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Swami Vivekananda is a Contemporary Indian Philosopher who advocated Indian Philosophy and Yoga-Vedanta among westerners. His Mystic Guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa guided him about the scientific approach of spirituality. Vedanta arises out of Upanishad. It represents the monism of Upanishads and Non-duality of Brahman. The Brahman or Ultimate reality is Absolute. Practical Vedanta is an approach to realize divinity within individual. It is the practice of Yoga as taught in Bhagavad-Gita, and includes western Materialism (social service) and Indian spiritualism. It mentions all religions to be an equal contributor to Truth. The utility of Practical Vedanta is Unity, Morality and Liberation.     

“You are always remembered for how you act, no matter how you feel.” We are bound to do something in our lives, and that’s called our ‘duties’. Duties are considered as an important part of human life. A person is defined by the duties he serves towards others. The type of duties differs from a person to his status. There is a difference between ‘need’ and ‘seek’. What we need to do, is considered as our duty; and what we seek to do is termed as our choice. We should live on our choices, but societies compel us to live on needs. We fulfil the needs by the Commandment of duties. It is likely to happen that duties turn into a source of attachment. It is our internal drive to finish a task within a given period of time. We are motivated by our mentors to fulfil a task and…

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