“The Song of the Sannyasin” 1 – 3
Swami Atmajnanananda

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

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Song of the San­nyasin 1 (right-click to down­load: 25 MB)

Lecture 2, delivered June 16, 2013

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Song of the San­nyasin 2 (right-click to down­load: 22 MB)

Lecture 3, delivered June 30, 2013

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Song of the San­nyasin 3 (right-click to down­load: 21 MB)