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 Swami Vivekananda Quotes 

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In a conflict conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.

All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half crazy lunatics, lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do any thing and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up Stand up and express the divinity divinity within you.

The fire that warms warms us can also consume consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.

Was there ever a more horrible horrible blasphemy blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined 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!

We reap reap what we sow. sow. We are the makers of our own fate

Education is the manifestation manifestation of perfection already existing existing in man.

How often often does a man ruin ruin his disciples by remaining remaining always with them! When men are once trained, it is essential essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves. Plants always remain remain small under a big tree.

He is an atheist atheist who does not believe in believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist atheist who did not believe in believe in God. The new religion says that he is an atheist atheist who does not believe in believe in himself.

Desire, ignorance, and inequality this is the trinity of bondage. bondage.

Give up the idea that by ruling over others you can do any good to them. But you can do just as much as you can in the case of the plant: you can supply the growing seed with the materials for the making up of its body, bringing to it the earth, the water, the air, that it wants. It will take all that it wants by its own nature, it will assimilate assimilate and grow by its own nature.

The cheerful cheerful mind perseveres and the strong mind hews hews its way through a thousand difficulties.

Each soul is potentially potentially divine. divine. The goal is to manifest manifest this divinity divinity by controlling nature, external and internal. internal. Do this either by work, or worship, worship, or psychic control, or philosophy by one, or more, or all of these and be free. This is the whole whole of religion. Doctrines, Doctrines, or dogmas, dogmas, or rituals, or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary secondary details.

Be strong! ... You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves deserves the fair." None but the bravest deserves deserves salvation. salvation.

Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind; therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.

This is a great fact: strength is life; weakness is death. Strength is felicity, felicity, life eternal, eternal, immortal; immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery, misery, weakness is death.

The moment I have realized realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence reverence before every human being and see God in him that moment I am free from bondage, bondage, everything that binds vanishes, vanishes, and I am free.

If a man can realize realize his divine divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. [...] man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp grasp and realize realize the Infinite, each determined determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress; and every soul is a young eagle soaring soaring higher and higher, gathering gathering more and more strength till it reaches the Glorious Glorious Sun.

Be Grateful Grateful to the Man you help, think of think of Him as God. Is it not a great privilege privilege to be allowed to worship worship God by helping our fellow men?

Now is wanted intense Karma Yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.

All condemnation condemnation of others really condemns condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm microcosm which is in your power to do) and the macrocosm macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

A tremendous tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss. Bliss.

Do not believe in believe in a thing because you have read about it in a book. Do not believe in believe in a thing because another another man has said it was true. Do not believe in believe in words because they are hallowed hallowed by tradition. tradition. Find out Find out the truth for yourself. Reason it out. That is realization. realization.

Of one hundred persons who take up take up the spiritual spiritual life, eighty turn out turn out to be charlatans, charlatans, fifteen insane, insane, and only five, maybe, get a glimpse glimpse of the real truth. Therefore beware. beware.

As different streams having different sources all mingle mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, tendencies, various various though they appear, appear, crooked or straight, all lead to lead to God.

Above all, beware beware of compromises. I do not mean mean that you are to get into antagonism antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe woe and never adjust them to others' "fads" through the greed of getting supporters. Your Atman is the support of the universe whose support do you stand in need of?

As all the rivers of the world constantly pour their waters into the ocean, but the ocean's grand, grand, majestic majestic nature remains remains undisturbed and unchanged,

We are allowed to worship worship him. Stand in that reverent reverent attitude to the whole whole universe, and then will come perfect non attachment

The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor is a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve preserve his individuality and grow according according to his own law of growth. If the Parliament of Religions has shown anything to the world, it is this: It has proved to the world that holiness, purity, and charity charity are not the exclusive exclusive possessions possessions of any church in the world, and that every system has produced men and women of the most exalted exalted character. In the face of this evidence, evidence, if anybody dreams of dreams of the exclusive exclusive survival survival of his own religion at the expense of the others, I pity him from the bottom of my heart and point out point out to him that upon the banner of every religion will soon be written, in spite spite of resistance: "Help and not Fight," "Assimilation "Assimilation and not Destruction," "Harmony "Harmony and Peace and not Dissension". Dissension".

The whole whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, discords, but they only make the subsequent subsequent harmony harmony more perfect.

All who have actually attained any real religious experience never wrangle wrangle over the form in which the different religions are expressed. They know that the soul of all religions is the same and so they have no quarrel with quarrel with anybody just because he or she does not speak in the same tongue.

Ignorance is the mother of all the evil evil and all the misery misery we see. Let Let men have light, let let them be pure and spiritually spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery misery cease cease in the world, not before. We may convert every house in the country into a charity charity asylum, asylum, we may fill the land with hospitals, but the misery misery of man will still continue to exist exist until man's character changes.

It is better not to love, if loving only means means hating others. That is no love. That is hell! If loving your own people means means hating everybody else, it is the quintessence quintessence of selfishness and brutality, brutality, and the effect effect is that it will make you brutes." Swami Vivekananda, Lectures on Bhagavad Git

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