Was Swami Vivekananda actually a Siddha or a fully perfected being equal to God? Perhaps maybe, but right now I don't think so.
He was probably a higher being, my personally feeling is that he was not fully perfected and did not achieve a nature equal to God.
So I don't know if what he says is really true or only partially true or knowledge gained from hammered reasoning or speculation rather than gained from directly observing the truth.
From my personal observation it seems that a human can be fully infused with the unborn even while the body is alive, but that unborn is still separate, independent, and not subject to change like body, senses, perception, etc...are so I'm not sure what Vivekananda is talking about.
The other higher "states" are states, temporary, transient, subject to change, but the unborn is not like a "state".
Here are my personal experiences:
- One day I meditated and achieved the state of deep relaxation or
tranquility and I thought in my mind "this must be what enlightenment
is like, perfect relaxation, peace"...but something still didn't feel right, deep down inside I knew that I wasn't really that happy
- Another day I imagined everything as a dream, and felt this type of spiritual bliss in my head (ajna chakra) and then I thought in my mind "this must be what enlightenment is like, a strange type of bliss"....but something still didn't feel right, deep down inside I knew that I wasn't really that happy
- Then another day I focused and concentrated my mind on destroying the painful feelings inside of me, and kept doing this trying to root out my own deepest darkest insecurities then I felt this energy go from my forehead to above the top of my head and I felt it, full of confidence, doubtless, fearless, sorrowless, full of extreme enjoyment...and I knew this was it, the right path. I saw how the other "states" I achieved were merely temporary transient feelings, and I saw how this "state" was not actually a "state" since it was not composed of energy subject to change.
So from my personal experiences I can see how humans can easily mistakenly think themselves as being enlightened, a Siddha, a fully perfected being, it is quite easy.
Now given my current condition I can enter into higher states (with the energy at the top of my head ajna chakra) within 5 second or less while waking, it still takes me more effort and time to raise the energy higher above the ajna chakra. I still don't believe myself to be a fully perfected being because I see many painful feelings left inside of me, right now I believe that I'm in between a normal human and a fully perfected being.
It was only through monitoring my bodily feelings and detecting unconscious thoughts and painful feelings inside of me could I distinguish if I had achieved perfection or not....if I hadn't done this I wouldn't be able to tell.
I also see how without much effort I can scientifically prove things like an afterlife, multiple timelines, karma, etc...as really real (through repeatable experiments)...but I wonder if the world is really ready for such things being undeniably scientifically proven...maybe not yet.
You see this time-period we live in is quite unique. Only since around the 17th Century or so has the scientific method and Newtonian physics been known.
What this means essentially is that the next fully perfected being that arises on Earth, that decides to teach, should be able to scientifically prove their claims.
A true statement will stand up to any amount of criticism and scrutiny. A fully perfected being should be able to without much effort scientifically prove their claims so that the proof stands up to any amount of criticism.
Notice how true teachers of the past like Krsna, Buddha, and Jesus never feared criticism or questioning, knowing their ways as true. But the scientific method wasn't known throughout the world during their times like how it is now.
This means the next fully perfected one that arises on Earth and decides to become a world-teacher will likely start a golden age on Earth.
Maybe if one day I achieve perfection I might become a world-teacher or decide to remain hidden and unknown from the world.
After developing a little bit of concentration I was able to use this ability to heal myself of negative health conditions whenever sick with ease as well, it's very useful....works more effectively than modern medicine.
So in my personal opinion, what Swami Vivekananda is referring to may or may not be true.