint.
Who Was Swami Vivekananda?
Swami Vivekananda ji was born in Calcutta on January 12 1863. His original name was Narendranath Dutt. He was well known in the field of education. He was a social reformer and a spiritual leader. National Youth day is celebrated to honour Swami Vivekananda Ji.
Achievements of Swami Vivekananda Ji
- Swami Vivekanand ji made Ramkrishna his Guru who was not a true saint. After the death of his Guru in 1886, he started travelling to almost every part of the world.
- He founded the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897 which, unfortunately, is not the actual way and place of worship. The practices are done against the scriptures.
- He gave the philosophy of Advait Vedanta. It is based on the concept of non-dualism which is totally a baseless notion.
- Swami Vivekananda spoke about the essence of India’s religion and spirituality in the year 1893 in Chicago.
Perception of God According to Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda Ji believed that Atma (SOUL) and Parmatma (GOD) both are equal. There is no difference in both ― which is totally baseless. As the Father can never be equal to his son. Similarly, the Creator of the universe cannot be the same as that of His Creation.
Vivekananda’s Knowledge of Vedas
It is said that Swami Vivekananda Ji had the knowledge of Vedas and Upanishads, although he was unable to find and know about the true path to be followed.
Kabir Ji said in His verse that one cannot attain the exact knowledge of Vedas, Upnishads and Scriptures without a True Saint ( Satguru/Tatvadarshi ).
Guru bin kaahu na paya gyana|
Jyon thotha bhus chhde moodh kisana||
Gita Ji was read by Swami Vivekananda Ji and his Guru Swami Ramkrishna Ji. They themselves could not understand about Who is the Supreme Power. Fortunately, Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj disclosed the secrets of Vedas, Gita and other religious scriptures.
- Gita Adhyay 2 Shloka 17
“Avinaashi, tu, tat,viddhi, yen, sarvam, idam,tatam,
Vinaasham, avyyasya, asya, na, kashchit, kartum, arhati ||
Meaning: You should know Him to be indestructible/immortal from whom this whole visible world has pervaded. No one is capable of destroying this Immortal.
In Atharvaveda also it is mentioned that The Supreme Power is Kabir Sahib Ji Who is the Father of the Universe.
- Atharvaveda Kaand no. 4 Anuvaak no.1 Mantra no. 7
“YaH – atharvanm’ – Pitram’ – Devbandhum’ – Brahspatim’ – namsa – av – ch –gachchhaat’ – tvam’ – vishwesham’ – janita – yatha – saH – KavirdevH – na – dabhaayat’ – swadhavan’ “.
Swami Vivekananda Death Anniversary: How Did Swami Vivekananda Ji Die?
Swami Vivekananda Ji died on 4 July 1902 as his blood vessel ruptured in his brain. In the book ‘The Monk as Man’ by famous Bengali writer Mani Shankar Mukherjee, it has been written that he was suffering from 31 diseases including malaria, migraine, diabetes, insomnia, liver, kidney and heart etc. and these diseases became the reason for his death.
Swami Vivekananda Read Vedas but Remained Ignorant
As Swami Vivekananda Ji was known for his profound knowledge of all Vedas and Upanishads, still he remained ignorant of the actual path that leads to devotion and then to salvation. If he could be doing true devotion (bhakti), he wouldn’t have died like this. Those who follow the right path mentioned in our scriptures, die peacefully. In Gita Ji, it is mentioned that the Supreme God is attainable by undivided devotion only and not by worshipping other Gods.
- Gita Adhyay 8 Shloka 22 says;
||PurushH, saH, parH, paarth, bhaktya, labhyaH, tu, ananyyaa,
Yasya, antHsthaani, bhootaani, yen, sarvam, idam, tatam ||
What Is the Form of Supreme Power?
It is stated twice in Yajurveda that God has a body. That Eternal Purush has a body for nurturing everyone. When God comes as a guest in this world for some time to explain Tattavgyan to His devotees, He comes by having a body of lighter masses of lights over His actual effulgent body.
- Yajurved Adhyay 5, Mantra 1
Agne TanuH Asi | Vishnve Tva Somasya Tanur’ Asi
Thus, the belief of Swami Vivekananda Ji that both Parmatma and Atma are equal and God is not in form but calls divinity within is baseless.
Who Is the True Saint at Present?
At present, Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj only is the True Saint ( Satguru) Who actually has in-depth knowledge of all Scriptures. He has revealed and showed the true spiritual path to be followed to His Devotees that is mentioned in Holy books. Hence, it is requested to all to choose an icon wisely who is having true spiritual knowledge of Vedas and other scriptures and that icon is undoubtedly Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj.