SwamiVivekananda's Birthday today-January 12, 1863

on Thursday, January 12, 2012


Lets recollect Swami Vivekananda's saying on this beautiful day and lets all pray to Swami Vivekananda that we should all attain Self Realization to get rid of Birth and death life cycle.

UNIVERSAL TEACHINGS OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
SEE GOD IN ALL :
    This is the gist of all worship - to be pure and to do good to others. He who sees Siva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Siva, and if he sees Siva only in the image, his worship is but preliminary. He who has served and helped one poor man seeing Siva in him, without thinking of his cast, creed, or race, or anything, with him Siva is more pleased than with the man who sees Him only in temples. 

GOD IS WITHIN YOU:
    It is impossible to find God outside of ourselves. Our own souls contribute all of the divinity that is outside of us. We are the greatest temple. The objectification is only a faint imitation of what we see within ourselves.

PERSEVERE IN YOUR SEARCH FOR GOD:
    To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. "I will drink the ocean," says the persevering soul, "at my will mountains will crumble up." Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal.

TRUST COMPLETELY IN GOD:
    Stand up for God; let the world go.

LOVE OF GOD IS ESSENTIAL:
    Giving up all other thoughts, with the whole mind day and night worship God. Thus being worshipped day and night, He reveals himself and makes His worshippers feel His presence.
 


GREAT THINKERS OF THE EAST AND WEST ON SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

            "My homage and respect to the very revered memory of Swami Vivekananda . . . . after having gone through [his works], the love that I had for my country became a thousandfold."
            -- Mahatma Gandhi

            "His whole life and teaching inspired my generation . . . . he brought his great spirituality to bear upon his patriotism and thus his message was not confined to India only, but was for the whole world. I pay my homage to his memory."
            -- Jawaharlal Nehru

            "The thought of this warrior prophet of India left a deep mark upon the United States . . . . I cannot touch these sayings of his . . . without giving a thrill through my body like an electric shock. And what shocks, what transports must have been produced when in burning words they issued from the lips of the hero!"
            -- Romain Rolland

            "[Vivekananda is] one of the very greatest historical figures that India has ever produced. When one sees the full range of his mind, one is astounded."
            -- Christopher Isherwood

            "The man [Vivekananda] is simply a wonder for oratorical power . . . the Swami is an honor to humanity."
            -- William James

            "At this exposition [the Parliament of Religions], the Swami charmed audiences with his magical oratory, and left an indelible mark on America's spiritual development."
            -- National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (from "Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation")

            "It was the voice of the ancient rishis of the Vedas, speaking sweet words of love and toleration."
            -- The Brooklyn Standard

1 comments:

Madhusudan Jhaveri said...

विवेकानन्द विचार संपुटः अति प्रेरणादायक अस्ति।
भाग्यस्य मूलं विचारः।
विचारस्य मूलाः पंचेद्रियाः।
यदि विचाराः सकारात्मकाः अस्ति, नकारात्मक फलाः किम्‌ सम्भवन्ति?

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