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Sunday, March 8, 2009



“Stand up, be bold, be
strong. Take the whole
responsibility on your
own shoulders, and know
that you are the creator
of your own destiny”

“They alone live who live
for others, the rest are
more dead than alive.”

“Arise! Awake! And stop
not till the goal is

“To be good and to do
good - that is the whole of

“Strength is life,
Weakness is death.”

“All the power is within
you; you can do anything
and everything. Believe in
that; don’t believe that
you are weak. Stand up
and express the divinity
within you.”

“What ever you think,
that you will be. If you
think yourself weak,
weak you will be; if you
think yourself strong;
strong you will be.”

“Stand and die in your
own strength; if there is
any sin in the world, it is
weakness; avoid all
weakness, for weakness is
sin, weakness is death.”

“Neither money pays, nor
name pays, nor fame, nor
learning; it is
cleave through
adamantine walls of

“He is an atheist who does
not believe in himself. The
old religion said that he was
an atheist who does not
believe in God. The new
religion says that he is an
atheist who does not believe
in himself.”

“The greatest sin is to
think yourself weak.”

“Help if you can; if you
cannot, fold your hands
and stand by and see
things go on. Do not
injure, if you cannot
render help.”

Three things are necessary to
make every man great, every
nation great:
1. Conviction of the powers of
2. Absence of jealousy and
3. Helping all who are trying to be
and do good.

“Are you unselfish? That
is the question. If you are,
you will be perfect
without reading a single
religious book, without
going into a single church
or a temple.”

“Misery comes through
attachment, not through work.
As soon as we identify
ourselves with work we do, we
feel miserable; but if we don’t
identify ourselves with it, we do
not feel that misery.”

“Nature wants us to react, to
return blow for blow,
cheating for cheating, lie for
lie, to hit back with all our
might, then it requires a
super divine power not to hit
back, to keep control, to be

“Always first learn to be
a servant, and then you
will be fit to be a master.
Avoid jealousy, and you
will do great works that
are yet to be done.”

“You must have an iron
will if you would cross
the ocean. You must be
strong enough to pierce
the mountains.”

“Take up one idea, make that one
idea your life, think of it, dream of
it, live of it, let the brain, muscle,
nerves, every part of your body be
full of that idea and just leave
every other idea alone. This is the
way great spiritual giants are
produced, others are mere talking

“Your country requires
heroes; be heroes; your
duty is to go on working,
and then everything will
follow of itself.”


  1. Good collection. Spread the blog to all the groups.

  2. All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
    Swami Vivekananda

    All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
    Swami Vivekananda

    As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.
    Swami Vivekananda

    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

    External nature is only internal nature writ large.
    Swami Vivekananda

    GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
    Swami Vivekananda

    If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.
    Swami Vivekananda

    If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
    Swami Vivekananda

    In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.
    Swami Vivekananda

    Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak.
    Swami Vivekananda

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    Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.
    Swami Vivekananda

    Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that 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.
    Swami Vivekananda

    That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
    Swami Vivekananda

    The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
    Swami Vivekananda

    The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.
    Swami Vivekananda

    The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
    Swami Vivekananda

    The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect - but there is something behind the will which is free.
    Swami Vivekananda

    The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
    Swami Vivekananda

    Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
    Swami Vivekananda

    We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
    Swami Vivekananda