Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is celebrated every year on January 12. He was born in 1863 on January 12 in Calcutta. This day is also celebrated as National Youth Day. Swami Vivekananda ji was a youth icon who has inspired many generations of people. There are many such things related to the life of Swami Vivekananda which will be very useful for today’s generation as well. Today, on his birthday, we are telling you what children get to learn from Vivekananda.
it is important to be curious
Swami Vivekananda was always curious to know whether God really exists? This used to make him restless but Ramakrishna ji replied to him that yes there is God and he has seen God. It teaches that your inquisitive behavior can make you knowledgeable. Being curious about the ultimate truth can change the lives of many.
sense of kindness
Once Vivekananda’s mother asked him for a knife. Then he raised the knife in his hand and hid its sharp side with his hand and held the knife from the other side to the mother.
Mother was very happy seeing all this and said that now you are ready to work for the welfare of the society. The way you tried to save me from the knife shows your kindness. Swami Vivekananda showed the same kindness towards the society.
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When Swami Vivekananda’s family was going through difficulties, he asked Ramakrishna to pray for them. Then Ramakrishna told him that he himself should go to the temple and pray for himself. Vivekananda ji went to the temple thrice. It was from here that his faith in spirituality started. This teaches us that we should not stop praying to God in difficult times.
respect your culture
One day a Britisher commented that the dressing style of Indians was ‘uncivilised’. To this Swami Vivekananda replied that ‘In your culture, clothes make a man, but in our culture, character makes a man.’ This story became popular all over the world. It teaches us that we should respect our culture and traditions.
humor is intelligence
A story of Swami Vivekananda is prevalent in which he is sitting at the same table with his professor in a restaurant. The professor said that ‘a pig and a bird cannot sit together and eat at the same table.’
To this Swami Vivekananda replied, ‘Sir, whenever you say, I will fly.’
This shows that you can turn any differences into humor with your intelligence. Humor is a sign of intelligence. If you have humour, you can get out of any conflict situation.