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THE SWAMI AND THE PEOPLE HE KNEW

 

Swami Trigunatitananda

(January 30, 1865 - January 10, 1915 )

Sarada Prasanna Mitra

 
 

 

Swami Trigunatitananda

Swami Trigunatitananda, a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna was the first editor of Udbodhan. In 1902 he went to the USA, at the behest of Swami Vivekananda. He was the head of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, until his death in 1915.  

 

Frank Parlato Jr.

 

On his name, Swami Vivekananda wrote to Swami Trigunatitananda (January 17, 1895)

By the bye, can't you shorten your name a bit, my boy? What a long, long name — a single name enough to fill a volume! Well, you hear people say that the Lord's name keeps away death! It is not the simple name Hari, mind you. It is those deep and sonorous names, such as  (Destroyer of Agha, Bhaga, and Naraka) (Subduer of the pride of Tripura, demon of the "three cities"), and  (Giver of infinite and endless blessings), and so forth — that put to rout King Death and his whole party. Won't it look nice if you simplify yours a little? But it is too late, I am afraid as it has already been abroad. But, believe me, it is a world-entrancing, death-defying name that you have got!

 

Frank Parlato Jr.

 

 

Swami Vivekananda's blessing to Swami Trigunatitananda

Never mind anything! In your lips and hands the Goddess of Learning will make Her seat; the Lord of infinite power will be seated on your chest; you will do works that will strike the world with wonder.
(Letter to Swami Trigunatitananda - Jan 17, 1895)

 

Brahmacharya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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