"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced."
- Swami Vivekananda (CW - I , Raja-Yoga : Chapter VI - Pratyahara & Dharana)
When Swamiji came to Madras in February 1897, he was accommodated at the Castle Kernan (now Vivekanandar Illam). In the evening of 7 February, a meeting was held at the Castle Kernan. A large number of gentlemen waited upon the Swami at the pandal that evening, when an acrostic poem in Sanskrit in honour of Swamiji was read by Mr. R. Sivasankara Pandiaji.
At Pandiyaji's invitation, Swamiji visited the School on 12 February 1897—in the afternoon about half past four.The Life describes the function held to honour Swamiji thus: Two boys of the School presented before Swamiji a dialogue in Sanskrit on Arya Dharma [the Religion of Aryas]. Swamiji was much pleased by it and appreciated the dialogue.
The following is the text of the dialogue [with translation in square brackets] that took place before Swamiji. It was published in 1897 by the Madras Hindu Religion Tract and Preaching Association of which Pandiyaji was the founder.Read Entire Research Article
By A Monastic Sojourner A Research Article. Published in Vedanta Kesari, 2009, March
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