Amazing and Interesting true incidents occurred in Swami Vivekananda’s life.
A Christain and Swami Vivekananda
He welcomed the Swami at home and showed the latter his book rack. He pointed towards a pile of books which were placed in such a way that the Bhagavad Githa was placed at the bottom of the pile, followed by other religious books and the Bible was placed at the top of the pile.
He then questioned the Swami, “I usually do my reading here. Don’t you like the way I arranged my books?”
The Swami replied, “I sure do. The books are very organized and arranged neatly. The ones on the top stand firmly because the foundation is exceedingly strong.”
Mr Dickson and Swami Ji
Mr. Dickinson was dying drowning in a swimming pool as a 5 year old boy in Nebraska when he started to have a vision, where he saw a man with tranquil eyes and a reassuring smile; then suddenly he was pulled out of the pool, saved by his brother’s companion.
12 years later, he saw Swami Vivekananda entering the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. HE is the man from my vision, he told her mother. They went and met Swamiji after his speech. HE met Dickinson with a smile like meeting and old friend and read his thoughts and spoke – ‘No my son, I am not your guru’. Your teacher will come later and will give you a silver cup!
After years later, Paramhansa Yogananda gave a silver cup to Mr. Dickinson as a Christmas gift. He waited 43 years for this day to happen which Swami Vivekananda had told him.
Boys and Swami Ji
In America, Swamiji was watching some boys. They were standing on the bridge trying to shoot at egg-shells that were floating on the river, but they always missed the target. Swamiji took the gun and aimed at the shells. He fired twelve times and every time he hit an egg-shell. The boys asked Swamiji: ‘Well Mister, how did you do it?’ Swamiji said ‘Whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it. If you are shooting, your mind should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson. In my country boys are taught to do this.
Acharya Rajnarayan Basu and Swami Ji
While going towards the Himalayas, swamiji alongwith swami Akhandananda landed, instead, at Vaidyanath dham(now in Jharkhand). The two sanyasins met Acharya Rajnarayan Basu of Brahmo Samaj.
Vivekananda told his associate to introduce himself as a common sadhu who doesn’t understand English. During the meeting, Basu used the English word ‘plus’ and used both his fingers as a sign.
Vivekananda remained silent. Many years later, when Vivekananda achieved world fame for his great speeches before the English-speaking world, Rajnarayan Basu used to recount the incident saying “I was under the ipression that he didn’t know English.”
Three girls and Swami Ji
Once swami ji was travelling in train in US(not sure exactly from where to where). In the same compartment 3 girls were seated who made fun of looks of swamiji and tried to annoy and disrupt him.. Eventually they saw a precious wrist watch on swamiji’s wrist(may be it was gifted by some devotee) and they asked swamiji to give that watch otherwise they will complain the cops that swamiji tried to physically harass them. But swamiji didn’t reply he just made a hand gesture that he couldn’t hear ,he is deaf.Again he made a gesture that whatever you want to say please write it on a piece of paper . So those girls wrote and handed it to swamiji… and now swamiji spoke..
“Please call the cops i want to register a complain”.
Lady and Swami Ji
A lady in US with an intention to marry (or sleep with) Swami Ji told him
” I want my child to look like you”
To which Swami Vivekananda replied
” Then accept me as your son “