Swami Vivekananda: His Philosophy and Vision on Ideal Society
Asiatic Society for Social Science Research (ASSSR)
The paper discusses about the life, philosophy, and vision of an ideal society of Swami Vivekananda. A deeper analysis has been made on his views on the spiritual humanism, the institution of caste system, giving the deprived their lost individuality, a society free of superstitions, harmony of balance between spiritualistic and materialistic society, a system of education meant for man making and character building and above all a religion based on scientific temper and rationalism. The paper
... onalism. The paper also has highlighted how Vivekananda's Vedantic ideas underlines a unique blend of East and West culture which regenerated the virtuous aspect of Hinduism unearthing its reach potentiality serving the humankind. "He is not a pond, he is a reservoir. He is not a pitcher or jug, he is a veritable barrel. He is not a minnow or sardine, he is a huge red-eyed carp. He is not an ordinary sixteen-petalled lotus, he is a glorious lotus with a thousand petals. He is not a twig floating in a river-a twig that sinks even if a bird alights upon it. Rather he is a great tree-trunk carrying men, beasts & merchandise upon its chest".