Swami Vivekanand, born on January 12, 1863, was the main disciple of spiritual guru “Ramakrishna Paramahamsa”. He had a keen interest in spirituality and religion since early childhood. The spiritual pioneer founded the Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math, which provided the basic teachings of spirituality all over the world and due to his courageous yet humble words he was given the title of “A marvel of oratorical powers”. The Indian philosopher and yogi played an important role in the Hindu reform movement in India and introduced Indian darsanas “and yoga” to the Western world. The scholar was well acquainted with history, philosophy, literature and religion. He participated in various spiritual and religious conferences to spread the message of Humanity, Peace and Divinity. Born in Calcutta, Swami Vivekanand represented India at the World’s Religions Parliament Conference in 1893 in Chicago. He delivered a courageous speech based on the agenda, “All religions are different paths leading to the one Lord”. His powerful words at the conference are remembered to this day, with the day becoming the most important event of his life. His message, “Get up, wake up and don’t stop until the goal is achieved,” led young people down a promising path and inspired many. Every year his birthday is marked as National Youth Day across India. Due to the monk’s powerful religious beliefs, real teachings, thoughts and efforts for the welfare of society, he is also known as the “honor of mankind”. Swami Vivekanand died at the age of 39 on July 4, 1902. His contributions to society are immense and deserve to be remembered. On his death anniversary, here are some of Swami Vivekanand’s “Words of Wisdom”: “We are what our thoughts have made us, so be careful what you think”. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. “The greatest religion is to be true to one’s own nature. trust yourself. “Never say no, never say, I can’t; Because you are infinite. All the power is within you. You can do anything.’ “Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.” ‘There is no spiritual master other than your own soul.’ Disclaimer: This content is written by an external agency. The views expressed herein are those of the respective authors/entities and do not represent the views of Economic Times (ET). ET does not guarantee, vouch for or endorse any of its content and is not responsible for it in any way. Please take all necessary steps to ensure that the information and content provided is correct, updated and verified. ET hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the report and its contents.