##46 (Vivekananda) Other Visits In The West - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran
After his American visits,
Swamiji chose several places
In London and European Cities
To give his religious lectures.
In London, he met scholars,
Who heard his lectures,
On the merits of Hindu Religion,
And the benefits of meditation.
After attending his classes,
Many became his disciples.
He found it too strenuous
To manage these activities.
Here, he had a premonition
Of his imminent death soon.
Yet, he had his own concern
To fulfill his people’s expectations.
Unmindful of his last days,
To uplift the Indian masses,
The only thought he had,
Made him to work still hard.
In the European countries,
His itinerary went on like this,
Such as Switzerland, France,
Germany, Italy, and other places.
There was a pressing recall
From the Indian people,
For Swamiji’s early return.
To see him, they were keen.
The great India’s regeneration
O’er its religious foundation,
Remained as his pending work
Though it was an uphill task.
The support, he had from the West,
Never before he had from his East.
He had his recognition from India,
Only after he was honored by America.
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