In these 9 volumes, there is nothing but words of bravery and courage. He came to shoulder the wheel--he picked up where Buddha left. Jul 12, Hans Raj rated it it was amazing. I am very proud to possess all the 9 volumes of this collection. I am in very initial phase of reading its volume 2 it doesn't mean that I have finished vol 1, I have not read vol 1 at all: It ends only when the life ends.
And the only way to end suffering forever is to attain Moksha i. Aug 07, Kannan rated it it was amazing.
A book capable of doing miracles in your life. Mar 31, Mitch Allen rated it really liked it. I read most of the first four volumes of this collection, but realized recently that I'm not likely to continue on with the remaining volumes. The first volume includes some priceless writings: The 2nd and 3rd volumes continue with his excellent review of the yoga systems, covering Bhakit and Jnana yoga, and all three volumes include numerous transcripts of his speeches in the US. There are some delightful passages throug I read most of the first four volumes of this collection, but realized recently that I'm not likely to continue on with the remaining volumes.
There are some delightful passages throughout but as you go further into the set, those become increasingly infrequent and the repetition starts to become tedious. The remaining volumes include mostly transcripts, interviews, articles and letters; while fascinating, it takes quite an effort to sift through works to find the gems. These volumes offer unique access to V's brilliant thinking and extraordinary ability to communicate complex spiritual concepts, well worth anyone's attention, but choose carefully.
Oct 14, Mary rated it it was amazing.
The self-seeking man who is looking after his personal comforts and leading a lazy life — there is no room for him even in hell. The 2nd and 3rd volumes continue with his excellent review of the yoga systems, covering Bhakit and Jnana yoga, and all three volumes include numerous transcripts of his speeches in the US. Really wonder, such a man ever lived in this country. The details come to me as I go. Though Swamiji mentions benefits of Rajayoga, he did not provide clear steps how to meditate etc. See All Goodreads Deals….
He is very spiritually motivating I follow Surat Shabd Yoga but I read this just to pick up on his zeal and ardor which I can apply to my own path. He really does make it clear why we should be urgent about our spiritual progress because and make as much as we can before we die life is short and the way is long after death we will have to take birth again if we don't finish our journey and who wants to come back to this veil of tears?????
Why not go straight into eternal joy , love and bliss an He is very spiritually motivating I follow Surat Shabd Yoga but I read this just to pick up on his zeal and ardor which I can apply to my own path. Why not go straight into eternal joy , love and bliss and not have to suffer the womb again??? Swami Vivekananda's quotes Advance like a hero. Don't be thwarted by anything. How many days will this body last, with its happiness and misery? When you have got the human body, then rouse the Atman within and say -- i have reached the state of fearlessness! Say -- i am the Atman in which my lower ego has become merged for ever.
Be perfect in this idea; and then as long as the body endures, speak unto others this message of fearlessness: Arise and awake, let minor things, and quarrels over little details and fights over little doctrines be thrown aside, for here is the greatest of all works, here are the sinking millions. A tidal wave is coming! The self-seeking man who is looking after his personal comforts and leading a lazy life — there is no room for him even in hell.
Stand up and fight!
Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda (12 January — 4 July ) Swami Vivekananda in Jaipur. Belgaum, Master Index of. Our Master & His Message. Sister Nivedita. In the four volumes (Now in nine volumes — Ed.) of the works of the Swami Vivekananda which are to compose the.
Die if you must. There is none to help you. You are all the world.
Who can help you? Achieve the consummation of human life before you pass off — "Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached. The world is burning with misery. Let us call and call till the sleeping gods awake, till the god within answers to the call.
What more is in life? The details come to me as I go. I never make plans. Plans grow and work themselves. I only say, awake, awake! Mar 25, Gaurav Anekar rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have not completed yet. But it clear beyond doubt that if anyone needs to understand spirituality not necessarily religion this is the book to be read. It appeals to the scientific mind as a rational and logical explanation of the nature and humanity in it.
Now this is something worth waiting for! I have the print edition of this collection, eight volumes. This is not a book to read page by page. Swami springs unending surprises every time you read.
The digital version has a ready search function, so you do not have to remember what you read, and in which volume it was! My progress is going to be very slow on this collection. At least I know what is there in the first eight volumes. Thanks to Ramakrishna Mutt for updating this collection with the ninth volume. Jul 02, Archana rated it it was amazing. If you really want to understand India and her teachings then study Swamiji. He was a full blooded masculine personality an inspiration of youths.
