So, I found these suspicious pictures in twitter.

Completely different from what I read.

Christian preachers and missionaries are badly needed for India. Let them come here in hundreds and thousands. Teach us about the Holy life and history of JESUS. Let His spiritual teachings penetrate the heart of our society. Preach in every nook and corner about JESUS CHRIST…. (Swami Vivekananda Part 1, page 128-129 Gnana Deepam)


If you want Mukthi (Salvation) follow JESUS.....is in the top most priority than any other GOD you can imagine ("Gnana Deepam", part-7, page 294)

After searching web I found some old dead links to a tamil book Gnana deepam by vivekananda (not sure if this is the Swami Vivekananda), published in 1963. Unfortunately, I cannot find copy of this book.

Can someone verify the legitimacy of these quotes?

  • Swami Vivekananda Actually criticized Christian missionaries for ignoring the needs of starving millions in India. He further stated in Chicago that " He said that the people did not need missionaries to preach to them or to build more churches; there was already a surfeit of religion in the East. Thousands had perished out of hunger but the Christians had ignored them" See Religion not the crying need of India .So the quotes look dubious at first glance – SwiftPushkar Nov 5 '19 at 7:17
  • Looks like a bogus work attributed to him. Could not find it in wiki. Amazon India has it in Tamil, but currently no copies are available. – user16581 Nov 5 '19 at 11:11
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    no, he didn't. I have read his Complete Works and never found any such thing. – Pradip Gangopadhyay Nov 5 '19 at 14:55
  • bogus. Vivekananda was highly critical of the Christian missionaries. There is no book that he wrote that you refer to. If you refer to Vol 3 of his Complete Works, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, he, in fact, says that only the through the Santana Dharma can moksha be achieved. – Swami Vishwananda Nov 6 '19 at 7:25
  • OK, these pictures are fake. Thanks everyone for commenting. – xax Nov 6 '19 at 14:07

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