101 Inspirational Quotes By Swami Vivekananda, The Promulgator Of Hinduism, That Will Change The Course Of Your Life
Narendranath was a school going kid who belonged to na affluent family. Despite his aristocratic background, Narendranath was down to earth and he showed tremendous aptitude in studies and extra-curricular activities at school. Another of his qualities was to narrate stories in an enrapturing manner. When Narendranath began speaking, other students listened to him intently. It was during the school recess that he was narrating a story to his friends and the group was lost in their own world when the teacher walked inside the class and began teaching. Becoming aware of the commotion the teacher reprimanded the students and asked them to explain what was being taught. Everyone except Narendranath failed to answer. The teacher punished them all but Narendranath. But the honest student confessed that it was him who was speaking all this while and joined his friends in the punishment. His friends looked at him perplexed. Narendranath was none other than the renowned Indian monk Swami Vivekananda. He displayed strong moral fiber and intellect since childhood and was a proponent of Indian philosophies.
Once Swami Vivekananda accepted the hospitality of the ruler of Alwar, an Indian territory. The king was against idol worship and took a jibe at Vivekananda saying that the idols are mere stones. At this Swamiji asked the king's subordinates to bring a picture of him. When the portrait was brought, he asked them to spit on it since it was only paper and not the king's physical manifestation. The subordinates panicked at this but the ruler realized the intention of Swamiji behind this order.