Vivekananda Quote 19 Complete Works – Volume 1 It is our duty to do that work which will exalt and ennoble us in accordance with the ideals and activities of the society in which we are born. But it must be particularly remembered that the same ideals and activities do not prevail in all societies […]
You are browsing archives for
Category: Swami Vivekananda Quotes
Vivekananda Quote 18 Complete Works – Volume 1 It is the worker who is attached to results that grumbles about the nature of the duty which has fallen to his lot; to the unattached worker all duties are equally good. To the grumbler all duties are distasteful; nothing will ever satisfy him, and his whole […]
Vivekananda Quote 17 Complete Works – Volume 1 We should always try to see the duty of others through their own eyes, and never judge the customs of other people by our own standard. I am not the standard of the universe. I have to accommodate myself to the world, and not the world to […]
Vivekananda Quote 16 Complete Works – Volume 1 If we were really unattached, we should escape all the pain of vain expectation, and could cheerfully do good work in the world. Never will unhappiness or misery come through work done without attachment.
Vivekananda Quote 15 Complete Works – Volume 1 We should not hate anyone. This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer. The world is a grand moral gymnasium wherein we have all to take exercises so […]
Vivekananda Quote 14 Complete Works – Volume 1 Life is good or evil according to the state of mind in which we look at it, it is neither by itself. Fire, by itself, is neither good nor evil. When it keeps us warm we say, “How beautiful is fire!” When it burns our fingers, we […]
Vivekananda Quote 13 Complete Works – Volume 1 Work for work’s sake. There are some who work for work’s sake, who do not care for name, or fame, or even to go to heaven. They work just because good will come of it. If a person works without any selfish motive in view, does he […]
Vivekananda Quote 12 Complete Works – Volume 6 Be unselfish. What this means is – that you are part of me, and I of you… in hurting you I hurt myself, and in helping you I help myself. We cannot leave one of our fellow beings without helping him, that in this good consists my […]
Vivekananda Quote 11 Work and its Secret Complete Works – Volume 6 The lower the animal, the more is its enjoyment in the senses, the more it lives in the senses. Civilization, true civilization, should mean the power of taking the animal-man out of his sense-life – by giving him visions and tastes of planes […]
Vivekananda Quote 10 Work and its Secret Complete Works – Volume 6 Everybody is hypnotised already. The work of attaining freedom, of realising one’s real nature, consists in de-hypnotisation. One thing to be remembered is that we are not gaining powers at all. We have them already. The whole process of growth is de-hypnotisation.
Vivekananda Quote 9 Work and its Secret Complete Works – Volume 6 Never quarrel about religion. All quarrels and disputations concerning religion simply show that spirituality is not present. Religious quarrels are always over the husks. When purity, when spirituality goes, leaving the soul dry, quarrels begin, and not before.
Vivekananda Quote 8 Work and its Secret Complete Works – Volume 6 All regulations in eating, practicing, etc., are all right so long as they are complementary to a spiritual aspiration; but they are not ends in themselves; they are only helps.