Framed poster - Swami Vivekananda - direct disciple of Ramakrishna - Vedanta - Hinduism
After Sri Ramakrishna’s Mahasamadhi,
Swami Vivekananda travelled
throughout the length and breadth
of India and came in contact with
every segment of Indian society –
rich and poor, educated and
uneducated, strong and weak.
This first-hand experience gave
him an intimate knowledge and
understanding of the spiritual
moorings of the nation,
the underlying ideals of India.
In 1893, he went to USA, participated
in the World Parliament of Religions
held in Chicago and became a
celebrity overnight. He made a
triumphant return to India in 1897
after preaching Vedanta extensively
in America and Europe.
Soon after, he established the
Ramakrishna Mission with the
twin ideals of “Atmano Mokshartham
Jagad hitaya cha”
i.e. for the freedom of the self and
for the good of the world.
Framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper.
The matte black frame that's made from wood from renewable forests adds an extra touch of class.
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
Ramakrishna stated that he had a
vision where he saw that when he
was descending to Earth he called
on a Sage that lived in the realms
of Light and Peace (Samadhi) - it
was Vivekananda, he emanated a
ray that led to his birth. Vivekananda
was considered intellectually a genius -
thus it was hard for him to accept
Ramakrishna as his Guru.
But on the other hand Ramakrishna
knew he was the Yogi in Samadhi -
and the he was the choosen disciple.
He had the power
(given by Ramakrishna himself) to
effect great changes and influence
millions due to bothhis development
of spiritual gifts and his developed
intellect. In contrast Ramakrishna
had no education. Swami Vivekananda
and Sarada Devi inspired a stream of
direct disciples of Ramakrishna and
founded an order.
Swami Vivekananda, known in his
pre-monastic life as Narendra Nath
Datta, was born into an affluent
family in Kolkata on 12 January 1863.
His father was Vishwanath Datta, a
well-known Kolkata attorney, and his
mother, Bhuvaneshwari Devi, was
endowed with deep devotion, strong
character and other noble qualities.
A precocious boy, Narendra excelled
in music, gymnastics and academic
studies. By the time he graduated
from Calcutta University, he had
acquired a vast knowledge of
different subjects, especially Western
philosophy and history. Born with a
yogic temperament, he used to
practise meditation even from his
boyhood, and was associated with
the Brahmo Samaj reform
movement for some time.
However, his philosophical mind
was restless, and the Brahmo Samaj
could not satisfy his quest for the
true meaning of life. Encouraged
by one of his relatives, Naren met
the Bengali saint Sri Ramakrishna
in November 1881. This incident
affected Naren a great deal, and
he gradually came to realise that
Ramakrishna was an extraordinary
man. Spending quality time with
the saint, Naren gradually began
to look upon him as his guide. He
eventually accepted Sri Ramakrishna
as his master and became
completely dedicated to him.
Vivekananda attended the 1893 World’s
Parliament of Religions in Chicago,
Illinois, and earned great applause
for beginning his address with the
famous words, “Sisters and brothers
of America.” It was
Vivekananda’s arrival in the USA
that started the beginning of
Western interest in Hinduism—
not as merely an exotic Eastern
oddity, but as a vital religious and
A few years after the Parliament,
Vivekananda started Vedanta
centres in New York
City and London, and lectured at
major universities on Hinduism.
Please continue in the link below - his life is VERY interesting: