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Publisher’s Note

As readers of Swami Vivekananda’s works may recall, Swamiji was a wonderful storyteller. His talks and writings are interspersed with numerous anecdotes and illustrations. Some of these are well-known, while others are not, but they are all relevant and thought-provoking, revealing his profound knowledge of human nature – its potential and its limitations. This collection contains most of the stories from his nine-volume Complete Works Published by us.

These stories were serialized from January 2005 to January 2010, under various titles, in The Vedanta Kesari, the English monthly published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. The idea of publishing them in this manner was well received and welcomed by one and all. Some were even surprised that Vivekananda had told so many stories. And as all these stories are in Swamiji’s own words, there is an additional charm and value to them.

The 106 stories contained in this volume have been classified under 10 headings. Some are just a paragraph, while others go on for several pages, but all are sure to give readers fresh insights. The compilation and arrangement has been done by Swami Atmashraddhananda, the present editor of The Vedanta Kesari. Sri Mahendra C. Zinzuvadia has created the beautiful line drawings for the book, for which we are very grateful. When the world is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, we are sure this book will be widely read.

Contents

 

  Publisher's Note 3
 
Science and Religion
 
1 Human Understanding 13
2 Two Approaches 15
3 Not a drop of Water 16
4 Where were these rishis? 17
5 Story of the Deluge 18
6 Until You Know God 20
7 Freedom - the Only Condition of Growth 20
8 I Want Religion' 21
 
Vasanas or Habits
 
9 The Bugle Sound 27
10 Thou art That' 29
11 Bondage of Nature 29
12 The Old Chinaman 29
13 The Story of Vilvamangala 30
14 Lingering Hope 34
15 Lion and Sheep 35
16 Fisherwomen in a Florist's House 36
 
Attachment or Non-Attachment
 
17 Non-attachment 39
18 True Contentment 40
19 From Gross to Subtle 42
20 Neither Good Nor Evil 43
21 Story of a Young sannyasin 44
22 Getting Nearer to the Lord' 47
23 The Story of Jada Bharata 47
24 Why We Disagree 52
 
Myriad Forms of Love
 
25 Love for God 55
26 It is also Yours' 56
27 Four Travellers 57
28 I cannot Trade in Love' 57
29 Be Pure and Love Everyone 58
30 The Highest Love 60
31 Nishtha Or Devotion to One Ideal 61
32 The Way of One-pointed Devotion 62
33 Courage To Be 63
34 Truth Will Be Out, Sooner Or Later 65
35 Guru Nanak's Insight 65
36 Great Indian Women 68
37 Arise, Awake! 69
38 Thief and a Non-killer 70
39 Believe in Yourselves 70
0
Happiness
 
40 Concept of Heaven 75
41 Solon and Croesus 76
42 What Joy Really Is 77
 
Maya
 
43 And This Is Maya 81
44 Our Predicament 83
45 Resolving Our Conflicts 83
46 Going Round and Round 85
47 The Mirage of the World 86
48 Alice in Wonderland 87
49 Two Birds 88
50 I am Discovered' 89
 
Mind and Concentration
 
51 Intensity of Prayer 93
52 All Power is within 93
53 The Tartar Inside 95
54 The Noseless Saint 95
55 All Power are in the Mind 97
56 Be Like a Pearl Oyster 101
 
Faith and Sacrifice
 
57 Pratika Or Symbolism 105
58 A Case of Complete Self-sacrifice 107
59 The Bell-Eared Demon (ghanta karna) 109
60 Each is Great in His Own Place 111
61 Shraddha or Genuine Faith 115
 
Women of India
 
62 Sita-Rama, the Ideal Couple 119
63 A Heroic Act 120
64 Raksha Bandhan 121
65 The Status of Women in the Vedas 122
 
Attitude
 
66 Be Active First 125
67 We, Not the World, Get Straightened Out 125
68 Narada and Two Aspirants 129
69 Universal Brotherhood 130
70 Sin of Killing Cow 131
71 So He Has Also Followed Suit 131
72 Who Serves the Lord the Best 132
73 It is the Heart that Moves, Truly 132
74 Strength is the Test 134
75 Do Something Religious 134
76 We are Lions, not sheep 135
 
Self-Realization
 
77 Satyakama's Story 139
78 How Upakosala Got Knowledge 141
79 You Have Known the Truth' 143
80 Gods and Demons 145
81 A Fable About Buddha 146
82 Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi 147
83 The Story of Vedanta 155
84 The Story of Nachiketa 157
85 Nature is Like Ferris Wheel 168
86 We Are Like Silkworms 168
87 The Intense Desire To Be Free 168
88 Where Shall It Fall?' 169
89 Eat the Mangoes 170
90 The Passing Away of Buddha 171
91 Have You Seen God? 173
92 Whosoever Will Save His Life' 173
93 Buddha's Counsel 174
 
Miscellaneous
 
94 The Transformation 177
95 The Story of Ramayana 179
96 The Danger of Frauds 191
97 A Leader Leads by Example 192
98 Blind Men and Elephant 193
99 This is Fanaticism' 194
100 The Greatest Birth 195
101 Your Doctrine Of Heredity! 195
102 The Story of Mahabharata 196
103 Real Prayer is Unconditional 222
104 Judge Ye Not 223
105 A Calcutta Youth in Father-in-law's House 224
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Swami Vivekananda Tells Stories (A Collection of Stories told by Swami Vivekananda)

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Publisher’s Note

As readers of Swami Vivekananda’s works may recall, Swamiji was a wonderful storyteller. His talks and writings are interspersed with numerous anecdotes and illustrations. Some of these are well-known, while others are not, but they are all relevant and thought-provoking, revealing his profound knowledge of human nature – its potential and its limitations. This collection contains most of the stories from his nine-volume Complete Works Published by us.

