Swami Vivekananda is an Universal Being and so also stands his Universal Messages. He is regarded as an incarnation of Lord Shiva and called as Modern Prophet,Patriotic-Saint,Seer etc. He declared: "MY IDEAL IS TO PREACH MANKIND THEIR DIVINITY AND HOW TO MAKE IT MANIFEST IN EVERY MOMENT OF LIFE." His 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations are observed from 2010 to 2014. Let us rekindle our aspirations and draw inspiration from his Life, Writings, Speeches,Stories etc. May He bless all .
. . Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before
succeeding. Those that persevere will see the light, sooner or later.
put the Hindu ideas into English and then make out of dry philosophy and
intricate mythology and queer startling psychology, a religion which shall be
easy, simple, popular, and at the same time meet the requirements of the
highest minds — is a task only those can understand who have attempted it. The
dry, abstract Advaita must become living — poetic — in everyday life; out of
hopelessly intricate mythology must come concrete moral forms; and out of
bewildering Yogi-ism must come the most scientific and practical psychology —
and all this must be put in a form so that a child may grasp it. That is my
life's work. The Lord only knows how far I shall succeed. "To work we have
the right, not to the fruits thereof." It is hard work, my boy, hard work!
To keep one's self steady in the midst of this whirl of Kâma-Kânchana (lust and
gold) and hold on to one's own ideals, until disciples are moulded to conceive
of the ideas of realisation and perfect renunciation, is indeed difficult work,
my boy. Thank God, already there is great success.
you be blessed for ever and ever!
may treat these letters as if addressed to you]
SOURCE: The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda,
Volume-5 (Epistles - First Series Letter No. LVIII)