Swami Vivekananda’s ‘Jagriti Ka Sandesh’ Speech Summary
Swami Vivekananda’s Death Anniversary Special: Read Swami Vivekananda’s precious speech & book ‘Jagriti Ka Sandesh’ summary for Indian youth to conquer the world.
In essence, there have been many big and victorious castes. We too have always been victorious. In the anecdote of Digvijay of our people, Digvijay of religion and spirituality of that great emperor of India, Ashoka has been described.
Then India will have to conquer the world. This is the dream of my life, those who are listening to me should awaken this imagination in their mind and should not be suffocated till you can turn it into action.
People will tell you everyday that first take care of your home, then go abroad for preaching, but I tell you in very clear language that only when you work for others you will be able to do the best work.
Today’s meeting proves that by trying to spread the world of knowledge in other countries through your thoughts, how it will be helpful for you.
Had I kept my field of work confined to India itself, then even a quarter of the good that I have achieved by going to England and America would not have been fruitful.
This is a great ideal before us and everyone has to be ready for it. The whole world will have to be conquered through India, nothing less than this will work, for this life will have to be sacrificed.
Foreigners have come and spread their army all over India, but they don’t care. Arise India, conquer the world with your spiritual power.
In this country it was said for the first time that hatred cannot be conquered by hatred, hatred can be conquered by love, we have to do this. Materialism and the miseries arising from it can be conquered by materialism.
When one army tries to conquer another army with muscle power, it converts human race into animal race and gradually the number of animals starts increasing. Spirituality will surely conquer the western countries.
By and by they are understanding that if they want to be as a caste they have to be spiritually endowed. They are looking forward to it and are curious. Where will he come from?
Where will the people going to each country meet the sentiments of the Maharishis of India?
Where will the people who are ready to sacrifice everything for this resonate in the streets of the world? Heroes who help in the propagation of truth are needed.
There is a need for brave hearted workers who go abroad and propagate this great element of Vedanta. This has been needed for the world, if it is not done then the world will perish.
It is time for us to do this work, so that the spiritual spirit of India spreads widely in the western countries. That’s why oh youths!
I am asking you guys to remember it very well. One day the life that was brilliant will have to be once again brightened and conquered the world by Indian thoughts.
We have to be careful, because in this country we have so many misfortunes hovering over our heads, on one side there is gross fundamentalism, on the other hand there are malpractices in its response, both of them have to be avoided.
I would love to see you as blatant atheists, but not as blasphemous fools, because there is some hope among the citizens.
They are not dead, but if evil enters the brain, it becomes absolutely useless. I want courageous, bold people. There is no need for expressions that make the brain useless and weak.
It is good for you and your entire race to be a blatant atheist, because being an atheist will at least make you brighter, but to be so wicked is the cause of degradation and death.
We are not always the followers of any particular person, we are the worshipers of the elements of religion. Man is the embodiment of those elements, for example.
If these element groups remain undistorted, then hundreds of great men, hundreds of Buddhas will emerge.
We will have to make efforts throughout our life so that these elements of our religion should remain undistorted and the filth and dust of time should not come on them.
Note: This speech was given in the literary committee of Trilpiken. Swamiji went to Chicago’s Dharma Mahasabha as a representative of Hinduism from the industry of this committee.