Friday, August 26, 2005

"It would be better to play football than read the Gita..."
Swami Vivekananda (1863 - 1902), using a powerful metaphor for the way he wanted the youth of his time to evolve — fearless, strong and independent in the right sense. It was a call to action, to karma, rather than passivity and inaction.


  1. I am surprised that he said it. Though contextually it sounds right,as a mere sentence it looks dangerous ..

  2. There is nothing dangerous, as long as one does not attach too much importance to the artifacts, which are meant to aid the search for truth. The artifact, in this case, The Gita, is just one of the means, not an end in itself.