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(Translated from Bengali
13th Feb., 1890.
I am in anxiety to hear of your illness. I am also having some
sort of a pain in the loins which, being aggravated of late, gives much
trouble. For two days I could not go out to meet Babaji, and so a man
came from him to inquire about me. For this reason, I go today. I shall
convey your countless compliments. "Fire comes out" that is, a
wonderful devotion to Guru and resignation are revealed; and such
and humility I have never seen.
Whatever good things I may come by, sure, you have your share in
i - iv, vi - xiv, xvi - xxii, xxiv - xxvi, xxix, xxxi - xxxiii and
cxxiv are translated from Bengali letters written to Pramadadas Mitra
of Varanasi, an orthodox Hindu, for whose profound erudition and piety
Swamiji had the highest regard. These letters are most interesting
being written (except the last) at a time when, after his Master's
passing away, Swamiji was leading a wandering monk's life. In the early
days he used to sign his name as Narendranath, though his now famous
name, Vivekananda, is printed in all these pages for easy comprehension.