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Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contri buted to the concept of Indian nationalism as a tool of fight against the British empire in colonial India. Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his speech which began with the words - "Sisters and brothers of America ...," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893. Born into an aristocratic Bengali Kayastha family of Calcutta, Vivekananda was inclined towards spirituality. He was influenced by his guru, Ramakrishna, from whom he learnt that all living beings were an embodiment of the divine self; therefore, service to God could be rendered by service to humankind. After Ramakrishna's death, Vivekananda toured the Indian subcontinent extensively and acquired first-hand knowledge of the conditions prevailing in British India. He later travelled to the United States, representing India at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions. Vivekananda conducted hundreds of public and private lectures and classes, disseminating tenets of Hindu philosophy in the United States, England and Europe. In India, Vivekananda is regarded as a patriotic saint, and his birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day.



--- PARTIAL? BIBLIOGRAPHY
Volume 1
  Addresses at The Parliament of Religions
  Karma-Yoga
  Raja-Yoga
  Lectures and Discourses

Volume 2
  Work and its Secret
  The Powers of the Mind
  Hints on Practical Spirituality
  A Yogi in Karnaprayag
  Jnana-Yoga
  Practical Vedanta and other lectures
  Reports in American Newspapers

Volume 3
  Lectures and Discourses
  Bhakti-Yoga
  Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion
  Lectures from Colombo to Almora
  Reports in American Newspapers
  Buddhistic India

Volume 4
  Addresses on Bhakti-Yoga
  Lectures and Discourses
  Writings: Prose
  Writings: Poems 75%.svg
  Translations: Prose
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Volume 5
  Epistles - First Series
  Interviews
  Notes from Lectures and Discourses50%.svg
  Questions and Answers
  Conversations and Dialogues
  Sayings and Utterances 75%.svg
  Writings: Prose and Poems

Volume 6
  Lectures and Discourses
  Notes of Class Talks and Lectures
  Writings: Prose and Poems - Original and Translated
  Epistles - Second Series
  Conversations and Dialogues

Volume 7
  Inspired Talks
  Conversations and Dialogues
  Translation of Writings
  Notes of Class Talks and Lectures
  Epistles - Third Series

Volume 8
  Lectures and Discourses
  Writings: Prose and Poems
  Notes of Class Talks and Lectures
  Sayings and Utterances
  Epistles - Fourth Series

Volume 9
  Letters - Fifth Series
  Lectures and Discourses
  Notes of Lectures and Classes
  Writings: Prose and Poems(Original and Translated)
  Conversations and Interviews
  Excerpts from Sister Nivedita's Book
  Sayings and Utterances
  Newspaper Reports

Miscellaneous

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  II Your Highness
  New York Times May 2, 1894

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1.01_-_Prayer
1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA
1.01_-_The_First_Steps
1.02_-_Prana
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_The_Philosophy_of_Ishvara
1.03_-_Spiritual_Realisation,_The_aim_of_Bhakti-Yoga
1.03_-_The_Psychic_Prana
1.03_-_YIBHOOTI_PADA
1.04_-_KAI_VALYA_PADA
1.04_-_The_Control_of_Psychic_Prana
1.04_-_The_Need_of_Guru
1.05_-_Pratyahara_and_Dharana
1.05_-_Qualifications_of_the_Aspirant_and_the_Teacher
1.06_-_Dhyana_and_Samadhi
1.06_-_Incarnate_Teachers_and_Incarnation
1.07_-_Raja-Yoga_in_Brief
1.07_-_The_Mantra_-_OM_-_Word_and_Wisdom
1.08_-_Introduction_to_Patanjalis_Yoga_Aphorisms
1.08_-_Worship_of_Substitutes_and_Images
1.09_-_Concentration_-_Its_Spiritual_Uses
1.09_-_The_Chosen_Ideal
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_The_Methods_and_the_Means
1.11_-_Powers
1.12_-_Independence
1.sv_-_In_dense_darkness,_O_Mother
1.sv_-_Kali_the_Mother
1.sv_-_Song_of_the_Sanyasin
2.01_-_The_Preparatory_Renunciation
2.02_-_The_Bhakta.s_Renunciation_results_from_Love
2.03_-_The_Naturalness_of_Bhakti-Yoga_and_its_Central_Secret
2.04_-_The_Forms_of_Love-Manifestation
2.05_-_Universal_Love_and_how_it_leads_to_Self-Surrender
2.06_-_The_Higher_Knowledge_and_the_Higher_Love_are_one_to_the_true_Lover
2.07_-_The_Triangle_of_Love
2.08_-_The_God_of_Love_is_his_own_proof
2.09_-_Human_representations_of_the_Divine_Ideal_of_Love
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0.01_-_Life_and_Yoga
1.00c_-_INTRODUCTION
1.01_-_Prayer
1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA
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1.02_-_Prana
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_The_Philosophy_of_Ishvara
1.03_-_Spiritual_Realisation,_The_aim_of_Bhakti-Yoga
1.03_-_The_Psychic_Prana
1.03_-_YIBHOOTI_PADA
1.04_-_KAI_VALYA_PADA
1.04_-_The_Control_of_Psychic_Prana
1.04_-_The_Need_of_Guru
1.05_-_Pratyahara_and_Dharana
1.05_-_Qualifications_of_the_Aspirant_and_the_Teacher
1.06_-_Dhyana_and_Samadhi
1.06_-_Incarnate_Teachers_and_Incarnation
1.07_-_Raja-Yoga_in_Brief
1.07_-_The_Mantra_-_OM_-_Word_and_Wisdom
1.08_-_Introduction_to_Patanjalis_Yoga_Aphorisms
1.08_-_Summary
1.08_-_Worship_of_Substitutes_and_Images
1.09_-_Concentration_-_Its_Spiritual_Uses
1.09_-_The_Chosen_Ideal
1.1.05_-_The_Siddhis
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_The_Methods_and_the_Means
1.11_-_Powers
1.12_-_Independence
1.12_-_The_Divine_Work
1.240_-_Talks_2
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1.83_-_Epistola_Ultima
1.rt_-_My_Pole_Star
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1.sv_-_Kali_the_Mother
1.sv_-_Song_of_the_Sanyasin
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2.02_-_The_Bhakta.s_Renunciation_results_from_Love
2.03_-_The_Naturalness_of_Bhakti-Yoga_and_its_Central_Secret
2.04_-_The_Forms_of_Love-Manifestation
2.05_-_Universal_Love_and_how_it_leads_to_Self-Surrender
2.06_-_The_Higher_Knowledge_and_the_Higher_Love_are_one_to_the_true_Lover
2.07_-_The_Triangle_of_Love
2.08_-_The_God_of_Love_is_his_own_proof
2.09_-_Human_representations_of_the_Divine_Ideal_of_Love
2.10_-_Conclusion
2.25_-_AFTER_THE_PASSING_AWAY
33.08_-_I_Tried_Sannyas
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APPENDIX_I_-_Curriculum_of_A._A.
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1:The brave are always moral. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 3),
2:We all have the right to ask for Grace
   ~ Swami Vivekananda, [T6],
3:To see God is the one goal. Power is not the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
4:Knowledge alone can make us perfect. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 38),
5:Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
6:Every great achievement is done slowly. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 332),
7:If we are pure, we cannot see impurity. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 63),
8:3/ None but the bravest deserves salvation. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 479),
9:Freedom of the soul is the goal of all Yogas. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 55),
10:To be brave is to have faith in the Mother. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 149),
11:2/ The brave alone can afford to be sincere. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 110),
12:All knowledge depends upon calmness of mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 72),
13:Non-attachment is the basis of all the Yogas. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 101),
14:The ideal of man is to see God in everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 152),
15:A golden chain is as much a chain as an iron one. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 55),
16:Flying from work is never the way to find peace. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. IV. 130),
17:If you say you are bound, bound you will remain. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 350),
18:4/ The brave alone do great things, not the cowards. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 86),
19:The happiest is the man who is not at all selfish. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 465),
20:Each man who thinks ahead of his times is sure to be misunderstood. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
21:The Church tries to fit Christ into it, not the Church into Christ. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
22:The Vedanta says, there is nothing that is not God. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 321),
23:The Atman, Self, is the same as Brahman, the Lord. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VIII. 100),
24:I am a child of Divine Mother - the source of all power and strength. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
25:It is only those who persevere to the end that succeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 31),
26:Everything will come right if you are pure and sincere. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 281),
27:The person who aspires to be a Bhakta must be cheerful. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 69),
28:Work Purifies the heart and so leads to Vidya (wisdom). ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 39),
29:One infinite pure and holy – beyond thought beyond qualities I bow down to thee ~ Swami Vivekananda, Chicago, September 1893,
30:A Yogi must avoid the two extremes of luxury and austerity. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 136),
31:Hope is the greatest of miseries, the highest bliss lies in giving up hope. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
32:Pray for knowledge and light, every other prayer is selfish. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 146),
33:All our actions in this world will determine our future birth. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 256),
34:Realization is real religion, all the rest is only preparation. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 232),
35:Vedanta does not say, 'Give it up': it says, 'Transcend it'. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VIII. 130),
36:The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
37:The world has seen thousands of prophets, and the world has yet to see millions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
38:The more you work to help others, the more you help yourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 134),
39:Books cannot teach God, but they can destroy ignorance; their action is negative. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
40:With the sense of possession comes selfishness, and selfishness brings on misery. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
41:Concentration of the powers of the mind is our only instrument to help us see God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
42:Behind every creature is the 'Mother', pure, lovely, never changing. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 6),
43:Our allegiance is to the principles always, and not to the persons. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 280),
44:My motto is to learn whatever good things I may come across anywhere. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 234),
45:This is the gist of all worship—to be pure and to do good to others. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 141),
46:What is that, knowing which we will know everything?
   - Vedas? ~ Swami Vivekananda, Rajayoga, 36,
47:Pray, 'Take us by the hand as a father takes his son, and leave us not.' ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 91),
48:Karma in its effect on character is the most tremendous power that man has to deal with. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
49:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 425),
50:The only religion that ought to be taught is the religion of fearlessness. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 160),
51:God is to be worshiped as the one Beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
52:Bhakti-Yoga does not say, 'Give up'; it only says, 'Love, love the Highest !' ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 74),
53:Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 104),
54:Happiness and misery are only in the senses, they cannot touch our real Self. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VIII. 10),
55:Yoga is the science which teaches us how to get these perceptions [direct experiences of God]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
56:The calmer we are, the better for us, and the more the amount of work we can do. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 293),
57:The Vedantic idea is the infinite principle of God embodied in everyone of us. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VIII. 126),
58:So long as you have faith in your guru, nothing will be able to obstruct your way. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 106),
59:There is no knowledge without experience, and man has to see God in his own soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 133),
60:You must be pure and help anyone who comes to you, as much as lies in your power. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 142),
61:Each of our good thoughts tears the veil behind which appears the pure, the infinite, God, our self. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
62:The Mother is our guide and whatever happens or will happen is under Her ordination. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 417),
63:The only power is in realization, and that lies in ourselves and comes from thinking. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 336),
64:The network of words is a big forest; it is the cause of a curious wandering of the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda, Bhakti-Yoga,
65:Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 136),
66:It is the ideal that has made us what we are, and will make us what we are going to be. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. IV. 285),
67:The powers of the mind are the rays of the sun dissipated. When they are concentrated, they illumine.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda,
68:The real individuality is that which never changes and will never change; and that is the God within us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
69:The more heart you will be able to manifest, the greater will be the victory you achieve. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 425),
70:All that man has to do is to take care of three things; good thought, good word, good deed. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 492),
71:Good is our nature, perfection is our nature, not imperfection, not impurity — and we should remember that. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
72:The only saint is that soul that never weakens, faces everything, and determines to die game. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 479),
73:Religion is realization; not talk, nor doctrine, nor theories, however beautiful they may be. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 396),
74:Yoga means 'yoke', 'to join', that is, to join the soul of man with the supreme Soul or God. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VIII. 36),
75:He reveals Himself to the pure heart; the pure and the stainless see God, yea, even in this life. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 13),
76:Raja-Yoga is the science of religion, the rationale of all worship, all prayers, forms, ceremonies, and miracles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
77:Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
78:With love there is no painful reaction; love only brings a reaction of bliss; if it does not, it not love, it is mistaking something else for love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
79:Liberation means entire freedom—freedom from the bondage of good, as well as from the bondage of evil. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 55),
80:Nobody will come to help you if you put yourself forward as a leader. ... Kill the ego first if you want to succeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
81:We have indeed many things to learn from others; yea, that man who refuses to learn is already dead. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 381),
82:It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 321),
83:May we always remain as pure as we are at the present moment, and as enthusiastic for spirituality as we are just now! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
84:Realization will come in the fullness of time, by living constantly in the company of sadhus (holy men). ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W V. 268),
85:Liberty, Mukti, is all my religion, and everything that tries to curb it, I will avoid by fight or flight. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 72),
86:God is always God, but the views which people and nations may take of him vary. No higher view is known than that of love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
87:The forms are evanescent; but the spirit, being in the Lord and of the Lord, is immortal and omnipresent. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 500),
88:Mercy is heaven itself; to be good, we have all to be merciful. Even justice and right should stand on mercy. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 59),
89:You cannot serve God and Mammon at the same time. All prosperity that comes with Mammon is transient, is only for a moment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
90:All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
91:We are responsible for what we are; and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 31),
92:I base my teaching on the great Vedantic truth of the sameness and omnipresence of the Soul of the Universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 194),
93:The ideal of womanhood in India is motherhood—that marvellous, unselfish, all-suffering, ever-forgiving mother. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VIII. 58),
94:Knowledge can never be created, it can only be discovered; and every man who makes a great discovery is inspired. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 39),
95:Friends or foes, they are all instruments in Her hands to help us work out our own Karma, through pleasure or pain. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 435),
96:Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
97:Do I wish that the Christian would become Hindu? God forbid. Do I wish that the Hindu or Buddhist would become Christian? God forbid. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
98:Go on. You have worked wonderfully well. We do not wait for help, we will work it out, my boy, be self-reliant, faithful and patient. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
99:You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda,
100:The kingdom of heaven is already in existence if we will have it, that perfection is already in man if he will see it. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 354),
101:If the mind is not under control, it is no use living in a cave because the same mind will bring all disturbances there. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 440),
102:Religion is not in doctrines, in dogmas, nor in intellectual argumentation; it is being and becoming, it is realization. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. II. 43),
103:Spiritual life begins when you have loosened yourself from the control of the senses. He whose senses rule him is worldly — is a slave. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
104:The Self is the essence of this universe, the essence of all souls; He is the essence of your own life, nay, 'Thou art That'. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 374),
105:Love immense and infinite, broad as the sky and deep as the ocean—this is the one great gain in life. Blessed is he who gets it. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 144),
106:What we want is vigour in the blood, strength in the nerves, iron muscles and nerves of steel, not softening namby-pamby ideas. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 278),
107:The goldness of gold, the silverness of silver, the manhood of man, the womanhood of woman, the reality of everything is the Lord. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 378),
108:There is nothing holier in the world than to keep good company, because the good impressions will then tend to come to the surface. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 220),
109:This very world is seen by the five senses as matter, by the very wicked as hell, by the good as heaven, and by the perfect as God. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 272),
110:God is the ever active providence, by whose power systems after systems are being evolved out of chaos, made to run for a time and again destroyed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
111:If you have assimilated five ideas and made them your life and character, you have more education than any man who has got by heart a whole library. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
112:Spiritual knowledge can only be given in silence like the dew that falls unseen and unheard, yet bringing into bloom masses of roses. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 222),
113:The whole world has been made by the energy of man, by the power of enthusiasm, by the power of faith. Arise and awake, the world is calling upon you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
114:It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
115:My Child, What I want is Muscles of Iron and Nerves of Steel, inside which Dwells a Mind of the same Material as that of which the Thunderbolt is Made.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda,
116:Just as creation is infinite and eternal, without beginning and without end, so is the knowledge of God without beginning and without end. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 119),
117:Pray, 'Thou our Father, our Mother, our dearest Friend ! Thou who bearest this universe, help us to bear the little burden of this our life.' ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 91),
118:God is not to be reached by the weak. Never be weak. You have infinite strength within you. How else will you conquer anything? How else will you come to God? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
119:The first manifest effect of life is expansion. You must expand if you want to live. The moment you have ceased to expand, death is upon you, danger is ahead. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
120:One ounce of the practice of righteousness and of spiritual Self-realization outweighs tons and tons of frothy talk and nonsensical sentiments. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 44),
121:God is cruel and not cruel. He is all being and not being at the same time. Hence He is all contradictions. Nature also is nothing but a mass of contradictions. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
122:I see clear as daylight that there is the one Brahman in all, in them and me—one Shakti dwells in all. The only difference is of manifestation. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 246),
123:He who always thinks himself as weak will never become strong, but he who knows himself to be a lion, rushes out from the worlds meshes, as a lion from its cage. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
124:Proclaim the glory of the Atman with the roar of a lion, and impart fearlessness unto all beings by saying: "Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached". ~ Swami Vivekananda,
125:To love because it is the nature of love to love is undeniably the highest and the most unselfish manifestation of love that may be seen in the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 86),
126:My ideal indeed can be put into a few words and that is : to preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VII. 501),
127:Leave inimical thoughts aside if you want to have permanent Bhakti. Hatred is a thing which greatly impedes the course of Bhakti, and the man who hates none reaches God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
128:Have faith in Guru, in his teachings, and in the surety that you can get free. Think day and night that this universe is zero, only God is. Have intense desire to get free. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
129:All that is real in me is God; all that is real in God is I. The gulf between God and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing God, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
130:Of one hundred persons who take up the spiritual life, eighty turn out to be charlatans, fifteen insane, and only five, maybe, get a glimpse of the real truth. Therefore beware ~ Swami Vivekananda,
131:Go back, go back to the old days when there was strength and vitality. Be strong once more, drink deep of this fountain of yore, and that is the only condition of life in India. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
132:However much their systems of philosophy and religion may differ, all mankind stand in reverence and awe before the man who is ready to sacrifice himself for others. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 86),
133:Neither numbers nor powers nor wealth nor learning nor eloquence nor anything else will prevail, but purity, living the life, in one word, Anubhuti, Realization. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VIII. 348),
134:God is very merciful to those whom He sees struggling heart and soul for spiritual realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that His grace will never come. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
135:Let us give up all this foolish talk of doing good to the world. It is not waiting for your or my help; yet we must work and constantly do good, because it is a blessings to ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
136:The Master disliked a happy-go-lucky attitude. He used to say of Swamiji (Swami Vivekananda): "See what a heroic temperament he has! As soon as he sets his mind on something, he applies himself heart and soul to it." ~ Swami Turiyananda,
137:So long as we have a body and so long as we are deluded by the idea of our identity with the body, so long as we have five senses and see the external world, we must have a Personal God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
138:Hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more. . . . There is infinite life before the soul. Take your time and you will achieve your end
   ~ Swami Vivekananda,
139:The ideal is that we must have the whole education of our country, spiritual and secular, in our own hands, and it must be on national lines, through national methods as far as practical. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
140:The Self is not to be reached by too much talking, not even by the highest intellects, not even by the study of the scriptures. The scriptures themselves say so. You must open your heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
141:Life is short, but the soul is immortal and eternal, and one thing being certain, death, let us therefore take up a great ideal and give up our whole life to it. Let this be our determination. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
142:I beg you to understand this one fact - no good comes out of the man who day and night thinks he is nobody. If a man, day and night, thinks he is miserable, low, and nothing, nothing he becomes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
143:The two phases of this distinction in life are—first, that the man who knows the real Self, will not be affected by anything; secondly, that that man alone can do good to the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (CW. V. 285),
144:We say that God is our Father. In the same way we call Him Mother, and so on. These relationships are conceived in order to strengthen Bhakti in us, and they make us feel nearer and dearer to God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
145:'As oil poured from one vessel to another falls in an unbroken line, so, when the mind in an unbroken stream thinks of the Lord, we have what is called Para-Bhakti or supreme love.' ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. III. 85),
146:We are the children of the Almighty, we are sparks of the infinite, divine fire. How can we be nothings? We are everything, ready to do everything, we can do everything, and man must do everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
147:For whatever good work we may do, let us not claim any praise or benefit. It belongs to God. Give up the fruits to God. Let us stand aside and think that we are only servants obeying God, our Master. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
148:It ought to be distinctly understood that sin is incurred by coming in contact with sinners, and nobility in the company of good persons; and keeping aloof from the wicked is the external purification. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
149:If you really want the good of others, the whole universe may stand against you and cannot hurt you. It must crumble before your power of the Lord Himself in you if you are sincere and really unselfish. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
150:There is only one sin and it is: weakness. When I was a boy, I read Milton's Paradise Lost. The only good man I had any respect for was Satan. The only saint is that person who never weakens, faces everything, and determines die game. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
151:Mountain-high though the difficulties appear, terrible and gloomy though all things seem, they are but Maya. Fear not — it is banished. Crush it, and it vanishes. Stamp upon it, and it dies. Be not afraid. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
152:We want spiritual ideals before us, we want enthusiastically to gather around grand spiritual names. Our heroes must be spiritual. Such a hero has been given to us in the person of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
153:Such is the Guru, "Who has himself crossed this terrible ocean of life, and without any idea of gain to himself, helps others also to cross the ocean." This is the Guru, and mark that none else can be a Guru. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
154:To think that this world is the aim and end of life is brutal and degenerating. Any man who starts in life with that idea degenerates himself He will never rise higher, he will always be a slave to the senses. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
155:Īśvara is the Atman as seen or grasped by mind. His highest name is ॐ; so repeat it, meditate on it, and think of all its wonderful nature and attributes. Repeating ॐ continually is the only true worship. It is not a word, it is God Himself. ~ Swami Vivekananda?
156:Bhakti-Yoga is the science of higher love. Bhakti-Yoga does not say: "Give up"; it only says: "Love; love the Highest!" — and everything low naturally falls off from him, the object of whose love is the Highest. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
157:Give up the awful disease that is creeping into our national blood, that idea of ridiculing everything, that loss of seriousness. Give that up. Be strong and have this Shraddha, and everything else is bound to follow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
158:A man who does the lower work is not, for that reason only, a lower man than he who does the higher works; a man should not be judged by the nature of his duties, but by the manner in which he does them. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. V. 239),
159:Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
160:You are incarnations of God, all of you. You are incarnations of the Almighty, Omnipresent, Divine Principle. You may laugh at me now, but the time will come when you will understand. You must. Nobody will be left behind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
161:We must have a hold on the spiritual and secular education of the nation. Do you understand that? You must dream it, you must talk it, you must think it and you must work it out. Till then there is no salvation for the race. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
162:Our life-blood is spirituality. If it flows clear, if it flows strong & pure & vigorous, everything is right; political, social, any other material defects, even the poverty of the land, will all be cured if that blood is pure. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
163:Do not start meditating immediately after sitting on the asana. Observe the mind for some time. Observe what it is doing. You will see that gradually the flickering of mind will stop. The mind will be concentrated. Then meditate. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
164:Look at those poor slaves to duty! Duty leaves them no time to say prayers, no time to bathe. Duty is ever on them. The only true duty is to be unattached and to work as free beings, to give up all work unto God. All our duties are His. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
165:Stick to God ! Who cares what comes to the body or to anything else. Through the terrors of evil, say -- my God, my love ! Through the pangs of death, say -- my God, my love ! Through all the evils under the sun, say -- my God, my love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
166:Anything that is secret and mysterious in these systems of Yoga should be at once rejected. The best guide in life is strength. Mystery-mongering weakens the human brain. It has well-nigh destroyed Yoga — one of the grandest of sciences. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
167:There is no allegiance possible where there is no character in the leader, and perfect purity ensures the most lasting allegiance and confidence. There must not be a hade of jealousy or selfishness, then you are a leader. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 284),
168:What business had anybody to direct and dictate to anyone what he should worship and through what? How could any other man know through what he would grow, whether his spiritual growth would be by worshiping an image, by worshiping fire, or by worshiping even a pillar? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
169:Men are guided by their own nature, whether good or bad; there is no gainsaying that. But in the world, there are always some who get intoxicated when they hear of God, and shed tears of joy when they read of God. Such men are true Bhaktas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
170:Doing good to others is virtue; injuring other is sin. Strength & courage are virtue; weakness & cowardice are sin. Independence is virtue; dependence is sin. Loving others is virtue; hating others is sin. Faith in God is virtue; doubt is sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
171:We should always try to see the duty of others through their own eyes, and never judge the customs of other peoples by our own standard. I am not the standard of the universe. I have to accommodate myself to the world, and not the world to me. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
172:We have to conquer the world. That we have to! India must conquer the world, and nothing less than that is my ideal. It may be very big, it may astonish many of you, but it is so. We must conquer the world or die. There is no other alternative. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
173:He is only our Beloved, and we should adore Him devoid all thoughts of fear. A man loves God only when he has no other desire, when he thinks of nothing else and when he is mad after Him. That love which a man has for his beloved can illustrate the love we ought to have for God. ~ Swami Vivekananda?
174:That which differentiates one thing from another is time, space, and causation.

