vivekananda

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This essay will be about the beliefs and teachings of Swami Vivekananda a famous religious leader from India who had substantial influence on the revival of Hinduism in the 19th century and nationalism felt by Indians in regards to the British rule. Vivekananda thought that the human mind was restless, hyperactive and constantly curious. He likened it to a monkey in that it was in our mind’s nature to be incessantly active and unfocused so he stressed on concentration, that if our minds’ were more focused they would be much more powerful. This leads on to his reasons for god existing. The human mind is always restless claiming that it needs proof and evidence for something to be true. But you do not need a torch to see the sun, to show you that it really is there, it is self-effulgent, it is the truth and it shows itself on its own it needs nothing else. The truth is staring us in the face. If truth needs evidence what will evidence that evidence and so forth. In accordance to natural theology it is evident that there must have been something or someone who created this complex world and rather than having to find evidence for everything and then trying to find evidence for that we should stop scampering, wind down and focus. That the truth is there but invisible to the monkey like mind. The truth is that there is a god and we should not be constantly be trying to find ways around the truth to satisfy yourself. This idea is linked towards the design argument with both using the fact that there must be some intelligent creator, however this views it in a different way with rather than the universe explaining the existence of a god, God is self- explanatory, it is just looking at the fact that there is a god and his presence is fe... ... middle of paper ... ...hink the same as them. Religions preach love, love of god and love of others, the fanatics are people who do not understand the love that is spoken of and think that their love of god is shown by destroying opposition. These people are not devotees of a religion and are not close to god at all, they are furthering themselves away from god. The love of god that is taught is a love of everyone, a love that pervades religion and one that results in acceptance of others. Fanatics do not belong to any religion, they are on their own. These are the beliefs and teachings of Swami Vivekananda and his perception of the world, the universe and God. The foundations of his belief are based on the soul, karma and faith. These beliefs can be found at the roots of every religion and are extremely important when valuing the arguments for the nature of god.
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