Desist from  putting a limit on God’s Powers – A lesson from a Great One

There is not a single instance of Swami Vivekananda giving a public lecture during the parivrajaka period of his life. Once as a wandering monk, he was Prof.Sundararama Iyer’s guest for a few days in Trivandrum, the host has asked him to deliver a public address. Swamiji declined, saying he would be a failure as … Continue reading Desist from  putting a limit on God’s Powers – A lesson from a Great One

Jagajog and Sanjog ?

A Monk of the Ramakrishna Mission was being interviewed by a journalist from NY. The journalist started interviewing the Monk as planned earlier. Journalist - "Sir, in your last lecture, you told us about Jogajog (contact) & Sanjog (connection). It's really confusing. Can you explain ? " The Monk smiled and apparently deviating from the … Continue reading Jagajog and Sanjog ?

Straddling between Activity and Inactivity

EACH IS GREAT IN HIS OWN PLACE According to the Sânkhya philosophy, nature is composed of three forces called, in Sanskrit, Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. These as manifested in the physical world are what we may call equilibrium, activity, and inertness. Tamas is typified as darkness or inactivity; Rajas is activity, expressed as attraction or … Continue reading Straddling between Activity and Inactivity

A Saint Talks on Science

THE ETHER This article first appeared anonymously in the February 1895 issue of the New York Medical Times, a prestigious monthly medical journal founded and edited by Dr. Egbert Guernsey.   Classification or grouping of phenomena by their similarities is the first step in scientific knowledge — perhaps it is all. An organized grouping, revealing to us … Continue reading A Saint Talks on Science

It is the Personality That Matters

What we want is to see the man who is harmoniously developed . . . great in heart, great in mind, [great in deed] .  . .. We want the man whose heart feels intensely the miseries and sorrows of the world . . ..  And [we want] the man who not only can feel but can find the meaning of … Continue reading It is the Personality That Matters

Arise, Awake and Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached

Awakening the Lion Within Daily Invocation Let every man and woman and child, without respect of caste or birth, weakness or strength, hear and learn that behind the strong and the weak, behind the high and the low, behind every one, there is that Infinite Soul, assuring the infinite possibility and the infinite capacity of all to become great and … Continue reading Arise, Awake and Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached

Hinduism – Swami Vivekananda

PAPER ON HINDUISM Read at the Parliament of Religions on 19th September, 1893 Three religions now stand in the world which have come down to us from time prehistoric — Hinduism,  Zoroastrianism and Judaism. They have all received tremendous shocks and all of them prove by their survival their internal strength. But while Judaism failed … Continue reading Hinduism – Swami Vivekananda

We Are Doing Karma All the Time – Swami Vivekananda – Part 3

KARMA IN ITS EFFECT ON CHARACTER (Contd) Work for work's sake. There are some who are really the salt of the earth in every country and who work for work's sake, who do not care for name, or fame, or even to go to heaven. They work just because good will come of it. There … Continue reading We Are Doing Karma All the Time – Swami Vivekananda – Part 3