Analyzing the philosophy of integral humanism in the discourse of Swami Vivekananda: Context, meaning and relevance
Dr. Chandni Sen Gupta
Humanism is a philosophy which stresses on social ethics and human values. It can be described as any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values and dignity are taken to be of primary importance. This paper aims to interpret and contextualize the humanistic thought of Swami Vivekananda vis á vis his philosophical discourse, his ideas of social regeneration and his notions of enlightened governance. His idea of humanism was essentially different from the Western concept of humanism which was scientific in nature. Swami Vivekananda’s humanism was deeply rooted in Vedantic humanism, and followed a scheme wherein the sila (physical aspect), chitta (mental aspect) and prajna (intellectual pursuit of divine possibilities) were perfectly synthesized.
Dr. Chandni Sen Gupta. Analyzing the philosophy of integral humanism in the discourse of Swami Vivekananda: Context, meaning and relevance. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 96-99