10 Inspirational Quotes From The Great Monk You Need To Know


New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Every year on January 12, people across India celebrate National Youth Day to honor the vision and work done by Swami Vivekanand. Born on January 12, 1863 as Narendra Nath Datta into an aristocratic Bengali Kayastha family, Swami Vivekananda was a scholar, spiritual leader and philosopher. Vivekananda was a disciple of Ramakrishna and learned that all living beings were an embodiment of the divine self; therefore, service to God could be rendered by service to humanity. After the death of his guru, Vivekanand renounced all worldly pleasures and became a monk. However, later he became one of the most intellectual philosophers in the world. As the nation celebrates Swami Vivekanand Jayanti today (January 12), here we have brought you some of his golden words, which are still relevant today. “The greatest religion is to be true to one’s own nature. Trust in yourself. “Truth may be stated in a thousand different ways, but each may be true.” “Strength is life, weakness is life. is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hate is death.” “You have to grow from within. No one can teach you, no one can make you spiritual. There is no other master than your own soul. “Talk to each other once a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an intelligent person in this world.” “The great secret of real success, of real happiness, is this: the man or the woman who asks for no return, the perfectly selfless person, is the most successful.” “Be the servant while leading. Be selfless. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.” “In a day, when you encounter no problems – you can be sure that you are traveling a wrong path” “In a conflict between heart and brain, follow your heart . “Take an idea.” Make this idea your life; dream of it; think about it; live on this idea. Let the brain, the body, the muscles, the nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is how great spiritual giants are produced.


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