Probably not what merudanda had in mind about hearing harmony but I love this 
song and want to say hi

 From: merudanda <>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 11:29 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Before Maharishi, before Yogananda, Vivekananda 
Writing about "being virtually" unknown and forgotten:
A 3-D recreation of 1893′s Parliament of Religions "9/11 – The Awakening"  is 
about Swami Vivekananda's historic speech "Sisters and Brothers of America" 
delivered at Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September 11th, 1893.
A realistic 3D Model of Swami Vivekananda with real skin shaders has been 
created and improvised based only on his photographs in the absence of any 
video reference of Vivekananda. Hollywood-animated movies like Polar Express 
(2004), Beowoulf (2007) have attempted realistic models for living 
personalities. To create smoother animation for the 3-D movie, Motion capture 
has been performed with an actor playing Vivekananda's role. The entire Chicago 
Expo has been re-created based on 1893 Chicago Archive Maps and a virtual setup 
of the Parliament of Religions stage with an audience of 7000 members has been 
built. The Empress of India ship that Vivekananda undertook during his journey 
to the West has also been re-created. 
--- In, "Buck"  wrote:
> 150th Celebration of Vivekananda 
The speech
11 September, 1893.  World's First Parliament of Religions.


"Sisters and Brothers of America:

It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and 
cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most 
ancient order of monks in the world; I thank you in the name of the mother of 
religions; and I thank you in the name of the millions and millions of Hindu 
people of all classes and sects. My thanks, also, to some of the speakers on 
this platform who, referring to the delegates from the Orient, have told you 
that these men from far-off nations may well claim the honor of bearing to 
different lands the idea of toleration.

I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance 
and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we 
accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation which has 
sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of 
the earth. I am proud to tell you that we have gathered in our bosom the purest 
remnant of the Israelites, who came to the southern India and took refuge with 
us in the very year in which their holy temple was shattered to pieces by Roman 
tyranny. I am proud to belong to the religion which has sheltered and is still 
fostering the remnant of the grand Zoroastrian nation.

I will quote to you, brethren, a few lines from a hymn which I remember to have 
repeated from my earliest boyhood, which is every day repeated by millions of 
human beings:

    As the different streams having there sources in different places all 
mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which men take 
through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, 
all lead to thee.

The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, 
is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world, of the wonderful 
doctrine preached in the Gita:

Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are 
struggling through paths which in the end lead to me.

Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long 
possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, 
drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilization, and sent 
whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human 
society would be far more advanced than it is now. But their time is come; and 
I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honor of this 
convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with 
the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons 
wending their way to the same goal."
 To view the Launch Picture Gallery, please click

Do I hear harmony?


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