(Independent of Ramakrishna order)
- The going forth of Vivekananda as the heroic soul destined to take the world between his two hands and change it was the first visible sign that India was awake…He was a power if ever there was one, a very lion among men. We perceive his influence still working gigantically in something grand, intuitive, upheaving…
- Aurobindo Ghosh considered Vivekanaqndai as his mentor. While in Alipore Jail, Sri Aurobindo beleived he was visited by Swami Vivekananda in visions during his meditation and guided Sri Aurobindo in mystical experiences.
- Aurobindo: Vivekananda was a soul of puissance if ever there was one, a very lion among men, but the definitive work he has left behind is quite incommensurate with our impression of his creative might and energy. We perceive his influence still working gigantically, we know not well how, we know not well where, in something that is not yet formed, something leonine, grand, intutive, upheaving that has entered the soul of India and we say, “Behold, Vivekananda still lives in the soul of his Mother and in the souls of her children. –Sri Aurobindo–1915 in Vedic Magazine.
–Sri Aurobindo (Aug 15, 1872 – Dec 5, 1950)