Rajaram Ramachandran

Gold Star - 19,618 Points (13-7-31 (see reverse) / Chennai born, now at Juhu, Mumbai, India)

##51 (Vivekananda) Summing Up By Author - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran

Swamiji opened my eyes
When I was a lad of sixteen years,
And read the seven volumes
Of his famous speeches.

It was at that tender age
I was blessed with the knowledge
On our ancient Hindu Scriptures
Thru’ Swamiji’s golden speeches.

Right from the day of his birth,
Until the day of his death,
His life was full of events,
Written in thousands of pages.

This brief book when I wrote
I was in a confused state,
As to what I should write
Or what I should omit?

His life story to some extent,
In these pages, I’ve brought,
But tip of an iceberg this one is
Not covering all the events.

I waded thru’ all his books
And picked up some points
About his memorable life,
To write this poetry in brief.

The Ramakrishna Mission,
A philanthropic Association,
Have brought out the books,
In volumes, on all his works.

The Readers are advised to go
Thru’ all his works to know
His glorious life history in full
And reap the benefits well.

I’m grateful to Guru Ramakrishna
And to Swami Vivekananda
For allowing me this freedom
To write a few lines about them.

Oh Readers, kindly excuse me
For mistakes, if any, they may see
In my simple and humble work
That brought out this poetry book.

The End for this book,
Not for his life story

Comments about ##51 (Vivekananda) Summing Up By Author by Rajaram Ramachandran

  • (12/16/2009 8:19:00 PM)

    Very nicely and carefully summed up. I learned him in your lines. Nice work. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/16/2009 5:11:00 PM)

    An excellent conclusion. Your humility
    becomes you.Take care.


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  • (12/16/2009 9:07:00 AM)

    sir...i too read his books in my teens...bharathiar inspired me to read him at that age..your series on buddha i think i read fully and that was class..this i missed out which i will make up...your modesty has spoken here (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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