Swami Vivekananda (another name Narendra Nath Datta) was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was the founder of Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math.
Swami Vivekananda was born on 12 January 1863 into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta and was naturally inclined towards spirituality. He died on 4 July 1902 at the age of 49 while meditating.
He played the main part in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He is well-known for his speech which began as, “Sisters and brothers of America …,” in which he introduced Hinduism.
National Youth Day is observed in India annually on his Birthday. Following are the profound Swami Vivekananda sayings to brighten your day.
Swami Vivekananda Quotes
“Like me or Hate me, both are in my favor, If you like me I am in your Heart, If you hate me I am in your mind.”
“By the study of different religions we find that in essence they are one. ” » Swami Vivekananda Ramakrishnavivekananda.info
“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.”
“Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals place them day and night before you and out of that will come great work.”
“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
“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.”
“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.”
“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”
“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
“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.”
“Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject as poison.”
“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”
“Relationships are more important than life , but it is important for those relationships to have life in them.”
“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.”
“3 Golden Rules from Swami Vivekananda: Who is Helping You, Don’t Forget them. Who is Loving you, Don’t Hate them . Who is Believing you, Don’t Cheat them.” » Swami Vivekananda
“GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.”
“Talk to yourself at least once in a Day.. Otherwise you may miss a meeting with an Excellent person in this World.” Speakingtree.in
“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