Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekanad: A Review
Swami Vivekanand was the most charismatic Indian spiritual leader of 19th century as Mahatma Gandhi was of 20th. Two men were contemporaries but they differed in their family background, the educational and social milieu in which they grew up. Vivekanand was a religious leader and proclaimed heir of great saint of Bengal, Sri Ramkrishna Paramhans, while Gandhiji plunged into the politics, led struggles against racialism. Vivekanand rejected politics while Gandhi believed that religion could not be separated from politics. Despite these differences, the thought patterns and teachings of both Swami and Gandhi share a lot in similarities.