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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Understanding human nature is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing it can we know God. It is also a fact that the knowledge of God is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing God can we understand human nature. Uncategorized
This is no world. It is God Himself. In delusion we call it world. Uncategorized
Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you every felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God. Uncategorized
Come out into the broad light of day, come out from the little narrow paths, for how can the infinite soul rest content to live and die in small ruts? Uncategorized
Delusion will vanish as the light becomes more and more effulgent, load after load of ignorance will vanish, and then will come a time when all else has disappeared and the sun alone shines. Uncategorized
As soon as you know the voice and understand what it is, the whole scene changes. The same world which was the ghastly battlefield of maya is now changed into something good and beautiful. Uncategorized
God is self-evident, impersonal, omniscient, the Knower and the Master of nature, the Lord of all. He is behind all worship and it is being done according to Him, whether we know it or not. Uncategorized
A 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 we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss. Uncategorized
Superstition is our great enemy, but bigotry is worse. Uncategorized
If superstition enters, the brain is gone. Uncategorized
Truth does not pay homage to any society, ancient or modern. Society has to pay homage to Truth or die. Uncategorized
As soon as I think that I am a little body, I want to preserve it, to protect it, to keep it nice, at the expense of other bodies; then you and I become separate. Uncategorized
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

Do You Hide Your Emotions?

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