16 Aug 2011

quotes of swami vivekananda

Quotes of swami Vivekananda

  1. A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.
  2. Be brave. Be strong. Be fearless. Once you have takenup spiritual life , fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are kill”. Don't die of fright. Die fighting. Don't go down till you are knocked down.
  3. Be strong... you talk of ghosts and devils. We are living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak , avoid! It is death. If it is strength , go down into hell and get hold of it. There is salvation only for the brave. “ None but the brave deserves the fair” None but the bravest deserves salvation.
  4. All truth is eternal. Truth is nobody's property; no race; no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.
  5. Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience and indomitable will must show.
  6. Are you unselfish? That is the question . If you are, you will be perfect without reading single religious book, with out going into a single church or temple.
  7. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. All the neagtive thoughts and ideas that are in the world have preceeded from this evil spirit of fear.
  8. Come out into the university of light. Every thing in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that you have felt God.
  9. Change is always subjective. To talk of evil and misery is nonsence, because they do not exist outside. If I am immune from all anger, I never feel angry. If I am immune from all hatred, I never feel hatred.
  10. Standup, be bold , be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future.
  11. It is in our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The hole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First believe in this world, that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is wholly and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves.