Birth: 12 January 1863
Death: 4 July 1902
Location of Samadhi: Belur Mutt, West Bengal
The SPH was inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s pure boldness, and His integrity toward Sanyas (Hindu monkhood) which initiated the Ramakrishna order more than one century back.
Ramanashram, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Swami Vivekananda was the fearless Hindu leader and enlightened being who led the movement of the superconscious breakthrough from East into the West, where peaceful, working solutions derived from Vedic sciences were sought after as the political and social spheres were caught in violent battles and wars. In 1983, Swami Vivekananda, who was a product of the lineage of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Totapuri from Calcutta, West Bengal, traveled to the United States for the first time. By bringing Yoga, meditation and the fundamental truths of Sanatana Hindu Dharma to the United States of America it is accepted that Swami Vivekananda literally changed the world at the time. He met and influenced the masses and world leaders to change their ideas about themselves, the world and Universe in the lines of conscious breakthrough.
Even without the physical presence of his own guru, Swami Vivekananda single-handledly inspired and led his brother disciples into taking sanyas and founding the Ramakrishna Mission. This is the same Ramakrishna Mission which His Divine Holiness served and volunteered from 1996-1998.
The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism reveres Swami Vivekananda as His own guru. In His own words He says, “All of you call me as “Swamiji”, but I tell you, I use that word only for Vivekananda! His sacrifice, his dedication…! The first time I read Vivekananda’s life was, may be, when I was fourteen, surely below fourteen, a book published by Ramakrishna Mission, Chennai Ramakrishna Mutt. It is a combined biography of Ramakrishna and Vivekananda. Then, I don’t know how many times I read different, different biographies, reminiscences, to grasp, to understand all the three great personalities of modern-day Hinduism, architects of modern-day Hinduism – Vivekananda, Ramakrishna and Sharada Devi”
Scar over the Right Eyebrow
One of the early parallels of Swami Vivekananda and the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism is a notable scar over the right eyebrow and the way both Incarnations had gotten this scar.
After His birth, as the most positive, nuclear explosion was embodied in the infant form, the mother of SPH, Ma Lokanayaki found her Divine son to be overwhelmingly energetic. With the strength to turn over the household’s heaviest wooden cots, even as full grown adults laid on them in slumber, the three-year-old incarnation had the power and energy to alter the celestial pathways of the Sun, Moon and Earth itself.
Ma Lokanayaki approached her father as she was unable to handle the uncontrollable energy of her son and asked him to use his good offices and admit His Divine Holiness in school as early as possible.
Perhaps as a cosmic answer to Lokanayaki’s prayers, one day, in the midst of a playful fight with His brother Ganesan, His Divine Holiness was inflicted with a deep wound on His right eyebrow which bled profusely and left a permanent scar. A similar scar appeared above the right eye of Swami Vivekananda, who got the scar in a very similar way. Swami Vivekananda’s Guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, another great incarnation of Paramashiva, remarked regarding the his disciple’s scar saying, “In a way it is a good thing. If he had not thus lost some of his blood from his head, he would have created havoc in the world with his excessive energy”
As Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, one of the adored and revered enlightened beings of His Divine Holiness, had claimed, after this incident had happened, the vibrant Superconscious energy was able to settle in His Divine Holiness to the relief of His mother and grandmother.
- In “Vivekananda: A Biography” an incident where Swami Vivekananda receives a similar scar. It is also recorded in this book that Swami Vivekananda’s guru, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa remarks about the scar with these words exactly.
Science of Completion and Kalpataru
The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism revived the Science of Kalpataru and Completion from the philosophy revived by Kapila Muni which is recorded ancient scriptures of Sanatana Hindu Dharma.
This science was revealed to the world once again by Swami Vivekananda as a part of the teachings and philosophy of the Ramakrishna Order. Today the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism is reviving the original science and has mapped it to the needs of the modern day individual who faces anger, hatred, conflict in their daily lives
- When speaking on the Science of Completion and the Science of Kalpataru, the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism gave credit to Swami Vivekananda. He explains that the Science of Kalpataru is the science of using the innate potential energy to manifest the reality which you want. This science is first revived by Swami Vivekananda and still practiced in the Ramakrishna Order. https://nithyanandapedia.org/wiki/January_03_2014
- In the talk from 21 July 2013, The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism speaks on the collective trauma which Bengalis (people from Bengal) underwent during the famines induced by the British rule. He says that the collective trauma needs to be completed. That is why the trauma should be relived. The Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism then explained how Swami Vivekananda understood the Science of Completion and taught it as a way of completing the past traumas. https://nithyanandapedia.org/wiki/July_21_2013