Now the greater need is to play heed to Vivekananda’s words, says CJI

Chief Justice NV Ramana today said that religion should be above superstitions and rigidities and underscored that there is a greater need now to pay heed to Swami Vivekananda’s words about the dangers posed by meaningless and sectarian conflicts in society.

“There is greater need today, in contemporary India, to pay heed to the words spoken by Swami Vivekananda as early as in 1893. He was prophetic. Long before the painful churning that took place in the subcontinent during the freedom struggle resulting in framing of an egalitarian Constitution of India, he advocated Secularism as if he foresaw the events,” Chief Justice Ramana said at an event to mark the 22nd Foundation Day of Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence in Hyderabad and 128th anniversary of historic Chicago address of Swami Vivekananda.

“Swami Vivekananda firmly believed that the true essence of religion was the common good, and tolerance; religion should be above superstitions and rigidities,” CJI added.