The differentiation is in the form, not in the substance.

You may destroy the form and it disappears for ever; but the substance remains the same. You can never destroy the substance. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
175:It is not that Christ is superior to Allah, not that Allah is everything and Brahma is nothing, but it is the same one whom you call either Brahma or Allah, or Almighty, or by a hundred other names. The names are different but God is one and the same. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
176:Mountain-high though the difficulties appear, terrible and gloomy though all things seem, they are but Maya. Fear not — it is banished. Crush it, and it vanishes. Stamp upon it, and it dies. Be not afraid. Think not how many times you fail. Never mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
177:You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul." ~ Swami Vivekananda, (1863-1902), Indian Hindu monk, Introduced the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world, Wikipedia.,
178:Be content to work, and, above all, be true to yourself. Be pure, staunch, and sincere to the very backbone, and everything will be all right. If you have marked anything in the disciples of Shri Ramakrishna, it is this — they are sincere to the backbone. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
179:God is one the paths to reach him (religions) are many - just as different rivers, originating in different mountains, traverse different paths, flowing straight or crooked, and at last join the ocean. He is the one Lord of all, the one Soul of all souls. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
180:That brain which cannot think high & noble thoughts, which has lost all power of originality, which has lost all vigour, that brain which is always poisoning itself with all sorts of little superstitions passing under the name of religion, we must beware of. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
181:Bhakti can be more easily practiced by persons in every condition of life. Extreme love for God is Bhakti. The great quality of Bhakti is that it cleanses the mind, and the firmly established Bhakti for the Supreme Lord is alone sufficient to purify the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
182:Fire and enthusiasm must be in our blood. I believe we have it. Intellect is great indeed, but it stops within certain bounds. It is through the heart, & the heart alone, that inspiration comes. It is through the feelings that the highest secrets are reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
183:Each one of you has a glorious future if you dare believe me. Have a tremendous faith in yourselves, like the faith I had when I was a child, & which I am working out now. Have that faith, each one of you, in yourself, that eternal power is lodged in every soul ~ Swami Vivekananda,
184:Each one of you has a glorious future if you dare believe me. Have a tremendous faith in yourselves, like the faith I had when I was a child, & which I am working out now. Have that faith, each one of you,in yourself — that eternal power is lodged in every soul ~ Swami Vivekananda,
185:This is the secret of spiritual life: to think that I am the Atman and not the body, and that the whole of this universe with all its relations, with all its good and all its evil, is but as a series of paintings...scenes on a canvas...of which I am the witness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
186:Aug 6 The Divine Mother is the power of all causation. She energizes every cause unmistakably to produce the effect. Her will is the only law, and as She cannot make a mistake, nature's laws--Her will--can never be changed. She is the life of the law of karma, or causation.~ Swami Vivekananda,
187:Oct 23 It is not Bhakti if we worship God with the desire for a son; if we worship with the desire to be rich; it is not Bhakti even if we have a desire for heaven; and with the desire of being saved from the tortures of hell. Bhakti is not the outcome of fear or greediness.~ Swami Vivekananda,
188:My ideal is growth, expansion, development on national lines. I have no words of condemnation for my nation. I tell,"You have done well; only try to do better." Great things have been done in the past in this land, & there is both time & room for greater things to be done yet.~ Swami Vivekananda,
189:Spirituality can never be attained unless all material ideas are given up.. What is in the senses? The senses are all delusion. People wish to retain them [in heaven] even after they are dead — a pair of eyes, a nose. Some imagine they will have more organs than they have now.~ Swami Vivekananda,
190:He is only our Beloved, and we should adore Him devoid all thoughts of fear. A man loves God only when he has no other desire, when he thinks of nothing else and when he is mad after Him. That love which a man has for his beloved can illustrate the love we ought to have for God ~ Swami Vivekananda,
191:Through thousands of years of chiseling & modelling, the lives of the great prophets of yore come down to us; & yet, in my opinion, not one stands so high in brilliance as that life which I saw with my own eyes, at whose feet I have learnt everything —the life of Sri Ramakrishna~ Swami Vivekananda,
192:God is love personified. He is apparent in everything. Everybody is being drawn to Him whether he knows it or not. The God of Love is to be worshiped & when we think Him to be Love Incarnate, seeing Him in all things & all things in Him, it is then that supreme Bhakti is attaine ~ Swami Vivekananda,
193:The internal purification is a task more severe. It consists in speaking the truth, sensing the poor, helping the needy, etc. One who has cleansed both the inner & the outer self is alone capable of Bhakti. But the beauty is that Bhakti itself cleanses the mind to a great extent ~ Swami Vivekananda,
194:You have been changing every moment of your life. You were a child & thought in one way, now you are a man & think another way, again you will be an old man & think differently. Everybody is changing. If so,where is your individuality? Certainly not in the body,mind,or in thought~ Swami Vivekananda,
195:Jul 14 Time is infinite. Go forward: assert yourself again and again, and light must come. You may pray to everyone that was ever born, but who will come to help you? And what of the way of death from which none knows escape? Help thyself out by thyself. None else can help thee, friend.~ Swami Vivekananda,
196:Who cares for your bhakti and mukti? Who cares what your scriptures say? I will go into a thousand hells cheerfully if I can rouse my countrymen, immersed in tamas, to stand on their own feet and be men inspired with the spirit of karma-yoga. I am a follower only of he or she who serves and helps others without caring for his own bhakti and mukti! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
197:Those who have succeeded in attaching or detaching their minds at will have succeeded in Pratyahara, which means gathering towards, checking the outgoing powers of the mind, freeing it from the thralldom of the senses. When we can do this, we shall really possess character; then alone we shall have taken a long step towards freedom. Before that, we are mere machines. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
198:These ideas have to be understood in studying dhyana, or meditation. We hear a sound. First there is the external vibration; second, the nerve motion that carries it to the mind; third, the reaction from the mind, along with which flashes the knowledgeof the object which was the external cause of these different changes, from the ethereal vibrations to the mental reaction.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda, Raja-Yoga, 84,
199:Dana, charity. There is no higher virtue than charity. The lowest man is he whose hand draws in, in receiving; and he is the highest man whose hand goes out in giving. The hand was made to give always. Give the last bit of bread you have even if you are starving. You will be free in a moment if you starve yourself to death by giving to another. Immediately you will be perfect, you will become God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
200:Neither numbers nor powers nor wealth nor learning nor eloquence nor anything else will prevail, but purity, living the life, in one word, anubhuti, realisation. Let there be a dozen such lion-souls in each country, lions who have broken their own bonds, who have touched the Infinite, whose whole soul is gone to Brahman, who care neither for wealth nor power nor fame, and these will be enough to shake the world.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda,
201:In India the mother is the center of the family and our highest ideal. She is to us the representative of God, as God is the mother of the universe. It was a female sage who first found the unity of God, and laid down this doctrine in one of the first hy mns of the Vedas. Our God is both personal and absolute, the absolute is male, the personal, female. And thus it comes that we now say: 'The first manifestation of God is the hand that rocks the cradle'. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
202:Some people are so afraid of losing their individuality. Wouldn't it be better for the pig to lose his pig-individuality if he can become God? Yes. But the poor pig does not think so at the time. Which state is my individuality? When I was a baby sprawling on the floor trying to swallow my thumb? Was that the individuality I should be sorry to lose? Fifty years hence I shall look upon this present state and laugh, just as I now look upon the baby state. Which of these individualities shall I keep? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
203:God is the one goal of all our passions and emotions. If you want to be angry, be angry with Him. Chide your Beloved, chide your Friend. Whom else can you safely chide? Mortal man will not patiently put up with your anger; there will be a reaction. If you are angry with me I am sure quickly to react, because I cannot patiently put up with your anger. Say unto the Beloved, "Why do You not come to me; why do You leave me thus alone?" Where is there any enjoyment but in Him? What enjoyment can there be in little clods of earth? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
204:Those who really want to be yogis must give up, once for all, this nibbling at things. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced. Others are mere talking-machines. If we really want to be blessed and make others blessed, we must go deeper.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda, Raja-Yoga, Pratyahara and Dharana, 73, [T4],
205:Yoga, as Swami Vivekananda has said, may be regarded as a means of compressing one's evolution into a single life or a few years or even a few months of bodily existence. A given system of Yoga, then, can be no more than a selection or a compression, into narrower but more energetic forms of intensity, of the general methods which are already being used loosely, largely, in a leisurely movement, with a profuser apparent waste of material and energy but with a more complete combination by the great Mother in her vast upward labour.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Life and Yoga, [6],
206:  Swami Vivekananda summarised Yoga under four headings, and I do not think that one can improve on that classification. His four are: Gnana, Raja, Bhakti and Hatha, and comprise all divisions that it is desirable to make. As soon as one begins to add such sections as Mantra Yoga, you are adding to without enriching the classification, and once you begin Where are you to stop? But I honestly believe that the excessive simplication given in Eight Lectures on Yoga is a practical advantage. Any given type of Yogas is the work of a lifetime and for that reason alone it is desirable to confine oneself from the beginning to an absolutely simple programme.

  What then is the difference between Yoga and Magick? Magick is extraversion, the discovery of and subsequently the classification of and finally the control of new worlds on new planes. So far as it concerns the development of the mind its object and method are perfectly simple. What is wanted is exaltation. The aim is to identify oneself with the highest essence of whatever world is under consideration. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears, 1.83 - Epistola Ultima,
207:
   An Informal Integral Canon: Selected books on Integral Science, Philosophy and the Integral Transformation
   Sri Aurobindo - The Life Divine
   Sri Aurobindo - The Synthesis of Yoga
   Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - The Phenomenon of Man
   Jean Gebser - The Ever-Present Origin
   Edward Haskell - Full Circle - The Moral Force of Unified Science
   Oliver L. Reiser - Cosmic Humanism and World Unity
   Christopher Hills - Nuclear Evolution: Discovery of the Rainbow Body
   The Mother - Mother's Agenda
   Erich Jantsch - The Self-Organizing Universe - Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution
   T. R. Thulasiram - Arut Perum Jyothi and Deathless Body
   Kees Zoeteman - Gaiasophy
   Ken Wilber - Sex Ecology Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution
   Don Edward Beck - Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership, and Change
   Kundan Singh - The Evolution of Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramakrishna, and Swami Vivekananda
   Sean Esbjorn-Hargens - Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World
   ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper,
208:SECTION 1. Books for Serious Study
   Liber CCXX. (Liber AL vel Legis.) The Book of the Law. This book is the foundation of the New Æon, and thus of the whole of our work.
   The Equinox. The standard Work of Reference in all occult matters. The Encyclopaedia of Initiation.
   Liber ABA (Book 4). A general account in elementary terms of magical and mystical powers. In four parts: (1) Mysticism (2) Magical (Elementary Theory) (3) Magick in Theory and Practice (this book) (4) The Law.
   Liber II. The Message of the Master Therion. Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner.
   Liber DCCCXXXVIII. The Law of Liberty. A further explanation of The Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems.
   Collected Works of A. Crowley. These works contain many mystical and magical secrets, both stated clearly in prose, and woven into the Robe of sublimest poesy.
   The Yi King. (S. B. E. Series [vol. XVI], Oxford University Press.) The "Classic of Changes"; give the initiated Chinese system of Magick.
   The Tao Teh King. (S. B. E. Series [vol. XXXIX].) Gives the initiated Chinese system of Mysticism.
   Tannhäuser, by A. Crowley. An allegorical drama concerning the Progress of the Soul; the Tannhäuser story slightly remodelled.
   The Upanishads. (S. B. E. Series [vols. I & XV.) The Classical Basis of Vedantism, the best-known form of Hindu Mysticism.
   The Bhagavad-gita. A dialogue in which Krishna, the Hindu "Christ", expounds a system of Attainment.
   The Voice of the Silence, by H.P. Blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by Frater O.M. Frater O.M., 7°=48, is the most learned of all the Brethren of the Order; he has given eighteen years to the study of this masterpiece.
   Raja-Yoga, by Swami Vivekananda. An excellent elementary study of Hindu mysticism. His Bhakti-Yoga is also good.
   The Shiva Samhita. An account of various physical means of assisting the discipline of initiation. A famous Hindu treatise on certain physical practices.
   The Hathayoga Pradipika. Similar to the Shiva Samhita.
   The Aphorisms of Patanjali. A valuable collection of precepts pertaining to mystical attainment.
   The Sword of Song. A study of Christian theology and ethics, with a statement and solution of the deepest philosophical problems. Also contains the best account extant of Buddhism, compared with modern science.
   The Book of the Dead. A collection of Egyptian magical rituals.
   Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, by Eliphas Levi. The best general textbook of magical theory and practice for beginners. Written in an easy popular style.
   The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. The best exoteric account of the Great Work, with careful instructions in procedure. This Book influenced and helped the Master Therion more than any other.
   The Goetia. The most intelligible of all the mediæval rituals of Evocation. Contains also the favourite Invocation of the Master Therion.
   Erdmann's History of Philosophy. A compendious account of philosophy from the earliest times. Most valuable as a general education of the mind.
   The Spiritual Guide of [Miguel de] Molinos. A simple manual of Christian Mysticism.
   The Star in the West. (Captain Fuller). An introduction to the study of the Works of Aleister Crowley.
   The Dhammapada. (S. B. E. Series [vol. X], Oxford University Press). The best of the Buddhist classics.
   The Questions of King Milinda. (S. B. E. Series [vols. XXXV & XXXVI].) Technical points of Buddhist dogma, illustrated bydialogues.
   Liber 777 vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticæ Viæ Explicandæ, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicam Sanctissimorum Scientiæ Summæ. A complete Dictionary of the Correspondences of all magical elements, reprinted with extensive additions, making it the only standard comprehensive book of reference ever published. It is to the language of Occultism what Webster or Murray is to the English language.
   Varieties of Religious Experience (William James). Valuable as showing the uniformity of mystical attainment.
   Kabbala Denudata, von Rosenroth: also The Kabbalah Unveiled, by S.L. Mathers. The text of the Qabalah, with commentary. A good elementary introduction to the subject.
   Konx Om Pax [by Aleister Crowley]. Four invaluable treatises and a preface on Mysticism and Magick.
   The Pistis Sophia [translated by G.R.S. Mead or Violet McDermot]. An admirable introduction to the study of Gnosticism.
   The Oracles of Zoroaster [Chaldæan Oracles]. An invaluable collection of precepts mystical and magical.
   The Dream of Scipio, by Cicero. Excellent for its Vision and its Philosophy.
   The Golden Verses of Pythagoras, by Fabre d'Olivet. An interesting study of the exoteric doctrines of this Master.
   The Divine Pymander, by Hermes Trismegistus. Invaluable as bearing on the Gnostic Philosophy.
   The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians, reprint of Franz Hartmann. An invaluable compendium.
   Scrutinium Chymicum [Atalanta Fugiens]¸ by Michael Maier. One of the best treatises on alchemy.
   Science and the Infinite, by Sidney Klein. One of the best essays written in recent years.
   Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus [A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus &c. &c. &c.], by Richard Payne Knight [and Thomas Wright]. Invaluable to all students.
   The Golden Bough, by J.G. Frazer. The textbook of Folk Lore. Invaluable to all students.
   The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine. Excellent, though elementary, as a corrective to superstition.
   Rivers of Life, by General Forlong. An invaluable textbook of old systems of initiation.
   Three Dialogues, by Bishop Berkeley. The Classic of Subjective Idealism.
   Essays of David Hume. The Classic of Academic Scepticism.
   First Principles by Herbert Spencer. The Classic of Agnosticism.
   Prolegomena [to any future Metaphysics], by Immanuel Kant. The best introduction to Metaphysics.
   The Canon [by William Stirling]. The best textbook of Applied Qabalah.
   The Fourth Dimension, by [Charles] H. Hinton. The best essay on the subject.
   The Essays of Thomas Henry Huxley. Masterpieces of philosophy, as of prose.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Appendix I: Literature Recommended to Aspirants

