Swamiji “Without Credentials”

by Bill Davis (Music by John Schlenck)

This dramatic reading is a mixture of historical fact and the author’s imagination. The conversations depicted in this reading all took place and we know their outcome but we often don’t know the words that were spoken. These the author filled in from his imagination based on what he could glean from the histories.

Sri Sarada Devi Joins Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar

by Bill Davis

Narrator: Sri Sarada Devi Joins Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar. A one-act play in five scenes. This play is based on historical fact and some of the conversations come directly from the biographies. However, many are products of the author’s imagination. The author has strived to make them true to the spirit of the actual facts. In Scene One, the village …

Khudiram and Chandra Devi Are Chosen

By Bill Davis

Host: Khudiram and Chandra Devi Are Chosen. A one-act play in six scenes. Prologue. Sister Nivedita speaks.

Sister Nivedita: An occasion came during Swami Vivekananda’s London classes of 1896 when the call of renunciation was uttered with great force. “What the world wants today,” said the Swami, — the determination to quote “throw a bomb,” as it were as he called it, evidently taking sudden possession of him.

Swami Vivekananda: What the world wants today, is twenty men and women who can dare to stand in the street yonder and say that they possess nothing but God. Who will go?

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