Lead me from unreal to real; lead me from darkness to light; lead me from death to immortality. — Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Quotes of Swami Vivekananda – 4
Quotes – 4
Swami Vivekananda: The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world.
The great national sin is the neglect of the masses, and that is one of the causes of our downfall – Swami Vivekananda
Being of one mind is the secret of society. Our solution is renunciation, giving up, fearlessness & love. – Swami Vivekananda
The less passion there is, the better we work. The calmer we are the better for us and the more the amount of work we can do.
“Let there be action without reaction; action is pleasant, all misery is reaction…”
God has become man; man will become God again. Man is the best mirror, and the purer the man, the more clearly he can reflect God
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The First Sign Of Your Becoming Religious Is That You Are Becoming Cheerful. – Swami Vivekananda
“Let me realise the Truth this moment ! In this very life !”, these are the words of a Hero.
” All knowledge depends upon calmness of mind”. Swami Vivekananda
“Have the desire to live a long life of helpfulness, of blissfulness and activity on this earth….”
Have Faith in Man, whether he appears to you to be a very learned one or a most ignorant one.
Mind is not a dustbin to keep anger, hatred and jealousy.
“Devotion to the mother is the root of all welfare.”
Swami Vivekananda “Woman has suffered for aeons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance.”
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves! If you do not exist, how can God exist, or anybody else?
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. – Swami Vivekananda
“I hold him a traitor, who having been educated at expense of the masses, does nothing to better their status”. Swami Vivekananda
When I asked god for peace, he showed me how to help others.
Swamiji always spoke against religious conversion. He criticised the Christians in particular.
If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished-Mountains can be crumbled in to Atoms
Give up the identification with the body, and stand up! – Swami Vivekananda
Dharmic and Adharmic forces are everywhere and in all fields. Therefore all must take active action against Adharma.
Why do you worry without cause? Whom do you fear without reason? Who can kill you? The soul is neither born, nor does it die.
It is the duty of all to support and side with Dharma. All must fight and support Dharma regardless of their personality, background, status
As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, ‘I have no fear.’
“The goal of mankind is knowledge … Now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside”
Laziness, meanness and hypocrisy have covered the whole length and breadth of the country. Can an intelligent man look on all this and remain quiet? Does it not bring tears to the eyes? Therefore I say, first rouse the inherent power of the Atman within you. Swami Vivekananda
Fear is death, fear is unrighteousness. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have come from this evil spirit of fear.
“He alone is the really great man whose character is great always, the same wherever he be.”
The powers of the mind are like rays of light dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine. This is our only means of knowledge.
This life is a hard fact; work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine; no matter, the soul is stronger.
“Whether you believe in spirituality or not, for the sake of national life, you have to get hold on it”
Chastity : Be chaste in thought, word, and action. Chastity is the basis of all religions. – Swami Vivekananda
Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental. Weakness is death. – Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda: The ideal of womanhood in India is motherhood-that marvellous, unselfish, all-suffering, ever-forgiving mother.
Swami Vivekananda: Love the poor, the miserable, the downtrodden, and the Lord will bless you.
This is the time to decide your future – while you possess energy of youth. Work – this is the time! – Swami Vivekananda
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one, only then you are truly free.
ALL great work has to pass through these stages – ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance…
“You are bound to be beaten by waves if you stay on surface, go deeper and you would know the difference.” Swami Vivekananda
Religion has no business to formulate social laws and insist on the difference between beings because its aim and end is to obliterate all such fictions and monstrosities
In religion lies the vitality of India and so long as the Hindu race does not forget the inheritance of their forefathers. There is no power on earth to destroy them.
If you don’t feel for others, you may be the most intellectual giant ever born, but you will be nothing. – Swami Vivekananda
Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves.
This is no world. It is God Himself. In delusion we call it world.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right? – Swami Vivekananda
This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.
Intellectual: We should all try to read and study our history, roots, our Dharma and current affairs.
Who is helping you. Don’t FORGET them. Who is loving you. Don’t HATE them. Who is trusting you. Don’t CHEAT them. ~ Swami Vivekananda
All healthy social changes are the manifestations of the spiritual forces working within and if these are strong and well adjusted, society will arrange itself accordingly
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Our very nature is Sat Chit Ananda (Truth Conscious Bliss). Look within, all power, knowledge, strength, happiness is within.
Truth, purity and unselfishness — whatever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof…
“To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean’
Be obedient & eternally faithful to the cause of truth, humanity, your country & you’ll move the world – Swami Vivekananda
“Deep as the ocean, broad as the infinite skies, that is the sort of heart we want.”
If the mind is pleased with praise, it will be displeased with blame….
Impurity is a mere superimposition under which your real nature has become hidden. But the real you is already perfect, already strong.
All pleasures of the senses or even of the mind are evanescent. Within ourselves is the one true unrelated pleasure dependent upon nothing. It is perfectly free, it is bliss.
““One man may read the Bhagavata by the light of a lamp, and another may commit a forgery by that very light; but the lamp is unaffected. The sun sheds its light on the wicked as well as on the virtuous.”
Come out into the broad light of day and from the little narrow paths. How can the infinite soul rest content to live and die in small ruts?
“Let men have light, let them be pure & spiritually strong. Then alone will misery cease in the world”
Swami Vivekananda: Feel that you are great and you will become great. We all have the same glorious soul, let us believe in it.
“Go from village to village; do good to humanity and to the world at large…”
Have you got the will to surmount mountain-high obstructions? If the whole world stands against you sword in hand…
If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future…
Truth can never come to us as long as we are selfish. – Swami Vivekananda
The varieties of religious belief are an advantage, since all faiths are good, so far as they encourage us to lead a religious life..
The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.
“I shall inspire men everywhere until the whole world shall know that it is one with God.” – Swami Vivekananda
The faculty of organization is entirely absent in our nature, but this has to be infused. The great secret is–absence of jealousy…
India must conquer the World and nothing less than that is my ideal. – Swami Vivekananda
The awakening of the masses must come first, & then only can any real good come about for the country -Swami Vivekananda
If you have knowledge and see a man weak, do not condemn him. Go to his level & help him if you can – Swami Vivekananda
“It’s only when the mind is very calm & collected that whole of its energy is spent in doing good work”
“Each nation must give in order to live. When you give life, you will have life…”