Lead me from unreal to real; lead me from darkness to light; lead me from death to immortality. — Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Quotes of Swami Vivekananda – 9
Quotes – 9
Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam – Make the entire universe Noble ~ Vedas – Swami Vivekananda
Those who depend upon the world for enjoyment are the “bound” (tamasika). Then there are the Râjasas or the egotistical, who talk always about “I”, “I”. They do good work sometimes and may become spiritual. But the highest are the Sâttvikas, the introspective, those who live only in the Self. These three qualities, Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva (idleness, activity, and illumination), are in everyone, and different ones predominate at different times.
Great enterprise, boundless courage, tremendous energy, and, above all, perfect obedience – these are the only traits that lead to individual and national regeneration. These traits are altogether lacking in us.
Why are people so afraid? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others. We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a Personal God, a Savior or a Prophet to do everything for us.
We ourselves are the creators of our own future. Our thoughts, speech, actions, habits, practices, lifestyle. It’s in our own hands.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. – Swami Vivekananda
Things are not bettered, but we are bettered, by making changes in them. ~ Swami Vivekananda
The ideal man is he who, in the midst of the greatest silence & solitude finds the intensest activity. -Swami Vivekananda
Be moral, Be Brave,, Be a heart-whole man-strictly moral, brave unto desperation.- Swami Vivekananda
Awake,awake,great ones! The world is burning with misery. Let’s call & call till the god within answers. – Swami Vivekananda
“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.” – Swami Vivekananda
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. – Swami Vivekananda
When a man finds God inside another man, he stops being a man and, instead, becomes a God himself! Aham Brahmasmi! Swami Vivekananda
Think positively with confidence & faith and life becomes more secure, richer in achievement & experience. – Swami Vivekananda
This world is neither good nor evil; each man manufactures a world for himself. ~ Swami Vivekananda”
All truth is eternal. Truth is nobody’s property; no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls
Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea & just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism is monotheistic & different deities represent different aspects/attributes of the One/Divine.
Onward, brave souls, we will gain! Work hard. Be holy and pure and the fire will come.- Swami Vivekananda
A system howsoever effective it is will become obsolete and orphaned if efficient people are not created in the society. – Swami Vivekananda
“If the principle is safe, persons like Buddha will be born by the hundreds and thousands.”
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Truth does not pay homage to any society, ancient or modern. Society has to pay homage to Truth or die.
Get up & set your shoulder to the wheel…As you have come into this world, leave some mark behind. – Swami Vivekananda
Bharat is the nation which must take religion and spirituality to the rest of the world. They are craving it, waiting for it. Are we ready?
Face the brutes. That is a lesson for all life – face the terrible, face it boldly. Be fearless. – Swami Vivekananda
If the poor boy cannot get to the school, the school must go to him. – Swami Vivekananda
“We are all debtors to the world…In helping the world we really help ourselves.”
Those who grumble at the little things will grumble at everything. 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 duties will fall to their share.
All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. Keep up the deepest mental poise – Swami Vivekananda
Good motives, sincerity and infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the .dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes. Swami Vivekananda
Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work.
You are bound to be beaten by waves if you stay on surface, go deeper and you would know the difference.” – Swami Vivekananda
The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. Teach men of the strength that is already within them.
I stand for truth. Truth will never ally itself with falsehood. Even if all the world should be against me, Truth must prevail in the end.
Let new India arise out of peasant’s cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.
Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself. ~ Swami Vivekananda
” Whatever exists has a reason; find that reason ” ~ Swami Vivekananda
Swami Vivekananda: We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.
The more sects there are, the more opportunities there are for making a successful appeal to the divine instinct in all of us.
If you talk all the best philosophies the world ever produced, but if you are a fool in your behavior, they do not count; and if in your behaviour you are good, you have more chances.
Swami Vivekananda: We fail only when we do not strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power.
Knowledge is power, & getting one you get the other. By knowledge you can banish the material world. – Swami Vivekananda