In this series of talks, Swami Atmajnanananda examines the profound meaning and implications of Swami Vivekananda’s fiery poem “Song of the Sannyasin”, written in Thousand Island Park in July, 1895. The swami spent seven weeks there with a small group of students, giving to them his very highest teachings. His disciple Mary Funke remembers:
There were twelve of us and it seemed as if Pentecostal fire descended and touched the Master. One afternoon when he had been telling us of the glory of renunciation, of the joy and freedom of those of the ochre robe, he suddenly left us and in a short time he had written his ‘Song of the Sannyasin’, a very passion of sacrifice and renunciation.
Lecture 1, delivered April 28, 2013
Lecture 2, delivered June 16, 2013
Lecture 3, delivered June 30, 2013