Love for fellowmen - a true story about Swami Vivekananda
This hub is dear to me . Or to be precise , the story I share here is dear to me . This little story that I heard from a counselor when I visited the Ramakrishna Matt ( monastery ) has effectively illustrated to me what love for fellowmen really means . Hope you like and cherish it too .This story is a true experience of Swami Vivekananda .
- Swamy Vivekananda became pretty famous after this speech on India and Hinduism in the parliament of world's religions held in Chicago on 11th september 1893 .
- He was followed by many foreign and Indian eminents including mahatma Gandhi .
- As an honor, Swami was once invited for a dinner by a famous lawyer. Swami was also requested to stay back after dinner and leave to India the next morning .
- A lavish bedroom with every possible amenity was allotted to Swami for rest . The lawyer was happy that he could receive his guest well .
- The next morning , while having breakfast , when the lawyer asked swami whether he had a good sleep ? ; Swami replied that he could not sleep the whole night .
- Bewildered and worried , the lawyer asked what was the matter ? Was he not received well ? or did he not like the room ?
- Swami said that the matter was not what the lawyer is thinking. He assured the lawyer that he was very much convinced by the hospitality .
- He said that when he got into the room he was very pleased .He was awestruck by the well designed ceiling above the bed.
- But, every time he tried to close his eyes, he could only catch sight of the millions of Indian's who were deprived of even the basic roof over their heads . This thought did not allow him to sleep all night amidst all the luxury.