He is a saint of extra ordinary caliber and wisdom. I have written about him elsewhere
His name – Is a combination of two things. Vivek and Ananda.
Ananda means joy
Vivek – generally people think means well behaved / polite In original Sanskrit it means wisdom.
So what kind of wisdom does he refer to ? He referred to discriminatory wisdom. What does that mean? It means accepting God and rejecting anything else that is not God. Of course I have given an explanation that is fit for the public. Those who are more advanced know the deeper meaning
Wisdom or Gyan refers to knowledge or experience of God. You so not have to read a single book or attend any lecture or read anything. That experience appears with deep mediation
Once again as far as I am concerned mediation is the art of getting rid of mind and emotions. Anything else is mere imagination
Vivekananda name was Originally Narendranath Dutta. In his previous birth he was a nearly perfected saint and came to help others He was enlightened by 20