(Translated from Bengali
Victory to the Lord!
25th Feb., 1890.
The lumbago is giving a good deal of trouble, or else I would
have already sought to come to you. The mind does not find rest here
any longer. It is three days since I came away from Babaji's place, but
he inquires of me kindly almost every day. As soon as the lumbago is a
little better, I bid good-bye to Babaji. Countless greetings to
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.