Swami Vivekananda was a versatile personality who is known for his excellence in various fields. To begin with, he was a spiritual leader of the masses who went to many parts of the world and told people about the greatness of Hindu religion. He was also a very excellent orator who stormed the religious parliament in Chicago. Most of us already know that Swami Vivekananda was also a very great author who wrote many things which have now become very popular pieces of literature upon India, Indian youths and also the doctrine of religious depth. As an Author, Swami Vivekananda’s works have mostly been read by the readers in a series of 9 volumes, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.
Swami Ji wrote mostly about Yoga, Karma Yoga, Vedanta, Gita and his spiritual experiences as a seeker and also his experience in various phases of his life. He began his public life by becoming a disciple of the great spiritual leader Ram Krishna Paramhansa. It was only on his inspiration that Vivekananda left home and became a Bhikshuk who wandered door to door for food. After the death of Ram Krishna Paramhansa, the responsibility of the Ashram was on Vivekananda’s shoulders and he did carry it very well.
Most of the works by Swami Ji were inspired by his studies of the religious Hindu scriptures and text. More than that, he has also greatly studied the works of Western Philosophy and scriptures of many religions. He was a perfect blend of classic Indian text and modern western thoughts. His works also reflect the same. He was also an occasional poet who sometimes included his poems in his letters to his friends and acquaintances.
Swami Ji was born in 1863 and he died in 1902. In his short span of life, he became very popular as a scholar and a spiritual guru all over the world. Respect for him still continues to exist among the people, not only from India but from the world. His works will continue his legacy of spiritual writing and extraordinary scholarship and unmatched excellence.