A poignant and inspiring drama under the title “Swami Vivekananda, the Patriot Saint of India’ was the high light of a celebration held at Prashanthy Nilayam recently.
It was presented by Sri Sathya Sai Balavikas, Delhi-NCR. The drama opened with Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa meeting Narendranath Datta or Naren as he was called by his Guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. At first Naren does not recognize his Guru, and even goes to the extent of thinking that he was a mad person. When Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa points to the idol of Goddess Kali and offers him Prasadam, Naren retorts by saying that he does not believe in idol worship. When Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa compares him to Saptarishis, he could only derisively criticize his Guru. It was only later after subsequent meetings; he recognizes the value of his Guru and surrenders to him. When Naren asks Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa – “have you seen God”, he replies not only has he seen God, but can show God to him. He was flabbergasted by this statement of Sri Sri Paramahamsa.
After the demise of his Guru, Sri Vivekananda tours the length and breadth of the country and even goes to America to address the Parliament of Religions, where his speech was well received with a standing ovation. The drama ends on a high note when Sri Vivekananda declares “When I walk, breathe, talk, I feel India is walking, breathing and talking.”