Each is Great in his own Place 1 & 2
Swami Atmajnanananda

In 1895, Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda con­duct­ed a series of class­es in Eng­land which became the sem­i­nal book Kar­ma Yoga. On Fri­day Decem­ber 13, his top­ic was “Each is Great in his own Place.” He explained that the life of the sannyasin—the monk—and of the house­hold­er, dif­fer, but that each allows one to man­i­fest great­ness: “Our duty is to encour­age every one in his strug­gle to live up to his own high­est ide­al, and strive at the same time to make the ide­al as near as pos­si­ble to the truth.” Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda dis­cuss­es this top­ic in this two-part lec­ture series, deliv­ered on April 11 and May 15, 2010.

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Each is Great in his own Place 1 (right-click to down­load: 22 MB)

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Each is Great in his own Place 2 (right-click to down­load: 28 MB)