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Our this article's topic is Ramana Maharshi's quotes and comments on Swami Vivekananda.
In his youth Ramana Maharshi used to read many books and religious scriptures. At this time a major influence on his life was the literary works, specially the Yoga related books of Swami Vivekananda.
Ramana Maharshi himself wrote—
How did it all begin? When I was eighteen I read a lot of books by Swami Vivekananda and Swami Rama Tirtha. This reading generated a desire in me that I should also become a sannyasin, like the authors of these books. Their writings also implanted in me the ideal of plain living, high thinking, and a life dedicated to spiritual matters. Somehow, my desire to become a sannyasin was never fulfilled, but the ideal of a dedicated life made a deeper and deeper impression on my mind.
Ramana Maharshi also told—
Vivekananda was ripe. He was anxious to realize. He must have completed the preliminary in his past births.
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