Monday, January 11, 2010
Message for Swamiji's Birthday
Wish you all the very best on this youth day which is the birthday celebrations of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January 2010.
Swami Vivekananda is inspiring youth since the time he represented the Sanathana Dharma at the parliament of world religions in Chicago in 1893.
His several statements for recognizing the inner strength and self respect have stirred the blood in many youth not only in India but also all over the world not only during his times but even today many new organisations are springing up taking inspiration for the good work to the needy by youngsters all over the world. That is the reason this is considered rightly as youth day!
When we call it as youth day it does not mean that only young people have to observe the day. It means that there is always a young person within us constantly wanting to guide us but some how we tend to over look him. On this day let us remember this youth in us and be inspired.
An obvious question comes up that how do I recognize this youth in us. An answer for that is that the youth is always with these important qualities and if we recognize and identify with this than we are listening to the youth in us! a young person is
1 open to enhancing his or her knowledge.
2 Creative and prepared to learn any thing new not known
3 Free from ego trips. A youth is humble and has no false pride saying I know every thing and I need not learn any more.
4 Free and not stuck to ways of orthodox practices
5 Positive in his approach whether it is successful or a failure.
On this day of 12th January 2010 let us all find this youth in us and march forward!!
Especially my birthday wishes to all those lucky ones, who share the birthday along with Swami Vivekananda and let them also be inspired. Swami Vivekananda has to take birth some where he took birth in India. He has to belong to some culture he is born in Indian culture but let us not localize this personality by identifying him with a culture caste creed and religion.
Posted by Ayça Gürelman at 1:28 PM