The World Parliament of Religions, 1893
- 208 pages Indian hardback
One could say that Vedanta in America started when then 30-year old Swami Vivekananda spoke at the World Parliament of Religions in 1893.
This book is the story and history of the Parliament. You can read not only the speeches of Swami Vivekananda, but also excerpts from other speakers, both liberal and conservative, that give a feeling for what the event was like.
Lost in time today, the Parliament was a grand event that attracted thousands of people and was unique in its time. It has proved, in the words of Swami Vivekananda, that holiness, purity and charity are not the exclusive possessions of any church in the world, and that every system has produced men and women of the most exalted character.