Swami Vivekananda’s Test | Short Stories

Swami Vivekananda had vast knowledge of both eastern and western cultures. He had brilliant conversation skills and deep spiritual insight due to which in 1893 he was selected to be present Hinduism at the world’s Parliament of Religion which was to be healed in Chicago.

Just a day before leaving for abroad to attend the Parliament of Religion in Chicago his mother invited him for dinner.

Vivekananda Ji enjoyed a delicious dinner made for him by his mother with love and affection. After dinner, his mother offered him a bowl with fruits and a knife to cut fruits into pieces.

After Vivekan anda ate fruit, his mother said, “Son, can you please pass me the knife?”


Vivekananda responded immediately and gave the knife to his mother.

After getting the knife his mother responded, “Son, you passed my test. You have my blessing for your journey.”

Vivekananda was surprised by his mother’s response and questioned, “But mother how and when did you test me??”

His mother smiled and said, “Son, when I asked you to give me a knife. That was your test. You gave me a knife by holding its sharp edge and kept the wooden handle of the knife towards me so that I wouldn’t get hurt.

This means you think of the well-being of others rather than your self and a person who thinks of well being of others first had the right of preaching the world.”

Moral: To have Compassion and Being able to take Good Care of others is a Remarkable Quality. It is the law of Nature that the more Selfless you are the more you will Receive.

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