Quotations of Swami Vivekananda

Homage to Swami Vivekananda , an Indian monk, the chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world.

  • "If I had a thousand lives, every moment of the whole series would be consecrated to your service, my countrymen, my friends."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - these two lives are the unity of India. All that is necessary is that India should keep them in her heart."
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  • "I have given you advice enough; now put at least something in practice. Let the world see that your reading of the scriptures and listening to me has been a success."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come, and everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great:
    Conviction of the powers of goodness,
    Absence of jealousy and suspicion,
    Helping all who are trying to be and do good."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "He who is the servant of all is true master. He never becomes a leader in whose love there is a consideration of high or low. He whose love knows no end, and never stops to consider high or low, has the whole world lying at his feet."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "For our national welfare, India must gather up of its scattered spiritual forces. India must be a union of those whose hearts beat to the same spiritual tune."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "The whole universe is one. Everything in the universe is that one, appearing in various forms. When a little part of it comes, as it were, into this network of time, space and causation, it takes forms. Take off the network, and it is all one."
    Saami Vivekananda
  • "Let New India arise..let her arise-out of the peasant's cottage,grasping the plough;out of the huts of the fisherman,the cobbler,and the sweeper.Let her emanate from the factory,from marts,and from the markets and from groves and forests,from hills and mountains."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Then only will India awake, when hundreds of large-hearted men and women, giving up all desires of enjoying the luxuries of life, will long and exert themselves to their utmost, for the well being of the millions of their countrymen."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Those who work without any consciousness of their lower ego are not affected with evil, for they work for the good of the world. To work without motive, to work unattached, brings the highest bliss and freedom."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Your body is a weapon and consider it very strong. Consider your mind to be very strong as only with strong mind and body you will be able to cross the ocean of life. Have a strong faith in yourself, your body and mind."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "When you are doing any work, Do it as worship, as the highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Let the mind be cheerful but calm. Never let it run into excesses, because every excess will be followed by a reaction."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "Strength, strength, it is that we want so much in this life, for what we call sin and sorrow have all one cause, and that is our weakness. with weakness come ignorance, and with ignorance comes misery."
    Swami Vivekananda
  • "All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything."
    Swami Vivekananda
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