Lead me from unreal to real; lead me from darkness to light; lead me from death to immortality. — Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Quotes of Swami Vivekananda – 8
Quotes – 8
Every nation has a mission to fulfill, a destiny to reach. India’s mission has been to guide humanity – Swami Vivekananda
Learning from your own mistakes is intelligence, learning from other’s mistakes is genius. – Swami Vivekananda
The powers of the mind are like rays of light dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine. This is our only means of knowledge.
Let us all work hard. On our work depends the coming of the India of the future. – Swami Vivekananda
Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood. ~ Swami Vivekananda
What is life but expansion; i.e. love? It is life to do good, it is death not to do good to others.
No more excuses, no more complaining, no more blaming.
Perfection does not come from belief or faith. Talk does not count for anything. Parrots can do that. Perfection comes through selfless work
Education is not merely reading a few books, gathering facts and memorizing them. Today’s education is making Men into machines.
“Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.”
If superstition enters, the brain is gone. ~Swami Vivekananda
3 Golden rules; 1) Who is helping you don’t forget them 2) Who is loving you don’t hate them 3) Who is trusting you, don’t cheat them
One lesson the world has yet to learn from India is the idea not only of toleration, but of sympathy – Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda Strength is Life , weakness is Death.
Any work which brings out the latent power within thee is Virtue; and that which makes thy body and mind weak is verily Sin. – Swami Vivekananda
“The Indian nation cannot be killed…so long as her people do not give up their spirituality.”
“The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration.
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.
Perfection is always infinite. We are the Infinite already. You and I, and all beings, are trying to manifest that infinity. – Swami Vivekananda
Never lose faith in yourself, you can do anything in this universe. Never weaken, all power is yours. – Swami Vivekananda
Be good, & evil will vanish for you. The whole universe will thus be changed. – Swami Vivekananda
Every step I take in light is mine forever. – Swami Vivekananda
In eating, singing or playing, in enjoyment or disease, always manifest the highest moral courage. – Swami Vivekananda
Arise, awake, sleep no more; within each of you there is the power to remove all wants and all miseries. – Swami Vivekananda
By the continuous reflex of good thoughts, good impressions moving over the surface of the mind, the tendency for doing good becomes strong.
“Make way for the life-current of the nation. Take away the blocks that bar the way to its progress”
“This is the motherland of philosophy, of spirituality, and of ethics, of sweetness, gentleness & love”
Swami Vivekananda “However we may receive blows,& however knocked about we may be,the Soul is there and is never injured.We are that Infinite”
“Every man should take up his own ideal & endeavour to accomplish it. That is a surer way of progress”
“Perfecting the instrument and getting complete mastery of the mind is the ideal of education”
Let us be as progressive as any nation that ever existed, and at the same time as faithful and conservative towards our traditions as Hindus alone know how to be. – Swami Vivekananda
Always grumbling, they will lead a miserable life. But those who do their duty putting their shoulder to the wheel will see the light…and higher and higher duties will fall to their share.
“Give up jealousy and conceit. Learn to work unitedly for others. This is the great need of our country.” ~Swami Vivekananda
It is the cheerful mind that is persevering. It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties. – Swami Vivekananda
He who complains with every little thing will live life forever complaining. He will lead a miserable life and will fail at everything.
It is the cheerful mind that is persevering. It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties.
Great things can be done only through great sacrifices. No selfishness, no name, no fame, yours or mine, nor my Master’s even! – Swami Vivekananda
Gift of knowledge is far higher gift than that of food & clothes; it is even higher than giving life. – Swami Vivekananda
Our method simply consists in reasserting the national life. The national ideals of India are RENUNCIATION and SERVICE.Intensify her in those channels, and the rest will take care of itself.
“If the mind is pleased with praise, it will be displeased with blame.”
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise…
These are the three stages which every religion has taken. First we see God in the far beyond, then we come nearer to him and give him omnipresence so that we live in him; and at last we recognize that we are he. – Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda – ‘Help and not Fight’ , Assimilation and not Destruction’ , ‘Harmony and Peace and not Dissension’.
“The World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”
“Stand up, be bold, be strong…All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves.”
Feel my children feel..feel for the poor, the downtrodden. Feel till the heart stops and the brain reels and you think you will go mad.
Swami Vivekananda Die you must, but have a great ideal to die for, and it is better to die with great ideal in life.
Take risks in your life. If you succeed, you can lead, if you fail, you can guide. ~ Swami Vivekananda
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live. Swami Vivekananda
Give me few men & women who are pure and selfless & I shall shake the world. – Swami Vivekananda
Be not disheartened. Be not in despair. When good nectar is unavailable, it is no reason why we should eat poison…
“What the nation wants is pluck & scientific genius. We want great spirit, tremendous energy…”
Man is a compound of animality, humanity and divinity…
Sacrifice everything for Truth and you shall never ever have a temptation to sacrifice Truth even for a kingdom! Swami Vivekananda
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.
Bharat is there ready waiting. She is only sleeping. Arise and awake and see her seated here on her eternal throne
Ay, whoever saw money make the man? It is man that always makes the money. – Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda: You must have an iron will, if you would cross the ocean. You must be strong enough to pierce mountains.
However we may receive blows, and however knocked about we may be, the Soul is there and is never injured. We are that Infinite – Swami Vivekananda
The cause of all the miseries we have in the world is that men foolishly think pleasure to be the ideal to strive for.
Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spirituality, reject it as poison; there is no life in it, it cannot be true.
Arise! Awake! Stop not until the goal is reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda
When real history of India will be unearthed, it’ll be proved, India is the primal Guru of the world.
Swami Vivekananda: Stand up, be bold, and take the blame on your own shoulders.
We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of God. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should God be blamed?
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Education is that which builds character, strength, courage, that which enables one to stand on their own feet and face life’s challenges.
Live for an ideal, and that one ideal alone. Let it be so great, so strong, that there may be nothing else left in the mind no place for anything else, no time for anything else.”
Nar Sewa, Narayan Sewa – Serving Man is Serving God. ~ Swami Vivekananda
That society is the greatest, where the highest truths become practical. -Swami Vivekananda
“Wisdom can be practised even on a battlefield. The Gitâ was preached so.”
First get rid of the delusion ‘I am the body’, then only will we want real knowledge. – Swami Vivekananda
This is a battlefield, fight your way out. Make your life a manifestation of will strengthened by renunciation. – Swami Vivekananda
We must keep our dignity before others. Unless we do that, we expose ourselves to insult. ~ Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda: Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles
A little of the infinite is projected into consciousness, and that we call our world.
I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. – Swami Vivekananda
Will is caused by character, and character by Karma. As is Karma, so is the manifestation of the will. – Swami Vivekananda
There is neither sin nor virtue: there is only ignorance. By realization of non-duality, this ignorance is dispelled.
Tell the Truth. If truth is too much for intelligent people & sweeps them away, let them go;the sooner the better – Swami Vivekananda