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Only man makes Karma. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
2:Charity never faileth. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
3:Everybody is changing. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
4:Have faith. We will do ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
5:Cowardice is no virtue. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
6:Everything has a cause. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
7:Charity opens the heart. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
8:We are all born cowards. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
9:Religion is not in fault. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
10:We are the living devils. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
11:Have faith in your destiny ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
12:Bullies are always cowards. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
13:Motion is the sign of life. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
14:All change is in the screen. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
15:Change is always subjective. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
16:Man is not mind, he is soul. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
17:Renunciation is of the mind. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
18:The body cannot be the soul. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
19:Man is greater than the gods. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
20:Renunciation is in our blood. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
21:As thou thinkest, so art thou. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
22:Holiness sincerity, and faith. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
23:Perfection is always infinite. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
24:The earth is enjoyed by heroes ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
25:The ignorant man never enjoys. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
26:The sign of death is weakness. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
27:The Yogi must always practice. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
28:This world is not for cowards. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
29:All real progress must be slow. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
30:Say it with pride we are Hindus ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
31:The Absolute cannot be divided. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
32:True progress is slow but sure. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
33:We must get out of materialism. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
34:We shall progress inch by inch. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
35:Each soul is potentially divine. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
36:No freedom without renunciation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
37:Service to man is service to god ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
38:The body and mind are dependent. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
39:There is no end to renunciation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
40:A changeable God would be no God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
41:Change is inherent in every form. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
42:Do not run away, it is cowardice. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
43:God is pure, and the same to all. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
44:No effect of work can be eternal. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
45:The real work is in the practice. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
46:Change can only be in the limited. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
47:He who conquers self conquers all. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
48:March on, the Lord is our General. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
49:Perfection can be had by everybody. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
50:Practice makes us what we shall be. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
51:The best guide in life is strength. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
52:All is bound by the law of causation ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
53:Move onward and carry into practice. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
54:Out of Mahat comes universal egoism. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
55:Strength is life, Weakness is death. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
56:The moment you fear, you are nobody. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
57:This rascal ego must be obliterated. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
58:All law has its essence in causation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
59:Every change is being forced upon us. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
60:It is the want that creates the body. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
61:Man is a degeneration of what he was. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
62:The Absolute can never be thought of. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
63:The coward is an object to be pitied. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
64:The perfect man sees nothing but God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
65:They alone live, who live for others. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
66:We are what our thoughts have made us ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
67:We must patiently practice every day. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
68:Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
69:Whatever you think, that you will be. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
70:You gain nothing by becoming cowards. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
71:A point of rest alone explains motion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
72:Business is business, no child's play. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
73:Egotism, pride, etc. must be given up. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
74:Ignorance is death, Knowledge is life. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
75:Infinite strength is religion and God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
76:Superhuman power is not strong enough. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
77:There is salvation only for the brave. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
78:We have to practice to become perfect. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
79:As the cause is, so the effect will be. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
80:Experience is the only teacher we have. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
81:Give everything and look for no return. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
82:Hinduism is the mother of all religions ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
83:Hindus believe Buddha to be an Avatara. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
84:It is faith that makes a lion of a man. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
85:Man is the nearest approach to Brahman. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
86:The idol is the expression of religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
87:The real man is the one Unit Existence. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
88:The road to salvation is through truth. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
89:They aimless halt, who halt for others. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
90:You are the creator of your own destiny ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
91:All power is His and within His command. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
92:Body is the name of a series of changes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
93:Music alone can take you to the Highest! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
94:Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
95:... oneness is the secret to everything. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
96:Religion in India culminates in freedom. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
97:Spirituality is the science of the Soul. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
98:The sign of life is strength and growth. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
99:What is this universe but name and form? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
100:Above all, India is the land of religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
101:All misery and pain come from attachment. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
102:All progression is in the relative world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
103:Differentiation is in name and form only. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
104:Om is the greatest, meaning the Absolute. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
105:Perfection can never be attained by work. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
106:The law of Karma is the law of causation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
107:This is the great fact: strength is life. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
108:Alcohol is not the answer to all questions ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
109:If superstition enters, the brain is gone. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
110:Meditate upon the Om that is in the heart. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
111:Poetry and philosophy will become friends. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
112:The greatest sin is to think yourself weak ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
113:There is no virtue higher than non-injury. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
114:The test of Ahimsa is absence of jealousy. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
115:The whole point is to discipline the mind. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
116:To weep is a sign of weakness, of bondage. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
117:Be strong! Don't talk of ghosts and devils. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
118:Brave, bold people, these are what we want. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
119:Every step I take in light is mine forever. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
120:Man is the greatest being that ever can be. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
121:The Absolute does not change, or re-evolve. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
122:The power of purity-it is a definite power. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
123:Is God to blame for what I myself have done? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
124:Life in this world is an attempt to see God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
125:Make no conditions and none will be imposed. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
126:There cannot be friendship without equality. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
127:There is no other teacher but your own soul. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
128:Change is the nature of all objective things. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
129:Let the end and the means be joined into one. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
130:The body is our enemy, and yet is our friend. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
131:Thoughts are living things - they travel far. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
132:Unity in variety is the plan of the universe. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
133:You yourselves are the Being you are seeking. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
134:Everything is ended if you forgive and forget. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
135:It is the Prana that is manifesting as motion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
136:Let us blame none, let us blame our own Karma. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
137:Let us not depend upon the world for pleasure. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
138:There is no end to the power a man can obtain. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
139:This life is a tremendous assertion of freedom ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
140:What power is higher than the power of purity? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
141:Attachment comes only where we expect a return. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
142:In one word, this ideal is that you are divine. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
143:It is practice first, and knowledge afterwards. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
144:Man cannot live upon words, however he may try. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
145:Marriage is an institution very safely guarded. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
146:Science and religion will meet and shake hands. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
147:Siva, O Siva, carry my boat to the other shore! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
148:All the powers in the universe are already ours. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
149:Dependence is misery. Independence is happiness. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
150:Man will have to go beyond intellect in the end. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
151:Matter is motion outside, mind is motion inside. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
152:Not one is constant, but everything is changing. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
153:One link in a chain explains the infinite chain. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
154:We know there is no progress in a straight line. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
155:Who shall make me perfect? I am perfect already. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
156:You must all pay attention to your health first. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
157:Bodies come and go, but the soul does not change. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
158:Man the infinite dreamer, dreaming finite dreams! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
159:Not one atom can rest until it finds its freedom. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
160:Salvation never will come through hope of reward. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
161:The Absolute is the material of both God and man. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
162:The Hindus progressed in the subjective sciences. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
163:There is nothing so high as renunciation of self. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
164:The subtle are the causes, the gross the effects. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
165:And what causes fear? Ignorance of our own nature. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
166:Every time you meditate you will keep your growth. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
167:In everything we do, the serpent ego is rising up. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
168:It is a constant change. Not one body is constant. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
169:Man in his true nature is substance, soul, spirit. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
170:Marriage and sex and money the only living devils. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
171:My bones are destined to make corals in the Ganga. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
172:Never even attempt to disturb anyone's tendencies. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
173:No one is to blame for our miseries but ourselves. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
174:Only those who want nothing are masters of Nature. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
175:Out of purity and silence comes the word of power. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
176:The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
177:The happiest is the man who is not at all selfish. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
178:Thirst after body is the great bane of human life. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
179:Through the senses, anger comes, and sorrow comes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
180:To see God is the one goal. Power is not the goal. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
181:Where no bondage is, there is no cause and effect. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
182:Avoid all mystery. There is no mystery in religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
183:Do not look back upon what has been done. Go Ahead. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
184:External nature is only internal nature writ large. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
185:In the world take always the position of the giver. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
186:Man is born to conquer nature and not to follow it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
187:Man is the apex of the only world we can ever know. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
188:No two persons have the same mind or the same body. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
189:The seeker's silence is the loudest form of prayer. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
190:What we want is progress, development, realisation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
191:Worship of society and popular opinion is idolatry. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
192:Change of the unchangeable would be a contradiction. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
193:Man dies but once. My disciples must not be cowards. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
194:Man is really free, the real man cannot but be free. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
195:Neither object nor time off, put up with what comes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
196:Religion lies in being and becoming, in realization. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
197:Remember the only sign of life is motion and growth. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
198:Self-love is the first teacher of self-renunciation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
199:The world has not gone one step beyond idolatry yet. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
200:The world sympathizes only with strong and powerful. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
201:Whom anger chains, can ever pass thro' Maya's gates. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
202:Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
203:Be strong, get beyond all superstitions, and be free. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
204:Despondency is not religion, whatever else it may be. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
205:Everything is present in its cause, in its fine form. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
206:He who struggles is better than he who never attempts ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
207:If I am immune against all anger, I never feel angry. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
208:If one has got power, one must manifest it in action. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
209:Immediately you will be perfect, you will become God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
210:It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
211:Losing faith in one's self means losing faith in God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
212:Purity, perseverance, and energy- these three I want. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
213:The idea of perfect womanhood is perfect independence ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
214:The infinite library of the Universe is in your mind. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
215:The soul has neither sex, nor caste nor imperfection. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
216:Two things control man's character; Strength and Pity ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
217:We never change, we never die, and we are never born. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
218:A form comes out of a combination of force and matter. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
219:Be strong, my young friends; that is my advice to you. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
220:None deserves liberty who is not ready to give liberty ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
221:One who leans on others cannot serve the God of Truth. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
222:We do not depend upon any external help in meditation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
223:Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
224:Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
225:See Christ, then you are a Christian; all else is talk. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
226:The apparent man is only a limitation of that Real Man. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
227:The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
228:Turn thy gaze inward, wherein resides the Supreme Self. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
229:Body is an unreal dream, and we think we are all bodies. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
230:Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
231:Holy meditation helps to burn out all mental impurities. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
232:If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
233:In art, interest must be centred on the principal theme. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
234:Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. . ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
235:Only by practice and non-attachment can we conquer mind. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
236:Renunciation is the very basis upon which ethics stands. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
237:Superstition is great enemy of man but bigotry is worse. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
238:The sky never changes: it is the cloud that is changing. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
239:To be good and to do good-that is the whole of religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
240:You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
241:Infinite perfection is in every man, though unmanifested. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
242:Please everyone without becoming a hypocrite or a coward. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
243:The more power there is, the more bondage, the more fear. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
244:Everything that has form must have a beginning and an end. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
245:Perfection is not to be attained, it is already within us. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
246:The only test of goods things is that they make us strong. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
247:The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
248:Weakness is constant strain and misery: weakness is death. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
249:For one thing we may be grateful: this life is not eternal. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
250:He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
251:Know full well that patience is the best means of succeeds. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
252:Let us give out of our own bounty, just as God gives to us. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
253:Love for yourselves means [in the end] love for everything. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
254:One ounce of practice is worth a thousand pounds of theory. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
255:Renunciation means that none can serve both God and Mammon. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
256:The benefits of knowledge can only be realized in practice. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
257:The waters of the Ganga are roaring among his matted locks. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
258:You know the disease, you know the remedy, only have faith. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
259:All want power, but few will wait to gain it for themselves. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
260:Blame nobody else, do not commit the mistake of the ignorant. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
261:Body is the name of a stream of matter continuously changing. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
262:Even the least work done for others awakens the power within. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
263:It is fear that is the greatest cause of misery in the world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
264:Language is the chief means and index of a nation's progress. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
265:Man is the epitome of all things and all knowledge is in him. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
266:Religion is the one and sole interest of the people of India. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
267:Religion is the peculiarity of the growth of the Indian mind. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
268:The development of man is a return to an original perfection. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
269:The world cares little for principles. They care for persons. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
270:Why should a Man be Moral? Because this strengthens his will. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
271:Doing good to others is the
272:Work hard, be steady, and have faith in the Lord. Set to work. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
273:May the shadow of the Almighty ever rest on all those you love. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
274:Space-time-causation, or name-and-form, is what is called Maya. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
275:The idea of God grew side by side with the idea of materialism. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
276:The Impersonal God seen through the mists of sense is personal. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
277:We do not progress from error to truth, but from truth to truth ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
278:When death is so certain, it is better to die for a good cause. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
279:Accumulate power in silence and become a dynamo of spirituality. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
280:Build up your health. Do not dwell in silence upon your sorrows. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
281:Everything is fraught with fear: Renunciation alone is fearless. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
282:Everything is the living God, the living Christ; see it as such. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
283:He whose book of the heart has been opened needs no other books. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
284:He who wants to become a Bhakta must be strong, must be healthy. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
285:Highest love for God can never be achieved without renunciation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
286:Never are we nearer the Light than when the darkness is deepest. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
287:Religion, in India, means realisation and nothing short of that. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
288:Compared to the coward that never made the attempt, he is a hero. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
289:External motion we call action; internal motion is human thought. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
290:I am indebted to my mother for the efflorescence of my knowledge. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
291:In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
292:Man cannot always think of matter, however pleasurable it may be. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
293:Om is the pointed piece and Dhy√¢na (meditation) is the friction. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
294:The effect is delusion, and therefore the cause must be delusion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
295:Ch√¢rv√¢kas, a very ancient sect in India, were rank materialists. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
296:If the poor boy cannot come to education, education must go to him ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
297:In this body, He resides, the Lord of souls and the King of kings. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
298:Never lose faith in yourself; you can do anything in the universe. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
299:No more materialism, no more this egoism, I must become spiritual. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
300:Strength and manliness are virtue; weakness and cowardice are sin. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
301:This is no world. It is God Himself. In delusion we call it world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
302:When the forces that hold it together go away, the body must fall. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
303:All growth, progress, well - being, or degradation is but relative. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
304:As long as we require someone else to make us happy, we are slaves. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
305:Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
306:Live for an ideal and leave no place in the mind for anything else. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
307:Man never dies, nor is he ever born; bodies die, but he never dies. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
308:The Church tries to fit Christ into it, not the Church into Christ. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
309:The progress of the world means more enjoyment and more misery too. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
310:There is no such thing as "righteous" anger or justifiable killing. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
311:To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
312:. . . Wait, my child, wait and work on. Patience, patience. . . . . ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
313:We have wept enough. No more weeping, but stand on feet and be men. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
314:Changes in the universe are not in the Absolute; they are in nature. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
315:Everything that you do under compulsion goes to build up attachment. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
316:Man is the highest being in creation, because he attains to freedom. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
317:May the Lord ordain that your son becomes a man, and never a coward! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
318:Nothing else is necessary but these - love, sincerity, and patience. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
319:This perfection must come through the practice of holiness and love. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
320:You must be fearless. It is the coward who fears and defends himself ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
321:Art is - representing the beautiful. There must be Art in everything. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
322:Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
323:Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
324:I am teaching you now about it, but how many of you will practice it? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
325:If the mind is pleased with praise, it will be displeased with blame. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
326:It is only by doing good to others that one attains to one's own good ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
327:Man is the highest being that exists, and this is the greatest world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
328:No better commentary on the Vedas has been written or can be written. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
329:The sea calm is the Absolute; the same sea in waves is Divine Mother. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
330:We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
331:Whatever had form or shape must be limited, and could not be eternal. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
332:While real perfection is only one, relative perfections must be many. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
333:Each man is divine. Each man that you see is a God by his very nature. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
334:Faith is not belief, it is the grasp on the Ultimate, an illumination. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
335:First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
336:First of all, our young must be strong. Religion will come afterwards. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
337:On this basic - being right and doing right the whole world can unite. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
338:Out of this idea of separation between atom and atom comes all misery. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
339:That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
340:The Absolute cannot be worshipped, so we must worship a manifestation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
341:The essence of our Faith consists simply in this freedom of the Ishta. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
342:The mind has to be gradually and systematically brought under control. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
343:To me the thought of oneself as low and humble is a sin and ignorance. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
344:Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
345:External practices have value only as helps to develop internal purity. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
346:It is nature that is changing, not the soul of man. This never changes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
347:Materialism and all its miseries can never be conquered by materialism. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
348:Self-sacrifice, not self-assertion, is the law of the highest universe. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
349:That which is selfish is immoral, and that which is unselfish is moral. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
350:There is no salvation for man until he sees God, realises his own soul. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
351:They only live, who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
352:When I asked God for strength, He gave me difficult situations to face. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
353:High achievements in art, music, etc., are the results of concentration. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
354:I do not call it religion so long as it is confined to books and dogmas. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
355:Principles must conquer in the long run, for that is the manhood of man. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
356:The happiest moments we ever know are when we entirely forget ourselves. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
357:The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
358:What is meant by cause? Cause is the fine state of the manifested state. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
359:BY the study of different RELIGIONS we find that in essence they are one. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
360:Even our smallest attempts are not in vain. We know that nothing is lost. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
361:Every artist paints his Madonna according to his own pre-conceived ideas. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
362:I am neither the mind, nor the intellect, nor the ego, nor the mind-stuff ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
363:My children, the secret of religion lies not in theories but in practice. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
364:Nobody has a right now to say that the Hindus are not liberal to a fault. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
365:Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
366:There is implanted in every man, naturally, a strong desire for progress. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
367:The test of progress is the amount of renunciation that one has attained. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
368:To cowards what advice shall I offer? - nothing whatsoever have I to say. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
369:Accumulation of power is as necessary as its diffusion, or rather more so. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
370:Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
371:Be an atheist if you want, but do not believe in anything unquestioningly. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
372:Have faith in yourself, all power is in you, be conscious and bring it out ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
373:Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mother of great deeds. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
374:Law is death. The more of the law in a country, the worse for the country. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
375:Our religion teaches that anger is a great sin, even if it is "righteous". ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
376:Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition. Face the truth as it is! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
377:The Absolute and the Infinite can become this universe only by limitation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
378:The cause of today is the effect of the past and the cause for the future. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
379:The Pariahs, our fellow beings, ought to be educated by the higher castes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
380:This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
381:Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
382:You will be nearer to Heaven through foot ball than through study of Gita. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
383:All forms are transitory, that is why all religions say, "God has no form". ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
384:All motion, either in the body or anywhere else, is the work of this Prana. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
385:Do not say, ‘You are bad’; say only, ‘You are good’, but be better! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
386:Everything that occupies space has form. The formless can only be infinite. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
387:Good and evil thoughts are each a potent power, and they fill the universe. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
388:Man's experience in the world is to enable him to get out of its whirlpool. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
389:Meditation is the means of unification of the subject and object. Meditate. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
390:Realize all this as illusion, realize that within the illusion is the Real. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
391:Take Risks in Your Life If you Win, U Can Lead! If You Lose, You can Guide! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
392:The body is mortal and the mind is mortal; both, being compounds, must die. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
393:The first sign of your becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
394:Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
395:When I asked God for Brains and Brawn, He gave me Puzzles in life to Solve. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
396:Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
397:Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
398:Man is the product of two forces, action and reaction, which make him think. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
399:Music is the highest art and to those who understand, is the highest worship ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
400:The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
401:There is but one temple - the body. It is the only temple that ever existed. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
402:Until we realise ourselves as the Absolute, we cannot attain to deliverance. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
403:Expansion is life. Love is expansion. Love is therefore the only law of life. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
404:Man always is perfect, or he never could become so; but he had to realise it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
405:May blessings and happiness attend every step of your progress in this world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
406:Not believing in the glory of our own soul is what the Vedanta calls atheism. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
407:Religion in India must be made as free and as easy of access as is God's air. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
408:The present is determined by our past actions, and the future by the present. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
409:Your way is the best for you, but that is no sign it is the best for another. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
410:A wave in the ocean is a wave, only in so far as it is bound by name and form. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
411:If you are pure, if you are strong, you, one man are equal to the whole world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
412:Philosophy insists that there is a joy which is absolute, which never changes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
413:The power of concentration is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
414:To believe that mind is all, that thought is all is only a higher materialism. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
415:When we suffer, it is because of our own acts; God is not to be blamed for it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
416:You have no more anger when you are all love, bliss, infinite existence. . . . ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
417:Everything, both mental and physical, is rigidly bound by the law of causation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
418:If you can get absolutely still for just one moment, you have reached the goal. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
419:I hate cowardice; I will have nothing to do with cowards or political nonsense. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
420:It is not God's fault. It is our fault that we suffer. Whatever we sow we reap. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
421:It is the hero alone, not the coward, who has liberation within his easy reach. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
422:No cowardice, no sin, no crime, no weakness - the rest will come of itself. . . ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
423:The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
424:The world has seen thousands of prophets, and the world has yet to see millions ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
425:Through the grace of the Almighty Power, it is sure to manifest itself in time. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
426:To work with undaunted energy! What fear! Who is powerful enough to thwart you. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
427:Unselfishness is more paying, only people have not the patience to practice it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
428:We must have life building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
429:All the superior religions had their growth between the Ganga and the Euphrates. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
430:Give me few men and women who are pure and selfless and I shall shake the world. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
431:Paris is the fountain-head of European civilisation, as Gomukhi is of the Ganga. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
432:So long as we perceive this world in motion, we have to conceive will behind it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
433:The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
434:There is no help for you, outside yourself; You are the creator of the universe. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
435:The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
436:The wave is the same thing as the water, the effect is the cause in another form ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
437:Books cannot teach God, but they can destroy ignorance; their action is negative. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
438:Do you think there is any other means of achieving progress except through Rajas? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
439:Each nation has a theme: everything else is secondary. India's theme is religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
440:He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
441:Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
442:Real freedom is not merely doing what you like, but also NOT doing what you like. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
443:The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
444:We first observe facts, then generalise, and then draw conclusions or principles. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
445:You never hear of a mother cursing the child; she is forgiving, always forgiving. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
446:All the work you do, is done for your own salvation, is done for your own benefit. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
447:Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
448:Everything must be sacrificed, if necessary, for that one sentiment: universality. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
449:Love and charity for the whole human race, that is the test of true religiousness. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
450:Shri Krishna says: "Better die in your own path than attempt the path of another." ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
451:So long as you have faith in your Guru, nothing will be able to obstruct your way. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
452:There is no good in store so long as malice and jealousy and egotism will prevail. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
453:The Upanishads do not reveal the life of any teacher, but simply teach principles. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
454:Those who die, merely suffering the woes of life like cats and dogs, are they men? ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
455:We have none of us seen a form which had not a beginning and will not have an end. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
456:According to the Hindu way of thinking, marriage is rather a duty than a privilege. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
457:Each man has a mission in life, which is the result of all his infinite past Karma. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
458:How to transcend the senses without disturbing the health is what we want to learn. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
459:Man is the best mirror, and the purer the man, the more clearly he can reflect God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
460:Man's free agency is not of the mind, for that is bound. There is no freedom there. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
461:Put God behind everything-human beings, animals, food, and work. Make this a habit. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
462:Satisfied is no test of truth. Actuality is steadily far from idiosyncratic secure. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
463:The Buddha is not a person but a (state of) realization to which anyone can attain. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
464:We are the sons of Light and children of God. Glory unto the Lord, we will succeed. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
465:YOU know, I may have to be born again, you see, I have fallen in love with mankind. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
466:Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
467:Do not disturb the faith of any. . . Our duty is not to disturb the faith of others. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
468:Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
469:Neither idealists nor materialists are right; we must take both idea and expression. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
470:Nothing can be produced without a cause, and the effect is but the cause reproduced. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
471:The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
472:The less the thought of the body, the better. For it is the body that drags us down. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
473:The progress and civilisation of the human race simply mean controlling this nature. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
474:We can have no conception of God higher than man, so our God is man, and man is God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
475:What makes a man stand up and work? Strength. Strength is goodness, weakness is sin. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
476:When the body is still healthy and diseaseless, When old age has not yet attacked it ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
477:All motion in this universe is in the form of waves, successively rising and falling. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
478:First get rid of the delusion "I am the body," then only will we want real knowledge. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
479:Hindus believe in God positively. Buddhism does not try to know whether He is or not. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
480:Man as Atman is really free; as man he is bound, changed by every physical condition. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
481:Praise and blame, good and bad, even heat and cold, must be equally acceptable to us. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
482:Real love is love for love's sake. I do not ask health or money or life or salvation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
483:It is the duty of every person to contribute in the development and progress of India. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
484:It will be a great pity if any feeling of jealousy or egotism gain ground amongst you. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
485:Persevere on, my brave lads, We have only just begun. Never despond! Never say enough! ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
486:The Bhakta (devotee) renounces all little loves for the almighty and omnipresent love. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
487:The Indian mind is first religious, then anything else. So this is to be strengthened. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
488:We have seen that our vigour, our strength, nay, our national life is in our religion. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
489:Whenever power is used for evil, it becomes diabolical; it must be used for good only. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
490:Ahimsa (non-killing), truthfulness, purity, mercy, and godliness are always to be kept. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
491:Have faith in yourselves, be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
492:I have long given up the idea of a little house on the Ganges, as I have not the money. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
493:My countrymen should have nerves of steel, muscles of iron, and minds like thunderbolt. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
494:The body is subject to the law of growth and decay, what grows must of necessity decay. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
495:The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
496:The mistake is that we cling to the body when it is the spirit that is really immortal. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
497:These births and deaths are changes in nature which we are mistaking for changes in us. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
498:This earth is higher than all the heavens; this is the greatest school in the universe. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
499:You must keep a strict eye on your health; let everything else be subordinated to that. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
500:Give up bondage; become a son, be free, and then you can "see the Father", as did Jesus. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove

