Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday and favourite quotes

Swami Vivekananda was a man with a mind much before his times. His words and beliefs are inspiring and stands true even today. For me, Vivekananda’s clarity about human nature, life and it’s meaning holds special significance.

He spoke about God, religion, success, life, death, failure and all things which matter.Life and death are an illusion. Our life here on earth can be best lived with sincerity. When you try your best in everything, God automatically gives you a reason to smile.But did you know he was a nonbeliever in his early life?It was his association with Sri Ramakrishna that changed his world view.

Persistence, patience, and sincerity can truly help you achieve everything you want in life. Life, after all, is for a living. For living well. People will remember you years after your mortals self is gone, only when you make a difference. 

Do you want to know how you can make a difference? Reading the works of Swami Vivekananda is the first step.

When it comes to inspiring quotes  the following 33 by Vivekananda are my favorite

Do not figure out big plans at first, but, begin slowly, feel your ground and proceed up and up.

Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none.

Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause.

It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.

Who is Helping You, Don’t Forget them.Who is Loving you, Don’t Hate them .Who is Believing you, Don’t Cheat them.

Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject as poison. Click To Tweet
Swami Vivekananda motivational quote

Swami Vivekananda motivational quote

 

Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work— this is the only way. Click To Tweet

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, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.

Talk to yourself at least once in a Day.. Otherwise, you may miss a meeting with an EXCELLENT person in this World.

Relationships are more important than life, but it is important for those relationships to have life in them.

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.

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. 

 

Swami Vivekananda Motivational quote

Swami Vivekananda Motivational quote

By the study of different religions, we find that in essence, they are one.

Man never dies, nor is he ever born; bodies die, but he never dies. Click To Tweet

Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.

Never mind the struggles, the mistakes. I never heard a cow tell a lie, but it is only a cow— never a man. So never mind these failures, these little backslidings;  hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more 

Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals place them day and night before you and out of that will come great work.

Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.

Swami Vivekananda inspiring quotes

Swami Vivekananda inspiring quotes

Perfect sincerity, holiness, gigantic intellect, and all-conquering will. Let only a handful of men work with these, and the whole world will be revolutionized.

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

We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.

Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be; if you think yourselves impure, impure you will be; if you think yourselves pure, pure you will be.

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

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached. Click To Tweet

The earth is enjoyed by heroes”— this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear”.

The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength.

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

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.

Come out into the broad open light of day, come out from the little narrow paths, for how can the infinite soul rest content to live and die in small ruts? Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God.

Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind.

Persevere on, my brave lads, We have only just begun. Never despond! Never say enough!

Purity, perseverance, and energy these three I want.

To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. ‘I will drink the ocean’, says the persevering soul, ‘at my will mountains will crumble up.’ Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal.

 

Reference:

https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Complete_Works_of_Swami_Vivekananda

Post Updated Jan 12th 2019

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  1. These quotes have made my day. My favorite one “Take courage and work on”. I always believe in it. Whatever may happen, we have to be steady and work on with patience.