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 ?
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
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
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
KARMA IN ITS EFFECT ON CHARACTER The word Karma is derived from the Sanskrit Kri, to do; all action is Karma. Technically, this word also means the effects of actions. In connection with metaphysics, it sometimes means the effects, of which our past actions were the causes. But in Karma-Yoga we have simply to do … Continue reading Karma and Character
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
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