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6) Swami Vivekananda was a proponent of a multicultural nation rooted in religious tolerance and modernity. Comment.(250 words)

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

6) Swami Vivekananda was a proponent of a multicultural nation rooted in religious tolerance and modernity. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article debates in detail upon the applicability of sarva dharma sama bhava philosophy and the significant role played by Swami Vivekananda.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in detail in what way swami Vivekananda was a proponent of a multicultural nation rooted in religious tolerance and modernity. 

Directive:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Brief about Swami Vivekananda.

Body:

Explain that one of the key elements of his message, based on the experiments of his spiritual mentor Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, was that all religions lead to the same goal. Paramahansa is unique in the annals of mysticism as one whose spiritual practices reflect the belief that the ideas of personal god and that of an impersonal god as well as spiritual practices in Christianity and in Islam all lead to the same realization.

While in Chicago, Vivekananda stressed three important and novel facets of Hindu life. First, he said that Indian tradition believed “not only in toleration” but in acceptance of “all religions as true”. Second, he stressed in no uncertain terms that Hinduism was incomplete without Buddhism, and vice versa. 

Conclusion:

Conclude by reasserting significance of his contributions.

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