- Vivekananda’s words are great music, phrases in the style of Beethoven, stirring rhythms like the march of Handel choruses. I cannot touch these sayings of his at thirty years distance without receiving a thrill through my body like an electric shock. The present leaders of India : Gandhi, Aurobindo, and Tagore, have grown, flowered, and born fruit under the double constellation of the Swan (Ramakrishna) and the Eagle (Vivekananda) –– a fact publicly acknowledged by both Gandhi and Aurobindo.
- I cannot touch these sayings of his, scattered as they are through the pages of this book at thirty distance, without receiving a thrill through my body like an electric shock. And what shock, what transport, must have been produced when, in burning words, they issued from the lips of the hero!
– Romain Rolland, the French savant, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and mystic was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. Born on Jan 19, 1866, in Clamecy, Nièvre, France . An admirer of Gandhi, Ramakrishna and Vivekananda, he wrote books on all three. Died Dec 30,1944 in Vezelay.
"One of the very greatest historical figures that India has ever produced."
- Christopher Isherwood (Aug 26, 1904 - Jan 4, 1986)