His works are full of practical Vedanta and the real existence of Hindutva. Mar 15, Yogesh Kanwat rated it it was amazing. Mar 24, M rated it it was amazing. A definitive guide and reference to keep, slowly chew and digest for every seeker of Sanathan dharma and enlightenment. Oct 20, Naveena Ck rated it it was amazing. It has been extraordinary, wonderful. This is my 3rd time. Jan 13, Amithak rated it it was amazing. If you are keen to understand hinduism then this book is answer.
It summarize all branches very clearly. Highly recommended to all. Apr 17, Saurav rated it it was amazing. May 25, Damodar Shenoy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This 9 volume masterpiece is a collection of works of the great Indian Swami Vivekananda. It contains his lectures delivered throughout the length and breadth of this globe. It contains the letters which he had written. The diary entries of his disciples, some of the ground breaking speeches and the ancient teachings of the vedanta and the upanishads can be found in this volume.
It was a very long read and took time. But I'm glad I persisted with it.
Swami writes some very interesting pieces and I'd like to find out more about him. Dec 25, Ben Guterson rated it really liked it. Just finished the third volume of this set after moving through one volume per year thus far--had planned to proceed through to the end of the collection over the next six years, but I'm going to throw in the towel. There is a great deal of wisdom and insight in this set, but I'm finding it increasingly difficult to either locate or focus on the nuggets given my unfamiliarity with Hindu concepts and terminology.
In earlier volumes, this didn't seem to be as much of a barrier; this most recent vo Just finished the third volume of this set after moving through one volume per year thus far--had planned to proceed through to the end of the collection over the next six years, but I'm going to throw in the towel. In earlier volumes, this didn't seem to be as much of a barrier; this most recent volume, however, has turned more arid, uneven, and recondite, to my eyes: The more engaging selections for me focused on interfaith awareness and the positioning of Hinduism within the context of other world religions.
I'll look forward to cracking open a briefer, more focused anthology. Dec 05, Harmik rated it it was amazing. If you are an Indian and take pride in the Vedic heritage of India, then this compilation is a must-read. It is amazing to imagine someone like Swami Vivekananda walked on our land years ago during peak colonial times.
Most of the content is repetitive but it actually helps us reiterate and absorb the real meaning behind his lectures. I wish we had at least a handful of men who dreamed like this great man and inspire the masses. Such a clarity of thought will be so useful in current climat If you are an Indian and take pride in the Vedic heritage of India, then this compilation is a must-read. Such a clarity of thought will be so useful in current climate where everything that is foreign is valued to ignite a movement of pride and ingenuity. Swami Vivekananda wished men to realise that they themselves are divine, strong and capable of changing the direction of the nation.
Hope the current government spends some time and sincerity in introducing this excellent work in the school and university curriculums. May 30, Abhishek Biswas rated it it was amazing. I used to think that these people talk about woo-woo stuff, "god" and "who am I" stuff. If you're trying to find the meaning of life, or trying to deeply contemplate on some existential issue, just buy this collection, the subsidized version which I bought is just Rs.
Boy, this man is deep. Many spiritual teachers ignore or leave many concepts unanswered, but this man I live just beside the main branch of Ramakrishna Math in Belur, West Bengal. Many spiritual teachers ignore or leave many concepts unanswered, but this man takes the skepticism first, then he gradually builds towards the real facts. I'm just in the middle of vol. I've bought many worthless books, but this set compensates all my pointless expenses. Thank you Swami ji, I'm grateful. Sep 17, Utkarsh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mandukya Upanisad describes the Brahman as an entity indescribable in conventional language!
This book teaches you how and when discrimination is good. You need not be religious person to read this, but dedicated. Explains his lectures and speeches. Really wonder, such a man ever lived in this country. You can halt everything you are doing and start reading this book.
Yes thats important is this book for any living human being, whatever religion or cast one may belong. Words can not describe the great teachings of great Swami Vivekanada. He is appreciated by scientists, philosophers and well known professors of the world but unfortunately common man of india and even this so called literate class knows little about him.
Shan Certified Buyer 29 Aug, The power of Vivekananda's spirit and the force of his intellect are awesome. His thoughts are especially relevant to today's problems. His stirring voice resounds through its pages, from cover to cover. It is impossible to read Vivekananda's words and not to be changed. Ankit Srivastava Certified Buyer 11 Mar, Good seller authentic and good quality product pages are nice on time delivery.
Aditya rao Certified Buyer 10 Aug, Earlier CWSV used to come in 8 volumes and a ninth was added later on. This collection has all 9 books hardbound and laminated. The quality is good and it comes for a nominal price of Rs. Jeet Pathak Certified Buyer 9 Jan, Hari Shri Certified Buyer 9 May, Is this a single book of pages or 9 separate books? Didn't get the right answer you were looking for Post your question.