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quote by Swami Vivekananda: If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like lions. We must rouse India and the whole world. No cowardice. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like lions. We must rouse India and the whole world. No cowardice.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The day, man will find that he never really dies; that his Soul persists beyond death; he will have no more fear of death. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The day, man will find that he never really dies; that his Soul persists beyond death; he will have no more fear of death.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Men may have given millions of dollars and fed rats and cats, as some do in India. They say that men can take care of themselves, but the poor animals cannot. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Men may have given millions of dollars and fed rats and cats, as some do in India. They say that men can take care of themselves, but the poor animals cannot.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Paris is the fountain-head of European civilisation, as Gomukhi is of the Ganga. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Paris is the fountain-head of European civilisation, as Gomukhi is of the Ganga.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Everything is ended if you forgive and forget. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Everything is ended if you forgive and forget.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: When death is so certain, it is better to die for a good cause. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

When death is so certain, it is better to die for a good cause.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Gita and Ganga constitute the essence of Hinduism; one its theory and the other its practice. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Gita and Ganga constitute the essence of Hinduism; one its theory and the other its practice.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: It is a good discipline to be forced to work for work's sake, even to the length of not being allowed to enjoy the fruits of one's labour. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

It is a good discipline to be forced to work for work's sake, even to the length of not being allowed to enjoy the fruits of one's labour.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: It is the witness alone that can work without any desire, without any idea of going to heaven, without any idea of blame, without any idea of praise. The witness alone enjoys, and none else. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

It is the witness alone that can work without any desire, without any idea of going to heaven, without any idea of blame, without any idea of praise. The witness alone enjoys, and none else.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Books never make religions, but religions make books. We must not forget that. No book ever created God, but God inspired all the great books. And no book ever created a soul. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Books never make religions, but religions make books. We must not forget that. No book ever created God, but God inspired all the great books. And no book ever created a soul.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: God is to be worshiped as the one Beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

God is to be worshiped as the one Beloved, dearer than everything in this and the next life.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: Good works are continually being undone by the tons of hatred and anger which are being poured out on the world. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Good works are continually being undone by the tons of hatred and anger which are being poured out on the world.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Praise and blame, good and bad, even heat and cold, must be equally acceptable to us. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Praise and blame, good and bad, even heat and cold, must be equally acceptable to us.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Let a man go down as low as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Let a man go down as low as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Have faith in yourself, all power is in you, be conscious and bring it out. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Have faith in yourself, all power is in you, be conscious and bring it out.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Let me draw your attention to one thing which unfortunately we always forget: that is -- O man, have faith in yourself. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Let me draw your attention to one thing which unfortunately we always forget: that is -- O man, have faith in yourself.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Be a hero. Always say, 'I have no fear.' Tell this to everyone -- 'Have no fear.' with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Be a hero. Always say, 'I have no fear.' Tell this to everyone -- 'Have no fear.'

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: This craving for health, wealth, long life, and the like -- the so -- called good -- is nothing but an illusion. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

This craving for health, wealth, long life, and the like -- the so -- called good -- is nothing but an illusion.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Face the brutes. That is a lesson for all life-face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Face the brutes. That is a lesson for all life-face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Stamping down the weakness of mind and heart, stand up, saying, I am possessed of heroism, I am possessed of a steady intellect... Never allow weakness to overtake your mind. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Stamping down the weakness of mind and heart, stand up, saying, I am possessed of heroism, I am possessed of a steady intellect... Never allow weakness to overtake your mind.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: One thing I must tell you. Idolatry in India does not mean anything horrible. It is not the mother of harlots. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

One thing I must tell you. Idolatry in India does not mean anything horrible. It is not the mother of harlots.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The secret of image-worship is that you are trying to develop your vision of Divinity in one thing. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The secret of image-worship is that you are trying to develop your vision of Divinity in one thing.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Some may be helped by images, some may not. Some require an image outside, others one inside the brain. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Some may be helped by images, some may not. Some require an image outside, others one inside the brain.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Many of us do not believe in any form of idolatry; but they have no right to object when others do it. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Many of us do not believe in any form of idolatry; but they have no right to object when others do it.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Oh, if only you knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it is when I call you man. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Oh, if only you knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it is when I call you man.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Hindu religion does not consist in struggles and attempts to believe a certain doctrine or dogma, but in realizing not in believing, but in being and becoming. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Hindu religion does not consist in struggles and attempts to believe a certain doctrine or dogma, but in realizing not in believing, but in being and becoming.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: I am a Hindu, I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

I am a Hindu, I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true.

