DISCIPLESHIP : 13. A guide to present day students who waste their life on decayed Communists thoughts, Think about Swami Vivekananda who in his short life span how much his contribution to the world, be like him, follow Swamiji for your Enlightenment - and not Yechuries, Rahuls, or Kejriwals.
Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
Sub : DISCIPLESHIP : - 13.
(Delivered in San Francisco, on March 29, 1900)
By Swami Vivekananda.
Ref : A guide to present day students who waste their life on decayed Communists thoughts, Think about Swami Vivekananda who in his short life span how much his contribution to the world, be like him, follow Swamiji for your Enlightenment - and not Yechuries, Rahuls, or Kejriwals.
(Very Important Readers must realise : - "A BOLD TALK, QUESTION BEFORE CHRISTIANS : -)
( OUR CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS SHOULD ANSWER THE SWAMIJI'S QUESTIONS, PROBABLY THE CHRISTIANS HERE ESPECIALLY IN KERALA MAY NOT- BECAUSE THE BAPTISM IS ITSELF A WRONG FOOLISH IDEA !" )
Some years ago one of your Christian teachers, a friend of mine, said, "You believe in Christ?" "Yes," I answered, "but perhaps with a little more reverence."
"Then why don't you be baptised?"
How could I be baptised?
Where is the man who can give true baptism?
What is baptism?
Is it sprinkling some water over you, or dipping you in water, while muttering formulas?
Baptism is the direct introduction into the life of the spirit.
If you receive the real baptism, you know you are not the body but the spirit.
Give me that baptism if you can.
If not, you are not Christians.
Even after the so-called baptism which you received, you have remained the same.
What is the sense of merely saying you have been baptised in the name of the Christ?
Mere talk, talk — ever disturbing the world with your foolishness!
"Ever steeped in the darkness of ignorance, yet considering themselves wise and learned, the fools go round and round, staggering to and fro like the blind led by the blind." (Katha Upanishad, I.ii.5)
Therefore do not say you are Christians, do not brag about baptism and things of that sort.
Thank you for reading
To be continued ...