These stories were serialized from January 2005 to January 2010, under various titles, in The Vedanta Kesari, the English monthly published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. The idea of publishing them in this manner was well received and welcomed by one and all. Some were even surprised that Vivekananda had told so many stories. And as all these stories are in Swamiji’s own words, there is an additional charm and value to them.

The 106 stories contained in this volume have been classified under 10 headings. Some are just a paragraph, while others go on for several pages, but all are sure to give readers fresh insights. The compilation and arrangement has been done by Swami Atmashraddhananda, the present editor of The Vedanta Kesari. Sri Mahendra C. Zinzuvadia has created the beautiful line drawings for the book, for which we are very grateful. When the world is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, we are sure this book will be widely read.

Contents

 

  Publisher's Note 3
 
Science and Religion
 
1 Human Understanding 13
2 Two Approaches 15
3 Not a drop of Water 16
4 Where were these rishis? 17
5 Story of the Deluge 18
6 Until You Know God 20
7 Freedom - the Only Condition of Growth 20
8 I Want Religion' 21
 
Vasanas or Habits
 
9 The Bugle Sound 27
10 Thou art That' 29
11 Bondage of Nature 29
12 The Old Chinaman 29
13 The Story of Vilvamangala 30
14 Lingering Hope 34
15 Lion and Sheep 35
16 Fisherwomen in a Florist's House 36
 
Attachment or Non-Attachment
 
17 Non-attachment 39
18 True Contentment 40
19 From Gross to Subtle 42
20 Neither Good Nor Evil 43
21 Story of a Young sannyasin 44
22 Getting Nearer to the Lord' 47
23 The Story of Jada Bharata 47
24 Why We Disagree 52
 
Myriad Forms of Love
 
25 Love for God 55
26 It is also Yours' 56
27 Four Travellers 57
28 I cannot Trade in Love' 57
29 Be Pure and Love Everyone 58
30 The Highest Love 60
31 Nishtha Or Devotion to One Ideal 61
32 The Way of One-pointed Devotion 62
33 Courage To Be 63
34 Truth Will Be Out, Sooner Or Later 65
35 Guru Nanak's Insight 65
36 Great Indian Women 68
37 Arise, Awake! 69
38 Thief and a Non-killer 70
39 Believe in Yourselves 70
0
Happiness
 
40 Concept of Heaven 75
41 Solon and Croesus 76
42 What Joy Really Is 77
 
Maya
 
43 And This Is Maya 81
44 Our Predicament 83
45 Resolving Our Conflicts 83
46 Going Round and Round 85
47 The Mirage of the World 86
48 Alice in Wonderland 87
49 Two Birds 88
50 I am Discovered' 89
 
Mind and Concentration
 
51 Intensity of Prayer 93
52 All Power is within 93
53 The Tartar Inside 95
54 The Noseless Saint 95
55 All Power are in the Mind 97
56 Be Like a Pearl Oyster 101
 
Faith and Sacrifice
 
57 Pratika Or Symbolism 105
58 A Case of Complete Self-sacrifice 107
59 The Bell-Eared Demon (ghanta karna) 109
60 Each is Great in His Own Place 111
61 Shraddha or Genuine Faith 115
 
Women of India
 
62 Sita-Rama, the Ideal Couple 119
63 A Heroic Act 120
64 Raksha Bandhan 121
65 The Status of Women in the Vedas 122
 
Attitude
 
66 Be Active First 125
67 We, Not the World, Get Straightened Out 125
68 Narada and Two Aspirants 129
69 Universal Brotherhood 130
70 Sin of Killing Cow 131
71 So He Has Also Followed Suit 131
72 Who Serves the Lord the Best 132
73 It is the Heart that Moves, Truly 132
74 Strength is the Test 134
75 Do Something Religious 134
76 We are Lions, not sheep 135
 
Self-Realization
 
77 Satyakama's Story 139
78 How Upakosala Got Knowledge 141
79 You Have Known the Truth' 143
80 Gods and Demons 145
81 A Fable About Buddha 146
82 Yajnavalkya and Maitreyi 147
83 The Story of Vedanta 155
84 The Story of Nachiketa 157
85 Nature is Like Ferris Wheel 168
86 We Are Like Silkworms 168
87 The Intense Desire To Be Free 168
88 Where Shall It Fall?' 169
89 Eat the Mangoes 170
90 The Passing Away of Buddha 171
91 Have You Seen God? 173
92 Whosoever Will Save His Life' 173
93 Buddha's Counsel 174
 
Miscellaneous
 
94 The Transformation 177
95 The Story of Ramayana 179
96 The Danger of Frauds 191
97 A Leader Leads by Example 192
98 Blind Men and Elephant 193
99 This is Fanaticism' 194
100 The Greatest Birth 195
101 Your Doctrine Of Heredity! 195
102 The Story of Mahabharata 196
103 Real Prayer is Unconditional 222
104 Judge Ye Not 223
105 A Calcutta Youth in Father-in-law's House 224
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