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