Saturday, July 16, 2011


Letter to Alasinga, ( IN PART )
1st July, 1895.

I know, my son, I shall have to come and manufacture men out of you. I know that India is only inhabited by women and eunuchs. So do not fret. I will have to get means to work there. I do not put myself in the hands of imbeciles. You need not worry, do what little you can. I have to work ...alone from top to bottom….” This Atman(self) is not be reached by cowards.” You need not be afraid for me. The Lord is with me, you defend yourselves only and show me you can do that: and I will be satisfied. Don’t bother me any more with what anyone says about me. I am not waiting to hear any fool’s judgment of me. You babies, great results are attained only by great patience, great courage, and great attempts….Kid’s mind is taking periodic somersaults, I am afraid…

The brave alone do great things, not the cowards. Know once for all, you faithless one, that I am in the hands of the LORD. So long as I am pure and His servants, not a hair of my head will be touched….Do something for the nation, then they will help you, then the nation will be with you. Be brave, be brave! Man dies but once. MY DISCIPLES MUST NOT BE COWARDS.

Ever yours with love, VIVEKANANDA.

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