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Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play



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 Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play (Ramakrishna Institute of Culture, Sep 10, 2016)

Sri Sarada Devi and Her Divine Play Sw Chetanananda

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 Bhagavatam (Bhubaneswar, August 24, 2016)

Bhagavatam Sw Chetanananda

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 International Seminar (Belur Math January 28, 2014)

Presidential Address Sw Chetanananda

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Vivekananda: East Meets West - by Swami Chetanananda

Hardback. 175 pages. 11"x9 ½", ISBN 0916356787

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A large format pictorial of all the known photographs of Swami Vivekananda beautifully assembled in a high quality printing. The pictorial is accompanied by autobiographical anecdotes, extracts from Vivekananda’s writings, and accounts of his meetings with prominent Westerners, including William James, Edward Everet Hale, John D. Rockefeller, Sarah Bernhardt, Emma Calvé, and Nichola Tesla.

In this celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s life (1863-1902) and appearance over 100 years ago at the World Parliament of Religions, there are tributes by many Western followers, mixed with powerful excerpts from his lectures promoting unity in diversity.
- Library Journal

...this is an original work that effectively portrays the breadth and import of Vivekananda’s life and spiritual mission ..... What unfolds is an overwhelming vision of this giant even among India’s great sages .... Highly recommended.
- Light of Consciousness

The exhaustive series of photographs which, along with the text, form this superb pictorial biography, are nothing less than extraordinary--
- RMIC Bulletin

...a superb job of telling the renowned swami’s life, selecting excerpts from his writings and sleuthing down photos of everyone who was anyone in those early days of Vedanta’s introduction to the West.
- Hinduism Today

Swami Vivekananda preached a monistic philosophy of Hindustan that suited democracy because it said that all men are gods.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Vivekananda’s timeless and inspirational message is combined with extensive photographs -- a beautiful book to read and treasure.
- NAPRA Review

Preface – Huston Smith
Author’s Note
Biographical Introduction – Christopher Isherwood

  1. Narendra - "Chief of Men"
  2. "Ramakrishna - My Master"
  3. Years of Travel as a Wandering Monk
  4. The Columbian Exposition at Chicago 1893
  5. "I Have a Message to the West"
  6. East Meets West (I)
  7. "Arise! Awake! and Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached!"
  8. East Meets West (II)
  9. "I Shall Never See Forty"

References, Acknowledgements, & Chronology