10 April 2014

Navjot Singh Sidhu On Swami Vivekananda

Navjot Singh Sidhu (Punjabi: ਨਵਜੋਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਿੱਧੂ, born 20 October 1963) is a former Indian cricketer and currently a politician and a Member of Parliament. Sidhu told, the works of Swami Vivekananda transformed his life. In this article you'll find Navjot Singh Sidhu's comments on Swami Vivekananda.

Sidhu speaks—
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Oye guru,1

Only in the year 1998, when I left cricket, in the last phase, that I stumbled across Swami Vivekananda's books. The first volume transformed my life. It was a metamorphosis. A catharsis. It completely revolutionised my life. It changed my perspective. I became a believer. That belief converted me into an achiever. Today there is nothing impossible for me. From 1999 onwards, you saw a different Sidhu. The latent energy that was lying inside just flowered and blossomed.[Source]

I was never comfortable facing people. A chance reading of "The Works of Swami Vivekananda" in my father's library changed my life. I am a Shiv bhakt and I meditate daily. I recite the Gayatri mantra and Mritunjaya japa. I have been meditating since 1998.[Source]

Religion came later. I never used to understand the Gurbani when I read it so I used to read the Punjabi Tarjuman. But by chance, from my father’s library which had thousands of books, I got of hold of the The Eight Works Of Swami Vivekananda that has eight volumes. That turned my life on its head. I started breathing. I did breathing exercises and purified the body. I would meditate for hours early in the morning.[Source]


  1. Navjot Singh Sidhu did not use the phrase Oye guru in his comments. It has been added here because it is considered humorous. Please do not take it seriously..

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