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1:They come and go ~ Swami Vivekananda,
2:Serve man Serve god ~ Swami Vivekananda,
3:Only man makes Karma. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
4:Unselfishness is God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
5:Charity never faileth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
6:Everybody is changing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
7:Have faith. We will do ~ Swami Vivekananda,
8:Your country requires ~ Swami Vivekananda,
9:Cowardice is no virtue. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
10:Everything has a cause. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
11:Charity opens the heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
12:Life is itself religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
13:We are all born cowards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
14:Religion is not in fault. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
15:We are the living devils. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
16:You cannot die nor can I. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
17:Have faith in your destiny ~ Swami Vivekananda,
18:Bullies are always cowards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
19:It is daylight for him. ... ~ Swami Vivekananda,
20:Motion is the sign of life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
21:We see the world as we are. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
22:All change is in the screen. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
23:Change is always subjective. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
24:Heroes only enjoy the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
25:Man is not mind, he is soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
26:Renunciation is of the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
27:The body cannot be the soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
28:Works (Golden Deer Classics) ~ Swami Vivekananda,
29:Man is greater than the gods. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
30:Renunciation is in our blood. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
31:Stand up, be bold, be strong. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
32:1/ The brave are always moral. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
33:As thou thinkest, so art thou. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
34:Holiness sincerity, and faith. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
35:Perfection is always infinite. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
36:struggle is the life of sucess ~ Swami Vivekananda,
37:The earth is enjoyed by heroes ~ Swami Vivekananda,
38:The ignorant man never enjoys. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
39:The sign of death is weakness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
40:The Yogi must always practice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
41:This world is not for cowards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
42:All real progress must be slow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
43:It is our desire that binds us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
44:puts the cart before the horse. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
45:Say it with pride we are Hindus ~ Swami Vivekananda,
46:The Absolute cannot be divided. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
47:the doctrine of non-attachment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
48:True progress is slow but sure. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
49:We must get out of materialism. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
50:We shall progress inch by inch. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
51:Each nation has an identity and ~ Swami Vivekananda,
52:Each soul is potentially divine. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
53:No freedom without renunciation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
54:Service to man is service to god ~ Swami Vivekananda,
55:The body and mind are dependent. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
56:There is no end to renunciation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
57:A changeable God would be no God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
58:Change is inherent in every form. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
59:Do not run away, it is cowardice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
60:Freedom is to lose all illusions. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
61:God is pure, and the same to all. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
62:He has seen the glory of the Self ~ Swami Vivekananda,
63:Knowing this, stand up and fight! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
64:No effect of work can be eternal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
65:The real work is in the practice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
66:Change can only be in the limited. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
67:Condemnation accomplishes nothing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
68:He who conquers self conquers all. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
69:March on, the Lord is our General. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
70:inequality without implicating God? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
71:Perfection can be had by everybody. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
72:Practice makes us what we shall be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
73:strength is life,weakness is death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
74:The best guide in life is strength. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
75:All is bound by the law of causation ~ Swami Vivekananda,
76:Begging is not the language of love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
77:Knowledge alone can make us perfect. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
78:Move onward and carry into practice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
79:Out of Mahat comes universal egoism. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
80:Strength is Life, Weakness is death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
81:Strength is life, Weakness is death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
82:The moment you fear, you are nobody. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
83:This rascal ego must be obliterated. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
84:All law has its essence in causation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
85:Every change is being forced upon us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
86:It is the want that creates the body. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
87:Man is a degeneration of what he was. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
88:Strength is Life, Weakness is Death". ~ Swami Vivekananda,
89:The Absolute can never be thought of. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
90:The coward is an object to be pitied. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
91:The perfect man sees nothing but God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
92:They alone live, who live for others. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
93:We are what our thoughts have made us ~ Swami Vivekananda,
94:We must patiently practice every day. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
95:Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
96:Whatever you think, that you will be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
97:You gain nothing by becoming cowards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
98:A point of rest alone explains motion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
99:Business is business, no child's play. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
100:Egotism, pride, etc. must be given up. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
101:Ignorance is death, Knowledge is life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
102:Ignorance is death, knowledge is life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
103:Infinite strength is religion and God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
104:Neither seek nor avoid,take what comes ~ Swami Vivekananda,
105:Strength is goodness, weakness is sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
106:Superhuman power is not strong enough. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
107:There is salvation only for the brave. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
108:We have to practice to become perfect. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
109:As the cause is, so the effect will be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
110:Be a hero and always say I have no fear ~ Swami Vivekananda,
111:Even the faults of a Guru must be told. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
112:Every great achievement is done slowly. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
113:Experience is the only teacher we have. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
114:Give everything and look for no return. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
115:Hinduism is the mother of all religions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
116:Hindus believe Buddha to be an Avatara. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
117:If we are pure, we cannot see impurity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
118:It is faith that makes a lion of a man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
119:Man is the nearest approach to Brahman. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
120:...oneness is the secret to everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
121:Strength is Life,
Weakness is Death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
122:The idol is the expression of religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
123:The real man is the one Unit Existence. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
124:The road to salvation is through truth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
125:They aimless halt, who halt for others. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
126:You are the creator of your own destiny ~ Swami Vivekananda,
127:All power is His and within His command. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
128:Body is the name of a series of changes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
129:Free thyself from the mighty attraction- ~ Swami Vivekananda,
130:Music alone can take you to the Highest! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
131:Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
132:Religion in India culminates in freedom. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
133:Spirituality is the science of the Soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
134:There is only one sin. That is weakness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
135:The sign of life is strength and growth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
136:Truth requires no prop to make it stand. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
137:What is this universe but name and form? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
138:Above all, India is the land of religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
139:All misery and pain come from attachment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
140:All progression is in the relative world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
141:All weakness, all bondage is imagination. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
142:Differentiation is in name and form only. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
143:Liberty is the first condition of growth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
144:Om is the greatest, meaning the Absolute. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
145:Perfection can never be attained by work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
146:sentimentalism, nor anything that belongs ~ Swami Vivekananda,
147:The law of Karma is the law of causation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
148:This is the great fact: strength is life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
149:We must always remember that God is Love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
150:Alcohol is not the answer to all questions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
151:He jests at scars that never felt a wound. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
152:If superstition enters, the brain is gone. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
153:If the poor boy cannot come to education, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
154:Meditate upon the Om that is in the heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
155:Poetry and philosophy will become friends. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
156:The greatest sin is to think yourself weak ~ Swami Vivekananda,
157:There is no virtue higher than non-injury. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
158:The test of Ahimsa is absence of jealousy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
159:The whole point is to discipline the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
160:To weep is a sign of weakness, of bondage. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
161:3/ None but the bravest deserves salvation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
162:Awake! Stand up and fight! Die if you must. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
163:Be strong! Don't talk of ghosts and devils. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
164:Brave, bold people, these are what we want. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
165:Even our smallest attempts are not in vain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
166:Every step I take in light is mine forever. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
167:He (God) reveals himself to the pure heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
168:Man is the greatest being that ever can be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
169:The Absolute does not change, or re-evolve. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
170:The power of purity-it is a definite power. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
171:To be brave is to have faith in the Mother. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
172:2/ The brave alone can afford to be sincere. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
173:All knowledge depends upon calmness of mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
174:Is God to blame for what I myself have done? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
175:Life in this world is an attempt to see God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
176:Make no conditions and none will be imposed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
177:There cannot be friendship without equality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
178:There is no other teacher but your own soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
179:be otherwise? One must first know how to work ~ Swami Vivekananda,
180:Change is the nature of all objective things. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
181:Freedom of the soul is the goal of all Yogas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
182:Let the end and the means be joined into one. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
183:Man is miserable this moment, happy the next. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
184:Non-attachment is the basis of all the Yogas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
185:take Buddha. The central idea [is] sacrifice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
186:That must have been the character of the man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
187:The body is our enemy, and yet is our friend. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
188:The ideal of man is to see God in everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
189:There was never a time when we did not exist. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
190:Thoughts are living things - they travel far. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
191:Unity in variety is the plan of the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
192:You yourselves are the Being you are seeking. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
193:Everything is ended if you forgive and forget. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
194:It is the Prana that is manifesting as motion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
195:Let us blame none, let us blame our own Karma. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
196:Let us not depend upon the world for pleasure. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
197:nor freedom, nor gods, nor work, nor anything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
198:There is no end to the power a man can obtain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
199:This life is a tremendous assertion of freedom ~ Swami Vivekananda,
200:What power is higher than the power of purity? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
201:Attachment comes only where we expect a return. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
202:In one word, this ideal is that you are divine. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
203:It is practice first, and knowledge afterwards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
204:Man cannot live upon words, however he may try. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
205:Marriage is an institution very safely guarded. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
206:misery is caused by ignorance and nothing else. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
207:Science and religion will meet and shake hands. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
208:Siva, O Siva, carry my boat to the other shore! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
209:Swami Vivekananda LECTURES ON THE BHAGAVAD GITA ~ Swami Vivekananda,
210:We all have the right to ask for Grace
   ~ Swami Vivekananda, [T6],
211:Work on, be lions; and the Lord will bless you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
212:All the powers in the universe are already ours. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
213:Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
214:Dependence is misery. Independence is happiness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
215:Flying from work is never the way to find peace. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
216:flying from work is never the way to find peace. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
217:If you say you are bound, bound you will remain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
218:Man will have to go beyond intellect in the end. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
219:Matter is motion outside, mind is motion inside. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
220:Not one is constant, but everything is changing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
221:One link in a chain explains the infinite chain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
222:That man is not humble or loving who is jealous. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
223:We know there is no progress in a straight line. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
224:Where the whole world is awake, the sage sleeps. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
225:Who shall make me perfect? I am perfect already. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
226:You must all pay attention to your health first. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
227:Your body is of no more value than that of John. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
228:A golden chain is as much a chain as an iron one. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
229:Bodies come and go, but the soul does not change. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
230:Krishna preached in the midst of the battlefield. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
231:Man the infinite dreamer, dreaming finite dreams! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
232:Nothing can shake him, no temptation or anything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
233:Not one atom can rest until it finds its freedom. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
234:Salvation never will come through hope of reward. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
235:The Absolute is the material of both God and man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
236:The brave alone do great things, not the cowards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
237:The Hindus progressed in the subjective sciences. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
238:There is nothing so high as renunciation of self. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
239:The road to gooď is the roughest and steepest in ~ Swami Vivekananda,
240:The subtle are the causes, the gross the effects. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
241:And what causes fear? Ignorance of our own nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
242:Arjuna asks: “Who is a person of established will? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
243:but what they do without knowing it, do knowingly. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
244:Every time you meditate you will keep your growth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
245:If you believe in a God, you can see Him even now. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
246:In everything we do, the serpent ego is rising up. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
247:It is a constant change. Not one body is constant. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
248:Man in his true nature is substance, soul, spirit. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
249:Marriage and sex and money the only living devils. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
250:Misery comes through attachment, not through work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
251:My bones are destined to make corals in the Ganga. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
252:Never even attempt to disturb anyone's tendencies. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
253:No one is to blame for our miseries but ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
254:Only those who want nothing are masters of Nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
255:Out of purity and silence comes the word of power. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
256:The Atman, Self, is the same as Brahman, the Lord. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
257:The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
258:The happiest is the man who is not at all selfish. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
259:the midst of intense activity finds himself in the ~ Swami Vivekananda,
260:Then he sees that this attachment is all delusion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
261:Then you will become a man of firm will (note 19). ~ Swami Vivekananda,
262:There is no merit in the renunciation of a beggar. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
263:Thirst after body is the great bane of human life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
264:Through the senses, anger comes, and sorrow comes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
265:To see God is the one goal. Power is not the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
266:Where no bondage is, there is no cause and effect. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
267:Arise, Awake and Stop not till the Goal is Reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
268:Avoid all mystery. There is no mystery in religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
269:Continual attention to one object is contemplation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
270:Do good because it is good to do good. Ask no more. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
271:Do not look back upon what has been done. Go Ahead. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
272:Do not look back upon what has been done. Go ahead! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
273:External nature is only internal nature writ large. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
274:In the world take always the position of the giver. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
275:Man is born to conquer nature and not to follow it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
276:Man is the apex of the only world we can ever know. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
277:No two persons have the same mind or the same body. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
278:stand up, be bold. you are the sole and only cause. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
279:The purer the mind, the easier it is to control it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
280:There will never be a time when we shall not exist. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
281:The seeker's silence is the loudest form of prayer. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
282:The Vedanta says, there is nothing that is not God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
283:To see God is the one goal. Power is not the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
284:What we want is progress, development, realisation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
285:Worship of society and popular opinion is idolatry. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
286:4/ The brave alone do great things, not the cowards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
287:all misery comes from fear, from unsatisfied desire. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
288:Arise,awake and donot stop until the goal is reached ~ Swami Vivekananda,
289:Change of the unchangeable would be a contradiction. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
290:Everything is infectious in this world, good or bad. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
291:God is love, and love is God. And God is everywhere. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
292:Knowledge itself is the highest reward of knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
293:Man dies but once. My disciples must not be cowards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
294:Man is really free, the real man cannot but be free. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
295:Neither object nor time off, put up with what comes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
296:Religion lies in being and becoming, in realization. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
297:Remember the only sign of life is motion and growth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
298:Self-love is the first teacher of self-renunciation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
299:the man who is pure, and who dares, does all things. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
300:The world has not gone one step beyond idolatry yet. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
301:The world sympathizes only with strong and powerful. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
302:Whom anger chains, can ever pass thro' Maya's gates. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
303:Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
304:Be strong, get beyond all superstitions, and be free. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
305:Blows are what awaken us and help to break the dream. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
306:Despondency is not religion, whatever else it may be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
307:Everything is present in its cause, in its fine form. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
308:He does not need anything. He does not want anything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
309:He who struggles is better than he who never attempts ~ Swami Vivekananda,
310:If I am immune against all anger, I never feel angry. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
311:If one has got power, one must manifest it in action. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
312:if you want to help others, your little self must go. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
313:Immediately you will be perfect, you will become God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
314:It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
315:Losing faith in one's self means losing faith in God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
316:Purity, perseverance, and energy- these three I want. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
317:The idea of perfect womanhood is perfect independence ~ Swami Vivekananda,
318:The infinite library of the Universe is in your mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
319:The soul has neither sex, nor caste nor imperfection. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
320:Two things control man's character; Strength and Pity ~ Swami Vivekananda,
321:We never change, we never die, and we are never born. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
322:A form comes out of a combination of force and matter. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
323:beleive in yourself and the world will be at your feet ~ Swami Vivekananda,
324:Be strong, my young friends; that is my advice to you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
325:He who struggles is better than he who never attempts. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
326:hypnotise our minds into the belief that we are brave. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
327:None deserves liberty who is not ready to give liberty ~ Swami Vivekananda,
328:One who leans on others cannot serve the God of Truth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
329:We do not depend upon any external help in meditation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
330:A thousand years a city, and a thousand years a forest. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
331:Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
332:Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
333:Everything will come right if you are pure and sincere. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
334:For all of us in this world life is a continuous fight. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
335:It is only those who persevere to the end that succeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
336:it is only those who persevere to the end that succeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
337:See Christ, then you are a Christian; all else is talk. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
338:The apparent man is only a limitation of that Real Man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
339:The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
340:The person who aspires to be a Bhakta must be cheerful. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
341:The rose called by any other name would smell as sweet. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
342:Turn thy gaze inward, wherein resides the Supreme Self. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
343:Work Purifies the heart and so leads to Vidya (wisdom). ~ Swami Vivekananda,
344:Arise awake and do not stop until you achieve your Goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
345:As such he cannot experience the nature of the soul. ... ~ Swami Vivekananda,
346:Body is an unreal dream, and we think we are all bodies. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
347:Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
348:Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
349:Holy meditation helps to burn out all mental impurities. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
350:If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
351:In art, interest must be centred on the principal theme. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
352:Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
353:Only by practice and non-attachment can we conquer mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
354:Renunciation is the very basis upon which ethics stands. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
355:Superstition is great enemy of man but bigotry is worse. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
356:The sky never changes: it is the cloud that is changing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
357:To be good and to do good-that is the whole of religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
358:You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
359:Concentration of the mind is the source of all knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
360:give a mental assent to the customs of their forefathers, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
361:Infinite perfection is in every man, though unmanifested. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
362:Please everyone without becoming a hypocrite or a coward. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
363:The great quality of Bhakti is that it cleanses the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
364:The more power there is, the more bondage, the more fear. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
365:Work incessantly, but give up all attachment to work." Do ~ Swami Vivekananda,
366:You can not believe in god until you believe in yourself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
367:Don’t do anything more for your body than you do for John. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
368:Everything that has form must have a beginning and an end. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
369:Perfection is not to be attained, it is already within us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
370:Such a man is the same whether his work succeeds or fails. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
371:The only test of goods things is that they make us strong. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
372:The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
373:Weakness is constant strain and misery: weakness is death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
374:A Yogi must avoid the two extremes of luxury and austerity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
375:For one thing we may be grateful: this life is not eternal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
376:God Himself is the highest goal of man; see Him, enjoy Him. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
377:He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
378:Know full well that patience is the best means of succeeds. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
379:Let us give out of our own bounty, just as God gives to us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
380:Love for yourselves means [in the end] love for everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
381:One ounce of practice is worth a thousand pounds of theory. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
382:Renunciation means that none can serve both God and Mammon. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
383:The benefits of knowledge can only be realized in practice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
384:The waters of the Ganga are roaring among his matted locks. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
385:You know the disease, you know the remedy, only have faith. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
386:All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
387:All want power, but few will wait to gain it for themselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
388:Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
389:He is trying to justify himself, but he cannot fool Krishna. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
390:He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.  ~ Swami Vivekananda,
391:Our words have not the power of the words that become Vedas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
392:Pray for knowledge and light, every other prayer is selfish. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
393:Truth cannot be partial; it is for the good of all. Finally, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
394:Vedanta does not say, ‘Give it up’: it says, ‘Transcend it’. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
395:You find in Krishna that non-attachment is the central idea. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
396:Blame nobody else, do not commit the mistake of the ignorant. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
397:Body is the name of a stream of matter continuously changing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
398:But where the ignorant are asleep, there the sage keeps awake ~ Swami Vivekananda,
399:Doing good to others is the #‎ one great Universal Religion ~ Swami Vivekananda,
400:Even the least work done for others awakens the power within. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
401:Hatred is a thing which greatly impedes the course of Bhakti. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
402:He who desires God will get Love, unto him God gives Himself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
403:It is fear that is the greatest cause of misery in the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
404:Language is the chief means and index of a nation's progress. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
405:Man is the epitome of all things and all knowledge is in him. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
406:Religion is the one and sole interest of the people of India. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
407:Religion is the peculiarity of the growth of the Indian mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
408:The development of man is a return to an original perfection. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
409:The [original] scriptures of the Hindus are called the Vedas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
410:There is a glory in happiness, there is a glory in suffering. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
411:The world cares little for principles. They care for persons. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
412:Why should a Man be Moral? Because this strengthens his will. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
413:You must worship the Self in Krishna, not Krishna as Krishna. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
414:All our actions in this world will determine our future birth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
415:By all means make a start — even if it’s for the wrong reason. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
416:Keep your thoughts on virtue; what we think we tend to become. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
417:The world is neither good nor bad; the world is the world. The ~ Swami Vivekananda,
418:Work hard, be steady, and have faith in the Lord. Set to work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
419:God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted
He Gave Me Everything I Needed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
420:infinite faith and strength are the only conditions of success. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
421:May the shadow of the Almighty ever rest on all those you love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
422:Realization is real religion, all the rest is only preparation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
423:Space-time-causation, or name-and-form, is what is called Maya. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
424:stick to truth and we shall succeed, may be slowly, but surely. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
425:Take risks in life, if u win u can lead, if u loose u can guide ~ Swami Vivekananda,
426:The idea of God grew side by side with the idea of materialism. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
427:The Impersonal God seen through the mists of sense is personal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
428:The more you work to help others, the more you help yourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
429:Until the inner teacher opens, all outside teaching is in vain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
430:We do not progress from error to truth, but from truth to truth ~ Swami Vivekananda,
431:We must be Bright and Cheerful, long faces do not make Religion ~ Swami Vivekananda,
432:When death is so certain, it is better to die for a good cause. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
433:When he has become perfectly satisfied, he has no more cravings ~ Swami Vivekananda,
434:Who can work without any attachment? That is the real question. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
435:Accumulate power in silence and become a dynamo of spirituality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
436:Build up your health. Do not dwell in silence upon your sorrows. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
437:Chârvâkas, a very ancient sect in India, were rank materialists. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
438:Everything is fraught with fear: Renunciation alone is fearless. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
439:Everything is the living God, the living Christ; see it as such. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
440:He whose book of the heart has been opened needs no other books. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
441:He who wants to become a Bhakta must be strong, must be healthy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
442:Highest love for God can never be achieved without renunciation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
443:Never are we nearer the Light than when the darkness is deepest. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
444:Om is the pointed piece and Dhyâna (meditation) is the friction. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
445:Our Karma determines what we deserve and what we can assimilate. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
446:Religion, in India, means realisation and nothing short of that. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
447:They become what they think. We will become [only] by [degrees]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
448:Before we can believe in God, we must first believe in ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
449:Compared to the coward that never made the attempt, he is a hero. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
450:Consciously or unconsciously, we are all striving for perfection. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
451:Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
452:External motion we call action; internal motion is human thought. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
453:I am indebted to my mother for the efflorescence of my knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
454:In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
455:Man cannot always think of matter, however pleasurable it may be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
456:Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
457:The effect is delusion, and therefore the cause must be delusion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
458:In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
459:In this body, He resides, the Lord of souls and the King of kings. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
460:Never lose faith in yourself; you can do anything in the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
461:No more materialism, no more this egoism, I must become spiritual. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
462:Strength and manliness are virtue; weakness and cowardice are sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
463:This is no world. It is God Himself. In delusion we call it world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
464:When the forces that hold it together go away, the body must fall. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
465:All growth, progress, well - being, or degradation is but relative. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
466:As long as we require someone else to make us happy, we are slaves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
467:Do not say, ‘You are bad’; say only, ‘You are good’, but be better! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
468:He is Jivanmukta who can live in this world without being attached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
469:If a person who can [give a blow] forbears, there is merit in that. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
470:If one intends to really find truth, one must not cling to comfort. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
471:I loved my motherland dearly before I went to America and England. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
472:Live for an ideal and leave no place in the mind for anything else. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
473:Man never dies, nor is he ever born; bodies die, but he never dies. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
474:Our allegiance is to the principles always, and not to the persons. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
475:The Church tries to fit Christ into it, not the Church into Christ. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
476:The progress of the world means more enjoyment and more misery too. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
477:There is no such thing as "righteous" anger or justifiable killing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
478:To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
479:Try to expand. Remember the only sign of life is motion and growth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
480:. . . Wait, my child, wait and work on. Patience, patience. . . . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
481:We have wept enough. No more weeping, but stand on feet and be men. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
482:Behind every creature is the ‘Mother’, pure, lovely, never changing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
483:Changes in the universe are not in the Absolute; they are in nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
484:Everything that you do under compulsion goes to build up attachment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
485:Imagination is the door to inspiration and the basis of all thought. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
486:Man is the highest being in creation, because he attains to freedom. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
487:May the Lord ordain that your son becomes a man, and never a coward! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
488:My hope of the future lies in the youths of character, intelligent, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
489:Nothing else is necessary but these - love, sincerity, and patience. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
490:The Church tries to fit Christ into it, not the Church into Christ. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
491:This is the gist of all worship—to be pure and to do good to others. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
492:This perfection must come through the practice of holiness and love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
493:Truth itself is always simple. Complexity is due to man's ignorance. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
494:You must be fearless. It is the coward who fears and defends himself ~ Swami Vivekananda,
495:Art is - representing the beautiful. There must be Art in everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
496:Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
497:Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
498:I am teaching you now about it, but how many of you will practice it? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
499:If the mind is pleased with praise, it will be displeased with blame. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
500:In Jnana we have to lose sight of the variety and see only the Unity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
501:It is only by doing good to others that one attains to one's own good ~ Swami Vivekananda,
502:Man is the highest being that exists, and this is the greatest world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
503:My motto is to learn whatever good things I may come across anywhere. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
504:No better commentary on the Vedas has been written or can be written. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
