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Daily Reading




 





To Pramadadas Mitra





(Original in Bengali)





BAGHBAZAR, 


CALCUTTA, 


28th November, 1888.


DEAR SIR,





I have received the book of Pânini which you so kindly sent me. Please accept my gratitude for the same.





I had an attack of fever again — hence I could not reply to you immediately. Please excuse. I am ailing much. I am praying to the Divine Mother to keep you happy physically and mentally.





Your servant,





VIVEKANANDA








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(Translated from Bengali)





Victory to God!





BARANAGORE


4th Feb., 1889.


DEAR SIR,





For some reason I had been feeling today agitated and cramped in my mind, when your letter of invitation to the heavenly city of Varanasi reached me. I accept it as the call of Vishveshvara. (The Lord of the Universe, or Shiva, as installed in the leading temple of Varanasi or Kashi.) I am going now on a pilgrimage to the place of my Master's nativity, and after a sojourn of a few days there, I shall present myself to you. He must be made of stone whose mind does not melt at the sigh of Kashi and its Lord! I feel now much improved in health. My regards to Jnanananda. I am coming as soon as I can. It all depends ultimately on Vishveshvara's will . . . . More when we meet.





Yours etc.,





VIVEKANANDA





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To Mahendranath Gupta





AUNTPUR


7th February, 1889.


DEAR M— 


Thanks a hundred thousand times, Master! You have hit Ramakrishna in the right point 


Few, alas, few understand him





Yours,





VIVEKANANDA.





PS. My heart leaps with joy — and it is a wonder that I do not go mad when I find anybody thoroughly launched into the midst of the doctrine which is to shower peace on earth hereafter.









 



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