"Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin – to say that you are weak, or others are weak."
"Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear."
Very special quotes from a very very special monk who once lived on this earth : Swami Vivekananda. Its his birthday tomorrow (12th Jan). What an inspiration his life is. He simplified whole essence of complex Vedanta and inspired millions of souls. Just like the sound of "big-bang" still circling in our universe, spoken words and messages of Swami Vivekananda keep circling and inspiring souls of several generations even after his physical demise. For more on this greatest monk of mankind: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Vivekananda
What a fantastic individual with a strong body, sharp mind and an insurmountable spiritual knowledge. Irrespective of your belief and origin, just spend couple of hours reading his life story and his writings, you would appreciate the time spent and enormous positive energy he would bring out of you. Lets celebrate Birthday of this special monk by remembering his message to humanity......Happy youth day.......................
"Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true."
"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. "
"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. "
"Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God."
"The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him -- that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free."
"It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world -- that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you are not understanding it in the right light. throw the burden on yourselves! "