Quotes of Swami Vivekananda – 7

Quotes – 7

  1. Let’s work on, being ever ready to put our shoulders to the wheel. Then surely shall we see the Light. – Swami Vivekananda
  2. “As soon as you make a sect, you protest against universal brotherhood.” – Swami Vivekananda
  3. The Vedanta recognizes no sin; it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta, is to say that you are weak. – Swami Vivekananda
  4. Shri Krishna said in the Mahabharat that when it’s a matter of Dharma and Adharma, there is no neutral ground.
  5. Don’t lower your goals to level of your abilities…Raise your abilities to the height of your goals. – Swami Vivekananda
  6. Forward! We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage and infinite patience, then only will great things be achieved.
  7. Shall we advice people to kneel down and cry, “O miserable sinners that we are!” No, rather let us remind them of their divine nature.
  8. For the coming fifty years, let this alone be the object of your worship, this motherland of ours. Let all other vain Gods disappear.
  9. The essence of Vedanta is that there is but one Being and that every soul is that Being in full, not a part of that being…Swami Vivekananda
  10. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that. -Swami Vivekananda
  11. Every man going out of the Hindu pale is not only a man less, but an enemy the more. – Swami Vivekananda
  12. Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.
  13. Those who have no faith in themselves can never have faith in God.
  14. If the glass is half full, get some more water and fill it up. Leave no room for emptiness – Swami Vivekananda
  15. “Perfect the means, the end will take care of itself”
  16. If the poor boy cannot get to education, education must go to him. – Swami Vivekananda
  17. Our first duty is not to hate ourselves, because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God…
  18. It is not the receiver that is blessed, it is the giver. Be selfless, always look to give to your brethren, society, nation and the world.
  19. I stand for Truth. Truth will never ally itself with falsehood. Even if the world should be against me, Truth must prevail in the end.
  20. Here is the same India whose soil has been trodden by the feet of the greatest sages that ever lived…
  21. Every individual is a center for the manifestation of a certain force…
  22. “No sacrifice is too great for maintaining the honour and integrity of the country.” – Swami Vivekananda
  23. One infinite – pure and holy – beyond thoughts and beyond qualities – bow down to thee.
  24. Have faith in yourself — all power is within you — be conscious & bring it out. Say, ‘I can do everything.’ – Swami Vivekananda
  25. The importance of “Sisters” before “Brothers” should be noted. Importance and respect of females in Hindu culture and teachings.
  26. God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life. – Swami Vivekananda
  27. Deep as the ocean, broad as the infinite skies, that is the sort of heart we want. – Swami Vivekananda
  28. “So long as millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every person a traitor…”
  29. If there is any land on this earth that can lay claim to be the blessed Punya Bhumi – it is India. – Swami Vivekananda
  30. The Self when it appears behind the universe is called God. The same Self when it appears behind this little universe-the body-is the soul.
  31. “Give me a 100 Men and I will shake the world” Where are these Men? What are YOU? What are YOU doing for Dharma? We want action, not words
  32. Try a little harder, and meditation comes. You do not feel the body or anything else. When you come out of it after the hour, you have had the most beautiful rest you ever had in your life. That is the only way you ever give rest to your system. Not even the deepest sleep will give you such a rest as that.”
  33. There is Bhakti within you, only a veil of lust and wealth covers it, and as soon as that is removed Bhakti will manifest by itself.
  34. Look upon every man, woman, and everyone as God. You cannot help anyone, you can only serve, serve the children of the Lord, serve the Lord Himself, if you have the privilege.
  35. You are infinite, deathless, unborn. Because you are infinite spirit, it does not befit you to be a slave. Arise! Awake! Stand up and fight!
  36. In one word, the ideal is that you are divine.
  37. Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain…undigested, all your life. – Swami Vivekananda
  38. Know that every thought and word that weakens you in this world is the only evil that exists.
  39. I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance…
  40. The higher the moral nature, the higher the perception and the stronger the will. -Swami Vivekananda
  41. “Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts & in every living being.” Swami Vivekananda.
  42. In a day, when you don’t come across any problems- you can be sure that you are traveling in a wrong path.
  43. That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
  44. Swami Vivekananda – Root of all evils in India is the condition of the poor. Compared to Poor in west ours are angels and it is therefore so much the easier to raise our poor
  45. Karma-Yoga is a system of ethics and religion intended to attain freedom through unselfishness, and by good works.
  46. There is no chance of the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing.
  47. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true.
  48. Do not lay blame upon others, stand up, be a man and take responsibility. – Swami Vivekananda
  49. No one can get anything unless he earns it. This is an eternal law. – Swami Vivekananda
  50. Swami Vivekananda: Concentration is the essence of all knowledge, nothing can be done without it.
  51. “Strength is the one thing needful. Strength is the medicine for the world’s disease…”
  52. We came to enjoy; we are being enjoyed. We came to rule; we are being ruled. We came to work; we are being worked.
  53. The cheerful mind perseveres and the strong mind hews its way through a thousand difficulties.
  54. In reality and at the back of all things, every being is equal. Swami Vivekananda
  55. None should be judged by the nature of his duties, but should be judged by the manner and spirit in which they perform their duties.
  56. Feel for our motherland, feel for the poor, act now for a brighter more Dharmik future for our children.
  57. Education is / should be the stimulus to thought and not a superimposition of ideas. – Swami Vivekananda
  58. “The earth is enjoyed by heroes”—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  59. Experience is a far more glorious teacher than any amount of speculation or any amount of books written. – Swami Vivekananda
  60. GOD is the active providence, by whose power, systems after systems are being evolved out of chaos, made to run for a time & again destroyed
  61. This world is nothing. It is at best only a hideous caricature. We must go to the Reality. Renunciation will take us to it.
  62. Strength is Life. Weakness is Death. Be strong, always say “I have no fear”. – Swami Vivekananda
  63. Superstition is our great enemy, but bigotry is worse. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  64. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them. – Swami Vivekananda
  65. Carry the light and the life of the Vedanta to every door, and rouse up the divinity that is hidden within every soul…
  66. Desire, ignorance, and inequality – this is the trinity of bondage. – Swami Vivekananda
  67. Swami Vivekananda He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva.
  68. Swami Vivekananda “Strenght is life…Weakness is Death” !
  69. The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free. Swami Vivekananda
  70. “The powers of the mind should be concentrated and the mind turned back upon itself; as the darkest places reveal their secrets before the penetrating rays of the sun, so will the concentrated mind penetrate its own innermost secrets.”
  71. We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves…
  72. “One vision I see clear as life before me, that the ancient Mother has awakened once more…”
  73. There is no sin or misery in thee, thou art the reservoir of omnipotent power. Arise, awake and manifest the Divinity within.
  74. Real education is that which enables one to stand on one’s own feet -Swami Vivekananda
  75. Arise, awake, stop not until the goal is reached.
  76. Even if you are at your last breath, do not be afraid. Work on with the intrepidity of a lion but with the tenderness of a flower.
  77. Lord Krishna says : “Better die in your own path than attempt the path of another.” – Swami Vivekananda
  78. Blows are what awaken us and help to break the dream They show us the insufficiency of this world and make us long to escape to have freedom
  79. Nature,body & mind go to death,not We; We Never go nor come – Swami Vivekananda
  80. Each man who thinks ahead of his time is sure to be misunderstood. So opposition and persecution are welcome. – Swami Vivekananda
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