Is it true that Swami Vivekananda was a Jivan Mukta?

I am asking the answer from anyone of the three sources: words of Vivekananda, words of his guru RamaKrishna paramahamsa and (prophecy by) scriptures.

  • Please try to do comment in case of any issue with the question.
    – hanugm
    Jun 17, 2020 at 9:10
  • How it is an opinion based? I am clearly giving some sources and I am not asking in general.
    – hanugm
    Jun 17, 2020 at 9:31
  • I am not asking whether he is a Jivam Mukta or not.
    – hanugm
    Jun 17, 2020 at 9:33
  • You want to know whether according to his followers he was a Jivanmukta or not? Or whether his Guru said something like that or not?
    – Rickross
    Jun 22, 2020 at 10:10
  • @Rickross My intention is to know from any personality of at least Vivekananda's stature.
    – hanugm
    Jun 22, 2020 at 10:18

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Swami Vivekananda (Narendra) was nitya siddha or ever free according to Sri Ramakrishna.

Pointing to Narendra, the Master said: "You all see this boy. He behaves that way here. A naughty boy seems very gentle when with his father. But he is quite another person when he plays in the chandni. Narendra and people of his type belong to the class of the ever-free. They are never entangled in the world. When they grow a little older they feel the awakening of inner consciousness and go directly toward God. They come to the world only to teach others. They never care for anything of the world. They are never attached to 'woman and gold'.

"The Vedas speak of the homa bird. It lives high up in the sky and there it lays its egg. As soon as the egg is laid it begins to fall; but it is so high up that it continues to fall for many days. As it falls it hatches, and the chick falls. As the chick falls its eyes open; it grows wings. As soon as its eyes open, it realizes that it is falling and will be dashed to pieces on touching the earth. Then it at once shoots up toward the mother bird high in the sky."

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Chapter 1, Master and Disciple

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