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Swami Vivekananda: An Inspiration to the Modern Youth

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 11 January 2013, 17:40 IST
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Bangalore: The youth today celebrates Rose Day, Valentine’s Day, Friendship Day and much more but the National Youth Day is barely given notice. “Youth life is the most precious life. Youth is the best time. The way in which you utilize this period will decide the nature of coming years that lie ahead of you,” said the great philosopher Swami Vivekananda. As the nation celebrates the National Youth Day on 12 January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, it’s time to draw inspiration and look at what the youth around the world can learn from his teachings.

What the youth can learn from youth icon Swami Vivekananda?

The youth is what a nation has, which will pave its path into the future. But, with the recent number of cases of crime such as rape, etc coming into light, it has certainly raised an alarm on what the youth of the nation is heading towards. In a sad state where rape by juveniles has become a trend, what is it that can draw them back on track? It must be inculcated in the people and the youth that women must be respected.

Swami Vivekananda said in his biography that “Americans look with veneration upon women, who play a most prominent part in their lives. Here this form of worship has attained its perfection — this is the long and short of it. I am almost at my wit's end to see the women of this country. They are Lakshmi, the Goddess of Fortune, in beauty, and Sarasvati, the Goddess of Learning, in virtues — they are the Divine Mother incarnate. If I can raise a thousand such Madonnas — incarnations of the Divine Mother — in our country before I die, I shall die in peace. Then only will our countrymen become worthy of their name.”

Also Read: Swami Vivekananda Continues to Inspire the Youth of India



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