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  1. I was born in the well to do Datta Family in Calcutta in the year 1863. My actual Name was Narendranath Datta. I got my name Swami Vivekaknanda later in my life from Gurudev Tagore. Presenter: Neil Mashalkar

  2. My father was a successful attorney at the Calcutta High Court and my mother was a wise and well respected woman. She read the great epics, Mahabharata and Ramayana to my brothers and sisters everyday. She wanted to instill great character and good education to her children and taught us to lead a life of truthfulness and simplicity. Presenter: Adit Mukherjee

  3. Sri Ramakrishna got afflicted with throat cancer and asked me to carry on his message and spread the true meaning of Hinduism to the world. I was initially unsure about what to do and undertook a pilgrimage across India, from North to South and from East to West and preached Ramakrishna’s philosophy for the common man to understand his religion better. Presenter: Sachin Jindal

  4. I was very mischievous when I was young and my parents had to take me out of school and assign me to a private tutor. However, I never strayed from the boundaries set by my parents and went on to learn music, participate in debates and open my mind to rational thinking and pursuit of truth. Presenter: Atharva Kuthe

  5. As student, I had a very scientific attitude. I did not accept anything without proof of knowledge. During his college days once my professor told me to go to Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar Temple if I wanted to know true meaning of God and meditation. Presenter: Sohum Mehta

  6. My relationship with Sri Ramkrishna opened up a new relationship of Teacher and Disciple unparalleled in the history of spirituality. Initially I did not believe in Sri Ramakrishna but gradually with his simplicity and immense knowledge of Advaita Vedanta won over the mind and the heart of this young boy--Narendra--once for all. It was from him that I learnt and realized true spirit of Eternal Vedantic Religion--Sanatana Dharma, and gradually evolved into the monk I became. Presenter: Neal Bhojraj

  7. It was while I was touring the whole country that I came to see the true face of India, its people. So many of my own people were poor and impoverished. I thought I had to do something. I could see missionaries from the west coming in to preach their religion. I thought, what India needs is not another religion but food to feed its masses. We already had a rich philosophy and strong religion. Presenter: Vichar Trivedi

  8. Me and my friends started thinking on this and we heard about the World Parliament of Religions to be held in Chicago and thought that it would be an opportunity to spread the rich spiritual treasures of India and solicit some Humanitarian support for the people of India. Presenter: Ujesh Vora

  9. With the financial support of the Raja of Mysore, Raja of Ramnad and Raja of Khetri I set sail for Chicago in May 1893. Once I came to Chicago I found myself 2 months too early as the conference did not commence until September and found it difficult to survive in Chicago for so many days. By chance I met Professor Wright of Harvard University who after hearing me out nominated me as a candidate for the World Parliament as I had arrived without official credentials from India. Presenter: Ujesh Vora

  10. On 11th September 1893 at the Parliament of Religions, I reached out to the, "Sisters and Brothers of America..." with the voice of universality and oneness of life. This is where I narrated a story of two frogs who came across each other when one day the frog from the sea fell into the frog from the well Presenter: Saurabh Mehta

  11. The story of two frogs Frog of the well: "Where are you from?" Frog of the sea: "I am from the sea." Frog of the well:"The sea! How big is that? Is it as big as my well?" and he took a leap from one side of the well to the other. Frog of the sea:"My friend", said the frog of the sea, "how do you compare the sea with your little well?" Then the frog took another leap and asked, Actors: Adit & Rohit Mukherjee

  12. The story of two frogs Frog of the well:"Is your sea so big?" "What nonsense you speak, to compare the sea with your well" "Well, then," said the frog of the well, "nothing can be bigger than my well; there can be nothing bigger than this; this fellow is a liar, so turn him out." Actors: Adit & Rohit Mukherjee

  13. The moral of the story is “Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now. Presenter: Saurabh Mehta

  14. This new universal all encapsulating philosophy shook the Western thought of reason and science at its very root. I extracted scientific truths from Upanishads and Vedanta and put breaks on the criticism of religion as non-scientific mumbling. The old philosophy of Vedanta was given new form suited to the modern scientific thinking. After the World Parliament, I was invited to deliver a series of lectures and tried to generate as much awareness and aid for India as possible. Presenter: Sameer Jindal

  15. The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified and God will be in them. Presenter: Sumiran Shah

  16. Superstition is our great enemy, but bigotry is worse. Presenter: Sharvari Brahme

  17. The mistake is that we cling to the body when it is the spirit that is really immortal. Presenter: Shaan Karnani

  18. Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time.  Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles. Presenter: Vidhi Patel

  19. We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think.  Words are secondary.  Thoughts live; they travel far. Presenter: Harika Madisetty

  20. You can not believe in God until you believe in yourself. Presenter: Parth Patel

  21. This earth is higher than all the heavens; this is the greatest school in the universe. Presenter: Maansi Dasari

  22. By the study of different religions, we find that in essence they are one. Presenter: Aniv Thanikella

  23. The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature.  Have faith in yourself. Presenter: Nikita Bhojraj

  24. We reap what we sow.  We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise. Presenter: Bhakti Dixit

  25. Strength is life, weakness is death.  Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal.  Weakness is constant strain and misery; weakness is death. Presenter: Rushil Naik

  26. Be brave!  Be strong!  Be fearless!  Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you.  Don’t  die of fright.  Die fighting. Presenter: Ajmita Sangtani

  27. Let us not depend upon the world for pleasure. Presenter: Rahul Bais

  28. Be not afraid, for all great power throughout the history of humanity has been with the people.  From them have come all the greatest geniuses of the world, and history can only repeat itself.  Be not afraid of anything.  You will do marvelous work. Presenter: Shivani Bhatt

  29. Be a hero.  Always say, “I have no fear.”  Tell this to everyone – “Have no fear”. Presenter: Shohan Shetty

  30. The first sign that you are becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful. Presenter: Shruti Dixit

  31. This is the great lesson that we are here to learn through myriads of births and heavens and hells-that there is nothing to be asked for, desired for, beyond one’s spiritual Self (Atman). Presenter: Navdeep Bais

  32. So long as millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every person a traitor, who having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them. Presenter: Ajlita Sangatani

  33. So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection.  A perfect, free being cannot have any desire. Presenter: Akshay Ramanujan

  34. Desire, want is the father of all misery.  Desires are bound by the laws of success and failure.  Desires bring misery.  The great secret of true success, of true happiness is this:  the person who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful. Presenter: Anjali Naik

  35. Do not look back upon what has been done.  Go ahead! Presenter: Priya Varanasi

  36. Books are infinite in number and time is short.  The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential and try to live up to it. Presenter: Aakash Ramanujan

  37. We pay our respect today to Swami Vivekanada on his birthday as the world today is rich because of his tremendous contribution in the realm of true Spirituality which he has elevated to the category of Science.

  38. In 1897, I returned from the West and formed the New Monastic Order - Ramakrishna Math and Mission - with its Head Quarters at Belur, India. I toured the country extensively trying the spread the teachings of Vedanta and it universality to the rich and the poor