505:Take Risks in Your Life If u Win, U Can Lead! If u Lose, U Can Guide! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
506:The sea calm is the Absolute; the same sea in waves is Divine Mother. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
507:Thus he goes beyond the pain of birth and death. Thus he becomes free ~ Swami Vivekananda,
508:We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
509:Whatever had form or shape must be limited, and could not be eternal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
510:While real perfection is only one, relative perfections must be many. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
511:Each man is divine. Each man that you see is a God by his very nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
512:Faith is not belief, it is the grasp on the Ultimate, an illumination. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
513:First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
514:First of all, our young must be strong. Religion will come afterwards. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
515:On this basic - being right and doing right the whole world can unite. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
516:Out of this idea of separation between atom and atom comes all misery. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
517:Perfect love, the heart never reacting, this is what builds character. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
518:That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
519:The Absolute cannot be worshipped, so we must worship a manifestation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
520:The essence of our Faith consists simply in this freedom of the Ishta. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
521:The mind has to be gradually and systematically brought under control. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
522:To me the thought of oneself as low and humble is a sin and ignorance. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
523:Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
524:Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
525:External practices have value only as helps to develop internal purity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
526:It is nature that is changing, not the soul of man. This never changes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
527:Materialism and all its miseries can never be conquered by materialism. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
528:Self-sacrifice, not self-assertion, is the law of the highest universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
529:That which is selfish is immoral, and that which is unselfish is moral. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
530:The causes being known, the knowledge of the effects is sure to follow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
531:The concentrated mind is a lamp that shows us every corner of the soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
532:There is no salvation for man until he sees God, realises his own soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
533:They only live, who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
534:When I asked God for strength, He gave me difficult situations to face. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
535:Everything that you do under compulsion goes to build up attachment. Why ~ Swami Vivekananda,
536:find that even this idea of duty undergoes change, and that the greatest ~ Swami Vivekananda,
537:High achievements in art, music, etc., are the results of concentration. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
538:I do not call it religion so long as it is confined to books and dogmas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
539:Jealousy is the root of all evil, and a most difficult thing to conquer. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
540:Pray, ‘Take us by the hand as a father takes his son, and leave us not.’ ~ Swami Vivekananda,
541:Principles must conquer in the long run, for that is the manhood of man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
542:the easiest way to make ourselves happy is to see that others are happy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
543:The happiest moments we ever know are when we entirely forget ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
544:The very reason for nature's existence is for the education of the soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
545:The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
546:What is meant by cause? Cause is the fine state of the manifested state. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
547:always keep your mind joyful; if melancholy thoughts come, kick them out. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
548:BY the study of different RELIGIONS we find that in essence they are one. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
549:Even our smallest attempts are not in vain. We know that nothing is lost. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
550:Every artist paints his Madonna according to his own pre-conceived ideas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
551:I am neither the mind, nor the intellect, nor the ego, nor the mind-stuff ~ Swami Vivekananda,
552:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
553:It is all ‘here’. To live and move in god — even here, even in this body! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
554:Karma means law, and it applies everywhere. Everything is bound by Karma. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
555:My children, the secret of religion lies not in theories but in practice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
556:Nobody has a right now to say that the Hindus are not liberal to a fault. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
557:religion is no matter of books and beliefs, but of spiritual realisation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
558:Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
559:The real spiritual man is broad everywhere. His love forces him to be so. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
560:There is implanted in every man, naturally, a strong desire for progress. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
561:The test of progress is the amount of renunciation that one has attained. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
562:To cowards what advice shall I offer? - nothing whatsoever have I to say. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
563:Accumulation of power is as necessary as its diffusion, or rather more so. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
564:Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind ~ Swami Vivekananda,
565:Awake, awake, great ones! The world is burning with misery. Can you sleep? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
566:Be an atheist if you want, but do not believe in anything unquestioningly. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
567:first build up your physique. then only you can get control over the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
568:Have faith in yourself, all power is in you, be conscious and bring it out ~ Swami Vivekananda,
569:Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mother of great deeds. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
570:In hurting anyone, you hurt yourself, in loving anyone, you love yourself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
571:Law is death. The more of the law in a country, the worse for the country. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
572:Our religion teaches that anger is a great sin, even if it is "righteous". ~ Swami Vivekananda,
573:Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition. Face the truth as it is! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
574:The Absolute and the Infinite can become this universe only by limitation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
575:The cause of today is the effect of the past and the cause for the future. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
576:The only religion that ought to be taught is the religion of fearlessness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
577:The Pariahs, our fellow beings, ought to be educated by the higher castes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
578:This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
579:Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
580:You will be nearer to Heaven through foot ball than through study of Gita. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
581:All forms are transitory, that is why all religions say, "God has no form". ~ Swami Vivekananda,
582:All motion, either in the body or anywhere else, is the work of this Prana. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
583:Everything that occupies space has form. The formless can only be infinite. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
584:Good and evil thoughts are each a potent power, and they fill the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
585:have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
586:Man's experience in the world is to enable him to get out of its whirlpool. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
587:Meditation is the means of unification of the subject and object. Meditate. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
588:Realize all this as illusion, realize that within the illusion is the Real. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
589:Take Risks in Your Life If you Win, U Can Lead! If You Lose, You can Guide! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
590:The body is mortal and the mind is mortal; both, being compounds, must die. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
591:The first sign of your becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful ~ Swami Vivekananda,
592:The great men think, and you and I [also] think. But there is a difference. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
593:Then the gods become no gods; death becomes no death; life becomes no life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
594:Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
595:When I asked God for Brains and Brawn, He gave me Puzzles in life to Solve. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
596:Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
597:Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
598:He works for work’s sake. “Work for work’s sake. Worship for worship’s sake. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
599:In the ocean we cannot raise a wave without causing a hollow somewhere else. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
600:Man is the product of two forces, action and reaction, which make him think. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
601:Music is the highest art and to those who understand, is the highest worship ~ Swami Vivekananda,
602:the appearances of happiness or unhappiness of the soul are but reflections. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
603:The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
604:There is a conflict in Arjuna’s heart between his emotionalism and his duty. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
605:There is but one temple - the body. It is the only temple that ever existed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
606:Until we realise ourselves as the Absolute, we cannot attain to deliverance. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
607:Bhakti-Yoga does not say, ‘Give up’; it only says, ‘Love, love the Highest !’ ~ Swami Vivekananda,
608:Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
609:Expansion is life. Love is expansion. Love is therefore the only law of life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
610:Fear comes from the selfish idea of cutting one's self off from the Universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
611:Happiness and misery are only in the senses, they cannot touch our real Self. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
612:Man always is perfect, or he never could become so; but he had to realise it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
613:May blessings and happiness attend every step of your progress in this world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
614:Not believing in the glory of our own soul is what the Vedanta calls atheism. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
615:Religion in India must be made as free and as easy of access as is God's air. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
616:The present is determined by our past actions, and the future by the present. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
617:Your way is the best for you, but that is no sign it is the best for another. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
618:A wave in the ocean is a wave, only in so far as it is bound by name and form. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
619:Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to everyone—“Have no fear.” ~ Swami Vivekananda,
620:Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
621:If you are pure, if you are strong, you, one man are equal to the whole world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
622:It is impossible to find God outside of ourselves. We are the greatest temple. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
623:Only what is done as duty for duty’s sake ... can scatter the bondage of Karma ~ Swami Vivekananda,
624:Philosophy insists that there is a joy which is absolute, which never changes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
625:The power of concentration is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
626:The Vedantic idea is the infinite principle of God embodied in everyone of us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
627:The Yogi believes in psychic control and the conquest of internal nature. “How ~ Swami Vivekananda,
628:To believe that mind is all, that thought is all is only a higher materialism. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
629:When we suffer, it is because of our own acts; God is not to be blamed for it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
630:You have no more anger when you are all love, bliss, infinite existence. . . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
631:Everything, both mental and physical, is rigidly bound by the law of causation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
632:If you can get absolutely still for just one moment, you have reached the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
633:I hate cowardice; I will have nothing to do with cowards or political nonsense. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
634:It is not God's fault. It is our fault that we suffer. Whatever we sow we reap. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
635:It is the hero alone, not the coward, who has liberation within his easy reach. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
636:No cowardice, no sin, no crime, no weakness - the rest will come of itself. . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
637:The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
638:The world has seen thousands of prophets, and the world has yet to see millions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
639:Through the grace of the Almighty Power, it is sure to manifest itself in time. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
640:To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
641:To work with undaunted energy! What fear! Who is powerful enough to thwart you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
642:Uniformity is the rigorous law of nature; what once happened can happen always. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
643:Unselfishness is more paying, only people have not the patience to practice it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
644:We must have life building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
645:All the superior religions had their growth between the Ganga and the Euphrates. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
646:Be a hero. Always say, 'I have no fear.' Tell this to everyone - 'Have no fear.' ~ Swami Vivekananda,
647:Give me few men and women who are pure and selfless and I shall shake the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
648:Paris is the fountain-head of European civilisation, as Gomukhi is of the Ganga. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
649:So long as we perceive this world in motion, we have to conceive will behind it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
650:Stand alone! See the glory of your own soul, and see that you will have to work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
651:The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
652:The calmer we are, the better for us, and the more the amount of work we can do. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
653:The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves ~ Swami Vivekananda,
654:There is no help for you, outside yourself; You are the creator of the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
655:The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
656:The wave is the same thing as the water, the effect is the cause in another form ~ Swami Vivekananda,
657:The world has seen thousands of prophets, and the world has yet to see millions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
658:To love anyone personally is bondage. Love all alike, then all desires fall off. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
659:Books cannot teach God, but they can destroy ignorance; their action is negative. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
660:Do you think there is any other means of achieving progress except through Rajas? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
661:Each is great in his own place, but the duty of one is not the duty of the other. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
662:Each nation has a theme: everything else is secondary. India's theme is religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
663:He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
664:Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
665:Real freedom is not merely doing what you like, but also NOT doing what you like. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
666:The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
667:The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
668:There is no knowledge without experience, and man has to see God in his own soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
669:This animal called man has some religious influence, but he is guided by economy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
670:This is the sage who always works for work’s sake without caring for the results. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
671:We first observe facts, then generalise, and then draw conclusions or principles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
672:You must be pure and help anyone who comes to you, as much as lies in your power. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
673:You never hear of a mother cursing the child; she is forgiving, always forgiving. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
674:All the work you do, is done for your own salvation, is done for your own benefit. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
675:Books cannot teach God, but they can destroy ignorance; their action is negative. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
676:Concentration of the powers of the mind is our only instrument to help us see God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
677:Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
678:Everything must be sacrificed, if necessary, for that one sentiment: universality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
679:If you cannot do anything, not a single good work, then take refuge [in the Lord]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
680:Love and charity for the whole human race, that is the test of true religiousness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
681:Shri Krishna says: "Better die in your own path than attempt the path of another." ~ Swami Vivekananda,
682:So long as you have faith in your Guru, nothing will be able to obstruct your way. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
683:So long as you have faith in your guru, nothing will be able to obstruct your way. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
684:The Gita is a commentary on the Upanishads. The Upanishads are the Bible of India. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
685:Therefore the highest utility for mankind is to find this happiness in the Spirit. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
686:There is no good in store so long as malice and jealousy and egotism will prevail. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
687:The Upanishads do not reveal the life of any teacher, but simply teach principles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
688:Those who die, merely suffering the woes of life like cats and dogs, are they men? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
689:We have none of us seen a form which had not a beginning and will not have an end. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
690:According to the Hindu way of thinking, marriage is rather a duty than a privilege. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
691:and has found that the world, and the gods, and heaven are ... within his own Self. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
692:Circumstances can never be good or bad. Only the individual man can be good or bad. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
693:Concentration of the powers of the mind is our only instrument to help us see God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
694:Each man has a mission in life, which is the result of all his infinite past Karma. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
695:How to transcend the senses without disturbing the health is what we want to learn. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
696:Man is the best mirror, and the purer the man, the more clearly he can reflect God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
697:Man's free agency is not of the mind, for that is bound. There is no freedom there. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
698:Mercy shall not be for men alone, but shall go beyond, and embrace the whole world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
699:Put God behind everything-human beings, animals, food, and work. Make this a habit. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
700:Satisfied is no test of truth. Actuality is steadily far from idiosyncratic secure. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
701:The Buddha is not a person but a (state of) realization to which anyone can attain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
702:We are the sons of Light and children of God. Glory unto the Lord, we will succeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
703:YOU know, I may have to be born again, you see, I have fallen in love with mankind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
704:Along with the development of concentration we must develop the power of detachment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
705:Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
706:As the tortoise can draw in his legs, and if you strike him, not one foot comes out, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
707:Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
708:...extreme love and highest knowledge are one... ~ Swami Vivekananda from Inspired Talks (June 24, 1895),
709:Neither idealists nor materialists are right; we must take both idea and expression. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
710:Nothing can be produced without a cause, and the effect is but the cause reproduced. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
711:The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
712:The less the thought of the body, the better. For it is the body that drags us down. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
713:The Mother is our guide and whatever happens or will happen is under Her ordination. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
714:The progress and civilisation of the human race simply mean controlling this nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
715:We can have no conception of God higher than man, so our God is man, and man is God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
716:What makes a man stand up and work? Strength. Strength is goodness, weakness is sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
717:When the body is still healthy and diseaseless, When old age has not yet attacked it ~ Swami Vivekananda,
718:A little of the infinite is projected into consciousness, and that we call our world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
719:All motion in this universe is in the form of waves, successively rising and falling. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
720:Do not disturb the faith of any. . . Our duty is not to disturb the faith of others. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
721:First get rid of the delusion "I am the body," then only will we want real knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
722:freedom is the first condition of growth. What you do not make free, will never grow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
723:Hindus believe in God positively. Buddhism does not try to know whether He is or not. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
724:Man as Atman is really free; as man he is bound, changed by every physical condition. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
725:"Mercy shall not be for men alone, but shall go beyond, and embrace the whole world." ~ Swami Vivekananda,
726:Praise and blame, good and bad, even heat and cold, must be equally acceptable to us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
727:Real love is love for love's sake. I do not ask health or money or life or salvation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
728:The only power is in realization, and that lies in ourselves and comes from thinking. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
729:Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
730:great difference between the priests and the Upanishads. The Upanishads say, renounce. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
731:If you wish to help a man, never think what that man's attitude should be towards you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
732:In every religion there are three parts: philosophy, mythology, and ritual. Philosophy ~ Swami Vivekananda,
733:It is the duty of every person to contribute in the development and progress of India. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
734:It will be a great pity if any feeling of jealousy or egotism gain ground amongst you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
735:One infinite - pure and holy - beyond thoughts and beyond qualities - bow down to thee ~ Swami Vivekananda,
736:Persevere on, my brave lads, We have only just begun. Never despond! Never say enough! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
737:The Bhakta (devotee) renounces all little loves for the almighty and omnipresent love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
738:The Indian mind is first religious, then anything else. So this is to be strengthened. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
739:To work we have the right, but not to the fruits thereof:” Leave the fruits alone. Why ~ Swami Vivekananda,
740:We have seen that our vigour, our strength, nay, our national life is in our religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
741:we have to bear the result of our own actions because we attach ourselves to them. ... ~ Swami Vivekananda,
742:We think and our bodies do not follow. Our actions do not harmonise with our thoughts. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
743:What is that, knowing which we will know everything?
   - Vedas? ~ Swami Vivekananda, Rajayoga, 36, #index,
744:Whenever power is used for evil, it becomes diabolical; it must be used for good only. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
745:When the body is sufficiently controlled, we can attempt the manipulation of the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
746:Ahimsa (non-killing), truthfulness, purity, mercy, and godliness are always to be kept. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
747:Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God, this is the secret of greatness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
748:God did not give me everything that i wanted. But, He gave me everything that i needed! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
749:Have faith in yourselves, be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
750:I have long given up the idea of a little house on the Ganges, as I have not the money. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
751:It is the ideal that has made us what we are, and will make us what we are going to be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
752:My countrymen should have nerves of steel, muscles of iron, and minds like thunderbolt. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
753:The body is subject to the law of growth and decay, what grows must of necessity decay. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
754:The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
755:The mistake is that we cling to the body when it is the spirit that is really immortal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
756:These births and deaths are changes in nature which we are mistaking for changes in us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
757:This earth is higher than all the heavens; this is the greatest school in the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
758:We always forget that it is the food out of which we manufacture everything we have. So ~ Swami Vivekananda,
759:Where it is dark night for the [sense-bound] world, the self controlled [man] is awake. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
760:You must keep a strict eye on your health; let everything else be subordinated to that. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
761:Give up bondage; become a son, be free, and then you can "see the Father", as did Jesus. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
762:If Jesus Christ was not perfect, then the religion bearing his name falls to the ground. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
763:Manifest the divinity within you and everything will be harmoniously arranged around it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
764:Prana is the driving power of the world, and can be seen in every manifestation of life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
765:There are thousands of folklore, but in every case the sacrifice must have been kept up. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
766:An atheist can be charitable but not religious. But the religious man must be charitable. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
767:Excepting the infinite spirit, everything else is changing. There is the whirl of change. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
768:GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
769:Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
770:He who asserts he is free, shall be free. He who says he is bound, bound he shall remain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
771:Let him who has courage in his mind and love in his heart come with me. I want none else. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
772:National prosperity is another name for death and degradation to millions of other races. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
773:Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
774:Something cannot be made out of nothing. Nor can something be made to go back to nothing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
775:The God which cannot give me food in this world, cannot give me Heaven in the other world ~ Swami Vivekananda,
776:The guiding motive of mankind should be charity towards men, charity towards all animals. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
777:The highest form of worship that had been laid down by the Bhakta was the worship of man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
778:The more heart you will be able to manifest, the greater will be the victory you achieve. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
779:… the nature of the Soul is bliss, peace, unchanging. ~ Swami Vivekananda from Inspired Talks (June 25, 1895),
780:Whatever others think or do, lower not your standard of purity, morality and love of God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
781:You need not worry or make yourself sleepless about the world; it will go on without you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
782:Each soul is a star and all stars are set in the infinite azure, the eternal sky-the Lord. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
783:If the Absolute becomes limited by the mind, It is no more Absolute; It has become finite. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
784:If you can get rid of your attachment to a single thing, you are on the way to liberation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
785:if you want to do a great or a good work, do not trouble to think what the result will be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
786:Marriage is not for individual happiness, but for the welfare of the nation and the caste. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
787:The Indian mythology has a theory of cycles, that all progression is in the form of waves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
788:The root of evil is in the illusion that we are bodies. This, if any, is the original sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
789:They Laugh at me because I am different,
I laugh at them because they all are the same. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
790:you are all bound by the law of Karma, the Upanishads admit, but they declare the way out. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
791:All that man has to do is to take care of three things; good thought, good word, good deed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
792:Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
793:Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are but waves in the Ocean of Infinite Consciousness that I am! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
794:Give love, give help, give service, and give any little thing you can, but keep out barter. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
795:Help and not fight. Assimilation and not destruction. Harmony and Peace and not dissension. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
796:In India, religious life forms the centre, the keynote of the whole music of national life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
797:I say there is but one remedy for one too anxious for the future — to go down on his knees. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
798:Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience; there is no other way to know. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
799:Man makes the mistake of separating himself from God and identifying himself with the body. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
800:People laugh at me because I am different;
I laugh at people cause the are all the same. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
801:Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the Self (atman), the God of the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
802:The body must be properly taken care of. The people who torture their flesh are demoniacal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
803:There he realized the oneness of the universe and man, that man is a universe in miniature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
804:Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
805:"Comfort" is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being "comfortable". ~ Swami Vivekananda,
806:“Comfort” is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being “comfortable.” ~ Swami Vivekananda,
807:God is to be worshiped as the one Beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
808:Have faith in man, whether he appears to you to be a very learned one or a most ignorant one ~ Swami Vivekananda,
809:He is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
810:Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
811:The idea is to be natural — no asceticism. Go on, work, only mind that you are not attached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
812:The Older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel ~ Swami Vivekananda,
813:The orthodox Hindu [the Mimâmsaka] does not believe in gods, the unorthodox believe in them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
814:What is practical religion, then? To get to that state — freedom, the attainment of freedom. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
815:Work on with the intrepidity of a lion but at the same time with the tenderness of a flower. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
816:Yoga means ‘yoke’, ‘to join’, that is, to join the soul of man with the supreme Soul or God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
817:Bear with the various opinions of everybody. Patience, purity, and perseverance will prevail. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
818:Business is business, that is, you must do everything promptly; delay and shuffling won't do. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
819:Gita and Ganga constitute the essence of Hinduism; one its theory and the other its practice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
820:God is to be worshiped as the one Beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
821:Have Faith in Man, whether he appears to you to be a very learned one or a most ignorant one. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
822:He who has conquered the internal nature controls the whole universe; it becomes his servant. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
823:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
824:In a difficulty in the company of the central and the instigator, be successful your central. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
825:It is a great thing to take up a grand ideal in life and then give up one’s whole life to it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
826:It is not the building, but the people that make a church, and that is what we always forget. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
827:It is the calm, forgiving, equable, well-balanced mind that does the greatest amount of work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
828:Know that the mind which is born to succeed joins itself to a determined will and perseveres. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
829:Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
830:Religion is realization; not talk, nor doctrine, nor theories, however beautiful they may be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
831:Renunciation, and renunciation alone, is the real secret, the Mulamantra, of all Realisation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
832:The best principles in our lives were those which we heard from our mothers through our ears. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
833:The Indian idea is that the soul is formless. Whatever is form must break some time or other. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
834:The only saint is that soul that never weakens, faces everything, and determines to die game. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
835:The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
836:There is no motion in a straight line. A straight line infinitely projected becomes a circle. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
837:The very reason for nature's existence is the education of the soul; it has no other meaning. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
838:Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
839:Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
840:Don't you find that in a weak physique it is difficult to control the sex - appetite or anger? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
841:Even the minds of animals, such as dogs, lions, cats, and serpents, become charmed with music. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
842:If there is something here that is not in the Vedas, that is your delusion. It does not exist. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
843:If you are a strong man, very good! But do not curse others who are not strong enough for you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
844:In every attempt there are many obstacles to cope with, but gradually the path becomes smooth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
845:Our best work is done, our greatest influence is exerted, when we are without thought of self. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
846:The cheerful mind perseveres and the strong mind hews its way through a thousand difficulties. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
847:The power is with the silent ones, who only live and love and then withdraw their personality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
848:THE WHOLE LIFE IS A SUCCESSION OF DREAMS; MY AMBITION IS TO BE A CONSCIOUS DREAMER, THATS ALL. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
849:When you feel gloomy, think what has been done within the last year. How, rising from nothing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
850:Yoga is the science which teaches us how to get these perceptions [direct experiences of God]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
851:All objective pleasure in the long run must bring pain, because of the fact of change or death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
852:God is very merciful to those whom He sees struggling heart and soul for spiritual realization. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
853:None of us have yet seen an ideally perfect man, and yet without that ideal we cannot progress. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
854:Slavery is slavery. The chain of gold is quite as bad as the chain of iron. Is there a way out? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
855:Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
856:When evil thoughts arise, repeat that... "I am the Spirit! I am the Witness, the Ever-Blessed!" ~ Swami Vivekananda,
857:Yoga is the science which teaches us how to get these perceptions [direct experiences of God]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
858:you should work like a master and not as a slave; work incessantly, but do not do slave's work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
859:Change is always in regard to something which does not change, or which changes relatively less. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
860:Consciously or unconsciously, we are all striving for perfection. Every being must attain to it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
861:Do not figure out big plans at first, but, begin slowly, feel your ground and proceed up and up. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
862:Say, "I can do everything ." "Even if poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it." ~ Swami Vivekananda,
863:The progress of the world through all its evils making it fit for the ideals, slowly but surely. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
864:The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
865:The world is a demon. It is a kingdom of which the puny ego is king. Put it away and stand firm. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
866:Woman has suffered for eons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
867:Charity is great, but the moment you say it is all, you run the risk of running into materialism. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
868:He reveals Himself to the pure heart; the pure and the stainless see God, yea, even in this life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
869:if he does not desire any happiness, if he is free of all [attachment], of all fear, of all anger ~ Swami Vivekananda,
870:It is nature that is driving us towards perfection, and eventually she will bring everyone there. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
871:So long as even a single dog in my country is without food, my whole religion will be to feed it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
872:Stand in that reverent attitude to the whole universe, and then will come perfect non attachment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
873:The more we grow in Love, Virtue and Holiness, the more we see Love, Virtue and Holiness outside. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
874:The past was great no doubt, but I sincerely believe that the future will be more glorious still. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
875:The sage is not sorry for those that are living nor for those that die” (note 4). [Krishna says:] ~ Swami Vivekananda,
876:We want to know in order to make ourselves free. That is our life: one universal cry for freedom. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
877:Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
878:Each man must begin where he stands, must learn how to control the things that are nearest to him. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
879:In spirituality the Americans are very inferior to us. But their society is very superior to ours. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
880:It is in love that religion exists and not in ceremony, in the pure and sincere love in the heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
881:Learn to recognise the mother in Evil, Terror, Sorrow, Denial, as well as in Sweetness and in Joy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
882:Moths like me die by the thousands every minute. Her work goes on all the same. Glory unto Mother! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
883:This ego - the less there is of it, the nearer I am to that which I really am: the universal body. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
884:Until higher institutions have been evolved, any attempt to break the old ones will be disastrous. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
885:Virtue is the only friend which follows us even beyond the grave. Everything else ends with death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
886:All the forces that are working in this body have been produced out of food; we see that every day. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
887:As long as a man thinks, this struggle must go on, and so long man must have some form of religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
888:Calm and silent and steady work, and no newspaper humbug, no name-making, you must always remember. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
889:Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
890:Even by intellectually recognising the difficulties, we really do not know them until we feel them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
891:even so the sage can draw all his sense-organs inside,” (Ibid. 58.) and nothing can force them out. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
892:Every individual has in himself perfection. It lies within the dark recesses of his physical being. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
893:He who cries out with his whole heart, "O Lord, I want but Thee" , to him the Lord reveals Himself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
894:Man, therefore, according to the Vedanta philosophy, is the greatest being that is in the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
895:The mind is but the subtle part of the body. You must retain great strength in your mind and words. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
896:This caste system had grown by the practice of the son always following the business of the father. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
897:Divine wisdom is to be got by devotion, meditation, and chastity ~ Swami Vivekananda from Inspired Talks (July 10, 1895),
898:Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
899:God is present in every Jiva; there is no other God besides that. Who serves Jiva serves God indeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
900:If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished—mountains can be crumbled into atoms. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
901:Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
902:The earth is enjoyed by heroes”—this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
903:The powers of the mind are like rays of light dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
