Ramakrishna Paramhans (Mentor of Swami Vivekananda) being a realized person understood the very purpose of Naren’s (Swami Vivekananda) life and it took him no time to realize the spiritual potential of this lad. Ramakrishna crying with joy said to Naren that – You made me wait for long. Finally, you are here.
Naren and Ramakrishna were two different poles altogether. It was an intellect vs rationality, educated vs uneducated, wealthy vs poor, logic Vs heart and no God Vs God.
Naren went on to ask bountiful of questions before accepting Ramakrishna as his Guru. The latter part of the story is definitely worth checking but we restrict ourselves to this interesting part of the conversation that happened between Swami Vivekananda and Paramahamsa Ramakrishna in today’s New Year read.
Conversation between Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna
1. Time is a Running Deer
Vivekananda Questions – I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic
Ramakrishna Answers – Activity gets you busy. Productivity makes you free.
2. Life’s Complexity
Vivekananda Questions – Why has life become complicated now?
Ramakrishna Answers – Stop analyzing life, it gets complicated. Just live it.
3. Slipping Happiness
Vivekananda Questions – Why are we then constantly unhappy?
Ramakrishna Answers – Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.
4. Good V/s Bad
Vivekananda Questions – Why do good people always suffer?
Ramakrishna Answers – Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.With that experience, their life becomes better, not bitter.