--Swami Vivekananda



quote by Swami Vivekananda: The infinite library of the Universe is in your mind. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The infinite library of the Universe is in your mind.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Marriage is not for individual happiness, but for the welfare of the nation and the caste. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Marriage is not for individual happiness, but for the welfare of the nation and the caste.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Christ, being man, had to see impurity and denounced it; but God, infinitely higher, does not see iniquity and cannot be angry. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Christ, being man, had to see impurity and denounced it; but God, infinitely higher, does not see iniquity and cannot be angry.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of: Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, Dharma and the full fledged devotion to God. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of: Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, Dharma and the full fledged devotion to God.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: My brother, do men grieve over the fight of cats and dogs? So the jealousy, envy, and elbowing of common men should make no impression on your mind. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

My brother, do men grieve over the fight of cats and dogs? So the jealousy, envy, and elbowing of common men should make no impression on your mind.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all good things will be added unto you. Follow God and you shall have whatever you desire. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all good things will be added unto you. Follow God and you shall have whatever you desire.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: All that is real in me is God; all that is real in God is I. The gulf between God and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing God, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

All that is real in me is God; all that is real in God is I. The gulf between God and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing God, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: A man may be the greatest philosopher in the world but a child in RELIGION. When a man has developed a high state of spirituality he can understand that the kingdom of heaven is within him. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

A man may be the greatest philosopher in the world but a child in RELIGION. When a man has developed a high state of spirituality he can understand that the kingdom of heaven is within him.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Modern Hinduism, modern Jainism, and Buddhism branched off at the same time. For some period, each seemed to have wanted to outdo the others in grotesqueness and humbuggism. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Modern Hinduism, modern Jainism, and Buddhism branched off at the same time. For some period, each seemed to have wanted to outdo the others in grotesqueness and humbuggism.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: In a difficulty in the company of the central and the instigator, be successful your central. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

In a difficulty in the company of the central and the instigator, be successful your central.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: 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. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Now is wanted intense Karma-Yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The nearer we are to God, the less we will have occasions to cry or weep. The further we are from God, the more will long faces come. The more we know God, the more misery vanishes. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The nearer we are to God, the less we will have occasions to cry or weep. The further we are from God, the more will long faces come. The more we know God, the more misery vanishes.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The power is with the silent ones, who only live and love and then withdraw their personality. They never say me and mine; they are only blessed in being instruments. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The power is with the silent ones, who only live and love and then withdraw their personality. They never say me and mine; they are only blessed in being instruments.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: When you talk and think of the Absolute, you have to do it in the relative; so all these logical arguments apply. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

When you talk and think of the Absolute, you have to do it in the relative; so all these logical arguments apply.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: They only live, who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

They only live, who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: A man ought to live in this world like a lotus leaf, which grows in water but is never moistened by water; so a man ought to live in the world -- his heart to God and his hands to work. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

A man ought to live in this world like a lotus leaf, which grows in water but is never moistened by water; so a man ought to live in the world -- his heart to God and his hands to work.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The law of Karma is the law of causation. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The law of Karma is the law of causation.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Losing faith in one's self means losing faith in God. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Losing faith in one's self means losing faith in God.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Where God is, there is no other. Where world is, there is no God. These two will never unite. Like light and darkness. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Where God is, there is no other. Where world is, there is no God. These two will never unite. Like light and darkness.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: All objective pleasure in the long run must bring pain, because of the fact of change or death. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

