Monday, July 28, 2008

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes


" I loved my motherland dearly before I went to America and England. After my return, every particle of dust of this land seems sacred to me. "
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Who will give the world light? Sacrifice in the past has been the Law, it will be, alas, for ages to come. The earth's bravest and best will have to sacrifice themselves for the good of many, for the welfare of all.
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Truth, purity, and unselfishness - whenever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.
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Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything.
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The highest ideal is eternal and entire self-abnegation, where there is no 'I', but is Thou'.
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By work alone, men may get to where Buddha got largely by meditation or Christ by prayer. Buddha was a working Jnani, Christ was a Bhakta, but the same goal was reached by both of them.
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All expansion is life, all contraction is death.
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All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love's sake, because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live.
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The national ideals of India are Renunciation and Service. Intensity in those channels, and the rest will take care of itself.
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Good motives, sincerity, and infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes.
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Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success