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Enlightenment – a journey within through service

Quotes

“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.”

“The work of the Lord does not wait for the like of you or me. He can raise His worlers from the dust by hundresds and by thousands. It is a glory and a priviledhe that we are allowed to work at all under Him.”

“Religion alone is all that we have and mean to have.”

“ब्रह्माण्ड कि सारी शक्तियां पहले से हमारी हैं. वो हमीं हैं जो अपनी आँखों पर हाँथ रख लेते हैं और फिर रोते हैं कि कितना अन्धकार है!”

“That is religion which makes us realize the Unchangeable One, and that is the religion for every one.”

“Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.”

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

“Religion cannot be swallowed in the form of a pill. It requires hard and constant practice.”

“Realise your true nature. That is all there is to do. Know yourself as you are—infinite spirit. That is practical religion. Everything else is impractical, for everything else will perish.”

“Books never make religions, but religions make books. We must not forget that.”

“The Universe will help us achieve our vision & mission if it is good for Humanity” – Dr. H. P. Kanoria

“To live and let live in Peace & Love.”

“Be drunk with Love, Peace & Services.”

“Bliss in Service to Humanity.”

“Living for others is living for self.”

“Awaken the inner power within You and convert to God.”

“Spirituality balances the trinity of Power, Money and Authority.”

“Let us arise awaken and work hard till death to serve Humanity.”

“God Is Watching”

“Numbers do not count, nor does wealth or poverty, a handful of men can throw the world off its hinges, provided they are united in thought, word and deed.”

“Men, men, these are wanted; everything else will be ready, but strong, vigorous, believing young men, sincere to the backbone are wanted.”

“It may be that I shall find it good to get outside of body-to cast it off like a disused garment. But I shall not cease to work! I shall inspire men everywhere, until the world shall know that it is one with God.”

“Let us work hard, my brethren; this is no time for sleep. On our work depends the coming of the India of the future. She is only sleeping. Arise, and awake, and see her seated on her eternal throne, rejuvenated, more glorious than she ever was, this motherland of ours.”

“Look upon every man, woman and every one as God. You cannot help anyone, you can only serve; serve the children of the Lord; serve the Lord Himself, if you have the privilege. If the Lord grants that you can help any one of His children, blessed you are.”

“The practice of meditation leads to mental concentration. The more the power of concentration , the greater the knowledge that is acquired. The difference in their power of concentration also constitutes the difference between man and man.”

“Who are you to solve women’s problem? Are you the Lord God that you should rule over every widow and every woman? Hands Off! They will solve their own problem s. Educate your women first and leave them to themselves, then they will tell you what reform are necessary for them.”

“Religion, arts, science, home- keeping, cooking, sewing, hygiene- the simple essential points in these subjects ought to be taught to our women. All other training should be secondary to religion. Religious training, the formation of character and observance of the vow of celibacy- they should be attended to.”

“Teach yourselves, teach everyone his real nature, call upon the sleeping soul and see how it awakes. Power will come, glory will come and everything that is excellent will come when the sleeping soul is aroused to self-conscious activity.”

“We must have life –building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.”

“The idea of womanhood in India is motherhood-that marvelous, unselfish, all-suffering ever forgiving mother. If the women are raised, then their children will, by their noble actions, glorify the name of the country. Then will culture, knowledge, power and devotion awaken in the land.”

“I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance.We believe not only in universal toleration but we accept all religion as true.”

“My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem like lions… They will spread from center to center, until we have covered the whole of India.”

- by Swami Vivekananda

We read many books, but that does not bring us knowledge. We may read all the Bibles in the world, but that will not give us religion. Theoretical religion is easy enough to get, any one may get that. What we want is practical religion.

- by Swami Vivekananda

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”

- by Swami Vivekananda

“The only true teacher is he who can immediately come down to the level of the student and transfer his soul to the student’s soul and see through the student’s eyes and hear through his ears and understand through his mind. Such a teacher can really teach and none else.”

- by Swami Vivekananda

“If the Parliament of Religions has shown anything to the world it is this: It has proved to the world that holiness, purity and charity are not the exclusive possessions of any exalted character. In the face of this evidence, if anybody dreams of the exclusive survival of his own religion and the destruction of the others, I pity him from the bottom of my heart, and point out to him that upon the banner of every religion will soon be written inspite of their resistance: “Help and not Fight,” “ Assimilation and not Destruction,” “Harmony and Peace and not Dissension.”

- by Swami Vivekananda

“ Three things are necessary to make every man great, every nation great: 1. Conviction of the powers of goodness; 2. Absence of jealousy and suspicion; 3. Helping all who are trying to be and do good. The great secret is absence of jealousy. Be always ready to concede to the opinions of your brethren and try always to conciliate.”

- by Swami Vivekananda

“Work, work, work even unto death. Be useful, not only yogi.”