Meditation Pose

There is a photo of Swami Vivekananda popularly known as the meditation pose. It is believed to have been taken in London during a class on ‘Maya and Illusion’. The audience was so overwhelmed by the lecture that many began shedding tears. Then Swami Vivekananda had a vision of (his guru) Sri Ramakrishna, who said to him,”Naren it is too much for them.” Naren was Swami Vivekananda’s childhood name. Swami Vivekananda then went into deep meditation and the photograph was taken at that time.