904:there have been only two who were Yogis, possessing the Yogic vision and intuition—Swami Vivekananda and ~ Sri Aurobindo,
905:The soul was not created, for creation means a combination which means a certain future dissolution. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
906:Though an atom is invisible, unthinkable, yet in it are the whole power and potency of the universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
907:To be more free is the goal of all our efforts, for only in perfect freedom can there be perfection. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
908:We have indeed many things to learn from others; yea, that man who refuses to learn is already dead. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
909:All these ideas such as astrology, although there may be a grain of truth in them, should be avoided. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
910:Be grateful that the poor man is there, so that by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself ~ Swami Vivekananda,
911:Cut the bondage of all worldly affections; go beyond laziness and all care as to what becomes of you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
912:Every idea that strengthens you must be taken up and every thought that weakens you must be rejected. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
913:It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
914:It's the coward who says, 'This is fate'...It's the strong who stands up & says 'I will make my fate' ~ Swami Vivekananda,
915:Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
916:There will never be a perfectly good or bad world, because the very idea is a contradiction in terms. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
917:The secret of image - worship is that you are trying to develop your vision of Divinity in one thing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
918:To give up the world is to forget the ego, to know it not at all - living in the body, but not of it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
919:We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
920:We, we, and none else, are responsible for what we suffer. We are the effects, and we are the causes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
921:Work for work’s sake. Worship for worship’s sake. Do good because it is good to do good. Ask no more. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
922:A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
923:Anything that brings spiritual, mental, or physical weakness, touch it not with the toes of your feet. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
924:Everything that has form, everything that is the result of combination, is evolved out of this Akasha. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
925:Know for certain that there is no power in the universe to injure us unless we first injure ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
926:Liberation means entire freedom—freedom from the bondage of good, as well as from the bondage of evil. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
927:Many of us do not believe in any form of idolatry; but they have no right to object when others do it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
928:The natural state of this universe is attraction; and that is surely followed by an ultimate disunion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
929:The older I grow, the more I see behind the idea of the Hindus that man is the greatest of all beings. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
930:When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
931:Yama, Niyama, Âsana, Prânâyâama, Pratyâhâra, Dhâranâ, Dhyâna, and Samâdhi are the eight limbs of Yoga. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
932:Bold has been my message to the people of the west, bolder is my message to you, my beloved countryman. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
933:Each man is perfect by his nature; prophets have manifested this perfection, but it is potential in us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
934:Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind...what we sow is what we reap. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
935:Every soul is destined to be perfect, and every being, in the end, will attain the state of perfection. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
936:How can there be any progress of the country without the spread of education, the dawning of knowledge? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
937:If I am unhappy, it has been of my own making, and that very thing shows that I can be happy if I will. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
938:Many a time comes when we want to interpret our weakness and cowardice as forgiveness and renunciation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
939:Perfection is one thing and enjoyment another; these two having different ends, engage men differently. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
940:Some may be helped by images, some may not. Some require an image outside, others one inside the brain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
941:The network of words is a big forest; it is the cause of a curious wandering of the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda, Bhakti-Yoga,
942:Truth does not pay homage to any society, ancient or modern. Society has to pay homage to Truth or die. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
943:We have to keep the body in good health; we have to take care of what we eat and drink, and what we do. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
944:Whenever there is a conflict between the pure heart and the intellect, always side with the pure heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
945:With the attraction for lust and lucre working the other way, how many long for the realisation of God? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
946:You may meditate on whatever you like, but I shall meditate on the heart of a lion. That gives strength ~ Swami Vivekananda,
947:Any time you attempt to make a God beyond Christ, you murder the whole thing. God alone can worship God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
948:Everyone goes with the flow... but the one who goes against the flow becomes someone remarkable in life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
949:Extreme love of God is Bhakti, and this love is the real immortality ~ Swami Vivekananda from Inspired Talks (June 24, 1895),
950:Here in this blessed land, the foundation, the backbone, the life-centre is religion and religion alone. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
951:Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
952:Realization will come in the fullness of time, by living constantly in the company of sadhus (holy men). ~ Swami Vivekananda,
953:The finer the instrument, the greater the power. The mind is much finer and more powerful than the body. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
954:The powers of the mind are the rays of the sun dissipated. When they are concentrated, they illumine.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda,
955:The Soul is not composed of any materials. It is unity indivisible. Therefore it must be indestructible. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
956:You must have an iron will, if you would cross the ocean. You must be strong enough to pierce mountains. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
957:All this bringing of the mind into a higher state of vibration is included in one word in Yoga — Samadhi. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
958:As soon as extreme attachment comes, a man loses himself, he is no more master of himself, he is a slave. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
959:By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger ~ Swami Vivekananda,
960:Jnâna is never sense-knowledge. We cannot know Brahman, but we are Brahman, the whole of It, not a piece. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
961:Religion is the life of India, religion is the language of this country, the symbol of all its movements. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
962:The forms are evanescent; but the spirit, being in the Lord and of the Lord, is immortal and omnipresent. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
963:The main feature should be the teaching of principles through stories. Don't make it metaphysical at all. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
964:There cannot be any form unless it is the result of force and matter; and all combinations must dissolve. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
965:To be unselfish, perfectly selfless, is salvation itself; for the man within dies, and God alone remains. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
966:"To work we have the right, but not to the fruits thereof:" Leave the fruits alone. Why care for results? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
967:All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
968:Internal and external purification, contentment, mortification, study, and worship of God are the Niyamas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
969:It is the touch of the senses that brings all this quality of existence: heat and cold, pleasure and pain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
970:Liberty, Mukti, is all my religion, and everything that tries to curb it, I will avoid by fight or flight. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
971:Perfect purity is the most essential thing, for only "the pure in heart shall see God". ~ Swami Vivekananda from Jnana Yoga IX,
972:The law of attraction which holds good for the heavenly bodies also holds good for the smallest particles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
973:The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
974:Though this body has its beginning and end, the dweller in the body is infinite and without end” (note 7). ~ Swami Vivekananda,
975:Through practice comes Yoga, through Yoga comes knowledge, through knowledge love, and through love bliss. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
976:To the Indian mind there is nothing higher than religious ideals, that this is the keynote of Indian life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
977:Where none sees another, where it is all One, there is none to be miserable, none to be unhappy (note 48). ~ Swami Vivekananda,
978:Everything is substance plus name and form. Name and form come and go, but substance remains ever the same. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
979:External worship is only a symbol of internal worship; but internal worship and purity are the real things. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
980:If one religion true, then all the others also must be true. Thus the Hindu faith is yours as much as mine. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
981:In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path ~ Swami Vivekananda,
982:Man is man so long as he is struggling to rise above nature, and this nature is both internal and external. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
983:Move onward and carry into practice that which you are very proud to call your religion, and God bless you! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
984:Never producing pain by thought, word, and deed, in any living being, is what is called Ahimsâ, non-injury. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
985:No matter what that makes elastic - sharply, intellectually and sincerely, keep at bay it as noxious waste. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
986:Our supreme duty is to advance toward freedom - physical, mental, and spiritual - and help others to do so. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
987:Relationships are more important than life,but it is important for those relationships to have life in them ~ Swami Vivekananda,
988:Through faithful practice, layer after layer of the mind opens before us, and each reveals new facts to us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
989:You go on with your work and remember that "Never one meets with evil who tries to do good" (Gita, VI. 40). ~ Swami Vivekananda,
990:According to the history of human progress, it is disobedience to nature that has constituted that progress. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
991:... and thus moulding our lives in accordance with those of the great-souled ones who have reached the Goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
992:Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
993:I base my teaching on the great Vedantic truth of the sameness and omnipresence of the Soul of the Universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
994:Internal and external nature, mind and matter, are in time and space, and are bound by the law of causation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
995:Kindness and love can buy you the whole world; lectures and books and philosophy all stand lower than these. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
996:my Master's message to mankind is: "Be spiritual and realise truth for Yourself." ~ Swami Vivekananda from C.W. Vol 4, My Master,
997:Never say NO, Never say, 'I cannot', for you are INFINITE. All the power is WITHIN you. You can do anything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
998:Spirituality as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
999:The awakening of the soul to its bondage and its effort to stand up and assert itself - this is called life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1000:There is no happiness higher than what a man obtains by this attitude of non-offensiveness, to all creation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1001:[The seers call him wise] whose every attempt is free, without any desire for gain, without any selfishness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1002:This is the one great idea to understand that our power is already ours, our salvation is already within us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1003:Each person tries to hold himself hss and lay the blame upon somebody or something else, or even on bad luck. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1004:In one sense Brahman is known to every human being; he knows, "I am"; but man does not know himself as he is. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1005:Mercy is heaven itself; to be good, we have all to be merciful. Even justice and right should stand on mercy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1006:Never turn back to see the result of what you have done. Give all to the Lord and go on, and think not of it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1007:This craving for health, wealth, long life, and the like - the so - called good - is nothing but an illusion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1008:Be not Afraid of anything. You will do Marvelous work. it is Fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1009:How absurd to take the credit of doing the good act on oneself and lay the blame for the evil act on the Lord! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1010:One thing I must tell you. Idolatry in India does not mean anything horrible. It is not the mother of harlots. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1011:Test everything, try everything, and then believe it, and if you find it for the good of many, give it to all. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1012:This is the principle of Universal Brotherhood of man with one another, with all life down to the little ants. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1013:We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1014:We are responsible for what we are; and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1015:Whatever thou worshippest, whatever thou perceivest, whatever thou doest, give up all unto Him and be at rest. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1016:Any particle in this universe can change in relation to any other particle; but take the whole universe as one. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1017:As soon as I begin to feel that I am separate from this universe, then first comes fear, and then comes misery. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1018:Do you have the belief in you to move on, even when the whole world is against you, with swords in their hands? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1019:Forgive offences by the million. And if you love all unselfishly, all will by degrees come to love one another. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1020:If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1021:In Shankaracharya we saw tremendous intellectual power, throwing the scorching light of reason upon everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1022:Man cannot be satisfied by wealth. Man cannot go beyond his nature, no more than you can jump out of your body. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1023:The Gita is like a bouquet composed of the beautiful flowers of spiritual truths collected from the Upanishads. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1024:The Hindus have to learn a little bit of materialism from the West and teach them a little bit of spirituality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1025:The ideal of womanhood in India is motherhood—that marvellous, unselfish, all-suffering, ever-forgiving mother. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1026:There is no sin nor virtue: there is only ignorance. By realisation of non-duality this ignorance is dispelled. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1027:The same power is in every man, the one manifesting more, the other less; the same potentiality is in everyone. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1028:This body is a combination. It is only a fiction to say that I have one body, you another, and the sun another. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1029:Animals cannot have any high thoughts; nor can the Angels or Devas attain to direct freedom without human birth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1030:Doing good to his fellow-beings is the practical religion of the man full of love. ~ Swami Vivekananda from CW Vol 1 (April 5, 1900),
1031:Good works are continually being undone by the tons of hatred and anger which are being poured out on the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1032:He in whose mind is no anger, hatred, or envy, who never loses his balance, dies, or is born, who is he but God? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1033:Krishna is the higher Self, or God. He sees through the argument at once. In this case [the motive] is weakness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1034:Learn Everything that is Good from Others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1035:Morality is the struggle of the bound will to get free and is the proof that we have come from perfection. . . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1036:One moment of company with the holy makes a ship to cross this ocean of life." Such is the power of association. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1037:You see, there is one thing called love, and there is another thing called union. And union is greater than love ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1038:A man could be in a throne and have no attachment at all; another one could be in rags and have many attachments. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1039:Even the lowest of the Hindus, the Pariah, has less of the brute in him than a Briton in a similar social status. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1040:Excessive attention to the minutiae of astrology is one of the superstitions which has hurt the Hindus very much. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1041:If you dare declare that you are free, free you are this moment. If you say you are bound, bound you will remain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1042:In nature alone are forms. That which is not of nature cannot have any forms, fine or gross. It must be formless. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1043:Knowledge can never be created, it can only be discovered; and every man who makes a great discovery is inspired. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1044:My Master used to say, when a pitcher is being filled (by immersion), it gurgles, but when full, it is noiseless. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1045:Raja-Yoga is the science of religion, the rationale of all worship, all prayers, forms, ceremonies, and miracles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1046:Râja-Yoga is the science of religion, the rationale of all worship, all prayers, forms, ceremonies, and miracles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1047:Talk to yourself atleast once in a Day.. Otherwise you may miss a meeting with an EXCELLENT person in this World. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1048:Talk to yourself at least once in a Day, otherwise you may miss a meeting with an EXCELLENT person in this World. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1049:The Absolute God of the universe, the creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe, is impersonal principle. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1050:The attempt to remove evil from the world by killing a thousand evil - doers, only adds to the evil in the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1051:The body is made by the thought that lies behind it. The body politic is thus the expression of national thought. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1052:The guide, the guru, the leader, the teacher, has passed away; the boy, the student, the servant, is left behind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1053:There is nothing higher and holier than the knowledge which comes to the soul transmitted by a spiritual teacher. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1054:There is one thing to be remembered: that the assertion 'I am God' cannot be made with regard to the sense-world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1055:This attachment of Love to God is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1056:What is marriage but the renunciation of unchastity? The savage does not marry. Man marries because he renounces. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1057:When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1058:When you talk and think of the Absolute, you have to do it in the relative; so all these logical arguments apply. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1059:A good practice carried to an extreme and worked in accordance with the letter of the law becomes a positive evil. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1060:Art must be in touch with nature - and wherever that touch is gone, Art degenerates - yet it must be above nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1061:Cowards never win victories. We have to fight fear and troubles and ignorance if we expect them to flee before us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1062:Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1063:Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good; every action that retards it is evil. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1064:Marriage or non-marriage, good or evil, learning or ignorance, any of these is justified, if it leads to the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1065:Raja-Yoga is the science of religion, the rationale of all worship, all prayers, forms, ceremonies, and miracles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1066:Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.
Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.
Love is Life, Hatred is Death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1067:Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1068:The only way to study the mind is to get at facts, and then intellect will arrange them and deduce the principles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1069:Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1070:Thinking of objects, attachment to them is formed in a man. From attachment longing, and from longing anger grows. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1071:Christians are always wanting God to give them something. They appear as beggars before the throne of the Almighty. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1072:Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1073:Friends or foes, they are all instruments in Her hands to help us work out our own Karma, through pleasure or pain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1074:I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1075:If there's a God, we must see him and if there's a soul we must perceive it. Otherwise, it's better not to believe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1076:Our own selfishness makes us the most arrant cowards; our own selfishness is the great cause of fear and cowardice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1077:The finer is always the cause, the grosser the effect. So the external world is the effect, the internal the cause. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1078:To make a great future India, the whole secret lies in organization, accumulation of power, co-ordination of wills. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1079:Eka-Nishtha or devotion to one ideal is absolutely necessary for the beginner in the practice of religious devotion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1080:If you have knowledge and see a man weak, do not condemn him. Go to his level and help him if you can. He must grow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1081:I have come to this conclusion that there is only one country in the world which understands religion - it is India. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1082:In the English character, the "give and take" policy, the business principle of the trader, is principally inherent. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1083:It is the cheerful mind that is persevering. It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1084:Sâttvika people are very thoughtful, quiet, and patient. They take food in small quantities, and never anything bad. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1085:The coward, afraid of the lash, with one hand wipes his eyes and gives with the other. Of what avail are such gifts? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1086:The infinite divinity is unmanifested; it will have to be manifested. This is spirituality, the science of the soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1087:The very idea of an infinite in place would be a contradiction in terms, as a place must begin and continue in time. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1088:We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth, until we experience it ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1089:Do not spend your energy in talking but meditate in silence; and do not let the rush of the outside world disturb you ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1090:Don't give any chance for others to stole your smile.Because,it's the most valuable asset than anything in your life! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1091:If you cannot attain salvation in this life, what proof is there that you can attain it in the life or lives to come? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1092:Inactivity should be avoided by all means. Activity always means resistance. Resist all evils, mental and physical... ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1093:Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1094:Matter is the permanent possibility of sensations," said John Stuart Mill. It is only the suggestion that is outside. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1095:The glory of man is that he is a thinking being. It is the nature of man to think and therein he differs from animals ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1096:The ideal of womanhood in India is motherhood - that marvellous, unselfish, all - suffering, ever - forgiving mother. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1097:The truths of Upanishadas are before you. Take them up, live up to them, and the salvation of Bharat will be at hand. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1098:Whatsoever has form must be the result of combinations of particles and requires something else behind it to move it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1099:When a man is perfect, he sees perfection in others. When he sees imperfection, it is his own mind projecting itself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1100:Be unattached, expect nothing in return, attachment comes only where we expect a return, love shines in freedom alone. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1101:Do not spend your energy in talking but meditate in silence; and do not let the rush of the outside world disturb you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1102:If you want to do a great or a good work, do not trouble to think what the result will be. ~ Swami Vivekananda from C.W. Vol 1, Karma Yoga,
1103:It is the highest manifestation of the power of Vairagya when it takes away even our attraction towards the qualities. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1104:Love conquers in the long run. It won't do to become impatient - wait, wait - patience is bound to give success. . . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1105:Men Men Men, these are wanted.
Strong believing young men,
A hundred such and the world will get revolutionized. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1106:Neither seek nor avoid; take what comes. It is liberty to be affected by nothing. Do not merely endure; be unattached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1107:Present-day Hinduism and Buddhism were growths from the same branch. Buddhism degenerated, and Shankara lopped it off! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1108:The ego of man and woman is the soul. If the soul is independent, how then can it be isolated from the infinite whole? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1109:The kingdom of heaven is already in existence if we will have it, that perfection is already in man if he will see it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1110:The mind is in its own nature when it is calm. The moment you can calm it, that [very] moment you will know the truth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1111:The Upanishads told 5,000 years ago that the realisation of God could never be had through the senses. ~ Swami Vivekananda from Jnana Yoga,
1112:What we call powers, secrets of nature, and force, are all within. In the external world are only a series of changes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1113:Where God is, there is no other. Where world is, there is no God. These two will never unite. Like light and darkness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1114:Where should you go to seek for God — are not all the poor, the miserable, the weak, Gods? Why not worship them first? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1115:Change is always subjective. All through evolution you find that the conquest of nature comes by change in the subject. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1116:Do not fret because the world looks with suspicion at every new attempt, even though it be in the path of spirituality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1117:Every act of love brings happiness; there is no act of love which does not bring peace and blessedness as its reaction. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1118:Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life... ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1119:From a balloon, no minor distinctions are visible, so when man rises high enough, he will not see good and evil people. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1120:Happiness presents itself to man, wearing the crown of sorrow on its head. He who welcomes it must also welcome sorrow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1121:Let miseries come in millions of rivers and happiness in hundreds! I am no slave to misery! I am no slave to happiness! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1122:Let the mind be cheerful but calm. Never let it run into excesses, because every excess will be followed by a reaction. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1123:Practise hard; whether you live or die does not matter. You have to plunge in and work, without thinking of the result. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1124:Soft-brained people, weak-minded, chicken-hearted , cannot find the truth. One has to be free, and as broad as the sky. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1125:That which is true must be infinite and eternal. That is the one test of truth. It never decays, it is always the same. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1126:There is really no difference between matter, mind and Spirit. They are only different phases of experiencing the One. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1127:The selfless and unattached man may live in the very heart of a crowded and sinful city; he will not be touched by sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1128:Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1129:Bold words and bolder deeds are what we want. Awake, awake, great ones! The world is burning with misery. Can you sleep? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1130:Come out into the Universe of Light. Everything in the Universe is Yours, stretch out your arms and Embrace it with Love ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1131:Each one has a special nature peculiar to himself which he must follow and through which he will find his way to freedom ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1132:Go on saying, I am free. Never mind if the next moment delusion comes and says, I am bound. Dehypnotize the whole thing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1133:If the mind is not under control, it is no use living in a cave because the same mind will bring all disturbances there. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1134:Let me draw your attention to one thing which unfortunately we always forget: that is - "O man, have faith in yourself." ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1135:Only by so transcending the world of sense, can he reach his true Self and realise what he really is. ~ Swami Vivekananda from Jnana Yoga VI,
1136:Pay particular attention to your health, but too much coddling of the body will, on the contrary, also spoil the health. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1137:Religion is not in doctrines, in dogmas, nor in intellectual argumentation; it is being and becoming, it is realization. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1138:This life is a hard fact; work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine; no matter, the soul is stronger. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1139:Well has it been said that man is the only animal that naturally looks upwards; every other animal naturally looks down. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1140:When the soul wants to depend upon nothing, not even upon life, that is the height of philosophy, the height of manhood. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1141:All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1142:In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path” ― Swami Vivekananda ~ Penny Reid,
1143:Manushya (man) is a being with Manas (mind); and as soon as his thinking power goes, he becomes no better than an animal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1144:Oh, if only you knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it is when I call you man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1145:The only way to rise is by doing the duty next to us, and thus gathering strength go on until we reach the highest state. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1146:To realize the spirit as spirit is practical religion. Everything else is good so far as it leads to this one grand idea. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1147:We shall have to work like lions, keeping the ideal before us, without caring whether "the wise ones praise or blame us". ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1148:According to us, there are three things in the makeup of man. There is the body, there is the mind, and there is the soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1149:All power is within you. Believe in that,do not believe that you are weak... Stand up and express the Divinity within you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1150:Good and evil have an equal share in moulding character, and in some instances misery is a greater teacher than happiness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1151:Oh, if only you knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it; is when I call you man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1152:That is the test of everything. Renounce everything. It is the creative faculty that brings us into all this entanglement. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1153:The day, man will find that he never really dies; that his Soul persists beyond death; he will have no more fear of death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1154: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,
1155:The man who becomes angry never does a great amount of work, and the man whom nothing can make angry accomplishes so much. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1156:The Yogi says, religion is practical if you know first why misery exists. All the misery in the world is in the senses. Is ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1157:This misery that I am suffering is of my own doing, and that very thing proves that it will have to be undone by me alone. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1158:Duty is seldom sweet. It is only when love greases its wheels that it runs smoothly; it is a continuous friction otherwise. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1159:Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1160:From Him are all name and form; all the animals and men are from Him. He is the one Supreme. He who knows Him becomes free. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1161:God is always God, but the views which people and nations may take of him vary. No higher view is known than that of love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1162:If you intend to study the mind, you must have systematic training; you must practice to bring the mind under your control. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1163:India is immortal if she persists in her search for God. But if she goes in for politics and social conflict, she will die. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1164:It is a retarding element creating hatred and anger, and causing people to fight each other, and making them unsympathetic. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1165:The Hindus have cultivated the power of analysis and abstraction. No nation has yet produced a grammar like that of Panini. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1166:These tremendous contradictions in our intellect, in our knowledge, yea, in all the facts of our life face us on all sides. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1167:The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect - but there is something behind the will which is free. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1168:To the man who has begun to hate himself the gate to degeneration has already opened; and the same is true of a nation. Our ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1169:A brave, frank, clean-hearted, courageous and aspiring youth is the only foundation on which the future nation can be built. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1170:All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1171:God is always God, but the views which people and nations may take of him vary. No higher view is known than that of love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1172:Know this also to be one of the spiritual practices, a discipline for God - realisation. Its aim also is Self - realisation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1173:Man can think of divine things only in his own human way, to us the Absolute can be expressed only in our relative language. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1174:Perfection is always infinite. We are the Infinite already. You and I, and all beings, are trying to manifest that infinity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1175:Thank God for giving you this world as a moral gymnasium to help your development, but never imagine you can help the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1176:The kingdom of heaven is within us. The Jewish idea was a kingdom of heaven upon this earth. That was not the idea of Jesus. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1177:The three essentials of Hinduism are belief in God, in the Vedas as revelation, in the doctrine of Karma and transmigration. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1178:Until we give up the world manufactured by the ego, never can we enter the kingdom of heaven. None ever did, none ever will. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1179:We do not seek to thrust the principles of our religion upon anyone. The fundamental principles of our religion forbid that. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1180:All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1181:Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1182:Forget not that thy marriage, thy wealth, thy life are not for sense-pleasure, are not for thy individual personal happiness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1183:Take off the veil of hypnotism which you have cast upon the world, send not out thoughts and words of weakness unto humanity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1184:The less passion there is, the better we work. The calmer we are the better for us and the more the amount of work we can do. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1185:The mother and the father are the causes of this body; so a man must undergo a thousand troubles in order to do good to them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1186:The one who actually succeeds in making himself believe that he is having a good time is the man of splendid physical health. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1187:There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1188:The Self is the essence of this universe, the essence of all souls; He is the essence of your own life, nay, ‘Thou art That’. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1189:The way to God is the opposite to that of the world. And to few, very few, are given to have God and mammon at the same time. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1190:What good being object of charity? Give away, ne'er turn to ask in return, Should there be the wealth treasured in thy heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1191:If you want the reward, you must also have the punishment; the only way to get out of the punishment is to give up the reward. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1192:Neither money pays, nor name pays, nor fame, nor learning; it is CHARACTER that cleave through adamantine walls of difference. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1193:Oh, to live even for a day in the full light of freedom, to breathe the free air of simplicity! Isn't that the highest purity? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1194:Renunciation is always the ideal of every race; only other races do not know what they are made to do by nature unconsciously. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1195:To the Yogi everything is bliss, every human face that he sees brings cheerfulness to him. That is the sign of a virtuous man. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1196:We are like the caterpillar which takes the thread out of his own body and of that makes the cocoon, and behold, he is caught. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1197: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,
1198:Christ, being man, had to see impurity and denounced it; but God, infinitely higher, does not see iniquity and cannot be angry. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1199:If I, as an Oriental have to worship Jesus of Nazareth, there is only one way, that is, to worship him as God and nothing else. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1200:If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1201:It is only work that is done as freewill offering to humanity and to nature that does not bring with it any binding attachment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1202:It is the coward and the fool who says, ‘This is fate.’” But it is the strong man who stands up and says, “I will make my fate. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1203:Never mind failures; they are quite natural,
they are the beauty of life, these failures.
What would be LIFE without them ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1204:So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection. A perfect, free being cannot have any desire. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1205:The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain — and the whole world is at your feet. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1206:Watch people do their most common actions; these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1207:We are allowed to worship him. Stand in that reverent attitude to the whole universe, and then will come perfect non attachment ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1208:We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1209: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,
1210:We must realize also that our so-called possessions are just toys which have been lent to us to play with for a little while. A ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1211:What a man 'learns' is really what he 'discovers,' by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1212:What we want is vigour in the blood, strength in the nerves, iron muscles and nerves of steel, not softening namby-pamby ideas. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1213:When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1214:Where one sees another, one hears another so long as there are two, there must be fear, and fear is the mother of all [misery]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1215:Blame neither man, nor God, nor anyone in the world. When you find yourselves suffering, blame yourselves, and try to do better. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1216:Get away from all books and forms and let your soul see its Self. "We are deluded and maddened by books", Shri Krishna declares. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1217: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,
1218:In Buddha we had the great, universal heart and infinite patience, making religion practical and bringing it to everyone's door. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1219:Love immense and infinite, broad as the sky and deep as the ocean—this is the one great gain in life. Blessed is he who gets it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1220:MIND is not a dustbin to keep anger, hatred and jealousy. But it is the treasure box to keep, love happiness and sweet memories. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1221:"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,
1222:We must always bear in mind that we are not going to be free, but are free already. Every idea that we are bound is a delusion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1223:We must approach religion with reverence and with love, and our heart will stand up and say, this is truth, and this is untruth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1224:What a mean 'learns' is really what he 'discovers,' by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1225:whatever you think that you will be.
if you think yourself weak,weak you will be;
