The Emblem

The emblem which was designed by Swami Vivekananda, on the order of Ramakrishna is a unique and unequaled work of art created by one of the richest minds in contemporary history in an exalted mood of spiritual alleviation. It’s a profound symbol of harmony and conflation for reverential contemplation in this present age of conflict and discord. This symbol is the epitome of Swamiji’s communication of harmony and conflation, leading to life’s fulfillment. This is indeed the most eloquent expression of what he really sermonized, what he wanted every man and woman to be, to realize, either in the East or in the West. The thing is to realize, indeed in this very life, one’s real Tone, the tone-effulgent Atman, the Swan in the hallmark and through this consummation to be free of all limitations, all enslavement and all littleness. This spiritual freedom is one thing to be aspired for and achieved in this very life. It releases one from one’s captivity- house of limited individuality and confers upon him or her, the blessing of universal actuality. He also becomes bone with Actuality- Knowledge-Bliss Absolute.‘ Be free. This is the total of religion’ said Swamiji. The meaning behind this hallmark, in the language of Vivekananda himself
“ The crimpy waters in the picture are emblematic of Karma, the lotus of Bhakti, and the rising- sun of Jnana. The encircling serpent is reflective of Yoga and awakened Kundalini Shakti, while the swan in the picture stands for Paramatman. Thus, the ideal of the picture is that by the union of Karma, Jnana, Bhakti and Yoga, the vision of the Paramatman is attained.”
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