What Hinduism needed, amidst the general disintegration of the modern era, was a rock where she could lie at anchor, an authoritative utterance in which she might recognize her self. And this was given to her, in these words and writings of the Swami Vivekananda.
What Hinduism had needed, was the organizing and consolidating of its own idea. What the world had needed was a faith that had no fear of truth. Both these are found here. Nor could any greater proof be given of the eternal vigour of the Sanâtana Dharma, of the fact that India is as great in the present as ever in the past, than this rise of the individual who, at the critical moment, gathers up and voices the communal consciousness. This is Volume 2 of the complete works.
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Surpasses and Builds Upon Volume 1!
Let me first state that Clay Lomakayu is the perfect reader for these volumes. What can I say, I have read just about everything, and begun practicing many principles taught in Swami Vivekananda's volumes. I picked up the spiritual gifts of healing myself and others and talking to God, I have bi-located one time, passed on these same gifts to others, etc. and though these may seem impossible for someone just beginning, as you remove the bad egoic habits within, "the weight of your past karma", you unveil the good that was there already, something everyone can attain to if they do more than just read, but put into practice.
I put Swami Vivekananda up there with the works of the Imitation of Christ, St. John of the Cross (Dark Night of the Soul, The Assent of Mount Carmel) St. Teresa of Avila (Interior Castle), Guru Nanak, The Tao, Bhagavad Gita, Course in Miracles, Huang Po's works, St. Mother Teresa's works, Dr. David Hawking's works, and other prized works, but the main difference is Swami Vivekananda speaks in layman's terms someone not gifted with intellectual prowess can understand. His understanding of religion and spirituality is just awesome to listen to and ponder about.
The 18 hours goes by quickly, the learning doesn't stop, even I was riveted by some of the things the Swami spoke about, and his level of understanding was simply at a masters masters level. The Swami attained (Union, Christ Consciousness, Buddha Consciousness, Oneness, Ascension, Enlightenment) right before he left the world. What a gift are these books, such a treasure. Thank you Medicine of One for publishing these works for audible!
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Understanding The Hindi Philosophy
Although written in late 19th Century and early 20th Century, the intellectual explaination of The Hindi Cultural Philosophy was easily understood and excellently explained.
This read, part 1 and part 2, has broadened my Spiritual ambitions, meditation and lifelong learning goals exponentially.
Excellent audio book!