Swami Vivekananda acted as a tonic for the Hindu mind that was depressed and demoralised, RSS Joint General Secretary Suresh Soni said here on Tuesday while releasing the book ‘Essential Vivekananda’.
Soni said the book was a reminder to not only imbibe Swami’s thoughts but also to put them into action for the betterment of the society.
About the book Essential Vivekananda’
The book ‘Essential Vivekananda’ has been written senior RSS pracharak Mukul Kanitkar and BJP leader Anoop AJ. The book is divided into three parts, including his life, his message and the impact and influence of his teachings.
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Swami Shantatmananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Delhi, said the book would inspire a lot of youngsters “who would take up the extraordinary task of nation-building”. Swami Vivekananda talked about an education system that focused on an individual’s character building, he added.
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari said unlike the past, where the western philosophers were quoted since 2014 Swami Vivekananda was being quoted hugely during the parliamentary discussions.
Emphasising that Swami Vivekanda was a multifaceted genius, the book’s authors quoted several instances from his life and how his teachings inspired many western thinkers and philosophers.