Vivek Express Gives Fascinating Glimpse into Swami Vivekananda's Life


Vivek Express Gives Fascinating Glimpse into Swami Vivekananda's Life
 
Pics: Ramesh Pandith
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS/VD)
 
Mangalore, Aug 5:
Vivek Express, an exhibition train depicting the life and principles of Swami Vivekananda chugged into Mangalore Central Railway station on Friday August 5.

The train will be stationed here for three days from August 5 to Sunday August 7. The train exhibition is open to public between 10 am and 6 pm, free of cost.

On Friday morning a short programme was held at the station during which a floral tribute was paid to Swami Vivekananda.

The train exhibits a large collection of pictures and gives details of historical moments from Swami Vivekananda's life. Information on the landmark World Parliament of Religions of 1893, where he delivered his famous speech that had the American audience rise up in applause, is also exhibited.
 
Inaugurating the exhibition S K Raina, divisional railway manager, Palakkad, said that the train had so far covered 79 railway stations of eight states. In all, 240 stations are expected to be covered nationwide and so far six lac people had visited the exhibition.
 
Commenting on the Netravathi new railway bridge here, he said that it will be completed by the end of this year. Ruling out the claim made by Mangalore City Corporation that money had been kept aside for the construction of the underpass at Jeppu, he said that once the money was released, the construction work would immediately be undertaken.
 
Vice-chanceller of Mangalore University T C Sivasankara Murthy said that the exhibition enabled fostering of national integrity and patriotism. India's younger generation has been overtaking its counterpart in China and the USA, which had been a country of young people 50 years ago, he said, and added, "Swami Vivekananda's life has always been an inspiration for the youth."
 
Inspector general of police Alok Mohan, president Ramakrishna Math Swami Jitakamanandaji, Dr Prabhakar Bhat Kalladka among others were present.

  

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  • gopal gawshinde, INDORE/KUDREMUKH

    Sun, Aug 7 2011

    Great efforts.thanks a lot to organizers ,it would be better if posters av materials ,books also be display and sale.More publicity should be done before train arrives at station.

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  • SUJITH POLALI, POLALI

    Sat, Aug 6 2011

    AWESOME WORK BY RAILYWAY DEPARTEMENT KEEP IT UP

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Sat, Aug 6 2011

    K. PUNJA: I do sincerely thank you for your compliment about my
    comments. When people use religion to create fight or to
    hoard wealth through religion, it
    creates great hurt in my heart.
    We all must work hard through our
    spiritual influence to create an
    atmosphere to laugh together and
    to wipe the tears of the crying
    people. I read that statement of
    SWAMI VIVEKANANDA in the book
    "Barrow's Lectures" when I was in
    college 46 years back, that
    was registered in my brain for ever. Thank you again and GOD
    bless you for your kindness in
    complimenting my comments which is
    giving me greater inspiration to
    write more comments.

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  • Vivek , Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 6 2011

    Swami Vivekananda is no doubt a Great Person. We are in 21st century now and its very very difficult to live Swami Vivekananda's life though not impossible just because of the Globalization, Temptation, competition etc. 21st century is all about Security, bank balance, Assets, High Standard of Living, Creating Mass wealth,Facebook, Ego.Sky is the limit.This may be possible if top 200 companies in the world turn into charity and be an example for the other companies just like Sir Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Tatas do. There is so much in this world for peoples need but little for people's Greed - MG

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  • praveen raj, mangalore

    Sat, Aug 6 2011

    Swami Vivekananda is my inspiration.my youth days were guided by him.he gave me confidence. my am overwhelmed to see this train

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  • RAGHU, MAGALORE

    Sat, Aug 6 2011

    ಅಮೆರಿಕದ ಶಿಕಾಗೋದಲ್ಲಿ 1893 ರಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆದ ವಿಶ್ವಧರ್ಮ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಸರ್ವಧರ್ಮ ಸಮನ್ವ
    ಯತೆ ಹರಡಿದ ಮಹಾ ಚೇತನ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ವಿವೇಕಾ ನಂದರು. ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ಧರ್ಮಗುರುವೂ ತನ್ನ ಧರ್ಮದ ಹಿರಿಮೆಯನ್ನು ಒತ್ತಿ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಈ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರತೀಯರ ಪವಿತ್ರ ಗ್ರಂಥ ಭಗವದ್ಗೀತೆಯು ಎಲ್ಲ ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳ ತಳದಲ್ಲಿತ್ತು. "ತಳದಲ್ಲಿರುವುದರಿಂದ ಅದು ಕೆಳಗಲ್ಲ. ಅದು ಮಾನವ ಧರ್ಮದ ಚಿಂತನೆಯ ತಳಹದಿ' ಎಂದು ಗುಣಾತ್ಮಕವಾಗಿ ಸಾರಿದ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ, ದೇವ ನೊಬ್ಬ ನಾಮ ಹಲವು, ತಮ್ಮ ತಮ್ಮ ನಂಬುಗೆಯ ದೈವವನ್ನು ಆರಾಧಿಸುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬನಿಗೂ ಹಕ್ಕಿದೆ' ಎಂದು ಸಾರಿ ಹೇಳಿದರು.

    ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಯವರ ಬೋಧನೆಯ ಕೆಲವು ತುಣುಕುಗಳು

    "ಜ್

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  • ajith kini, udupi

    Sat, Aug 6 2011

    ಸ್ವಾಮಿ ವಿವೇಕಾನಂದರ ಸರ್ವಧರ್ಮ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನದ ‘ಚಿಕಾಗೋ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸ’ ಎಂದೇ ಖ್ಯಾತವಾದ ಭಾಷಣದ ಕನ್ನಡಾನುವಾದವಿದು.

