- Ramakrishna invited Swami Vivekananda to visit Dakshineswar. . .
- Doctor Sadashiv Mohanty, the renowned neurologist, was born in 1954. . .
I may start and end this article in just one sentence that Swami Vivekananda never said anything on/about "Hindutva"
Now let me answer the first two questions — logical conflicts.
- Ramakrishna invited Swami Vivekananda to visit Dakshineswar. . . — when Ramakarishna invited Swami Vivekananda to visit Dakshineswar, Swami Vivekananda was not Swami Vivekananda, but his name was Narendranath Datta. He was named Vivekananda much after Ramakrishna's death.
- Doctor Sadashiv Mohanty, the renowned neurologist, was born in 1954. . . — when he was born, he was not a doctor (Sadashiv Mohanty was born who later became a doctor)
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Similarly, Swami Vivekananda never directly told anything on Hindutva as the word "Hindutva" was coined in 1923 (more than 20 years after Vivekananda's death) when Vinayak Damodar Savarkar published a pamphlet named Hindutva: Who Is a Hindu? We have thoroughly searched in books like Complete Works, Life of Swami Vivekananda, Diary of a Disciple etc but have not found any mention of the word "Hindutva" anywhere, and the reason is understandable.
We find Swami Vivekananda's comments on Hinduism and specially Vedanta in almost every chapter of his Works. But, "Hindutva"— no. If someone says Vivekananda said something on Hindutva, that means he is re-interpreting his comments. We are not going analyse that if those are correctly done interpretations or misinterpretation. But those are re-interpretations or comment analysis.
In Hindutva: Who Is a Hindu? Savarkar envisioned an Akhanda Bharata (United India), Hindu Rashtra (Hindu nation) and discussed on the qualities of being a Hindu.
In this article too, we are going to make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotes and comments on the qualities of being a Hindu or how a Hindu should follow Hinduism.
In March 2014, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader of Kerala V. S. Achuthanandan criticised Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for attempting to depict Swami Vivekananda as a pioneer of Hindutva.
The Sangh Parivar has always tried to confine Vivekenanda in a narrow chamber. They say he is the acharya of Hindutva. Of course, he worked for the unity of Hindu religion and for reforming it. But his greatness is that he lashed out at the life negating idealism and exploitative casteism of the Hindu religion.
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