Swami Vivekananda

Country India
Born Monday, 12 January 1863
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Quotes 176
One of the greatest philosophers and divine teachers in India, he was a follower of Swami Ramkrishna Paramahansa. Vivekananda revitalised Hinduism within and outside India. He was the principal reason behind the enthusiastic reception of yoga, transcendental meditation and other forms of Indian spiritual self-improvement in the West
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"CONQUER YOUR SELF.THEN THE WHOLE UNIVERS WILL BE YOUR'S" Uncategorized
Take risks in your life, if u win, u can lead! If u loose, U can guide". Uncategorized
Live on, survive, for the earth gives forth wonders. It may swallow your heart, but the wonders keep on coming. You stand before them bareheaded, shriven. What is expected of you is attention. Uncategorized
“The first sign of your becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful” Uncategorized
“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” Uncategorized
“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.” Uncategorized
“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Uncategorized
“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.” Uncategorized
“Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin ? to say that you are weak, or others are weak.” Uncategorized
“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.” Uncategorized
“Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin ? to say that you are weak, or others are weak.” Uncategorized
“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.” Uncategorized
“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, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.” Uncategorized
The whole universe is one. There is only one Self in the universe, only One Existence, and that One Existence, when it passes through the forms of time, space, causation, is called by different names, buddhi, fine matter, gross matter, all mental and physical forms. Everything in the universe is that One, appearing in various forms. When a little part of it comes, as it were, into this network of time, space and causation, it takes forms. Take off the network, and it is all one. Uncategorized
The essential thing in religion is making the heart pure; the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, but only the pure in heart can see the King. While we think of the world, it is only the world for us; but let us come to it with the feeling that the world is God, and we shall have God. Uncategorized
He whom the sages have been seeking in all these places is in our own hearts; the voice that you heard was right, says Vedanta, but the direction you gave to the voice was wrong. Uncategorized
Is there any sex-distinction in the Atman (Self)? Out with the differentiation between man and woman—all is Atman! Give up the identification with the body, and stand up! Uncategorized
Religion has no business to formulate social laws and insist on the difference between beings, because its aim and end is to obliterate all such fictions and monstrosities. Uncategorized
I fervently wish no misery ever came near anyone; yet it is that alone that gives us an insight into the depths of our lives, does it not? In our moments of anguish, gates barred forever seem to open and let in many a flood of light. Uncategorized
Why are people so afraid? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others. We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a Personal God, a Savior or a Prophet to do everything for us. Uncategorized