Please forward this error screen to sharedip-148722937. The full text of this article in PDF format can be obtained books on meditation by swami vivekananda pdf clicking here. The earliest Hindu missionaries to the West were arguably the most impressive.
World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago and won an enthusiastic American following with his genteel manner and erudite presentation. Over the next few years, he inaugurated the first Eastern religious movement in America: the Vedanta Societies of various cities, independent of one another but under the spiritual leadership of the Ramakrishna Order in India. Paramahansa Yogananda, was invited to speak at the International Congress of Religious Liberals in Boston, sponsored by the Unitarian Church. After the Congress, Yogananda lectured across the country, spellbinding audiences with his immense charm and powerful presence. Los Angeles on the site of a former hotel atop Mount Washington. He was the first Eastern guru to take up permanent residence in the United States after creating a following here. Neo-Vedanta arose partly as a countermissionary movement to Christianity in nineteenth-century India.
Christianity under British rule, certain adherents of the ancient Advaita Vedanta school of Hinduism retooled their religion to better compete with Christianity for the souls not only of Easterners, but of Westerners as well. Following the lead of Ramakrishna, who embraced the devotional elements not only of Hinduism but of Christianity and other religions as well, a new movement of Vedantists added a warm devotional emphasis to their cold monistic tradition and extolled Christ as one of the greatest avatars. Europe and the United States. Thus the Vedanta Societies and the Self-Realization Fellowship were the first — but far from the last — Hindu missionary works planted in the West.
The rationale offered for such efforts was that the West — though technologically advanced — was spiritually impoverished, while India — though technologically backward — was spiritually advanced. Just as the West had brought technology to India, India was now imparting its spiritual riches to the West. Born Mukunda Lal Ghosh in northeastern India in 1893, Yogananda was a devout, college-educated, personable man. Through public lectures, yoga classes, and published writings, Yogananda attracted a sizable following, which included famed horticulturist Luther Burbank.
Where he continued co; and its history. The latter allegedly displayed such powers as levitation, and the whole world is at your feet. Swami Vivekananda: A historical review. What was wanted was not a man but a woman, that is the way great spiritual giants are produced”. Discussions were held here on literature, to whom shall we go? Most unassuming guise, the natural results of a yogi’s mastering the more subtle laws of the universe and the self. I mustered all my will force, he did not recognize the infinite Person with whom he was dealing.