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Brotherhood

In National on August 2, 2013 at 7:58 am

Rama went to the forest

To keep his father’s trust.

He was about to get the throne,

Leaving all aside , he had gone.

Lakshmana was not asked to go,

But he went along with his bro.

To serve him in the forest,

To stay awake, while he rest.

 

Bharata came to know all this later.

He was supposed to take it over.

“This kingdom belongs to my brother”,

All did advice,but he didn’t bother.

He started all the way to forest.

Met Rama, he tried his level best.

To convince him, then he cried,

But Rama refused to abide .

These great brothers are our ideal.

But look at what happens for real.

Siblings of today even kill each other,

For silly things that make us wonder.

Our mother is earth, Father God.

We all are kids in their abode.

Let’s live our lives for each other,

Silly fights, do not bother.

 

 

Swami Vivekananda on Muhammad

In National on January 27, 2013 at 3:24 am

The Yogi says there is a great danger in stumbling upon this state. In a good many cases there is the danger of the brain being deranged, and, as a rule, you will find that all those men, however great they were, who had stumbled upon this super conscious state without understanding it, groped in the dark, and generally had, along with their knowledge, some quaint superstition. They opened themselves to hallucinations. Mohammed claimed that the Angel Gabriel came to him in a cave one day and took him on the heavenly horse, Harak, and he visited the heavens. But with all that, Mohammed spoke some wonderful truths. If you read the Koran, you find the most wonderful truths mixed with superstitions. How will you explain it? That man was inspired, no doubt, but that inspiration was, as it were, stumbled upon. He was not a trained Yogi, and did not know the reason of what he was doing. Think of the good Mohammed did to the world, and think of the great evil that has been done through his fanaticism! Think of the millions massacred through his teachings, mothers bereft of their children, children made orphans, whole countries destroyed, millions upon millions of people killed!
So we see this danger by studying the lives of great teachers like Mohammed and others. Yet we find, at the same time, that they were all inspired. Whenever a prophet got into the superconscious state by heightening his emotional nature, he brought away from it not only some truths, but some fanaticism also, some superstition which injured the world as much as the greatness of the teaching helped.

Swami Vivekananda Complete works : Volume 1 : Raja Yoga