Swami Vivekananda's vision and a great man's mission - some thoughts
Swami Vivekananda had visualized the future of India, a glorious future, far glorious than her past. He once told his brother disciples Swami Premananda and Swami Shivananda, that mother India was too graceful to show him her entire transformation in the next 400-500 years. The brother disciples of course did not press him for more information, other than cracking some jokes. They probably knew what his vision would be. In other contexts Swamiji spoke about the grandest future of India when she becomes the spiritual leader and nerve centre of the world. That she would materially prosper was a settled matter. Thakur Sri Ramakrishna's advent, according to him, was not in vain. He came to usher a golden age, for India and the world. For only if India rises into prominence, the world shall rise. The same sentiment is echoed by his brother disciple Mahendranath Gupta or M in private conversations. M was also a powerful spiritual giant who knew the future too well. He had similar conviction about the purpose of Sri Ramakrishna's coming. Vivekananda predicted the independence of India and he saw a glorious future. Question is, did he see the partition and the bloodshed? He might or might not because he may have seen an akhand India taking shape anyway, partition or not, India would regain her size and glory. He therefore might not have felt it necessary to talk about partition, a temporary affair, or was too pained to foresee the death and the misery to the millions but knew it was a necessary step in India's journey as the misery would strengthen and invigorate her, cutting her weak limbs that would perish. Years later, a great man made it his mission to ensure a whole India - "Khandita Janani janmabhumi abar purna hoben" - the partitioned mother shall be reunited, she will bask in her glory, was his assertion. He claimed that it was his sadhana to ensure that India gets back to her original proportion and till that vision is realized the "dead ghost" will not have have liberation - was his assertion. Thus the greatest legacy bearer of Swamiji has made it his mission to restore India to her full and pristine glory and we can rest assure that it shall happen. He claimed that Vivekananda, whom he met in spiritual plane, is guiding him, as is Adi Shankaracharya and otehr luminaries. There is no reason to disbelief him as he is their true heir to accomplish the great mission. We'll wait for the outcome that is certain to result. The mother's work, according to his own assertion has started to bear fruition and will take shape within a few years.