Yesterday, returned from Madurai . Swami Vivekananda visited this city on 2nd February 1897. Was keen to visit the place where Swamiji made the speech [ Reply to the address of Welcome] during his visit. Vague idea, that this place is located near Madurai Railway station, started inquiring people…...The old, the young, the middle aged, government employees, railway police, people in reservation counters…etc. Inquiry went on for an hour, but no one had the clue about the place; forget the place, every one started starring at me with astonishment [nothing new]. From these reactions of people, I decided that these people, not only do not know the place, but they also have no clue of who Swami Vivekananda was..
Intent of me asking people was to find two things; to find the location of the place, and another was to find if people know about Swami Vivekananda. But neither, they knew the place nor did they know about Swami Vivekananda [Some of them had, the slightest remember of the Name “Swami Vivekananda”].
After this experience of mine, I am certain of one thing, “The people, who do NOT know Swami Vivekananda, let them remain as they are [silent and muted]. BUT people who know Swami Vivekananda, if they remain muted and silent without reading him, then we are to see disastrous catastrophe happening!!! Is it not!?