Swami Vivekananda Interesting life incidents 1
Road Under your feet.
Once, Swami Vivekananda was having a lengthy trek in the Himalayas. There Swamiji found an old man who is extremely exhausted and standing despairingly at the foot of an upward incline. The old man said to Swami Vivekananda in frustration, ‘oh, sir I don’t know how I am going to cross it; I cannot walk any longer; my chest will halt.
Swamiji pay attention to the old man patiently and then said,
‘look down at your feet. The road which is under your feet is the road that you have crossed over and is the same road that you see beforehand you; it will quickly be under your feet.’ These words inspired the old man to continue his onward trek.
Swami Vivekananda Interesting life incidents 2
Once Swamiji went to America there Swamiji was watching some boys. They were standing on the bridge trying to shoot at egg-shells floating on the river, but they continually missed the target. One boy noticed that Swamiji was watching them. He approached Swamiji and asked why don’t you try? Swamiji smiled and said “I will try” Swamiji took the gun and aimed at the shells. He fired twelve times and every time he hit an egg-shell. The boys asked Swamiji: ‘Well Mister, how did you do it?’ Swamiji said ‘Whatever you do, put your whole mind on it. If you are shooting, your concentration should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson.
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Swami Vivekananda Interesting life incidents 3
I am the thief spun into gold
Once in Gazipur, there lived a saint by the side of the Ganga River. He had several silver vessels which were offered by lot of devotees to the saint. For many days the brigand had been watching. The brigandt thought that there must be a number of treasures. One day a brigand broke into the saint’s house. In the first chamber the vessels were kept. When the thief broke in, there were a lot of utensils. He grabbed them and filled his bag. It made sound. The saint who heard and said himself: “What is this? Some animal is coming.” So he just came out of his meditation and saw a big man. When the thief saw him, he dropped the bag the bag and ran away. Instantaneously the saint took the bag of utensils and ran behind the thief asking him to stop. He overtook the thief and said: “Why are you scared? These utensils are yours and I will give you some more.” And consequently the thief was sent away with all the things saint had in his house.
Years have passed….
When Swami Vivekananda was going on a trip to Badri, Kedar, etc., there he saw a Sadhu lying on the icy region. On those days the circumstances of travelling were quite different and difficult altogether. There was no proper way and no proper facilities. With great difficulty he was making his journey. It was somewhere on his way that Swami saw the Sadhu in the icy region, lying helpless. Vivekananda offered him his own blanket. At that time the Sadhu looked up, and discovered that Vivekananda was a spiritual man, so, the sadhu began to narrate something of his past life.
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He asked Swami Vivekananda. Do you know or heard anything about Saint Pavahari Baba?”, Then sadhu told him all about the event that happened in the life of Pavahari Baba. He sustained “I am that thief. From the day when the saint touched me a transformation came into my life. I regretted my action severely. Since that time I am trying to compensate for all my sins.” That is the power of the saints. “God is everywhere”—this feeling is a great method of progressing in your effort to community with God and finally become one with Him.
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