Ramakrishna – Vivekananda – UPSC Ethics Thinkers

Throw light on the relevance of the teachings of Ramkrishna Paramahansa and Swami Vivekananda to Indias youth today. (200 Words)

At a time when over 50% of the country’s population is below 30 year of age the teachings of Swami Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Swami Vivekananda can be a guiding light for the youth.
Ramakrishna and Vivekananda’s emphasis on spiritual development for the wellbeing of  man is particularly important in today’s world of materialism. Their teachings lay  emphasis on moral values, service to mankind, etc. as a way to attain happiness.
Ramakrishna always believed that all the religions of the world are true and ultimately lead us to God. In today’s world when the youth are caught up in communal tensions around the world, Ramkrishna’s emphasis in religious harmony have much to teach to the youth. He also discarded caste inequalities in the era of widely pervading caste divisions.
Vivekananda emphasis on human development is of particular importance as adequate human developmental efforts can propel a young nation like India to a path of high growth leading to enhanced standards of living. His exhortations like taking up an idea and making it one’s life are especially significant for the youth to shape up their destinies.
Thus, youth have much to learn and get inspired from the teachings of Swami Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda.



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