    “ಅಮೆರಿಕದ ಸೋದರಿಯರೇ ಮತ್ತು ಸೋದರರೇ!
    ನೀವು ನಮಗೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಉತ್ಸಾಹಯುತ ಆದರದ ಸ್ವಾಗತಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರತಿಕ್ರಿಯಿಸಲು ಹೊರಟಾಗ ಅನಿರ್ವಚನೀಯ ಆನಂದವೊಂದು ನನ್ನ ಹೃದಯವನ್ನು ತುಂಬುತ್ತದೆ. ಪ್ರಪಂಚದ ಅತ್ಯಂತ ಪ್ರಾಚೀನವಾದ ಸಂನ್ಯಾಸಿಗಳ ಸಂಘದ ಪರವಾಗಿ ನಾನು ನಿಮಗೆ ಕೃತಜ್ಞತೆಯನ್ನು ಸಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಬೌದ್ಧ ಧರ್ಮ, ಜೈನ ಧರ್ಮಗಳೆರಡೂ ಯಾವುದರ ಶಾಖೆಗಳು ಮಾತ್ರವೋ ಅಂತಹ ಸಕಲ ಧರ್ಮಗಳ ಮಾತೆಯಾದ ಹಿಂದೂ ಧರ್ಮದ ಪರವಾಗಿ ನಾನು ನಿಮಗೆ ಕೃತಜ್ಞತೆಯನ್ನು ಸಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಮತ್ತು ವಿವಿಧ ಜಾತಿ ಮತಗಳಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿ

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  • rajesh, kuwait

    Sat, Aug 6 2011

    ಒಂದು ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರತ ಹಾವಾಡಿಗರ ದೇಶ ಎಂದು ಪಾಶ್ಚಿಮಾತ್ಯರು ನಂಬಿದ್ದರು. ಆ ಸಮಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಂದುತ್ವ ಮತ್ತು ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯನ್ನು ವಿದೇಶಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯಗೊಳಿಸಿದ ಖ್ಯಾತಿ ಇವರದು.
    ಇವರ ಮಾತುಗಳು, ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳು ಈಗಲೂ ಅನೇಕ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ಸ್ಪೂರ್ತಿ ಹಾಗೂ ಆತ್ಮವಿಶ್ವಾಸ ಮೂಡಿಸುತ್ತದೆ

    ದೇಶ, ವಿದೇಶದ ಅನೇಕ ಇತಿಹಾಸಕಾರರು ಹಾಗೂ ಲೇಖಕರು ಇವರ ತತ್ವಗಳಿಂದ ಪ್ರಭಾವಿತರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಭಾರತದ ಅನೇಕ ಸ್ವಾತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಹೋರಾಟಗಾರರು ಇವರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಭಾವಿತರಾಗಿದ್ದರು


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  • K. Punja, Mangalore/US

    Sat, Aug 6 2011

    I liked Mr. Mathew's comments. The point he makes and I agree with is that true spirituality transcends religion. Religion is a path, not a goal - why fall in love with and be fanatic about the road when it is only an aid to one's journey - it is the progress towards the one's goal that matters. The goal is about human values pure and simple and not about religion. Whether it is the great religious journey of Saint Assisi or Swami Vivekananda, they are an inspiration to us all. Teh important lesson I learned from the Swami's life is that he started life like any ordinary Indian boy, a student and disciple. The only difference being that he made great spiritual progress and urged others to do the same. He is one of the greatest free thinkers that India has had.

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  • Arjun, India

    Fri, Aug 5 2011

    Not sure how they maintain/account expense incurred for such trains. It's a great initiative even if it comes from tax payers pocket. I remember sometimes back another train had come to mangalore which has the theme of mother Teresa..It would be also great to have museums depicting great minds, scientists and philosophers from all walks of life, this is enriching experience for a seeking mind-specially the tiny tots..our young kids.

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  • chamaraja Rao, Mangalore, Las Vegas, NV USA.

    Fri, Aug 5 2011

    Fine photographs and a brief account of what the train accomplishes by travelling across India. Good publicity for the mission.

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  • Dr S Kamath , Mumbai

    Fri, Aug 5 2011

    One of the Best works by Railways Indian Youths need the Message of Swami Vivekananda ji to get the Nationalistic Thoughts .Swami Vivekanandas Vision of Universal Brotherhood is needed so that all religions should be considered to be going towards the same GOD

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Fri, Aug 5 2011

    SWAMI VIVEKANANDA is perhaps the
    most repected HINDU Swami
    ever lived, and he was respected
    by all religious followers. He
    opened his lecture at the World
    Parliament of Religions in 1893
    representing the HINDU religion.
    He started addressing the audience
    "sisters and brothers of America"
    and one of the most touching
    part of the lecture was this statement " I can't believe
    in a GOD or religion
    which can't wipe the tears of the
    widow and cannot give a piece of
    bread to an orphan child". This
    challenge is equally applicable to
    all the religious followers to
    be religious in practical life.

    His life was one of the most simplest and humblest which must
    be a pattern to all the genuine
    Swamies. Now the majority of the
    Swamies are in competition to hoard
    more wealth under their control.

    He travelled in India with a water
    pot and two books The BHAGAVAD
    GITA and THE IMITATION OF CHRIST
    written by THOMAS A. KEMPHIS who
    was a CATHOLIC saint. He had no
    money with him, but lived by the
    gifts given by total strangers.
    What a great and inspiring spiritual journey it was?

    To have a better world and to live
    in peace, we must learn from great
    people like SWAMI VIVEKANANDA whom
    I deeply and greatly respect.

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