Monday, December 04, 2006

Inspiring Quotes by Swami Vivekananda


For those who are not familiar with Swami Vivekananda, A spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power. A great saint lived in India and visited many other countries to spread his Master's (Shri Ramakrishna Baramahamsa) Message. The speech given at Chicago was a real boost for his presence to the world. If you want to hear those speeches, click here to download and listen.

  • Choose the highest ideal and live your life upto that. Look at the "ocean" and not at the wave.

  • That which tends to increase the divinity in you is virtue, and that which tends to increase brutality in you is vice.

  • He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva.

  • Purity in thought, speech, and act is absolutely necessary for anyone to be religious. Purity is strength. Spiritual truth is purity.

  • The ideal of the man is to see God in everything. The real evil is idleness which is the principal cause of our poverty.

  • Everyone should know that there is no salvation except through the conquering of desires.

  • Death being so certain, it is better to die for a good cause.

  • Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man.

  • Your country reqires heroes, be heroes!

  • To me the very essence of education is concentration of the mind, not the collecting of facts.

  • Each soul is potentially divine.

  • Religion is the idea which is raising the brute unto man, and man unto God.

  • All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that.

  • Work, work, work - let this be your motto.

  • Now the only way out is to listen to the words of the Lord in the Gita.

  • Be a hero. Always say, "I have no fear".

  • Struggle hard to get money, but don't get attached to it.

  • Feel that you are great and you become great.

  • 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.

  • At my will mountains will crumble up. Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.

  • It is those foolish people who identify themselves with their bodies that piteously cry, 'Weak, weak, we are weak'.

  • Keep the motto before you: "Elevation of the masses without injuring their religion".

  • Man never progresses from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lesser truth to higher truth.

  • Avoid all weakness, for weakness is sin, weakness is death.

  • Never talk about the faults of others, no matter how bad they may be. Nothing is ever gained by that.

  • I shall inspire men everywhere until the world shall know that it is one with God.

  • Let us go forward and do yet greater things.

  • The more selfish a man, the more immoral he is.

  • Give to the weak, for there all the gift is needed.

  • Knowledge exists, man only discovers it.

  • Give up all desire for enjoyment in earth or heaven.

  • Be courageous. Do not try to lead your brethren, but serve them.

  • Be the witness and do not react, only thus can you be happy.

  • None can help you, help yourself; work out your own salvation.

  • Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvellous work.

  • Try to love anybody and everybody.

  • You have to gwo from the inside out. None can teach you, non can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

  • Know it for certain that you are in everything.

  • Go on bravely. Do not expect success in a day or a year.

  • Let all your nerves vibrate through the backbone of your religion.

  • Do not talk much, but feel the spirit within you.

  • If you want to be spiritual, you must renounce.

  • Your way is the best for you, but that is no sign that it is the best for others.

  • Renounce the lower so that you may get the higher.

  • Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?

  • Your work is to serve the poor and miserable, without distinction of caste or colour.

  • Help another because yu are in him and he is in you.

  • The poor, the illiterate, the ignorant, the afflicted,...let these be your God. Know that service to these alone is the highest religion.

  • If I am in the dark, let me light a lamp.

  • The earth's bravest and best will have to sacrifice themselves for the good of many, for the welfare of all.

  • Every duty is holy, and devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God.

  • We only get what we deserve. It is a lie when we say, the world is bad and we are good. It can never be so.

  • You will understand the mighty strength of Krishna better with a little of strong blood in you.

  • It is struggle against nature and not conformity to nature that makes man what he is.

  • Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition and then acceptance.

  • First there should be strict integrity...Secondly, entire devotion to the cause

  • The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect - but there is something behind the will which is free.

  • You fail only when you do not strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power.

  • Whatever you do, devote your whole Mind, Heart, and Soul to it.

  • 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.

  • Never mind failures; they are quite natural, they are the beauty of life - these failures.

  • He works best who works without any motive, neither for money, nor for fame, nor for anything else.

  • The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.

  • Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

  • You should work like a master and not as a slave; work incessantly, but do not do a slave's work

  • Believe that the soul is immortal, infinite and all powerful.

  • Even if the order be wrong, first obey and then contradict it.

  • Be a hero. Always say, "I have no fear".

  • Our first duty is not to hate ourselves; because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God.

1 comment:

Muthu Pearl said...

Nice Quotes of Swami Vivekananda . Thanks for sharing this with us.