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The Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda, Volume 1

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Contents.
1. Introduction
2. Addresses to the parliament of religions.
3. Karma -yoga
4. Raja-yoga
5. Lectures and Discourses.
Published (first published January 1st 2012)
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Hriday
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: religion
A truly awesome book. If anyone has explored, understood and explained religion in a very scientific and logical way, it is Swami Vivekananda. It is impressive to read him because of his unconventional approach that springs from a deep and real understanding of the tenets instead of the desire to make a statement and be different.

This book has changed my perception and understanding of God, religion and the meaning of being religious.

But again, this is not a book to be read and forg
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Jack
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those works that has the power to change one's perspective on the meaning of life. Without preaching or the use of any dogma, Vivekananda provokes the reader and then further drives his beliefs home with the use of amazingly persuasive allusions. It has had a profound effect upon my own view of this living experience, and I believe any open-minded reader would find it equally provocative.

It was a long journey getting through this tome, but each page had me deliberating on my esta
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Gautham Dn
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of Swami Vivekananda's complete works. This is no less than a work of a PhD. He doesn't just preach in the terms of philosophy, he quotes them with physical, meta physical, scientific reasoning, he discusses it with objectivity and proves them with the support of facts like our maths theorems.. he talks about infinity, abstractness, void, energy, matter, mind and the coherence between them. This is eye opener...he knows the history of the topic, every topic he chooses to d ...more
Rishbh
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nice
Devendra Dave
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
truth told
Pawan Parashar
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why read, to clear the darkness, to understand the concept of karma yoga, raja yoga, religion, vedas, upnishads, basic understanding of a human being, how prana works, how you are connected with each end everyhing in this world, how there is only one thing in this world, how one should treat any being as GOD and many more, to see divinity in you, to remove the darkness of ignorance from within you.
HN Prabhu
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In addition to Swami's works, this book also gives some insight into the society at that time, both in the US and India. There are few lists of expenses kept by Swami, copy of handwritten letter, fees collected from various lectures, swami's letter to King of Khatri to provide funds for buiding a house to his aging mother etc. makes the reading much more interesting.
Keerthana Subramanian
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
High recommend everyone to read.
Vivek Tiwari
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
it's one of the excellent book, to explain the religion, human nature and self control !
Juhi
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bold and beautiful !
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Shaurya Aarav
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If one reads this book with a welcoming mind, it may prove self-liberating. I also found immense pleasure in discovering the storehouse of ancient ideas it alludes. It surprised me that such elaborate thinking existed so long ago.
Abhijeet Parihar
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Best book I have read in this life :)

If anyone asks me for 1 book that can change their lives, I would recommend them to read 9

The Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda: Vol 1 to 9
and you can leave every other book aside.
Sachin Gopal
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An amazing read. So much of intricacies related to yoga and life.
Deepa
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
only for strong minded people
Narayan Srivastava
Great review of Advaita Vedanta.
Hemant Kumar
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will have to read it again.
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"Arise Awake and Stop not til the goal is reached"

Vivekananda left a body of philosophical works (see Vivekananda's complete works). His books (compiled from lectures given around the world) on the four Yogas (Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga) are very influential and still seen as fundamental texts for anyone interested in the Hindu practice of Yoga. His letters are o
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