All objective pleasure in the long run must bring pain, because of the fact of change or death.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: All misery and pain come from attachment. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

All misery and pain come from attachment.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: There may be a million microbes of misery floating about us. Never mind! They dare not approach us, they have no power to get a hold on us, until the mind is weakened. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

There may be a million microbes of misery floating about us. Never mind! They dare not approach us, they have no power to get a hold on us, until the mind is weakened.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: There are hundreds of thousands of microbes surrounding us, but they cannot harm us unless we become weak, until the body is ready and predisposed to receive them. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

There are hundreds of thousands of microbes surrounding us, but they cannot harm us unless we become weak, until the body is ready and predisposed to receive them.

--Swami Vivekananda



quote by Swami Vivekananda: Each man has a mission in life, which is the result of all his infinite past Karma. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Each man has a mission in life, which is the result of all his infinite past Karma.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: We must not forget that health is only a means to an end. If health were the end, we would be like animals; animals rarely become unhealthy. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

We must not forget that health is only a means to an end. If health were the end, we would be like animals; animals rarely become unhealthy.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: What do you gain in heaven? You become gods, drink nectar, and get rheumatism. There is less misery there than on earth, but also less truth. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

What do you gain in heaven? You become gods, drink nectar, and get rheumatism. There is less misery there than on earth, but also less truth.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Those giants of old, the ancient Rishis, who never walked but strode, of whom if you were to think but for a moment you would shrivel up into a moth, they sir, had time-and you have no time! with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Those giants of old, the ancient Rishis, who never walked but strode, of whom if you were to think but for a moment you would shrivel up into a moth, they sir, had time-and you have no time!

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The glory of man is that he is a thinking being. It is the nature of man to think and therein he differs from animals. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The glory of man is that he is a thinking being. It is the nature of man to think and therein he differs from animals.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Do any deserve liberty who are not ready to give it to others? Let us calmly go to work, instead of dissipating our energy in unnecessary fretting and fuming. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Do any deserve liberty who are not ready to give it to others? Let us calmly go to work, instead of dissipating our energy in unnecessary fretting and fuming.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The God which cannot give me food in this world, cannot give me Heaven in the other world. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The God which cannot give me food in this world, cannot give me Heaven in the other world.

--Swami Vivekananda



quote by Swami Vivekananda: The Pariahs, our fellow beings, ought to be educated by the higher castes. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The Pariahs, our fellow beings, ought to be educated by the higher castes.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: If I am a Pariah, I will be all the more glad, for I am the disciple of a man, who -- the Brahmin of Brahmins -- wanted to cleanse the house of a Pariah. (here the man means Ramakrishna). with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

If I am a Pariah, I will be all the more glad, for I am the disciple of a man, who -- the Brahmin of Brahmins -- wanted to cleanse the house of a Pariah. (here the man means Ramakrishna).

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: A good practice carried to an extreme and worked in accordance with the letter of the law becomes a positive evil. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

A good practice carried to an extreme and worked in accordance with the letter of the law becomes a positive evil.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: He in whose mind is no anger, hatred, or envy, who never loses his balance, dies, or is born, who is he but God? with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

He in whose mind is no anger, hatred, or envy, who never loses his balance, dies, or is born, who is he but God?

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Man stands in materialism; you and I are materialists. Our talking about God and Spirit is good; but it is simply the vogue in our society to talk thus: we have learnt it parrot-like and repeat it. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Man stands in materialism; you and I are materialists. Our talking about God and Spirit is good; but it is simply the vogue in our society to talk thus: we have learnt it parrot-like and repeat it.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. Be a hero. Always say, 'I have no fear'. Tell this to everybody-'Have no fear'. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. Be a hero. Always say, 'I have no fear'. Tell this to everybody-'Have no fear'.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Onward, my brave boys -- money or no money -- men or no men! Have you love? Have you God? Onward and forward to the breach, you are irresistible. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Onward, my brave boys -- money or no money -- men or no men! Have you love? Have you God? Onward and forward to the breach, you are irresistible.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.

--Swami Vivekananda

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