Monk As Man The Unknown Life Was Published In The Year , And This Biography Of Swami Vivekananda Is Written By The Renowned Bengali Author Sankar It Is An English Translation Of The Same Book In BengaliFounder Of The Renowned Ramakrishna Mission, Swami Vivekananda Reconciled Religion With Scientific Enquiry He Emphasised On Inculcating, Within One S Self, An Unwavering Faith And An Insatiable Thirst For Knowledge He Never Propagated Blind Belief And Was A Successful Download Epub Format ê The Monk as Man PDF by ↠´ Sankar Ambassador Of India S Spiritual Side To The WestSwami Vivekananda Was Also A Mystic Who Traveled Extensively, And On These Journeys, Which Were No Less Than Epiphanies To Him, He Came Face To Face With The Stark Poverty Of India, Which Affected Him Deeply And Defined Him As A Man It Turned Him Into A Champion Of The Cause Of The Poor And Made Him A Role Model PhilanthropistWe Are All Aware Of These Aspects Of The Swami S Life Numerous books Have Been Written About Him By His Brothers, Disciples, And Students, And By Those Who Simply Knew Him And Benefited By Interacting With Him Swami Himself Wrote Various Letters And Gave Speeches, Which Also Serve As A Peek In To His Life And EndeavoursKeeping All These Aspects Into Account And Indulging Further Into His History, Sankar Has Attempted To Chronicle The Lesser Talked Aspect Of His Life Swami Vivekananda As A Human Being In His Book The Monk as Man The Unknown LifeJourneying Through The Pages Of These books, Readers Will Be Confronted With The Tumultuous Family Ties Of His Life And His Relationship With His Mother Will Be Brought To Light After Swami Vivekananda Cut All Family Ties And Set Out On His Mission, His Brothers Never As Much As Bothered To Enquire After Him Why So Also, As The Rumours Go, Did Swami S Sister Really Kill Herself Did The Tedious Disputes Over Matters Of Family Property Affect Swami S Health And Psychology To The Point Of Taking A Toll On His Life All These Questions That Had Never Been Associ
I found the narration a little difficult in the beginning in
This book brings out the vulnerabilities and challenges in Vivekananda s life What I like is, the book demystifies the Swami and presents the idea that we all have weaknesses What distinguishes an evolved soul from the rest is how one lives through these weak moments.
Sankar presents well the idea that the path to self realization is the path to reach higher consciousness It is through relationships that we see the divine in other beings It is through relationships that we pay our karmic debts, we learn, we forgive and become better versions of ourselves The manner in which Vivekananda expressed his love, for the family in which he was born and the universal family he lived in, is brought out very well in the book Personal life and vedanta are not at odds with each other in Vivekanan A big Kudos to the author for such an effort to bring out a detailed description of Vivekananda s personal life.
It s so painful to read about the mental and physical agony that Vivekananda had to go through.
For someone who put forth our religion,culture and tradition to the western world,its heart breaking to read that he almost starved to death Nowadays, people who call themselves as saints just because they talk philosophies seem to live a rich and luxurious life whereas he lived the way a saint should.
Coming back to the book,the author seems to be so fascinated that he describes the history of tea in India just because Vivekananda likes tea.
Such things really tests the patience of the reader.
If not for this drawback this book would have got a five star from me.
A good read for those who follow Vivekananda s ideas and teachings.