01 April 2014

D. S. Sarma On Swami Vivekananda

D. S. Sarma (1883—1970) was an Indian scholar, professor and a writer. He served as a lecturer of English literature in several colleges of Madras. He was deeply interested in Indian and Hindu philosophy. Some of his remarkable (literary) works are— A Primer of Hinduism, Srimad Ramayana: The Prince of Ayodhya, Gita and Spiritual Life, A Book Of Indian Culture, The Bhagvad Gita, Hinduism through the Ages, Renascent Hinduism, The Upanishads - An Anthology, The Master and the Disciple etc.

The topic of our this article is Professor D. S. Sarma's quotes and comments on Swami Vivekananda.

D. S. Sarma told—
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He [Vivekananda] raised India in the eyes of the world, gave Hinduism a new turn and put a new spirit in the hearts of his countrymen. ...He was destined to be a pioneer. He broke new ground and led his people across and sighted the Promised Land. ...

...Three religious movements that immediately preceded the Ramakrishna Movement were rather poor and inadequate representations of the great historic religion of the Hindus. The religion of the Brahmo Samaj was mere eclecticism, more Christian than Hindu in character. The religion of the Arya Samaj was mere Vedism, which ignored all the later developments in Hinduism. The religion of the Theosophical Society, with its Tibetan Masters its occult phenomena and its esoteric teachings, was looked upon by most Hindus as a kind of spurious Hinduism. On the other hand, the fourth religious movement, of which Swami Vivekananda was the great apostle, was doubtless not only a full, but also authentic manifestation of Hinduism.


  • Hinduism Through the Ages, Sarma, D. S. Bharatiya VidyaBhavan, 1955, pp.121-22.

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