Saturday, October 08, 2011

Excerpts from the mouth of a Great monk!!

"I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal tolerance, but we accept all religions as true..I am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refegees of all religions and all nations of the earth...I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest remnants of the Israelistes, who came to Southern India and took refuge with us in the very yearin which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman tyranny...I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and still fostering the remnants of grand Zoroastrian nation...I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from hymn which I remember to have repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of human beings: As the different streams having their different paths which men take through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee...whosoever come to Me, through whichever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to me.'

Swami Vivekanada - The man, who embraced American people as brothers and Sisters. Those words, that shook Amricans on World Parliament of Religions.
And it was on 9/11.

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