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Category: Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Greetings on the occasion of birth anniversary of Swamy Vivekananda

Today is Swami Vivekananda’s Jayanthi (birth anniversary) as per Hindu calendar. I extend my warm wishes on this auspicious occasion and may we all get inspired by his teachings. swami Vivekananda born on 12th January, 1863 and attained Maha samadhi on 4th July 1902. During his life, he has delivered many speeches that inspires one and all. Some information: Born into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta, Vivekananda was inclined towards spirituality. He was influenced by his guru, Ramakrishna, from whom he learnt that all living beings were an embodiment of the divine self; therefore, service to God could be…

Greetings on the occasion of National Youth Day – birthday of Swami Vivekananda

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. -Swami Vivekananda Absolutely true. Guru, parents or anyone can only guide a person to the right direction but it’s only responsibility of an individual to grab right knowledge, set right mindset and grab all possible opportunities to grow. We read several books with an intention to grow our knowledge or learn new things; but what we also need to do is interpret what we are reading. Starting today, we I’ll resume writing my interpretation…

12th January – birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is aroused to self conscious activity 12th January is a birthday of Swami Vivekanda, a person with inspiration, a person who have created path to lead a successful life, a great teacher to youth. Teachings of Swami Vivekananda shows path to lead a successful and meaningful life. Beginning of 1984, India has declared Swami Vivekananda’s birthday as National Youth Day [External link]~ What Gandhiji said captures the great importance of spreading Swami Vivekananda’s ideas and ideals among the youth in our country today. He personified the eternal energy of the…

Be good, do good and see good – Quote of the day 8th November, 2015

Be good, Do good and See good -Swami Vivekananda Absolutely. It’s essential to “be” good when we want anyone to good to us. Even though other person may not be good at us, when we began to “be” good with them, they automatically retrospect themselves and “be” good with us too. If someone is not good to us, doesn’t mean that we should be bad to them. A positive behavior brings in tremendous change in the world. Next, “do” good. Yes, there is no reason we should do harm to anyone. It’s OK, if we can’t help someone but don’t…

Bring light to the ignorant – Quote of the day 13th October, 2015

Bring light to the ignorant, and more light to the educated for the vanities of the education of our times are tremendous. -Swami Vivekananda Unfortunate but it’s true; we see more ignorance from the educated than others. Consider a simple instance; buyers who come on two wheelers often just part right infant of the shop; they don’t even think how others would come out of the shop when their vehicle is parked right outside of the shop; they only think “oh it takes me a minute to buy and come back” and they can get to their vehicle quickly but…

Human mind has unlimited power – Quote of the day 12th October, 2015

There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point. Unlike physical devices, human mind does not have any limit to store or limit to use. The more we use, the more it improves. Concentrate on what you do and think positive all the time. This does not mean we know everything or we have ability to do everything. Our mind also reminds us our limitation. There may be a few things that we cannot do or we don’t know; that’s OK. But if…

If you can’t help, that’s OK but don’t condemn – Quote of the day 11th October, 2015

Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way. – Swami Vivekananda If there is a situation and someone is in struggle, if you can offer a helping hand, do so unconditionally; if you cannot just wish them good luck and let them go with their plan but don’t intervene and condemn the situation. There is no point in just taking about something when you cannot help. If you have an idea to resolve the problem, do speak out and let…

Ridicule, Opposition and acceptance – Quote of the day 9th October, 2015

Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood. – Swami Vivekananda It’s a general tendency that when something new comes, first community ridicule it, oppose it but when they start seeing value in it, finally they accept it. Though it takes time, but it does happen when any new work has value in it. This applies to human life too. When you propose something new, obviously first you see ridicule and opposition; it’s not the intention of others to oppose you but wanted to…

Comfort is not truth… Quote of the day 8th October, 2015

Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable. It’s quite usual that we think something what we are doing is right and just stay in what we are doing. Also, we feel very confident when we are within our known places; but that will not give us any growth. To realize and identify areas of improvements within us, we need to go out of our comfort zone. For instance, if we need real feedback on something we are doing, present it to strangers; we get right feedback. So let’s go out of our comfort zone…

“They alone live, who live for others” – Quote of the day 7th October, 2015

They alone live, who live for others – Swami Vivekananda If there is someone in need and you can help, do step-in and offer your support. Always think from the shoes of other person who you are dealing with. While making a comment or doing an action, think once “How would I feel, if someone says or does this to me?”. If something that you think makes sense or helpful, do not hesitate to speak-up. At the worse case, they may not agree; that’s OK. But if you hesitate to let them know, perhaps a true solution would be just…