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Swami Vivekananda believed in the transformation of man through moral and spiritual education as a solution for all social evils. Elucidate.

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

7. Swami Vivekananda believed in the transformation of man through moral and spiritual education as a solution for all social evils. Elucidate. (150 words)

Difficulty: Easy

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write upon the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda to eradicate social evils through moral awareness.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Giver a brief introduction of Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy.

Body:

In the first part, write about Swami Vivekananda’s Practical Vedanta. He believed in the basic oneness of existence and advocated strongly the eternal sameness or homogeneity beyond all differentiation, the unity of all personalities.

Mention how Swami Vivekananda’s teaching towards moral enlightenment were a mix a of traditional Vedantic teachings and modern education.

Conclusion:

Mention how his message is universal and eternal very much relevant to the present times.