108 years before 9/11/01, Swami Vivekananda brought a message of truth, peace and unity.
“Sister and brothers of America”
These words marked the culmination of five years of wandering and the beginning of Swami Vivekananda’s life’s work. These words were met by 7000 people who “went into inexplicable rapture with standing ovation and clapping that lasted for more than three minutes” gathered at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. These words brought a message of unity, tolerance and universal acceptance.
After five years of wandering India, Swami Vivekananda found himself at the southernmost point of the subcontinent. He witnessed:
“the meeting of the three eternal seas, the Indian Ocean, the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal. A fantastic composition of sand, rock and sea at the foot of green hills met his eyes. He stood with awe and wonder […] He was overwhelmed at the sight. The vast, expanse of sky and sea meeting in the distant horizon looked timeless and eternal.”
Despite years of searching he…
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