The PionnersRajam Iyer, Swami Swarupananda, Mrs Sevier, Captain Sevier
Throughout Prabuddha Bharata’s Journey lack of funds was compensated by an abundance of noble motivation and love for Swamiji. After two years its editor Rajam Iyer suddenly passed away. Swamiji then asked his English disciples Captain Sevier and his wife to revive the journal. The Captain had a press type and ink transported from Kolkata. The journal which had missed a number due to tragic circumstances was now brought out from Thompson house in Almora town with Swamiji disciple Swami Swarupananda as editor.
Swami Vivekananda fell on the world like an avalanche after his success in the Parliament of Religious in 1893. He wanted an organization whose work would be at the vanguard of the spiritual wave he had raised. Thus came into being the Ramakrishna Movement. His fiery lectures the Ramakrishna Movement. His fiery lectures abroad and his epistles to his acquaintances inspired people everywhere. In Chennai his admirers started a journal, Prabuddha Bharata or Awakened India. This in a short time would become the voice of this new organization to bring millions sunk in darkness to the light of the Lord in July 1896 the first issue of the journal rolled off the press. It is since being published every month for the last 114 years.
And tell the world:
Awake arise, and dram no more! This is the land of dreams where Karma weaves unthreaded garlands with out thoughts of flowers sweet or noxious and none has root stem being born in naught which the softest of breath of Truth drives back to Primal nothingness. Be bold and face the Truth! Be one with it! Let visions cease or if you cannot dream but truer dreams which are eternal love and Service free from to the Awakened India.
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