Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Datta was an Indian Hindu monk. He was the key person who introduced Yoga and Vedanta in the Western world. He contributed to the concept of nationalization and was the face for the revival of Hinduism in India. On one occasion in America (1894-1896) he said, “I do not come to convert you to a new belief. I want to teach you to I’ve the truth, to reveal the light within your own soul.” Vivekananda linked morality with the control of mind seeking truth, selflessness, purity as traits that strengthened it. He died in 1902 while meditating in his room. His disciples believed he had attained mahasamadhi. The rupture of his brain’s blood vessel was the cause of death. His disciples believed, that he attained brahmamrandra (an opening in the crown of his head). Vivekananda’s prophecy of not living forty years, had unfortunately come true.

The reason for every misunderstanding is that we see people as we are and not as they are.

Take up one idea, make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of it, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

 

Always try to represent yourself as happy, because initially, it becomes your look. Gradually it becomes your habit and finally, it becomes your personality.

 

He who struggles is better than he who never attempts.

 

Who is helping you, don’t forget them.

Who is loving you, don’t hate them.

Who is believing in you, don’t cheat them.

The great secret of true success, of true happiness is this:

the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person is the most successful.

 

Strength is life, Weakness is death.

Expansion is life, Contraction is death.

Love is life, hatred is death


 

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