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quote by Swami Vivekananda: The mind is but the subtle part of the body. You must retain great strength in your mind and words. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The mind is but the subtle part of the body. You must retain great strength in your mind and words.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The guide, the guru, the leader, the teacher, has passed away; the boy, the student, the servant, is left behind. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The guide, the guru, the leader, the teacher, has passed away; the boy, the student, the servant, is left behind.

--Swami Vivekananda






quote by Swami Vivekananda: This idea of body is a simple superstition. It is superstition that makes us happy or unhappy. It is superstition caused by ignorance that makes us feel heat and cold, pain and pleasure. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

This idea of body is a simple superstition. It is superstition that makes us happy or unhappy. It is superstition caused by ignorance that makes us feel heat and cold, pain and pleasure.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. You must have strict morality. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. You must have strict morality.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.

--Swami Vivekananda



quote by Swami Vivekananda: The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Forget not that thy marriage, thy wealth, thy life are not for sense-pleasure, are not for thy individual personal happiness. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Forget not that thy marriage, thy wealth, thy life are not for sense-pleasure, are not for thy individual personal happiness.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: There will never be a perfectly good or bad world, because the very idea is a contradiction in terms. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

There will never be a perfectly good or bad world, because the very idea is a contradiction in terms.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: You of the West are practical in business, practical in great inventions, but we of the East are practical in religion. You make commerce your business; we make religion our business. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

You of the West are practical in business, practical in great inventions, but we of the East are practical in religion. You make commerce your business; we make religion our business.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: All motion, either in the body or anywhere else, is the work of this Prana. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

All motion, either in the body or anywhere else, is the work of this Prana.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Prana is the driving power of the world, and can be seen in every manifestation of life. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Prana is the driving power of the world, and can be seen in every manifestation of life.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Every individual is a center for the manifestation of a certain force. This force has been stored up as the resultant of our previous works, and each one of us is born with this force at our back. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Every individual is a center for the manifestation of a certain force. This force has been stored up as the resultant of our previous works, and each one of us is born with this force at our back.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Have faith in yourselves, be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Have faith in yourselves, be proud of your ancestors, instead of being ashamed of them.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the Self, the God of the universe. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the Self, the God of the universe.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: Eka-Nishtha or devotion to one ideal is absolutely necessary for the beginner in the practice of religious devotion. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Eka-Nishtha or devotion to one ideal is absolutely necessary for the beginner in the practice of religious devotion.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Impurity is a mere superimposition under which your real nature has become hidden. But the real you is already perfect, already strong. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Impurity is a mere superimposition under which your real nature has become hidden. But the real you is already perfect, already strong.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: No doubt it is an evil to be bound by laws, but it is necessary at the immature stage to be guided by rules; in other words, as the Master used to say that the sapling must be hedged round, and so on. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

No doubt it is an evil to be bound by laws, but it is necessary at the immature stage to be guided by rules; in other words, as the Master used to say that the sapling must be hedged round, and so on.

--Swami Vivekananda



quote by Swami Vivekananda: Service to man is service to god. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Service to man is service to god.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: God is present in every Jiva; there is no other God besides that. Who serves Jiva serves God indeed. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

God is present in every Jiva; there is no other God besides that. Who serves Jiva serves God indeed.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The happiest is the man who is not at all selfish. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The happiest is the man who is not at all selfish.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Materialism prevails in Europe today. You may pray for the salvation of the modern sceptics, but they do not yield, they want reason. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Materialism prevails in Europe today. You may pray for the salvation of the modern sceptics, but they do not yield, they want reason.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The progress of the world through all its evils making it fit for the ideals, slowly but surely. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The progress of the world through all its evils making it fit for the ideals, slowly but surely.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The sign of life is strength and growth. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The sign of life is strength and growth.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Motion is the sign of life. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Motion is the sign of life.

--Swami Vivekananda



quote by Swami Vivekananda: Space-time-causation, or name-and-form, is what is called Maya. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Space-time-causation, or name-and-form, is what is called Maya.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Everything that we know is within our universe, and everything within our universe is moulded by the conditions of space, time, and causation. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Everything that we know is within our universe, and everything within our universe is moulded by the conditions of space, time, and causation.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: Happiness presents itself to man, wearing the crown of sorrow on its head. He who welcomes it must also welcome sorrow. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Happiness presents itself to man, wearing the crown of sorrow on its head. He who welcomes it must also welcome sorrow.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The world is a demon. It is a kingdom of which the puny ego is king. Put it away and stand firm. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The world is a demon. It is a kingdom of which the puny ego is king. Put it away and stand firm.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Consciously or unconsciously, we are all striving for perfection. Every being must attain to it. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Consciously or unconsciously, we are all striving for perfection. Every being must attain to it.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: In spirituality the Americans are very inferior to us. But their society is very superior to ours. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

