Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185843244
This compilation in alphabetical order carries utterances by Swami Vivekananda on variety of subjects and have been selected from among Swamiji's speeches and writings appearing in The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.
Unawares, Swami Vivekananda very often said things that startled his audience. He said them casually, carelessly without any thought about the impact that they might produce. What he said might be simple truths, but it is these simple truths, spoken with authority and coming spontaneously from a world teacher, that disturb you most.
They remind you of your present limitations and of the great heights to which you might yet rise. They shake you to your roots sweeping away all the depression you have allowed to accumulate over the years and releasing within you new sources of energy which carry you forward.
While reading these utterances, the readers may experience the same kind of electric shock which Romain Rolland experienced when he first read Swamiji.Swami Vivekananda very often said things that startled his audience.