History of Khetri Center
Shri Sarda Devi
The Ramakrishna Order
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Vivekananda (1863-1902) was the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna
and a world spokesperson for Vedanta. His lectures, writings, letters,
and poems are published as The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.
He felt it was best to teach universal principles rather than personalities,
so we find little mention of Ramakrishna
in the Complete Works.
Swami Vivekananda represented Hinduism at the first World Parliament
of Religions in Chicago in 1893 where he was an instant success. Subsequently
he was invited to speak all over America and Europe. He was a man with
a great spiritual presence and tremendous intellect. Most of the Vedanta
Societies, which were founded in America and Europe through the 1930s,
can trace their origins directly to Vivekananda or the people who heard
him speak from 1893 through 1900.
After his first visit to the West, Swami Vivekananda returned to India
and founded the Ramakrishna Order
SlideShow of Selections from Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.