In spirituality the Americans are very inferior to us. But their society is very superior to ours.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Do not blame any supernatural being, neither be hopeless and despondent, nor think we are in a place from which we can never escape unless someone comes and lends us a helping hand. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Do not blame any supernatural being, neither be hopeless and despondent, nor think we are in a place from which we can never escape unless someone comes and lends us a helping hand.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Know that every time you feel weak, you not only hurt yourself but also the cause. Infinite faith and strength are the only conditions of success. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Know that every time you feel weak, you not only hurt yourself but also the cause. Infinite faith and strength are the only conditions of success.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: This is a great fact: strength is life; weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: God is not to be reached by the weak. Never be weak. You have infinite strength within you. How else will you conquer anything? How else will you come to God? with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

God is not to be reached by the weak. Never be weak. You have infinite strength within you. How else will you conquer anything? How else will you come to God?

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: The Tapas and the other hard Yogas that were practiced in other Yugas do not work now. What is needed in this Yuga is giving, helping others. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The Tapas and the other hard Yogas that were practiced in other Yugas do not work now. What is needed in this Yuga is giving, helping others.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: This external worship of images has, however, been described in all our Shastras as the lowest of all the low forms of worship. But that does not mean that it is a wrong thing to do. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

This external worship of images has, however, been described in all our Shastras as the lowest of all the low forms of worship. But that does not mean that it is a wrong thing to do.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: No study has taken so much of human energy, whether in times past or present, as the study of the soul, of God, and of human destiny. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

No study has taken so much of human energy, whether in times past or present, as the study of the soul, of God, and of human destiny.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: In the English character, the give and take policy, the business principle of the trader, is principally inherent. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

In the English character, the give and take policy, the business principle of the trader, is principally inherent.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Liberty in thought and action is the only condition of life, growth and well-being: Where it does not exist, the man, the race, and the nation must go down. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Liberty in thought and action is the only condition of life, growth and well-being: Where it does not exist, the man, the race, and the nation must go down.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Take off the veil of hypnotism which you have cast upon the world, send not out thoughts and words of weakness unto humanity. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Take off the veil of hypnotism which you have cast upon the world, send not out thoughts and words of weakness unto humanity.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Even luxuries are arranged according to ideas and ideals, to make them reflect as much of thought-life as possible -- and this is Art. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Even luxuries are arranged according to ideas and ideals, to make them reflect as much of thought-life as possible -- and this is Art.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: My countrymen should have nerves of steel, muscles of iron, and minds like thunderbolt. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

My countrymen should have nerves of steel, muscles of iron, and minds like thunderbolt.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Have faith that you are all, my brave lads, born to do great things! Let not the barks of puppies frighten you, no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven, but stand up and work! with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Have faith that you are all, my brave lads, born to do great things! Let not the barks of puppies frighten you, no, not even the thunderbolts of heaven, but stand up and work!

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. Keep up the deepest mental poise. Take not even the slightest notice of what puerile creatures may be saying against you. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. Keep up the deepest mental poise. Take not even the slightest notice of what puerile creatures may be saying against you.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: So long as we perceive this world in motion, we have to conceive will behind it. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

So long as we perceive this world in motion, we have to conceive will behind it.

--Swami Vivekananda




quote by Swami Vivekananda: The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Anything that brings spiritual, mental, or physical weakness, touch it not with the toes of your feet. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Anything that brings spiritual, mental, or physical weakness, touch it not with the toes of your feet.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Not believing in the glory of our own soul is what the Vedanta calls atheism. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Not believing in the glory of our own soul is what the Vedanta calls atheism.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Comfort is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being comfortable. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Comfort is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being comfortable.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The first sign of your becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The first sign of your becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: Perfection does not come from belief or faith. Talk does not count for anything. Parrots can do that. Perfection comes through the disinterested performance of action. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Perfection does not come from belief or faith. Talk does not count for anything. Parrots can do that. Perfection comes through the disinterested performance of action.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: There is no help for you, outside yourself; You are the creator of the universe. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

There is no help for you, outside yourself; You are the creator of the universe.

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

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.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The correct meaning of the statement The Vedas are beginningless and eternal is that the law or truth revealed by them is permanent and changeless. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The correct meaning of the statement The Vedas are beginningless and eternal is that the law or truth revealed by them is permanent and changeless.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: On this basic -- being right and doing right the whole world can unite. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

On this basic -- being right and doing right the whole world can unite.

--Swami Vivekananda

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