2012-2013 Fall-Winter: Swami Vivekananda 150th Birth Anniversary

Apr 3, 2013 | Issues | 1 comment

Issue 65

AVIssue65_front cover only_Page_1American Vedantists owe an unpayable debt of gratitude to Swami Vivekananda. If he had not come to the United States, our lives would be entirely different and far poorer. The message he taught and the life he lived have given immeasurable meaning and purpose to our lives. But the debt owed to Vivekananda is far greater than that of his individual followers or any individual country. His impact on world spirituality and civilization was many-faceted and profound, and the human race owes him—and all the enlightened teachers—its best efforts to achieve spiritual transformation and reach the goal he embodied.

In this 150th anniversary year of Swamiji’s birth, we pay our homage and pledge our efforts to continue serving the cause he lived for.


Considering Vedanta Community in 2013
by Judy Howe Hayes

Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi: Truth Is One, Paths Are Diverse
by Uma Majmudar

Swami Vivekananda: Authentic Role of Religion
by Joan Shack

Swami Vivekananda’s Appeal for America
by Neil B. Feldman and Judy Scott Feldman

Vivekananda the Revolutionary
by John Schlenck

American Homes that Welcomed Swami Vivekananda
by The Editors

Swami Vivekananda at the Tari Ghat Station
by Bill Davis
Music and Selection of Lyrics by John Schlenck


The Mission: A Song on Swami Vivekananda
Lyrics by Eric Johns
Music by John Schlenck


Review: Glimpses of Swami Vivekananda’s Heroic Struggle
Review by Bill Davis

Review: Vivekananda, A Born Leader: The Attributes and Thoughts of an Extraordinary Leader-Manager—A Perfect Embodiment of the Servant-Leadership Concept

Review by Sister Gayatriprana

1 Comment

  1. American Vedantists, I presume a good portion are Indian Americans, should not simply say Swami Vivekananda’s words and get satisfied, but practice what he said. We all owe an unwritten debt to India which gave us near free education without which we would not be here in the US and what we are.

    Let’s remember that Swamiji exhorted all his life to help the poor. He declared boldly “So long as millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every person a traiter who having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them.”


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