if you think yourself strong,you will be ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1226:When we let loose our feelings, we waste so much energy, shatter our nerves, disturb our minds, and accomplish very little work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1227:am proud to belong to a nation which has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all religions and all nations of the earth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1228:By no prophets or anything. ... Only infinite words, infinite by their very nature, from which the whole universe comes and goes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1229:Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. ... Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1230:Let us worship the spirit in spirit, standing on spirit. Let the foundation be spirit, the middle spirit, the culmination spirit. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1231:Man can become like God and acquire control over the whole universe if he multiplies infinitely his centre of self-consciousness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1232:Put the good before them, see how eagerly they take it, see how the divine that never dies, that is always living in the human... ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1233:"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all good things will be added unto you." Follow God and you shall have whatever you desire. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1234:there rose this man Krishna, and in the Gita he tries to reconcile the ceremony and the philosophy of the priests and the people. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1235:The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1236:We are bound to earth by desire and also to God, heaven, and the angels. A slave is a slave whether to man, to God, or to angels. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1237:When once you consider an action, do not let anything dissuade you. Consult your heart, not others, and then follow its dictates. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1238:The goldness of gold, the silverness of silver, the manhood of man, the womanhood of woman, the reality of everything is the Lord. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1239:The Hindus have a peculiar slovenliness in business matters, not being sufficiently methodical and strict in keeping accounts etc. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1240:There cannot be a cause without an effect, the present must have had its cause in the past and will have its effect in the future. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1241:To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. Whatever you do for your own sake is not religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1242:Yes, the words of the Mother can be heard as clearly as we hear one another. But one requires a fine nerve to hear Mother's words. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1243:Even forgiveness, if weak and passive, is not true: fight is better. Forgive when you could bring legions of angels to the victory. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1244:Every atom is working and resisting every thought in the mind. Everything we see and know is but the resultant of these two forces. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1245:Every human being has the right to ask the reason, why, and to have his question answered by himself, if he only takes the trouble. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1246:No man to be judged by mere nature of his duties, but all should be judged by the manner and the spirit in which they perform them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1247:so even though all the senses bring in sensations from nature, the ocean-like heart of the sage knows no disturbance, knows no fear ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1248:There is nothing holier in the world than to keep good company, because the good impressions will then tend to come to the surface. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1249:The soul ... is nameless because it is formless. It will neither go to heaven nor [to hell] any more than it will enter this glass. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1250:This very world is seen by the five senses as matter, by the very wicked as hell, by the good as heaven, and by the perfect as God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1251:You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1252:As the cause is, so the effect will be Cause is never different from effect, the effect is but the cause reproduced in another form. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1253:Christ's public life extended only over eighteen months, and for this he had silently been preparing himself for thirty - two years. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1254:It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1255:...Really, there is no greater sin than cowardice; cowards are never saved - that is sure. I can stand everything else but not that. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1256:This is the line of life, this is the line of growth, and this is the line of well-being in India - to follow the track of religion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1257:Who is the seer? The Self of man, the Purusha. What is the scene? The whole of nature beginning with the mind, down to gross matter. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1258:A Brahmin is not so much in need of education as a Chandala. If the son of a Brahmin needs one teacher, that of a Chandala needs ten. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1259:Even luxuries are arranged according to ideas and ideals, to make them reflect as much of thought-life as possible - and this is Art. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1260:Materialism prevails in Europe today. You may pray for the salvation of the modern sceptics, but they do not yield, they want reason. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1261:No study has taken so much of human energy, whether in times past or present, as the study of the soul, of God, and of human destiny. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1262:Spiritual knowledge can only be given in silence like the dew that falls unseen and unheard, yet bringing into bloom masses of roses. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1263:The organs are the horses, the mind is the rein, the intellect is the charioteer, the soul is the rider, and the body is the chariot. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1264:The power which works through the formative principles of every religion in every country is manifested in the forms of religion. . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1265:Therefore, beware of everything that takes away your freedom. Know that it is dangerous, and avoid it by all the means in your power. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1266:What is now wanted is a combination of the greatest heart with the highest intellectuality, of infinite love with infinite knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1267:With eternal faith in Him, set fire to the mountain of misery that has been heaped upon India for ages - and it shall be burned down. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1268:”You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1269:As body, mind, or soul, you are a dream; you really are Being, Consciousness, Bliss (satchidananda). You are the God of this universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1270:Do I wish that the Christian would become Hindu? God forbid. Do I wish that the Hindu or Buddhist would become Christian? God forbid. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1271:Each nation has a main current in life; in India it is religion. Make it strong and the waters on either side must move along with it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1272:Never forget the glory of human nature! We are the greatest god.. Christs and Buddhas are but waves in the boundless ocean which I AM. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1273:No negative, all positive, affirmative. I am, God is, everything is in me. I will manifest health, purity, knowledge, whatever I want. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1274:Thought ceases in meditation; even the mind's elements are quite quiet. Blood circulation stops. His breath stops, but he is not dead. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1275:When we use our imagination properly it is our greatest friend; it goes belyond reason and is the only light that takes us everywhere. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1276:You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1277:A fool may buy all the books in the world, and they will be in his library; but he will be able to read only those that he deserves to. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1278:Had I lived in Palestine, in the days of Jesus of Nazareth, I would have washed his feet, not with my tears, but with my heart's blood! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1279:Ignorance is death, knowledge is life. Life is of very little value, if it is a life in the dark, groping through ignorance and misery. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1280:Impurity is a mere superimposition under which your real nature has become hidden. But the real you is already perfect, already strong. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1281:I pity the Hindu who does not see the beauty in Jesus Christ's character. I pity the Christian who does not reverence the Hindu Christ. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1282:Is there no room for art in the spoken language? What is the use of creating an unnatural language to the exclusion of the natural one? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1283:The Swami Vivekananda lectured for the first time from a public platform on September 11th, 1893 and on July 4th, 1902, he passed away. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1284:And so, as in every other thing, we are always trying to ignore the standard of another, trying to bind the whole world to our standard. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1285:Do you share my belief in Swami Vivekananda's dream that India will be a Jagad Guru once again? I see no reason for India to be left behind. ~ Narendra Modi,
1286:Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. Those that persevere will see the light, sooner or later. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1287:The end and aim of all science is to find the unity, the One out of which the manifold is being manufactured, that One existing as many. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1288:The Land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1289:Through the imparting of moral principles, good behaviour, and education we must make the Chandala come up to the level of the Brahmana. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1290:Be Grateful to the Man you help, think of Him as God. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship God by helping our fellow men? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1291:Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1292:but for a man to constantly do good without caring for the approbation of his fellow men is indeed the highest sacrifice man can perform. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1293:Do I wish that the Christian would become Hindu? God forbid. Do I wish that the Hindu or Buddhist would become Christian? God forbid. The ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1294:If a man, day and night, thinks he is miserable, low and nothing, nothing he becomes. If you say yea, yea, "I am, I am", so shall you be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1295:“Ignorance is death, knowledge is life. Life is of very little value, if it is a life in the dark, groping through ignorance and misery.” ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1296:The book one must read to learn natural sciences is the book of nature. The book from which to learn religion is your own mind and heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1297:This World will always continue to be a mixture of Good and Evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to Love even the wrongdoer. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1298:Too much faith in personality has a tendency to produce weakness and idolatry, but intense love for the Guru makes rapid growth possible. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1299:Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1300:What is salvation? To live with God. Where? Anywhere. Here this moment. One moment in infinite time is quite as good as any other moment. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1301: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. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1302:It is a good discipline to be forced to work for work's sake, even to the length of not being allowed to enjoy the fruits of one's labour. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1303:Just as creation is infinite and eternal, without beginning and without end, so is the knowledge of God without beginning and without end. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1304:No man is to be judged by the mere nature of his duties, but all should be judged by the manner and the spirit in which they perform them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1305:The banyan tree does not mean awakening, nor does the hill, nor the saint, nor the European couple. The lotus is a symbol of regeneration. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1306:The best guide in life is strength. In religion, as in all other matters, discard everything that weakens you, have nothing to do with it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1307: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?. . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1308:A man must not only have faith but intellectual faith too. To make a man take up everything and believe it, would be to make him a lunatic. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1309:Blows are what awaken us & help to break the dream. They show us the insufficiency of this world & make us long to escape, to have freedom. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1310:Books are only made so that they may point the way to a higher life; but no good results unless the path is trodden with unflinching steps! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1311:Both the forces of good and evil will keep the universe alive for us, until we awake from our dreams and give up this building of mud pies. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1312:Form and formless are intertwined in this world. The formless can only be expressed in form and form can only be thought with the formless. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1313:Renunciation is the very basis upon which ethics stands. There never was an ethical code preached which had not renunciation for its basis. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1314:"The fool, dwelling on the bank of the Ganga, digs a well for water!" Such are we! Living in the midst of God - we must go and make images. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1315:The greatest help to spiritual life is meditation. In meditation we divest ourselves of all material condition and feel our divine nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1316:The greatest sin is to think that you are weak. No one is greater: realize that you are Brahman. Nothing has power except what you give it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1317: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. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1318:You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you,
none can make you spiritual.
There is no other teacher but your own soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1319:Because the Soul is not made of matter, since it is spiritual, it cannot obey the laws of matter, it cannot be judged by the laws of matter. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1320:Is it freedom to be a slave to the senses, to anger, to jealousies and a hundred other petty things that must occur every day in human life? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1321:See how the Ganga flows by and what a nice building! I like this place. This is the ideal kind of place for a Math. (in Belur, West Bengal). ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1322:The uplift of the women, the awakening of the masses must come first, and then only can any real good come about for the country, for India. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1323:we are not the vedantists, pauranics or tantrics. we are the 'don't touchists'. our religion is 'don't touch me, i am holy'.
-vivekananda ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1324:We must not forget that health is only a means to an end. If health were the end, we would be like animals; animals rarely become unhealthy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1325:Whatever you believe, that you will be. If you believe yourselves to be sages, sages you will be tomorrow. There is nothing to obstruct you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1326:When we free ourselves from name and form, especially from a body - when we need no body, good or bad - then only do we escape from bondage. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1327: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. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1328:It is the duty of all to support and side with Dharma. All must fight and support Dharma regardless of their personality, background, status. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1329:Pray, ‘Thou our Father, our Mother, our dearest Friend ! Thou who bearest this universe, help us to bear the little burden of this our life.’ ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1330:Purusha is the; great attraction of the universe; though untouched by and unconnected with the universe, yet it attracts the whole; universe. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1331:See what an atmosphere of holiness is here the pure air of the Ganga what an assemblage of Sadhus will you find anywhere a place like this! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1332:The Tapas and the other hard Yogas that were practiced in other Yugas do not work now. What is needed in this Yuga is giving, helping others. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1333:This world is not for cowards. Do not try to fly. Look not for success or failure. Join yourself to the perfectly unselfish will and work on. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1334:What do you gain in heaven? You become gods, drink nectar, and get rheumatism. There is less misery there than on earth, but also less truth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1335:All progress and power are already in every man; perfection is man's nature, only it is barred in and prevented from taking its proper course. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1336:All the weak and undeveloped minds in every religion or country have only one way of loving their own ideal, i.e. by hating every other ideal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1337:Everything that we know is within our universe, and everything within our universe is moulded by the conditions of space, time, and causation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1338:In whatever name or form they are offered, all these flowers are laid at God's feet, for He is the one Lord of all, the one Soul of all souls. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1339:The help which tends to make us spiritually strong is the highest help, next to it comes intellectual help and after that comes physical help. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1340:The will is stronger than anything else. Everything must go down before the will, for it comes from God. A pure and strong will is omnipotent. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1341:Be not in despair, the way is very difficult, like walking on the edge of a razor; yet despair not, arise, awake, and find the ideal, the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1342:Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1343:I see clear as daylight that there is the one Brahman in all, in them and me—one Shakti dwells in all. The only difference is of manifestation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1344:My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation. Out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem like lions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1345:One may gain political and social independence, but if one is a slave to his passions and desires, one cannot feel the pure joy of real freedom ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1346:One ounce of the practice of righteousness and of spiritual Self-realisation outweighs tons and tons of frothy talk and nonsensical sentiments. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1347:One ounce of the practice of righteousness and of spiritual Self-realization outweighs tons and tons of frothy talk and nonsensical sentiments. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1348:Onward, my brave boys - money or no money - men or no men! Have you love? Have you God? Onward and forward to the breach, you are irresistible. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1349:Study. What is meant by study in this case? No study of novels or story books, but study of those works which teach the liberation of the Soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1350:The forms have value only so far as they are expressions of the life within. If they have ceased to express life, crush them out without mercy. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1351:We must be bright and cheerful. Long faces do not make religion. Religion should be the most joyful thing in the world, because it is the best. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1352:When you step beyond thought and intellect and all reasoning, then you have made the first step towards God; and that is the beginning of life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1353:Friends or foes, they are all instruments in Her hands to help us work out our own karma, through pleasure or pain. As such, 'Mother' bless all. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1354:Hold on to your own ideal. . . . Above all, never attempt to guide or rule others, or, as the Yankees say, "boss" others. Be the servant of all. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1355:No great work can be achieved by humbug. It is through love, a passion for truth, and tremendous energy, that all undertakings are accomplished. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1356:None will be able to resist truth and love and sincerity. Are you sincere? Unselfish even unto death, and loving? Then fear not, not even death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1357:Pay no attention whatsoever to newspaper nonsense or criticism. Be sincere and do your duty. Everything will come all right. Truth must triumph. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1358:Religion for a long time has come to be static in India. What we want is to make it dynamic. I want it to be brought into the life of everybody. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1359:That which the ignorant do with desire for results and gain, let the wise do without any attachment and without any desire for results and gain. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1360:The atom cannot disobey the law. Whether it is the mental or the physical atom, it must obey the law. "What is the use of [external restraint]?" ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1361:The "ego" like its correlative "non-ego", is the product of the body, mind etc. The only proof of the existence of the real Self is realisation. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1362:As soon as we identify ourselves with the work we do, we feel miserable; but if we do not identify ourselves with it, we do not feel that misery. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1363:Don't look back—forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience—then alone can great deeds be accomplished. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1364:[Krishna answers:] “The man who has given up all desires, who desires nothing, not even this life, nor freedom, nor gods, nor work, nor anything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1365:My Faith is in the Younger Generation, the Modern Generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like Lions. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1366:Only when a man sees this universe as God does the veil fall from his eyes; then that man, purified and cleansed, finds his whole vision changed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1367:Take any path you like; follow any prophet you like; but have only that method which suits your own nature, so that you will be sure to progress. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1368:There is nothing beyond God, and the sense enjoyments are simply something through which we are passing now in the hope of getting better things. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1369:To the person who desires nothing and does not get entangled in desires, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1370:Every wave of passion restrained is a balance in your favor. It is therefore good policy not to return anger for anger, as with all true morality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1371:If the Student thinks he is the Spirit, he will be a better Student. If the Lawyer thinks he is the Spirit, he will be a better Lawyer, and so on. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1372:Know that every time you feel weak, you not only hurt yourself but also the cause. Infinite faith and strength are the only conditions of success. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1373:Now is wanted intense Karma-Yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1374:Some men, who begin by saying that the world is a hell, often end by saying that it is a heaven when they succeed in the practice of self-control. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1375:The mind uncontrolled and unguided will drag us down, down, for ever — rend us, kill us; and the mind controlled and guided will save us, free us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1376:There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of woman is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1377:those who believe in God should pray — not for money, not for health, nor for heaven; pray for knowledge and light; every other prayer is selfish. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1378:Anything that is western origin, first you verify it, then accept it. Anything that is Indian origin, first accept it, then verify it if necessary. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1379:God is the ever active providence, by whose power systems after systems are being evolved out of chaos, made to run for a time and again destroyed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1380:Have charity towards all beings. Pity those who are in distress. Love all creatures. Do not be jealous of anyone. Look not to the faults of others. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1381:Stand up , be bold , be strong !
Know that you are the creator of your own destiny . All the strength and succour you want is within yourself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1382:The correct meaning of the statement The Vedas are beginningless and eternal is that the law or truth revealed by them is permanent and changeless. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1383:This is the central idea of the Gita- to be calm and steadfast in all circumstances, with one's body, mind, and soul centered at His hallowed feet! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1384:Whose meditation is real and effective? Who can really surrender to the will of God? Only the person whose mind has been purified by selfless work. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1385:You may sit down and listen to me by the hour every day, but if you do not practice, you will not get one step further. It all depends on practice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1386:Always keep the mind cheerful. Everyone will die once. Cowards suffer the pangs of death again and again, solely due to the fear in their own minds. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1387:God is the ever active providence, by whose power systems after systems are being evolved out of chaos, made to run for a time and again destroyed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1388:If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1389:Man is to become divine by realizing the divine. Idols or temples, or churches or books, are only the supports, the help of his spiritual childhood. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1390:My brother, do men grieve over the fight of cats and dogs? So the jealousy, envy, and elbowing of common men should make no impression on your mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1391:Never mind these failures, these little backslidings; hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1392:Strength, strength for us. What we need is strength, who will give us strength? There are thousands to weaken us, and of stories we have had enough. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1393:There is only one Soul in the Universe. There is no 'you' or 'me'; all variety is merged into the absolute unity, the one infinite existence - God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1394:We only know the universe from the point of view of beings with five senses. Suppose we obtain another sense, the whole universe must change for us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1395:Where you find the attraction for lust and wealth considerably diminished, to whatever creed he may belong, know that his inner spirit is awakening. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1396:Without birth or death, eternal, ever-existing, free, unchangeable and beyond all conditions is this Soul of man - the real Self of Man - the Atman. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1397:As all the rivers of the world constantly pour their waters into the ocean, but the ocean’s grand, majestic nature remains undisturbed and unchanged, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1398:Karma is the eternal assertion of human freedom. . . . Our thoughts, our words, and deeds are the threads of the net which we throw around ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1399:Pray all the time, read all the scriptures in the world, and worship all the gods there are ...but unless you realize the Truth, there is no freedom. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1400:We know how often in our lives through laziness and cowardice we give up the battle and try to hypnotise our minds into the belief that we are brave. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1401:All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do) and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1402:Come out into the broad light of day, come out from the little narrow paths, for how can the infinite soul rest content to live and die in small ruts? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1403:Never can a reforming sect survive if it is only reforming; the formative elements alone - the real impulse, that is, the principles - live on and on. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1404:To love because it is the nature of love to love is undeniably the highest and the most unselfish manifestation of love that may be seen in the world. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1405:We are what our considered opinion abide through us; so put up with assiduousness about what you storage. Natter are sub-. Line live; they travel far. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1406:all religions alike, from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, are but so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realise the Infinite. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1407:Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1408:I am a socialist not because I think it is a perfect system, but half a loaf is better than no bread. The other system has been tried and found wanting ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1409:In everything, there are two kinds of development-analytical and synthetical. In the former the Hindus excel other nations. In the latter they are nil. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1410:My child, what I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1411:My ideal indeed can be put into a few words and that is : to preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1412:No man is to be judged by the mere nature of his duties, but all should be judged by the manner and the spirit in which they perform them. ~ Swami Vivekananda (C.W. I. 66),
1413:Only when creation stops can we find the Absolute. The Absolute is in the soul, not in creation. So by stopping creation, we come to know the Absolute. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1414:The light of a lamp does not flicker in a windless place”: that is the simile which describes a yogi of one-pointed mind, who meditates upon the Atman. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1415:The sum total of all the cells in an organism is one person; so each soul is like one cell and the sum of them is God, and beyond that is the Absolute. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1416:As to the thirst after knowledge, it is an old law that we all get whatever we want. None of us can get anything other than what we fix our hearts upon. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1417:but I am prepared to go any distance to see the face of that man who can really make a distinction between the sin and the sinner. It is easy to say so. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1418:It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1419:It is the Level-headed Man, the Calm Man, of Good Judgement and cool nerves, of Great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1420:Swami Vivekananda says: “Fortune is like a flirt—she will run away from you when you want her, but if you are not interested in her, she will come chasing you. ~ Swami Rama,
1421:The Jivanmukta ('the living free' or one who knows) alone is able to give real love, real charity, real truth, and it is truth alone that makes us free. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1422:Education is not filling the mind with a lot of facts. Perfecting the instrument and getting complete mastery of my own mind [is the ideal of education]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1423:It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1424:My ideal, indeed, can be put into a few words, and that is: to preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1425:The idea is, when a man receives a gift from another, his heart becomes impure, he becomes low, he loses his independence, he becomes bound and attached. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1426:The Kingdom of Heaven is within us. God is within us. He is the Soul of our souls. See Him in your own soul. That is practical religion. That is freedom. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1427:The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you free. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1428:The whole universe is composed of name and form. Whatever we see is either a compound of name and form, or simply name with form which is a mental image. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1429:As soon as we react, we become slaves. A man blames me, and I immediately react in the form of anger. A little vibration which he created made me a slave. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1430:Man never progresses from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lesser truth to higher truth — but it is never from error to truth. ~ Swami Vivekananda (C.W. II. 365),
1431:My Child, What I want is Muscles of Iron and Nerves of Steel, inside which Dwells a Mind of the same Material as that of which the Thunderbolt is Made.
   ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1432:Shri Ramakrishna use to say, "As Long as I Live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1433:The same fire that cooks a meal for us may burn a child, and it is no fault of the fire if it does so; the difference lies in the way in which it is used. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1434:When we have succeeded in preventing all the forces in the world from throwing us off our balance, then alone we have attained to freedom, and not before. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1435:"You are pure and perfect, and what you call sin does not belong to you". Sins are low degrees of Self-manifestation; manifest your Self in a high degree. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1436:You yourself are to blame. This weeping and wailing and knocking your heads into corners [against brick walls, as it were] will not do you the least good. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1437:All practice or worship is only for taking off this veil. When that will go, you will find that the Sun of Absolute Knowledge is shining in Its own lustre. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1438:Experience is the only teacher we have. We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth until we experience it ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1439:He who knows that he is free is free; he who knows that he is bound is bound. What is the end and aim of life? None, because I know that I am the Infinite. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1440:. . . If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like lions. We must rouse India and the whole world. No cowardice. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1441:The ground under the Bilva tree is very holy. Meditating here quickly brings about an awakening of the religious instinct. Shri Ramakrishna used to say so. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1442:We become forgetful of the ego when we think of the body as dedicated to the service of others - the body with which most complacently we identify the ego. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1443:We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1444:Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of: Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, Dharma and the full fledged devotion to God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1445:Liberty in thought and action is the only condition of life, growth and well-being: Where it does not exist, the man, the race, and the nation must go down. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1446:The great Vaishnava religion of India has also sprung from a Tamil Pariah - Shathakopa - "who was a dealer in winnowing-fans but was a Yogin all the while". ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1447:When you are doing any work, do not think of anything beyond. Do it as worship, as the highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1448:Jnana teaches that the world should be given up, but not on that account to be abandoned. To be in the world but not of it-is the true test of the sannyasin. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1449:So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1450:We hear all around us about practical religion, and analysing all that, we find that it can be brought down to one conception - charity to our fellow beings. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1451:Do any deserve liberty who are not ready to give it to others? Let us calmly go to work, instead of dissipating our energy in unnecessary fretting and fuming. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1452:Even the least work done for others awakens the power within; even thinking the least good of others gradually instills into the heart the strength of a lion. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1453:God is not to be reached by the weak. Never be weak. You have infinite strength within you. How else will you conquer anything? How else will you come to God? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1454:Man is guided by the stomach. He walks and the stomach goes first and the head afterwards. Have you not seen that? It will take ages for the head to go first. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1455:Mind you, there is no value in learning. You are all mistaken in learning. The only value of knowledge is in the strengthening, the disciplining, of the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1456:The bane of sects, especially in Bengal, is that if any one happens to have a different opinion, he immediately starts a new sect, he has no patience to wait. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1457:The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1458:We have to cover everything with the Lord himself, not a false sort of optimism, not by blinding our eyes to the evil, but by really seeing God in everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1459:According to this philosophy, each man consists of three parts - the body, the internal organ or the mind, and behind that, what is called the Atman, the Self. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1460:Always remember that renunciation is the root idea. Unless one is initiated into this idea, not even Brahma and the World - gods have the power to attain Mukti ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1461:Are you unselfish? That is the question. If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book, without going into a single church or temple. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1462:God is not to be reached by the weak. Never be weak. You have infinite strength within you. How else will you conquer anything? How else will you come to God? ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1463:Hindu religion does not consist in struggles and attempts to believe a certain doctrine or dogma, but in realizing not in believing, but in being and becoming. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1464:It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven in a moment "The earth is enjoyed by heroes" - this is the unfailing truth. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1465:Man is a slave of nature, and slave eternally he has got to remain. We call it Karma. Karma means law, and it applies everywhere. Everything is bound by Karma. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1466:The knowing ones must have pity on the ignorant.
One who knows is willing to give up his body even for an ant,
because he knows that the body is nothing. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1467:True religion comes not front the teaching of men or the reading of books; it is the awakening of the spirit within us, consequent upon pure and heroic action. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1468:We are slaves in the hands of nature - slaves to a bit of bread, slaves to praise, slaves to blame, slaves to wife, to husband, to child, slaves to everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1469:We must be the masters, and not the slaves of nature; neither body nor mind must be our master, nor must we forget that the body is mine, and not I the body's. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1470:All perfection is there already in the soul. But this perfection has been covered up by nature; layer after layer of nature is covering this purity of the soul. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1471:Consciously or unconsciously, health can be transmitted. A very strong man, living with a weak man, will make him a little stronger, whether he knows it or not. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1472:God is cruel and not cruel. He is all being and not being at the same time. Hence He is all contradictions. Nature also is nothing but a mass of contradictions. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1473:Hindu Dharma is the quintessence of our national life, hold fast to it if you want your country to survive, or else you would be wiped out in three generations. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1474:If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1475:Let a man go down as low as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1476:Perfect sincerity, holiness, gigantic intellect, and all-conquering will. Let only a handful of men work with these, and the whole world will be revolutionized. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1477:So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every person a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1478:the personality of the man is two-thirds, and his intellect, his words, are but one-third. It is the real man, the personality of the man, that runs through us. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1479:All the strength and succour you want is within yourselves. Therefore make your own future. "Let the dead past bury its dead." The infinite future is before you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1480:Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done.' We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1481:God is cruel and not cruel. He is all being and not being at the same time. Hence He is all contradictions. Nature also is nothing but a mass of contradictions. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1482:Here it may be said that these laws as laws may be without end, but they must have had a beginning. The Vedas teach us that creation is without beginning or end. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1483:He who always thinks himself as weak will never become strong, but he who knows himself to be a lion, rushes out from the worlds meshes, as a lion from its cage. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1484:Hindu religion does not consist in struggles and attempts to believe a certain doctrine or dogma, but in realising — not in believing, but in being and becoming. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1485:If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word "fearlessness." ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1486:If you can think that infinite power, infinite knowledge and indomitable energy lie within you, and if you can bring out that power, you also can become like me. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1487:Liberty is the first condition of growth. It is wrong, a thousand times wrong, if any of you dares to say, 'I will work out the salvation of this woman or child. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1488:Mankind ought to be taught that religions are but the varied expressions of THE RELIGION, which is Oneness, so that each may choose the path that suits him best. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1489:Neither numbers nor powers nor wealth nor learning nor eloquence nor anything else will prevail, but purity, living the life, in one word, Anubhuti, Realization. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1490:Never allow weakness to overtake your mind. Remember Mahavira, remember the Divine Mother! And you will see that all weakness, all cowardice will vanish at once. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1491:As soon as I think that I am a little body, I want to preserve it, to protect it, to keep it nice, at the expense of other bodies; then you and I become separate. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1492:Inequality is the very basis of creation. At the same time the forces struggling to obtain equality are as much a necessity of creation as those which destroy it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1493:Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. You must have strict morality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1494:Men may have given millions of dollars and fed rats and cats, as some do in India. They say that men can take care of themselves, but the poor animals cannot. . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1495:Proclaim the glory of the Atman with the roar of a lion, and impart fearlessness unto all beings by saying, 'Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached'! ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1496:That is good. It is a law of nature. That is the way with all founders of religion. Without persecution superior ideas cannot penetrate into the heart of society. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1497:The mind has to be made malleable like clay. Just as clay sticks wherever you throw it, so the mind must be made to dwell upon whatever object you concentrate it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1498:To the Hindu, says Vivekananda, "Man is not travelling from error to truth, but climbing up from truth to truth, from truth that is lower to truth that is higher. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1499:When the last moment arrives, praise and blame will be the same to you, to me, and to others. We are here to work, and will have to leave all when the call comes. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1500:Where is fate and who is fate? We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none else has the praise. We make our own destiny. ~ Swami Vivekananda,

