Indian Culture: Spiritual, Moral and Religious Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda
Keywords:Culture, Heritage, Morality, Religion, Philosophy
Swami Vivekananda, the great spiritual leader attached considerable significance to moral problems like the problems of religion. Practically defining, religion and ethics are very much interlinked. It is more so in India because both fix at the same destination in their own ways. Despite this, theoretically the distinction between the two cannot be neglected. Religion is a faith in divine force which is regarded as the guiding principle of this universe in some way or the other. This study analyses the principle which is known through various names as Supreme Reality, Highest Force, Almighty and God .But in all these conceptions, there is hidden belief that there is a divine power through which the whole world mechanism is guided. It is accepted that man attempts to understand that ultimate ground of this universe through several ways and this attempt on the part of man to know the actuality of religion. When we try to understand the relationship between religion and ethics: one significant question arises at the very outset. That is whether the belief in God is important for leading ethical life or not? Thinkers say that belief in God is not important for leading a moral life.
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