Key Points

What happened when Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa meet for the first time?

What happened when Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa meet for the first time?

What happened when Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa meet for the first time?
Ramakrishna Monastic Disciples

How Ramakrishna Mission was started? | History behind Ramakrishna Mission


Today we discuss here is that how Swami Vivekananda got spiritual knowledge from his Guru and how much time it has taken to learn from Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Swami Vivekananda was the first yogi who came to the United States of America in 1893, Chicago, and his guru was Ramakrishna.

Swami Vivekananda was a yogi who starts the Ramakrishna Mission all over the world to spread the knowledge of his Guru or Mentor Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. What he learned from his guru he wants to give to all over the world and built the empire of peace in everyone's heart.

Let's begin the story of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's first conversation.


Swami Vivekananda First Meeting with Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Vivekananda was just eighteen years of age, and he was a fiery youth. One day somebody told him that there is this mystic Ramakrishna, you must see him. He has all the answers; you have so many questions that's where you should go.

So, Swami Vivekananda went to the Ramakrishna. Vivekananda was full of all fired up, full of intellect, and full of argument about everything. He was going every place to demolish all the mumbo-jumbo that's going on around him. So he went to Ramakrishna and asked, "What is this all the time you are talking God? Can you prove there is God?" Ramakrishna replied to him, "Well, I'm the proof." So, it just deflated Vivekananda completely. He was expecting all those head-spinning arguments.

Ramakrishna replied again, "Well, I'm the proof. I'm here. This is the proof." Then Vivekananda asks again, "Can you make me experience whatever it is?" Ramakrishna replied, "Do you have the courage?" Vivekananda was known to be a very brave man. He hesitated for a moment, and he said, "Yes, I want to see."

Ramakrishna just took his foot and put it on Vivekananda's chest and he did not get up from a Samadhi state for hours. When he came out, all his questions had completely evaporated. After that, he didn't ask a single question. Swami Vivekananda saw something that he had never imagined in his life, and then he got the madness caught him.

Ramakrishna himself, if he was left to himself, nobody in the world would have ever heard about him because he had no means to communicate with the rest of the world. He had no way of reaching out to people. He was incredible, but not cunning enough to operate with the world.

Ramakrishna does not have the necessary guile to do anything with the world. So he chose Vivekananda as his vehicle. He took Ramakrishna's thoughts and spirituality to all over the world. Now there have been hundreds of Ramakrishna. Almost every Indian home generally has a Swami Vivekananda picture is there.

When Swami Vivekananda Meeting with Ramakrishna
Disciples at Ramakrishna's Funeral

"Hindu monk" picture, because everybody thinks Vivekananda is the inspiration. He inspired a whole generation of people. He continues to inspire millions of people; even today also, because he was such a fiery human being. Whatever he spoke and whatever he did in a short span of his life, he died at the age of thirty-two, but in that short span, he set fire to a lot of people and created a major institution which is worldwide even today.

Ramakrishna Mission is almost everywhere in the world. Ramakrishna never gave anyone initiation into monkhood or anything. After he passed away, some groups of people decided that they will dedicate their lives to spreading his message. They came together and became monks by themselves.

They decided their lives must be dedicated to making this message happen. And when they came together and formed a little ashram on the banks of Hooghly in Calcutta. They are like fire! So they took it upon themselves. Ramakrishna Mission went across the world and spread the message. Even today it's one of the most productive spiritual groups. You know, they're still quietly doing their work in their own way.



Hopefully, friends, you may enjoy Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's story. Here I try to show the relationship between Guru and Shishya (Mentor and Student). How that time without verbal communication people can understand each other and also passed the spiritual knowledge by just touch of the body. Even today this can be possible if dedicating ourselves to the divinity and incredible energy source on earth. If you like the article then share it with your loved ones.


Download Ramakrishna Mission History Click Here


Read More:


Thank You!