The article discusses the journey of Swami Vivekananda and his role at the World’s Parliament of Religions. It describes his unique combination of qualities including his role as a monk, scholar, warrior, explorer, and missionary. The article also explores the different perspectives of Vivekananda’s participation in the Parliament, with some seeing him as a minor participant and others viewing him as a symbol of the event. The author examines Vivekananda’s mission to defend and reform Hinduism and how his defense of idealized Hinduism overshadowed his efforts at reform. The article concludes by discussing Vivekananda’s use of four different concepts to articulate his mission and his belief in the equality of all religions.