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People who knew and studied under Swami Vivekananda, Salinger, Leo Tolstoy, Sarah Bernhardt, Tesla

from WSJ

What Did J.D. Salinger, Leo Tolstoy, and Sarah Bernhardt Have in Common?

Swami Vivekananda article in the Wall Street Journal


All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. ~Swami Vivekananda

The philosophy of Nikola Tesla. Tesla was influenced by the Vedic philosophy (i.e., Hinduism) teachings of the Swami Vivekananda; so much so that, after his exposure to Hindu-Vedic thought, Tesla started using Sanskrit words to name some of his fundamental concepts regarding matter and energy.