(A thought on Gandhi’s Birth Day 2nd Oct- by Shri Jagmohan)
Reawakening the Slumbering Soul of India.
What is there in common between Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi? it is both interesting and instructive to reflect upon the bonds that existed between the spiritual emancipator and the political emancipator of India and also upon their overall contribution of putting “the Indian way” at the centre- stage of world thought. On Swami Vivekananda,s birthday, an elegant Vivekananda Centre is being opened at Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi. This is an appropriate occasion to recall the great contribution made in reforming the Indian religion and society by these two great prophets of the Indian Renaissance of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Both Vivekananda and Gandhi had an original and powerful mind. Both had innate faith in the inherent strength of Indian culture. Both believed in practical Vedanta and viewed Hinduism as a service-oriented way of life .........