Last modified January 28, 2008
Swami Vivekananda first came to America in 1893, to represent Hinduism in the first World Parliament of Religions. This magnificent event hosted representatives from all the religions of the world, in an effort to create international understanding and oneness among people from all faiths.
Swami Vivekananda was a mind of illumination and a heart of transformation. With his illumination-mind, he expounded on the sublime truths of life. With his transformation-heart, he embraced the whole world and claimed it as his own, very own. This all-embracing love transformed the world into his admiring friend, forever one.
Whether talking about the union of Buddhism and Hinduism, about the ideal of a universal religion, or about Bhakti Yoga, Vivekananda roared like a lion of the inner world, awakening all those who heard his clarion-call.
Sri Chinmoy is all admiration and adoration towards Swami Vivekananda, and has been blessed twice with the honor of opening the World Parliament of Religions with a silent meditation. The first time this happened was in 1993 in Chicago, on the 100th Anniversary of the original Parliament of religions, and in 2004 in Barcelona as well.
Swami Vivekananda was a mind of wisdom and a heart of affection. His love for both his spiritual mother and his physical mother can only be felt and never described.
In every aspect, both human and divine, Swami Vivekananda is an example we can all follow on the Path of Truth.
Artist: Sri Chinmoy
Release year: 1993
Duration: app. 1 hour 20 minutes
Acknowledgements: Sri Chinmoy
Format: Advanced Audio Coding
You can view Sri Chinmoy’s opening of the Parliament of World Religions in 2004 on Sri Chinmoy TV.