Purpose – This paper aims to explore Vivekananda’s message of human excellence. The central message of Vivekananda is: Man is not just man. Man is potentially divine. The goal of life is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. This message deserves to be spread across all human beings. Design/methodology/approach – All individuals could try to improve the quality of their human material and thus gradually proceed towards the state of perfect human excellence by combining in them both the horizontal growth and the vertical growth. Findings – It is possible to enrich the quality of our life to such an extent where the difference between man and God melts away. Originality/value – The highest and finest human excellence is thus evolving a God out of the material man. It is the state when I know I am one with all. This is what Vivekananda wanted to impress upon mankind.
International Journal of Development Issues – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 26, 2014