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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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. Uncategorized
As body, mind, or soul, you are a dream; you really are Being, Consciousness, Bliss (satchidananda). You are the God of this universe. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
The more you think of yourself as shining immortal spirit, the more eager you will be to be absolutely free of matter, body, and senses. This is the intense desire to be free. Uncategorized
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. Uncategorized
Blows are what awaken us and help to break the dream. They show us the insufficiency of this world and make us long to escape, to have freedom. Uncategorized
Perfection is always infinite. We are the Infinite already. You and I, and all beings, are trying to manifest that infinity. Uncategorized
However we may receive blows, and however knocked about we may be, the Soul is there and is never injured. We are that Infinite. Uncategorized
Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience; there is no other way to know. Uncategorized
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. Uncategorized
The mind is but the subtle part of the body. You must retain great strength in your mind and words. Uncategorized
It is the cheerful mind that is persevering. It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties. Uncategorized
The powers of the mind should be concentrated and the mind turned back upon itself; as the darkest places reveal their secrets before the penetrating rays of the sun, so will the concentrated mind penetrate its own innermost secrets. Uncategorized
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion. Uncategorized
The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. Uncategorized
Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to everyone—“Have no fear.” Uncategorized
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. 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. Uncategorized
Take up one idea. Make that one idea in your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced. Uncategorized
The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect - but there is something behind the will which is free. Uncategorized

Do You Hide Your Emotions?

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