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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.

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1:We all have the right to ask for Grace ~ Swami Vivekananda,
2:To see God is the one goal. Power is not the goal. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
3:Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
4:Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
5:The Church tries to fit Christ into it, not the Church into Christ. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
6:The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
7:The world has seen thousands of prophets, and the world has yet to see millions ~ Swami Vivekananda,
8:Books cannot teach God, but they can destroy ignorance; their action is negative. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
9:Concentration of the powers of the mind is our only instrument to help us see God. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
10:What is that, knowing which we will know everything? - Vedas? ~ Swami Vivekananda, Rajayoga 36,
11:God is to be worshiped as the one Beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
12:Yoga is the science which teaches us how to get these perceptions [direct experiences of God]. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
13:The powers of the mind are the rays of the sun dissipated. When they are concentrated, they illumine. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
14:Raja-Yoga is the science of religion, the rationale of all worship, all prayers, forms, ceremonies, and miracles. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
15:Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
16: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,
17: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,
18: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,
19: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,
20: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,
21: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,
22: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,
23: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,
24: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,
25: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,
26: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,
27: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,
28: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,
29: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,
30: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,
31: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,
32: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,
33: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,
34: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,
35: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,
36: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,
37: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,
38: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,
39: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,
40: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,
41: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,
42: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,
43: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,
44: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,
45: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 0.01 - Life and Yoga,
46: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.html">Kheper ,
47: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,

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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

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


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

   3 Sri Aurobindo
   2 Swami Vivekananda
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Patanjali
   2 Aleister Crowley

   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Liber ABA

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

1.00_-_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.
  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.)
  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.
  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."

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, #Philosophy
    Collected Works of A. Crowley; Tannhauser, The Sword of Song, Time, Eleusis. 3 vols.
    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

1.12_-_The_Divine_Work, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  that they may be made free from grief." It is that which inspires
  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, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Let him put it down: he will find the load reaches the destination all the same. Similarly, let us not pose as the doers, but resign ourselves to the guiding Power.
  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.

1.rt_-_My_Pole_Star, #Tagore - Poems, #Rabindranath Tagore, #Poetry
  Transcreation of the famous love song Tomarei koriachhi jibaner dhrubatara by Rabindranath Tagore. A recording of this song by Dwijen Mukherji is available.
  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


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