Religious icon - Swami Vivekananda

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Swami Vivekanda is respected throughout the world. His teachings still inspire the people who seek perfection in life.

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda is revered as one of the most dynamic spiritual leaders of India. He was the disciple of Sriramakrishna Paramahamsa. Vivekananda was known as Narain in his childhood. He used to be very inquisitive in his childhood. In his youth he searched for the right Guru and asked whomever he met whether they had seen God.

Sriramakrishna was the only Guru who replied that He saw God more clearly than the people present before him. Vivekananda became his disciple and helped to increase awareness about the Guru’s teachings.

Swami Vivekananda traveled far and wide. His famous Chicago address gained him many followers including the famous sister Nivedita. Swami Vivekananda established the Ramakrishna Math. The math continues to carry out activities like establishing schools and colleges which help to mould students into good citizens. Books and other products regarding Indian scriptures and culture are sold at cheap prices through their stores including online store .

Sayings of the Swami

A few sayings of Swami Vivekanada:
1. The powers of the mind are like rays of light dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine. This is our only means of knowledge.

2. For every weakening thought you have put into anybody’s head you will have to pay with compound interest.

3. This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

4. There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing.

5. The best leader is one who leads like the baby. The baby though apparently depending on everyone is the king of the house.

6. All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that; do not believe that you are weak. Stand up and express the divinity within you.

Source: Education For Character by Swami Vivekanada published by the Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad-500 029.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
20th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you for this wonderful article, Deeps, and for including Swami Vivekenanda's inspiring messages.

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author avatar Prasul Surendran
20th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you for rediscovering his values :)

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author avatar jayababy
20th Jun 2011 (#)

Nice to remember Swami Vivekananda.

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author avatar Buzz
20th Jun 2011 (#)

Very nice share, deeps. Thanks.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
20th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you all for your kind response.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
20th Jun 2011 (#)

Well done deeps, thank you!

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
20th Jun 2011 (#)

thank you dear

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
20th Jun 2011 (#)

Swami Vivekanada lived only 39 years but he revolutionized the spiritual thinking the world over.

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author avatar Maria Malone
21st Jun 2011 (#)

Interesting and inspiring, thanks Deeps!

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
22nd Jun 2011 (#)

thank you rath , Maria, for reading it.

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author avatar Songbird B
22nd Jun 2011 (#)

What a great share, Deeps, and those inspirational messages are just amazing... Thank you for bringing this man to my attention..

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
22nd Jun 2011 (#)

welcome, he still inspires me songbird with his sayings, especially when i am down

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author avatar PSRemeshChandra
24th Jun 2011 (#)

Vivekananda, or Narendra in his earlier years was the greatest cultural ambassador that India sent to the West. When he rose to speak in the World Congress of Religions in Chicago, U.S.A., everyone thought it was another saffron-clad ascetic going to make a monotonous speech. But his opening words, the famous 'Brothers and Sisters of America' made the audience spell bound, captivated Chicago and wet people's eyes. It was a starting. A very learned and powerful mind in a healthy body-that was him. It was his speeches that roused India from its colonial sleepness. When he went to Kerala, perhaps the most literate state in India and saw the notorious caste system there, he did not hesitate to call Kerala an asylum. Truth in its boldness was his hall mark.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
25th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you for adding to this article, very true, kerala is still a mad house. it is the only state I suppose where women cannot safely travel. the xray looks make any righteous woman feel angry.

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author avatar vpaulose
26th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Deeps, it was the caste system that kept women on inhumn levels. They were not allowed even to wear blouse and cover their breasts.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
27th Jun 2011 (#)

yeah, but the 'modern' ladies are also partially responsible for rude behaviour. dressing inappropriately will incite rude behaviour and make it difficult for women in general.

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author avatar rama devi nina
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Namaste--how wonderful to see Swamiji's name here. Good quotes, Nice article.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Namaste dear sir, thank you for reading it and appreciating it. I do wish all spread the word about Swamiji in this world of hypocracy.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Oh dear read it as srimati

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
28th Jun 2011 (#)

Namaste dear, I guess there is something wrong with my keyboard, Thanks for dropping by

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