Why didn’t Swami Vivekananda allow women in the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission?

Swami Vivekananda has established a women branch. This is known as Sarada Math, a sister concern of Ramakrishna Mission. Holy mother Sarada Devi has a vision to establish a nunnery to uplift the women. She wanted that to be a completely independent organization managed by females without any male involvement from Ramakrishna Mission. This is …

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Vaishnavism and Buddhism

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Vaishnavism and Buddhism   The analysis is done based on history centric opinions of western and Indian scholars. Also Swami Vivekananda has pointed many stuffs in this angle. In fact Swami Vivekananda is the first scholar to study Hinduism from a history centric point of view. It may sound different to mythology oriented people, but this is …

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Migration of Jiva as per Hindu scripture

Migration of Jiva as per Hindu scripture (Muktipada Behera) Introduction: The rebirth of a human being is based on Karma and migration theory of Hinduism. As you act, so you become. Out of all types of living species [Jiva], here we will discuss the birth of a human child. All Hindu texts describe how Jiva migrates based …

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হিন্দুরা কেমন হয়? হিন্দু চরিত্র বিশ্লেষণ -১ম পর্ব

কিছু হিন্দু আছে যারা ধর্মের কোন নিয়ম না মানলেও জাতপাত ঠিকই মানে। তাদের কাছে জাতপাতই ঈশ্বর, জাতপাত মেনে চলাই ঈশ্বরের উপাসনা।

What is the reason behind the fact that either swami vivekananda or Ramakrishna paramahamsa is not having tilak in forehead in any of their portraits?

  Tilak is a mark worn by a Hindu on the forehead to indicate sect for eg: the Shaivites mark a three-layered horizontal lines across their forehead, Vaishnavas mark tilak in two vertical lines, which may be connected at the bottom, forming a simple U shape, etc. There are some tilaks though that are applied by some particular castes, …

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In what way are Vivekananda’s and Buddha’s teachings different?

Swami Vivekananda propagated the Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. Gauthama Buddha’s teachings were close to the belief of agnosticism. Advaita Vedanta states “Brahma satyam jagat mithya, jivo brahmaiva naparah” which means Brahman is the only truth, the world is unreal, and there is ultimately no difference between Brahman and individual. Both the teachings of Sri Adi …

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What are the hurdles that one faces towards attaining Advaita Jnana? How can they be overcome?

Swami Vivekananda explains the concept of ‘Advaita Jnana’ with the help of a metaphorical story given in the Mundaka Upanishad. The verse is as follows: dva suparna sayuja sakhaya samanam vriksham parishasvajate | tayoranyah pippalam svadvattyanashnannanyo abhicakashiti || 1|| (3.1.1 Mundakopanishad). Translation – On one same tree, two birds are perched, associated as a pair. Of …

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What happened when Ramakrishna Paramahamsa put his leg on Vivekananda’s chest?

First meeting at Dakshneswar: Narendra went to Dakshneswar to meet Ramakrishna. Ramakrishna was so anxious for and so enamored of Narendra that he cried and prayed for six months till Narendra met him. Later, Ramakrishna recalled the day when Narendra first visited Dakshneswar. He said— “Narendra entered the room through the western door facing the …

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