Why Did Swami Vivekananda Die So Young?
Underneath the passing of every evolved soul such as Swami Vivekananda, there is a greater spiritual reality hidden, which we ordinarily do not grasp.
Swami Vivekananda, one of India’s greatest teachers of Vedanta Philosophy, left his physical body on July 4th, 1902. He was just 39 years of age.
Many people have wondered – what caused an evolved soul like Swami Vivekananda to die at such a young age? Aren’t yogi’s able to extend their own life-span and live for very long periods of time?
Actually, behind the passing of every realized soul such as Swami Vivekananda, there is an immense spiritual reality hidden, which we ordinarily do not grasp. Luckily for us, Swamiji (as he was called), himself revealed the truth in great detail.
Before 6 years of Swami Vivekananda passing ( sometime in August of 1896 ) he himself confided to his brother disciple swami Abhedananda that he was going to live only 5 or 6 years more. When Abhedananda protested, Vivekananda replied, ‘ You do not understand. My soul is getting bigger and bigger every day, so much so that the body can hardly contain it. Anyday it may burst this cage of flesh and bone ‘. His amazing answer in the video below!