In today’s India, the scene that presents itself before any impartial observer is a welter of conflicting ideologies amidst drift and restlessness. In such a situation, the youth of the country are restive. They seek an answer. Swami Vivekananda’s words, touching upon every facet of our national life, provide answers to questions that agitate both the individual and society.
Vivekananda’s words are as pertinent today as when they were uttered more than a hundred years ago and his words carry an appeal not just to the people of India, but to the nation of humankind.
The book published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, is a compilation of short excerpts taken from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda arranged under the following headings:
Faith and Strength
Powers of the mind
Man: The Maker of his Destiny
Education and Society
Serve Man as God
Religion and Ethics
India: Our Motherland
The first third of the book presents a brief life of Swami Vivekananda.