IN CHAPTERS [18/18]



   7 Yoga
   3 Philosophy
   2 Occultism
   2 Integral Yoga
   1 Poetry
   1 Mysticism


   5 Sri Ramakrishna
   5 Sri Aurobindo
   2 Swami Vivekananda
   2 Patanjali
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Aleister Crowley


   4 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   3 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   2 Talks
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Liber ABA


0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   To spread his message to the four corners of the earth Sri Ramakrishna needed a strong instrument. With his frail body and delicate limbs he could not make great journeys across wide spaces. And such an instrument was found in Narendranath Dutta, his beloved Naren, later known to the world as Swami Vivekananda. Even before meeting Narendranath, the Master had seen him in a vision as a sage, immersed in the meditation of the Absolute, who at Sri Ramakrishna's request had agreed to take human birth to assist him in his work.
   Narendra was born in Calcutta on January 12, 1863, of an aristocratic kayastha family. His mother was steeped in the great Hindu epics, and his father, a distinguished attorney of the Calcutta High Court, was an agnostic about religion, a friend of the poor, and a mocker at social conventions. Even in his boyhood and youth Narendra possessed great physical courage and presence of mind, a vivid imagination, deep power of thought, keen intelligence, an extraordinary memory, a love of truth, a passion for purity, a spirit of independence, and a tender heart. An expert musician, he also acquired proficiency in physics, astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, history, and literature. He grew up into an extremely handsome young man. Even as a child he practised meditation and showed great power of concentration. Though free and passionate in word and action, he took the vow of austere religious chastity and never allowed the fire of purity to be extinguished by the slightest defilement of body or soul.

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna have redirected the thoughts of the denationalized Hindus to the spiritual ideals of their forefa thers. During the latter part of the nineteenth century his was the time-honoured role of the Saviour of the Eternal Religion of the Hindus. His teachings played an important part in liberalizing the minds of orthodox pundits and hermits. Even now he is the silent force that is moulding the spiritual destiny of India. His great disciple, Swami Vivekananda, was the first Hindu missionary to preach the message of Indian culture to the enlightened minds of Europe and America. The full consequence of Swami Vivekn and work is still in the womb of the future.
  May this translation of the first book of its kind in the religious history of the world, being the record of the direct words of a prophet, help stricken humanity to come nearer to the Eternal Verity of life and remove dissension and quarrel from among the different faiths!
  --
  The life of Sdhan and holy association that he started on at the feet of the Master, he continued all through his life. He has for this reason been most appropriately described as a Grihastha-Sannysi (householder-Sannysin). Though he was forbidden by the Master to become a Sannysin, his reverence for the Sannysa ideal was whole-hearted and was without any reservation. So after Sri Ramakrishna's passing away, while several of the Master's householder devotees considered the young Sannysin disciples of the Master as inexperienced and inconsequential, M. stood by them with the firm faith that the Master's life and message were going to be perpetuated only through them. Swami Vivekananda wrote from America in a letter to the inmates of the Math: "When Sri Thkur (Master) left the body, every one gave us up as a few unripe urchins. But M. and a few others did not leave us in the lurch. We cannot repay our debt to them." (Swami Raghavananda's article on M. in Prabuddha Bharata vol. XXX P. 442.)
  M. spent his weekends and holidays with the monastic brethren who, after the Master's demise, had formed themselves into an Order with a Math at Baranagore, and participated in the intense life of devotion and meditation that they followed. At other times he would retire to Dakshineswar or some garden in the city and spend several days in spiritual practice taking simple self-cooked food. In order to feel that he was one with all mankind he often used to go out of his home at dead of night, and like a wandering Sannysin, sleep with the waifs on some open verandah or footpath on the road.
  --
  The two pamphlets in English entitled the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna appeared in October and November 1897. They drew the spontaneous acclamation of Swami Vivekananda, who wrote on 24th November of that year from Dehra Dun to M.:"Many many thanks for your second leaflet. It is indeed wonderful. The move is quite original, and never was the life of a Great Teacher brought before the public untarnished by the writer's mind, as you are doing. The language also is beyond all praise, so fresh, so pointed, and withal so plain and easy. I cannot express in adequate terms how I have enjoyed them. I am really in a transport when I read them. Strange, isn't it? Our Teacher and Lord was so original, and each one of us will have to be original or nothing.
  I now understand why none of us attempted His life before. It has been reserved for you, this great work. He is with you evidently." ( Vednta Kesari Vol. XIX P. 141. Also given in the first edition of the Gospel published from Ramakrishna Math, Madras in 1911.)
  --
  Though a much-sought-after spiritual guide, an educationist of repute, and a contemporary and close associate of illustrious personages like Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Keshab Chander Sen and Iswar Chander Vidysgar, he was always moved by the noble humanity of a lover of God, which consists in respecting the personalities of all as receptacles of the Divine Spirit. So he taught without the consciousness of a teacher, and no bar of superiority stood in the way of his doing the humblest service to his students and devotees. "He was a commission of love," writes his close devotee, Swami Raghavananda, "and yet his soft and sweet words would pierce the stoniest heart, make the worldly-minded weep and repent and turn Godwards."
  ( Prabuddha Bharata Vol. XXXVII P 499.)

0.01 - Life and Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Yoga, as Swami Vivekananda has said, may be regarded as a means of compressing one's evolution into a single life or a few years or even a few months of bodily existence. A given system of Yoga, then, can be no more than a selection or a compression, into narrower but more energetic forms of intensity, of the general methods which are already being used loosely, largely, in a leisurely movement, with a profuser apparent waste of material and energy but with a more complete combination by the great
  Mother in her vast upward labour. It is this view of Yoga that can alone form the basis for a sound and rational synthesis of Yogic methods. For then Yoga ceases to appear something mystic and abnormal which has no relation to the ordinary processes of the World-Energy or the purpose she keeps in view in her two great movements of subjective and objective selffulfilment; it reveals itself rather as an intense and exceptional use of powers that she has already manifested or is progressively

1.02 - SADHANA PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  control of the sense organs. Swami Vivekananda has not commented
  upon this sutra

1.04 - KAI VALYA PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  3 Swami Vivekananda does not comment on the sutra which is 16 th sutra
  in most versions of Patanjali Yoga Sutra. This sutra is: n

1.08 - Summary, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
    Raja Yoga, by Swami Vivekananda.
    The Shiva Sanhita, or the Hathayoga Pradipika.

1.1.05 - The Siddhis, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I do not wish to argue the question of the existence or nonexistence of Yogic siddhis; for it is not with me a question of debate, or of belief and disbelief, since I know by daily experience that they exist. I am concerned rather with their exact nature and utility. And here one is met by the now fashionable habit, among people presuming to be Vedantic and spiritual, of a denunciation and holy horror of the Yogic siddhis. They are, it seems, Tantric, dangerous, immoral, delusive as conjuring tricks, a stumbling block in the path of the soul's liberation. Swami Vivekananda did much to encourage this attitude by his eagerness to avoid all mention of them at the outset of his mission in order not to
  The Siddhis

1.12 - The Divine Work, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  a remarkable passage in a letter of Swami Vivekananda. "I have
  lost all wish for my salvation," wrote the great Vedantin, "may I

1.240 - Talks 2, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  D.: Swami Vivekananda says that a spiritual Guru can transfer spirituality substantially to the disciple.
  M.: Is there a substance to be transferred? Transfer means eradication of the sense of being the disciple. The master does it. Not that the man was something at one time and metamorphosed later into another.

1.300 - 1.400 Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  D.: Swami Vivekananda says that a spiritual Guru can transfer spirituality substantially to the disciple.
  M.: Is there a substance to be transferred? Transfer means eradication of the sense of being the disciple. The master does it. Not that the man was something at one time and metamorphosed later into another.

1.rt - My Pole Star, #Tagore - Poems, #Rabindranath Tagore, #Poetry
  Originally transformed into a devotional song or brahmo sangit from a small dedicatory verse addressed to the poets notun-bouthan (new sister-in-law), Kadambaridevi, the wife of his elder brother Jyotirindranath, it is now classified as a love song. Young Narendranath Dutta, a reputed singer who became Swami Vivekananda later in his life, once sang this song under the direction of the poet himself. Transcreation by Kumud Biswas.
   Translated by Kumud Biswas

2.00 - BIBLIOGRAPHY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  PATANJALI. Yoga Aphorisms. Translated with a commentary by Swami Vivekananda (New York, 1899).
  PONNELLE, L. and L. BORDET. St. Philpi Neri and the Roman Society of His Time (London, 1932).

2.25 - AFTER THE PASSING AWAY, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
    ^The monastic names of the Master's intimate disciples who renounced the world soon after his death were as follows: Narendra — Swami Vivekananda, Rakhal — Swami Brahmananda, Jogin — Swami Jogananda, Niranjan — Swami Niranjanananda, Latu — Swami Adbhutananda, Baburam — Swami Premananda, Tarak — Swami Shivananda, Hari — Swami Turiyananda, Sarat — Swami Saradananda, Sashi — Swami Ramakrishnananda, Kali — Swami Abhedananda, Gangadhar — Swami Akhandananda, Gopal (elder) —Swami Advaitananda, Sarada Prasanna — Swami Trigunatitananda, Subodh — Swami Subodhananda, Tulasi — Swami Nirmalananda
    ^The night of Siva. On this day the devotees observe fast and spend the whole night in meditation, prayer., and other spiritual exercises.

33.08 - I Tried Sannyas, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I said, This is a sacred spot dedicated to the memory of Swami Vivekananda. I have a deep attraction for Swamiji, and I want to follow his idea1.
   "To have an attraction for Swamiji," he said, "is a very good thing. But it is not enough. It is easy enough, especially for Indian youths, to adore him and do him worship. What is more difficult is to know and understand his Master, Sri Ramakrishna. And he who does not know and understand Sri Ramakrishna cannot know and understand Swami Vivekananda wel1. In any case, you will agree that anyone cannot be admitted to the Math just like that. You pay us a few visits, let us get to know each other better, then perhaps we might decide something."
   "But I have no intention of going back," I said. "On that I am determined."

9.99 - Glossary, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
    Narendra(nath): A disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, subsequently world famous as Swami Vivekananda.
    Nareschandra: A mystic poet of Bengal.

APPENDIX I - Curriculum of A. A., #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
   Raja-Yoga by Swami Vivekananda ::: An excellent elementary study of Hindu mysticism. His Bhakti-Yoga is also good.
      The Shiva Sanhita. ::: A famous Hindu treatise on certain physical practices.

Liber 71 - The Voice of the Silence - The Two Paths - The Seven Portals, #unset, #Anonymous, #Various
   subject from experience. The late Swami Vivekananda did know his.
   Sabapaty Swami did so. Sri Parananda Swami did so, and of course above

Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna (text), #Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  dreadful disease of cancer in the throat had already reduced him to a mere skeleton, Narendra, thedisciple (the future Swami Vivekananda), felt a curious inclination to test the Master's oft-repeated
  assertion of his being an Incarnation. So he said to himself: "If in the midst of this dreadful physical

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